Keynotes

Be inspired by industry peers, compelling speakers, panel conversations & interactive break-out discussions throughout the Converge24 experience.

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Elizabeth
Bryant

SVP & Chief People Officer

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Elizabeth Bryant’s people-first leadership style consistently puts Southwest Airlines on Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. The legendary hospitality and world-famous culture where People Come First drives business success and reflects Elizabeth’s commitment to fostering a positive employee culture.

Dr. David
Cook

Author and Sports Psychologist

Dr. David Cook, a peak performance coach specializing in Sport and Performance Psychology, served as the Mental Training Coach for the San Antonio Spurs from 1996–2004, contributing to two World Championships. He has coached peak performers in sports (PGA, NBA, NFL, MLB, Olympics) and business (Exxon Mobil, Sprint, USAA, Merill). 

Steven
Williams

CEO

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Steven oversees PepsiCo’s $21 billion snack and convenient foods business in North America, managing over 65,000 associates and 500 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Scott
Cooke

CEO

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On average, a Toyota Corolla is sold every 27 seconds globally, and Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is behind the financing. Toyota Financial Services has been the largest auto lender in the nation for the past seven years. Scott Cooke, president and CEO of TFS, oversees the company’s operational and financial activities.

Admrl. Mike
Rogers

Director (fmr.)

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Four-star admiral Mike Rogers led the largest intelligence organization in the free world and created the senior-most war-fighting organizations within the DoD as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency. Currently, he sits on the Board of Directors for multiple companies in the private sector.

Peter
High

Writer, Contributor

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Peter High, a columnist on Forbes.com, writes on topics at the intersection between IT and business. His insights are derived from best practices of leading companies transforming people, processes, technologies, ecosystems, and strategies for the digital era.

Anne
Chow

CEO (fmr.)

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Anne Chow was the first woman CEO in AT&T’s history and has been blazing trails for herself and others for over thirty years. As a former CEO, Anne is passionate about engaging with IT leaders to share her unique insight on the power of connection and culture with a future-forward lens.

Maj. Gen. Jeff
Schloesser

Executive Vice President

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Jeff Schloesser, a retired Major General with a distinguished 34-year military career, served as the Deputy Director of the National Counter Terrorism Center. Now, as Bell's EVP of Strategic Pursuits, he leads a team of teams pioneering the future of flight, most notably the HSVTOL—a game-changing blend of helicopter hover capability and jet-like speed.

Charlie
Feld

Founder & CEO

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As founder and CEO of The Feld Group, based in Dallas, Texas, Charlie Feld built a team of IT executives, enabling dramatic results in Fortune 500 companies through the transformation of their own IT organizations. Currently, he is working with Fortune 50 companies, developing the next generation of Business and IT Leaders.

David
Salyers

VP of Marketing (fmr.)

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As VP of Marketing at Chick-fil-A, David Salyer was responsible for the now famous Cow Campaign, “Eat Mor Chikin.” David has authored “Remarkable!” and helps organizations gain an advantage by focusing on their unique differentiators.

Chuck
Morgan

Executive Vice President

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One of the most recognizable public address voices in the game, Chuck Morgan, is in his 46th year in professional baseball. As the Texas Rangers’ public address announcer, he has announced the starting lineups for 3,244 consecutive Major League Baseball games and is credited with creating the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame.

John
O’Leary

Two-time #1 National Bestselling Author

John O’Leary, as a curious nine-year-old boy, created a massive explosion in his home, playing with fire and gasoline. He was burned on 100% of his body, and doctors gave him a 1% chance of surviving—yet he did. After enduring months in a hospital bed and years of physical therapy, John woke up to what really matters.

Tom
Nealon

fmr. President

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Tom Nealon, spending almost five years as President of Southwest Airlines, believes that leadership is working with others to create a compelling vision and then nurturing the environment to bring it to life.

…and more to come!

More speakers will be announced leading up to the conference.

Probably one of the best CIO oriented conferences I've attended. Good combination of networking, learning, and motivational.

Jim Cavellier

Jim Cavellier

EVP & CIO
Cass Information Systems
Cass Information Systems

Converge provided me very valuable exposure to the needs that CEOs and board members have of their CISO. By hearing first hand their perspective, I’m much better positioned to be an even better enterprise leader in my organization.

Ian Schneller

Ian Schneller

CISO and DSVP
Health Care Service Corporation
Health Care Service Corporation

Valuable content and relationship building with numerous moments of surprise and delight.

Rachel Lockett

Rachel Lockett

CIO
Pohlad Companies
Pohlad Companies

The best and most collaborative event for technology business leaders that you'll attend this year.

Jamey Taylor

Jamey Taylor

CTO & CISO
StateServ
StateServ

Converge22 was a premier event for CIOs across the country to 'converge' and share ideas, build relationships and gain knowledge to empower them in their roles.

Marcia Calleja-Matsko

Marcia Calleja-Matsko

CIO
OneDigital
OneDigital

Expect the unexpected. Expect to be delighted. Be ready to pause, think deeply about something you just heard, and to take action.

Curt Carver

Curt Carver

VP & CIO
UAB
UAB

An amazing and exceptional platform in a super private setting to connect, learn, teach and build relationships with likeminded senior business and technology leaders.

Ganesh Iyer

Ganesh Iyer

CEO
NIO
NIO

Outstanding gathering of best of the best global business and technology leaders. A forum to connect, share best practices, and celebrate with the best CIO's in the world.

Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt

CIO
Deloitte
Deloitte

Very impressed with the conference - certainly exceeded my expectations. Well done! The speakers and topics were excellent but everything still had a light, fun, and engaging mood.

Justin McFarland

Justin McFarland

EVP of Information Technology
McCarthy Holdings, Inc.
McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

Great networking event and one of the best collection of conversations about the challenges facing CIOs now and in the future.

Randy Volkin

Randy Volkin

CIO
Perry Homes
Perry Homes

Engaging, inspiring, thought-provoking…awesome!

Judith Apshago

Judith Apshago

VP of Information Technology
Amtrak
Amtrak

Phenomenal planning, preparation, arrangement and execution. This mirrored 'Hollywood Oscars'.

Nagarajan Muthusamy

Nagarajan Muthusamy

CIO, CTO & CISO
Reliable Parts
Reliable Parts

Join us & be inspired.

August 13–15, 2024 | Dallas