Dec 3, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

DisrupTV is a weekly Web series with hosts R "Ray" Wang and Vala Afshar. The show airs live at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday. The audience can expect A-list guests, the latest enterprise news, hot startups, insight from influencers, and much more. Tweet questions to #DisrupTV or @DisrupTVShow. We broadcast live on Zoom. 

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Featured Guests:


Patrick Naef
Founder and CEO of ITvisor GmbH
Managing Partner at Boyden Executive Search

Patrick Naef is Managing Partner at Boyden Executive Search and non-executive director on the board of Franke Group, a USD 2bn globally acting manufacturing company headquartered in Switzerland.

He is also founder and CEO of ITvisor GmbH, a boutique consulting firm specialized on advising organizations in their digitalization journey and on coaching of IT executives and is Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company.

He is a member of the board of directors of several start-ups, lectures at various universities and sits on advisory boards of technology companies and venture capital firms.

In the late 1990s he was founding member and CTO of a start-up himself, the first European OTA.

From 2006 to June 2018, Patrick was CIO at Emirates Airline & Group in Dubai and, at the same time, non-executive director on the board of SITA, a global telecommunications and IT company focused on the airline industry. Patrick Naef was also CEO of mercator, a subsidiary of Emirates Group, from 2006 to 2014.

Other professional positions include CIO at SIG and Swissair as well as senior positions at Zurich Insurance, HP and Bank Julius Baer. In the late 1990s he was founding member and CTO of a start-up, the first European on-line travel agency.

In 2011 the German "CIO Magazin" and IDG honored him with the prestigious "CIO of the decade" award.

Patrick Naef holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, and an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Follow him on Twitter: @panaef


Gary A. Bolles
Chair for the Future of Work, Singularity University and Author of "The Next Rules of Work"

Gary A. Bolles writes and lectures around the world on the future of work, learning, and the organization. As Chair for the Future of Work for Singularity University, he helps people understand the impact of exponential change on the worlds of work and education. As a partner in the consulting agency Charrette LLC, he helps organizations, educators and governments understand the needs of tomorrow’s workers and learners. And as co-founder of, he helps job-hunters & career changers with programs inspired by “What Color Is Your Parachute?” Bolles is dedicated to helping individuals, organizations, communities and countries to collaborate on effective strategies, and to ensure that all people can have access to meaningful work and lifelong learning opportunities. He writes regularly on LinkedIn, and has nine courses on LinkedIn Learning with a total of over 600,000 students.

Follow him on Twitter: @gbolles


Kelly Bissell
Global Cybersecurity Lead

Kelly Bissell leads Accenture Security, where he oversees the full spectrum of security services including advanced cyber defense, applied cybersecurity solutions and managed security services. He is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

Since joining Accenture in 2016, Kelly has played a key role in driving the growth of Accenture Security to an approximately $3 billion business as of fiscal 2020. With more than 25 years of security experience, Kelly specializes in board advisory, cybersecurity strategy and cyber crisis management.

Before joining Accenture, Kelly was a principal and global lead of the cyber risk services practice at Deloitte, where he spent 14 years. Earlier in his career, he held various senior IT strategy and engineering positions with Arthur Andersen, BellSouth and other corporations. Between 1999 and 2001, he was co-founder and chief information officer of MeritSpan Holdings, a B2B e-commerce portal. In the late 1990s, he worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF and OASIS) to help create the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), by which much of the internet runs.

Kelly is a passionate advocate for gender equality in the workplace and leads cybersecurity-related inclusion and diversity initiatives. Kelly serves on the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity Advisory Board. He also volunteers at the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help reduce hunger.

Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree from DeVry University and a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

Follow him on Twitter: @ckellybissell