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2020 Speakers

Adita Karkera, State of Arkansas

Adita Karkera has over 20 years’ experience in information technology. Karkera currently serves as a committed deputy chief data officer for the...

Aditya Ramachandran, Dell

Aditya 'Addy' Ramachandran joined Dell Technologies in 2014 and currently leads the Data, Analytics and Automation (DAA) organization for Global Operations (GO). ...

Aleksandar Velkoski, PhD, National Association of REALTORS®

Dr. Velkoski serves as Director of Data Science at the National Association of REALTORS®. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor in...

Ameet Shetty, McDonalds

As McDonald’s first Chief Data Officer, Ameet is helping to define and infuse data across the global enterprise.  He is creating the...

Andrea Gibbons, Export Import Bank of the United States

Andrea Gibbons has over 20 years of experience focused on unlocking the power of data to streamline solutions, inform decision-making, and promote...

Anne Høyer, Dawex

Anne Høyer is a Strategic Advisor in Data Driven Innovation, Global Keynote speaker, Professional Board Member and, Company Founder. She brings her...

Ashley Van Zeeland, Illumina

Dr. Van Zeeland has been leading innovative genomics research and development programs for more than 15 years, and is currently Vice President,...

Ashok Chennuru, Anthem

Ashok Chennuru serves as a Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Anthem, leading enterprise data management, data quality, data governance, and enterprise...

Asif Syed, Hartford Steam Boiler

Asif Syed is an accomplished professional with over 22 years of experience, using advanced analytics, machine learning & big data management techniques,...

Audrey Tang, Country of Taiwan

Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Innovation. Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell,...

Barbara Latulippe, Edwards Lifesciences

Barbara is an innovative leader who is focused on elevating the value of data as an asset across healthcare, high tech and...

Beena Ammanath, Deloitte

Beena is the executive director of Deloitte AI Institute and a managing director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and is an award-winning senior executive...

Blake Andrews, New York Life Insurance Company

Blake Andrews is an accomplished data professional experienced in both business and technology-oriented data management and data governance roles.  An accountant by...

Bob Darin, CVS Retail

Bob oversees our enterprise data and data platform strategy, including investments to connect our data internally and externally, to help unlock insights...

Bob Parr, KPMG

Bob brings over 25 years of Financial Services experience in both the US and Canada. During that time, he developed 25+ years...

Cara Dailey, Silicon Valley Bank

Cara Dailey serves as Chief Data Officer for Silicon Valley Bank, a global financial services company helping innovators, enterprises and their investors move bold...

Chintan Shah, HYLA Mobile

Chintan Shah is the Vice President of Data Science and Analytics at Hyla Mobile. He leads the Analytics, Data Science, Machine learning...

Chris Bergh, DataKitchen

Chris Bergh is the Founder, CEO, and Head Chef at DataKitchen. Chris has more than 25 years of research, software engineering, data analytics,...

Cindi Howson, ThoughtSpot

Cindi is an analytics and BI expert with 20-plus years’ experience and a flair for bridging business needs with technology. Cindi was previously a Gartner...

Danielle Crop, American Express

As Chief Data Officer, Danielle Crop is accountable for the responsible usage of American Express’ unique data assets to drive growth and...

Deepa Bajaj, PayPal

Experienced business and technology executive with a proven track record of developing analytical strategies and driving customer-centric, insight-based cultural change for major...

Della Shea, Symcor Inc.

Della Shea is the Chief Data Governance and Privacy Officer for Symcor Inc. and is a recognized authority on privacy, digital ethics...

Derek Strauss, Gavroshe

Founder, CEO and Principal Consultant of Gavroshe. Former Chief Data Officer at TD Ameritrade for approximately 5 years; was responsible for Data Governance, Data Science...

Diane Schmidt, London Stock Exchange Group

Diane Schmidt has more than 25 years of experience in data management with a proven record of successes in developing governance, operations,...

Didier Navez, Dawex

Didier Navez is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Alliances at Dawex, a leading data exchange technology company pioneering the data economy...

Donna Cotton, US Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office

Donna Cotton is the Chief Data Officer for the Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office (AFSEO), providing leadership and oversight of architecture development,...

Dorothy Aronson, National Science Foundation

Ms. Aronson serves as the Chief Information Officer for the National Science Foundation.  As an innovative and gifted creative thinker, strategist, and...

Douglas Laney, Caserta

Doug Laney is a best-selling author and recognized authority on data and analytics strategy. He advises senior business and information leaders on...

Dr. Matthew Graviss, USCIS

In July 2018, Dr. Matthew Graviss joined the Senior Executive Service and became the first Chief Data Officer of U.S. Citizenship and...

Dr. Sreekar Krishna, KPMG

Sreekar is a leader specializing in large-volume data analytics, machine learning, natural language processing and artificial intelligence within the KPMG Lighthouse Data...

Dr. Stuart Madnick, MIT

Dr. Stuart Madnick is the John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technologies at the MIT Sloan School of Management  and Professor of...

Ed Kelly, State of Texas

Ed Kelly has over 35 years' experience in business and information technology. He currently serves as the Chief Data Officer for the...

Eileen M. Vidrine, US Air Force

Eileen M. Vidrine is the Air Force Chief Data Officer, Headquarters, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. She develops and implements strategies...

Gahl Berkooz, ZF Group

Dr. Gahl Berkooz is Vice President of Data Monetization and Venture Acceleration for the ZF Group, a $40 Billion global automotive supplier....

Henna Karna, AXA XL

Henna is AXA XL’s Chief Data Officer and is responsible for its digital & data evolution & transformation. A recognized expert on...

Ido Biger, EL AL Airlines

A Data Leader with a proven ability to make large organizations become Data Driven, holding 2 successful Chief Data Officer Roles ("ELAL...

Imad Syed, PiLog Group

Senior executive, Digital advisory, Visionary Leader with vast experience in conceiving & designing enterprise information management solutions, data strategies for medium to...

James C. S. Meng, Ph.D., MSM, SuperComputer Center

Senior Scientist, SuperComputer Center, University of California, San Diego, since 2016. Pioneered and taught a Lean Big Data Analytics Curriculum since 2017....

James Short, Ph.D., San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego

Jim Short is a Lead Scientist at San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego (SDSC). He is a data scientist interested...

Janice L. deGarmo, Department of State

Janice deGarmo serves as the Deputy Director in the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions (M/SS) at the Department of State. In...

Jay Zaidi, AlyData

Jay is AlyData’s founder and Managing Partner. He is a highly experienced data management practitioner and CDO Advisor who is passionate about...

Jeff Almstedt, Informatica

Jeff Almstedt, is a Domain Expert within Informatica’s Data Governance and Next-Gen Analytics practice, including Data Governance, Metadata Management and iPaaS solutions. ...

JoAnn Stonier, Mastercard

JoAnn C. Stonier serves as Chief Data Officer for Mastercard, leading the organization’s data innovation efforts while navigating current and future data...

Joe Caserta, Caserta

Joe Caserta is an internationally recognized public speaker, entrepreneur, technologist, and founding President of Caserta. Joe co- authored The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit, an industry...

Joe Dos Santos, Qlik

Joe is responsible for the alignment of business and technology to deploy the 3rd generation of business intelligence at Qlik to enable...

Joseph Zabinski, PhD, OM1

Joseph Zabinski, PhD is Director of Data Solutions at OM1, where he leads the commercialization of OM1’s artificial intelligence solutions across the...

Juan Tello, Deloitte

Juan is a Principal in Deloitte’s Strategy & Analytics practice and is Deloitte Consulting's Chief Data Officer.  He is responsible for fostering...

Kash Mehdi, North America

Connecting people through data! Kash brings deep international data governance experience working with customers across various industries. In his current role at...

Kathryn Darnall Helms, State of Oregon

Kathryn Darnall Helms, MSIS, MA, currently serves as Oregon’s inaugural Chief Data Officer, beginning her tenure in January 2019.  Kathryn is currently...

Kevin Jones, Indiana Department of Child Services

Kevin is a results-oriented professional with a documented record of accomplishment of providing innovative and transformative solutions to for all business process...

Keyur Desai, TDAmeritrade

Keyur Desai is the former Chief Data Officer for TD Ameritrade.  With 30 years of expertise in Global Enterprise Data Management, Data...

Krishna Cheriath, Bristol Myers Squibb

Krishna Cheriath is the Chief Data Officer for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company reporting to the CIO. Krishna is responsible for driving the data,...

Len Silverston, Universal Data Models, LLC

Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and speaker with over 30 years of experience integrating organizations’ information, systems, and people. He...

Lindy Kresl, Tecnologia, Inc.

Lindy Kresl has held a variety of international consulting and management positions with world-class companies such as The Boeing Company, Yahoo!, hp,...

Lisa Ehrlinger, Johannes Kepler University Linz and Software Competence Center Hagenberg

Lisa Ehrlinger is senior researcher at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria and at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH). At...

Luk Arbuckle, Privacy Analytics

Luk Arbuckle is Chief Methodologist at Privacy Analytics, providing strategic leadership in how to responsibly use and share data, and innovation into...

Mario Faria, Gartner

Mario Faria is part of the Gartner Research Board organization, responsible for the Data & Analytics Board, supporting CDOs and D&A Leaders...

Mark E. Krzysko, US Department of Defense

Mr. Mark Krzysko’s focus is on transforming the way the Department thinks about and uses data related to the business of defense...

Mark Ramsey, Ph.D., Ramsey International, LLC

Mark provides advisory services to global organizations in the design and delivery of an ecosystem of best-in-class technologies to deliver production level,...

Megan LaFlamme, Tamr

Megan leads product marketing for Tamr and is passionate about uncovering ways that companies can leverage their data as an asset. She...

Michael Conlin, US Department of Defense

Mr. Conlin has been appointed the first Chief Data Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense. As CDO, Mr. Conlin is responsible...

Ming Tang, China Power Contruction Road & Bridge Group Co., Ltd.

Chairman, China Power Construction Road & Bridge Group Co., Ltd. Vice Chairman of China Highway Association. Researcher, Basic Industry Research Center, China...

Myles Suer, Boomi

Mr. Suer, according to LeadTails, is the #1 leading influencer of CIOs. He is, also, a top 100 digital influencer. He is...

Nong Li, Okera

Nong Li is the CTO and Co-founder of Okera. Nong co-founded Okera in 2016. Prior to that, he led performance engineering for...

Paul Walsh, IBM

As Global Director, Consumer Weather Strategy for IBM Services, Paul helps large consumer businesses reimagine how they systemically leverage weather and environmental...

Peggy Tsai, BigID

Peggy Tsai is currently Vice President of Data Solutions at BigID. BigID is an advanced AI data discovery platform that helps enterprises...

Poonam Soans, State of New Jersey

Poonam Soans is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Director of Application Development for the great state of New Jersey. She studied...

Prashanth Southekal, DBP Institute

Prashanth Southekal is the Managing Principal of DBP-Institute (www.dbp-institute.com), a Data Analytics consulting firm. He has consulted for over 50 organizations including...

Randy Bean, New Vantage Partners

Randy Bean is a noted author, speaker, and thought-leader in the field of data-driven business transformation. He is founder and chief executive...

Richard Goldberg, Bank of China

Richard Goldberg is the Managing Director and Chief Data Officer at the Bank of China.  His responsibilities include driving the data governance,...

Rob Low, Health Care Service Corporation

Rob Low is the Divisional Senior Vice President of Data & Analytics Solutions for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the country’s largest...

Robert Audet, Guidehouse

Mr. Audet leads Guidehouse’s Data Management Team, and advises federal and commercial CDOs on better managing and leveraging data as an asset....

Robert J. Abate, Band Jam LLC, CDMP, CBIP

Robert Abate is the Founder and CDO of Band Jam LLC. Prior, Robert was the VP & CDO Practice Leader at Global...

Sachin Khairnar, Deloitte

Sachin Leads Deloitte’s Data, Analytics and AI solutions and services for Technology Industry clients. He specializes in strategy for and leading execution...

Salomon De Jager, PiLog Group

Dr Salomon de Jager completed his Hons. B-Eng. degree (Mech. Ind.) in 1978 at the University of Stellenbosch South Africa. During his...

Satyen Sangani, Alation

Satyen is the CEO of Alation and a co-founder. In founding Alation, he aspired to help people dispassionately observe the world around...

Shivaji Dasgupta, Deutsche Bank

Shivaji Dasgupta has been with Deutsche Bank since 2018, and is responsible for data strategy, architecture and analytics including AI applications in...

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Steve Orrin, Intel

Steve Orrin is Intel’s Federal CTO and a Senior Principal Engineer. He leads Public Sector Solution Architecture, Strategy, and Technology Engagements and...

Stewart Bond, IDC

Stewart Bond is Research Director of IDC’s Data Integration and Integrity Software service. Mr. Bond’s core research coverage includes watching emerging trends...

Tom Dunlap, London Stock Exchange Group

Tom Dunlap joined London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in 2018 as Chief Data Officer (CDO) for the Group and as the Head...

Tom Henry, Schnucks

Tom leads a 50+ person Data and Analytics business unit with the mission of constructing and maintaining a purpose-built information management environment,...

Traci Gusher, KPMG

Traci is a leader in the “Lighthouse”, KPMG’s Center of Excellence for Data & Analytics. Traci is responsible for the US Lighthouse...

Usama Fayyad, Open Insights, OODA Health, Inc.

Usama founded Open Insights as a technology and consulting firm in 2008 after leaving Yahoo! to enable enterprises to get value out...

Wynand Nortje, PiLog Group

Mr Wynand Nortje obtained his Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and furthered his studies with a B.Sc...