General Session Speaker

Dirk Izzo

Senior Vice President, Industry Solutions Group
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NCR Corporation

Dirk Izzo serves as Senior Vice President of NCR’s Industry Solutions Group. He is a seasoned leader with experience in building and marketing innovative cloud-based solutions to help clients optimize their business performance.

 In his current role, Dirk is responsible for the creation of NCR’s solution-driven strategy.  His team supports the global go-to-market strategy for both direct and indirect sales and develops marketing campaigns that help customers understand the value of NCR’s three strategic offers of Omni-Channel Software, Digital Enablement and Channel Transformation.

 Prior to joining NCR, Dirk spent 19 years with Nielsen in a number of global assignments.  He joined Nielsen as a Senior Vice President of Product Management.  He also lived in Singapore for three years where he was the Chief Operating Officer of Asia, Middle East and Africa.  In his last role, he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager responsible for Nielsen’s technology transformation.

 Dirk holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Marketing from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York and has served on the boards of the Humanities in Management Institute, The Blade Junior Golf Tournament and the Meyer Center, a school for children with special needs.



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