David Caruso is a recognized veteran, bringing more than 30 years of
manufacturing and technology industry experience to his clients. David has
spent the last 10 years researching software trends and the effective use of
technology to support the profitable growth of his clients. Before starting his
own firm, David spent 8 years at AMR Research as Senior Vice President &
Director of Research. In addition, he has held numerous senior management
positions in the software vendor community, including Dun & Bradstreet
Software, Powersoft, and Cullinet Software. As part of his previous efforts
within the manufacturing industry, David has built numerous ERP systems
and his work was awarded a patent in the area of workflow computing and
distributed application design.
S. Christopher Gladwin, Cleversafe
S. Christopher Gladwin is currently the CEO of Cleversafe
, an organization
committed to storing the world’s data. Chris and his team developed the
Cleversafe Disperse Storage software which allows developers to build their
own dispersed storage grid and is freely available. In addition, Chris was the
founding Chairman, President and CEO of MusicNow before its acquisition by
Circuit City. Prior to MusicNow, Chris invented the wireless thin client and
then was the founding Chairman, President and CEO of Cruise Technologies,
which became the dominant supplier of wireless thin client technology. Chris
is an inventor on over 30 issued and pending patents related to wireless
remote interface and Internet service technology. Chris’s work has been
consistently recognized and he has won 16 industry awards for the products,
services and companies he has created.
Ian Robertson is the Senior Director IT of Global Shared Services at Wrigley.
Ian is responsible for the teams designing, building and operating all
Wrigley’s enterprise-scale information technologies across commercial
operations, supply chain and all corporate functions. Before joining Wrigley,
Ian was with the Gillette Company for six years in a variety of IT
management roles. Prior to Gillette, Ian spent seven years with ABB in
Europe as a consulting control and information systems engineer to large
scale process manufacturers.