Advisory Board

Composed of recognized industry and government leaders who bring decades of information technology and security experience, the board provides insight and recommendations on key trends and issues related to mobility and information security.

 
Yuri Aguiar
Senior Partner, Chief Information Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

Aguiar is the Chief Information Officer at Ogilvy Worldwide, one of the world's largest Creative Agencies www.ogilvy.com. As the CIO, Mr. Aguiar has been intimately involved with the research and deployment of emerging technologies among numerous other responsibilities. He believes that the biggest challenge is to preempt the need for special technologies, find them and then develop them for large scale deployment. He has won many awards for innovation and is a strong believer in small efficient teams of independent thinkers who are willing to challenge the status quo.  

He has won many awards for innovation and is a strong believer in small efficient teams of independent thinkers who are willing to challenge the status quo. A Bachelor of Science with a Physics Major, Yuri has worked almost every aspect of IT in a truly International fashion over his 20 year career. His roles have ranged from Application Development and Networking to Global Technology Strategy.  

Once a professional musician among various other hobbies, he believes innovation stems from creating the right environment and building a team of very smart people. 

Wesley K. Clark
Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates

General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm; Chairman of investment bank Rodman & Renshaw; Co-Chairman of Growth Energy; senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations; Chairman of Clean Terra, Inc.; Director of International Crisis Group; Chairman of City Year Little Rock; as well as numerous corporate boards. General Clark has authored three books and serves as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative's Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board, and ACORE's Advisory Board. 

Clark retired a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army. He graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes Scholar. While serving in Vietnam, he commanded an infantry company in combat, where he was severely wounded and evacuated home on a stretcher. He later commanded at the battalion, brigade and division level, and served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5). In his last assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing.  

Joanne O’Rourke Isham
Founding Partner of Isham Associates

Joanne is a Founding Partner of Isham Associates, LLC, a leading global management and consulting firm. In addition, she is a member of the Director of National Intelligence Advisory Board; the Board of Governors for the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation; the Board of Directors of the Hertz Foundation and the Board of Trustees of Analytic Services, Inc. 

Joanne retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2006 after a distinguished career.  From 2001 until 2006, she served as Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Previously she was the Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the CIA, the principal executive overseeing the Agency’s scientific and technical programs with emphasis on clandestine collection systems.  During this timeframe, Joanne played a major role in the creation of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s not for profit venture capital firm designed to allow the CIA to compete with the commercial marketplace with speed and agility. 

Throughout her career, Joanne has held senior leadership positions in the CIA and other Intelligence Community organizations.  She was Director of Congressional Affairs for CIA, Deputy Director of the Resource Management Office and Director of Program Analysis of the Community Management Staff.   She also spent a number of years on assignment to the National Reconnaissance Office as Director of Legislative Affairs and as Program Manager.  

Since her retirement from the CIA, Joanne has held various industry positions including Vice President, Deputy General Manager of Network Systems at BAE Systems, Chief Operating Officer at High Performance Technologies, Inc., and Senior Vice President for Washington Operations at L-1 Identity Solutions. 

Joanne is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  She resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, Brian, and their three daughters.

Andy Jurczyk
Chief Information Officer, Seyfarth Shaw

Andy Jurczyk joined leading law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP in May 2012, as Chief Information Officer.  He was previously Global Chief Information Officer at law firm SNR Denton.  

With more than 25 years of information service experience, Jurczyk has provided innovative solutions and introduced cutting-edge technologies both in-house at SNR Denton and Sidley Austin and at global communications companies Donnelly Enterprise Solutions, Inc. and AT&T.  As Seyfath's top information official Jurczyk oversees the firm's technology infrastructure and systems. 

Andy has taken part in various public speaking engagements on topics including legal technology, outsourcing and management.  He is a former trustee and Chair of the Computer Technology Board for Sacred Heart Schools in Chicago, the Technology Executive Network (TEN), Association for Legal Administrators (ALA), US Secret Service - CECTF, Avaya Strategic Advisory Board, OpenText Strategic Advisory Board (Chair), Microsoft Legal Advisory Board & Illinois CIO Exchange (ICE).  Andy is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Law Technology News.  He is also a member of Infragard, civilian membership in the homeland security effort coordinated by the FBI.  

Honorio J. Padrón, III
Executive Advisory, Global Practice Leader IT & GBS The Hackett Group

Honorio's career spans 30 years in business technology management, enterprise process re-engineering and transformation, shared services, outsourcing, and customer experience engineering. He has held the positions of CEO and CIO in a number of Fortune 500 corporations and within the government, including Exelon, CompUSA, PepsiCo, Burger King, and NASA.

He spent ten years at NASA's Kennedy Space Center leading more than 1,000 engineering and technology personnel with responsibility for a $200 million annual budget. During this time, he was a key player in the reorganization and transformation of the Space Center into an outsourced, process-based operation.

At PepsiCo, Honorio was the first CIO for the newly created restaurants division and led an IT infrastructure consolidation resulting in a centralized data center for all of PepsiCo U.S. including the Frito Lay division.

While CIO at CompUSA, Honorio was the lead executive in the acquisition of Computer City from Tandy Computers, a 120-store chain. He designed and implemented the acquisition integration strategy, which was accomplished in 42 days from the closing date.

CIO Magazine selected Mr. Padrón as one of the "Top 100 CIOs," and Retail Tech as one of the "Top Ten CIO's." He is a recipient of the "Contract Design Award" from the Outsourcing Institute and the "Smithsonian" Award for CRM Innovation from Computerworld. He received the "Top Technology Implementation Award" from Microsoft and the "Top Innovator Award" from Rosettanet. In the year 2000, SAP awarded him with "The Best Managed" SAP project in the Americas. Honorio also has a black belt in Judo.

Ralph Barber
Information Management Consultant and Veteran Law Firm IT Professional

Ralph Barber is an information management consultant and veteran law firm IT professional. He is the former Chief Technology Officer of Holland & Knight LLP. Ralph has more than 20 years of experience in information technology management at large law firms, and has been named one of the top 100 Global Tech leaders by Cititech Magazine.

Ralph has spoken at conferences across the country, including SIIA Informational Industrial Summit 2005, Alcatel Enterprise Forum Paris 2006, Legal Tech New York, Storage Network World 2005. At the RSA Conference in 2005 Bill Gates introduced his video presentation.

Ralph currently provides CIO services for major law firms around the country.