Gahl Berkooz, Chief Data Officer, ZF Group
Dr. Gahl Berkooz is Vice President of Data Monetization and Venture Acceleration for the ZF Group, a $40 Billion global automotive supplier. At ZF he is responsible for delivering revenues from data generated by ZF products and systems, and supervising ZF subsidiaries in Digital and Connectivity. Prior, he was the Chief of Analytics for General Motors’ Global Connected Customer Experience Division, responsible for all Data, Analytics and Data Science in the connected vehicle experience and all digital touch points, driving the best customer experience in the industry. Before GM, he established the Information Management and Analytics function at Ford Motor Company. He built the function to over 100 professionals and delivered close to $2 Billion of monetization. He has worked across a variety of industries including Aerospace, Auto, Retail, Financial Services, Defense, and Cybersecurity. Dr. Berkooz obtained his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Cornell University where he demonstrated one of the first applications of big data analytics to analyze and control complex dynamics. He holds a a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. He has published with Harvard Business Review online, CIO.com, Cambridge University Press, and scholarly journals.