Dan Woods is a seasoned CTO, author, speaker, and entrepreneur with experience in business, computer science, journalism, and publishing. He is CTO and Editor of CITO Research, a website dedicated to creating content to improve the performance of CIO and CTOs. As an author, Dan has written or coauthored more than 20 books about business and technology, ranging from books about service-oriented architecture, open source, manufacturing, RFID, and wikis to the ideas driving the latest generation of enterprise applications, particularly in the face of Web 2.0's impact on the enterprise. Dan has also written hundreds of white papers and conducted more than 1,000 interviews with experts in a variety of fields. He is an invited speaker and moderator at international conferences. Dan holds an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. Dan writes a column on Forbes.com
Daniel Safarik, a research editor and senior writer at Evolved Media. He has covered technology for business publications for 14 years, including Waters Magazine, Advanced Trading, Individual Investor, and others. He has been a contributing writer on a wide range of books, including In Pursuit of the Perfect Plant, Mesh Collaboration, Lost In Translation, and Value-Driven Business Process Management. Dan has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He also holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of Oregon and was the director of marketing for Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa) Architects, recipients of the AIA National Firm of the Year Award in 2010, the highest honor accorded to an American architecture firm.
Stefan Dietrich has been a financial services technology executive for 16 years. He is a former managing director of AXA Technology Services’ office of the CTO, where he led the technology strategy for the world’s largest insurance and financial services provider. At AXA, he designed and instituted major technology transformation programs, such as network simplification and green computing, and fostered the transition into non-Windows mobile device platforms and cloud-based services. Since 2002, he has provided consulting services to CEOs of high-value small- and medium-sized businesses, aligning business goals with new technology strategies, and managing implementation programs. He has also held C-level leadership and senior technologist at eVantage Solution LLC, a spinoff of Deutsche Bank, and Reuters’ Effix risk division in Paris.