Don Haderle is an IBM Fellow, CTO and the father of DB2. Don retired from IBM in 2005 after 37 years. As CTO for data systems in IBM, Don led the creation of new information management. Don is helping several start-ups and early stage organizations with both technical and management advice.
Ellen Hancock is an experience senior executive having served as Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Communications, Inc. Chief Technology Officer of Apple Computer, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation. Mrs. Hancock worked at IBM for almost 30 years rising to the level of president and general manager of IBM’s Communication Products Division. Ellen is currently on the board of directors for several Fortune 500 and higher-level educational organizations.
Bill Heil is the Chief Bottle Washer (CBW) at VMware. Prior to VMware, Bill was the President and COO for WebEx. Bill was also the general manager of Compaq’s Business Critical Server Division. Before Compaq, Bill was the general manager for Tandem Computers. Bill is a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School.
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George Hogan is senior vice president of Wex International formally Wright Express. Mr. Hogan has served as the general manager of Fleet One and the CIO of Wright Express. Prior to Wex International George held senior and technical positions at Visa International, Unum, and Security Life of Denver. Mr. Hogan has his MBA from Boston University.