AMERICAS IT SUMMIT FEATURED SPEAKERS
Friday, April 22, 2016
Posted by: Salina Rivera
Jorge Titinger, President, CEO, Board Member, Silicon Graphics International (SGI)
Experienced executive with strong general management capabilities and many years of P&L responsibility. Significant experience in developing and executing strategies and implementing initiatives across many functional areas; from New Product Development, to Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, Customer Service and Support to Sales and Account Management. Mr. Titenger has been very successful in building effective teams that are both business process and results oriented. His broad management experience includes P&L management in both large and start-up companies.
Therace Risch, EVP, Chief Information Officer, JC Penney
Therace Risch joined JCPenney in December 2015, as executive vice president and Chief Information Officer. She is responsible for the overall vision, strategic direction and tactical execution of all information technology systems.
Prior to joining the Company, Risch served as executive vice president and Chief Information Officer at COUNTRY Financial, an insurance and investment services provider based in Bloomington, Illinois. In her role, she was responsible for all aspects of strategy, planning, security and support of technology capabilities serving over one million households and businesses. Previously, she spent 10 years at Target Corporation in a variety of technology roles of increasing responsibility, including her last position as vice president of technology delivery services, responsible for the end-to-end execution of technology programs for stores, merchandising, supply chain and other business functions. Risch holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Ripon College in Wisconsin and a mini MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Gary Eppinger, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Corporate Privacy Officer, Carnival Corporation.
Visionary and goal oriented IT Senior Executive with demonstrated experience in global strategic planning, complex infrastructure, business alignment, IT transformation, enterprise security and business applications for Fortune 100 manufacturing, insurance, retail and medical equipment/pharmaceutical companies. Consistently aligning IT teams to exceed strategic business objectives. Specialize in motivating and enriching staff teams worldwide to ensure the most effective productivity. Mr. Eppinger’s other specialties include cyber-security, cloud security, and organizational leadership.