Six Fortune 500 CEOs Set to Take the Stage at the CTO Forum's Rethink Strategy Program

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Alex Gourley of Walgreen Co., Andrés Gluski of AES Corporation, Ralph Izzo of PSEG, Roger Krone of Leidos, Raymond Quinlan of Sallie Mae and Daniel Starks of St. Jude Medical will deliver the keynote addresses at the Rethink Strategy executive education program taking place from May 12-15, 2015 at the Harvard Business School.

The CTO Forum, a premier organization for senior technology and business leaders, today announced its featured keynote speakers for the sixth annual Rethink Strategy executive education program, which will be held at the Harvard Business School in Boston from May 12-15, 2015. Event registration is available at

The Rethink Strategy program is offered in partnership by the CTO Forum and Harvard Business School. Its mission is to identify, examine, and overcome the challenges that Fortune 500 senior technology leaders face in developing and leading indispensable organizations, and maintaining competitive edge. The program provides an excellent opportunity for senior executives to learn how to embrace challenges, see opportunities and frame the big picture. Harvard's world-class faculty members and the participation of distinguished top-tier executives who will share their vision on the challenges at the intersection of technology, business and society makes this program a must-attend event.

This year's keynote speakers include:

Alex Gourley – President of Walgreen Co.
Alex Gourlay is EVP of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Walgreen Co. Prior to this, he was EVP and President of customer experience and daily living for Walgreens. Before joining Walgreens in October 2013, he was Chief Executive, health & beauty division, Alliance Boots, a role he undertook in January 2009, when he was also appointed to the board of Alliance Boots.

Andrés Gluski - President & CEO of AES Corporation
Andrés Gluski was named President and CEO of AES in September 2011. He implemented a new strategy of focusing and growing the company where it has a clear competitive advantage. AES exited 10 markets, reduced overhead costs by one-third and accelerated its growth investments as a result. Under his leadership AES’ operational excellence was recognized with an unprecedented four of the last seven International Edison Awards given by the Edison Electric Institute for innovation and operational improvements.

Ralph Izzo - Chairman, President & CEO of PSEG
Ralph Izzo was elected Chairman and CEO of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) in April 2007. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). He is a well-known leader within the utility industry, as well as the public policy arena.

Roger Krone - Chairman & CEO of Leidos
Roger Krone was appointed as Leidos' CEO in July 2014. He has an exceptional track record of building consensus, teams, business, and companies. He is widely recognized as a dynamic thought leader with an intense interest in technology, and a deep understanding of the customers Leidos serves.

Raymond Quinlan - Chairman & CEO of Sallie Mae
In this role, Raymond Quinlan chairs both the Sallie Mae and Sallie Mae Bank boards of directors. He has been a bank industry executive for more than 30 years, including as chairman and CEO of the Citicorp Retail Financial Services businesses that include Citibank, CitiFinancial, and Primerica Financial Services. While at Citicorp, Mr. Quinlan launched Citibank Direct, a full service Internet bank.

Daniel Starks - Chairman, President & CEO of St. Jude Medical
Daniel Starks was named Chairman, President and CEO of St. Jude Medical, Inc. in May 2004. Previously, he was President and COO of the company. Prior to that he was President and CEO of the Cardiac Rhythm Management business.

The agenda also includes two roundtable discussions focused on technology shifts that are reshaping industries, formulating technology strategy, repositioning R&D and fueling corporate innovation through internal entrepreneurship. The panelists are world-class experts, innovators and thought leaders from Bell Labs, Microsoft, Applied Materials, Plantronics, NY Times, MasterCard and GameStop. A complete list of Rethink Technology’s panel speakers can be found at

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