Keynote Speakers
Sandy PentlandSandy Pentland, Director, MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland is a pioneer in organizational engineering, mobile information systems, and computational social science. Pentland’s research focus is on harnessing information flows and incentives within social networks, the big data revolution, and converting this technology into real-world ventures. His work provides organizations with better management tools and better ways to interact with their customers. Pentland is founder and director of the Human Dynamics group, and the Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program. He advises the World Economic Forum, Nissan Motor Corporation, and a variety of start-up companies. Pentland is the World Economic Forum’s lead academic for its big data and personal data initiatives. He is among the most-cited computer scientists in the world, and in 1997 Newsweek magazine named him one of the 100 Americans likely to shape this century. His book, Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World was published in 2008 by the MIT Press. In 2011, he was chosen as one of the world’s top data scientists by Tim O’Reilly in Forbes magazine.
Michael StonebrakerMichael Stonebraker, 2015 Turing Award Winner, CSAIL & Computer Science Department, MIT
Michael Stonebraker has been a pioneer of data base research and technology for more than a quarter of a century. He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS, the object-relational DBMS, POSTGRES, and the federated data system, Mariposa. All three prototypes were developed at the University of California at Berkeley where Stonebraker was a Professor of Computer Science for twenty five years. He is the founder of three successful Silicon Valley startups, whose objective was to commercialize these prototypes. Professor Stonebraker is the author of scores of research papers on data base technology, operating systems and the architecture of system software services. He was awarded the prestigious ACM System Software Award in 1992, for his work on INGRES. Additionally, he was awarded the first annual Innovation award by the ACM SIGMOD special interest group in 1994, and has been recognized by Computer Reseller News as one of the top five software developers of the century. Moreover, Forbes magazine named him one of the 8 innovators driving the Silicon Valley wealth explosion during their 80th anniversary edition in 1998. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1998 and is presently an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at M.I.T.
Venkat AchantaVenkat Achanta, Head of Enterprise Information Management, Walmart Venkat is responsible for leading the Database Management, Data Fabric and Advanced Analytics Platforms. This includes our expanding Analytics API journey and Master Data Management. Venkat comes to Walmart from AIG where he was the Global Head of Analytics and Big Data. He has experience in Enterprise Data and Predictive Analytics as well as the deployment of commercially supported open source Big Data technologies for mission critical applications. In addition to AIG, Venkat has held leadership positions with various companies that are noted in the industry for their Data & Analytics leadership such as Capital One and Experian. Venkat received an MBA from UCLA and a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Andhra University in India.
 Speakers and Session Chairs
Peter AnlyanPeter Anlyan, Founder, Anlyan Consulting As an organizational development catalyst for clients in the information sector, health care, higher education, state and county government, Peter’s work has included aligning leadership teams, strategic planning, training staff in enhanced communications skills and coaching leaders to be more effective team members. In his fifth year as a co-chair of the MITCDOIQ Symposium, Peter’s passion has been exploring the human dynamics elements of data quality. His most recent article is for Cutter Consortium, “The People Leg of the Organizational Stool.”
Lynda AbendLynda Abend, Chief Data Officer, John Hancock Financial Services Lynda Abend is Chief Data Officer for Product, Data Intelligence, and Project Management at John Hancock Financial Services. She has 25 years of actuarial and managerial experience in insurance industry. In her current role, she is responsible for vision and strategy of product design in alignment with the corporate execution plan; data analytics including data governance, business intelligence, predictive analytics, and reporting; and project management across the organization. Lynda received her B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Riccardo BaronRiccardo Baron, Big Data & Smart Analytics Lead Americas, Swiss Re Riccardo Baron obtained a Laurea in chemistry at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. He received a Ph.D. from ETH Zürich, Switzerland, with a thesis on computer simulation methods and applications to molecular systems. After a postdoc in molecular biophysics at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute of UC San Diego, U.S.A. he joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy at The University of Utah, U.S.A. His interdisciplinary research centred on supercomputer modeling of physicochemical processes relevant in life sciences and was recognized with two international presidential awards; the Alfredo di Braccio prize for chemistry from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy, and the postdoctoral research award in theoretical chemistry from the American Chemical Society, physical chemistry division. Between 2006 and 2014, he published more than 55 scientific publications in the fields of biomedical simulation and worked at top research institutions in four different countries, managing diverse teams worldwide and fostering productive collaborations across a variety of cultures. In May 2014 Riccardo joined Swiss Re Big Data & Smart Analytics Centre. In his role he represents the centre in the Americas, catalysing Big Data business development, collaborative research initiatives with external partners, and the design of Swiss Re overall strategy to take advantage of Big Data innovation.
Randy BeanRandy Bean, Managing Partner, CEO, Co-Founder, NewVantage Partners Randy Bean is CEO and managing partner of NewVantage Partners.  He is a recognized industry thought-leader, business innovator, and successful line executive. Randy writes a monthly column on Big Data for the Wall Street Journal, and is a contributor to MIT Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review.  Prior to co-founding NewVantage in 2001, Randy was a founding executive at Wheelhouse, a Kleiner Perkins backed CRM firm, Chief Marketing Officer at Veridiem, a Northbridge backed CRM firm, and senior vice president at Harte-Hanks, a pioneer in database marketing and CRM, where he was a member of the operating committee during a ten-year tenure.   He began his career at Bank of Boston, where he held positions in the Information Technology and Strategic Planning organizations.  Randy holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.
David BlaszkowskyDavid M. Blaszkowsky, Senior Vice President / Data Governance, State Street Corporation David joined State Street in 2014 from the Office of Financial Research, US Department of the Treasury, where he was Senior Policy Advisor, working on data and technology issues related to financial institution and systemic risk, including standards, data strategy, and emerging data technologies. Prior to joining the OFR, the Securities and Exchange Commission appointed David in October 2007 as Director of its new Office of Interactive Disclosure, which developed and implemented interactive data rules, standards (particularly XBRL), and analytical tools for SEC financial disclosures. At both the SEC and OFR, David co-created and helped promote the adoption of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), as an original member of the “Linchpin” team. Before his stints in government, David managed several equity research and analytics businesses for Standard & Poor’s in New York. Before that, he was the director of strategic planning and development for McGraw-Hill’s Construction Information Group, held finance and reengineering roles at Fidelity Investments, and was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and Gemini. David received his B.A. in Economics at the University of Chicago, and his MBA in Finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. David lives in Boston with his wife and two daughters.
Chuck BoiceyChuck Boicey, Chief Data Officer, Stony Brook Medicine Charles is the Chief Data Officer for Stony Brook Medicine. In his role he is developing the analytics infrastructure to serve the clinical, operational, quality and research needs of the organization. His work for the past four years has centered on bringing the “Big Data” analytics technologies to healthcare. He was a founding member of the team that developed the Health and Human Services award winning application “NowTrending” and developed “Saritor” a novel Healthcare Data Platform for advanced healthcare analytics. Charles is the President of the American Nursing Informatics Association; a member of the HIMSS National Innovation Committee and HIMSS VCS Advisory Council.
John BottegaJohn Bottega, Principal, Data Management Advisory Services, EDM Council John Bottega is a senior strategy and data management executive with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Over his career, John has held various positions in supporting a firm’s data management functions. Since 2006, John has held the title of Chief Data Office in both the private and public sectors, serving as CDO for Citi and Bank of America, and holding the post of CDO for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Today, John is the Principal and Managing Member of his own consulting firm, Data Management Advisory Services, LLC, and is supporting the Enterprise Data Management Council as Senior Advisor and Consultant, responsible for the Council’s CDO Forum and Data Management Practices. As the former Chief Data Officer at Bank of America, John was responsible for driving the enterprise data management strategy. This included championing the data management policy and standards, establishing and operationalizing data governance, working with technology to define the data platform, infrastructure and tool simplification, and supporting the bank’s data scientist team in their efforts to drive improved information analytics. As the Chief Data Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), John worked with domestic and foreign regulators on financial sector data management and data quality. While at FRBNY, John led the effort to define and establish the LEI (Legal Entity Identifier), a global information standard for unique entity identification, key to enabling and strengthening systemic risk analysis in support of global financial stability. John also served as a Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR), an agency established by the Dodd-Frank Act within the US Department of the Treasury, responsible for the analysis and monitoring of industry-wide systemic risk. As Chief Data Officer for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Banking John defined their data management improvement strategy and roadmap. He led an effort that reduced the bank’s BASEL capital risk exposure through improved data quality initiatives, resulting in significant bottom line savings to the firm. John is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and industry symposiums, is currently a member of the Executive Advisory Board of NewVantage Partners and is a member of the advisory board of InformationWeek’s Wall Street and Technology publication.
Shaun BradyShaun Brady, Principle, MITRE Corporation Over the last 35 years, Dr. Brady has been fortunate to play leadership roles helping some of the world’s largest financial institutions deliver new products and services, efficiently meet evolving regulatory requirements, identify and monetize data, and implement a variety of technical solutions that balanced risk, innovation, and cost. He spent the first 15 years of his career in the financial sector progressing through management roles in credit analysis, lending, and servicing which culminated in leading the mid-Atlantic and S.E. United States operations of one of the world’s largest and oldest banks. Having experienced firsthand the value of helping bridge the ‘translation gap’ between business and IT/Data executives, Dr. Brady spent the next 15 years building and running consulting practices and information sharing public-private partnerships focused on helping financial institutions find ways to strategically leverage technology and data to grow and protect their organizations. Over the last five years, his focus has been working with the government and private sector to build on the strengths each can bring to bear to protect the integrity and improve the resiliency of the financial system – in particular mitigating cyber related threats and data vulnerabilities. Dr. Brady has a B.Sc. in International Finance from San Francisco State University, and a Masters in Management Information Systems and Doctorate in Risk Management from the University of Maryland. He is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of data monitization, regulatory policy, and risk management. He holds a US Patent on the collection, anonymization, and sharing of confidential data over the internet, and has a patent pending on a new method for managing the credit risk life cycle.
Anne BuffAnne Buff, Business Solutions Manager and Thought Leader, SAS Best Practices Anne Buff is a Business Solutions Manager and Thought Leader for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership organization at SAS institute. As a speaker and author she specializes in the topics of data governance, MDM, data integration and data monetization. Anne has been a specialist in the world of data for over 15 years and has developed courseware for a wide range of technical concepts and software including, SAS® Data Management. In her current role, she leverages her training and consulting experience and her data-savviness to lead best practices workshops and facilitate intra-team dialogs to help companies realize their “data potential”.
Kelsey CalhounKelsey Calhoun, Director & Manager, Operational Analytics and Reporting, Liberty Mutual Kelsey Calhoun is Director and Manager of Operational Analytics and Reporting for Personal Insurance Finance at Liberty Mutual in Boston. Her career at Liberty has included managing corporate development programs, directing strategic services in personal insurance, and directing personal insurance claims. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, Kelsey was manager for corporate development for the National Football League. She graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Joe CasertaJoe Caserta, President, Caserta Concepts Joe Caserta is a recognized big data strategy consultant, author and educator, and president of Caserta Concepts, an award-winning New York-based innovation technology consulting and implementation firm founded in 2001. His firm specializes in big data analytics, data warehousing and business intelligence, helping clients maximize data value. Caserta’s industry focus areas include higher education, banking and financial services, healthcare, AdTech, and eCommerce, among others. Joe is co-author of the industry best-selling book, “The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit” (Wiley 2004), a contributor to industry publications and frequent speaker and expert panelist at industry conferences and events. He also serves on the advisory boards of financial and technical institutions and is the organizer and host of the Big Data Warehousing Meetup Group in NYC.
Jeff CastorJeff Castor, Data Operations Manager, Red Hat, Inc. As the Data Operations Manager, Jeff has responsibility for establishing data governance, master data management, and strategies around customer, product, and transactional data for Red Hat’s global operations. Jeff is an experienced resource manager that has designed and implemented technical solutions for companies in dozens of industries. He’s a skilled technologist who seeks to design business solutions that successfully mix and match technology with the personnel leveraging it. Jeff is an artful implementer of quality systems who balances practicality with theory for companies going through significant change. He has been instrumental in the implementation of a Customer Data Hub and integrated Customer 360 initiative at Red Hat. Jeff has a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University. He moved into the realm of technology and data systems delivery while implementing ISO 9000 programs for various companies over the past 20 years.
Dan ChandlerDan Chandler, Senior IT Project Manager, Budget Systems Branch, Office of Management and Budget Dan Chandler manages multiple projects for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and for the Budget Formulation Execution Line of Business (BFELoB) MAX suite of shared services. MAX is a collection of collaboration, knowledge management, data collection, publishing, and analytical tools used by federal agencies and partners. He leads a team of software developers and business analysts who develop and integrate the MAX services and assist users in developing solutions including data warehouses, analytical tools, reports and dashboards. He is currently the product manager for MAX Analytics, a suite of Best-of-Breed Analytical and Reporting tools provided as a secure shared service to BFELoB members and partners. The suite includes Government off the shelf (GOTS), Open Source, and Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products that are integrated with each other and with other capabilities using web services. Mr. Chandler’s extensive experience building data warehouses and reporting in both the Federal Government and the telecommunications industry, as well his knowledge of data security best practices, informed this valuable set of services resulting in successful interagency business intelligence capabilities.
Stan ChristiansStijn (Stan) Christiaens, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Collibra Stan Christiaens is co-founder and operational director at Collibra (, a Data Governance enterprise software company. Stan has a global responsibility for all technical pre sales and implementation activities. This allows him to have a front seat view on real customer demands, issues and implementation challenges. Prior to founding the company he was a senior researcher at the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels (STARLab), a leading semantic research center in Europe, performing application-oriented research in semantics. Stan participated actively in several international (ITEA, FP6, FP7) research projects and conferences (OTM, FIS, ESTC, …). He has also published various articles in the field of ontology engineering. He is an active DAMA member and speaker at various events.
Joshua ClarkeJoshua Clarke, Partner, Global Technology & Services Practice, Heidrick & Struggles Joshua Clarke is a Partner in the Boston office of Heidrick & Struggles and is a core member of the firm’s Global Technology & Services Practice. He is the co-founder and co-leader of the Big Data & Analytics Practice, working with clients seeking to capitalize on data and analytics as competitive differentiators. Launched in 2012, Heidrick & Struggles was the first major global executive search firm with a Big Data & Analytics Practice. The team includes over 30 consultants in sixteen offices around the world with over 175 completed searches since 2012. The Big Data & Analytics Practice has built a world class knowledge base to counsel and assist clients with their talent needs, as well as help them understand what leadership they need to deliver on their future strategy. Joshua earned a master’s degree from Simmons College and a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Will CrumpWill Crump, President, DATUM LLC With over 15 years invested in building high-performance, cross-functional teams to compete in global venues, Will Crump brings a wealth of experience in team selection, alignment and motivation. Will has 12 years of management experience in software product development for consumer, OEM, and enterprise business-to-business web-application technologies. In addition to hands-on product cultivation, Will has 10 years of senior executive experience in guiding business development, international expansion, partnerships, line of business profit & loss as well as strategy consultation to key accounts. Will holds a BA in History from Hampden-Sydney College and an Executive MBA from the Copenhagen Business School.
Ken DemmaKen Demma, VP Big Data Analytics, SAP Ken Demma has been a business leader for over 25 years, exploring and mining the intersection of Customer strategy, data, and analytics in delivering on a customer-centric vision, and the benefits of increased Customer knowledge, loyalty, and Marketing optimization. Currently, Ken is Vice President of Big Data Analytics, at SAP, where he and his team work across SAP providing predictive and big data analytic outcomes for business improvement. Previously, he was Head of Insight Driven Marketing at SAP, as well as holding executive roles at American Express, Fidelity Investments, US West, iXL and several consulting firms. Ken’s activities include sharing his experience with MBA students at Babson College in Boston, teaching Consumer Behavior, Marketing Analytics and Strategic Customer Management, and has authored numerous articles and has contributed to several books. He speaks often on the topics of Marketing Strategy, Business Intelligence, Marketing Effectiveness and Measurement & Analytics, and has been a contributor to current research on Marketing Mix Optimization (Forrester Research) and Big Data Analytics in Marketing, and has recently published articles on these topics with the International Institute of Analytics as well as IDC. Ken holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, a BA in Economics from New York University, a certificate in Leadership in Professional Services Firms from Harvard Business School and a certificate in Direct Marketing from NYU.
Matt EversmannMatt Eversmann, VP Leadership Development, DATUM LLC Matt Eversmann has 20 years of active duty in the US Army. During his active duty, Matt and his unit deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia to capture a fugitive warlord wanted by the United Nations for genocide and other atrocities. His experiences were portrayed in the book and movie Black Hawk Down. His experience has given Matt a unique perspective on leadership, team building and achieving the high standards of performance. Since his retirement from active duty, Matt has worked as an operations officer in the healthcare industry and on the leadership team at a non-profit. At DATUM, Matt helps develop the core leadership skills and competencies necessary for successful scale and growth.
John FlemingJohn M. Fleming, Head of Data Governance, BNY Mellon John Fleming is a global information technology and brokerage operations professional with extensive expertise in developing and management of enterprise-level strategic initiatives. During his career, he had held key management positions, most recently as Head of Enterprise Data Governance for BNY Mellon: A bank with a long history of providing solutions to the capital markets. He managed teams as small as 1 and well over 400. He has lived abroad and managed staff in Asia, Europe and the Americas. John has recently joined BNY Mellon as the head of Data Governance for the Firm. The traditional responsibilities of a Chief Data Officer are split between Data Governance and IT. A Data Governance Framework has been developed. The Data Governance technology platform is being built out. Governance has been activated in Risk and Finance in support of BCBS239. Additionally a communications strategy has been developed in support of Communications, Change Management and Learning tracks. Prior to joining BNY Mellon John worked at CIT as Chief Data Officer. He joined in 2012 and while at CIT John established a policy driven enterprise data governance program built on meta-data, metering and stewardship. Additionally John had responsibility for Business Intelligence, Analytics and Master Data. In 2007 John joined Merrill Lynch’s, Global Wealth Management as Head of Strategy for Client Data. While there he developed multi-year strategies around client data, managing the program office, while driving alignment around a single view of the client and developing data stewardship programs. Previous assignments included Morgan Stanley. John joined Morgan Stanley in 1994 and has held a number of positions, rising from Vice President of Client Coverage to Managing Director of Retail Operations. He had responsibility for Enterprise Data and Client Facing capabilities. John’s Financial Services career began at the specialist firm, Spear Leeds and Kellogg. He has also held positions of increasing responsibility at the US Broker Dealer, Kidder Peabody. John earned his degree at Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City with a major in Information Processing and a minor in International Business. He has numerous professional affiliations and speaks extensively on Management and Leadership as well as Enterprise Reference Data. He also has been in numerous articles on matters relating to Reference Data and Technology.
Shawn GilleranShawn Gilleran, Chief Architect, Black Oak Partners, LLC Shawn has spent 20+ years in the technology businesses focused on data and information applications. This includes leading enterprise wide projects to build Customer Relationship Management and Preference Center solutions that leverage both real-time and batch components. This includes connecting customers via multiple Web sites, point of sale registers, call centers, partner solutions and multiple information providers. Shawn spent 20 years at Acxiom leading 200 associates in both development and production capacity generating $80MM a year in revenue. This included building some of the largest databases at Acxiom while delivering six sigma in quality on billions of managed leads each year. Focusing on financial services provided a foundation of privacy, consumer rights and legal obligations that is a cornerstone for the solutions developed and managed by Mr. Gilleran at Acxiom. Prior to joining Acxiom Shawn worked at Xerox Data Services for 2 years helping convert mapping data from different platforms to a unified data view for other solutions to access. This involved millions of objects needing standardized definitions, attributes and values.
Jim GilliganJim Gilligan is the President and C.E.O. of Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada, based in Moncton, New Brunswick.  In this position, he is responsible for executive and operational management of the company. He is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and Governance and Compensation Committee. He also serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Committee of Assuris, The Canadian Life and Health Compensation Corporation and is the Chair of its Committee on Industry Risk. Mr. Gilligan holds a B.S. in Economics from Villanova University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Additionally, he served as a Supply Corps officer in the U.S. Navy. 
Paul GillinPaul Gillin, B2B Social Media Adviser, Author and Trainer, Paul Gillin Communications Paul Gillin is a speaker, writer and B2B content marketing strategist who specializes in social media. He is the author of five books and more than 300 articles on the topic of social media and digital marketing. His award-winnin2007 book, The New Influencers, was one of the first to document the disruptive power of individual online voices. Since then he has traveled the world helping organizations understand and use social media to build their brands and strengthen customer relationships. Previously, Paul was a technology journalist for 23 years. He was founding editor-in-chief of B2B technology publisher TechTarget and editor-in-chief and executive editor of the technology weekly Computerworld.
David GoldsteinDavid Goldstein, President, Mekko Graphics David Goldstein is an expert in building data-driven business charts. As the President of Mekko Graphics, he is responsible for this PowerPoint add-in that is used by the top strategy consultants. David heads Mekko Graphics’ sales and marketing efforts and works closely with the product and customer support teams. He works with Mekko Graphic’s customers to help them choose the best way to present their data. David has developed webinars, presentations and toolkits to illustrate the best practice for data-driven charting. David is a former Harvard Business School professor who has spent his entire career helping individuals and organizations find the best way to analyze and present data. As a researcher, he studied how managers use ‘Big Data’ to create and tell stories. He taught Information Technology and Accounting courses at Harvard Business School IT at MIT Sloan, and IT, Business Strategy, Marketing and Organizational Behavior at Boston University. As the Co-founder and CEO of Knowledge Management Associates (KMA), he led the development of the Mekko Graphics product. In addition, he has worked with professional services clients on multi-million dollar consulting engagements. David successfully pivoted KMA from an application development firm to a SharePoint firm, before focusing on the Mekko Graphics product. David has been an active member of the Boston chapter of SIM (Society for Information Management) and has served on its Board as a roundtable chair, program chair and marketing chair. He holds a PhD degree from MIT Sloan, Master’s degrees in Engineering and Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Harvard, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (with a Computer Science minor) from McGill University. He lives and works in the Boston area.
HahnPicLaura Hahn, Senior Data Governance Consultant, TD Ameritrade Laura Hahn is currently the product manager for Master Data Management (including Client Master) and Data Quality services within the firm. She also coaches and facilitates cross-functional teams of business leaders in setting data policy, establishing data quality standards, managing data assets, and identifying win-win solutions to data problems. Prior to her current position, Laura held several roles at Target Corporation within the eCommerce business. After holding Accounting positions and supporting large financial data initiatives, she managed a comprehensive eCommerce datawarehouse and the related business intelligence team. Laura drove the vision of establishing a distinct data management team, and under her leadership, the new team provided centralized data quality, data solutions, and data governance services across all eCommerce data, including operational, transactional, item/product, clickstream, and financial/metrics. She was a collaborative thought leader at Target in how to manage shared data assets and implement key industry practices and concepts. Laura has a BA in Accounting from Augsburg College and has previously been an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Mykola Hayvanovych, Ph.D., Global Director of Data Science, Intel Mykola Hayvanovych is a global director of Data Science with Intel Corporation, developer and influencer of cutting edge analytical capabilities on top of Hadoop. His primary responsibilities include Planning and Development of Brand New Analytical Capabilities, Frameworks, and enabling clients to take the most advantage of their Big Data on Hadoop. Dr. Hayvanovych has 9+ years of critical path experience in DoD and Private sector with Practical Knowledge of Cutting Edge Technologies in the areas of Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Graph Analytics. 8+ Years of Hands-on client experience of the following systems and technologies: Hadoop, MR-framework, Spark, HBase, Accumulo, Mahout, Neo4j, WEKA, R, and others.
Mark JohnsonMark Johnson, Strategic Data & Analytics Executive, Fusion Alliance Mark Johnson’s distinguished career spans more than 30 years in the IT industry, with a deep concentration in data management and analytics over the most recent 20 years. He is a certified Data Warehouse 2.0 Architect. At Fusion Alliance Mr. Johnson is responsible for formulation and alignment of Fusion’s Strategic Data Management and Analytics strategy, advisory consulting and technical capabilities, with our clients’ data management and analytic strategies and needs. Mr. Johnson often engages with our strategic accounts to help drive planning and execution of their data management and analytic strategies, optimizing traditional and big data solution deployment through transformation of people, process, and technology. The result is enhanced competitive advantage.
Jigar KadakiaJigar Kadakia, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Partners Healthcare Jigar Kadakia is the Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for Partners Healthcare. Jigar has more than 17 years of information security experience across multiple industries, with a focus on healthcare delivery. He has spoken at many security and privacy forums/roundtables/conferences, and is a leader in the healthcare information security and privacy space. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master in Business Administration from Xavier University. He is CISSP, CIPP, and HITRUST-Certified. He is also certified in Risk and Information System Controls.
Eugene (Gene) Kolker, PhD, Chief Data (Analytics) Officer, Seattle Children’s Eugene Kolker is the Chief Data (Analytics) Officer at Seattle Children’s — Hospital, Foundation, and Research Institute. Eugene has 27 years of experience in multi-disciplinary data analysis, advanced analytics, and modeling and 17 years of experience in management, business, and community development. At Seattle Children’s, he heads the Data and Analytics team, which focuses on leveraging large and complex data to improve outcomes and safety, reduce costs, broaden access, and drive innovation ( In addition to his hospital work, he is also the Director of the Bioinformatics & High-throughput Analysis Laboratory ( at the Research Institute. Previously, Eugene Kolker was the Founder and President of BIATECH Biotechnology Innovation Center, which was acquired by Seattle Children’s. Currently, Dr. Kolker is an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University College of Science, Boston and an Affiliate Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. Eugene has 130 publications in 40 different journals and also serves as the Executive Editor of the journals “OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology” and “Big Data.” He also provides advisory and consulting services to multi-disciplinary customers in industry, governmental, academia, and nonprofits, including Gartner’s CDO Advisory Board and NIH’s Scientific Advisory Board of the NIDDK Information Network. In April 2015, Eugene was honored by the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) members to be one of the top three “Innovators” in their annual HIT Awards. In May 2015, he was named one of the “top 16 data-driven geeks to watch” by HIMSS.
Mark KrzyskoMark E. Krzysko, Deputy Director, Enterprise Information, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, US Department of Defense Mark Krzysko directs acquisition data management and analysis, technical transformation, and shared services efforts to make timely, authoritative acquisition information available to support oversight of the Department of Defense’s major programs—a portfolio totaling more than $1.6 trillion of investment funds over the lifecycle of the programs. Preceding his current position, Mr. Krzysko served as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (ADUSD) for Business Transformation, providing strategic leadership for re-engineering the Department’s business improvement decision-making processes and leading strategic sourcing and Acquisition process efforts. In the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he also served as Director of the Supply Chain Systems Transformation, championing innovative uses of information technologies to improve and streamline the supply chain process for the Department. Prior to that, Mr. Krzysko led the Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy office as Deputy Director of e-Business, where he provided oversight and led transformation of the acquisition community into a strategic business enterprise. Prior to that Mr. Krzysko led the Electronic Commerce Solutions Directorate for the Naval Air Systems Command and served in senior-level acquisition positions at the Naval Air Systems Command, including Contracting Officer of F/A-18 Foreign Military Sales, F/A-18 Developmental Programs, and the F-14.
Doug LaneyDoug Laney, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Information Innovation and Strategy, Gartner Doug Laney is a Gartner analyst leading the firm’s research on information innovation and strategy. He is an accomplished practitioner, author and executive advisor on information management, analytics, Big Data, data monetization and information governance best practices, and has provided training and consulting to numerous CDOs. Doug originated the field of infonomics, developing methods to measure information’s economic value and apply asset management practices to information itself. He lectures on infonomics and related topics topics at leading business schools. Doug also is on the IBM Watson go-to-market advisory council, the University of Illinois Department of Accountancy advisory board, and is a contributing writer for Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Doug lives outside Chicago where he enjoys competitive tennis and not-so-competitive golf.
Rick LauderdaleRick Lauderdale, Chief Architect, U.S. Department of Energy As the Chief Architect for the Department of Energy, Rick Lauderdale is responsible for leading and defining the Enterprise Architecture (EA) strategic goals and objectives, by helping to develop, maintain, and govern the overall EA requirements across the organization. This position is responsible for defining the EA methodologies, architecture review process, and for leading the change and integration of those processes with related business and Information Technology (IT) stakeholders. Established the DOE IT Asset Cybersecurity initiative has been recognized by IDC “IT Security: World-Class Enterprise Eases Cybersecurity Mandates” October 2014, IDC #251741 as well as by Federal News Radio, Fed Scoop; Architecture and Governance magazine, Forbes, Troux and BNDA. Received the Troux Innovation Award 2015 for advancements in IT Asset and Cybersecurity planning and execution. Mr. Lauderdale supports and provides guidance for various Program and Staff Offices to help develop a strategic path forward via the Architecture Review Board (ARB), which serves as the primary body to oversee the development and use of the Department-wide EA. Mr. Lauderdale also provides insight to the Enterprise Architecture Configuration Control Board (EA CCB), various Enterprise Architecture work Groups (EA WG’s) as well as providing direction and support for the Open Government / initiatives including Mr. Lauderdale serves as the DOE representative for the OMB Chief Architect Forum (CAF). Mr. Lauderdale began his career in the U.S. Navy where he served an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer with numerous U.S. Navy aviation squadrons and naval carriers. Mr. Lauderdale is a Vietnam veteran and retired as a Commander in 1992 after 22 years. His last assignment with the U.S. Navy was with Naval Air Systems Command as the IT Executive Information lead. Mr. Lauderdale has served the Deputy Director Network Services with the Peace Corps from 1994-1997 where he developed strategic action plans to upgrade both the network and telecommunications infrastructures. Mr. Lauderdale has spent numerous years within private industry supporting various telecommunications as well as IT initiatives, including the FCC’s network design and installation and relocation of FCC employee’s to the Portals in Washington, DC. Within private industry, Mr. Lauderdale, as the Deputy Program Manager for DESE Research, supporting the U.S. Army Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM), Installations Services Directorate’s Environmental Division (ISE) I the development of the Army Environmental Programs (AEP) Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA) in direct support of their extensive enterprise Business Transformation (BT) and Information Technology modernization efforts over a four year period. Mr. Lauderdale most recent assignment, was at the U.S. State Department as the Chief, Enterprise Architect where he lead and a provided a solid framework for enhancing Cyber Security/ICAM/HSPD-12 initiatives as well as establishing the framework under the Open Government direction. Mr. Lauderdale received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma.
YangLeeYang Lee, Group Coordinator, Northeastern University; Deputy Director, MIT Information Quality Program Ms. Lee is an internationally-renowned leader in the data and information quality field. She investigates the role of differentiated quality of information in information systems, work processes, and structural mechanisms in data-rich, service-critical, and extended organizational contexts. Her current research projects explore quality information products, IT-mediated institutional learning, context-reflective problem solving, service innovation, healthcare collaboration, and medical errors.Dr. Lee’s work includes numerous prestigious academic journal publications, and several books on data quality, including: Journey to Data Quality (MIT Press, 2006), Data Quality (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000), and Quality Information and Knowledge (Prentice Hall, 1999). She is currently Deputy Director of MIT’s Information Quality Program. She co-founded several data quality conferences and workshops and was a co- founder of Cambridge Research Group, through which she has put her research into practice, providing consultation and solutions for companies and agencies in the private and public sectors in the US and internationally for over 25 years. She was awarded for her work from many institutions including the US intelligence community. She is the founding and current Co-Editor- in-Chief of ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.
David LeVineDavid LeVine, Vice President of Strategy, Marketing & Solution Sales, Fusion Alliance David LeVine is a seasoned business leader with more than 24 years of experience in business information technology consulting. He is a lifelong resident of the Indianapolis area and a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business A-Core Program with a degree in finance. David started his career in the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development program and spent the first ten years of his career with DOD. He earned the Certified Government Financial Manager designation while at DOD. He was also the recipient of many awards while at DOD, including finalist for the 21st Century Peoples Organizational Excellence Award from Clemson University, the John Hammar Award for reinventing government, and Professional Employee of the Year in 1998. He also earned two Oracle Masters Certifications during his time as Business Director for the Defense Joint Accounting System and Defense Corporate Data Warehouse initiatives. He then moved to the private consulting sector, spending three years at Whitman-Hart before moving to Fusion Alliance in 2002. David has been instrumental in growing Fusion Alliance from 50 to over 525 employees since he joined the company. He is currently the Vice President of Strategy and Solution Sales for the firm and is responsible for building and executing the strategy to move the company forward on a national level. David is on the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis Zoo whose mission is to promote conservation efforts around the Globe and is the organization responsible for the creation of the Indianapolis Prize.
Chris LucasChris Lucas, VP Global Solution Architecture, Dun & Bradstreet Chris currently is VP – Global Solution Architecture. In this role Chris leads a team of Solution Architects and is responsible for customer requirements and solution design for our more complex integrated solutions. Chris has been with D&B for 16 years and prior to his current role, he has held leadership positions in Product Management and Product Strategy. Prior to joining D&B, Chris was at InfoGroup for 10 years in Sales and Sales Engineering roles. In total Chris brings over 25 years of business-to-business information and information technology experience and is considered a subject matter expert in the areas of CRM, MDM and Marketing Automation. During that time Chris has led engagements with over 50 Fortune 500 companies, helping them improve their customer information for the purposes of creating and maximizing customer relationships and revenue opportunities.
Mike LukaszeviczMike Lukaszevicz, VP of Technology, Dun & Bradstreet As the VP of Technology at Dun & Bradstreet NetProspex and former Chief Technology Officer at NetProspex, Mike oversees Application Development, Database Operations, QA, and IT Infrastructure. Mike drives the data science group to build, grow and maintain data across thousands of inputs and hundreds of millions of data attributes under constant change. He brings over fifteen years of technology executive management and twenty years of data experience to the team. Prior to joining NetProspex, Mike was VP of Technology for Generate, Inc. (acquired by Dow Jones). After Generate’s acquisition by Dow Jones, Mike led the migration of Generate’s technology to the Dow Jones platform. Mike has held a variety of leadership positions, including CTO for OnlineAssistant, VP of Technology at SwapIt, and Lead Architect for
Robert LuttonRobert Lutton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sandhill Consultants Robert Lutton runs Sandhill Consultants North America and had been directly responsible for creating an organization that delivers technology, service, products and training in the areas of Enterprise and Data Architecture. Robert has used his vision to develop, market and deliver innovative solutions of exceptional value in the area of Model Driven Enterprise Architecture, Data Design Management and Data Governance to Sandhill customers. Robert has built a highly skilled organization, known in data community for its expertise and responsiveness to its customers’ needs. Sandhill Consultants is recognized as a growing, innovative organization and Robert has been instrumental in this growth. With over 20 years of broad business and technical experience, Robert has enabled Sandhill Consultants in all of its business and operations aspects including, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Sales, Customer Service, and Consulting. Robert continues to guide Sandhill Consultants growth and will continue to lead the organization to expand its reach in every aspect of the business.
Stuart MadnickStuart Madnick, MIT Sloan School of Management Stuart has been a faculty member at M.I.T. since 1972. He has served as the head of MIT’s Information Technologies Group for more than 20 years. During that time the group has been consistently rated #1 in the nation among business school information technology programs (U.S. News & World Reports, BusinessWeek, and ComputerWorld). He has also been an affiliate member of MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science, a member of the research advisory committee of the International Financial Services Research Center, and a member of the executive committee of the Center for Information Systems Research.Dr. Madnick is a prolific writer and is the author or co-author of over 250 books, articles, or reports including the classic textbook, Operating Systems (McGraw-Hill), and the book, The Dynamics of Software Development (Prentice-Hall). He has also contributed chapters to other books, such as Information Technology in Action (Prentice-Hall). His current research interests include connectivity among disparate distributed information systems, database technology, software project management, and the strategic use of information technology.He is presently co-Director of the Productivity From Information Technology (PROFIT) Initiative and co-Heads the Total Data Quality Management (TDQM) research program. He has been the Principal Investigator of a large-scale DARPA-funded research effort on Context Interchange which involves the development of technology that helps organizations to work more cooperatively, coordinated, and collaboratively. As part of this effort, he is the co- inventor on the patents “Querying Heterogeneous Data Sources over a Network Using Context Interchange” and “Data Extraction from World Wide Web Pages.”He has been active in industry, making significant contributions as a key designer and developer of projects such as IBM’s VM/370 operating system and Lockheed’s DIALOG information retrieval system. He has served as a consultant to many major corporations, such as IBM, AT&T, and Citicorp.
JMagruder1Justin Magruder, Founder & Principal Owner, Noetic Partners Justin Magruder is the founder and principal owner of Noetic Partners, a data architecture and technology solutions company. He is a pioneer and thought leader in the discipline and practice of enterprise information management and governance, the systematic architectural design of reference data strategies, big data analytics, timeseries integration, STP, and data-driven predictive analytics. Justin has a proven record of successes in developing, implementing and managing enterprise analytics and management programs for several global financial markets participants. Justin is a well-known subject matter expert with knowledge management execution, data analysis, business process management and the automation of tools for end-user functionality. He has delivered sophisticated technical solutions for transaction processing, financial and risk management analytics. Prior to founding Noetic, Justin was Chief Data Officer and led the Enterprise Information Strategies and Management group at Freddie Mac. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Justin was a partner with HP’s Knightsbridge business unit, where he was the senior strategist and client solutions leader in the global Capital Markets practice. He developed enterprise programs for reference and master data management, low latency messaging and integration, virtualization, and data warehousing, for several clients, including UBS Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan Securities, Thomson Financial and Bloomberg. Justin was also the Director of Market Data and Technology Strategy for Deutsche Asset Management and Scudder Investments, reporting to the Chief Investment Officer, the Program Manager for MLX Platform Delivery at Merrill Lynch, and the Program Manager for both Credit Utopia and Global Reference Data Services at J.P. Morgan Securities.
Nicholas MarkoNicholas Marko, MD, Chief Data Officer, Geisinger Medical Center Nicholas Marko is a data scientist with expertise in predictive analytics, organizational data strategy, data-driven collaboration, and data science consulting. He heads the Department of Data Science & Engineering in Geisinger’s Division of Applied Research and Clinical Informatics (DARCI) and co-directs the High Performance Computing Center in the organization’s Institute for Advanced Applications (IAA). His specific academic interests include integration of heterogeneous data sources and application of advanced mathematical methods and modeling strategies to generate measurable value for organizations in the healthcare sector and beyond. Dr. Marko is also a practicing neurosurgeon and serves as Geisinger Medical Center’s Director of Neurosurgical Oncology. His clinical practice focuses on surgical management of patients with malignant brain and spine tumors.
Murthy MathiprakasamMurthy Mathiprakasam, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Big Data, Informatica Murthy Mathiprakasam is a Principal Product Marketing Manager for Informatica’s Big Data products. Murthy has a decade and a half of experience working with emerging high-growth software technologies including roles at Mercury Interactive/HP, Google, eBay, VMware, and Oracle. Murthy holds a Master of Science in Management Science from Stanford University, and two Bachelor of Science degrees in Management Science and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jim Meng Profile pictureJames Meng, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Architectures, Standards and Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Financial Management and Comptroller  Dr. Meng entered the Senior Executive Service in June 1998 and retired on June 27th, 2015. Starting 2012, Dr. Meng has been reassigned as the DASN EBS leading the Navy’s efforts in business systems architecture, cost data standardization and rationalization of financial management systems. He is currently overseeing large scale system of systems strategies toward a boundary-less enterprise. In 2011, he led the VCNO/ASNRDA’s Data Standardization initiative across the Navy and created Enterprise Cost Management Framework (ECMF) and established the first DoN wide Spares Dashboard for OPNAV N9I.  He led the development of FM systems consolidation roadmap from 79 to 10. From 2009 to 2010, he was the Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Executive, reporting to the Principal Civilian Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research Development & Acquisition. His tasks were to energize the Science & Engineering foundations for the Navy. Dr. Meng served as Executive Director, Warfare Systems Engineering Directorate, SEA06B, Washington, DC, and also Chief Systems Engineer, the Navy’s certifying authority of the Strike Force Interoperability from July 2005 – February 2009.  He managed the Navy’s directed energy and SURFTECH, and Foreign Military Sales over $3 billion. He revitalized Navy Battle force Interoperability system engineering certification process to subsurface ships.  He expanded the certification criteria to include DIACAP and training sufficiency.  He led NAVSEA Research & System Engineering competency alignment across 18,000 work force. Shaped Institution Strategy & Direction by establishing alignment governance, business rules, and transition criteria, CONOPs and completed Phase II transition. As the Warfare Engineering & Interoperability Authority SEA06B Executive Director 2004-2007, he led NAVSEA/PEO initiative on Defining and Measuring Output and Metrics. He established an end-to-end linked concept from NAVSEA internal metric to Fleet output metrics so that relative priorities can enable fact-based decisions. The Single Fleet-Driven metric implementation plan covers USE, SWE, NAE metrics and linking all operations with MFOM metrics (Ao, total $, Gaps).  He leaned the FMS Offer and Acceptance process for with 26 nations over $3B, resulting in 20% Navy-wide reductions to current and future infrastructure requirements. From 2003 to June 2005, he was dual-hatted as the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Work Assignment Executive, and the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Business Executive.  In those capacities, he oversaw assignment of $6 billion annually to more than 25,000 man-years of government and contract work across eight Divisions and 11 geographic sites.  He led and completed 4 major NAVSEA Warfare Centers Transformation efforts (Work Assignment, Integrated Business Solutions as a single unit, Alignment of supply functions to NAVSUP, PRISMS). Assigned $6.9B work with 16,765 government and 8,968 contractor WYs to 8 Divisions at 11 geographic sites.  It enabled an Integrated Resources Strategic approach and cost reduction initiatives. Dr. Meng established 35 initiatives to improve Warfare Center efficiency, effectiveness, performance, and alignment projected $37M overhead reduction. He also consolidated all NAVSEA Directorates & PEOs’ 4 financial management systems, a $30B enterprise, into a single financial management system PRISM prior to NERP transition. As the Executive Director, NUWC Keyport Division 2000-2003, Dr. Meng initiated Business Process Reengineering Initiatives yielding $50M documented savings.  He led completion of ISO 9000 registration throughout the Division.  He reengineered procurement operations at a cost of 3.2¢ per obligated dollar, vs 10¢/dollar DoD goal. He reduced average task order administrative lead-time for FY00 orders from 10 days to 3.5 days. He directed to vacate 56,000 sq ft to reduce footprint and energy consumption.  He also established the Undersea Warfare Readiness Evaluation Facility which provides the Fleet a single “drive by” USW systems evaluation at San Diego endorsed by the FTSCPAC and INSURV which reduced cost by $2M/year. Head of Torpedo Systems Technology Department, NUWC Newport Division 1995-1999, and dual-hatted as the Deputy Mk48/ADCAP Program Manager, his efforts led to the reduced MK48 Mod6 radiated noise by 40dbs to avert a new $1B torpedo program.  As the SSN 21 Launcher Program Manager, he reduced the SSN 21 launcher by 60db radiated noises to meet exchange ratio limits. His programs also led to improved expendable torpedo target EMATT with 50% reduced cost, increased the reliability of the mobile target from 74% to 91%, the Integrated Product Design reduced 40% of the total ownership costs.
James MillerJames Miller, Senior Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission Office of Engineering and Technology James Miller is a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission and former Associate CIO for data, mobility and web technology strategy, Adjunct Professor of Law at the American University, Washington College of Law, an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at the Columbia Business School and 2004-2006 Mansfield Fellow. Mr. Miller focuses on regulatory and policy matters related to mobility, spectrum and Internet technology. His recent work has included contributions to the National Broadband Plan and Open Internet Proceedings. As deputy and contract officer’s representative of the program, his work since 2010 has focused on the Measuring Broadband America Program and the first ongoing nationwide study of consumer fixed and mobile broadband performance based in principles of openness and transparency. As Adjunct Professor of Law at the American University, Washington College of Law he teaches U.S.-Japan Comparative Law and develops programs focused on East-Asia and technology. He is a cum laude graduate of the Washington College of Law, American University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and East-Asian studies (honors) from the University of Kansas. He is a Japanese bilingual and frequently speaks and publishes in Japanese for business, legal, and technical audiences in Japan.
Rajendra PatilRajendra Patil, Head of Data Strategy, BNY Mellon Raj Patil joined BNY Mellon as the Head of Data Strategy in Dec 2014. In this role, Raj is responsible for defining BNY’s vision and overall strategy for its data management services approved and adopted by various lines of businesses to meet regulatory requirements, revenue growth and cost reduction. This includes services to enable consistent acquisition, homogenization, production, storage, and delivery of data to meet business and technical objectives and defining organizational processes required for the effective and efficient adoption of these services. Prior to joining BNY, Raj was the head of Corporate Reference Data at Google where he led the vision and strategy for a reference data driven Enterprise Knowledge Graph product. Before Google, Raj was the Chief Data Architect at UBS where his team identified opportunities for data convergence across multiple data domains, lines of businesses and multiple jurisdictions. Raj also created Data Science capability at UBS to demonstrate business values of Big Data, Graph Analytics, and Machine Learning. Prior to UBS, Raj worked at Merrill Lynch for over 12 years in various management and individual contributor roles. Prior to Merrill Lynch, in his early career, Raj worked on risk management at GE Capital and as an Information Analyst at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Raj has over 20 year of interdisciplinary experience in both business and technology areas covering various transformation initiatives related to Enterprise Data Management and Data Science. His experience covers areas of Wealth Management, Capital Markets, and Investment Banking with specific focus on producing business solutions using Reference Data Management, Machine Learning, Knowledge Graph, Operations Research, Data Architecture, Market Micro-Structure, and Six-Sigma. Raj has hands on data processing experience with business problems related to client acquisition, segmentation, retention, profitability, risk, client coverage, pricing, trading strategies, market making, stock loan, mortgage prepayments and defaults. Raj also has hands on expertise in predictive modeling, large scale graph analysis and data mining to develop classification, regression, co-integration, clustering and segmentation type business solutions. Raj received his PhD with major in Computer Science and has two Masters degrees, in Computer Science and in Electrical Engineering. He is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt from GE. Raj lives in Princeton with his wife and two sons. He likes to garden and experiment with sustainability related projects.
Bob PiccianoRobert Picciano, Senior Vice President, IBM Analytics Robert Picciano has global responsibility for the strategy and management of IBM’s industry-leading data and analytics portfolio. In this role, he oversees teams focused on analytics solutions tailored by industry; analytics and data management platforms; cloud data services; enterprise social software and talent management solutions; industry and transformation consulting, and advanced solutions and services that combine cloud, analytics and mobile technologies. Mr. Picciano has held numerous executive positions with the company. Prior to his current assignment, he was Senior Vice President, Information and Analytics Group, part of IBM’s Software organization. He also served as general manager, Information Management, responsible for the revenue, development and strategy of the IBM Information Management software business, which includes database, data warehouse, master data management and associated software. Previously, he was general manager, Software Sales at IBM, overseeing sales strategy and management of the Software sales team; he also was the general manager of Lotus Software. In addition, Mr. Picciano has served in executive roles across Information Management, including research, development and sales. He led the worldwide development and support of DB2 Linux, Windows and Unix platforms as vice president of Database Technology at the IBM Software Development Laboratory in Markham, Canada. In his role as vice president of Data Servers, he was responsible for the development of the database portfolio. Mr. Picciano began his IBM career in 1987 in Bethesda, Maryland, as a software developer and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University.
Jamie PopkinJames (Jamie) Popkin, Vice President & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research James (Jamie) M. Popkin is a Vice President Distinguished Analyst in the Data Strategy Team of Gartner Research. He is a Gartner Fellow Emeritus and former Chairman of Gartner U.S. and Japan Symposium/ITxpo. Mr. Popkin is currently covering Chief Analytics Officer, advanced analytics strategy, sentiment analysis, text analytics and business analytics topics with a background in business intelligence, search and enterprise content management. He previously managed the Gartner for Technical Professionals Data Management and Professional Effectiveness teams. Mr. Popkin can discuss business intelligence, advanced analytics, data management and data governance topics. He formerly ran Gartner Research in Asia/Pacific and Japan, is the co-author of “IT and the East: How China and India are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation” and was the founder of the Gartner China Outsourcing Summit.
John PyhtilaJohn Pyhtila, Ph.D., Head of Analytics, Cigna Dr. John Pyhtila is a senior executive in the healthcare analytics and informatics market with experience in strategic planning, analytics, operations, client services, and product management. Prior to joining Cigna in 2014, he was president of the Enterprise Analytics Division for Verisk Health, and earlier in his career held positions at McKinsey & Co., HP, and Motorola. John is a electrical engineering graduate from Michigan State, who went on to earn an M.S. from Stanford, and his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Duke.
Mark RamseyMark Ramsey, PhD, Chief Data Officer, GlaxoSmithKline plcDr. Ramsey is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for GlaxoSmithKline plc, reporting to the R&D President. He is responsible for enterprise-wide data governance and utilization of information as an asset, through data consolidation, business intelligence, big data, and advanced data mining. GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in London and is the world’s sixth-largest pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining GSK, Dr. Ramsey joined Samsung Mobile as their first Chief Data Officer (CDO), reporting directly to the President. He was responsible for developing an enterprise-wide consolidated consumer data repository, creation of the organization’s first big data platform, the application of data analytics to driven data-driven decision making. Prior to Samsung, Mark held the position of Vice President, Business Analytics & Optimization, Growth Markets for IBM. In this role, he was responsible for setting the strategic direction and operational execution of the IBM Business Analytics & Optimization services division for eight growth markets including South East Asia, India and South Asia, Greater China, Korea, Australia/New Zealand, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. Dr. Ramsey started at IBM in 1995 and was one of the pioneers in the creation and expanded focus on data and analytics. Ramsey was named an IBM Master Inventor in 2010 for filing over 50 patent applications which have thus far resulted in the issuance of 28 patents focused on business intelligence and business analytics. Dr. Ramsey holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science, an MBA with specialization in Computer & Information Security, and a Ph.D. specializing in Applied Computer Science. His dissertation work on Exploring the impact of inferred social networks on the accuracy of churn prediction models in the mobile phone industry resulted in a US patent.
Michael RappaMichael Rappa, Ph.D, Goodnight Director of the Institute For Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University. Michael Rappa is the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics and a member of the faculty in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. As head of the Institute, he leads the nation’s first Master of Science in Analytics as its principal architect. Before joining NC State as Distinguished University Professor in 1998, for nine years he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Appointed the inaugural Goodnight Director in 2015, his current position is endowed and named in honor of the University’s distinguished alumnus and prominent American business leader Dr. James Goodnight.
William SaxonCol. William M (Bobby) Saxon, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Headquarters Department of the Army Colonel (COL) Bobby Saxon serves at the Pentagon as the Division Chief for the Army, Force Management Enterprise Division. Colonel Saxon leads the Army G-3/5/7 Capability Management Office for Global Force Information Management and oversees development of the Enterprise Management Decision Support system (EMDS). COL Saxon’s 30+ year military career spans numerous active duty and reserve assignments, including service in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the last six years on active duty assigned to the Pentagon. Prior to assuming his current position in 2010, COL Saxon was the assistant deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Army G-3/5/7. COL Saxon’s private sector career includes leadership and ownership positions for IT organizations specializing in healthcare technology and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). COL Saxon holds a degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University, and a Master of Science degree in Government Information Leadership from the National Defense University. Colonel Saxon also holds graduate certificates for Global Strategic Leadership and Chief Information Officer. Colonel Saxon is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. Colonel Saxon is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the National Defense University where he was recognized as the AFCEA Distinguished Graduate. COL Saxon has been recognized for government and industry awards including: the 2014 FedScoop 50 Federal Leadership Award, the 2014 GOVTek Executive Technology Award for Excellence in Big Data, and the 2013 CIO Magazine “Ones to Watch” Award. The EMDS program received the 2013 FedScoop 50 Federal IT Program of the Year Award; the 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate Innovation Award; and was recognized by GovLoop as one of the Top 20 Innovations that Mattered in 2013. In 2014 EMDS received Honorable Mention at the GCN Awards; and was awarded the Fedscoop 50 Tech Program of the Year. COL Saxon and his family live in Northern Virginia.
Schmidt_headshotDiane Schmidt, Managing Director, Noetic Partners Diane Schmidt provides executive level guidance to form and deliver data management strategies, solution management and execution plans for global financial institutions with a focus on financial, operations, control and information technology processes. She is one of the co-creators of the Noetic Active Data Governance ™ Program and Noetic Master Model (NMM).  As an Associate Director and member of the Executive Team at the Department of Treasury, Office of Financial Research (OFR), Diane provided data management leadership and guidance in the advancement of the OFR, and also was accountable for the inception, development and leadership of a Business Data Analysis Center of Excellence.  Diane held the position of Chief Data Officer at Freddie Mac and led the Enterprise Information Strategies and Management organization at Freddie Mac from 2008 through 2010 as the executive responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s information management program.  Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Diane held key positions at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).  Diane earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington, an MS in Information Management from Marymount University, Program Management graduate certificates from George Washington University and is a former Adjunct Member of the staff at Marymount University.
Richard SoleyRichard Soley, Chariman and CEO, OMG Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG ®, Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium. As Chairman and CEO of OMG, Dr. Soley is responsible for the vision and direction of the world’s largest consortium of its type. Dr. Soley joined the nascent OMG as Technical Director in 1989, leading the development of OMG’s world-leading standardization process and the original CORBA® specification. In 1996, he led the effort to move into vertical market standards (starting with healthcare, finance, telecommunications and manufacturing) and modeling, leading first to the Unified Modeling Language TM (UML®) and later the Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®). He also led the effort to establish the SOA Consortium in January 2007, leading to the launch of the Business Ecology Initiative (BEI) in 2009. The Initiative focuses on the management imperative to make business more responsive, effective, sustainable and secure in a complex, networked world, through practice areas including Business Design, Business Process Excellence, Intelligent Business, Sustainable Business and Secure Business. In addition, Dr. Soley is the Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, helping end-users transition to cloud computing and direct requirements and priorities for cloud standards throughout the industry. In 2014, Dr. Soley helped found the Industrial Internet Consortium and (IIC) serves as Executive Director of the organization. The IIC was formed to accelerate the development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics, and people at work. The members of the IIC catalyze and coordinate the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. Dr. Soley also serves on numerous industrial, technical and academic conference program committees, and speaks all over the world on issues relevant to standards, the adoption of new technology and creating successful companies. He is an active angel investor, and was involved in the creation of both the Eclipse Foundation and Open Health Tools. Previously, Dr. Soley was a cofounder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Donald SoulsbyDonald Soulsby, VP Architecture Strategies, Sandhill Consultants Mr. Soulsby is Sandhill Consultants Vice President Architecture Strategies. His practice areas include strategic and technical architectures for data management, metadata management, and business intelligence. Mr. Soulsby has held senior professional services and product management positions with large multi-national corporations and software development organizations. He has an extensive background in enterprise architecture and data modeling methodologies. He has over 30 years of experience in the development of operational and decision support applications. He is completing his qualification as an Enterprise Data Management Expert (EDME) with the CMMI Institute. Mr. Soulsby is an excellent communicator and has taught metadata, data modeling and data warehouse courses through public offerings and onsite engagements to corporate clients. Mr. Soulsby is a recognized thought leader who speaks regularly at international industry events, MIT CDO Conferences and DAMA functions.
Suzy SteeleSuzy Steele, Director of Operations Data Management, Red Hat, Inc. As Director of operations and enterprise data strategy at Red Hat, Suzy leads a global team focused on business processes, data setup, data accuracy, and quality improvements to support Red Hat’s rapidly growing and changing business needs. Suzy is currently leading a comprehensive Customer 360 initiative at Red Hat to help fuel growth, promote innovation, and increase field productivity. The initiative will also refine customer data, business processes, systems, and tools, and make content, data, and analysis readily available. Suzy’s experience has focused on master data management, operations management, information technology, customer solutions, and sales productivity. Suzy holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. She lives with her two children in Raleigh, NC.
Derek StraussDerek Strauss, Chief Data Officer, TD Ameritrade Chief Data Officer at TD Ameritrade, with responsibility for driving Data & Analytics Strategy for the firm, including Data Governance, Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Data Architecture and Data Asset Development. Worked in Data and Analytics for over 3 decades. Established and managed numerous enterprise programs and initiatives covering the areas of Advanced Analytics, Data Governance, Data Warehousing, Big Data and Data Quality Improvement. Bill Inmon’s Corporate Information Factory and John Zachman’s Enterprise Architecture Framework have been the foundational cornerstones of my work. Specialist Workshop Facilitator for Joint Planning and Design workshops. Spoke at numerous local and international conferences on Data and Analytics topics, including multi-day teaching seminars in Europe and Africa. Board Member of The Data Management Association. Faculty Member of The Data Warehouse Institute and MIT’s CDO Forum and IQ Symposium. Co-authored the book “DW2.0 – the Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing” – Bill Inmon, Derek Strauss and Genia Neushloss, 2008, Morgan Kaufmann.
Gopal SubramanianGopal Subramanian, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments Gopal Subramanian is an executive with over 25 years of experience in creating data as a horizontal practice and using data in creating insights. He currently leads Fidelity’s Data Science and Analytics Practice and has direct management responsibilities overseeing more than 450 IT professionals globally. He is responsible for strategy and execution of a multi-year transformative initiative to built a best in class, industry leading consolidated data platform, Common Data Environment (CDE), for the company’s asset management organization. CDE provides a single integrated view of investment management data for investment professionals across multiple asset classes and leverages Data as a Service (DaaS) to support self-service and on demand access. CDE was nominated as the top 5 “Best Data Management Initiative” by American Financial Technology Awards for 2014. Gopal received his MBA from Boston University.
Tina TangTina Tang, Senior Director, SAP Tina Tang is a senior director of SAP’s Products and Innovations division. She is the lead for the company’s chief data officer, master data management, and data governance programs. With over 15 years’ experience in enterprise software and 20 years in high technology, she has held diverse roles including data governance, product marketing, community, consulting methodology, documentation, inside sales, digital marketing, and PR. Tina serves on the MIT Chief Data Officer program’s executive committee to grow the university’s Chief Data Officer community, a group of CDOs that share, learn, explore, and support research, best practices, and new technologies. She is also member of the board of executives for Mina’s List, a nonprofit based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Former positions include roles at Siperian and Oracle Corporation. Tina is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin.
Barry TanjuBereket (Barry) Tanju, Ph.D., Director for Business Intelligence, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller Dr. Tanju is currently serving as the first Director for Business Intelligence Integration in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller (OASN FM&C), Department of the Navy. He is working on developing an end-to-end business architecture with common data standards, and integrated business intelligence decision aids in order to prepare for audit readiness and deliver the right information to the highest levels of the Navy for decision making. From September 2011 to September 2012, Dr. Tanju served as the first Technical Director for a programmatically and geographically diverse PEO EIS which provides standard IT capabilities to DON civilians, sailors and marines with an annual Total Obligation Authority of $1.2B. Programs of technical oversight include Naval Enterprise Networks (NMCI/NGEN/ONE-NET), Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (N-ERP), Global Combat Support System (GCSS-M), Sea Warrior Program (SWP), and DON Enterprise Software Licences (ESL). From March 2009 to September 2011, Dr. Tanju served as the Deputy Program Manager for the Department of the Navy’s Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Office. He was responsible for leading the business transformation of the world’s largest previously outsourced single provider global terrestrial network (Navy Marine Corps Intranet) to a segmented service delivery model with government ownership, and Command & Control designated as the Next Generation Enterprise Network – a National Security System. From November 2004 to March 2009, Dr. Tanju served as the PEO C4I’s first Principal Integration Program Manager for In-Service Aircraft Carrier C4I Integrations. In a senior liaison role to PEO Aircraft Carriers, he was embedded into NAVSEA where he managed all C4I integrations on Refueling Complex and Overhaul (RCOH), and Nimitz class New Construction carriers with a budget of $300M. His efforts resulted in over $18M of additional C4I technology insertion for CVN 70 RCOH and CVN 77 NEWCON programs. From May 1999 to August 2003, Dr. Tanju served as the first Assistant Program Manager for Navigation Warfare and GPS Modernization at PEO C4I where he led all efforts to field advanced GPS User Equipment on Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, ships and submarines managing a budget of $600M. He developed the acquisition strategies and created two new acquisition category programs as he moved both programs into Milestone C Full Rate Production in 18 months while achieving common solutions for aircraft and ships. From December 1996 to May 1999, Dr. Tanju served as the first Assistant Program Manager for Advanced Developments in Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). He focused R&D efforts of Navy and university laboratories, DOD agencies, industry towards addressing Navy’s near term operational needs in navigation. He developed the architecture and demonstrated the ability of naval aircraft to file and fly GPS non-precision approaches in controlled airspace for the first time. From September 1987 to December 1996, Dr. Tanju began his career at the Naval Air Development Center as an electronics engineer designing, developing, and testing satellite, inertial, and geophysical navigation systems for the Navy. He conducted a comprehensive GPS Anti-Jam simulation study based on naval platforms and operational scenarios which were later used to establish the GPS Modernization programs. He served in a design team to create an advanced GPS User Equipment Test Facility and Central Engineering Activity used by all the services and the Department of Transportation. Dr. Tanju is an electrical engineer with a doctorate from The George Washington University. Since 2008, he has been serving as the principal investigator for an Office Of Naval Research sponsored 6.2/6.3 research project titled Precise At-Sea Ship System for Indoor Outdoor Navigation (PASSION) for tracking people and high value assets in ships using intelligent algorithms and sensor-fused Wi-Fi, BlueTooth Low Energy, MEMS sensors and GPS devices in smart-phones. He’s a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces where he earned a second Master’s degree in National Resource Strategy. He has published over 22 technical papers. He currently teaches at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University.
Paul TerryPaul Terry, President & CEO, PHEMI As the President and CEO, Paul provides the vision and technical leadership at PHEMI. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Providence Health Care, advising on its subcommittees for innovation, quality, EMR, and next-generation data strategies in healthcare. Paul also serves on the Board of Directors for Life Sciences BC and Molecular You, and is an advisor to the BC provincial government on next-generation data strategies. He is an adjunct professor in big data at Simon Fraser University and is a partner with Magellan Angel Partners. Paul lectures in technology, strategy, and product management for the MBA program at SFU, and is a sought-after speaker on data innovation and strategy. He is a member of the Big Data Sub-Committee Working Group, the BC Institute for Health Innovation and serves on Genome BC’s Health Strategy Task Force. Paul is also an Ambassador for Privacy by Design. Paul spent over a decade as the secretary/treasurer and technology adviser for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, British Columbia’s health research support agency, and was one of the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at SFU Venture Labs. Prior to his experience in healthcare and venture capital, Paul was the CTO and cofounder of OctigaBay Systems – a pioneer in high-performance computing – which was acquired by Cray Inc., the world leader in supercomputing. He was also the cofounder and CTO of Abatis Systems, which was acquired by Redback Networks in one of the largest technology acquisitions in Canadian history. Paul’s early career included senior roles at Newbridge Networks and at technology companies in the UK. Paul was awarded Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40″ award in 2000. He holds an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management, a marketing diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an honours Bachelor’s degree from the University of Liverpool.
Asim TewaryAsim Tewary, Managing Director, Financial Services, PwC
Asim is the Information Management competency lead at PwC’s Financial Services practice. Prior to joining the firm, Asim was Chief Data Officer of Global Finance and Chief Data Architect at AIG, responsible for aligning data strategies across all business units globally. He possesses over 20 years of experience and has held senior leadership positions managing data organizations at Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and other financial services companies. He has implemented enterprise-wide data management strategies, managed large data organizations, and architected global solutions at leading financial services companies across capital markets, banking, and insurance business. Asim has extensive experience in the areas of Big Data (Hadoop, MapR), Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Algorithms (classification, clustering, and regression analysis, among others), Data Virtualization, Data Mining, Data Governance, Policy, Standards, MDM (Master Data Management), Data Quality, Data Warehouse, ODS, BI, ETL, Metadata Management, SOA, MOLAP, and ROLAP domains. Asim completed undergraduate degree in Computer Science from IIT, India and Masters in Computer Science from Clemson University, SC.
Michael Vapenik, Data Governance Officer, American Express Company Michael Vapenik is currently the Data Governance Officer at American Express, where he is responsible for designing and leading the Enterprise Data Governance program for the company. He has over 18 years of experience in Risk and Information Management with American Express across numerous consumer, commercial and deposit products across the Risk Management and Marketing life cycle including everything from prospecting to collections. He has experience in designing and managing Risk, Marketing and Identity Resolution capabilities and has expertise in data quality, management and analytics. Michael has an MBA in Business Administration and Policy from Baruch College, New York, New York and a BS in Quantitative Analysis from St. John’s University, Queens, New York.
Richard WangDr. Richard Wang, Director, MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Program Richard Y. Wang is Director of the MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (CDOIQ) Program. He is a pioneer and leader in the research and practice of Chief Data Officer (CDO). Dr. Wang was a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management for almost a decade. He has also served as the Deputy Chief Data Officer and Chief Data Quality Officer of the U.S. Army. He is a recipient of the DAMA International Achievement Award, the German Society of Information Quality Award, and the International Association of Information and Data Quality Award. Dr. Wang received a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Bill WinklerDr. Bill Winkler, Chief Technology Officer, Global IDs Bill Winkler is Chief Technology Officer at Global IDs, a firm specializing in building large scale data management and governance tools. Mr. Winkler’s IT career spans over 35 years. He has been involved with large scale data and systems integration, rationalization, merger and divestiture projects in the Telco industry for the last two decades. He was a lead principal data architect at AT&T, working as a specialist on service oriented and distributed systems architectures. Mr. Winkler designed and implemented some of the first real-time customer data integration services at SBC, linking customer, product, and location information across former Southwestern, Pacific and Nevada Bell application databases. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and a masters in distributed information processing from Webster University.
Mike YamamotoMike Yamamoto, CISO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Mike Yamamoto is currently the CISO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical, responsible for implementing the organizational Information Security Program. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has over 18 years of industry experience. Mike has led digital forensic investigations, multi-platform development efforts, penetration testing and compliance initiatives.