Don Castle is a partner in the consulting firm New Madison Ave, where he specializes in advising CEO’s and boards of directors on opportunities and risks presented by Digital Technologies, and in helping chief marketing officers to use data to enhance brand strength and revenue.
Previously, Don held CIO positions at Johnson & Johnson, first for Ethicon, Inc. a manufacturer of surgical devices, then as Group CIO for J&J’s six global medical device companies. He also was CIO, then President of the Life Science Services at SGS North America, and CIO for Nabisco International.
Don has run one business-to-business startup, and served as advisor to another startup in Healthcare IT. He serves on the board of the nonprofit Inroads NY/NJ.
Don has a bachelor degree from Dartmouth, and an MBA from The Tuck School.
Edward G. Happ
Edward G. Happ is the Global CIO of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (www.ifrc.org), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and co-founder and former Chairman of NetHope (www.nethope.org), a U.S. based consortium of 43 leading international relief, development and conservation nonprofits focused on information and communications technology (ICT) and collaboration.
His 35 years of professional experience include all facets of managing information services and high technology businesses in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
In 2010, the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) honored Mr. Happ with a Lifetime Achievement Award for technology leadership in the nonprofit community.
He is a recognized thought leader in the NGO sector and the author of numerous articles, presentations and publications.
John Gallant brings more than 30 years of editorial, media and technology experience to his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer of IDG US Media. In this role, Gallant works with the editorial leaders of IDG’s CIO, CSO, Computerworld, Greenbot, InfoWorld, JavaWorld, Macworld, Network World, PCWorld and TechHive titles, setting content strategy and ensuring that the brands serve their respective audiences with the best digital media and services in the industry. Gallant also helps drive IDG's strategic efforts around social media, as well as IDG’s Insider premium content offering, the IDG Contributor Network and IDG Answers. John has been a longtime supporter of the center’s Roundtable on Digital Strategies, and has moderated many roundtables in the last dozen years.
Gallant, one of Network World’s founders, was formerly CEO and editorial director for that company, where he guided content and business development for print and online, as well as Network World’s events. Gallant is highly visible in the marketplace and frequently speaks at industry conferences. In 2010, Gallant was inducted into min’s Magazine’s Editorial and Design Hall of Fame. He often hosts roundtable discussions on technology and other topics for a wide variety of organizations, including leading vendors, executive tech buyers and industry associations. Gallant also co-chairs the executive committee of the 1,000+ member Boston College Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (East) and serves as Vice President on the board of Dream Big!, a non-profit that helps underprivileged girls build confidence through athletics.
Adam Golodner is a Partner in Kaye Scholer’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department and Leader of the Global Cybersecurity & Privacy Group. With a unique career spanning more than 20 years of leadership positions in business, academia and government, Adam is well recognized for providing high-impact strategic advice and resolving complex issues at the intersection of technology, security, national security, innovation and economics.
Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, he spent ten years running global cyber policy for Cisco Systems, Inc., and served in government (Justice Department, Agriculture Department, The White House), and academia (Dartmouth College, ISTS). He has deep experience with the issues facing private and public-sector clients in critical information infrastructure sectors and focuses on existing and proposed cybersecurity laws and policies, litigation, corporate governance and transactions. He also advises on regulatory and compliance matters, including in the antitrust arena, helping clients to develop effective and efficient programs and representing them in investigations and related litigation brought by various US and international regulatory regimes.
Adam is also a Senior Advisor at The Chertoff Group and a member of Business Executives for National Security.
Sam Kinney T'90
Sam Kinney brings a history of innovation and success to Right Hand Manager. He was co-founder of FreeMarkets, Inc., the company that "marketized" industrial sourcing through the use of online negotiation technology, beginning with real-time online purchasing auctions. In his tenure with FreeMarkets, he participated in technology development, strategy, marketing, customer service, and helped to lead its record-setting IPO in 1999. He was a frequent expert lecturer at industry conferences, government hearings, and academic gatherings. He is co-inventor of numerous patented and patent-pending technologies at FreeMarkets. Prior to FreeMarkets, he served as a budget director for a manufacturing firm, and twice as a management consultant, with McKinsey & Company and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.
Sam holds an MBA with highest distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Michael Krigsman is founder of CXOTalk. He is recognized internationally as an industry analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and industry commentator.
As a columnist for ZDNet, Michael has written over 1,000 articles on CXO thought leadership. His work has been mentioned about 1,000 times in major newspapers, television, radio, trade publications, presentations, academic dissertations, blogs, and other media. Michael has been quoted in about 50 books, published in the Wall Street Journal, and is syndicated on important technology websites.
Michael is often a judge in prestigious industry contests such as the CIO100 contest (CIO Magazine) and CRM Idol. He has presented to groups such as Harvard University, Babson College, Seton Hill University, University College London, Boston University, Suffolk University, SAP Sapphire, NetSuite SuiteWorld, Oracle OpenWorld, Dynatrace Perform, Federal Home Loan Banks, MIT CIO Symposium, Educause, CRM Evolution, SXSW, Cloud CIO, Minn. HR Tech Expo, CIO Mobility Innovation Summit, Enterasys Partner Advisory Council, Act-On tour, Cintrifuse Innovation Summit, Dartmouth Center for Digital Strategies CIO Roundtable, and others.
He is also a photographer whose work has been published by the Wall Street Journal, MIT, CNET News, the National Park Service, Inc. Magazine, and others. Michael is on Twitter at @mkrigsman.
Blair LaCorte T'90
Mr. LaCorte is a Senior Advisor at TPG Capital. Mr. LaCorte is an accomplished leader and strategist with a long history of leveraging his change management skills to drive operational alignment and growth within companies. Previously, he was Global President of PRG and he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at XOJET. Under his leadership, strategic direction and management of global operations, XOJET became one of the fastest growing aviation companies in history.
Prior to XOJET, Mr. LaCorte was an Operating Partner at TPG, a premier Private Equity firm with over $58B in investments globally. At TPG he worked with over 40 companies across Entertainment, Industrial, Logistics, Heavy Asset, Services, Technology and Energy practices.
In the prior 25 years, Blair has held executive positions across numerous Industries in both private and public companies.
Mr. LaCorte graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Dartmouth’s Tuck School. He is also a distinguished graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program.
Mr. LaCorte has received numerous industry awards, including being named one of the Top Ten Marketers of the Year by Ad Age and Innovator of the Year by NASA. He is currently a Senior Advisor to TPG, an Executive Fellow at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and holds numerous non-profit board positions including the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), Kairos Society, and Graduate Business Foundation (GBF).
Mark Lange is a technology and investment firm advisor with three decades of public sector, private equity and venture development experience. He provides executive and advisory services to public and private companies, venture and private equity funds, international humanitarian agencies and non-profits.
Mark advises executives and boards on high-growth business strategy and go-to-market, private equity, M&A, placements, sales and marketing, product strategy, positioning, channels and business development.
He has launched and grown innovative web, SaaS and cloud ventures in talent management, social e-commerce, consumer health information and IT management, two of which were acquired for over $200 million. He has also accelerated large enterprise software businesses for major technology companies, including PeopleSoft, SAP and CA Technologies.
While a student at Dartmouth in 1982, Mark began his career as an analyst in the U.S. Treasury Department. He was appointed to the White House as speechwriter to the President in 1989, focusing on economic and foreign policy and writing the 1991 State of the Union address during the first Gulf War.
After an MBA from Stanford, Mark ran acquisitions for a KKR private equity fund, where he led $586 million in deals for information and database companies. He has led or seconded a total of nearly $1 billion in transactions.
Mark’s opinion columns on business, workforce policy, health care and job creation have run in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor, where his work was awarded “Best Series” by the National Association of Opinion Page Editors, and was entered by the Monitor for a Pulitzer Prize in 2008.
Yvon Le Roux
Independent Management Consultant/Advisor.
Yvon Le Roux is currently an Independent Management Consultant/Advisor.
Previously he was part of Cisco’s Threat Response, Intelligence and Development, (TRIAD) leadership team as Vice President of the global cyber security initiative in November 2011. In this capacity, Le Roux was driving a unified products and services strategy for the cyber security business and establishing Cisco’s cyber presence.
Le Roux is a cyber security thought leader responsible for interfacing with governments and private leaders. He additionally served as Cisco’s Executive Sponsor for major accounts worldwide, including European Institutions (e.g., European Commission and European Parliament), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Australian Department of Human Services, and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour.
Prior to joining Cisco’s Threat Response, Intelligence and Development (TRIAD), Le Roux led the Smart+Connected Communities initiative as Vice President of the Global Public Sector organization. This initiative is part of Cisco's overall approach to making IP-based solutions akin to a fourth utility service for integrated city management.
Previously, he served as Vice President of Cisco’s Africa Levant region in Emerging Markets from 2008 to 2011. The region included Levant, Egypt, and all of Africa (including North Africa and South Africa).
Prior to joining emerging markets in 2008, Le Roux was Vice President, Public Sector for Cisco’s European Markets starting in 2003 where he successfully developed and led the strategy, sales and marketing programs with strong focus on government, healthcare, education and defense markets. Le Roux joined Cisco in 1996 as Vice President for EMEA South, which included France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and South Africa. Prior to joining Cisco, he held a number of senior positions at IT companies, spanning several territories.
Le Roux is an Executive Fellow at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Center for Digital Strategies. He is also a Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in France, and in his various capacities, he was a speaker at several WEF regional forums. Le Roux holds dual nationality, British and French. A native French and English speaker, he is also fluent in Italian. He has lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, France and Italy; he is now based in Paris.
Dave Margulius is CEO at Quizlet. Dave focuses on enabling the Quizlet team in everything they do. Previously he worked at Boston.com, Netscape, Evite and Enterprise Insight. He has degrees from Stanford Business School, Brown University, and Swampscott High School. See his blog at davemargulius.com.
A frequent moderator of CIO roundtables and speaker at industry events, Dave is a member of the Board of Directors of Silicon Valley's Churchill Club, and a regular contributor to IDG's InfoWorld.com. He's also involved in a number of new technology ventures as co-founder, advisor, or board member, including The Collectors Weekly and Merced Systems. And for the past several years, he has worked with the Center for Digital Strategies in developing and facilitating its Roundtables on Digital Strategies series.
He also founded Enterprise Insight and co-founded The Boston Globe's internet subsidiary, Boston.com, now one of the top ten newspaper sites. Dave holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a Computer Science degree from Brown University.
John Marshall T'92
John is a senior partner based in Lippincott’s Boston office and is the global director of strategy with over 20 years of consulting and operating experience. A seasoned general manager and marketing executive, John has worked with many of the nation’s largest companies in crafting and executing strategies to create long-term growth and shareholder value.
His clients have included 3M, AT&T, Avaya, Brunswick, CA Technologies, Caterpillar, Clear Channel, Fidelity Investments, General Motors, Grainger, LL Bean and The Weather Channel.
John is a frequent conference presenter for the ANA, the AMA and other industry forums. He also co-authored “How to Activate a Brand Internally,” an article published in AMA's Marketing Management magazine on how to receive a higher ROI on your marketing investments, and wrote “The New Brand Steward,” an article published in ANA Magazine Spotlight edition on the ever broadening role of the CMO. Additionally, he is the co-author with David Kenny of “Contextual Marketing: The Real Business of The Internet,” published in the Harvard Business Review.
A chartered financial analyst and a graduate of Princeton University, John earned his MBA with Distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar. He has moderated two Roundtables on Digital Strategies with the center; "Channel Management Strategies" in 2002 and "Enabling a Customer-Focused Organization" in 2003.
Steve Plume has divided his Silicon Valley career between strategy consulting and executive marketing and strategy leadership roles, with companies from start-ups to global leaders. He is currently a Venture Partner with The Entrepreneurs' Fund IV, a seed-stage fund focused on cognitive computing, and he consults to early-stage B2B ventures, focused on driving revenue growth and market presence through go-to-market planning and hands-on implementation.
In corporate roles, Steve has served as Senior Marketing Director for the Dell Software Group, which collected Dell’s multiple enterprise software acquisitions, and as the marketing leader for Dell | KACE, one of the first of those acquisitions. Before joining Dell, Steve was the founding Vice President of Marketing at Accept Software, a provider of SaaS solutions for product management and portfolio strategy. While growing Accept from zero to acquisition by Artemis International, Steve had executive responsibility in Finance, Marketing, Business Development, and Professional Services.
Earlier in his consulting career, Steve’s practice focused on B2B/enterprise technologies. His many clients included established companies leading the first wave of the internet, including Apple, Adobe, Cisco, HP, IBM, Motorola, PeopleSoft, and Siebel, and a host of smaller companies, including some of the most successful IPOs of the 1990s, such as Aurum, Persistence, Sagent, and CommerceOne.
Steve has been a guest lecturer on strategy in at the Presidio Graduate School of Business and at the Hult International Business School, both in San Francisco, where he also enjoys coaching student consulting teams and judging business plan competitions.
Geir Ramleth is SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Citrix. He joined Citrix in 2014 and is responsible for building, communicating and driving Citrix’s corporate strategy. In that role, he drives Citrix’s strategic planning processes, CTO office, Citrix Labs and Accelerator, the advanced platform team and the internal implementation of our own solutions.
From 2002 until 2013 he was senior vice president and chief information officer of Bechtel Group, Inc., where he led the global Information Systems and Technology organization.
Prior to rejoining Bechtel, Mr. Ramleth held leadership positions for a variety of companies in the technology and communications industry. Among his responsibilities in those roles, he defined strategy and market position and secured multiple forms of financial resources. Previously, Mr. Ramleth served as chairman and CEO of DigiPlex S.A., based in Zurich, Switzerland, which owned and operated large communications and networking facilities throughout Europe.
He also served as president and CEO of Genuity, a Bechtel Enterprises company formed to deliver Internet and data services. Mr. Ramleth has also held management positions with Oracle, PageMart, and PacTel Personal Communications (now a part of Vodafone).
The center enjoys the opportunity to work with executives from industry, consulting or government setting on areas of mutual interest. Executive fellows often advise, guide and collaborate with the center on shared topics of importance through workshops and roundtables, papers and cases, or engagement with students.