CEWIT Advisory Board
The CEWIT Advisory Board is comprised of renowned business leaders, scientists, academic leaders and IT professionals from government. Our board members have founded companies, fueled economic growth, launched new businesses and products and have helped shape the scientific and technical policies of our country. This select group of high profile individuals acts as CEWIT's "think tank." The board not only provides advice, but also drives action. Their expertise and access to resources is a powerful asset in setting CEWIT's strategic direction and long range plans. On a quarterly basis, the board reviews CEWIT's research agenda and provides guidance and recommendations for future projects. The board also helps in identifying business needs to assure that our research aligns with the economic growth priorities of the nation, while moving forward the state of human knowledge. The focus on research and commercialization helps lay the foundation of the next generation of wireless and information technologies. The board also helps in connecting CEWIT staff with industry leaders in their respective sectors and facilitates commercialization of technologies through business partnerships and start up companies.
Russ Artzt, Vice Chairman and Founder of CA serves as the Co-Chairman of the CEWIT
Advisory Board. Russ is responsible for the evolution of CA's Enterprise IT Management
(EITM) vision, the development of its Mid-Market Business Unit, and the definition
of long-term growth strategy. Previously, Russ served as executive vice president
of products, managing all product business units at CA, with particular focus on the
integration of the company's industry-leading management software portfolio. Russ
co-founded CA in 1976 with former CA Chairman Charles B. Wang and wrote the code for
some of CA's first products. Throughout much of his career at CA, Russ served as executive
vice president of research and development where he was instrumental in building CA's
Research and Development and Field Services organizations. Prior to his current position,
Russ led CA's e Trust security brand, overseeing all aspects of the company's award-winning
eTrust security product line. Earlier, he ran CA's BrightStor storage product line,
successfully spearheading an organizational model that unified development, support
and marketing within a brand unit.
With more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry as a technology leader, consultant and executive, Russ is a recognized expert in software development and project management. He has driven major communications, database, distributed processing, application development, storage and security management projects on heterogeneous platforms. Russ has been a keynote speaker at leading technical and business conferences worldwide. Russ is active with many charitable organizations. He is the founder/sponsor of a research group at Mount Sinai Hospital involved in researching cures for liver diseases, is a major sponsor of the Juvenile Diabetes organization and is a major supporter of North Shore University Hospital. In addition, he is a member of the Queens College Foundation Board of Trustees.
Executive Chairman Ringlead Inc.
Former CTO CA Technologies
Executive Chairman Magine TV
Senior Technical Staff Member IBM
Steven J. Cento
Sector Engineering Fellow Northrop Grumman Corporation
Dr. Jennifer L. Costley
Director, Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering NY Academy of Sciences
SVP & Chief Technology Officer Henry Schein, Inc.
Strategic Advisor Asurion, LLC
Chief Technology Officer Henry Schein, Inc.
Group Vice President, Global Partners & Technology Ecosystem Strategy JDA Software
Senior Vice President, Data Capture Solutions and Engineering Shared Services Zebra Technologies
Dr. Yacov Shamash
Co-Chair of the Advisory Board Stony Brook University
Dr. Satya Sharma
Executive Director, Center of Excellence in Wireless & Information Technology (CEWIT) Stony Brook University
Dr. Kevin Tracey
President Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Retired Parnter Deloitte