Speaker Biographies for 2017

Peggy Winton has over 30 years of program, product, and business development experience, and is responsible for the strategic, technical, and business direction of AIIM. Peggy believes that marketing and technology are converging and moving to the forefront of the business in order to deliver the ultimate customer experience and adapt to a world that has shifted from physical to data, technology, and automation. She has applied this philosophy to a set of inbound methodologies that have resulted in significant reach and growth of the active AIIM community (now 200,000).Winton joined AIIM in January, 2002 directly from Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where she served as Business Developer and strategist for the Consulting Group. Prior to CSC, Winton was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for TTM, Inc., an international firm specializing in web-based and cooperative marketing programs for tourism development. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland.An accomplished writer and speaker, she has authored numerous articles, as well as developed key strategic plans and presentations for the Association. Winton speaks regularly at AIIM and AIIM partner conferences on buyer trends and information-driven business processes. 

Atle Skjekkeland is a Senior Vice President at AIIM – the Association for Information and Image Management. He is a technologist, educator, and innovator. His interest in the future of information management with social, mobile, cloud, and big data has made him a frequent keynoter and workshop facilitator at events across the world. Atle is also the architect behind AIIM’s training programs with close to 30,000 students. He has a Master of Science degree from Norwegian School of Economics, and he has for the last 9 years lived just outside Washington DC with his wife Gardy and daughter Isabelle. 

Alan Pelz-Sharpe is the founder of newly minted industry analyst firm Deep Analysis. His 25 year ECM career has encompassed both consulting and analysis work. For several years Alan ran the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) consulting practice at Indian outsourcing firm Wipro and began his career with 10 years as a freelance consultant in the Oil & Gas sector. Though trained as an analytical psychotherapist he ended up analyzing technology instead. Moving to the Boston area in 2002 to run the North American division of research firm Ovum where he remains based. Alan has published countless reports and articles over the years on ECM related topics and is regularly quoted in the press including Techcrunch, Wall Street Journal and The Guardian and has appeared on the BBC, CNBC, ABC as an expert guest.

Ashley Keil is an AIIM recognised professional with over 25 years’ experience in the Capture and Document Management industry. He is a consummate professional with an expert knowledge of the market place and a frequent white paper and feature article provider to the industry press and seminar keynote speaker. 

Ran Shribman brings to harmon.ie over 15 years’ experience in sales and sales management of Enterprise Software Solutions, developing business from scratch both in Europe and Asia Pacific. Recently he held senior sales positions at ActionBase Software Solutions, WorkLight Inc and Cognitens. Prior to this, Ran held various roles at Dassault Systems’, including VP Sales where he was responsible for sales globally of the SmarTeam business.

Dr Sam De Silva is a Partner and the Head of the commercial IT and Outsourcing practice at Nabarro LLP.  He specialises in strategic and complex IT and telecommunication projects including all forms of cloud computing (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), outsourcing (IT, BPO and off-shoring), system development and supply, system integration, software licensing, support and service agreements.
Sam also regularly advises on data protection, privacy, cyber-security and PCI DSS issues and is at the forefront of related policy issues, representing the UK on a number of international committees as well as interviewed in the press, radio, webinars and on television (including BBC Click and Channel 4 Dispatches). Sam is one of very few UK solicitors who is a Fellow of CIPS (FCIPS), Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). I have post-graduate degrees in information technology and business administration so I am well aware of the commercial, business and technical issues facing both users and suppliers of technology.
Sam is recognised as a leading individual for IT in the Legal 500 and as a Star Individual in Chambers & Partners directories, has been named in Who’s Who Legal: Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) 2016 as one of the world's leading TMT lawyers. 

Ralph O'Brien is a Principal Consultant for REINBO Consulting and has spent nearly two decades working at the intersection of privacy, security and risk management. Ralph is an experienced consultant, speaker, trainer, auditor, negotiator and manager.  His key passion is in using his knowledge of privacy laws and information governance standards to help businesses develop and grow, engaging stakeholders, and delivering complex projects within the information governance sphere.  Ralph was previously Principal Advisor Privacy at KPMG and advised and assisted global businesses in compliance with global privacy laws, international transfer frameworks.

David Reeve is an experienced Information Manager who has worked in both the public and private sectors. He formerly worked at Dorset County Council delivering the information management agenda. Since 2015 he has been Head of Information Strategy Jisc, the digital technology company that supports the HE and FE sector. He has developed a new Enterprise Information Strategy for the company focussing on information management, data governance and compliance. His team are now rolling out a number of key projects across the company to bring about transformational change through the information strategy including news ways of working with Office 365 and SharePoint; the introduction of workflow to automate routine process; the introduction of an information asset register; a data governance programme to improve data quality and processes in our core systems; a new data protection policy and guidance; online data protection training and the introduction of the new EU GDPR. He is also a well-known frequent lecturer on the subject at regional, national and European events.

Gary Harrold joined Swiss Post Solutions in 1997 and has been promoted through a variety of operational management roles.

His experience and success in managing a challenging and varied client portfolio saw Gary promoted in 2006 to the level of Area Director. With senior responsibility for the strategic development of a wide scope of services, he also led the implementation of new client accounts.

In August 2009 Gary was promoted to COO and played a major role in the acquisition and integration of both Microgen in 2010 and Pitney Bowes Management Services in 2013. In January 2015 he was appointed as interim CEO, made permanent in March 2015.

Lukas Hebeisen leads Intelligent Automation within Swiss Post Solutions. For the last five years he has been active in the IT and Software Development area in different global management positions at SPS. Prior to that, from 2001 to 2011, Lukas Hebeisen assumed various international leadership roles in the telecommunications sector, lastly as Head of Business Unit. He has extensive experience in new technologies and their business applications. Lukas Hebeisen holds a BA degree in Telecommunications and an MBA degree in General Management.

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