Thursday, September 24
10:35–11:10 am
Anupam Khare Oshkosh Corporation

The Intelligent Enterprise: Digital Technology Innovation and Its Impact at Oshkosh Corporation

Anupam Khare, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Oshkosh Corporation

Today’s pace of innovation in digital technologies has been staggering. CIOs are in the perfect position to cultivate purpose-driven and technology enabled change. Anupam and his digital technology team have been enabling Oshkosh Corporation’s transformation to an intelligent enterprise with business aligned capability development that includes digital manufacturing, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), and robotic process automation. In this session, learn more about the capability and approach that both raises your organization’s ambition and enables coordinated, high value impact and sustainability over time.

About Anupam »

Anupam Khare is the Senior Vice president and Chief Information Officer for Oshkosh Corporation. Anupam leads the company's digital technology function, which plays a critical role in the strategy and future growth of Oshkosh Corporation. In his role, he is responsible for data science and AI practice, digital user experience, digital partnerships, digital manufacturing and enterprise technology to drive technology-enabled business transformation.

Oshkosh Corporation twice has been named as a recipient of the IDG CIO 100 Award for its innovative use of technology to deliver business value. The company was also recognized on Newsweek’s “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020” list.

Anupam brings over 21 years of technology experience. He held various global technology leadership positions at United Technologies, Koch Industries and DuPont with increasing responsibilities, including Chief Technology Officer role. Anupam has extensive global experience in both strategic and long-range planning and leading large IT organizations through major change initiatives.

Anupam earned an MBA in Marketing from Indira Gandhi National University and a Bachelor of Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology.

Thursday, September 24
11:20-11:50 am
Brian Stuelpner Schneider

Innovation in Trucking: How Schneider
is Driving Towards a Digital Future

Brian Stuelpner, Vice President - Strategy, Planning and Architecture

The world around us is changing rapidly, and perhaps nowhere is that more evident that in the supply chain and logistics space. The introduction of new technologies and new players has ignited digital transformations, with value being realized across the entire ecosystem. Schneider is helping lead that charge, leveraging a long history of innovation and deep industry expertise to re-imagine experiences for drivers, customers, partners, and associates alike.

This discussion will hit on some of the key trends and drivers for change, as well as several of Schneider’s investment areas to ensure they stay ahead of the pack. Schneider is always delivering, always ahead.

 About Brian »

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.


Thursday, September 24
11:50 am–12:20 Pm
Randy Herold Manpower Group

Remote Working: The New (Ab)Normal

Randy Herold, Chief Information Security Officer

The last few months have brought significant disruption and change to every facet of life. Yet, we all adapted and continued life and work as best as we could. Everyday ManpowerGroup helps over 600,000 people across the world perform meaningful work. The complexities of such a global operation is astounding. Securing such an environment is nothing short of incredible. Randy will share the journey of how ManpowerGroup secured their global technology operation through all these changes and challenges. He will expand on how his team helped secure the remote working environments, computing equipment and infrastructure all while adhering to local statutes and policies. He will also share insights around password security and sensitizing a global workforce towards phishing scams and other forms of emerging threats in today’s security landscape.

Randy is sponsored by Tanium.

About Randy »

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.

Friday, September 25
10:05-10:35 am
Ryan West

Sail to Success by Combining IoT, Analytics and Edge Computing

Ryan West, Co-Founder and Head of Applied Sciences
Idio Analytics

The Volvo Ocean Race is often said to be the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, with sailors battling both physical and mental exhaustion as they race to circumnavigate the globe. With margins of victory being measured in minutes after over nearly nine months of racing, every aspect of performance is paramount. IoT and edge computing can make the difference by monitoring and optimizing machine and human performance in the harshest of conditions.

See how the sailing team for global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel uses SAP predictive analytics, cloud and edge services on its boat and how the same technologies might enable mission-critical operations anywhere in the world.

Ryan is sponsored by SAP.

 About Ryan »

Ryan West is an expert in high performance training. Ryan integrates sport-specific athletic training with emerging sports science research regarding nutrition, hydration, and biometric monitoring technology. Prior to founding Idio Analytics, Ryan has been the Human Performance Director for two America’s Cup teams, Softbank Team Japan and New York Yacht Club American Magic. He also provided expert consulting for Team AkzoNobel during the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race.

Ryan holds a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Biology, both from the University of California, Davis.

Friday, September 25
10:40–11:15 am
Sarah Jansen Thrivent

IT Transformation: It Starts With People

Sarah Jansen, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Getting your IT organization ready to enable enterprise transformation is no easy task. In this session, Sarah will talk about her approach based in three focus areas – people, process and technology.

While all three areas are important, Sarah says, “At the end of the day, the work won’t get done without people.” That’s why her first priority when modernizing IT focuses on building the right team, skills and relationships. Once you have the right team in place, you can focus on processes by evaluating what’s working and what’s not; and being flexible with new ways of thinking.

With many organizations facing legacy platforms and technical debt, you’ll also hear how the Thrivent team is tackling these challenges while modernizing workforce and client technology to accelerate transformation and growth.

Sarah is sponsored by AHEAD.

About Sarah »

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.


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


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