About Speaker Rick Crandall…
Rick Crandall has served as a software CEO and an independent director and Board chairman for a number of companies ranging from large to small, public and private. In addition to his software-industry background, he has extensive experience in corporate strategy, digital transformation and cybersecurity in various industries being affected by or creating game-changing technology. He was a CEO of a public international software company, Comshare Inc., for 24 years; He is currently Chairman of DFIN (Donnelley Financial NYSE: DFIN), Executive Chairman of Pelstar (manufacturer of market-leading Health o meter medical scales) and Chairman of the Cyber Committee of the National Cybersecurity Center.
He is in his 26th year leading the Enterprise Software CEO Roundtable comprised of the CEO’s of the 50 larger software companies. Among his former positions he has been Chairman of Novell, Chairman of Giga Information Group (technology advisory firm) and has served as technology advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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Rick was named “One of the 5 Leading Pioneers of the Computer Industry” (ref.: ICP Business Software Review) and he received the 1992 Outstanding Entrepreneur Award from the University of Michigan Business School and Harvard Business School Alumni groups.
Rick has a BSEE, BS Math and MS Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan. He authored the recently released book entitled: The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain, published by HCI and distributed by Simon & Schuster (#RickCrandallBooks). He lives with his wife, Pamela Clavette, in Aspen, Colorado where he serves as Chairman of Jazz Aspen Snowmass and enjoys winter skiing and summer mountain climbing.