Keynote Speakers

Nancy Post

Vice President for Embedded Software and Solutions for the Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG)
John Deere

Keynote Speakers,Nancy Post is the vice president for embedded software and solutions for the Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) at John Deere. She leads a team focused on advancing the design, development, and test of embedded systems with increasing efficiency. She is responsible for leading the delivery of the Precision Ag Technology stack and all embedded solutions for Deere across the Ag & Turf Division. Prior to working at Deere for the last 25 years, Nancy worked at Rockwell International and Compressor Controls Corporation. She earned her bachelor’s in computer science from Mount Mercy College and her master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix.


Dr. Phyllis Schneck

Vice President, Information Security, and Cyber
Chief Information Security Officer
Northrop Grumman

Keynote Speakers,Dr. Phyllis Schneck is vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) for Northrop Grumman. In this role, she oversees the company’s global cybersecurity strategy and policies and is responsible for the digital security of the company’s products, services, and infrastructures. Schneck has 20 years of government and private-sector experience in senior cybersecurity positions. She joined Northrop Grumman in 2019 from Promontory, a division of IBM, where she led the firm’s cybersecurity practice as managing director and global leader of Cyber Solutions. Schneck earned her doctorate in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as both a master’s in computer science and a bachelor’s in computer science and mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. In 2020, Schneck was an Inductee into the Georgia Tech College of Computing Hall of Fame.


Michele L. Sullivan

HarperCollins Leadership author of Looking Up.

Keynote Speakers,Michele L. Sullivan, the HarperCollins Leadership published author of her debut book, Looking Up, has a unique and interesting perspective on life and business. An author, motivational and inspirational speaker, and strategic business advisor, Sullivan has changed the course of millions of lives. Michele is unforgettable – from a young person born with a very rare type of dwarfism, who, in spite of being looked down upon by others, learned to look up: to lead with an elevated view of others, a philosophy that landed her at the helm of one of the world’s most prominent philanthropy organizations. With inspiring style, she offers an unique perspective and inspiration for individuals and leaders that attests to the fundamental role one’s perspective plays in their life. Looking Up is more than the story of Michele’s life and career, it is a guidebook to how she embraced her differences, turned them into assets, and came to recognize that there was a strength within them that could help others.