Keynotes

Charles Phillips

 

Friday, March 15

Charles Phillips has served as CEO of Infor since 2010, during which time the company more than doubled in size and became the first major software company to offer an integrated, end-to-end application suite for entire industries: the first Industry Cloud Company. Infor is also the first large business applications company to adopt a public cloud platform at scale (70+ million users on AWS), to establish a captive design agency in New York (Hook & Loop), and to create a captive AI/science team in Kendall Square (MIT).

 

Prior to Infor, Phillips was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. During his seven and a half year-tenure, the company tripled in size and successfully acquired 70 companies. Prior to Oracle, Phillips was a Managing Director in the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley, where he was an Institutional Investor All Star for ten consecutive years.

 

Before his business career, Phillips was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines artillery unit in a line of three generations of military service. In 2012, Phillips was the guest speaker at the Marine Corps' 237th birthday ball for his old unit, after their return from Afghanistan.

 

Phillips holds a BS in Computer Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a JD from New York Law School, and an MBA from Hampton University; he is also a member of the Georgia State Bar. Phillips also served on the Obama Administration's Economic Recovery Board, led by Paul Volcker, and currently serves on the Federal Reserve Board of New York and the boards of the Apollo Theater and Viacom Corporation.

Charles Phillips

Chief Executive Officer, Infor

Peter Sheahan

 

Thursday, March 14

Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across 7 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times.

 

Peter has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. He is the author of 7 international titles, including Flip, Generation Y, Making it Happen, and recently released Matter.

 

Peter has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to over 500,000 people in 20 different countries. He has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the World by the National Speakers Association and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Sheahan

Founder & Group CEO of Karrikins Group

Charles Phillips,

Cheif Executive Officer, Infor

1147 South Salisbury Blvd

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