Author of the bestselling book DARE: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career and a trailblazer to the C-suite, Becky Blalock is a sought after speaker, IT thought leader and champion of skill and relationship building to achieve success in the workplace. Blalock is the Managing Partner at Advisory Capital, a consulting firm providing strategic insight for companies involved in the energy, information technology, and medical industries. During her 33-year career with Southern Company, Blalock held a variety of leadership positions before becoming SVP & CIO.
Michael Golz is the Chief Information Officer for SAP America and in this role he helps SAP and businesses across 25+ industries become Intelligent Enterprises through the power of technology. Previously, he held senior global leadership roles in Business Applications, in Product System Services, and Infrastructure after joining SAP in Service & Support in 1998. His focus is on business and organizational transformation, and driving a purpose driven culture. Throughout his tenure with the company, SAP has experienced exponential growth to become a world leader in business applications, with more than $30bn in revenue and 100,000 employees.