The Technology Executive Council Summit will convene TEC members to discuss digital transformation, technology leadership, and critical technology themes debated throughout the year, and will look ahead to what’s next in 2020.

TEC is the premiere council of technology executives assembled exclusively by CNBC. This is an all-new, event-led CNBC editorial initiative, presenting an ongoing discussion focused on how companies employ breakthrough technologies to solve problems and power growth, designed to capture the collaborative spirit of successful organizations and surface best practices of transformative organizations.

From corporations — public and private — to nonprofits and government entities, the CNBC Technology Executive Council comprises top tech executives who are transforming organizations by leveraging innovation and disruption.

Summit audience includes TEC members across a wide range of industries and companies, technology stakeholders in the government and nonprofit sectors, academics, business leaders, and technology influencers.

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SPEAKERS

Nikesh
Arora

Palo Alto Networks

Nikesh Arora is CEO and Chairman of Palo Alto Networks.

Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora joined as chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in June 2018. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Nikesh served as president and chief operating officer of SoftBank Group Corp. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Google, Inc. during a 10-year span, including senior vice president and chief business officer, president of global sales operations and business development, and president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Google, Nikesh held the role of chief marketing officer for the T-Mobile International Division of Deutsche Telekom AG. He was chief executive officer and founder of T-Motion PLC, which merged with T-Mobile International in 2002.

Nikesh serves on the board of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A., a public Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company, and Tipping Point, a non-profit organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area. Previously, he served on the boards of SoftBank Group Corp., Sprint Corp., Colgate-Palmolive Inc. and Yahoo! Japan, among others. He holds an M.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University, an M.S. in finance from Boston College and a B. Tech. in electrical engineering from the Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University.

Mike
Cuddy

Toromont Industries

Mike Cuddy is Vice President and CIO of Toromont Industries.

Mike Cuddy

Mike Cuddy is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Toromont Industries.

Alan
Davidson

Mozilla

Alan Davidson is VP of Global Policy, Trust and Security for Mozilla.

Alan Davidson

Alan Davidson is Vice President of Global Policy, Trust and Security for Mozilla. He is responsible for leading Mozilla’s public policy work promoting an open Internet and a healthy web around the world. He also supervises a trust and security team promoting innovative privacy and security features that put people in control of their online lives.

Prior to Mozilla, Alan was a Senior Program Fellow with New America in Washington D.C., and a Mozilla Fellow. Until early 2017 he served as the first Director of Digital Economy at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he led the Department’s efforts on Internet and digital economy policy.

Earlier, Alan opened Google’s public policy office in Washington D.C. and scaled its policy team in the US. He led the company’s public policy and government relations efforts in North and South America for seven years. He has also held a number of public interest leadership roles, serving as Director of New America’s Open Technology Institute and early in his career as Associate Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Alan holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science and a Master’s degree in technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a member of the D.C. Bar.

Michelle
Garvey

J. Crew

Michelle Garvey if CIO and Deputy Chief Transformation Officer of J. Crew/

Michelle Garvey

Michelle Garvey joined J Crew in 2016, and currently serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Information Officer. The J Crew group is an internationally recognized omni-channel retailer of women's, men's and children's apparel, shoes and accessories. The J. Crew Group makes timeless clothes that last a lifetime paired with of-the-moment styles, and as of March 20, 2019, the Company operates 202 J.Crew retail stores, 131 Madewell stores, jcrew.com, jcrewfactory.com, madewell.com, and 174 factory stores (including 42 J.Crew Mercantile stores).

Michelle graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Civil Engineering and continued at Cornell to earn her MBA at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. After starting her career with Andersen Consulting, Michelle focused on information technology roles with such iconic retailers as Brooks Brothers, Crate and Barrel, and Ann Taylor. She is a strategic and transformational digital technology executive who drives improved profitability through delivery of innovative technology solutions. Michelle prides herself on modeling collaboration across business units and functional disciplines, while motivating teams to deliver high value results the right way.

Recent Industry honors include being named by CIO Magazine to the CIO Hall of Fame, being named one of the Top 10 Women in Retail Tech by Chain Store Age Magazine, and appointment as an HMG Strategy "Top Executive to Watch" for 2019.

Michelle is an active board member of the Fairfield County Community Foundation, working to make Fairfield County (CT) an ever more vital and inclusive community where every person has the opportunity to thrive. She is a past board chair of the Unitarian Church in Westport, and a past treasurer and board member of the Wonderland Wizards Youth Hockey organization. She is active in causes encouraging STEM education and careers for girls, diversity in the workplace, and leadership development. Michelle is a frequent speaker at industry and technology events.

She has been married to Luke Garvey, a psychotherapist in private practice, since 1982. Michelle and Luke live in Connecticut, and have two adult children who live and work nearby.

Theresia
Gouw

aCrew Capital

Theresia Gouw is Founding Partner of aCrew Capital and Co-Founder of Aspect Ventures.

Theresia Gouw

Theresia Gouw is a founding Partner of aCrew Capital, an early stage venture capital firm that recently spun out from Aspect Ventures. In 2014, Theresia co-founded Aspect Ventures where she served as a Partner and led early investments in Cato Networks, Deserve, Exabeam, The Muse, Crew, ShieldX and PredictHQ. Prior to Aspect, Theresia was a Managing General Partner at Accel.

Theresia been fortunate to work with many successful companies through IPOs or acquisitions including: Forescout (FSCT), Imperva (IMPV), Trulia (TRLA), Hotel Tonight (Airbnb), Astro (Slack; WORK), LearnVest (Northwestern Mutual), Jasper Design (CDNS) and Kosmix (WMT).

As an entrepreneur, Theresia was founding VP of Business Development and Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company that provided SaaS to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software industry. Earlier, she worked at Bain & Company and as a product manager at Silicon Graphics. Theresia graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and received her MBA from Stanford University.
Theresia is a first-generation immigrant and a passionate supporter of educational causes and increasing diversity in the tech industry. Theresia was named to Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list, has been recognized 8 times on the Forbes Midas List, including 2019, was named one of the 40 most influential minds in tech by Time Magazine, as well as being named to the Carnegie Corporation’s annual Distinguished Immigrants list.

Chris
Kelly

Former Facebook

Chris Kelly is Former Chief Privacy Officer and First General Counsel of Facebook.

Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly is Former Chief Privacy Officer and First General Counsel of Facebook.

Brad
Keywell

Uptake

Brad Keywell is CEO and Founder of Uptake.

Brad Keywell

Brad Keywell is a lifelong entrepreneur and co-founder of seven technology companies, a cultural curator of innovation platforms, and a philanthropist.

Brad was named the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2019.

He is the founder and CEO of Uptake Technologies, an Industrial AI software platform harnessing predictive analytics to deliver outcomes of increased productivity, reliability, safety, and cybersecurity to global industry.
Uptake was named “Startup of the Year” in 2015 by Forbes, has been a CNBC Disruptor for three years (2019, 2018, 2017), and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

Imran
Khan

Verishop

Imran Khan is CEO and Co-founder of Verishop and former Chief Strategy Officer of Snap.

Imran Khan

Imran Khan is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Verishop, an e-commerce company built with the mission to help its brand partners thrive. Prior to that, Imran served as Snap Inc.’s Chief Strategy Officer, where he oversaw the company’s corporate strategy, revenue generation, business operations and partnerships. Under his leadership, Snap’s annual revenue run rate increased to $1.2 billion from zero in less than four years.

Previously, Imran was a Managing Director and Head of Global Internet Investment Banking at Credit Suisse where he advised on more than $45 billion-worth of Internet M&A and financing transactions. Before joining Credit Suisse, Imran held the role of Managing Director and Head of Global Internet Research at JPMorgan Chase.

SPEAKERS

  • NIKESH ARORA

    Palo Alto Networks

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    NIKESH ARORA

    Nikesh Arora joined as chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in June 2018. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Nikesh served as president and chief operating officer of SoftBank Group Corp. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Google, Inc. during a 10-year span, including senior vice president and chief business officer, president of global sales operations and business development, and president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Google, Nikesh held the role of chief marketing officer for the T-Mobile International Division of Deutsche Telekom AG. He was chief executive officer and founder of T-Motion PLC, which merged with T-Mobile International in 2002.

    Nikesh serves on the board of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A., a public Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company, and Tipping Point, a non-profit organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area. Previously, he served on the boards of SoftBank Group Corp., Sprint Corp., Colgate-Palmolive Inc. and Yahoo! Japan, among others. He holds an M.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University, an M.S. in finance from Boston College and a B. Tech. in electrical engineering from the Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University.

  • MIKE CUDDY

    Toromont Industries

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    MIKE CUDDY

    Mike Cuddy is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Toromont Industries.

  • ALAN DAVIDSON

    Mozilla

    Read Bio ⟶

    ALAN DAVIDSON

    Alan Davidson is Vice President of Global Policy, Trust and Security for Mozilla. He is responsible for leading Mozilla’s public policy work promoting an open Internet and a healthy web around the world. He also supervises a trust and security team promoting innovative privacy and security features that put people in control of their online lives.

    Prior to Mozilla, Alan was a Senior Program Fellow with New America in Washington D.C., and a Mozilla Fellow. Until early 2017 he served as the first Director of Digital Economy at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he led the Department’s efforts on Internet and digital economy policy.

    Earlier, Alan opened Google’s public policy office in Washington D.C. and scaled its policy team in the US. He led the company’s public policy and government relations efforts in North and South America for seven years. He has also held a number of public interest leadership roles, serving as Director of New America’s Open Technology Institute and early in his career as Associate Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology.

    Alan holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science and a Master’s degree in technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a member of the D.C. Bar.

  • MICHELLE GARVEY

    J. Crew

    Read Bio ⟶

    MICHELLE GARVEY

    Michelle Garvey joined J Crew in 2016, and currently serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Information Officer. The J Crew group is an internationally recognized omni-channel retailer of women's, men's and children's apparel, shoes and accessories. The J. Crew Group makes timeless clothes that last a lifetime paired with of-the-moment styles, and as of March 20, 2019, the Company operates 202 J.Crew retail stores, 131 Madewell stores, jcrew.com, jcrewfactory.com, madewell.com, and 174 factory stores (including 42 J.Crew Mercantile stores).

    Michelle graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Civil Engineering and continued at Cornell to earn her MBA at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. After starting her career with Andersen Consulting, Michelle focused on information technology roles with such iconic retailers as Brooks Brothers, Crate and Barrel, and Ann Taylor. She is a strategic and transformational digital technology executive who drives improved profitability through delivery of innovative technology solutions. Michelle prides herself on modeling collaboration across business units and functional disciplines, while motivating teams to deliver high value results the right way.

    Recent Industry honors include being named by CIO Magazine to the CIO Hall of Fame, being named one of the Top 10 Women in Retail Tech by Chain Store Age Magazine, and appointment as an HMG Strategy "Top Executive to Watch" for 2019.

    Michelle is an active board member of the Fairfield County Community Foundation, working to make Fairfield County (CT) an ever more vital and inclusive community where every person has the opportunity to thrive. She is a past board chair of the Unitarian Church in Westport, and a past treasurer and board member of the Wonderland Wizards Youth Hockey organization. She is active in causes encouraging STEM education and careers for girls, diversity in the workplace, and leadership development. Michelle is a frequent speaker at industry and technology events.

    She has been married to Luke Garvey, a psychotherapist in private practice, since 1982. Michelle and Luke live in Connecticut, and have two adult children who live and work nearby.

  • THERESIA GOUW

    aCrew Capital

    Read Bio ⟶

    THERESIA GOUW

    Theresia Gouw is a founding Partner of aCrew Capital, an early stage venture capital firm that recently spun out from Aspect Ventures. In 2014, Theresia co-founded Aspect Ventures where she served as a Partner and led early investments in Cato Networks, Deserve, Exabeam, The Muse, Crew, ShieldX and PredictHQ. Prior to Aspect, Theresia was a Managing General Partner at Accel.

    Theresia been fortunate to work with many successful companies through IPOs or acquisitions including: Forescout (FSCT), Imperva (IMPV), Trulia (TRLA), Hotel Tonight (Airbnb), Astro (Slack; WORK), LearnVest (Northwestern Mutual), Jasper Design (CDNS) and Kosmix (WMT).

    As an entrepreneur, Theresia was founding VP of Business Development and Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company that provided SaaS to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software industry. Earlier, she worked at Bain & Company and as a product manager at Silicon Graphics. Theresia graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and received her MBA from Stanford University.
    Theresia is a first-generation immigrant and a passionate supporter of educational causes and increasing diversity in the tech industry. Theresia was named to Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list, has been recognized 8 times on the Forbes Midas List, including 2019, was named one of the 40 most influential minds in tech by Time Magazine, as well as being named to the Carnegie Corporation’s annual Distinguished Immigrants list.

  • CHRIS KELLY

    Former Facebook

    Read Bio ⟶

    CHRIS KELLY

    Chris Kelly is Former Chief Privacy Officer and First General Counsel of Facebook.

  • BRAD KEYWELL

    Uptake

    Read Bio ⟶

    BRAD KEYWELL

    Brad Keywell is a lifelong entrepreneur and co-founder of seven technology companies, a cultural curator of innovation platforms, and a philanthropist.

    Brad was named the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2019.

    He is the founder and CEO of Uptake Technologies, an Industrial AI software platform harnessing predictive analytics to deliver outcomes of increased productivity, reliability, safety, and cybersecurity to global industry.
    Uptake was named “Startup of the Year” in 2015 by Forbes, has been a CNBC Disruptor for three years (2019, 2018, 2017), and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

  • IMRAN KHAN

    Verishop

    Read Bio ⟶

    IMRAN KHAN

    Imran Khan is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Verishop, an e-commerce company built with the mission to help its brand partners thrive. Prior to that, Imran served as Snap Inc.’s Chief Strategy Officer, where he oversaw the company’s corporate strategy, revenue generation, business operations and partnerships. Under his leadership, Snap’s annual revenue run rate increased to $1.2 billion from zero in less than four years.

    Previously, Imran was a Managing Director and Head of Global Internet Investment Banking at Credit Suisse where he advised on more than $45 billion-worth of Internet M&A and financing transactions. Before joining Credit Suisse, Imran held the role of Managing Director and Head of Global Internet Research at JPMorgan Chase.

  • DAN LEWIS

    Convoy

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    DAN LEWIS

    Dan Lewis is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Convoy.

  • ANDREW NG

    Landing AI

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    ANDREW NG

    Andrew Ng is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Landing AI.

  • JON FORTT

    CNBC

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    JON FORTT

    Jon Fortt is co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk Alley" (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET) broadcast live from the New York Stock Exchange. Previously, he was an on-air editor based at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Fortt joined CNBC as technology correspondent in July 2010, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau where he covered the companies, start-ups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry. He also contributes to CNBC.com.

    He came to CNBC from Fortune magazine, where as a senior writer he covered both large technology companies— such as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft—and trends, including cloud computing and the smartphone revolution.

    Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0magazine where he produced the "What Works" section.

    From 1999 to 2006, Fortt wrote and edited at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's hometown newspaper. There he contributed to several efforts that won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

    As a personal technology writer, his coverage duties included Apple, Palm and Adobe. He also served in roles outside the business department, covering education, editing local news and developing technology strategy. As the newspaper's senior Web editor, he helped develop a blog and podcast network, managed the creation of multimedia projects and served on the board of the Associated Press Managing Editors.

    Fortt graduated from DePauw University as a Media Fellow, with a B.A. in English.

    Follow Jon Fortt on Twitter @jonfortt. Listen to his podcast, Fortt Knox.

  • TYLER MATHISEN

    CNBC

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    TYLER MATHISEN

    Tyler Mathisen co-anchors CNBC's "Power Lunch" (M-F, 1PM-3PM ET), one of the network's longest running program franchises. He is also Vice President, Events Strategy for CNBC, working closely with the network's events team to grow the rapidly expanding business.

    Previously, Mathisen was co-anchor of "Nightly Business Report," an award-winning evening business news program produced by CNBC for U.S. public television. In 2014, NBR was named best radio/TV show by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). Since joining CNBC in 1997, Mathisen has held a number of positions including managing editor of CNBC Business News, responsible for directing the network's daily content and coverage. He was also co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell."

    Mathisen has reported one-hour documentaries for the network including "Best Buy: The Big Box Fights Back," "Supermarkets Inc: Inside a $500 Billion Money Machine" and "Death: It's a Living." Mathisen was also host of the CNBC series "How I Made My Millions."

    Prior to CNBC, Mathisen spent 15 years as a writer, senior editor and top editor for Money magazine. Among other duties, he supervised the magazine's mutual funds coverage, its annual investment forecast issue and its expansion into electronic journalism, for which it won the first-ever National Magazine Award for New Media in 1997.

    In 1993, Mathisen won the American University-Investment Company Institute Award for Personal Finance Journalism for a televised series on "Caring for Aging Parents," which aired on ABC's "Good Morning America." Mathisen served as money editor of "GMA" from 1991 to 1997. He also won an Emmy Award for a report on the 1987 stock market crash that aired on New York's WCBS-TV.

    A native of Arlington,Va., Mathisen graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia.

AGENDA

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Registration & Networking

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Programming

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cocktails

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner & Programming

9:00 PM

Event Concludes

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