Cavinda Caldera

Track Introduction

Cavinda Caldera
Practice Director, UWEBC

Scott Heise Lands' End

Scott Heise

Chief Information Officer
Lands' End

Scott Heise is the Chief Information Officer of Lands’ End. In this role, Scott is responsible for developing enterprise strategies, leading transformational initiatives, and ensuring security, compliance and operational stability across all facets of Lands’ End’s global retail business. He is spearheading Lands’ End’s Digital Transformation Program which is aimed at delivering Optimized E-Commerce & Mobile Experiences, Omni-Channel Enablement, Enterprise Order Management and Enterprise Resource Planning Capabilities. This transformation is intended to deliver market-leading e-commerce, order management, planning, merchandising, finance and analytics competencies to Lands’ End.

Scott is a highly accomplished, results-oriented IT executive with over 20 years of experience successfully establishing strategies and leading organizations, transformations and initiatives. Prior to joining Lands’ End in 2013, he served as IT Vice President of Application Engineering at Best Buy Corporation where he spent 15 years of his career.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering and his Masters of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.

Randy Herold Manpower Group

Randy Herold

Chief Information Security Officer

Randy Herold is the Chief Information Security and Chief Privacy Officer for ManpowerGroup, responsible for overseeing ManpowerGroup’s Information Security and Privacy efforts globally. Prior to joining ManpowerGroup, Randy held technology leadership roles with PHH, Chubb/ACE Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nielsen/Arbitron and multiple government defense contractors. He has received various technology related certifications and is a member of numerous security and technology professional organizations.

Randy has over 25 years of information technology experience within the public and private sectors, the last 20 of which have been focused on information security, privacy, data protection, risk management and compliance. Randy is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and three children.

Randy is sponsored by Tanium.

Sarah Jansen Thrivent

Sarah Jansen

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Sarah Jansen is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Thrivent. She joined the Fortune 500 financial services organization in 2018. In her role, Sarah leads Thrivent’s information technology (IT) function and oversees more than 800 IT professionals. She and her team are responsible for delivering technology solutions to run the business and executing Thrivent’s enterprise strategy. Sarah works closely with her leadership team to modernize IT, build strategic partnerships within the business and provide technology solutions to help fuel Thrivent’s growth.

Prior to joining Thrivent, Sarah was at Kimberly Clark Corporation for 27 years. As IT vice president, she partnered to drive the global business objectives while leading the delivery of a focused investment portfolio and a global digital transformation in addition to implementing cutting edge technology solutions. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

She is involved in various organizations and consortiums promoting technology. Sarah and her husband live in the Fox Cities with their three boys who keep them actively involved in school and sport activities.

Sarah is sponsored by AHEAD.

Brian Stuelpner Schneider

Brian Stuelpner

Vice President - Strategy, Planning and Architecture

Brian Stuelpner is Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Architecture at Schneider – a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services. In the role, Stuelpner helps lead the company’s strategic technology, innovation and digital efforts, in addition to portfolio and program management, enterprise architecture, delivery assurance and physical security.

Prior to joining Schneider in 2015, Brian spent 17 years in management consulting with PwC, Diamond Management & Technology Consultants and Arthur Andersen. In these roles, he primarily worked at the intersection of business and technology, establishing digital and operational strategies, leading complex programs and designing operating models to help organizations evolve. His consulting work spanned multiple Fortune 500 corporations across a variety of industries.

Brian holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Miami University.


...with another speaker to be announced!


The Information Technology Track is sponsored by:


When: 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Thursday, September 24, 2020

8:30 am-12:00 pm
Friday, September 25, 2020

Where: Virtual


Steering Committee members provide guidance on track content, topic suggestions and speaker selection. Thank you to the 2020 Information Technology Track Steering Committee:

Holly BaumgartHolly Baumgart
Vice President Information Technology
Sargento Foods

Jody McDonoughJody McDonough
Vice President of Information Technology
Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

Mike PeltoMike Pelto
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

Cavinda CalderaCavinda Caldera
Information Technology Practice Director

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