Adam Golodner. Adam Golodner is the Director, Global Security and Technology Policy for Cisco Systems, Inc. Adam works collaboratively across Cisco to help direct Cisco's public policy for security with governments, thought leaders, partners and others. He helps advance Cisco's strong commitment to security, and works on a strategic focus for security as a means of enhancing productivity, efficiency, and competitive advantage for Cisco's customers.
Before joining Cisco, Adam was the Associate Director for Policy of the Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College, where he focused on security and technology, and public policy at the intersection of technology, economics and law. He is also the former Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. As Joel I. Klein's Chief of Staff, he worked on mergers, enforcement matters, and competition policy -- focusing on technology, telecoms, media, regulated industries, international and intellectual property issues. Adam has served on: the President's E-Commerce Working Group; the Vice President's National Information Infrastructure (NII) Task Force; the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Telecommunications Committee; the U.S. Delegation to the WTO, Seattle Round; and the Department of Justice's Privacy Council.
Prior to academia and government service, he was a partner in a Denver, Colorado law firm and practiced corporate law. Adam graduated from The Colorado College, with honors, and the University of Colorado School of Law, where he was Articles editor of the Law Review.
Edward Granger-Happ. Edward Granger-Happ is
the chief information officer at Save the Children, where he has worked for the past seven years. During his first year at Save the Children, in March 2001, he presented a paper to Cisco on “Wiring the Virtual Village,” which became the basis for NetHope, a consortium of 20 international relief, development and conservation nonprofits focused on communications technology and collaboration, which he chairs.
Before joining Save the Children, he was a senior partner and founder of HP
Management Decisions Ltd., a management consultancy, and has held a variety of corporate management positions, to the senior vice president and general manager level, with Wall Street data providers, service and software product companies.
His thirty years of professional experience include all facets of managing information
services and high technology businesses, including general management with P&L
responsibility, operations, product management, sales, marketing, customer service,
human resources management, technical consulting, manufacturing, and both software
and hardware development.
In 2007, the editors of eWEEK, CIO Insight, and Baseline selected Ed as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in IT and one of the Top 100 CIOs.
Sam Kinney. Sam Kinney brings a history of innovation and success to Right Hand Manager. He was co-founder of FreeMarkets, Inc., the company that "marketized" industrial sourcing through the use of online negotiation technology, beginning with real-time online purchasing auctions. In his tenure with FreeMarkets, he participated in technology development, strategy, marketing, customer service, and helped to lead its record-setting IPO in 1999. He was a frequent expert lecturer at industry conferences, government hearings, and academic gatherings. He is co-inventor of numerous patented and patent-pending technologies at FreeMarkets. Prior to FreeMarkets, he served as a budget director for a manufacturing firm, and twice as a management consultant, with McKinsey & Company and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.
Sam holds an MBA with highest distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Blair LaCorte is an operating partner at the Texas Pacific Group, where he participates in both the investment process and the transformation of companies that the team invests in globally. Previously he was the executive vice president of Business Development and Marketing at Savi Technology, a private, venture backed network solutions provider. Savi is a world leader in developing RFID technologies to track and manage assets throughout the global supply chain. Blair founded Savi's Network Services Business and created the Smart and Secure Trade Lanes (SST) initiative, the largest industry sponsored global container tracking and security network. Savi was sold to Lockheed Martin.
Prior to Savi, Blair was senior vice president of Strategy and E-commerce at VerticalNet. He was also an EIR at Internet Capital Group, which became one of the first publicly traded venture funds. Prior to that he was President of CADIS, a private venture backed Software Company focused on electronic publishing and procurement in the B2B markets, and held various executive positions at AutoDesk, the largest CAD and visualization Software Company.
Blair received a bachelor's degree from the University of Maine, and holds an FMP degree from General Electric and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Blair has been honored with numerous industry awards, including being named "Top Ten Business Marketers" by Business Marketing and Advertising Age. Blair sits on the Board of the Graduate Business Foundation as well as the MBA Board at Dartmouth College.
Dave Margulius is an analyst and consultant focused on the enterprise technology marketplace, specifically CIO priorities and how organizations are creating business value with information technology. His firm, Enterprise Insight, is based in San Francisco.
A frequent moderator of CIO roundtables and speaker at industry events, Dave is a member of the Board of Directors of Silicon Valley’s Churchill Club, and a regular contributor to IDG’s InfoWorld.com. He’s also involved in a number of new technology ventures as co-founder, advisor, or board member, including The Collectors Weekly and Merced Systems. And for the past several years, he has worked with the Center for Digital Strategies in developing and facilitating its Roundtables on Digital Strategies series.
Before founding Enterprise Insight, Dave held management and marketing roles with several Internet-related companies including Netscape, Evite Inc., and Kontiki. He also co-founded The Boston Globe’s internet subsidiary, Boston.com, now one of the top ten newspaper sites. Dave holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a Computer Science degree from Brown University.
John Marshall. John Marshall has spent the last 14 years advising CEOs and CMOs of the Fortune 500 in transforming their marketing and customer strategies. As EVP and Global Head of Strategy at Digitas, the largest independent marketing services organization, John developed and grew the company's 200 person marketing and technology strategy group. At Digitas, as well as a partner at Mercer Management Consulting, John has been responsible for developing strategies at companies such as Microsoft, Fedex, Brunswick, LL Bean, American Express, and Whirlpool. His particular area of expertise is the role of technology in transforming the marketing function. A former venture capitalist and technology analyst, he has significant experience in capital markets, new technology venture development, and value-based management. He is the author, with David Kenny, of "Contextual Marketing: The Real Business of the Internet," which appeared in the Harvard Business Review, as well as "The Digital Enterprise" and, published by the "HBR on Marketing."
A chartered financial analyst and a graduate of Princeton University, John earned his MBA with Distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and moderator of industry panels. He has moderated two roundtables in the center's Thought Leadership roundtable series, "Channel Management Strategies" in 2002 and "Enabling a Customer-Focused Organization" in 2003.
Mark Lange. Mark Lange is the CEO of TipMarks, Inc., an early-stage web commerce venture. He has launched enterprise web applications in two companies acquired for a total of $160 million, delivered the best first-year revenue and volume performances in the history of new product introductions at PeopleSoft, and grown a line of business for SAP America by 42% in a single year (and 26% in year two).
Mark began his career in Washington, D.C. After serving as Chief Speechwriter to two cabinet members in the Reagan administration, in 1988 he was appointed to the White House as a speechwriter to President George H.W. Bush, where he wrote the first oval office address to the nation during the Persian Gulf Crisis, and the 1991 State of the Union address.
After earning an MBA from Stanford, Mark ran acquisitions for K-III, a KKR private equity fund, where he directed $445 million in deals for information and database companies before moving into operating roles. Mark currently serves on the board for HumanConcepts, Inc. and the Workforce Institute. His columns have run in the New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor, where his work was named “Best Series” by the Association of Opinion Page Editors in 2008.