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DATA & ANALYTICS CONFERENCE

AI, meet Data.

Let's win the digital future - together.

November 13-15, 2018 | Washington, DC

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ThoughtSpot

DATA & ANALYTICS CONFERENCE

AI, meet Data.

Let's win the digital future - together.

Nov 13-15, 2018 | Washington, DC

WATCH FILM

The Enterprise Data & Analytics
Event of the Year

We live in a new world, where digital native companies are revolutionizing every industry. In this new landscape, every company has two options. Transform, or die. Success will be determined by how well companies capitalize on their most important asset: data insights.

At Beyond, data visionaries, industry experts, and Fortune 500 executives at the intersection of analytics and AI will share the latest strategies to win this new digital future. Join us and learn how you can get ahead.

Hear from Analytics Thought Leaders
on the Cutting Edge

At Beyond, you’ll learn about the most cutting edge trends in analytics from the industry’s leading minds, while hearing directly from enterprises actively transforming their businesses with advanced analytics.

Billy Beane

Billy Beane

General Manager
Oakland A's

“Moneyball: The Art of Analytics in Baseball”

Francesca Gino

Francesca Gino

Harvard Business School Professor

“Rebel Talent: The Power of Rule Breakers”

Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport

President’s Distinguished Professor of IT & Management
Babson College

“The AI Advantage: How to Put the AI Revolution to Work”

Vanessa Loder

Vanessa Loder

Mindful Leadership
Expert

“Leading with Mindfulness”

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

NFL Quarterback
Washington Redskins

“The Champion Mindset: Getting an Edge on the Competition”

Ronnie Lott

Ronnie Lott

NFL Hall of Famer
San Francisco 49ers

“The Champion Mindset: Getting an Edge on the Competition”

Ajeet Singh

Ajeet Singh

Co-founder & Executive Chairman

Jaya Kolhatkar

Jaya Kolhatkar

Chief Data Officer

Vincen Ciro

Vincent Ciro

Executive Director, Commerical Intelligence

Lee Raybould

Lee Raybould

Chief Data Officer

Juergen Kallinger

Juergen Kallinger

Dir of BI, Risk Management & Analytics

Terry Hickey

Terry Hickey

SVP & Chief Analytics Officer

Amit Prakash

Amit Prakash

CTO & Co-founder

Ed Martinez

Ed Martinez

SVP & CIO

Cindy Villamil

Cindy Villamil

Manager, Data Strategy

Greig DeSautel

Greig DeSautel

Senior BI Manager

Ariel Desa

Ariel Desa

Lead Business Analyst

Doug Bordonaro

Doug Bordonaro

Chief Data Evangelist

Jade Thiemsuwan

Jade Thiemsuwan

Data & Analytics Team Lead

Amy Feltheimer

Amy Feltheimer

Data Visualization Lead

Jawaid Iqbal

Jawaid Iqbal

Senior BI Lead

Geremy Tan-Torres

Geremy Tan-Torres

Business Intelligence Leader

Karen Daugherty

Karen Daugherty

VP of Data, Reporting & Analytics

Craig Haughan

Craig Haughan

VP, Head of Data Solutions Engineering & Architecture

Patrick Deshler

Patrick Deshler

Vice President, Technology Product Delivery

Monica McEwen

Monica McEwen

VP Public Sector

Harinder Singh

Harinder Singh

Global Dir of Data Strategy & Solution Architecture

Rajeev Lahoty

Rajeev Lahoty

Sr. Director, BI & Analytics

Patric West

Patrick West

Senior Data Manager

Catherine Beley

Catherine Beley

Senior Data Analyst Manager

Vijay Ganesan

Vijay Ganesan

VP Products & Co-founder

Nick Millman

Nick Millman

Managing Director

Abhishek Rai

Abhishek Rai

Co-founder & VP of Engineering

Anurag Gupta

Anurag Gupta

Vice President

Kim Stratman

Kim Stratman

BI Business Analyst

John Coaster

John Coaster

Director, Financial Modeling

David Babich

David Babich

Senior Analytics Consultant

James Selfridge

James Selfridge

Analytics Engineer

Sanjay Agrawal

Sanjay Agrawal

Co-founder & VP of Engineering

Sukumar Ponram

Sukumar Ponram

Data Architect

Angela Hooper

Angela Hooper

Data Evangelist

Darwish Adi

Darwish Adi

VP, IT

Anirudh Gohil

Anirudh Gohil

GM, IT & BPI

Cole Shiflett

Cole Shiflett

Head, People Operations

Nitin Pereira

Nitin Pereira

Sr. Software Engg Manager

Kris Curtis

Kris Curtis

Data Visualization Lead

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson

Business Analyst II

Go Beyond what you thought was possible

Data has become the lifeblood of the modern economy, but the revolution is just beginning. Join data disruptors, thought leaders, and companies at the forefront of innovation as we challenge what’s possible with data and analytics. It’s time to go Beyond.

AI-Driven Innovation

 

AI is at the cutting edge of data analytics, but what’s next for tech’s hottest trend? Join us to find out everything you need to know about the latest advancements in AI.

Data Teams of Tomorrow

 

The data landscape is undergoing serious transformation. Learn more about the new skills, team structures, and leadership qualities defining the next generation of data teams.

Hands on Training

 

Experience the power of search & AI-driven analytics first hand, and learn tips and tricks for making the most of your analytics initiatives.

Thought Leadership

 

Hear directly from industry luminaries, data visionaries, and respected leaders on the the critical issues facing business in the modern economy.

 
 

Join Data Leaders from the World's Leading Enterprises

Learn why 3 of the Fortune 5 and hundreds of other global enterprises are betting on search & AI-driven analytics to drive their data programs - and business - into the future.

Agenda Overview

Join us for an action packed three days, filled with gripping content, real life success stories, and key takeaways for every data professional. Here’s just a taste of what to expect:

TUESDAY NOV 13

MORNING
Arrivals
Hands-on Training

AFTERNOON
Hands-on Training

EvENING
Welcome Reception
Cocktail Party

WEDNESDAY NOV 14

MORNING
ThoughtSpot CEO Keynote
Product & Partner Announcements
Breakout Sessions

AFTERNOON
Billy Beane "Moneyball" Keynote
Breakout Sessions
Women & Diversity in Analytics
"Rebel Talent" Keynote
Ronnie Lott & Alex Smith -
Fireside Chat

EvENING
The BEYOND Party

THURSDAY NOV 15

MORNING
Tom Davenport Keynote
"AI & The Future of Work"
Breakout Sessions
Product Roadmap
ThoughtSpot Exec Team Q&A

AFTERNOON
Depart

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When registering, you have an option to book a hotel room at a discounted rate of $209, plus taxes and fees. Limited number of rooms.

Note: No-cost event for public sector employees + contractors.

Get Hands-on with ThoughtSpot

In addition to dozens of breakout sessions, sign up for in-depth hands-ons training. Bring your computer!

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$0

60mins Orientation

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ADMIN

$500

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INTRO

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60mins Orientation

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ADMIN

$500

Usually $1500

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Experience Washington DC

Experience
Washington DC

Experience America's capital like never before with mind-blowing entertainment and world-class food. Enjoy the exceptional hospitality, architecture, and gorgeous views from the Gaylord National hotel.

201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland 20745, USA

 
 
 
 
 
 
ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot is the world’s first Relational Search engine for data analytics. Now anyone can use search for data analytics. Now anyone can use search to build reports and dashboards in seconds.

www.thoughtspot.com | (800) 508-7008 | Contact the organizer

Sudheesh Nair

CEO

Sudheesh is the CEO of ThoughtSpot. Prior to ThoughtSpot he was President of Nutanix, the leader in enterprise cloud infrastructure. During his tenure at Nutanix, he was responsible for leading the sales organization and helped grow the company from $0 to over $1 billion in revenue and over $9 billion in market capitalization. Sudheesh focuses on building world-class teams of enablers and disrupters who believe that innovation can, and should, happen in every function and at every level. Prior to Nutanix, Sudheesh worked in various field-facing roles for many California startup companies including XIV (an IBM Company), ONStor, Zambeel.

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Ajeet Singh

Co-founder & Executive Chairman

Ajeet Singh is Co-founder and Executive Chairman at ThoughtSpot. Driven by his passion for creating impactful businesses, Ajeet has had the experience of creating billion-dollar technology companies from scratch. Prior to starting ThoughtSpot, he was Co-founder and Chief Products Officer at Nutanix, a company that is revolutionizing the enterprise cloud industry and was the biggest tech IPO of 2016 ($4B).

Prior to Nutanix, Ajeet learned the ropes of enterprise technology startups at Aster Data (acquired by Teradata for $300M), where he was Senior Director of Product Management. Prior to Aster Data, he worked at Oracle where he was part of the team that first launched Oracle Database to the Amazon EC2 cloud. Ajeet holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, where he graduated at the top of his class.

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Jaya Kolhatkar

Chief Data Offier

Jaya Kolhatkar serves as Hulu’s Chief Data Officer, overseeing customer intelligence and all data and analytics related efforts at Hulu. In her role, Kolhatkar is responsible for elevating Hulu’s customer intelligence, implementing strong data governance and driving a culture of objective, data-driven decision making across the company. As CDO, Kolhatkar manages a team of more than 100 across strategic analytics, data engineering, data science and business intelligence

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Vincent Ciro

Executive Director, Commercial Intelligence

Vincent Ciro is the Executive Director of Commercial Intelligence at Allergan, a global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model, Growth Pharma. As the Executive Director of Commercial Intelligence, Vincent is responsible for defining and executing technology focused strategies that improve relationships between Allergan customers, patients, and payers, while driving enhanced sales and marketing effectiveness. With over 15 years in the pharmaceutical, business intelligence, and commercial intelligence industry, Vincent is an experienced technology leader with a proven ability to design and deliver innovative IT, BI, and analytics solutions to multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies.

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Lee Raybould

Chief Data Officer

Lee is accountant by trade and joined Nationwide in 1995. In his 23 years with the Society, his career has spanned a range of finance and non-finance roles including leading Strategy and Planning and Savings teams and also working within the Commercial Lending Division. In 2011, he became the Director of Financial Performance & Reporting where he led the development of robust financial planning including stress testing, commercial decision support, capital strategy and management, tax and regulatory and statutory reporting. In late 2016, he was appointed as Nationwide’s first CDO and a member of the Society’s Executive Committee with a significant measure of responsibility for determining what kinds of information to capture, retain and use and for what purposes.

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Juergen Kallinger

Dir of BI, Risk Management & Analytics

Together with his team, Juergen is currently responsible for HPs Global Sales Business Intelligence, Data & Analytics as well as Channel Compliance & Risk Management. His team of consultants, project managers, solution architects & developers is responsible for the design & delivery of business intelligence and analytics solutions to HPs Sales, Sales Strategy, Operations & Marketing teams globally. In addition to that, his team is also responsible for the definition of HPs sales & marketing policies, ensuring legal & regulatory compliance of all HP partners as well as driving HPs Brand Protection and Contra Compliance Program.

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Terry Hickey

SVP & Chief Analytics Officer

Terry Hickey is the Chief Analytics Officer at CIBC and part of the Direct Banking, Innovation and Analytics team. In this role, Terry and his team are responsible for leading and accelerating the adoption of artificial intelligence and analytics and curation of client data within CIBC. Prior to joining CIBC, Terry was the Vice President and Partner that lead AI, Analytics and Quantum Computing for IBM GBS Globally. He has also lead digital, contact centres, and outsourcing for IBM in Canada. Terry is a member of CIBC’s Innovation Council, and the CIBC lead for Catalyst Canada. He is an active speaker and presenter globally on AI, digital and user experience. Terry holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and received his first patent earlier this year for Blockwise extraction of document metadata.

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Amit Prakash

CTO & Co-founder

Amit is Co-founder and CTO at ThoughtSpot and has deep experience in building large scale analytics systems. Prior to ThoughtSpot, Amit led multiple analytics engineering teams in the Google AdSense businesses, contributing $50M+ quarter-on-quarter growth to the business through improving analytical algorithms for AdSense. Prior to that, Amit was a founding engineering in the Bing team at Microsoft, where he implemented the pagerank algorithms for search from scratch. Amit received his PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

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Ed Martinez

SVP & CIO

Mr. Ed Martinez currently serves as the SVP & Chief Information Officer of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, where he leads one of the nation’s top performing Health IT teams in a Digitization Transformation initiative focused on the enhancement of health informatics within clinical care models inclusive of patient experience improvements and their association in population health models. Mr. Martinez has dedicated his career to the enhancement of processes within healthcare and the subsequent automation opportunities that follow, embracing the relationship to quality outcomes, financial stability and patient engagement. Mr. Martinez has been intimately involved nationally helping to drive awareness and direction in the development of modern day Electronic Health Record Systems, hospital and health system automation, and the continuous refinement of normalized process improvement in support of.

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Cindy Villamil

Manager, Data Strategy

As Manager, Business Intelligence at Sterling Talent Solutions, Cindy Villamil is part of the team responsible for the adoption of ThoughtSpot as the company's main internal BI and data discovery tool as well as creating client-facing analytics visualizations and establishing enterprise data governance. Prior to this role, Cindy was Sterling Talent Solutions’ Manager, Data Strategy and Data & Analytics Product Manager.

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Greig DeSautel

Senior BI Manager

Greig DeSautel is a digital thought leader leveraging data and technology to identify and solve business problems for global market customers while navigating the competitive landscape. Over 20 years of experience working with companies from Fortune 500 to private start-ups. These companies were both Manufacturing and Distribution companies participating in industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, Waste Management, Customer Goods and Hospitality.

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Ariel Desa

Lead Business Analyst

Ariel De Sa is the MIS and Analytics Lead at Algoma Steel. Ariel manages and administers various analytics platforms and systems spanning across ERP, Level 2,3 and Thoughtspot.

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Doug Bordonaro

Chief Data Evangelist

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Jade Thiemsuwan

Data & Analytics Team Lead

Jade Thiemsuwan has held several engineering and leadership positions within the San Diego Gas & Electric organization over the past 8 years, including Distribution Operations, Field Engineering, Distribution Engineering, Metering & Communications, Transmission Planning, Substation Construction, Major Capital Project Management, and Risk Analysis. Mr. Thiemsuwan is currently responsible for the Risk & Technical Analysis section of Electric Distribution Engineering, where he is responsible for overseeing power quality operations, business analytics, and risk mitigation projects. Mr. Thiemsuwan led the development of narratives and electric infrastructure project scoping for California’s first Risk Assessment Mitigation Phase (RAMP) of the General Rate Case.

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Amy Feltheimer

Data Visualization Lead

"Amy is a Data Visualization expert and manages a team of high-performing data scientists and digital architects at Caterpillar who specialize in user-centered design within an agile scrum framework. Her previous professional experience includes senior positions at Motorola and Chubb, driving business results using BI and other analytics. Her specialty is working with teams to develop user-centered designs and business intelligence tools, based on the science of visual psychology. "

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Jawaid Iqbal

Senior BI Lead

Jawaid Iqbai's focus is Business Intelligence, Data Analytics and Integration expert with ETL architecture, design and development of enterprise solutions in multiple industry verticals including Telecom, Retail, Insurance, Financial Services and Internet service provider. At present, he is leading the data analytics initiatives at Cetera financial group and proud to be the integrator of ThoughtSpot into IT Roadmap.

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Geremy Tan-Torres

Business Intelligence Leader

Business Intelligence Leader with Cetera Financial Group. Geremy is an accomplished, pragmatic and driven IT leader with 23 years of robust IT experience; focused on Data & Information Management. He has spent the last 14 years in the Financial Services industry; orchestrating amd driving impactful Business Intelligence capabilities to sustain business goals, deliver results, drive organic growth & realize operational efficiencies.

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Karen Daugherty

VP of Data, Reporting & Analytics

Leading at TCC Wireless as VP of Data, Reporting and Analytics, Karen is focused on modernizing the environment to provide a modern, retail-scalable D,R,&A platform to help drive TCC stores success. Prior to TCC, Karen worked at Allegion, leading their BI team (defining strategy and roadmap) and moving into Director of Enterprise Content Management on the Global Digital Business Team, responsible for building a progressive, sustainable product data management design, rebuilding internal product nomenclature, and creating a comprehensive roadmap for enterprise information management which included data harmonization and stewardship, focused on better data flow to enable a better customer experience, serve ecommerce customers, channel partners and internal go-to-market teams.

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Greg Carter

CTO

Greg Carter is the Chief Technology Office and head of Marketing at GlobalTranz. Greg Carter brings more than 25 years of product development, technology leadership, and process management experience to GlobalTranz. Greg has a long history in enterprise software in the business process automation and global, multi-modal freight movement technology and product marketing. Greg leads a team of 140 people who build and operate GlobalTranz’s TMS platform for shippers, 3PLs, and carriers.

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Scott Holden

CMO

Scott Holden is the CMO at ThoughtSpot where he is responsible for product marketing, demand generation, content marketing, PR, AR, and events. Prior to ThoughtSpot, Scott spent seven years at Salesforce running a number of marketing teams, including leading marketing for the Salesforce1 Platform, Sales Cloud, Chatter, Industry Marketing, Customer Marketing, and SMB Marketing.

Previously, Scott ran the Transportation & Logistics team at Walmart.com. He began his career at JPMorgan as an M&A investment banker, covering Technology and Healthcare companies. Scott has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Colgate University in economics and philosophy.

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Craig Haughan

VP, Head of Data Solutions Engineering & Architecture

Craig specializes in developing large scale, high availability, and responsive Business Intelligence systems. Having led multiple global IT development projects, supporting the needs of many large corporations in retail, banking and telecoms and travel, he has extensive experience in developing responsive secure web and client server based applications, and setting the strategic and architectural direction of multi terabyte analytic warehouses on Netezza, Greenplum, Hadoop, Teradata and Oracle systems.

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Patrick Deshler

Vice President, Technology Product Delivery

Patrick Deshler, Vice President of Product Delivery with DRC Information Systems, has more than 18 years of experience in the educational assessment industry. He has worked in and led teams across numerous assessment development domains, including document services, scanning operations, test development, publishing, online testing, scoring, and reporting. He also has expertise in quality improvement methodologies, including Lean and Six Sigma, and is a certified Change Management practitioner. Patrick holds an M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University and a B.S. in Operations Management and Information Systems from Winona State University. He is a PROSCI certified Change Management Practitioner.

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Rajeev Lahoty

Sr. Director, BI & Analytics

Founded in 1999, Progressive Leasing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aaron’s Inc. and has surpassed $1 Billion in revenue. They offer scalable customer payment and software products,and provide lease-purchase solutions in over 26,000 retail locations in 45 states. Rajeev is Sr. Director, BI & Analytics.

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Harinder Singh

Global Dir of Data Strategy & Solution Architecture

Harinder leads Global Data Strategy and Architecture for AB InBev. He is responsible for harnessing the power of data for digital transformation. Harinder has defined the AB InBev's architecture for Information Management and has implemented this architecture across the globe. Harinder is a 15 year veteran in the data and analytics industry. Prior to joining AB InBev, he has designed and implemented data services at scale for Walmart Labs, IBM, and Stanford. He is passionate about building data products to unlock the power of information within the organization.

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Patrick West

Senior Data Manager

Patrick is the Senior Data Manager and Solutions Analyst for the HR Employee Analytics team with Intermountain Healthcare. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Utah. He has more than fifteen years of experience administering and supporting HCM and Talent Management systems for the organization. In his current role he facilitates the distribution of ‘clean’ data from various source systems into Intermountain’s data warehouse to be used for query and report building, as well as passed to other analytical systems. He currently resides in Centerville, Utah with his two children.

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Catherine Beley

Senior Data Analyst Manager

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Vijay Ganesan

VP Products & Co-founder

Vijay is Co-founder and Head of Product Management at ThoughtSpot. Vijay has a strong application development background and brings his BI domain knowledge to the team. Prior to ThoughtSpot, Vijay was leading the BI-in-the-cloud effort at Oracle. In his prior life, Vijay has architected and developed business intelligence and analytics products at PeopleSoft and i2 Technologies.

Vijay has Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Operations Research from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Abhishek Rai

VP Engineering & Co-founder

Abhishek is Co-founder and Principal Engineer at ThoughtSpot. Prior to ThoughtSpot, Abhishek led a Borg development team at Google that manages all resources in Google’s data centers. He also worked on a virtual machine file system at VMWare.

Abhishek has a Master of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

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Satyam Shekhar

Director of Engineering

Satyam is Founding Engineer and Director of Engineering at ThoughtSpot. Currently, he leads the database and search infrastructure teams. Prior to ThoughtSpot, Satyam worked on low latency networking systems at Google. He worked on development of SPDY, which became HTTP/2. He was also a member of the core team that created QUIC protocol ala TCP over UDP. Satyam has a Bachelor of Technology in Mathematics and Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

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Sanjay Agrawal

VP Engineering & Co-founder

Sanjay is Co-founder and Principal Engineer at ThoughtSpot. Prior to ThoughtSpot, at Google he worked on the low latency, high throughput ads database. Sanjay has worked on query optimization in the cloud and automatic SQL tuning for SQL server while at Microsoft.

Sanjay has a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

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Greg Anderson

Business Analyst II

Greg Anderson is a Business Analyst with MDU Resources Group, Inc. He is primarily responsible for all CIS reports used by its regulated utility companies, which provide more than 1 million customers with electric and natural gas services across 8 states in the northwestern US. Greg is a key liaison between the company's data producers and data consumers. With years of experience in the technology and utility industries, he is a key advocate of giving business users more freedom to access the information they need while reducing their dependence on report developers to provide it.

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Nick Millman

Managing Director

Nick Millman is a Managing Director at Accenture with responsibility for Applied Intelligence Delivery across Europe. He leads the shaping and delivery of solutions for clients which blend Analytics, AI and Automation. All of these are powered by Data and Nick is experienced at working across business and IT functions to harness data to drive business value – which gives him a strong understanding of typical CDO priorities and challenges. During the course of his 24-year career with Accenture, Nick has accumulated broad experience in this field including strategy and business case definition, operating models, data governance, technology delivery and deployment. Nick speaks at industry events and contributes to media articles on a regular basis.

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Anurag Gupta

Vice President

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Kim Stratman

BI Business Analyst

"Kim is a Business Relationship Manager at TCC. TCC is the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the country with over 700 locations across 38 states. TCCs long-standing relationship with Verizon Wireless allows the company to make its services more accessible to customers while offering unparalleled customer service and competitive pricing. "

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John Coaster

Director, Financial Modeling

John Coaster currently leads Business Intelligence and Analytics for Fannie Mae's Operations Division. He earned his PhD. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and enjoys attacking organizational problems from new perspectives. His professional experience spans a variety of roles including call center operations management, customer interaction design, investment portfolio modeling, and operations research.

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Kris Curtis

Data Visualization Lead

Kris has worked for some of the UK's biggest brands including BSkyB, Prudential and News Corp, and is currently the Data Vizualization lead at Just Eat running their Tableau and ThoughtSpot platforms. Whilst his experience spans a range of industries, the common thread throughout has been that each company has the same questions and is grappling with how to answer them quickly from the available data. Through building and leading teams to deliver these answers using traditional reporting methods, Kris realised there is a different way; Combining a customer mindset and having a technical knowledge his main focus is enabling business users to answer data-related questions through self-service tools. Everyone is hungry for data at Just Eat. By launching and managing data platforms, as well as training and education a user base, Kris is part of the team bringing data consumption into a new age.

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David Babich

Senior Analytics Consultant

Working in BI since 2001, I have designed end-to-end BI systems that have been implemented at various sites (internationally) and across industries ranging from automotive, telecommunications and financial services. I actively lead individuals and teams using my extensive business experience and hands-on knowledge in data warehousing and BI systems to deliver the very best solutions. My passion lies in the data and focus is on delivery.

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Anirudh Gohil

GM, IT & BPI

Anirudh is the CIO, IT & Business Process Improvement at Algoma Steel Inc. Anirudh oversees the IT functions of infrastructure, business applications and process applications along with supporting and driving the Business Process Improvements role. Under Anirudhs stewardship, Algoma has vigorously entered into the age of digitization, Industry 4.0, AI and Big data.

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Nitin Pereira

Senior Software Engineering Manager

Nitin Pereira is a Senior Technology Delivery Manager who leads software engineering and operations teams for a platform which vends data, analytics, and insights to Fannie Mae’s customers. In building for a best-in-class platform, Nitin, in partnership with the product owner is focused on solving for customer problems by developing robust and innovative solutions. Nitin holds an Information Technology & Business degree from Michigan State University, and has primarily spent his career in technology across multiple industries.

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Sukumar Ponram

Data Architect

Sukumar Ponram works as a Senior Data Architect with TrueBlue Inc. where he has been instrumental in the designing critical data solutions. Previously, he worked as a Business Intelligence Architect with Russell Investments where he contributed to creating a BI Competency Center. His other experience includes work as an administartor & developer in various BI projects with Mattel & MediaNet. A decade worth of BI work in various business domains has helped Sukumar to understand value of data and data engineering in organizations. He believes that data in the right hands at the right time has the potential solve complex problems. He has spent his career learning to use data to identify important challenges and create solutions. He loves listening to people and their stories to design the best fitting products.

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Darwish Adi

Vice President, Information Technology

An experienced professional in the logistics and transportation industries. A very knowledgeable IT professional with a fantastic ability to manage and motivate people. With responsibilities over the product management, development and support teams, Darwish has the task of insuring cooperation between the teams and the business units delivering solution in support of user community and the company’s objectives.

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James Selfridge

Analytics Engineer

James is an Analytics Engineer, he has a Masters of Information Systems Management from BYU, and just recently celebrated 5 years at Intermountain Healthcare. He was previously a Data Analyst with their Intermountain Medical Group, was the technical lead of their Alteryx implementation, and his current role focuses on extending currently licensed BI tools’ capabilities as well as implementing new ones, like ThoughtSpot.

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Billy Beane

General Manager, Oakland A's

Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Billy Beane has molded the Oakland Athletics into one of professional baseball’s most consistent winners since taking over as General Manager following the 1997 season. Beane shattered traditional MLB beliefs that big payrolls equated wins by implementing a statistical methodology that led the Oakland A’s, one of the worst teams in baseball with one of the lowest payrolls, to six American League West Division Titles. That strategic methodology has come to be known as the “Moneyball” philosophy, named for the best-selling book and Oscar-nominated film chronicling Beane’s journey from General Manager to hero to celebrated management genius. Most recently, Beane was named Major League Baseball Executive of the Year for the second time by Baseball America in 2013 (first earned in 2002).

Today, Billy Beane’s “Moneyball” philosophy has been adopted by organizations of all sizes, across all industries, as a way to more effectively, efficiently, and profitably manage their assets, talent, and resources. He has helped to shape the way modern businesses view and leverage big data and employ analytics for long-term success.

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Francesa Gino

Professor, Harvard Business School

Francesca Gino is a professor of business administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also formally affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, with the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, and with the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School. Her research focuses on judgment and decision-making, negotiation, ethics, motivation, productivity, and creativity. Her work has been published in top academic journals in both psychology and management, as well as in numerous book chapters and practitioner outlets.

Francesca's studies have been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, Newsweek, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and discussed on National Public Radio and CBS Radio. She won numerous awards for her teaching, including the HBS Faculty Award by Harvard Business School's MBA Class of 2015, and for her research, including the 2013 Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award, from the Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division. In 2015, she was chosen by Poets & Quants to be among their ""40 under 40"", a listing of the world's best business school professors under the age of 40.

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Tom Davenport

President’s Distinguished Professor of IT & Management

Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, the co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, a Fellow of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and a Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics. He teaches analytics and big data in executive programs at Babson, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School, and Boston University. He pioneered the concept of “competing on analytics” with his best-selling 2006 Harvard Business Review article (and his 2007 book by the same name).

Tom has been named one of the top three business/technology analysts in the world, one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry, and one of the world’s top fifty business school professors by Fortune magazine.Tom earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in social science and has taught at the Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Boston University, and the University of Texas at Austin."

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Vanessa Loder

Mindful Leadership Expert

Vanessa Loder is am a former private equity investor turned entrepreneur, writer and inspirational speaker, and the CoFounder of Mindfulness Based Achievement, the new MBA, a company that supports people in creating fulfilling lives aligned with their passions and values. Mindfulness Based Achievement provides in-person and online educational tools to teach high achievers how to shift from overwhelm to ease. She received her MBA from Stanford University and have a BA in Economics from Columbia University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. She is a self described over-achiever whose endless quest for perfectionism and unfulfilling experience of continual career climbing left her burned out, exhausted and eager to find another way. Her personal transformation, subsequent research and work has led to thousands of people finding more passion, success and love with greater ease.

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Alex Smith

NFL Quarterback, Washington Redskins

Alex Smith is a veteran NFL quarterback whose long and impressive career started in 2005 when he was selected with the first overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers. From there, Smith went on to Kansas City where he started for the Chiefs for five years, and most recently has moved to Washington, where he will be the Redskins' starting QB for the upcoming 2018 season.

"Off the field, Smith is recognized as the founder of the Alex Smith Foundation, an organization dedicated to aiding foster kids in the transition to adulthood by developing and promoting mentoring, education, housing, internship, job, and advocacy programs. The organization has been praised for its financial accountability, donating 91% of its proceeds to the causes it supports.

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Ronnie Lott

NFL Hall of Famer, San Francisco 49ers

Ronnie Lott is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the NFL for fourteen seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Lott played college football for the University of Southern California (USC), and was honored as a consensus All-American. A first-round pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders, New York Jets, and Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. Lott was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, and is widely considered to be one of the best of all time at the safety position in NFL history and one of the best players in NFL history.

In his first NFL season, Lott recorded seven interceptions, helped the 49ers to win Super Bowl XVI, and also became only the second rookie in NFL history to return three interceptions for touchdowns. His outstanding play resulted in his finishing second for Rookie of the Year honors. After his career, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, his first year of eligibility, and was also named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team.

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