SHARE Providence Featured Speakers

> Monday Keynote

Monday, August 7

Monday’s SHARE Providence keynote will begin with a special message from IBM chairman, president and CEO, Ginni Rometty.

Afterward, join IBM mainframe experts to explore the future of IBM Z and discuss how continuous innovation in hardware and software technology delivers differentiated value.

Key takeaways:

  • Grow IBM Z in a world where the dominant IT consumption model is cloud services
  • Deliver modern digital workloads enabled through expanding Z mainframe capabilities
  • Build trust in the digital age
  • Ensure security around data and transparency in transactions
  • Stay ahead of the competition by generating more personalized insights that add value for your clients

About the Speakers


Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM

Ginni Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as senior vice president and group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy. Earlier she served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts. Mrs. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University, and the board of overseers and board of managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

Plus, secret IBM speakers! Attend the keynote for Monday's reveal.

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> Tuesday Keynote

The Four Corners of Enterprise Security

Tuesday, August 8

Security and regulatory compliance are concerns that impact every professional within your IT organization. In the Tuesday Keynote presentation at SHARE Providence, our expert panelists will offer their perspectives on how various roles are specifically impacted by security, and what areas you should be most concerned about in your own roles. Listen to your peers share their insights in a series of TED-style Talks, starting with David Hayes of the Government Accountability Office, who will focus on common compliance and risk frameworks. Stu Henderson of Henderson Consulting will discuss organizational values and how those interacting with the systems are part of the overall control environment, followed by Simon Dodge of Wells Fargo providing a look at proactive activities in the organization that are important for staying ahead of threats and reducing the need to play catch-up when the auditors arrive. In the final talk of the morning, emerging cyber security threats will be discussed by Buzz Woeckener of Nationwide Insurance, along with tips on how to be prepared. At the conclusion of their presentations, our panelists will address audience questions on the topics of security and compliance. 

Please note, Tuesday’s Keynote session will begin at 8:00 a.m. to allow for audience Q&A.

About the Speakers


David Hayes
Auditor, Government Accountability Office

David Hayes has been a member of the data center community for a number of years in several capacities. He is currently an auditor for the federal government, working at the Government Accountability Office. He has also worked as a security specialist, systems analyst and applications programmer. David has enjoyed the opportunity to work with virtually every level in the organizations that both provide and depend upon data center services, from systems programmers through the chief information officers and end-users through the chief financial officers. He has an engineering background and holds an MBA from the University of Maryland.


Stu Henderson
Computer Security Consultant, The Henderson Group

Mr. Henderson is an experienced consultant who specializes in effective computer security for IBM mainframes, UNIX, and Windows. He has helped hundreds of organizations make better use of security software such as RACF, ACF2, and TopSecret. He has conducted information security reviews and audits for numerous commercial and government organizations. He knows how to audit mainframe computers and how to teach others to audit them. He has over 35 years of hands-on experience as a system programmer, Data Security Officer, auditor, and consultant, culminating in his founding his own consulting organization, the Henderson Group. 


Buzz Woeckner
Strategy & Leader Development, Nationwide Insurance

Buzz Woeckener has more than 25 years of experience in all areas of technology and has a passion for leadership development. Known for his work in zLinux, Woeckener is currently the associate vice president of information risk management at Nationwide and serves on the SHARE Board of Directors where he is Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer and responsible for strategy and leadership development.