Featured analyst Jay Pultz, Vice President, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Washington D.C.

Jay Pultz is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research. His current research focus is data center design (with a particular focus on facilities), infrastructure and operations management as well as cost optimization. Previously, Mr. Pultz pioneered role-based research, culminating in the highly successful Gartner for IT Leaders program. He has authored more than 500 research reports in Gartner's publications and has advised clients via over 8,000 audioconference inquiries, in-person meetings, and workshops. Additionally, he has made dozens of presentations at Gartner events, including several keynotes.


Lenny Liebmann, Contributing Editor, InformationWeek

Washington D.C.

Lenny is a contributing editor to InformationWeek and a writer and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the application of information technologies to real-world business challenges. After graduating Yale in 1979, Lenny worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories. He then began an independent practice. By the end of the 80's, he was working with leading innovators in networking, IT management, business applications and digital voice. Lenny has worked with all of the tech sector's leading companies, as well as many successful start-ups. His work for these clients has included strategic messaging, white papers, live-event moderating, webcasts, case studies, executive ghostwriting, and web content development.


Mr. Bernard Mazer, Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior

Washington D.C.

Bernard J. Mazer was selected as the Department of Interior Chief Information Officer (CIO) on June 7, 2010, assuming oversight responsibility for the Department's estimated $1 billion information technology (IT) portfolio. The Interior Department with an annual $15.8 billion budget is considered a large, decentralized Cabinet agency with over 67,000 employees and 236,000 volunteers located in approximately 2,400 locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, and Native American Lands.

 

As the Chief Information Officer, Mr. Mazer is responsible for providing strategic leadership and advice to the Secretary of Interior on the effective use of Information technology assets. Mr. Mazer is focused on infrastructure modernization and ensuring that IT investments are cost effective, scalable, and aligned to DOI's mission and strategic direction. Further, he is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, the eGovernment Act of 2002, and all other applicable laws, regulations, and directives. Before accepting this position, Mr. Mazer served as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a bureau within the Department. He has over twenty five years experience in the field of information technology and communications, including 16 years of project management and 10 plus years experience in program development.


Jay Hendrix, Data Center Head, North America, at Siemens Industry, Inc.

Washington D.C.

Jay Hendrix is Data Center Head, North America, at Siemens Industry, Inc., Buffalo Grove, Illinois. As a member of Siemens Data Center - Center of Competence, he is responsible for business strategy and the development and delivery of all associated programs and projects in North America.

He has over 25 years experience in product management, controls installation, wireless and technical integration.

Jay's team recently released Data Center Clarity LCâ„¢, Siemens data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software solution.

Jay led a team at Siemens that introduced the industry's first wireless mesh building automation system. Jay has authored and contributed on articles related to wireless technologies and integrated building systems.

Jay holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and a Master's of Business Administration from DePaul University. He is a member of The Green Grid and ASHRAE. He also is a LEED Green Associate.


Jim Spaulding, Director National Sales - Federal Energy Solutions, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Washington D.C.