James Dallas is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience as an agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings. Previously serving as the SVP of Quality, Operations & IT at Medtronic Inc. and VP & CIO at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Dallas has over 30 years experience in business operations roles & CIO positions. The majority of Dallas’ career has been focused on bridging the gap between strategy and execution, using IT both strategically and entrepreneurially. He is currently the President of James Dallas & Associates, where he consults and speaks to companies about managing change & executive leadership development in a digital world.
Recently retired, Carol Zierhoffer was the SVP & Global CIO for Bechtel Corporation, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, and project management with signature projects including the Hoover Dam, Bay Area Rapid Transit, and Hong Kong International Airport. Prior to joining Bechtel, Carol was VP & Global CIO for Xerox Corporation, ITT Corporation and Northrop Grumman where she was responsible for all aspects of I.T. Carol currently serves as an Independent Director for Vizient, Inc. and chairs the Governance committee for “A Little Compassion," a non-profit company whose mission is to create work experience & employment for young adults with disabilities, building a bridge to adulthood.