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Dr. Pamela Drew | Senior Aerospace and Defense Executive

Dr. Pamela (Pam) Drew is a globally focused P&L executive with a distinguished and progressive career path that includes top-level executive positions with world-class aerospace and defense companies. She is a highly accomplished and respected business leader with a proven track record of successfully leading businesses of large scale and complexity, with as many as 8,000 employees and annual business volume of up to $3 billion in annual revenue.

Nomi Bergman | President of Bright House Networks

Nomi Bergman currently is a Senior Executive Officer of Advance/Newhouse Companies. She recently served as President of Bright House Networks until its recently completed merger with Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. Bright House Networks, headquartered in Syracuse, NY, was the sixth-largest owner and operator of cable systems in the United States and the second-largest in Florida. The company had 8,500 employees and served approximately 2.5 million customers.

Rob DeMartini | President and CEO at New Balance Athletics, Inc

Rob DeMartini is the President and CEO at New Balance Athletics, Inc. He joined the New Balance team in May 2007, bringing with him extensive knowledge and experience from a diverse background in consumer products and business. Drawn to New Balance for its commitment to brand authenticity and responsible leadership, DeMartini achieve his first order of business in 2007 by guiding the company’s leadership team in the development of a responsible growth strategic plan. The plan nurtured and cultivated the unique culture of New Balance while also driving aggressive global growth.

Michael Thatcher | President and Chief Executive Officer at Charity Navigator

Michael Thatcher is a Technical Development Strategist who excels in using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to facilitate social and economic change, as well as assisting public policymakers that support development through ICT. He has a strong technical background with architecture, design and implementation experience, leading teams with multiple cultures and effectively communicating and explaining complex concepts and ideas to audiences.

General John F. Campbell (U.S. Army-Ret.) | Member of the Board...

General John F. Campbell (U.S. Army-Ret.) is a member of the Board of Directors of BAE Systems, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of the defense, aerospace and security parent company, BAE Systems plc. General Campbell was appointed to the Inc. Board in June 2016 for a three-year term. In this role, he brings extensive leadership experience from his distinguished, 37-year career as a U.S. Army commander with operational assignments in Germany, Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan and the United States.

Nick Donofrio: The IBM Years

Part II of Nick’s story focuses on his 44 years at IBM, and the evolution of his career. During his tenure he worked for seven of IBM’s eight CEOs. In 1967 when Nick joined IBM, Thomas Watson Jr. was the CEO of IBM. The following represents one of our numerous discussions with Nick. In Part II we examine Nick’s distinguished career with IBM, the company he loves more than any other. We pick up where we left off in Part I, and now it is the early ’70s. Having moved his family to Burlington, Vermont, Nick finds that the business of technology is changing very quickly. We start by inquiring what it was like at IBM during his early years:

Nick Donofrio | Executive Vice President (Ret.), Innovation and Technology at...

Nick Donofrio is a 44-year IBM veteran who led IBM’s technology and innovation strategies from 1997 until his retirement in October 2008. Nick was also vice chairman of the IBM International Foundation and chairman of the Board of Governors for the IBM Academy of Technology. Nick's most recent responsibilities included IBM Research, Governmental Programs, Technical Support & Quality, Corporate Community Relations, as well as Environmental Health & Product Safety.

Nick Donofrio: The Formative Years

Nick Donofrio, had recently retired from IBM after a 44-year career. He was an EVP who led IBM’s technology and innovation strategies from 1997 until his retirement in October 2008. His most recent responsibilities included IBM Research, Governmental Programs, Technical Support & Quality, Corporate Community Relations, as well as Environmental Health & Product Safety. Also reporting to Mr. Donofrio were the senior executives responsible for IBM's enterprise on demand transformation.

Robin Bienfait | Global Telecommunications Leader | Chief Executive Officer at...

Robin Bienfait is a global senior executive and board member with 30 years of leadership experience in enterprise technology, mobility and security. She leveraged her C-level success driving transformation for AT&T, Blackberry and Samsung. Robin is presently the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Emnovate, an executive advisory firm that delivers enterprise-class services to any company wanting to grow their existing business or build a new business model. She is also the Chairman of Global Aviation and a Partner with Valor Ventures.

Çağlayan Arkan | General Manager, Worldwide Manufacturing & Resources at Microsoft

Çağlayan Arkan joined Microsoft in 2003 and is currently responsible for leading the development and execution of Microsoft’s global manufacturing and resources strategy, including the prioritization of industry solutions and their alignment to Microsoft’s worldwide partner ecosystem and its digital platform.

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