Brian Anderson, CMO of POPin speaking at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Brian Anderson


Brian Anderson is Chief Marketing Officer of POPin and has over 30 years of global marketing experience in technology, business-to- business and business to consumer markets. He has a proven track record of maximizing global market penetration, award-winning branding and communications, establishing product/service leadership and being seen as a progressive market visionary.

Brian has a track record of five successful exits through acquisition and two publicly traded companies as well as fundraising and strategic M&A. He has helped companies grow revenues from startup to $20M and from $50M to $1.8B and is also a frequent industry speaker and published author.

Mark Lanterman

Mark Lanterman

Chief Technology Officer, Computer Forensic Services

Mark has over 25 years of experience in computer forensic investigations. Prior to starting CFS, Mark was a sworn investigator for the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and acted as its senior computer forensic analyst.

The Director of the U.S. Secret Service has recognized Mark for his contributions to law enforcement.

Mark has successfully led thousands of computer forensic investigations, in collaboration with and supporting large legal organizations, corporations and government entities. Mark has provided expert witness testimony in over 2,000 proceedings.

The Honorable Michael J. Davis, Chief Judge and the Honorable Magistrate Judge Tony Leung, United States District Court-Minnesota, as well as the Honorable Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Kishel have previously appointed Mark as a neutral computer forensic analyst. The Honorable Mel Dickstein, the Honorable John Borg, the Honorable Michael O’Rourke, the Honorable Ann Poston (Hennepin County, MN) and the Honorable A.P. Fuller (Pennington Country Seventh Judicial Circuit, SD) have also appointed Mark as a neutral computer forensic analyst.

Mark is a sought-after speaker in the United States and abroad, presenting for several government offices as well as private organizations representing a variety of different industries. Among these venues, Mark has spoken at the Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute, the Minnesota Employment Law Institute, the Minnesota Intellectual Property Institute, the Minnesota Family Law Institute, the Minnesota Private Investigators Conference, the Minnesota Judicial Conference, the North Dakota Judicial Conference, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators, the American Society for Industrial Security, Hamline Law School, and the University of Minnesota Law School.

Mark has also been a featured speaker for the State Bar Associations of Minnesota, California, Wisconsin, New York, and Tennessee. He represented the U.S. Secret Service at the International Association of Chiefs of Police National Conference. He conducts over forty CLE classes annually.

Additionally, Mark is an adjunct faculty lecturer of computer science for the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute, and is currently teaching in the Master of Science Security Technologies (MSST) program.

Mark provides frequent commentary in regards to cyber security issues for national print and broadcast media, including ABC, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, CBS, FOX News, NBC, The New York Times, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal.

Matthew Mandich

Matthew Mandich

Director, Innovation and Strategy, Info-Tech

Matthew Mandich is a Director with Info-Tech’s Innovation Lab with extensive experience in assisting private and public sector organizations at planning strategic transformations & data driven decision making. Mr. Mandich is a senior business transformation leader with expertise in developing, and more importantly implementing, business-critical strategies. With extensive experience across multiple industries and particular depth in public sector, his experience also includes the management of large scale business units

Mr. Mandich brings value as a business solution architect where his unique blend of consulting and operating experience helps build pragmatic solutions to complex problems. Combined with his depth of experience in the IT application and technology space, Mr. Mandich provides companies the critical support needed to bridge the gaps between business strategy and technology enablement – projects that deliver on their promises.

Matthew holds an Honors HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Chris Mixter

Chris Mixter

Principal Executive Advisor, CEB

Chris J. Mixter is a Principal Executive Advisor with CEB IT, advising the firm’s Infrastructure, Information Security, and Project Management members. Chris spends half his time deeply involved in the development of new best-practices, tools, and data across these domains, and the other half facilitating Executive Forums and on-site workshops for member companies.In January 2008, Chris added facilitation of the firm’s Executive Meeting Series to his portfolio, currently facilitating global Executive Meetings for all six CEB IT programs. Prior to joining CEB in 2001, Chris worked for BB&T Bank in North Carolina.

Chris graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Politics. Chris lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, son, daughter, and a Border Collie who knows more than she’s letting on.

Peter Moore speaking at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Peter Moore

President at Wild Oak Enterprises, LLC

Over the past several years Peter Moore has collaborated with his brother Geoffrey Moore to develop new models and tools to enable companies get out in front of a major transformative change in enterprise IT. He has introduced a new 4 Zone Model to help CIOs and their senior leadership teams maximize the business value of IT.

Early client engagements include Amgen, Clorox, FedEx, HP Enterprise, ICANN, Intuit, Molina Healthcare, UBER and VMware.

Laura Patterson

Laura Patterson

President and Founder, VisionEdge Marketing, Inc.

Laura Patterson is president and founder of VisionEdge Marketing. Laura Patterson is a proven marketing practitioner, respected consultant and dynamic speaker. She is known for her practical, no-nonsense approach to proving and improving the value of B2B marketing.

For 20+ years, she has been helping CEOs and marketing executives at companies such as Cisco, Elsevier, ING, Intel, Kennametal, and Southwest Airlines prove and improve the value of marketing. Her most recent book is Metrics in Action: Creating a Performance-Driven Marketing Organization.

Dan Roberts speaking at the Midmarket CIO Forum presented by Boardroom Events

Dan Roberts

CEO of Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc.

Dan Roberts joined Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc. (O&A) in 1986, was named President of the firm in 1995, and in December 1999, he acquired the company. He meets and strategizes with IT and business executives and their leadership teams across North America on issues relating to IT transformation and culture change, building the IT workforce of the 21st century, and marketing IT’s value.

Dan is a contributing author of O&A’s book titled Unleashing the Power of IT (Wiley, 2011). He has published numerous articles in industry journals and contributed to O&A’s books titled, Leading IT Transformation, IT At Your Service, IT Internal Consulting, and How to Market the IT Department Internally. ​Dan is a frequent speaker at IT industry and corporate events, including the CIO Forum & Executive IT Summit Series, national SIMposium, NERCOMP, and the Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology (SEAT).

Dan believes that there has never been a better time to be in the IT profession and that those IT professionals who reinvent themselves will thrive in this new environment. This will necessitate the development of a new mindset and skill set that ensures they are positioned as the consultative, client focused, marketing-savvy, and provider of choice.

​As the leading provider of IT leadership and professional development talent development services focusing on the “human side of technology,” Dan is proud of O&A’s long term partnerships with world class, Fortune 1000 clients across all industries including aerospace, financial services/insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, utilities, as well as many governments and universities.

A graduate of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, Dan and his wife Denise have two grown children, and reside near O&A’s Bedford, NH headquarters.


Mike Rosen

Research Vice President

Mike Rosen is Research Vice President for IDC’s Research Network with a focus on Enterprise Architecture. Leveraging over 35 years of technology, development, and architecture experience, Mike has established a reputation for results oriented thought leadership and practicality. Mike is often quoted as saying “Creating architecture itself provides no value. Value is only delivered when architecture is successfully used to influence decisions and outcomes.” He has demonstrated this mantra at dozens of enterprises, large, medium and small. While many of his clients are in finance and insurance, Mike has experience delivering value through architecture at government agencies, retail, technology, logistic, energy, healthcare and other organizations in over a dozen countries worldwide.

Mike has led research and publishing efforts in Enterprise Architecture, focusing first on ‘best practices’, delivering real advice to architects and executives. Through consulting roles in a variety of organizations, Mike has focused on practical and effective architecture programs, the development of appropriate architectural work products, and the internal career growth of architects.

As CTO at software start-ups, Mike has first hand expertise in balancing strategic and tactical demands. Finally, as a Product Architect for leading middleware products from Digital Equipment Corporation, BEA Systems, and IONA Technologies, as well as 15 years of software development, Mike has a thorough understanding of the development process.

Mike translates these architectural skills, knowledge, and experience into success criteria for architecture initiatives and business transformations. Mike is author of numerous books including “Applied SOA: Architecture and Design Strategies” (2008), and “Building eBusiness Systems and Architecture: A Manager’s Guide” (2000) as well as dozens of reports and hundreds of articles. He speaks at architecture conferences internationally, and is especially appreciated for his ability to relate architecture value and roles to executives. Mike holds a B.S from University of Maryland and is currently topping off his education with PhD research at the Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Vivek Swaminathan

Vivek Swaminathan

Senior Director, CEB

Vivek is a Senior Director at CEB, managing the research and advisory services specifically for CIOs at midsized organizations. His previous experience at Oracle as a technology consultant contributes to Vivek’s overall subject-matter expertise in IT.

Since joining CEB in 2006, Vivek has held many different roles in CEB’s IT Practice. He started at CEB as a Consultant, where he developed research and services around PMO and project management-specific issues. In 2009, Vivek transitioned to help lead CEB IT Leadership Council for Midsized Companies, taking over full management of the membership in 2013.

Over this time at CEB, Vivek has led countless advisory conversations, tailored workshops, and leadership briefings for CIOs, PMO leaders, Application executives, and other senior IT executives.

Vivek holds a Masters in Economics and Politics from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems from The University of Texas at Austin.

Norman Whitelaw, Dir. IT, GSE Environmental

Norman Whitelaw

Vice President of Information Technology, GSE Environmental

Norman has been with GSE, a leading manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining products and services, since July of 2011. His 26 years experience includes a wide range of industries from oil and gas, engineering, construction, chemical, manufacturing and the Department of Defense.

He has designed, deployed and managed some of the largest global IT operations in the world including infrastructure supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq. His strengths include the ability to identify and capitalize on abilities, talents and personality styles of individual team members.

Whitelaw is an articulate knowledge expert skilled in communicating effectively with leadership. He has a proven ability to implement innovative programs that drive awareness, decrease exposure, and strengthen organizations. He also has hands-on experience leading all stages of system development efforts, including requirements definition, design, testing and support as well as expertise in Security and current CISSP in good standing.