conXion 2020 

                Speaker bios

                Get to know our speakers

This year's conXion will feature a full lineup of keynote speakers (for all sessions) and expert panelists (for their region's session). Register today to save your spot in the virtual keynote sessions that will kick off the event.

                Keynote speakers

                Sanjay Brahmawar

CEO, Software AG
Brahmawar brings hands-on IoT expertise, a wealth of international experience and technical know-how blended with an entrepreneurial vision to Software AG. He previously served as general manager for global revenue at IBM’s Watson IoT and managed the global business of data analytics and artificial intelligence software products. Prior to IBM, he served at PwC, Fedex, DSM and Honda. 

                John Schweitzer

CRO, Software AG
Schweitzer has more than 20 years of experience in software sales and as a senior leader in the international software industry focused on the application, database, middleware and analytics markets at both small and large companies. He brings a proven track record of success in developing both incremental revenue and net-new business across existing and new geographies. 

                Dr. Stefan Sigg

CPO, Software AG
Sigg is responsible for Software AG’s product portfolio, Global Support, Cloud Operations and Research & Development. He previously headed up the entire product portfolio for SAP Analytics and has taught courses on analytics, big data technologies and applications at the Technical University of Darmstadt since 2014.

                Bernd Gross

CTO, Software AG
Gross has over 25 years of international experience in the IT industry and has held management positions in the UK, Finland and Silicon Valley, among others. He is a leading figure in the areas of digitization and cloud computing and a pioneer of the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.

                Panel speakers

Asia-Pacific panel

                Anneliese Schulz

Regional President, Asia, Pacific & Japan, Software AG
Recognized as “Business Leader of the Year” at the 2019 “Women in IT Asia” Awards, Schulz has more than 10 years of sales and management experience in the technology sector across markets, and continuously inspires the next generation of women. 
DACH panel

                Alwin Schauer

Regional President DACH, Software AG
Schauer has a 20-year track record in building successful sales teams and establishing companies that have driven customer focus, success and international growth.
EMEA Panel

                Philippe La Fornara

Regional President EMEA 
(excl DACH), Software AG
La Fornara brings 30 years of experience across Europe in the high-tech industry and is a member of the extended leadership board of Software AG.
Americas Panel

                Scott Little

Regional President, North America, Software AG
A 25-year veteran in the software and solutions sales space, Little has extensive experience serving client in the financial services, healthcare, government, energy, consumer, and tourism industries. 
Asia-Pacific panel

                Conrad Harvey

Chief Information Officer, Linfox
Harvey is responsible for delivering the information technology underpinning Linfox’s customer service and growth. Conrad has more than 20 years international experience in business technology with a strong track record in customer service and delivering change.
DACH panel

                Nadine Rahmen

CEO, ifm solutions Ltd. 
Rahman was named CSO and member of the board in 2016 at the time the company was founded. In March 2017, she was then named CEO of the solutions group. Her operational responsibility lies in the go-to-market and internationalization of the digital business. As such, she is also Chairperson and CEO in various international daughter companies around the world.
Americas Panel

                Terry Milholland

Senior Partner, TVM Consulting, LLC
Milholland provides enterprise IT consulting for CEOs and CIOs based on extensive executive and technical leadership. He was the first-ever CTO and CIO of the IRS, responsible for a 7,000-person team and 500+ systems supporting 200 million U.S. tax returns a year. Prior to the IRS, he was Executive VP and CTO for Visa International, CIO and CTO for EDS, and CIO of Boeing. 
EMEA Panel

                Lt. Colonel "Chopsey" Cornell

UK Royal Army

Cornell has 29 years of experience in the Army and as a Royal Signals Officer spent many years in the Land Environment Tactical CIS space. Most recently, he served as Deputy of Data Exploitation, leading the Army Software House in providing business and operational applications and data analytics. He has extensive operational experience from tours in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and the broader Middle East, as well as a tour as the Chief of Staff Permanent Joint Headquarters J6 Branch. He has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, an M.S. in Design on Information Systems, and attended the Advanced Command and Staff Course in the U.K.  

Asia-Pacific panel

                Andrew Bruce

Regional Chief Technology Officer, AIA Group Limited
Americas Panel

                Chris Hall

Vice President, Global Information Technology, Kemet 

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