Michael J. Redding

Opening Keynote

Global Managing Director – Accenture Technology Labs

An accomplished executive with a track record of applying technology innovation to address business challenges, Mike Redding is the Global Managing Director for Accenture Technology Labs, the dedicated technology research and development (R&D) organization within Accenture.

Leading a diverse team of technology experts across the globe, Mike directs strategic programs that identify and translate new and emerging technologies into Accenture business solutions, providing tangible business results for large enterprises. Mike oversees Labs operations in five key locations: Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA); Washington, D.C.; Beijing, China; Sophia Antipolis, France; and Bangalore, India. The Accenture Technology Labs have five key R&D streams: Digital Experiences, Data Insights, Software Engineering, Infrastructure & Systems, and Security.

Mike’s passion for bold ideas that produce game-changing results has been a constant theme over his 20+ years with Accenture. Mike has incubated and launched technology innovations to clients across multiple geographies and industries including Banking, Mortgage Lending, Insurance, Digital Advertising, Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Telecommunications and Public Sector Agencies (Defense, Postal). Mike speaks frequently on the impact of emerging technology on large organizations across various client, industry, and media forums.

Mike has sponsored a number of programs globally in partnership with Accenture’ Corporate Citizenship programs to improve the communities in which Accenture Technology Labs works and lives and serves on the Board of Directors of the Accenture Foundation.

Mike received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1988 and a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1991. Mike lives in Silicon Valley with his wife, Pam.

Iqbal Arshad

Closing Keynote

SVP, Global Product Development & Hardware Engineering

Iqbal oversees the development of leading-edge mobile technologies, architecture, system design and products. He has successfully led development of Moto X, Droid, RAZR, and iDEN PTT product lines. He is also responsible for numerous innovations powering Motorola devices including low power Mobile Computing System, 4G chipset and MAXX battery technology. Previously, as the CVP of innovation products, Iqbal led company’s most ambitious startup effort to bring the original Droid product line to market. He has also served as the VP & GM of Motorola Europe products. Iqbal holds a BSEE from University of Miami and a master’s of engineering management from Northwestern University. He also serves on Northwestern’s MEM executive advisory board.