Cloud Wars Expo 2023 Speakers

Rob Carter

EVP, Information Services

C-Level Executive Managing IT Transformation & Digital Supply Chain for multi billion dollar company. Entrepreneur - Supply Chain - Food & Beverage, Media & Entertainment Love the building process especially in a multi-continent, multi-vertical industry scope.

Maria Roat

Former US Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer

Cedric Wells

Director of IT

Philippe is an IT executive with over 20 years of experience in solution delivery and project management, in the information technology field.

Venkat Ramaswamy

PHD, Professor, Author Cloud & Co-Creation

Venkat Ramaswamy is Professor of Marketing at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He is a globally recognized thought leader, idea practitioner, and eclectic scholar with wide-ranging interests in innovation, strategy, marketing, branding, IT, operations, and the human side of the organization.

Aaron Back

VP, Principal Analyst, Acceleration Economy

Aaron Back (Bearded Analyst), VP / Principal Analyst for Acceleration Economy, focuses on empowering individuals and organizations with the information they need to make crucial decisions.

Ian Barkin

Best Selling Author & Bain Advisor

Bob Evans

Cloud Wars Founder, Co-Founder Acceleration Economy

Chief Content Officer and Co-Founder of the Acceleration Economy, Bob leads the strategic direction of the global analyst network and actively covers the Cloud and Digital Business categories. Creator of Cloud Wars Top 10, a ranking and ongoing analysis world's most-influential tech companies driving digital business and the digital economy.
Chris Hughes is an Acceleration Economy Analyst focusing on Cyber Security. Chris currently serves as the Co-Founder and CISO of Aquia. Chris has nearly 20 years of IT/Cybersecurity experience.

Christine Livingstone

Sr. Director Information Systems

Christopher Lochhead

Best Selling Author

Category Design is the most powerful (underground) skill in business. Category Designers introduce us to new ways of living, working and playing. They break new ground, make a big difference and in business, earn (on average) 76% of the total value created in the market category they design.
Acceleration Economy Analyst focused on business & technology strategy for the SMB CIO and the current CIO of Paragon Films, Kenny analyzes the impact of technology to drive business, process, and customer value for mid-market companies.

Wayne Sadin

CIO/CTO/CDO Acceleration Economy Analyst

Wayne Sadin, an Acceleration Economy Analyst focused on Board Strategy, has had a 30-year IT career spanning Logistics, Financial Services, Energy, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Direct-Response Marketing, Construction, Consulting, and Technology.

Tony Uphoff

Co-Founder Acceleration Economy

Tony currently serves as Senior Advisor to the CEO and executive team at Xometry, a publicly traded, on demand manufacturing marketplace. He most recently led the turn around, growth and successful sale of Thomasnet.com to Xometry in December of 2021 for $300m.

Scott Vaughan

3X CMO & Acceleration Economy Analyst

Scott Vaughan is an Acceleration Economy Analyst focusing on the Chief Marketing Officer and marketing's role and contribution to this massive business movement.