Technology Leaders Dinner

December 13, 2018
St. Louis
Perry Yee, Director of IT at Cardinals &
Matt Gardner, Vice President, Digital Media & Emerging Technology, Blues &
Louis Desorbo, Senior VP - Chief Security & Risk Officer, Centene Corporation

As the Director of Information Technology for the St. Louis Cardinals, Perry Yee oversees the planning, support and development of the team's various information technology systems.

Perry's team is responsible for overseeing the Cardinals' hardware and software acquisitions, network design, data security, systems design, operational support and project management. The scope of Perry's responsibilities include oversight of the team's technology needs at Busch Stadium, as well as their new development within Ballpark Village, the team's Spring Training complex in Jupiter Florida and the team's various minor league facilities.

Perry has over two decades of experience in the technology field including providing technological guidance and support on topics ranging from the operating systems/desktop level to servers, infrastructure design, IT security, software application development and more.

Prior to joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Perry worked as a technology consultant for NuPont. Prior to that, Perry held various progressively responsible positions in the technology field, working with Thomson Reuters for more than ten years and their predecessor in St. Louis Bridge Information Systems for fourteen years. Perry's career has afforded him the opportunity to work internationally in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Melbourne and London.

Matt Gardner is Vice President, Digital Media & Emerging Technology for the St. Louis Blues, Enterprise Center and Stifel Theatre. He has spent 16 years working in professional sports, providing guidance in digital communications, technology, revenue generation and innovation. Prior to arriving in St. Louis in 2012, Matt was part of the digital teams at the ATP World Tour and the Orlando Magic, along with working on the digital agency side where his sports and entertainment clients included SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, International Speedway Corporation and Planet Hollywood. He is a proud journalism graduate from the University of Kansas. He resides in Ballwin with his wife, Aimee and two sons.

Lou DeSorbo, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security & Risk Officer (CISRO) of Centene is Responsible for developing the Security Vision and Strategic Plan for Centene’s Global Enterprise. In this role, Lou ensures all environments are appropriately secured, comply with applicable regulatory, and contractual requirements, while managing security risks as components of business risk.

Day to day, he leads the Security Strategy, Security Risk Management, Security Compliance & Governance, Security Policy and Awareness, Cyber Incident Response, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, and Security Portfolio Management teams. Lou has developed a Security Risk Management capability he leverages to enable Centene to make risk-informed business decisions.

Previously, Lou served in a variety of leadership roles with Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations (now U.S. Cyber Command) and Northrop Grumman. In these roles he focused on creating innovative Cyber Operations and Warfare technologies, tactics, techniques, and procedures. Prior to his civilian experience, Lou served in the US Air Force with specific experiences in Seismic Operations, Applied Geophysics, and Measurements and Signature Intelligence (MASINT). He holds an MBA from Colorado State University and a B.S. in Electronics Management from Southern Illinois University.

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