Aline Gerew is Senior Vice President and Business Unit Executive at CA Technologies, responsible for product strategy, go-to-market strategy, and engineering for CA’s Automation solutions.
Antonio Diaz is a Business Advisor at Broadcom Mainframe Division and oversees Security and DevOps areas in Southern Europe. Antonio has more than 20 years of experience spent in multinational software companies in the field of large enterprise systems in both technical and business roles of presales, sales, business strategy and go-to-market. Antonio holds a Computer Science degree from Alcala de Henares University.
Ashok is responsible for Broadcom’s Enterprise Software Division, which is comprised of six business lines including IT Business Management, Agile Central, Security and API Management, Continuous Testing, AIOps and Automation.
Under Ashok’s leadership, the Enterprise Software Division is focused on being a strategic partner to the world’s largest enterprises, providing a robust portfolio of integrated software needed to solve today’s complex IT challenges. The Enterprise Software Division helps its customers become lean digital enterprises, leveraging Systems of Intelligence platforms for multi-cloud Hybrid IT environments.
Ashok has over 25 years’ experience in Enterprise Software, spanning a breadth of technologies and businesses that transform AI and automation driven offerings.
Most recently, Ashok led CA Technologies’ $1B+ DevOps Line of Business, with the Industry's first Cognitive DevOps platform. He joined CA in 2015 to lead the Mainframe business. In this role, he led the agile transformation of the Mainframe unit, introduced AI driven innovations that outperformed the market and took market share from the competition.
Prior to CA, Ashok worked for IBM, where he served as the VP of the company’s API Economy, DevOps and Hybrid Cloud Integration portfolios. Previously, Ashok worked at Rational Software and other Fortune 500 companies including Honeywell, Fluor and Novartis.
A life-long learner, Ashok holds an MBA, MS and BS in Engineering and is a Professional Engineer (PE, California). Ashok is currently completing a master’s degree in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Ashok holds patents in IT governance and automation and six pending patents for Blockchain technologies. In addition, he is also the Founding Commissioner of the UN Blockchain commission, with a focus on solutions for social good.
Ashok is an avid runner and has completed the New York City, San Francisco and Boston Marathons. He resides in Los Altos, California with his wife and has two grown children.
Brian Henkel is a Principal UX Designer at Broadcom, a role he previously also held at CA Technologies. Brian prides himself on finding the intersection between customer needs and business goals, while designing elegant solutions that deliver results. He has been an advocate for the user’s experience for more than 14 years, working with top enterprises as a UX consultant and teaching college courses as an adjunct instructor.
Chip Mason has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. As Senior Product Manager, Chip leads strategy and product definition for Mainframe Security products in Broadcom, Inc, a role he previously held at CA Technologies. In this capacity, Chip works to guide integration and product development toward delivering valuable Security solutions, as well as acting as a subject matter expert assisting customers to ensure security and compliance. Chip has experience across many areas of Enterprise IT, including Security Management, Application, Web and Mobile Software Development, Service Management, Software and Infrastructure Provisioning, Networking, and Event Management. Chip is certified in Scaled Agile Framework and ITIL. Chip resides in Raleigh, NC where he enjoys his family and photography.
As a leader in Agile development, Dana directs Broadcom Mainframe Application Development solution portfolio, including Endevor, InterTest, File Master Plus, SymDump and Mainframe Application Tuner solutions. He has vast experience in leading mainframe as well as distributed teams, joining Broadcom after over 20 years at IBM. Dana works closely with Broadcom’s mainframe customers to improve software delivery and developer productivity.
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David Stokes is Vice President & Business Unit Executive for CA's Mainframe business unit. David leads CA's Platform & Common Services team that includes CA Common Services (CCS), Mainframe Software Manager (MSM), Value Portfolio, and z Systems platform business & technology initiatives for CA.
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Dejan Milinkovic is a Product Manager at Broadcom, and is responsible for solutions that enable a modern experience for mainframe. Over the past ten years, he has been heavily involved in the company’s initiative to support and promote the next generation of mainframe application developers.
Deb is responsible for the transformation and modernization of information technology solutions that enable business success. She is currently the Director of Product Management in the Mainframe Division at Broadcom. Her team focuses on developing the strategy and the design of CA Technologies mission critical mainframe offerings. These include CA databases, systems management, storage and application development products.
Deb has 20+ years’ experience in mainframe infrastructure operations, service delivery and has held several leadership positions in software and hardware development organizations across the industry, including IBM System Z operating systems, high volume transactional systems, database management systems and microprocessor design. Deb enjoys partnering with customers to create meaningful solutions that matter to their business success and she is passionate about protecting the future of technology. Deb has dedicated herself to developing the people behind the mainframe systems and she leads a talent program that delivers critical mainframe skills to the workforce.
Ed Blazejewski works in Product Management and Strategy for Output Management for Broadcom. In this role, Ed is responsible for working with enterprise customers to identify key market need and recruit customers as validation partners and work with the PO and development staff to deliver key critical value-added services. He has 20+ years of industry experience and was selected to be in the first cohort of CA’s LEAP program. Apart from his role in Output Management, other rotations were in the security BU, where he spearheaded the integration between CA-PAM and ACF2/Top Secret, and in the DevOps BU, where he investigated the healthcare EDI testing market and produced plans for a new product idea. Before LEAP, Ed led multiple agile development teams across multiple geographies who built Mainframe Operational Intelligence, UIM4z, Mainframe Software Manager, MSPS, and Output Management products.
Ed also chairs the Americas/EMEA mainframe, UI & User Experience patent review board and himself holds two US patents. He is passionate about creating great software by collaborating with customers, UX, engineering/architecture and the business.
Greg Lotko is SVP and General Manager for Broadcom’s Mainframe business unit. A passionate leader, Greg’s customer-first approach has helped countless organizations drive business and technical success resulting in lasting customer relationships. Currently, Greg is responsible for all facets of the Mainframe division, including strategy, product management, engineering, services, support, and marketing. Under his leadership, the division helps the world’s top companies operate, automate, secure, and modernize the mainframe systems that run their businesses.
Known for driving growth and innovation, Greg was selected to lead the strategic Mainframe division when Broadcom acquired CA Technologies in 2018. At CA, Greg was General Manager for Mainframe and, prior to that, SVP of Software Engineering. Before joining CA, Greg spent 29 years with IBM. He was the Business Line Executive for IBM’s Mainframe business, including strategy, architecture, operations, and overall financial performance. In addition, he held senior leadership roles across server, storage, software, services, and information technology. Greg also was a member of the CEO’s Growth and Transformation team responsible for reinventing IBM.
A technologist at heart, Greg received his Computer Science degree from Clarkson University where he serves on the Dean of Arts and Science Advisory Council. Greg is a car enthusiast and compares car racing to IT. Taking advantage of the available power with discipline and control is crucial. This is how you drive with both speed and resource efficiency to sustain top performance and strategically outmaneuver the competition.
Hayden Lindsey is the Vice President responsible for WW Software Engineering and Architecture within Broadcom’s Mainframe Division. In this role, Hayden leads development of all mainframe products developed in the Broadcom labs around the world (North America, the Czech Republic, and India).
Hayden leads teams that employ iterative and agile development techniques and methodologies to develop solutions that help enterprises build, operate, automate, optimize and secure their current and next generation systems to enable digital transformation.
Hayden has worked in the software industry for over three decades. He has held a variety of positions including software developer, product architect, offering manager, co-leader of the Eclipse tools platform, director of the Rational modeling and construction tools, IBM VP and distinguished engineer of DevOps for Enterprise Systems and Compilers, and SVP for WW Engineering & Architecture at CA Technologies. Technically, Hayden was an early adopter of object technology and Smalltalk, applying it in the areas of code generation, debugging, IDEs, and performance, and he holds 14 patents.
Jean-Louis has been in product management roles for more than 15 years, starting as product manager in the Change and Configuration Management space, then moving into Application Lifecycle Management, DevOps and now as Director Product Management in Broadcom Mainframe business unit for DevOps and Open MainFrame initiative. Jean-Louis is also involved in the open source project Zowe, and is member of Zowe Leadership Council (Zowe.org). Jean-Louis is passionate about leveraging modern technology and design thinking to open Mainframe to a new generation of users.
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Jeff Henry is responsible for Broadcom’s Mainframe Division strategy, product management and design. In this role, Jeff is leading innovation across Broadcom solutions to help transform how clients build, operate and secure their mission critical applications and enable their organizations to optimize and transform to become a digital business, leveraging DevSecOps, machine learning/AI & Security and Compliance. Jeff has over 30 years of industry experience leading software organizations, specializing in business services delivery, cloud deployments, and bringing Systems of Engagement together with Systems of Record for enterprise customers. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two children, ages 15 & 16.
Leslie is a Senior UX Architect in CA’s Mainframe Business Unit. She joined CA in April 2015, having worked previously as a human factors engineer in the fields of medicine, finance, insurance, telecommunications, and eCommerce. Leslie enjoys renovating her historic home, playing with her kitchen gadgets, and expanding her gaming collection.
Maddalena is an Advisor product manager responsible for solutions that enable the z Platform to be leveraged by other product teams at CA and from our customers: Common Services, CA Chorus Software Manager (f.k.a. MSM) and Self Service Provisioning of mainframe software. She has 30 years of experience in technology roles including support engineer, systems programming, operations, product administration, consulting services and product management.
Nicole is Director of Product Management at CA Technologies, a Broadcom Company. Nicole and her team set the direction for IT Operations, Automation and Database. Her career is dedicated to ensuring customer success by providing world class enterprise software solutions to simplify infrastructure management and achieve 99.999 or higher availability. Nicole is passionate about partnering directly with customers to ensure their needs are fully understood and their expectations are exceeded. Here at Broadcom, we validate concepts early (design-thinking), hosts sprint reviews & solution demos to solicit feedback during the development cycle, enables hands on test drives, on-prem validations and focuses on adoption in production environments to ensure customers are maximizing their investment. The outcome of the continuous customer engagement ... solutions which are designed to be continuously available, resilient, scalable, automated, easy to manage and user-friendly.
Petr Plavjanik has been working in the software development and testing sphere for 13 years. He is now the software architect for new mainframe solutions at Broadcom. Petr's main areas of expertise are mainframes and automation, and using modern development tools and languages such as Java, Python, and Node.js on z/OS.
A 10-year IT professional, Philippe Dubost is Offering Manager at Broadcom Inc's Mainframe Division. In this role, he is responsible for products planning and strategy, presenting and representing the products portfolio to customers and industry analysts, collecting customer requirements and transforming them into actionable Agile/Scrum stories in the engineering backlog. Philippe has an MBA from Prague University of Economics (VSE, Czech Republic), and a Master in Computer Sciences from ISIMA (France).
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Praveen is a passionate design evangelist with extensive experience in integrating design thinking with product development. He has successfully transformed business strategies into product strategies, while connecting business with users. He orchestrates and delivers the solution experience of MOI solution suite to ensure seamless, integrated, and delightful customer experience, including identifying new opportunities, and incremental innovation. He focuses on jobs to be done by creating deep customer empathy using various research techniques to create products that matter.
Raj Rajagopal, Senior Director of Product Management & Strategy, CA Technologies
Expert in building world class enterprise software products, leading cross functional teams of designers, developers and product owners and providing strategic advice to executive decision makers on product, portfolio, organic and inorganic growth strategies.Currently leads HyperScale Cloud Services and Blockchain Incubation efforts for CA.Key Focus Areas: Product Management & Strategy, Development, Design Thinking, Enterprise Software Markets, Hybrid Cloud, AWS, CloudFoundry, DevOps, Mobile, Agile Development, Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics and Industrial IoT. Strategic Investment & Incubation Leader for BlockChain/HyperLedger Solution.
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Rick spends his career at the intersection of emerging technologies and business outcomes. At CA he leads a team focused on bringing innovative mainframe technology to market. His expertise includes Agile methods and rituals applied to messaging, campaign and buyer journey design, content marketing and digital demand generation. Prior to CA, he worked at IBM focused on technology marketing including Analytics, Big Data, and Cloud solutions in both the Systems and Cloud businesses. In addition, he has deep expertise in early stage technology evaluation honed while doing emerging technology marketing at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center. He is co-author of a patent in the area of Supply Chain Risk Management. He is a graduate of the Kelly Graduate School of Business at Indiana University.
Rose is a senior principal product manager responsible for solutions that enable mobile-to-mainframe Software Change Management and DevOps for the enterprise. She has over 30 years of experience in technology roles including application development, systems programming, operations, product administration, consulting services and product management.
Seema leads customer marketing for CA's mainframe business unit, focused on segmentation, analytics and lifecycle programs across 2,000 clients. She previously held leadership marketing and strategy roles at Sungard Availability Services, Core Security, IBM Software and Lucent Technologies. For balance and fun, her life in the Boston area revolves around cooking, entertaining and being a mom.
Serge is responsible for CA’s Mainframe Business unit product management and strategy. In this role, Serge is leading innovation across CA solutions to help transform how clients build, operate and secure their mission critical applications and enable their organizations to optimize and transform to become a digital business, leveraging blockchain, real time machine learning based algorithms and AI.
Serge is an avid chess player and enjoys collecting, restoring and programming vintage computers. He holds several patents in the test automation field, and serves as a Board Advisor for multiple startups including Virtual Cove and HipTest.
Stuart McIrvine is Director of Product Management for the Mainframe Security products and the Mainframe Intelligent Operations and Automation products at Broadcom. In his role Stuart leads the development of the strategy for his portfolio and manages the product direction to ensure the needs of the Broadcom customers are met.
Previously, Stuart spent 5 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) leading product management in both the Security and IT Operations Management business units.
Before HPE, Stuart spent 21 years at IBM. His most recent role was leading the development of IBM's overall portfolio strategy for cloud computing. In this role, Stuart was responsible for driving offering plans, M&A activities, and key partnerships as well as aligning the various IBM business units around a common strategy. Prior to this, Stuart was the Director of Market Management for Tivoli Software's Emerging Markets and prior to that he was the Director for the IBM Corporate Security Strategy. During his career, Stuart has held many marketing positions in IBM's Software Group in areas including Networking & Security and Business Integration and Portals. Stuart started with IBM as an engineer and spent 6 years in both hardware engineering and software engineering.
Stuart McIrvine has an undergraduate degree in Electronic Systems and Microcomputer Engineering from the University of Glasgow (UK) and an MBA from the University of Southampton (UK).
Sylva Bursikova is a Product Owner at Broadcom. She is based in Prague and is responsible for solutions supporting the Modern Developer Experience for Mainframe. Currently, she works with the teams developing the CA Endevor SCM Enterprise Git Bridge, which enables a new generation of developers to begin working on mainframe assets through the most common source control management framework, GIT. Previously, Sylva worked in Engineering as a Scrum Master for Mainframe DevOps teams and in customer service as a consultant for a PPM product. In her free time, she likes playing music with other like-minded colleagues.
With over 20 years experience in Information Technology, Vaughn Marshall has worked in a variety of areas including Development, Quality Assurance and Software Change & Configuration Management. He has consulted on designing, implementing and automating software development lifecycle processes for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He is currently Broadcom's product manager for CA Endevor SCM and CA Application Lifecycle Conductor and continues to work with customers to expand their capabilities and features to ensure the products meet the needs of today's modern software factory.
Venkat Balabhadrapatruni is the Solution Architect for the Mainframe DevOps value stream at Broadcom responsible for enabling the new and flexible DevOps experience for mainframe. Venkat has 18+ years experience in the Mainframe application development tooling modernization and Enterprise DevOps. Venkat led the design and architecture for IBM Enterprise DevOps products IDz, ADDI, RTC EE before joining Broadcom in 2017.
Vikas Sinha is Vice President of Global Customer Experience and Strategic Alliances. He is responsible for all aspects of customer success for Broadcom’s mainframe business. Prior to Broadcom (previously CA Technologies), Vikas spent several years at IBM and SPSS leading R&D for their predictive analytics portfolio. Vikas has a Master’s degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University. You can reach him at email@example.com.
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