Event Description

Whether you’re taking the first steps of your modernization journey or in the thick of it, there is no better opportunity than the Software Intelligence Forum to learn and connect with other Commercial and Public Sector IT leaders.

To be a successful digital-first organization, you need to move at an unprecedented speed while keeping operations running smoothly and avoiding any unnecessary risks. To thrive you need the right tools, strategies, and partners.

Digital leaders will share their insights, and lessons learned in the journey to deliver best-in-class customer experiences. Network with peers, analysts and partners who have journeyed the same path.

Come share your journey with us.


Luke McCormmick
Homeland Security

Luke McCormack

Former CIO, Department of Homeland Security

Luke McCormack is the former CIO for the Department of Homeland Security, where he oversaw continued efforts to implement information technology (IT) enhancements and strengthen IT security.

Before his time with DHS, Luke served at the DOJ as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, CIO for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and held various roles for Customs and Border Protection. Prior to joining the federal government, Luke's experience includes various private sector companies including MCI and Ford Aerospace.

Andy Schlei

Andy Schlei

Senior VP of IT, Sony Pictures

Andy Schlei is Senior Vice President of Information Technology at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Andy currently directs Sony Pictures’ Application Development and Maintenance organization, overseeing application operations, driving quality technology service delivery to the Production, Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Television, and Corporate lines of business. Andy also oversees desktop support, mobility, and service desk operations. He is responsible for overall service delivery strategy, working closely with the rest of IT to deliver state of the art applications supporting emerging digital business models and advanced analytics while maintaining stability in the legacy application portfolio. Andy also directs Sony Pictures’ Agile Transformation Program.

Paul Seay
Northrop Grumman

Paul Seay

Fellow for Mission Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman

Paul Seay, Jr. serves as a Fellow in the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector Engineering, Sciences & Technology organization, providing IT strategy, architecture, engineering best practices, design leadership to business development, capture, and bid and proposal teams in the pursuit of external business opportunities. Paul leads the architecture emphasis on establishing and refining best practices associated with solution architecture, affordability and risk. With 30+ years of experience at Northrop Grumman, Paul focuses on architecture, systems engineering, program execution, management solutions, and application of associated best practices to deliver quality mission solutions to the US Government across customer domains.

Allan Friedman
US Department of Commerce

Allan Friedman

Director of Cybersecurity at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce

Dr. Allan Friedman is Director of Cybersecurity at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US Department of Commerce. He coordinates NTIA’s multistakeholder processes on cybersecurity, focusing on market-driven solutions addressing vulnerabilities across the digital ecosystem. Prior to joining the Federal Government, Friedman spent over 15 years as a noted cybersecurity and technology policy researcher at Harvard’s Computer Science Department, the Brookings Institution and George Washington University’s Engineering School. He is the co-author of the popular text Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, has a degree in computer science from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.

John Oliveri

John Oliveri

Chief Technology Officer, Broadridge

John Oliveri is the Chief Technology Officer for Broadridge’s Investor Communication Solutions Business unit responsible for application development supporting the Bank, Broker-Dealer, Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions and Customer Communication business unit. John joined ADP’s Brokerage Services Group in 1992 and has held various positions in Client Services and Information technology. Over the past few years, John has been driving technology innovation by developing applications leveraging Artificial Intelligence, BlockChain and AWS technologies.

Phillip Crenshaw

Phillip Crenshaw

VP and Global Business Engineering Leader for U.S. Strategic Business Unit, CGI

Phillip is Vice President and Global Business Engineering Leader for CGI’s U.S. Strategic Business Unit, leading a senior team of IT executives focused on CGI’s largest transformational opportunities across all industries. His goal is to create value-add partnerships with his clients supporting the digitalization of their business. He has 20 years of experience and a demonstrable track record of delivering results in outsourcing, consulting services and IP solutions.

Mark Uhrmacher

Mark Uhrmacher

SVP of Technology, Hearst Business Media

Mark Uhrmacher is an Executive Manager and entrepreneur of Information Technology, developing and implementing strategies to align IT organizations with company strategic objectives. Mark brings to the table initiating process improvements that decrease operational costs, while consistently implementing product enhancements. Most recently in his role as Senior Vice President of Technology for Hearst, Marc transitioned the HBM data science team into a corporate technology group. Marc created an intelligent automation program working with several corporate groups and industries across Heart to automate business processes using RPA and Cognitive automation tools, as well as core data science capability. 

Ashu Bhatia

Ashu Bhatia

Executive VP, Avanade

Ashu Bhatia is Executive Vice President for avanade and has significant experience in management consulting, business architecture, organization design, and lean service operations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. A Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, he currently works in areas of IT Strategy, Journey to Cloud, Platform Modernization, and Big Data / Predictive Analytics. He has held management positions with Accenture, Siemens, and American Express. He currently works for Avanade and heads the Advisory group for their southeast region. He is a published author of the IT Strategy book, Value Creation.

Bill Dickenson

Bill Dickenson

Solution Delivery, CAST

Bill has had global responsibilities over the full range of IT including solution development, solution offerings and leading global teams. He has spent a career working with C-level executives on business case development, services strategy, program and vendor management, business process re-engineering, outsourcing engagements and implementation approaches. Prior to CAST, Bill was an independent consultant with Strategy On The Web and former VP of Application Management Services for IBM, bringing decades of experience in application development, maintenance and integrated operations. Bill has professional experience with multiple industry verticals such as Ciber, IBM, PwC, CSC, DuPont in operations, new business development and executive leadership.

David Colebatch
Tidal Migrations

David Colebatch

CEO & Founder, Tidal Migrations

David is the CEO, Chief Migration Hacker and Founder of Tidal Migrations, where he and his team are leading the cloud migration practice and product management activities.
At Tidal, their software makes light work of application discovery, cloud readiness assessment and migration planning, for large digital transformation initiatives. David has been in the cloud since 2006 and has experience in DevOps, IT strategy, and cloud.

Peter Raj
First Data

Peter Raj

Vice President of Information Technology, First Data

Peter is the Vice President of IT for First Data. He is responsible for Strategic Sourcing, application development and maintenance activities and implementing best practices across development organization. Prior to his current role, Peter held responsibilities at Cognizant as Sr Relationship Manager for IT outsourcing engagements for Banking and Financial Services clients in the U.S.


8:00am: Check in

8:30am: Welcome remarks, Agenda Overview and CISQ Update

  • Britney Schaeffer, Director of Marketing Communications, CAST
  • Marc Jones, Vice President of Public Sector, CAST 

8:45am: Panel - Modernizing Systems and Securing the IT Landscape

  • Paul Seay, Fellow for Mission Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman
  • Andy Schlei, Senior Vice President of IT, Sony Pictures
  • Luke McCormack, Former CIO, Department of Homeland Security
  • Moderated by Lev Lesokhin, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Analytics, CAST 

9:30am: Towards Full Software Transparency 

  • Allan Friedman, Director of Cybersecurity at the National Telecommunications and Information
    Administration, US Department of Commerce  

10:00am: Break

10:30am: CAST Product Vision: Extending Software Intelligence

    • John Chang, World Wide Product Marketing, CAST

11:00am: The Software Intelligence Data Lake

    • Bill Dickenson, Director of Solution Delivery, CAST
    • Marilyn Hartnett, Vice President of Global Standards, Broadridge

11:45am: Lunch 

12:45pm: Architecture-Driven Legacy Application Modernization

    • John Chang, World Wide Product Marketing, CAST

1:15pm: Panel - Leveraging the Cloud in IT Modernization

  • David Colebatch, CEO and Founder, Tidal Migrations
  • Phillip Crenshaw, Vice President and Global Business Engineering Leader for U.S. Strategic Business Unit, CGI
  • Ashu Bhatia, Executive Vice President, Avanade
  • Moderated by Jeff Fraleigh, Global Head, CAST Highlight 

2:00pm: Break 

2:30pm: Panel - Software Quality and Risk Program Best Practices

  • John Oliveri, Chief Technology Officer, Broadridge
  • Mark Uhrmacher, Senior Vice President of Technology, Hearst Media
  • Peter Raj, Vice President of Information Technology, First Data
  • Moderated by Bill Dickenson, Director of Solution Delivery, CAST

3:15pm: Exploring the Imaging System

  • Olivier Bonsignour, Vice President of Product Development, CAST

3:45pm: Networking Reception Begins


2018 Registrants

2018 Registrants