Executive Views Author Profiles

David Moschella, Global Research Director, CSC Leading Edge Forum

David Moschella is the Global Research Director for the Leading Edge Forum. In this position, he guides a series of strategic research initiatives aimed at helping CIOs and other Enterprise IT leaders understand and exploit the ever-expanding intersection between business and information technology. David’s key areas of expertise include globalization, industry restructuring, disruptive technologies, environmental strategies, and the co-evolution of business and IT.

An author and columnist, David’s second book, Customer-Driven IT, How Users Are Shaping Technology Industry Growth, was published in 2003 by Harvard Business School Press. The book assessed the implications of the shift from a supplier-driven to a customer-led IT environment. His 1997 book, Waves of Power, assessed global competition within the IT supplier community. He has written some 200 columns for Computerworld, the IT Industry’s leading publication on Enterprise IT.

David previously spent 15 years with International Data Corporation, where he was IDC’s main spokesperson on global IT industry trends and was responsible for its worldwide technology, industry and market forecasts.

Randy Phillips, Vice President and Chief Development Officer (CDO), CSC

Randy Phillips is the vice president and chief development officer for CSC, responsible for identifying, negotiating and closing all acquisitions, divestitures and related transactions that drive CSC’s growth strategies.

Prior to joining CSC in December 2007, Mr. Phillips worked at Alcoa as president of China Corporate Development, based in Beijing, before which he served as director of corporate development in Alcoa’s New York headquarters. From 1996 – 2003, Mr. Phillips was vice president, corporate development, for TRW Inc., where he was responsible for the analysis and oversight of strategic business development initiatives across the company’s aerospace, information systems and automotive global businesses.

Mr. Phillips holds a bachelor’s of science degree in computer science/systems from Wright State University in Ohio, and in 1996 he completed the Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security. He is also a 1997 graduate of the Tuck Executive Program, at Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. He serves as a trustee for both Wright State University Foundation and the external advisory board of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Mark Roman, President, Global Healthcare Operations, CSC

Mark Roman is President of Global Healthcare Operations within CSC’s Business Solutions and Services Sector. He is responsible for operations of all commercial healthcare consulting and systems integration, business process outsourcing, and information technology outsourcing engagements worldwide. Mark has oversight of all segments within the healthcare industry, including those in the life sciences, commercial health insurance, healthcare providers, and U.S. state and local government healthcare clients. Mark also chairs CSC’s Global Healthcare Leadership Council, which focuses on market trends, client business requirements and solutions for the marketplace.

Mark joined CSC from HP Enterprise Services/Electronic Data Systems (EDS) where he was Global Industry Leader for all healthcare industry clients and solutions. In this role, he led the successful development and implementation of the company’s global healthcare strategy. He managed the development, marketing and growth of all solution areas in healthcare including Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Business Transformation Services, IT Outsourcing and Service Line Management. He was responsible for intellectual capital development and launched EDS’ Electronic Health Records strategy and Center of Excellence.

Before joining HPES/EDS, Mark was General Manager – Solutions for IBM Global Services. He oversaw all solution areas in healthcare for IBM, including Internet, Intranet, Voice, Image and Industry Services. He was responsible for the initiation and marketing of new solutions, business partner strategy and lifecycle management.

Mark also started two companies, Ameritech Health Connections, a clinical repository company, and Ameritech Health Network Ventures, a health networking technology company linking physicians with hospitals to enable a free flow of information. Prior to Ameritech, he began his 30-year IT consulting and BPO career as an Associate Partner/Senior Manager with Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in services and solutions for the healthcare industry on a global basis.

Samuel Sanders Visner, CSC, Cyber Lead and Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, North American Public Sector – Enforcement, Security and Intelligence

Samuel S. Visner leads and oversees CSC’s company-wide cyber strategy.  In this capacity, Mr. Visner is responsible for the development of CSC’s cyber position and intellectual capital, and for market development. Additionally, he leads the development of strategy and directs business development efforts for CSC’s work in the law enforcement, homeland security, managed security services, foreign affairs and intelligence domains.  In this capacity, he directs CSC’s enforcement, security, foreign affairs and intelligence business development team, managing business growth and developing strategy for key national security segments.  Mr. Visner is a member of the Defense Science Board (DSB) Intelligence Task Force supporting the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He previously led business development efforts at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he served as a senior vice president in the intelligence, security and technology domains.  Mr. Visner also consulted to the President’s Commission on Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.

When Mr. Visner served as the Chief, Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Programs at the National Security Agency, he was awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Award, the agency’s highest civilian honor. Earlier, he built a practice at Booz Allen Hamilton in emergency management, C4I systems, and classified operational systems.

Mr. Visner is the past Deputy Chairman for the Intelligence Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and is a member of the AFCEA Cyber Security Committee. He served recently as a member of the Board of Directors of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, or INSA, and continues to serve as a member of the organization’s Innovative Technologies Council, as well as the National Correlation Working Group, a group of senior industry advisers to the government.  As a member of the Intelligence Global Reserve Program, he also is an associate of the National Intelligence Council, and chaired in 2008 a symposium on cybercrime and chaired in 2007 a symposium on the implications for the Intelligence Community of the global information infrastructure.  Mr. Visner also led a task for the Air Force and National Defense Industrial Association to assess future Near Space missions, systems and technologies.

As an adjunct professor for the Science and Technology in International Affairs program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Mr. Visner teaches a course on the effects of information technology on international security.  He has also served as an adjunct professor of business for the university’s McDonough School of Business. From 1994 through 2005, Mr. Visner was a guest lecturer at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces where he discussed the structure of the defense industrial base.

Mr. Visner holds a master’s degree in telecommunications from George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University.

Simon Wardley, Researcher, CSC Leading Edge Forum

Simon Wardley, based in the UK, is a Researcher for the Leading Edge Forum, a global research and advisory programme that explores new thinking and develops next practice roadmaps that address the major challenges at the intersection of business, IT and management.  Simon’s focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies, and his current project is entitled A Lifecycle Approach to Cloud Computing.

Simon has spent the last 15 years defining future IT strategies for companies in the FMCG, Retail and IT industries.  From Canon’s early leadership in the cloud computing space in 2005, to Ubuntu’s recent dominance as the No 1 Cloud operating system.  He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure and cybernetics.

As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems or managing companies.  He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure and cybernetics.

Simon is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide.

Tom Patterson, Global Lead: CSC Cybersecurity Consulting

Tom Patterson leads CSC’s Cybersecurity consulting division around the world, which provides technical, strategic, and project cybersecurity consulting services to leading enterprises and governments around the world.  Throughout his career, he has worked on the first Internet search engine and led many diverse projects such as security for Space Shuttle and Aircraft Carrier launches, eCommerce for the United Nations and United Way, and hunting cyber criminals.

Tom has served in many capacities for top businesses – as an international security partner, chief eCommerce strategist, public board member, successful venture-backed CEO and advisor to the FBI, Secret Service and US Congress.  He has written the definitive book on corporate security around the world, with positive reviews ranging from President Obama’s Cybersecurity advisor to the editor of Wired Magazine, and the top Internet evangelists for both IBM and Google.

Having lived and worked around the world, Tom is now based in Silicon Valley, where he maintains a Top Secret security clearance, and regularly provides expert advice to media including CNBC, CNN, Fox and the New York Times, as well as companies, governments, and organizations around the world.  Tom blogs here and on Twitter.com/TomTalks


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