Joel Dehlin, Chief Information Officer,
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Joel Dehlin is the Chief Information Officer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the mormon church). Joel has worked at the Church since fall of 2004.
Joel spent almost 11 years at Microsoft where he worked in mobile devices, computer games, Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s web site and consumer incubation. The last project he co-founded and managed at Microsoft is now called Microsoft Surface and can finally be talked about in public. Prior to Microsoft he was a technologist at Arthur Andersen and in technical support at Novell.
He is a member of the CIO Research Board, a co-author of the book Object Programming with Visual Basic and has 14 patents or patents pending.
Joel is married to Lani Aposhian Dehlin and has seven charming children.
Bette M. Walker, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Delphi Corporation
Situational Leadership at Work: The Delphi Story
Bette Walker is vice president and chief information officer for Delphi Corporation. In this position, Walker is responsible for strategic and operational information technology activities in support of Delphi’s global business. Walker is a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company’s top policy-making group. She has been with Delphi since 1997, when she joined the organization as the global chief information officer for the company’s largest division, Delphi Energy & Chassis. She has been recognized by ComputerWorld as one of the Premiere 100 Information Technology Leaders and by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry. Delphi’s information technology organization has been the recipient of four consecutive CIO 100 designations and included in the InformationWeek 500 ranking of innovative information technology organizations for five consecutive years.
Jack W. Sunderlage, President and Chief Executive Officer,
The World of Technology: Where Entrepreneurship and Innovation Flourish
Jack W. Sunderlage serves as president and chief executive officer of ContentWatch Inc., a provider of internet management software and services.
Mr. Sunderlage has enjoyed a long and successful career in the information technology industry. He has held key sales and marketing executive positions with Burroughs, UNISYS, Digital Equipment, Compaq Computer, and Hewlett-Packard. His last assignment was vice president of Global Accounts, West Region for Compaq, a part of HP.
Jack is the past chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Utah Information Technology Association where he continues to be a trustee with the newly formed Utah Technology Council. He currently serves as chairman of the board for the World Trade Center Utah. In 2006, he was appointed to the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Governing Board.
In 2004, 2006, and 2007, Jack was selected to the Spring 100, a group of the top capital entrepreneurs in Utah.
Jeremy Hanks, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Doba
Adventures in Entrepreneurship with Jeremy Hanks
Jeremy Hanks is an entrepreneur, leader, and founder of several successful technology companies. His most recent venture is Doba, which he co-founded in 2002 and currently serves as chairman. During the past 5 years, Doba has grown over 8,000% under Hanks’ leadership. In 2007, Doba was ranked No. 23 on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in America, No. 1 on the Utah 100 list of fastest-growing companies in Utah, and No. 6 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 list of the fastest growing technology companies in North America. Jeremy was listed on Utah Valley Business Q's “Top 40 Under 40,” was recognized as an Outstanding Young Entrepreneur by Connect magazine, and was listed on the v100 list of Top Venture Entrepreneurs by vSpring Capital. Listen to a successful entrepreneur talk about how he's started several companies, and get pointers and advice on how to start your own.
A. Richard Walje, President, Rocky Mountain Power
Powering IT in a "Greener" World
A. Richard Walje, 56, is president of Rocky Mountain Power, with executive management responsibility for the electric distribution operations of PacifiCorp in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. The company serves customers in Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho under the brand name Rocky Mountain Power.
Walje began his career as a journeyman lineman in 1976, joining Utah Power & Light Company in 1986 as an electrical engineer. He served the company in several capacities including: senior vice president of shared services; vice president of transmission and distribution operations and customer service, and others.
Eric Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Control4
Technology Startups: What not to do
Eric Smith is co-founder and chief technology officer of Control4. Control4 is the first company to make whole-home automation a practical option for any residence. The company makes everyday life easier by providing one-touch control of both new and existing electronic systems in the home.
Prior to Control4, he co-founded STSN (now known as iBahn), the worldwide leader in broadband services for business travelers. Eric developed the intellectual property that made it possible to simplify internet protocols and offer fast, convenient broadband service to travelers staying in more than 500,000 hotel rooms in 300 cities around the world. Prior to STSN, Eric co-founded PHAST Corporation, which quickly became the leading control system in the residential control systems market.
Pat Felzien, Corporate IT Director, IM Flash Technologies
IM Flash Project Management Methodology
Pat Felzien, in his current role as the corporate IT director, is solely responsible for the IT costs associated with IMFT (a joint venture between Micron and Intel) and IMFS (a sister company to IMFT that is also a joint venture between Micron and Intel). Pat joined Micron in December of 1991 as a software engineer developing MES fabrication software, moving on to host automation development. Pat has held various managerial roles within the manufacturing software domain including host automation lead, front-end software manager, manufacturing software manager, and manufacturing software director. Pat also spent six months in the role of site IT director at the MTC site. Pat’s experience in IT spans close to 16 years.
Pat holds a bachelors of science in computer science from the University of Idaho.