BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

The Largest Premier Gathering of IT & Cloud Industry Leaders & Senior-Executives sharing key solutions to current & future challenges

Speakers

Just Some of Our Outstanding Speakers 

Rias Attar

Rias Attar

Vice President – Enterprise Project Management Office & Strategic Initiatives, Caesars Entertainment

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES)

Wednesday 20th March 2019 | 19:30 - 20:30 pm

Biography

Rias Attar is an accomplished operational excellence and project management professional. He is recognized for his ability to help strategize business architecture, identify areas to improve processes and outcomes, turn around businesses from deficient to profitability, champion continuous improvement efforts, deliver challenging cross-functional programs while working collaboratively with diverse types of stakeholders, lead and coach winning teams, and inspire staff to deliver ambitious results.

Mr. Attar has planned and executed transformational projects (Business and Technology) that contributed over $500M of combined EBITDA impact and is managing a portfolio of initiatives that adds between $200 and $300M of EBITDA annually. He established PMOs, led Lean and Six Sigma efforts, championed Change Management, ensured proper Governance while reducing Bureaucracy, and has set proper business directions while staying focused on motivating staff, inspiring trust and confidence, developing people’s skills, and generating enthusiasm.

Mr. Attar worked for different companies at a variety of industries such as: Michelin (Tires), Friede Goldman Halter (Oil & Gas) , DHL Express (Courier), and General Electric/Genworth (Mortgage Insurance), and Maple Leaf Foods (Food Processing and Supply Chain). Prior to working at Caesars (Entertainment/Hospitality), he spent a few years in the consulting business working with companies such as Danone Dairy (Food Processing), Steel Tech (Steel Manufacturing/Rolling Mill), Sport Master (Clothing/Retail), and dipndip (Chocolate F&B). 

Mr. Attar started his professional career in Finance as an FP&A analyst then moved to project management and operational excellence about 18 years ago. During that time, he worked/lived in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, The Middle East, Toronto-Canada, and now in Las Vegas. 

Mr. Attar has a bachelor degree in Finance, got his MBA from University of Texas, and have a few certifications in project management such as (PMP) Project Management Professional, (ACP) Agile Certified Practitioner, and (CSM) Certified Scrum Master. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB).

Outside of work, Rias is a devoted family man with a wife and 3 kids. His best time is when he spends it with his kids playing board games, riding bikes, swimming, or just watching movies. Rias loves sport, tries to work out often, practiced Jiu Jitsu and Kick Boxing for years, and enjoys lap swimming every once and a while. He also loves music and plays the classical guitar.

Brad Sullivan

Brad Sullivan

Regional Sales Director, Forward Networks

BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Tuesday 13th October 2020 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Brad Sullivan is a Regional Sales Director located in Dallas supporting the South Central region. He began his career with IBM selling both mid-range and mainframe computers to the energy and manufacturing verticals.  In college, Brad earned a BBA in finance and his next endeavor focused on global M&A activities for  technology companies. 

Brad's career later evolved to artificial intelligence for Texas Instruments where he interacted with the US Navy and and various aerospace companies.   Next Brad was asked to join Oracle with a focus on application and database technologies for large investor owned utility companies where he achieved recognition as the #1 sales person the world.  Ultimately, Brad career grew into networking and more recently has spent time at both Riverbed and Arista Networks.

Hylton Southey

Hylton Southey

Managing Director LeanIX US, LeanIX GmbH

BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Wednesday 14th October 2020 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Hylton Southey is Managing Director of the U.S. at LeanIX. Southey leads a growing in-market team, supporting LeanIX’s rapid expansion in the region and fueling long-term strategic growth for the company.

Southey has nearly 20 years of experience leading high-growth technology sales organizations and operations teams. Prior to LeanIX, he spent 10 years at Mimecast, where he served as Vice President of Business Development and VP of North American Sales.

José Pires

José Pires

Former Global Vice President of Enterprise Business Improvement & Productivity, Innovation & Excellence

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 20:30 - 21:15 pm

Biography

José Pires serves as the Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) Leader for Andeavor Corporation, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, business partners and external clients in multiple markets.

Prior to his current role, Pires held Excellence and Innovation leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé) and infrastructure (Black & Veatch) industries. Throughout his career, Pires developed and refined E&I as an award winning program for innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation globally.

Pires is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, strategy execution, business transformation, customer engagement and growth acceleration.

He holds a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration focused in Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship from the University of San Diego.

Jai Sundararaman

Jai Sundararaman

Vice President - Business Transformation, Intertape Polymer Group

BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Tuesday 13th October 2020 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

William Traylor

William Traylor

Vice President - Delivery Excellence, AT&T

BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Thursday 15th October 2020 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Eoin O'Reilly

Eoin O'Reilly

Head of Digital Automation, MetLife

BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Wednesday 14th October 2020 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Eoin O’Reilly is vice president and head of digital automation in MetLife’s digital office group. He is responsible for reimagining its operational processes through the implementation of large scale and complex digital transformation initiatives across the organization. 

In this role, Eoin leads a global team that designs and delivers solutions for MetLife’s new business and underwriting, policy administration, claims, and finance functions through automation and other innovative technologies. He has overseen the assessment and early introduction of robotic process automation capabilities within MetLife, and more recently supporting its deployment of artificial intelligence.

Since joining MetLife in 1998, Eoin has held a variety of positions within business, digital and technology areas, identifying and implementing numerous technologies that contributed to significant revenue and cost savings. He was previously a leader in the process excellence group, with responsibility for identifying and developing process improvements for its operations around the world. Before joining this team, he held progressively larger roles in information technology program management, developing core applications across functions and lines of business.


Eoin holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Dublin City University, and an MBA from Rutgers University.


Atif Meraj

Atif Meraj

Global Head Supply Chain Operations, Delta Air Lines

BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Tuesday 13th October 2020 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Atif manages Delta Airlines' multi billion supply chain operations world wide, with global responsibility for In Flight Services, Airport Customer Services, Cargo and logistics across 300 destinations in 54 Countries. He managesProcurement / Buying Categories include Food, Wine, Soft drinks, Coffee, Paper products, Catering, Amenity Kits, Linen, Ramp agents, Cabin cleaning, Wheel chair services, Baggage handling, Gate agents, Cargo, transportation, IT systems for catering operations and airport customer services.

In the past, Atif has held senior management positions in sourcing and procurement at Walmart and Motorola.  


Marwan Elsamman

Marwan Elsamman

IT Infrastructure Engineer, Union Group

BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Thursday 15th October 2020 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Experienced IT Infrastructure Engineer with expertise in ITSM based on ITIL framework which main focus is aligning IT services with the business needs.Providing a service for me is taking the responsibility of minimizing the cost and time as much as possible using the available resources and techniques.

Dina Salah

Dina Salah

Google Cloud Specialist, Cloudypedia

BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Thursday 15th October 2020 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Who's Attending

Why Attend

BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live focuses on practical how to and what to. Case-studies provide you with need-to-know takeaways to accelerate your path of adoption to the next level. Learn how the most progressive organizations in this space are rethinking and adjusting the role of IT Infrastructure and the Cloud to prepare for the future, transform their businesses, and gain a competitive advantage.

With over 2000 attendees expected, this event is the largest gathering of senior-level executives across the entire IT Infrastructure & Cloud ecosystem. 

This is a free to attend online conference, that will take place between October 13-15, 2020.

The agenda and speakers will be published updated as it develops throughout the next couple of months, so keep checking in.

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With over 2000 attendees expected, this is not your typical virtual conference. Get ready to be immersed in a highly interactive educational experience, where you can deeply engage with the content and thought-leaders. 

You will hear cutting-edge content, practical advice and case studies with real-world solutions from thought leaders in IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies;  sharing best practice, strategies and views on implementing best practice IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies into your business for maximum impact with minimum disruption!

Whether you are new to IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies, or at an advanced stage of maturity, BTOES IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live will not only help demystify and guide, but provide you with practical take-away’s you can implement in your business immediately, allowing you to access the experience and knowledge of others to help ensure your implementation is rapid, cost-effective and sustainable.

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