Gloria Cordes Larson is President of Bentley University. Ms. Larson served as Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Affairs, Massachusetts Secretary of Consumer Affairs, and Chairman of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. She served as a Deputy Director of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission. She was a partner of Foley, Hoag and Eliot LLP, a law firm. Ms. Larson holds several board positions. Ms. Larson graduated from Vassar College and earned her law degree at the University of Virginia.
Dick LeFave is Independent IT Consultant and corporate board member. Mr. LeFave, CIO level advisory service, specializes in helping organizations in IT transformation and M&A implementation. Dick’s experience includes over 25 years at the CIO level and 35 years in various IT executive positions. Dick worked with AMDOCS, Ciena, Nextel, Sprint, and Southern New England Telephone.
Jim Loehr is a performance psychologist, co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, and author of numerous books, including The Power of Story and The Power of Full Engagement.
Jennifer Lynch is Communication Manager for The Standish Group. Jennifer’s expertise is to create and execute an industry, press and customer communications strategy designed to increase the visibility and awareness of The Standish Group, its products, services, and corporate citizenship initiatives.
Tobey B. Marzouk is a partner in the Washington DC law firm, Marzouk and Perry. Tobey specializes in software project law. He has lectured extensively on information technology law and has authored three books on software and computer law, as well as numerous articles in national and international trade and legal journals. Mr. Marzouk received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.
The Good Mate Workshops provide a platform for individual team mates to improve their relationship skills. In these workshops, Evan Sorensen and Jim Johnson present an overview of over 65 years of research from The Standish Group (on project team performance) as well as the Gottman Institute (on personal relationships). The workshop will highlight our new book The Good Mate: How Understanding Team Relationships Can Make You Happier and More Productive. This workshop is neither a team-building exercise nor a technical workshop. It is focused only on how individual team mates can develop better relationship skills for cohesive, productive, and happier teams.
Prof.dr.ing. Hans Mulder MSc BA is Standish European research director and professor at the Antwerp Management School. As the founder of his own company, Venture Informatisering Adviesgroep, he is on the management and executive boards of various IT companies. He is regularly engaged as an IT expert when conflicts between companies need to be resolved in or out of court.
Raj Nathan was the senior vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Solutions Division at SAP/Sybase, where he was responsible for strategic oversight of the company's core database and middleware business. Prior to Sybase, Dr. Nathan was a senior vice president at Siemens Pyramid. Dr. Nathan holds a PhD and a master's degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State University.
Mike Nemerowski was the CEO of Sungard Securities Processing. Mike specialized and was a pioneer in creating real-time trade matching as an integral step in attaining true straight-through processing. This enables his customers to mitigate risk and eliminate archaic processes. Prior to his untimely death, Mike was an accomplished professional in the design, development, and management of complex mission critical systems that automate the entire securities processing lifecycle.
Eric Newcomer is the Chief Architect for Citi’s Treasury and Trade Services. Before Citi, Eric was Chief Architect for the Investment Banking IT Division at Credit Suisse. Mr. Newcomer was the CTO at IONA Technologies, which specializes in Object Request Brokers. Mr. Newcomer was also a Consulting Engineer at Digital Equipment/Compaq Computer.