Chrysanthos (Chris) Dellarocas

Chris is a Professor and Chair of Information Systems at Boston University. He previously taught at MIT, NYU and the University of Maryland. He studies the implications of user-generated content and social media on strategy, marketing and open innovation as well as how such media should be designed to induce optimal economic and social outcomes. He is a cofounder of several startup companies, holds 9 patents and serves on the advisory board of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and on the editorial boards of top journals in the field. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.

Gail Thakarar

Gail currently sits on the advisory board of Workforce Management IHC, as well as here at Reppify. Previously, Gail was Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Talent Management at ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc., a rapidly growing company that builds and manages proton therapy centers. She has held several senior corporate positions. As SVP of Human Resources for IntelliRisk Management she helped their global expansion by setting up
offices in India and the Philippines. Prior to that, she was the VP of Human Resources for The Mony Group following their IPO where she managed their transition to a public company. As Managing Director of Human Resources for Countrywide Financial Corporation she helped Countrywide transform from a mortgage company to a diversified financial services corporation recruiting over 20,000 employees in five years and established Countrywide University to develop talent. She has also worked for Beverly Enterprises, GlaxoSmithKline, Occidental Petroleum, and TransTechnology in senior HR roles. Gail holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She serves or has served on several Boards including Flintridge Preparatory School, The Pasadena Symphony and Workforce Management.