Jitin Agarwal is the Venture CEO of assetSERVTM, a new breed of platforms built by Cognizant. He has more than 20 years of experience developing products and businesses at Tier 1 technology companies like Microsoft and Gartner and numerous startups. Jitin has successfully lead startups both within large enterprises (intrapreneurial) and standalone VC-funded ventures (entrepreneurial) over his career. In the past 5 years at Cognizant, he has lead a venture that he and his team developed from the ground up. assetSERV has received analyst recognition as a world-class DAM software platform for supporting a wide array of Fortune 500 customers across industries, and its global thought leadership in the market.
Prior to joining Cognizant Mr. Agarwal led a Midwest based Digital Marketing and Asset Management SaaS provider, where he ran product development and fostered relationships with Fortune 500 clients across all major market sectors. He also led development at a Technology Practice at a Midwest based consulting firm serving Fortune 500 clients in the retail, industrial and manufacturing sectors. Jitin began his career at Microsoft leading cross-functional teams through multiple product launch cycles, such as MS Office and Technet.
Jitin holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Computer Science. He is a passionate, motivational leader with a natural ability to teach and mentor. Jitin is an engaging public speaker who is a regular blogger and presenter on webinars, YouTube and at conferences. He’ll be speaking next at DAM NY on May 11-12, 2017.
Practice Lead – Web Experiences, eCommerce, Search and Portals
Ravi Althuru is a Practice Leader and Executive Consultant with 18 years of expertise in the area of Web Experiences with focus on Content Management, eCommerce, Onsite Search and Collaboration platforms. He has experiences advising and working with mid to large scale Organizations in various industries including Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Distribution. He has led teams and delivered mission critical applications bringing together Strategy, Business Process, Software and Hardware Architectures, Design and Product Management aligning with Business User’s needs.
Todd Anderson is the Director of the IT organization supporting the Publishing Services Department at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His experience includes development and support of publishing, digital asset management, learning management, and translation systems.
Dr. Michel Biezunski is an innovator who has designed and developed the Topic Maps standard (ISO/IEC 13250). He is the CEO of Infoloom, a company devoted to help its customers keep up with organizing their content, regardless of how diverse and evolving it is. His customers include government call centers, libraries, and publishers.
East Coast Catalyst
Tim Bourgeois is the founder of ChiefDigitalOfficer.net, a community of senior professionals whose responsibilities intersect strategy, marketing, technology and innovation. ChiefDigitalOfficer.net hosts events, delivers market analysis, and provides career resources and job opportunities to its global audience. Tim is also a partner at East Coast Catalyst, a Boston-based digital consulting firm that provides strategic roadmaps, marketing audits, and optimization solutions.
Globalization and Localization Association
Laura Brandon is Executive Director of the Globalization and Localization Association, an international, non-profit trade association for the translation and localization industry. She is responsible for the growth of the organization and the expansion of programs and services to its global membership. With responsibility for the association’s technology, finances, board of directors, and staff, Laura is well-versed in leadership, strategy, and operations.
The Real Story Group
Tony Byrne oversees all of The Real Story Group’s technology streams.
In 2001, Tony founded CMS Watch as a vendor-independent analyst firm that evaluates digital workplace technologies and publishes research comparing different solutions head-to-head. Over time, CMS Watch evolved into a multi-channel research and advisory organization, spinning off similar product evaluation research in various areas of Digital Worlkplace and Marketing Technologies. As a result of this natural evolution, in 2010, CMS Watch became The Real Story Group.
Tony is the original author of The Real Story Group’s Web Content Management research, a former journalist, and a 20-year technology industry veteran. Prior to 2001, he managed an engineering team at a systems integration firm. He now focuses his own research on Enterprise Community and Collaboration software, SharePoint, Digital Marketing, Enterprise Mobile Applications and Web Content Management.
During the past decade, Tony has advised clients such as the US Dept. of the Treasury, the American Association of Retired Persons, MBC Television of Dubai, The Canadian Cancer Society, and The Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Kurt Cagle is a writer, consulting information architect and blogger specializing in Smart Data, XML publishing and the Semantic Web. He has helped a number of Fortune 500 companies and Federal and International agencies develop smart linked data and semantic web strategies. He blogs regularly on Linked In (http://linkedin.com/in/kurt_cagle) and The Metaphorical Web (http://www.medium.com/metaphorical-web. He lives in Issaquah, Washington, and enjoys drinking coffee and watching the rain come down.
Raymond Camden is a developer advocate for IBM. His work focuses on LoopBack, API Connect, serverless, hybrid mobile development, Node.js, HTML5, and web standards in general. He’s a published author and presents at conferences and user groups on a variety of topics. Raymond can be reached at his blog (www.raymondcamden.com), @raymondcamden on Twitter, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.