Silverchair Strategies 2015

New York City | February 19th, 2015




SILVERCHAIR STRATEGIES 2015 returns to the centrally located Alexandria Center in New York City for its expansive East River views and state-of-the-art design. We will be meeting on the 2nd floor of the Alexandria Center in the Apella 200 event space.


Silverchair has reserved a block of rooms for the night of February 18th, 2015 at the Carlton Hotel for conference attendees at a preferential rate of $289/night (plus tax). This event is only open to a limited number of guests and spaces are available on a first come first served basis.

Please email by January 15th for reservation details.



Thane Kerner

Stuart Leitch, Zikki Munyao, Derek Naughton & Brian Hubbell

10:45 AM BREAK

Daniel Forrester

12:15 PM LUNCH: Provided On-Site



This year’s keynote speaker is Jared Spool. Jared is the founder of User Interface Engineering (UIE), the largest usability research organization of its kind in the world. He’s been working in the field of usability and design since 1978, before the term “usability” was ever associated with computers, and is one of the most prominent thought-leaders on the subject today. He’s a renowned speaker and delivers strategic insights and tactical processes for leveraging user-interfaces to greatest effect.


Founder and CEO of THRUUE Inc., is an author, speaker, and strategist with more than twenty years of top-level management consulting experience. He has helped dozens of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations reimagine their mission and redesign their company culture to become greater than the sum of their parts. Daniel has a unique ability to create data-rich and highly productive, generative dialogues that lead to profound realizations and strategies for high-performing cultures. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and earned his MBA in Strategy and Marketing from the University of Rochester. He is the author of Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization, and in 2012, Daniel founded THRUUE to help clients link clear-minded strategies with high-performing cultures.


As co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Silverchair, Thane Kerner has led the organization’s strategic development of platforms and professional services that focus on the intersection of technology with health care knowledge since 1993. Medical informatics, the semantic web, clinical information processes, and web-based learning are the foundations for a broad variety of Silverchair-created health reference products delivered via networked digital media. Thane serves on several councils, committees, and advisory panels for varying STM Publishing groups. He is an advocate for issues of concern to the health information industry, and a frequent speaker and moderator at various industry conferences Prior to establishing Silverchair, he was publisher of Experimental Hematology, the official journal of the International Society for Experimental Hematology. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ZIKKI MUNYAO | Director of the PMO

Nzioki (Zikki) Munyao is a recent addition to the Silverchair team as the Director of the Program Management Office. He joins Silverchair after working as a Program Portfolio Manager with GE and as a Program Manager for SapientNitro. At Silverchair, he works closely with managers to provide strategic thinking and guidance for managing the increasing complexity of all stages of projects. He graduated from UVA, served in the US Army, and is the proud husband to his wife Ruth and father of a nearly three year old son named Remy.

Stuart Leitch | CTO

As CTO, Stuart leads the strategic evolution and expansion of Silverchair’s technology platforms. He brings with him over 15 years of enterprise architecture, system design, and software development experience in the education, engineering, nonprofit, and investment industries. He has been actively engaged with Silverchair since 2012 as an IT strategist and enterprise architect. Over the last three years he has proven his intellectual curiosity, business acumen and ability to lead Silverchair’s technical strategy going forward.

Derek Naughton | Director of Client Services & Technical Operations

Derek is Director of Client Services and Technical Operations at Silverchair and leads these teams in offering premium customer care and stability for all our clients. He comes from an IT consulting background and has been a lead developer on multiple platform projects before taking these roles. He has lived in Charlottesville for 10 years with his wife Jayme and three boys, Finton (6), Driscoll (5), and Senan (3). When not working at Silverchair or spending time with his family, Derek loves to play soccer or can be caught having pints at Three Notch’d Brewing Company which he helped found in 2013.

BRIAN HUBBELL | Associate Director, Platform UX/UI

Brian is the Associate Director, Platform UX/UI at Silverchair and leads the experience design and front-end development direction and innovation of Silverchair’s SCM6 platform. Formally trained as an Architect, Brian applies a unique perspective and deep understanding of design psychology, human interaction, systems design, and aesthetic design to the thoughtful creation of digital space and user experience. He and his wife, Andrea, have been design professionals and local food enthusiasts in Charlottesville for 10 years and have been enjoying discovering parenthood with their 16-month-old son, Clyde.

SILVERCHAIR STRATEGIES 2015 is an invitation only event.

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