Stephen Scharf, CISSP, is currently employed as Managing Director and Global Chief Security Officer for the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Mr. Scharf is accountable for the overall strategy, leadership and governance of DTCC’s Technology Risk, Cyber Security, Physical Security, and Business Continuity programs.
Prior to his position with DTCC, Mr. Scharf was employed for seven years as the Global Chief Information Security Officer for Experian and four years as the Global Chief Security Officer for Bloomberg, LP. In both organizations he was responsible for information security, physical security, business continuity, investigations, and crisis management. Prior to his security leadership positions, Mr. Scharf was a Managing Security Architect for security consulting firm @stake. At @stake, Mr. Scharf was responsible for managing application, physical, policy, and network security assessments for global financial service clients.
As part of his industry activities, Mr. Scharf is currently a member of the Boards of Sheltered Harbor, the Cloud Security Alliance, and the Financial Systemic Analysis and Resilience Center (FSARC). Mr. Scharf was a member of the International Board of Directors for ASIS from 2011 to 2013. He has also served as a past member of the Advisory Board for the ASIS CSO Roundtable and a past member of the ASIS Committee for Enterprise Risk Management. He has also served on the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International Board of Directors.
Mr. Scharf has over twenty five years of experience in Information Technology with a twenty year concentration in Information Security. He is a regular speaker at security events, including talks at the United Nations. Mr. Scharf has also authored multiple articles on security topics, including forensics, security administration, business continuity planning, and outsourcing. In 2012 Mr. Scharf was honored as CSO of the Year by SC Magazine.
Mr. Scharf received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College with a major in History and a minor in English.
Brian Shield is responsible for technology for the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management. He leads the technology team on all phases of the Red Sox IT strategy from creating a compelling digital fan experience at Fenway Park to enabling an effective front office and baseball operations environment.
Shield co-founded and is Chairman of BostonCIO and was named ‘Georgia CIO of the Year’ in 2005, his work in television was recognized with a Technology ‘Emmy’ Award in 2006, and his leadership and commitment to Georgia’s business-technology community was recognized in 2012 when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.
Prior to the Red Sox, Shield served as the EVP and CIO of The Weather Channel where for 14 years he oversaw all technology, including weather.com, mobility, weather data systems and analytics, broadcast television and IT. Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Shield served as CIO of FTD, Inc. in Chicago. Preceding his tenure at FTD, he was CTO at the investment firm of Scudder, Stevens & Clark and formerly with Wang Laboratories.
Shield completed his education at Bentley University in Waltham, MA where he majored in Computer Information Systems while minoring in Management and Accounting. He resides in Andover, MA with his wife and family.
For more than 20 years, Lorraine Spadaro has led the technology and digital advancements for Boston’s TD Garden, a subsidiary of global hospitality leader Delaware North. In her current role as Vice President of Technology, Spadaro is responsible for all aspects of the arena’s technology and digital capabilities. As one of the national leading experts in her field, Spadaro also regularly consults for Delaware North on technology integrations at MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA venue clients across the country.
During the past several years, she has overseen numerous upgrades to the venue’s technology infrastructure, implementing state-of-the-art solutions for ticketing, parking, CRM and marketing automation, among other business areas. These initiatives have also included the implementation of Cisco’s StadiumVision platform, installation of advanced IP-based AV systems and architectural LED lighting functionality.
Most recently,Spadaro has led the technology enhancements involved in Delaware North’s $70 million renovation of the arena. The arena now boasts the country’s first LED digital concourse complete with overhead LED digital signage and upgrade to HD wifi.
The Hub on Causeway is Delaware North’s latest addition to their Boston portfolio. The Hub on Causeway is a joint-venture development of Delaware North and Boston Properties, and consists of more than 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use retail, office, hotel, and residential space, as well as an expansion of TD Garden. Spadaro has led the technical initiatives related to infrastructure including DAS, automated elevator lobby entrances, parking garage and LED entry experience.
Spadaro first joined Delaware North Companies in 1992 as Information Systems Manager for the old Boston Garden. Her role quickly encompassed designing and planning video, sound and business systems for the construction of the ‘new Garden,’ which originally opened as the FleetCenter in 1995. In 2006, Spadaro led the process to install the country's first indoor arena fully functional HD scoreboard, the Garden HDX.
Before joining Delaware North, Spadaro spent eight years working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Programmer/Systems Analyst. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Boston College.
Jay Wessland is responsible for strategy, implementation, and management of Technology and Operations for the Boston Celtics including IT, Coaching and Scouting Tools, Broadcast, Event Technology, Data/Voice Communications, Audio/Video, Operations, Facilities, and Construction. Jay joined the Celtics in 1990 as a consultant and member of the Game Night staff and has been a fixture at the office and courtside ever since.
During his tenure, Jay has transformed the Celtics Technical Infrastructure many times over; from pre-PC to modern OnPremise Virtualization, Cloud Infrastructures, and SaaS/IaaS applications. Recent projects include design and construction of The Auerbach Center Practice Facility and numerous architectural and Technical TD Garden renovations.
In 2001, on loan from the Celtics to Turner Networks, he managed the back-end statistics and data flow for the Basketball portion of the Goodwill Games in Brisbane Australia where Team USA, led by Doc Rivers, earned a Gold Medal.
Prior to joining the Celtics, Jay held several engineering and technical sales/marketing roles in the Boston High Tech corridor and started his career at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. Jay graduated from Virginia Tech in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
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