An accomplished executive leader and strategic thinker with more than 30 years of diverse technology experience, Kanon Cozad is the Managing Principal of Pianosa Technology Partners, a technology management consultancy focused on offering virtual-CIO and Big Data Analytics services to small- and mid-sized businesses nationwide. Prior to Pianosa, Kanon spent six years as Chief Information Officer of TranSystems Corporation, and before that over a decade with UMB Financial Corporation in various senior technology roles. Kanon is a regular speaker at conferences on numerous industry and technology topics. He is also active in numerous civic organizations focused primarily on the arts community, and serves on multiple nonprofit Boards; additionally, he’s a partner in several arts-related businesses. Kanon received his B.A. in English Literature from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.