Information Technology
track speakers

The conference runs from 7:00 am to 4:45 pm.

After the Opening Keynote, Networking Break and Strategic Briefings, the Information Technology Track offers an exceptional group of speakers:

Cavinda Caldera

Track Introduction

Cavinda Caldera
Practice Director, UWEBC

Steve Cretney SC Data Center

Steve Cretney

Vice President and Chief Information
and Technology Officer
SC Data Center, Inc.

Steve Cretney is Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer for SC Data Center, Inc., an affiliate of Colony Brands, Inc. With over 30 years of IT experience, Steve has a long track record with leading technology organizations and delivering innovative business results. After starting his career with CUNA Mutual Group, he led the IT organizations for Lands’ End and TASC.

Steve holds a bachelor of science in computer science and statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Steve sits on the Board of Advisors for TASC and chairs the Non-Financial Audit Committee. He is also an active member of the CIO community with a long involvement with the CIO/CEO Fusion Symposium and the UWEBC.

Kerra Guffey WPS Health Solutions

Kerra Guffey

Chief Information Officer
WPS Health Solutions

Kerra Guffey joined WPS as Chief Information Officer in June 2014. Her career in technology and the health care industry spans more than 25 years.

Before coming to WPS, Kerra was Chief Information Officer for Meriter Health Services from 2007 until 2013, when she was named Chief Operating Officer of Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation, which was owned by Meriter.

Kerra came to Meriter from Memorial Health System in Springfield, Illinois, where she was hired as Vice Ppresident of Internal Audit and Compliance and later was promoted to Senior Vice President and CIO in 2003.

A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Kerra earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California in Irvine with concentrations in IT management and finance. She also earned a certificate in biomedical informatics at Oregon Health and Science University.

Ed Seaberg Rockwell Automation

Ed Seaberg

Vice President of IT
Rockwell Automation

Ed Seaberg is Vice President of IT for Rockwell Automation. In this role, he is responsible for enterprise architecture, infrastructure and IT operations. Ed’s organization operates enterprise applications, data centers, systems voice and data networks, PCs, mobile devices, as well as providing enterprise architecture capabilities, infrastructure engineering and the IT process services necessary to operate the IT organization across more than 330 locations in 80 countries.

Ed has been with Rockwell Automation since 2007, serving in various IT executive management positions. Ed is the Founder and Executive Sponsor of ROKout, Rockwell Automation’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered Employee Resource Group, and is the President of the Board of Trustees for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. He earned a Bachelor of Music Performance from Northern Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management (Chicago). Ed resides in Milwaukee with his husband, Patrick Smith.

Richard Sheridan Menlo Innovations

Richard Sheridan

CEO and Chief Storyteller
Menlo Innovations

Menlo Innovations CEO Rich Sheridan had an all-consuming thought during a difficult midcareer in the chaotic technology industry ... things can be better. Much better. He had to find a way. His search led him to books, authors and history, including recalling childhood visits to Greenfield Village every summer. The excitement of the Edison Menlo Park New Jersey Lab served as Rich's siren call to create a workplace filled with camaraderie, human energy, creativity and productivity.

Ultimately, Rich and his co-founder James Goebel invented their own company in 2001 to "end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology" by returning joy to one of the most unique endeavors mankind has ever undertaken: the invention of software. Their unique approach to custom software creation is so interesting that almost 4,000 people a year travel from around the world just to see how they do it.

In 2013, Rich and his publisher, Penguin Random House, took a chance that a business book with the words joy and love on the cover might have impact. His best selling book, "Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love" now has Rich traveling the world speaking about joy, creativity and human energy in the workplace.

...with another speaker to come!


The Information Technology Track is sponsored by:

OneNeck IT Solutions


Steering Committee members provide guidance on track content, topic suggestions and speaker selection. Thank you to the 2018 Information Technology Track Steering Committee:

Chris CashellChris Cashell
Senior Vice President Business Unit Services
WPS Health Solutions

Steve GearhartSteve Gearhart
Chief Information Officer

Mark WarnerMike Warner
Chief Information Security Officer
Oshkosh Corporation

Cavinda CalderaCavinda Caldera
Information Technology Practice Director

The Day At a Glance

Your day at the Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference is packed with content:

7:00-8:00 am Registration and Networking
8:00-9:30 am Opening Session and Keynote
9:30-10:20 am Networking Break & Strategic Briefings
(Strategic Briefings are from 9:45 to 10:10 am)
10:20 am -12:20 pm Track Sessions in Lecture Hall
12:20-1:30 pm Lunch & Table Topics
1:30-2:05 pm Networking Break & Strategic Briefings
(Strategic Briefings are from 1:30-1:55 pm)
2:05-3:25 pm Track Sessions in Lecture Hall
3:35-4:45 pm Closing Keynote and Raffle

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