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Wednesday, April 6

2:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.

Welcome Keynote

 

Vision 2025: Digital Transformation in the Cloud

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Mark Hurd

Chief Executive Officer

Oracle

Executive Biography

Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Hurd is also a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents.


Corporate Direction and Strategy

Mark Hurd oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Oracle's global field operations, including sales, support, consulting, marketing, and alliances and channels. He focuses on strategy, leadership, innovation, and customers. Says Mr. Hurd, "It's our job as a company to help our customers save money and innovate."

Before joining Oracle, Mark Hurd served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of HP, where his focus on customers, innovation, improved operational efficiency, and execution led to significant company growth. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at NCR Corporation, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales, and marketing roles, ultimately serving as the company's Chief Executive Officer and President and leading a successful effort to improve operational efficiency, strengthen the product line, and drive growth.

Since joining Oracle, Mark Hurd has worked to share Oracle's strategy and vision with customers, partners, shareholders, and investors. "Our strategy is complete stack, open, best-of-breed at every single layer of the architecture," he says. "We vertically integrate those best-of-breed pieces for extreme performance and total-cost-of-ownership benefit to give you differentiation. Our products are designed to be the best technology at every single layer of the stack, and then be vertically integrated. We want to give customers choices for how they access that technology—on premises, building a private cloud, using a public cloud, or a hybrid cloud combination. It's your choice how you get access to all of this technology."

 

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Michael Lewis

Journalist and Best-Selling Author of The Big Short, Flash Boys, Moneyball, and The Blind Side

Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Lewis’ latest release, the NYT #1 best-seller Flash Boys, has taken the financial market and business world by storm since its release in March 2014. The story reveals how the legal — but highly questionable — practice of high-frequency trading (HFT) has allowed certain Wall Street players to work the stock market to their advantage, and has been called one of the most provocative books to hit shelves since Lewis’ The Big Short. In The Blind Side, published in 2006, Lewis tells the story of NFL offensive tackle Michael Oher, and how his life is transformed from being a teen living on the streets of Memphis after he is adopted by white Evangelical Christians. Before that, Lewis wrote Moneyball, a book ostensibly about baseball, but also about the way markets value people. Both of his books about sports became Oscar-nominated films.

Two of his most popular releases, The Big Short and Boomerang, are narratives set in the global financial crisis. His other works include The New New Thing, about Silicon Valley during the internet boom; Coach, about the transformative powers of his own high school baseball coach; Losers, about the 1996 Presidential campaign; and Liar’s Poker, a Wall Street story based in part on his own experience working as a bond salesman for Salomon Brothers.

Mr. Lewis is a columnist for Bloomberg News and a contributing writer to Vanity Fair. His articles have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Gourmet, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs, and Poetry Magazine. He has served as editor and columnist for the British weekly, The Spectator, and as senior editor and campaign correspondent for The New Republic. He has filmed and narrated short pieces for ABC-TV’s Nightline; created and presented a four-part documentary on the social consequences of the internet for the BBC; and recorded stories for the American public radio show, This American Life.

Mr. Lewis grew up in New Orleans and remains deeply interested and involved in the city. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Princeton and a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their three children: Quinn, Dixie, and Walker. In 2009, he published Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood, about his attempts to raise them.

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Rod Johnson

Group Vice President, Oracle ERP, EPM & SCM Applications Sales & Global Cloud Go-To-Market

Oracle

Rod Johnson is Group Vice President of Oracle's North America ERP, EPM & SCM Apps Sales & Global Cloud GTM, which includes Sales & GTM strategy, product marketing and global sales support.  Mr. Johnson is focused on driving growth and customer success of our Software-as-a-Service businesses by making it easier to evaluate, buy, and adopt the application portfolio.  His team is responsible for Cloud Sales & GTM efforts of our Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Performance Management and Supply Chain Management product portfolios.

During his 8-year tenure at Oracle, Mr. Johnson has been instrumental in building Oracle’s Industry Solution and Key Account strategy.  Mr. Johnson was responsible for the development and go-to-market execution of Oracle’s Industry Solutions, which are end to end offerings targeted at our customers’ most critical business challenges and opportunities.

Prior to Oracle, Mr. Johnson spent 8 years at Gartner Group where he held several key research leadership roles in ERP, E-Commerce and Customer Relationship Management practices. In the role, he was a noted thought leader, consulted with hundreds of Global 2000 clients and regularly spoke at key industry events.

Michael Lewis, Journalist and Best-Selling Author, shares how analytics are helping change the game in finance, sports, business, and more.

 

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Eric Adams

Director

Deloitte Consulting

Mr. Adams leads our FSI Oracle practice in North America.  Eric focuses on large scale global technology implementations including Cloud solutions, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and HFM on-premise solutions. He has extensive experience in managing large Finance Transformations and Merger and Acquisition advisory work for Fortune 100 companies over the past 23+ years. Eric has extensive experience in financial services, while focusing most of his time working with clients in banking & securities, hedge funds, asset management, real estate, insurance and private equity companies.

Research reveals that both CFOs and CIOs are taking the necessary steps to move their core systems to the cloud. But when should you consider the cloud for your enterprise? Leading companies of all sizes are embracing the cloud to achieve growth objectives, modernize for a more agile environment, and leverage digital technologies to dramatically shift workforce productivity. This session explores how cloud-enabled transformation can help drive lasting business value within your organization. It also includes a fireside chat with a client who is in the process of transitioning to Oracle ERP Cloud.

Thursday, April 7

8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

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Rod Johnson

Group Vice President, Oracle ERP, EPM & SCM Applications Sales & Global Cloud Go-To-Market

Oracle

Rod Johnson is Group Vice President of Oracle's North America ERP, EPM & SCM Apps Sales & Global Cloud GTM, which includes Sales & GTM strategy, product marketing and global sales support.  Mr. Johnson is focused on driving growth and customer success of our Software-as-a-Service businesses by making it easier to evaluate, buy, and adopt the application portfolio.  His team is responsible for Cloud Sales & GTM efforts of our Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Performance Management and Supply Chain Management product portfolios.

During his 8-year tenure at Oracle, Mr. Johnson has been instrumental in building Oracle’s Industry Solution and Key Account strategy.  Mr. Johnson was responsible for the development and go-to-market execution of Oracle’s Industry Solutions, which are end to end offerings targeted at our customers’ most critical business challenges and opportunities.

Prior to Oracle, Mr. Johnson spent 8 years at Gartner Group where he held several key research leadership roles in ERP, E-Commerce and Customer Relationship Management practices. In the role, he was a noted thought leader, consulted with hundreds of Global 2000 clients and regularly spoke at key industry events.

 

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Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine; Award-winning Author and Broadcaster

Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on the most significant trends and issues impacting business and the economy. As Fortune magazine’s Senior Editor-at-Large, Geoff has an insider’s perspective fueled by longstanding relationships with the world’s top leaders in business and government. He knows what they’re seeing, thinking, and planning and reveals how they’re leading, making choices, and responding to today’s challenges in ways that others can learn from.

In his fourth decade at Fortune, Geoff Colvin’s breadth of experience is impressive. He is one of journalism’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, management, globalization, regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, the infotech revolution, human performance and related issues. Geoff’s regular column and frequent cover stories in Fortune have earned him millions of loyal readers. His new newsletter—Power Sheet, available weekdays, free through Fortune.com—provides a detailed look at how individual leaders are shaping today’s tumultuous world.

Geoff is also one of America's preeminent business broadcasters. He is heard every day on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made over 10,000 broadcasts and reaches seven million listeners each week. He has appeared on Today, The O’ReillyFactor, Good Morning America, Squawk Box, CBS This Morning, ABC's World News Tonight, CNN, PBS's Nightly BusinessReport, and dozens of other programs. He served as anchor of Wall $treet Week with Fortune on PBS, he spoke each week to the largest audience reached by any business television program in America.

Geoff is a respected author whose groundbreaking international bestseller, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World- Class Performers from Everybody Else, has been published in a dozen languages. The Upside of the Downturn: Management Strategies for Difficult Times was named “Best Management Book of the Year” by Strategy + Business magazine. Geoff’s latest book (August, 2015) is called Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will. It’s based on the idea in his wildly popular article in the 2014 Fortune 500 issue – “In The Future Will There Be Any Work Left for People to Do?” It looks at the trend of technology displacing more jobs than it creates and the ways people will create value for their organizations and their careers in the changing economy. The ideas have profound implications.

A native of Vermillion, South Dakota, Geoff Colvin is an honors graduate of Harvard with a degree in economics and has an M.B.A. from New York University.

 

Imagine an economy without friction—a new world in which labor, information, and money move easily, cheaply, and almost instantly. Psst—it’s here. Is your company ready?

 

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Safra A. Catz

Chief Executive Officer

Oracle

Safra A. Catz is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's Board of Directors. She previously served as president of Oracle and has also served as the company's chief financial officer. Catz first served as Oracle's chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008, as executive vice president from 1999 to 2004, and as senior vice president from April to October 1999. She has also served on the Board of Directors for HSBC Holdings, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations, since 2008.

As CEO and head of finance, Safra Catz has helped lead Oracle through a number of industry shifts, empowering her finance team to execute on company strategy by establishing an integrated, agile platform and standardized processes that deliver faster insights to management and the flexibility to capitalize on uncertainty.  Now Safra is leading Oracle’s second big transformation, disrupting the company from the inside out to become the best company on the planet to do business with in the cloud.  Safra will share her key leadership and finance strategies to thrive during disruption, whether you are a digital native looking to scale your business globally, or an industry incumbent investing in building your digital business.

 

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Safra A. Catz

Chief Executive Officer

Oracle

Safra A. Catz is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's Board of Directors. She previously served as president of Oracle and has also served as the company's chief financial officer. Catz first served as Oracle's chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008, as executive vice president from 1999 to 2004, and as senior vice president from April to October 1999. She has also served on the Board of Directors for HSBC Holdings, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations, since 2008.

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James Richards

CIO

GE Healthcare

James is the Chief Information Officer for GE Healthcare, based in Chicago, IL.  He was appointed to his current role in March 2016.

Prior to joining Healthcare, James was the CIO – Finance, based in Fairfield, CT.  This role was created in Jan 2014, and was responsible for Enterprise & Finance Systems strategy, operations and deployments across the company.  He partnered closely with the Finance, IT, and Global Operations teams in driving these priorities.

Previously, James was the Managing Director, Intercompany Financing at GEC Treasury.   He joined Treasury in November of 2011, and was responsible for all transactional, process improvement, and governance activities for GE Capital’s internal funding structures.

Prior to Treasury, James was the CFO for Franchise Finance, a business unit within GE Capital – Americas.  James provided finance and operational leadership for the $12B platform, which primarily finances restaurant franchisees and limited-service hotel operators.

James joined GE as an FMP with the Plastics business in 1999.  After completing FMP, he spent the following 6 years with GE’s Corporate Audit Staff.  After graduating as Executive Audit Manager for GE Commercial Finance, he spent the next 14 months as FP&A Leader for GE Capital Solutions (predecessor of GE Capital – Americas).  In 2008, he moved to Arizona to take the CFO role for Franchise.

James is a graduate of the University of Vermont.  He currently lives in CT with his 6-year old son.

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John Hill

CFO

City of Detroit

John W. Hill currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of the City of Detroit Michigan since November 2013. The emergency Financial Manager, Kevyn Orr, and the Mayor, Mike Duggan jointly appointed him for a term to expire at the end of Emergency Manager’s tenure. Mayor Mike Duggan has reappointed Mr. Hill to serve as Detroit’s CFO in the post bankruptcy period.

Mr. Hill is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of JHill Group LLC, a consulting company formed in late 2012. He has more than three decades of experience in financial management, organizational design and development, and strategic business planning. Mr. Hill has a proven track record leading high-performing organizations across diverse industries, comprising government, non-profit and for-profit entities. Mr. Hill served for eight years as Chief Executive Officer of the Federal City Council, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of Washington DC. He also previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of In2Books, Inc., a partner with Andersen, LLP, Executive director of the DC Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority (Control Board) and as Director of Audits in Marriott Corporation’s Internal Audit Division, among other financial leadership positions.

In September 2012, Mr. Hill was elected to the Board of Costar Group, Inc. where he currently serves as Chairman of the audit committee. Mr. Hill also serves as a Trustee of Chesapeake Lodging Trust   Corporation where he chairs the compensation committee, is a member of the audit committee and a member of the trustees committee. Previously, Mr. Hill served on the Board of Directors and was a member of the audit and compensation committees for Highland Hospitality, Inc. He has served in board leadership positions with a number of public government-related and non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC region. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in accounting and passed the CPA exam in 1977. He has received many awards and recognition over the years for his work.

In today’s digital economy, companies must be at the forefront of industry disruption, either leading it as a force for change, or disrupting themselves to gain market share and influence.  The most successful also understand the critical role of finance in capitalizing on disruption.  Join Oracle CEO Safra Catz as she interviews C-Suite leaders from companies driving digital disruption in their respective industries.