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Spotlights are biographical in nature and shine the light on the remarkable careers and accomplishments of GCA members

Marie Wieck | General Manager at IBM Blockchain

Marie Wieck has been with IBM for over 30 years. Marie Wieck has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, and services divisions. She is passionate about innovation from diverse teams and about building new businesses. Marie is currently the General Manager, IBM Blockchain where she is focused on driving open ecosystem growth around the Hyperledger Project, and delivering enterprise blockchain fabric and solutions that transform business processes and transactions.

Peter Stern | Technology, Media, Telecom Executive

Peter Stern is a Vice President at Apple Inc., working on cloud services (which includes the company's technology subscription offerings).

Ana Dutra | President and CEO at The Executives’ Club of...

Ana Dutra is the President and CEO of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, a world-class senior executives organization focused on the development, innovation, and connectivity of current and future business and community leaders. She was formerly the CEO of Mandala Global Advisors, a global management consulting company. She has 28 years of experience as a global executive, consultant and business leader in industries such as technology, CPG, food & beverage, retail, apparel, manufacturing and professional services.

Ed Sim: Founding Partner of Boldstart Ventures

Ed Sim is the founder of boldstart ventures, an enterprise seed fund which has invested in over 50 startups in security, data, and SaaS. He loves to work with engineering driven founders with a laser sharp focus on product.

Ilieva Ageenko | Managing Director at Grant Thornton LLP

Ilieva Ageenko brings a wealth of knowledge and executive experience in risk management and quantitative analytics, leading quantitative technology operations and managing advanced modeling capabilities to evaluate and adjust risk appetite for global financial institutions. She is a strategic thinker, author, and innovator with 25 years of experience across research, academia, and Fortune 100 financial services. Ilieva has expertise in Fintech driving the evaluation and commercialization of emerging technologies. She is actively engaged in mentoring women.

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.

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.

Filippo Passerini | Global Operating Executive

Filippo Passerini is an IT strategist with more than three decades of business-building experience with Procter & Gamble — both in developed and developing markets. At P&G he served for over ten years as Group President of Global Business Services (GBS) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), leading the most global P&G organization and overseeing over 170 distinct services in 70 countries.

Moni Miyashita | Partner at Innosight

Moni Miyashita is a partner at Innosight, where she focuses on helping CEOs and their leadership teams develop future strategies for transformational growth. As an expert in M&A and inorganic growth, she helps clients design strategic M&A programs that support business transformation and long-term growth. She serves leadership teams in automotive, technology, financial services, healthcare, energy, and insurance sectors.

Alexandra Wright-Gladstein | Co-Founder and CEO of Ayar Labs

Alexandra Wright-Gladstein is the co-founder and CEO of Ayar Labs (formerly OptiBit), a technology startup that is bringing the high bandwidths and energy efficiency of fiber optic communications directly to silicon computer chips. Ayar Labs will revolutionize the performance and energy efficiency of data centers, and ultimately of all electronics.




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