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Vice President, Technology - GEP
Date: Monday, May 11
Santosh is a Vice President for Technology at GEP. He has over 12 years of experience in managing large-scale procurement transformation engagements for leading Fortune 500 companies, including advisory and implementation services. He is adept at setting organizational priorities with CFOs, analyzing current state and gaps, developing potential solutions, building internal consensus and managing program execution. At GEP, Santosh is also responsible for developing new products and services to ensure client needs are met, by incorporating complex aspects of mobile interfaces, social media, cloud computing and big data. Santosh has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
President, SAP Procurement Solutions - SAP Ariba
Date: Wednesday, May 13
Chris Haydon leads SAP Procurement Solutions, focusing on customer success while defining end-to-end spend management solutions that drive differential business outcomes. For the past decade Chris has been a crucial part of SAP Ariba’s leadership, serving since 2017 as senior vice president of customer value and, prior to that, of solutions management. He has also been SAP Ariba’s chief strategy officer. In his current role, Chris is responsible for aligning procurement solutions across all functions at SAP to ensure successful outcomes for our customers. A tireless customer champion and passionate executive with over 20 years of experience in business network operations, product management, procurement, customer management, and strategy, Chris brings a wealth of expertise and thought leadership to the marketplace. He leads SAP’s procurement product strategy, portfolio, and product roadmap in close coordination with the Product Engineering team and works with the Commercial team to identify target markets and changing business requirements. Chris holds a Bachelor of Business degree in Information Management from the Queensland University of Technology.
President, Services Division, and Chief Security Officer - CrowdStrike
Date: Thursday, May 14
As President of CrowdStrike Services, Shawn leads a world-class team of cybersecurity professionals who aggressively and effectively investigate and mitigate targeted attacks on computer networks. Under his leadership, CrowdStrike has been engaged in significant proactive and incident response operations across every major commercial sector, protecting organizations' sensitive data and networks. Shawn retired as FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) in 2012, overseeing half of the FBI’s investigative operations, including all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, and the FBI’s critical incident response to major investigations and disasters. During his 24- year career, he held a wide range of operational and leadership roles in four FBI Field Offices and FBI Headquarters. Shawn has been a keynote speaker in some of the largest cyber conferences in venues around the world, a regular contributor on every major domestic television network, and is currently a Cybersecurity/National Security Analyst, Contributor, and Consultant exclusively for NBC. Shawn serves on the Faculty and is a Board Leadership Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) where he educates Corporate Boards and Directors about complex cybersecurity issues. He currently serves on the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Global Cyber Alliance.