Executive Forum is an invitation-only, one-day event held during Inforum. Limited to a very select audience, this program provides executive-level customers a focused platform to exchange ideas and network with peers.
Discussion focuses on innovation, new technologies and trends.
Executive Forum attendees get automatic access to all Inforum sessions, training, and events.
Christine Dover is Research Director, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce Research with IDC's Software Business Solutions Group.Learn more
Christine provides insight and analysis into Enterprise Applications software vendors product portfolio, go-to-market strategies and their ecosystems. She also provides qualitative and quantitative market sizing and research on Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce. In her role, Christine researches and consults with clients on topics such as social business integration with enterprise applications, industry-specific application solutions, engaging the developer community, partnering strategies to expand the overall enterprise application and digital commerce ecosystem.
Prior to joining IDC in 2010 as a Research Manager in the Software Channels Research group, Christine spent over twenty years in the software industry, including 13 years at Oracle Corporation where she managed the global Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) program and was a member of the applications product release team. Christine has extensive experience in professional services, sales and consulting enablement, product management and marketing, and business development with enterprise applications from Oracle, SAP, Infor, salesforce.com, and Epicor. Christine holds a BA from St. Mary's College of California and a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She is located in IDC's San Mateo, CA office.
Vinnie Mirchandani has been called "The King of Wow" for his keen eye for technology-enabled innovation.Learn more
His blog, New Florence. New Renaissance, has cataloged since 2005, 3,000 posts of innovative products, projects, and people in work, life, and play.
His last 2 books, The New Technology Elite (2012) and The New Polymath (2010), have been widely praised as "innovation firehoses". His books draw on the breadth of his blogs, extensive research and a global perspective from his travels to over 50 countries.
He is President of Deal Architect Inc, a technology advisory firm. The firm helps clients take advantage of disruptive trends like cloud computing and business process outsourcing (BPO) before they go mainstream. Between this firm and previous role at the technology research firm, Gartner he has helped clients evaluate and negotiate over $10 billion in technology contracts.
He spent his early career at Price Waterhouse, first as an accountant, then as a technology consultant (that division is now part of IBM). He has been quoted in most major technology and business publications, and he presents at a wide range of industry events.
R "Ray" Wang currently is a Principal Analyst and CEO at Constellation Research.Learn more
He previously was a founding partner and research analyst for enterprise strategy at Altimeter Group and the author of the popular enterprise software blog "A Software Insider’s Point of View". With viewership in the millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models impact the enterprise. A background in emerging business and technology trends, enterprise apps strategy, technology selection, and contract negotiations provides clients and readers with the bridge between business leadership and technology adoption.
Dato' Lukman Ibrahim
Dato' Lukman Ibrahim is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Proton, a subsidiary of DRB-HICOM.Learn more
Dato' joined DRB-HICOM in 2008 as Group Chief Financial Officer. He was later promoted to Group Chief Operating Officer in June 2011. In Mar 2012, Dato' was seconded to Proton as its Deputy CEO. Dato' started his career in 1990 with Automotive Corporation (Malaysia). He then joined Proton in 1991 and established his career there where he spent 17 years of his working life. His appointment immediately prior to joining DRB-HICOM was as Managing Director of PHN Industry, a happy user of Infor ERP LN since 1995.
Stephen E. Popovich
Stephen Popovich is Vice President of Business Development at Digi International.Learn more
Popovich, an innovator in the data communications field, has more than 30 years experience in executive management, enterprise sales, operations and marketing. Prior to Digi, Popovich, a serial entrepreneur, co-founded and was CEO of Inside Out Networks™ in Austin, Texas, in 1997 which became a pioneer and leader in mission critical Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology and products used in medical, military, and other mission critical commercial applications. He successfully sold the company to Digi International in October 2000 and is currently responsible for Business Development for enterprise applications involving Machine To Machine connectivity and The Social Machine.
Jim Scully is the founder of the HR Shared Services Institute, and a leading shared services consultant based in Atlanta, Georgia.Learn more
He works with companies globally to evaluate, design and implement value-driven HR service delivery models that tailor world-class solutions to meet the specific needs of client organizations. Prior to founding the Shared Services Institute, Jim directed the HR Shared Services operations for Georgia-Pacific Corporation -- serving an employee population of 50,000. Under his leadership, the HR Service Center gained year-over-year improvements in customer satisfaction while achieving significant operational cost savings. Jim also led major HR shared services and effectiveness projects for Hewitt.
Charles Phillips is Chief Executive Officer of Infor.Learn more
Prior to Infor, Phillips was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. During his seven and a half year-tenure, the company tripled in size and successfully acquired 70 companies. Prior to Oracle, Phillips was a Managing Director in the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley, where he was an Institutional Investor All Star for ten consecutive years.
Before his 18-year career on Wall Street, Phillips was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines artillery unit. In 2012, Phillips was the guest speaker at the Marine Corps' 237th birthday ball for his old unit, after their return from Afghanistan.
Phillips holds a BS in computer science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a JD from New York Law School, and an MBA from Hampton University; he is also a member of the Georgia State Bar.
Phillips serves on the Boards of Viacom Corporation, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Law School, the American Museum of Natural History, the United States Air Force Academy Endowment Fund, Posse Foundation, and his family foundation, Phillips Charitable Organizations. Phillips also served on the Obama Administration's Economic Recovery Board, led by Paul Volcker.
Duncan Angove is President of Infor. He is responsible for engineering, support, and Infor's cloud business.Learn more
Prior to Infor, Angove was General Manager of the Retail Global Business unit at Oracle Corporation, where he ran development, consulting, and sales and marketing and led Oracle to the number one market position in retail applications. Preceding his accomplishments at Oracle, Angove was a member of Retek's executive management team, where he took the company public.
Infor President Stephan Scholl is responsible for sales, consulting, alliances and channelsLearn more
Scholl's leadership and passion in helping customers modernize and transform their business has allowed Infor to emerge as the third largest enterprise software company in the world.
Prior to joining Infor in December, 2010, Scholl established Oracle Corporation's Tax and Utilities Global Business unit as the market leader with responsibility for sales, consulting, development and marketing. From 2006 to 2009, Scholl ran Oracle's North America Consulting Group, one of the company's largest organizations. Prior to Oracle, Scholl held a number of consulting and sales management roles at PeopleSoft.
Scholl received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Barry P. Chaiken
Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS is Chief Medical Information at Infor.Learn more
Chaiken has over 20 years experience in healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health. He previously worked with the National Institutes of Health, U.K's National Health Service, McKesson, and BearingPoint.
Chaiken served as a Board member (2006-2010), Board Liaison to HIMSS Europe (2006-2009), and Board Chair (2009-2010), and continues his involvement as a Fellow of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS). He currently writes a column on technology and quality for the journal Patient Safety and Quality Health Care.
Chaiken is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Chaiken received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center and his MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He acquired his specialty training from the Centers for Disease Control as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer and from the NJ Department of Health as a preventive medicine resident.
As Executive Vice President of Infor manufacturing solutions John Flavin is responsible for the direction and management of Infor's global customer satisfaction program.Learn more
Flavin has more than 25 years of experience in application software marketing. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Product Development for Infor's Discrete Group where his duties included driving product strategy and development.
Prior to joining Infor, Flavin was CEO of software development company Future Three. His experience also includes serving as Senior Vice President at JBA International where he was responsible for sales, service, and support in the eastern U.S., selling and consulting on ERP systems for Unisys, and materials management for Ford Motor Company and Massey Ferguson.
Flavin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Eastern Michigan University.
Mark Weber is Senior IT Executive, Administrative and Financial Systems, at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.Learn more
Mark Weber joined the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in December 2008. Since November 2012, Mark has reported directly to the CIO providing executive leadership and management for the enterprise administrative and financial information technology initiatives and strategies. Prior to this role, Mark was an HR Executive Director reporting to Cleveland Clinic's CHRO with responsibility for design, development, and implementation of enterprise Workforce Planning and HR Information Systems.
Prior to joining the Clinic, Mark worked at IBM for eleven years with roles of increasing responsibility culminating in leadership of a ground-breaking business transformation that adopted supply chain principles for human capital management to provide comprehensive business and IT solutions across all IBM business units, globally.
Prior to IBM, Mark was a management consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton (now Booz & Company); a senior consultant at Grant Thornton, LLP; and a senior developer of front office trading systems at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Mark holds an MS in Computer Science from New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and completed Harvard Business School's Executive Program in Managing Health Care Delivery.
Peter Kress is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of ACTS Retirement-Life Communities.Learn more
Peter has led Information Technology enabled change initiatives at ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, Inc. for sixteen years, the last twelve as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Peter serves on the commission of the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) and leads their standards and Electronic Health Record/Personal Health Record efforts including participation on the Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) Health IT Collaborative and co-planning the Collaborative's annual summit. Peter also serves on the advisory board of the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services. He also serves on the Florida Health Information Exchange Coordinating Committee. He has a master's degree in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and has completed graduate work in religious studies. Peter is passionate about exploring the future of the intersection between aging services, consumerism, healthcare, demographics and technology. Prior to working for ACTS, Peter led an independent information technology consulting business for twelve years. He has been invited to present at regional, national and international aging services and IT conferences. Peter Kress lives in Ambler, PA where he serves on the board of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library.