Partner, Head of Digital Transformation, Connected Enterprise
Adrian Clamp is a Partner and Global Head of the Digital Transformation practice at KPMG — a proposition called the Connected Enterprise — an insight-led, customer-centric, end-to-end approach to digital transformation, tailored by sector. Clamp has over thirty years of experience in technology, leading customer-led digital transformation programs deploying new customer-facing technologies and operating model change within large, complex organizations. Clamp has worked at board level with the leadership teams of many private sector companies to drive agile at-scale digital change in banking, insurance, consumer goods, and utilities and has been an early supporter of large-scale government initiatives to deploy digital at scale. Clamp began his career at IBM Labs in various international roles in software and global services. He spent over 10 years as a partner at Accenture, leading large technology enabled transformation teams across Europe, Middle East, and Africa, while also being part of the team to launch the Digital business. Clamp has experience with venture capital, investments in start-ups and scale-ups, and advises boards on how to exploit digital technologies to create value and drive profitable growth. He earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from St. Andrews University.
Partner, Cloud & Digital
Anu Ramraj is a Partner with PwC's Cloud & Digital Practice, working with Fortune Global 500 clients in navigating fast-moving challenges, such as the digitization of health services, and the opportunities presented by cloud and AI. Previously, she was Vice President of Cloud Services with Unisys, responsible for expanding the cloud portfolio, working with analysts, and accelerating cloud journeys for global clients including cloud migrations, cloud security, cloud native application, and data transformations. Ramraj’s career achievements include scaling and managing global cloud organizations, winning over $600 million in cloud transformation engagements, executing successful M&As, and earning several leadership positions for cloud practices from analysts. Ramraj is a member recipient of 3 U.S. patents, the Cloud Girls Rising Trailblazer Award (2022), and a Global Top 100 Influencer for Hybrid Cloud (Onalytica 2021).
Alvarez & Marsal
Managing Director with A&MPLIFY
Bob Ghafouri is a Managing Director and the Global Head of A&MPLIFY by Alvarez and Marsal, an AI-powered Digital Transformation firm which focuses on helping brands reimagine customer experience, reinvent products, and optimize operations. Ghafouri is an innovative founder and CEO with three successful exits. He is skilled at growing new businesses, generating value for clients through digital strategies, and digital transformation for large corporations. Prior to joining A&M, Ghafouri served as Chief Commercial Officer with Red Ventures, a digital media holding, and was a Senior Managing Director and founding member of Accenture’s Digital Business unit. In addition, Ghafouri founded, launched, and scaled three digital businesses in the government, retail, and real estate industries.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Craig Swanson is a leader in Booz Allen’s Strategic Innovation Group, with a focus on digital transformation for civil government agencies. Swanson applies more than 20 years of experience in commercial and federal technology modernization to drive mission value through modern, experience-driven digital ecosystems that employ cloud-native platforms and product management techniques. He specializes in modernizing legacy and disparate computing and data environments into shared platforms (hybrid and multicloud, as-a-service offerings) to improve enterprise resilience and mission agility and to accelerate analytics and machine learning solutions. Swanson partners closely with cyber and analytics experts to deliver a holistic approach and to ensure digital solutions are secure and intelligent by design. His expertise includes mobilizing culture around technology through DevSecOps practices to drive integration and automation across the enterprise. He is committed to maximizing the value of government services to citizens by transforming the way work gets done. Previously, Swanson was responsible for advancing digital capabilities across Booz Allen’s defense business, and managing key industry partnerships around cloud, data, and mobility. He led practices in mobile, open source enterprise geographic information systems (EGIS), enterprise integration (API management and service-oriented architectures), and Internet of Things. As an engineer himself, Swanson has led both large and small agile engineering teams to deliver transformation roadmaps, research and development, minimum viable product programs, and digital platforms that integrate cloud, open source, mobility, and data analytics. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Mary Washington College and a Master of Science in IT from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Swanson is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Managing Director, Global Head of Digital Transformation
David Goldberg is Managing Director and Global Head of Digital Transformation for Marsh Advisory, the risk consulting division of Marsh, LLC. In this role, he is responsible for the design and delivery of Marsh’s increasingly broad suite of Blue[i] digital analytics products, covering all insurance lines and portfolio risk solutions. By leveraging Marsh’s industry leading repositories of data and risk expertise, these new products are dramatically improving the colleague and client experience of digesting critical insights across insurable and non-insurable risks. Goldberg has worked in financial services for over twenty years, after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in economics and mathematics from Yale University in 2002. That same year, he joined Marsh’s sister company, Oliver Wyman, spending 8 years as a member of the retail banking practice before leaving as a principal in 2010. Goldberg subsequently held various positions in product and data strategy at JPMorgan, AIG, and Point72, before joining Marsh in early 2020.
Director, Portfolio Lead, Global Consulting Products & Platforms
An early proponent of digital service delivery and asset-based consulting, Daniel Krauss is an acclaimed thought leader in the industry who has been cited in leading business and IT journals, including the Harvard Business Review. Over his now 17-year career, he has been focusing on the evolution and impact of new digital tech and innovation trends and practices to support clients across industries and geographies. Krauss originally helped to jumpstart EY’s global Digital & Emerging Tech practice, which houses capabilities in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Currently, Krauss is the founder and business leader of the EY Transformation Platform. He and his diverse team have been evolving suites of proprietary digital tools to address recurring challenges clients are facing in digital innovation and transformation programs. In concert with EY teams globally, he is orchestrating new integrated value propositions for clients powered by combinations of EY capabilities, proprietary digital tools, as well as partnerships with alliances and ecosystem relationships. Before joining EY, Krauss was a Research Director at Gartner Research, where he was a member of the Global IT Services & Outsourcing team. He started his career with the Global Vendor Strategy team at Forrester Research. Krauss completed an Executive Program in Innovation at Stanford University and has a degree in business from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany.
Arthur D. Little
A new addition to Arthur D. Little, Fareeda Ahmed has led global digital teams to launch groundbreaking innovations in video streaming services and consumer digital products across industries — from banking to community solar. She has published numerous articles on bleeding edge topics such as Web3, the Metaverse, NFTs, and their impact on media, arts, and entertainment. She is sought out for her unique approach of leveraging a strategy, empathy, and storytelling to create differentiated and impactful experiences for international audiences. Prior to her work at ADL, Ahmed served as Head of Innovation at the boutique TMT firm Meridian Advisory Group, as well as Head of Digital Strategy at Pure Growth Partners, a brand and innovation consultancy, both based in New York City. Her path has taken her from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, to Silicon Alley, to Hollywood, and beyond. She currently serves on the boards of two arts-and-activism nonprofits. Ahmed holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in English and history from Barnard College/Columbia University (summa cum laude).
Heiyab Tessema is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Digital practice, where he helps clients address their trickiest business problems using technology. He has over a decade of innovative product management and technical delivery experience across healthcare, financial services, retail, and the public sector. At Oliver Wyman, Tessema has directly led the design, development, and roll-out of numerous large-scale agile software projects for clients across North America and Europe. His teams have crafted and embedded solutions that run the gamut of process digitization, data pipelining, advanced analytics, and intuitive user interaction — all in support of improving outcomes in a smarter way. Tessema also advises clients who find themselves needing to innovate and deal with market or internal constraints simultaneously, on how to successfully deliver user-centric technical solutions. This includes coaching clients seeking to effectively establish and scale their own agile capabilities. Outside of work, Tessema is passionate about mentorship and bridging the equity gap for underrepresented communities inside and outside of technology. He earned his Master of Engineering Management from the Thayer School of Engineering and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts in engineering sciences modified with economics and his Bachelor of Engineering in environmental engineering, both from Dartmouth. He holds certifications in Scrum and AgilePM.
Global Head of Cloud and Infrastructure Services
Jo Debecker is a proven leader and the Global Head of Cloud and Infrastructure Services (CIS) at Wipro Limited, a division offering data center and hybrid cloud services, digital network services, digital workplace, digital processes and tools, and connected intelligence. This business line accounts for more than 26% of the organization’s revenue and has an excellent track record of client retention. Debecker possesses a robust external market orientation, is obsessed with his client's success, and is committed to leveraging Wipro's capabilities to propel its operations. He is a torch-bearer of the spirit of Wipro with a strong employee focus and is passionate about Wipro values and ethics. Before joining Wipro, Debecker was the Chief Delivery Officer and Head of Group Operations at Atos, where he held several senior leadership roles. As a member of the executive committee, he was responsible for defining and executing group strategy around horizontal portfolios, acquisitions and divestitures, market positioning, and more. He was instrumental in 10 acquisitions in a single year and was a key contributor in bringing the Infrastructure and Data Management division back to profitability. Debecker led almost 90,000 employees globally and was responsible for delivery operations for the Atos Group, spanning infrastructure, cloud, workplace, and application services. As a true value creator, Debecker is known for the turn-around of large global organizations. He has also served in several leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard and began his career at Procter and Gamble as a system analyst. Debecker holds a master's degree in finance and computer science from The University of Leuven, Belgium. He is based in Switzerland and is fluent in English, Dutch, French, and German.
Senior Managing Director
Lan Guan, Senior Managing Director at Accenture, leads the Global Industry Applied Intelligence Network within Accenture’s Strategy Consulting domain. In this role she is responsible for working with clients to develop and implement data and AI strategies for their organizations. She has spent her last eighteen years at Accenture working with cross-industry Fortune 100 clients in North America and specializes in data integration, data mining, and statistical modeling. Guan is often asked to speak at analytics events on subjects such as managing advanced analytic applications, growing analytic resources, delivering more informed information, and making analytics a part of the corporate operation. She has published a number of industry white papers about the growing impact of analytics on corporate transformation, and in 2013 she co-authored a management handbook: Selling Through Someone Else: How to Use Agile Sales Networks and Partners to Sell More. Guan has led an array of analytics projects featuring customer segmentation and profiling, target marketing, predictive modeling, and business forecasting to enhance clients’ marketing efforts and provide business/strategic decision support to improve the bottom line. Prior to joining Accenture, Guan was an Analytics Manager at Quantum, a start-up custom analytic company specializing in the areas of predictive modeling, sales force optimization, automotive primary research, and database management. She received her MBA in Applied Statistical Engineering from the University of Michigan and her PhD (ABD) in Quantitative Economics from Wayne State University.
Pablo Escutia is a Senior Partner at Kearney, a partner-owned global management consulting firm founded in 1926. Kearney’s 5,000+ professionals across over 40 countries work with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as with the most influential governmental and nonprofit organizations. As leader of Kearney’s Digital Transformation practice in Spain and Portugal, Escutia has helped many of the firm’s most prominent clients harness technology to drive major transformations of their business and operating models. Over the course of his 25 years with the firm, he has advised C-suite clients globally across numerous industries, including transportation, logistics, infrastructures, banking, and telecom. He also is a regular speaker at technology forums and has forged partnerships with disruptive tech companies to introduce new strategies in digital and analytics. Escutia earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and his Master of Science in telecommunications engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Arthur D. Little
Shahid Khan is a Partner in the Telecoms/Media/Technology (TMT) Practice and the Global Head of Media/Entertainment at Arthur D. Little (ADL), a preeminent global management consulting firm. Khan is an acclaimed expert, serial entrepreneur, and operator in TMT and Web sectors with an over 25-year track record across the U.S., Europe, UAE, and KSA. As an entrepreneur, Khan ideated, launched, and scaled two award-winning companies which successfully exited in Q4 2019 and Q1 2021. As a seasoned management consultant, he is sought after by CxOs and boards, as well as private equity firms to lead innovation, digital transformation, value creation, M&A, and new business launches. Over the years, Khan has earned a strong reputation as an out-of-the-box, innovative thinker with strategic mindset, deep technology underpinnings, and execution focus. Khan was the Founder and Managing Partner for MAG, a TMT sector-focused boutique management consulting firm, trademarked “The UnConsultants” for its hands-on, execution-oriented approach. He managed key relationships and engagements for leading companies across the Media and Telecoms ecosystem. MAG was named by Consulting Magazine as one of the “Seven Small Jewels,” an award given to high-growth consulting firms, and was acquired by ADL in April 2021. Khan was also the Founder and Chairman of Mediamorph, a Media Tech company that disrupted and transformed how players in the digital content ecosystem buy and sell content efficiently and intelligently. He conceptualized and founded the company; led three rounds of funding from strategic Investors such as Liberty Global, Motorola, Advance Newhouse, and Smedvig Capital; and scaled the company globally. Mediamorph won the prestigious Cablefax Tech Award for technology innovation, was on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list, and was acquired by Whip Media Group. Prior to embarking upon his entrepreneurial ventures, Khan served as Senior Partner, Head of Media sector at IBB Consulting (now Accenture); Managing Director and Head of Media industry practice at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint; Partner and Communication Sector Lead at IBM Global Services. Khan entered the digital media sector in 1998 as a Principal and Head of Media Practice at ZEFER, one of the leading consultancies of the Web 1.0 era. He holds an MBA in finance and marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He was on the board of directors of NATPE, a global association for the content industry, and on the board of directors of the Manhattan chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the world’s premier peer network of CEOs and business leaders. He was named as one of the “50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business” and has won other media industry recognitions.
Partner and Managing Director; Global Co-Lead of Kearney Analytics
Stephan Krubasik is the Global Co-Lead of Kearney Analytics. Krubasik and the Kearney Analytics team help clients to maximize the value from data and analytics for their business model and market. In the current times of disruption, a focus area of Krubasik and his team is Operations Analytics, e.g. applying artificial intelligence to increase Supply Chain performance and resilience. In this context, Krubasik co-led Kearney’s acquisition of Optano — a leading Operations AI firm. Just as important for Kearney’s clients is staying close to consumer trends, and Krubasik’s team leverages consumer and growth analytics to identify and forecast consumer demand based on big data. Krubasik and the Kearney Analytics team helped multiple global clients in their comprehensive Data and Analytics transformation. Leveraging Cervello, a Kearney Company, the value contribution does not stop with a strategy or pilot but spans to scaled transformation and implementation programs. Under Krubasik’s co-leadership, Kearney Analytics grew by 50% last year and is now a global team of more than 500 analytics consultants, data scientists, data engineers, and software engineers. He is a sought-after speaker on topics like “AI in practice,” where he shares the latest real-life examples of applied AI. Krubasik joined Kearney 18 years ago and held multiple leadership positions, but still first and foremost enjoys the trust-based collaboration with his executive clients. He lives in Munich and earned a diploma in industrial engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig.