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On Monday, October 14 and Thursday, October 17 ThoughtSpot is offering partners and customers alike the chance to experience the power of search & AI-driven analytics first hand, and learn tips and tricks for making the most of your analytics initiatives with three pre-conference hands-on training session offerings.
Intro to ThoughtSpot is a free 1-hour course for anyone who is new to ThoughtSpot and would like to learn the basics of how to use search & AI to analyze your data.
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Learn from a stellar lineup of speakers guaranteed to inspire and motivate your success. We’ll be joined by visionaries from global brands who are daring to stand out to transform business and the world around them.
Director Software Engineering, Data Analytics & Visualization Technologies
Group Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
Manager - Data Engineering/Analyst
Chris Kennedy Thompson
Sr. Director, Business Information & Campaign Management
Senior Vice President, Planning & Analytics
Head of Insurance Operations Delivery
Co-founder & CTO
VP National Sales Strategy & Insights
Senior Director of Product Design and Marketing
Sr. Manager, Sales Reporting & Analytics
Team Lead & Sr. BI Solutions Engineer
Chief Data Evangelist
Restaurant Services Manager
Financial Advisor Services Technology Specialist
Sr. Principal Team Leader, Enterprise Analytics
McKinsey & Company
Associate Partner and Solution Leader
Supply Chain Insights
Sr. Lead Analyst, Enterprise Analytics
Head/Director, Observability Engineering
Sr Manager, Business Intelligence and Analytics
Head of Enterprise Reporting
Startup Partner Solutions Architect
Business Intelligence Engineer
Sr. Global Technical Program Manager, Data & Analytics
Director, Asset and Liability Management
Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Rayid Ghani
Distinguished Career Professor
Mei Yu Chen
Solutions Engineer, Business Intelligence Center of Excellence
Girls + Data
Founder and Executive Director
Head of MI and Data
BI Solution Architect
VP of Analytics and Architecture
Senior Manager, IT
CDIO & CTO
BI & Analytics Program Manager
Director, Asset & Liability Management
Chief of Staff, Vodafone Shared Services
Girls + Data
Manager, Data Analytics
Bank of the West
VP of Sales Analytics
Women in Data
Sadie St. Lawrence
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Hear from over 70 Fortune 500 executives and learn why hundreds of other global enterprises are betting on search & AI-driven analytics to drive their digital transformations. Sample attendees from 2018 below.
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Keynote - Vision Meets Action
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On Monday, October 14 and Thursday, October 17 ThoughtSpot is offering partners and customers alike the chance to experience the power of search & AI-driven analytics first hand, and learn tips and tricks for making the most of your analytics initiatives with three pre-conference hands-on training session offerings.
Intro to ThoughtSpot is a free 1-hour course for anyone who is new to ThoughtSpot and would like to learn the basics of how to use search & AI to analyze your data.
ThoughtSpot Advanced is an advanced 3-hour course for those who are already familiar ThoughtSpot and are interested in exploring the advanced functionality beyond the basics.
ThoughtSpot Architect Essentials is a 3-hour course for ThoughtSpot administrators which will cover more technical training around data modeling, data loading, and other advanced topics on platform configuration.
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.
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.
Tim Johnson has been with Suncorp for over 10 years and led operations teams and large technology programs for most of that time but recently included a stint as Insurance CFO for the group. He currently leads the Operations Delivery team for Suncorp’s Insurance Arm which includes launching the Automation capability for Suncorp Insurance. Prior to Suncorp and a few years consulting Tim spent 14 years in the Australian Army as a Combat Engineering Officer. Tim graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science and later in his career completed his MBA through Deakin.
In her role Heidi is instrumental in helping Walmart Stores, Inc solve some of the biggest problems in the world. Her Data and Analytics tools enable Walmart leadership to ask and answer questions that help serve the more 260 million customers that visit our stores every week. Heidi is an accomplished leader with a background in technology and business facing roles, including Data Center management, network systems, and cloud computing. She started her 20 year career on the Data Warehousing group supporting Teradata. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems Technologies from Southern Illinois University.
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.
Doug is the Technology Partner leader and Field CTO at Thoughtspot. Doug has over 20 years of experience with cutting-edge analytics, business intelligence and data warehousing solutions in a variety of roles. Prior to ThoughtSpot, Doug led sales and technical organizations in many companies of all sizes. He spent six years at Netezza—later acquired by IBM—working with companies and teams globally to enable faster access to data. Doug also has significant experience as a customer of business intelligence solutions at companies such as Disney, where he ran the global online data warehouse team and at AOL, where he had responsibility for global reporting and data management for the largest division of the company. At ThoughtSpot, Doug spends much of his time talking to CDOs and other data leaders about how ThoughtSpot can solve the analytics pain he has experienced firsthand. In his spare time, Doug enjoys hiking, sailing, spending time with his family, and traveling.
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 Vice President in data and analytics, lead author of the Analytics and BI Magic Quadrant, data and analytics maturity model, as well as research in data and AI for good, NLP/BI Search, and augmented analytics. She introduced the BI bake-offs and innovation panels at Gartner events globally and is a popular keynote speaker. Prior to this, she was founder of BI Scorecard, a resource for in-depth product reviews based on exclusive hands-on testing, contributor to Information Week, and the author of several books including: Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI & Big Data and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference. She served as The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) faculty member for more than a decade.
Prior to founding BI Scorecard, Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for Dow Chemical. She has an MBA from Rice University and a BA from the University of Maryland.
Pravin Rangachari is an established supply chain industry and technology leader with extensive experience in taking companies on a growth trajectory through process and product innovation. He is the vice president of planning at Haggar Clothing Co. and as part of his role, manages all aspects of Haggar’s supply chain planning.
Prior to transitioning to industry, he was the vice president of product innovation at Allegro Development, a leading commodity trading and risk management software company, where he launched Allegro’s first advanced analytics and business insight offering. Before Allegro, he held various leadership positions at JDA Software and i2 technologies, including driving JDA’s business intelligence and analytics solutions and, conceptualizing and launching i2’s first sales & operations planning product.
Rangachari holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a master’s in industrial engineering from the University of Arizona.
Most of what I know about data and analytics comes from sports – I still keep score of baseball games using paper and pencil and will likely use multiple sports analytics analogies during this session. I’ve spent the last 13+ years at Comcast Corporation, spending time on a variety of initiatives including: leading research and marketing organizations for NBCUniversal, serving as a founding member of the organization’s Marketing Strategy & Planning team, and leading HQ Retail Operations for our 300+ Xfinity Stores. My current assignment, leading National Sales Strategy & Insights, combines what I love most about Comcast: our people, our data, and our customers.
Santanu leads the advanced analytics team at CIBC, a leading global financial institution. Santanu’s passion is to apply quantitative and analytical skills to solve business challenges that drive real outcomes. His team is at the heart of the analytical transformation that is happening at CIBC. He leads a team united by a common purpose of unleashing the power of data through innovative decision science, analytics and artificial intelligence.
Santanu is currently part of the advisory board for the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto and is also involved with the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence as a sponsor.
Honored as one of Fortune's World’s Greatest Leaders, a Top 50 Most Creative People, and a Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year. Mick is the CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative solutions to real-world problems. Time Magazine named Mick's “The Eyewriter Project" one of the “Top 50 Inventions of 2010”.
Shawn Achor is the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.
Shawn has since become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with places like the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. To do his work, Shawn has traveled to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey did a two hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 16 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.
Theo Gibson is Honeywell’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer of IT Enterprise Solutions and Applications. In this role, Theo is responsible for the support and deployment of standard enterprise application solutions and internal data analytics to run Honeywell’s businesses across strategic business groups (SBG’s).
Previously, Theo was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Honeywell Process Solutions, responsible for aligning IT to the business priorities. Theo has also held IT positions in the Aerospace and Transportation Systems since joining the company in 1999. Before joining Honeywell, Theo worked in Atlanta for the Coca-Cola Company in Supply Chain and also spent several years at AMP Incorporated (now TE Connectivity) in their Engineering Rotational Development Program.
Steve is responsible for leading a team of report and data developers creating insights to better understand key business behaviors, ensuring customer acquisition, retention, and engagement. Steve’s career experience includes 23 years with IBM Corporation, including broad experience in manufacturing; sales and sales management; customer operations; international experience; Lean Sigma and sales operations.
Michael is responsible for leading corporate strategy, network and product strategy, BT’s brands, new ventures and innovation, and corporate development. Michael is driving BT’s transformation programme targeted at generating £1.5B in EBITDA value by 2022/2023. Prior to BT, Michael was a Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, Texas. In 2016, Michael was recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. Also, in 2016 and 2017, Michael was recognized by the Financial Times and UPStanding as one of the top 100 executive fighting against discrimination and championing ethnic diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
With a consistent hunger for both knowledge and food, Samantha landed her perfect role as a Restaurant Services Manager at OpenTable in 2017. Her typical workday involves meeting with Seattle’s top culinary creatives with data in hand to ensure that restaurateurs using OpenTable’s software are finding positive value in the product, with a primary goal of customer retention.
While the task of talking data analysis and ROIs with hospitality-focused chefs could easily be a daunting one, Samantha has always had an affinity for marrying the creative with the analytical. She holds a master’s degree in music theory, and prior to working at OpenTable she was a web developer for many of the restaurants she now supports at OpenTable.
Anil Nair is the Chief Technology Officer for CancerLinQ. CancerLinQ is a subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and one of its most ambitious initiatives. CancerLinQ aggregates the comprehensive clinical data associated with every cancer patients’ health record to help improve the quality of care for all patients and to drive research based on real world data in oncology. Prior to CancerLinQ, Mr. Nair was a co-founder of GT Nexus and served as its Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. He was responsible for the cloud based technology platform that served the supply chain needs of global importers, exporters and their logistics partners.
Experienced Technology Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Currently working in the Financial Advisory Services division of Vanguard, with a focus on implementing technical solutions that improve our FAS's data and analytics capabilities. Chaz has been a Vanguard crew member since 2012 and his experience includes Application Infrastructure Design and Engineering; AWS Infrastructure Architecture; Data Structure & Visualization; AWS Cloud Formation Templates; Agile Development and Automation.
With a strong belief that today’s business and technology environments move faster, are more complex, and generate significant uncertainty, Scott identifies, researches, and champions the emerging technologies that organizations need to drive better business performance. As a champion of change, and Chief Technology Officer, Scott helps to define the vision and strategy for Theia’s evolving analytics offerings so that organizations can win in their changing markets.
Throughout his career, Scott has envisioned the future and made it a reality in the analytics and security industries, by designing, developing, and bringing to market innovative technology products that help organizations succeed. Over the last 20+ years, he has held technical and leadership roles at Cognos, IBM, ESRI, and TITUS.
Chris is first and foremost a lover of data. She has 30+ years’ experience in technology and thrives on finding innovative ways to impact business outcomes by marrying the best of data and technology. In 2010, she followed her heart to join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (ALSAC) to build an Enterprise Architecture practice. Currently she leads the BI and Campaigns platform. Chris introduced state-of-the-art modeling for fundraising campaigns and continues to raise the bar through close collaboration with her peers in the fundraising and awareness disciplines.
Prior to 2010, Chris spent much of her career in the hospitality industry most recently as VP of Enterprise Architecture at Hilton Hotels Worldwide. She has an MBA from Harding University in Strategic Management and a BS from Freed-Hardeman University.
Sumaira Nabeel leads Strategic Partnerships for Information Technology (IT) at Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX), the Sketch to ScaleTM solutions provider that designs, manufactures, and distributes intelligent products for a connected worldTM. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.
As head of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, Sumaira is responsible for proactively identifying and evaluating key strategic partners that have the potential to deliver long-term technology and solution benefits to Flex operations and business units. She also engages directly with these strategic partners to help them fully leverage the global Flex ecosystem, accelerating their growth and company value.
Prior to her current role, Sumaira was the Founder and CEO of a fashion technology startup focused on a pioneering international designer wear rental platform. Her career also included advising startups for over 10 years as a CPA with the Big 4 Accounting Firms in the US, Canada, and Europe. Sumaira holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an MBA from San Jose State University.
Ansar Kassim is the Head of Consumer Analytics at Verizon. In this role, his team guides business decisions for the company based on data driven insights. Prior to this role, he was responsible for development, operations and customer adoption of digital properties at Verizon. He was the Chief Architect of omni-channel transformation and also spearheaded the development of a large self-service mobile app that attracted industry-leading user adoption.
Prior to Verizon he held multiple leadership roles at Virtusa Corporation and Wipro Technologies. At Virtusa, he was the Global Head of Mobile Solutions, where he helped his clients transform their Digital landscape to succeed in a Mobile First world.
He has filed several patents and is now focusing his research on applying Artificial Intelligence to guide business decisions.
Jeff Noto is senior vice president for Verizon’s Business Analytics Center of Excellence, responsible for predictive and prescriptive business analytics. His team is focused on deploying common, scalable analytics platforms and actionable advanced analytics to enhance business decision making and allow for insight-driven collaboration.
Previously, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer for Verizon’s Global Media organization, responsible for financial planning, analysis and reporting, acquisitions, and strategic development activities for the company’s global content & media properties, telematics, and new product and innovation teams.
Noto also served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Verizon Consumer and Mass Business Markets, senior vice president for Verizon Business' shared services organization with responsibility for managing custom pricing and the global deal lifecycle process, and senior vice president of strategic and financial planning for Verizon's combined wireline unit.
Noto holds a bachelor's of science in business economics from Rutgers University, a Masters in Accounting from Seton Hall University, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New Jersey.
Chandler McCann leads the Federal and Commercial Mid-Atlantic Data Science practice at DataRobot, where he helps Fortune 50 and public sector clients leverage AI and automated machine learning. Chandler is also a subject matter expert in the U.S. Water Expert Program for the U.S. State Department and Department of the Interior. As part of this role, he has visited Sierra Leone and Liberia to advise the governments on uses of machine learning and how to best leverage their data to improve access to water.
Inspired by the possibilities that data collection and AI could provide to African countries, Chandler recently launched AI for Good: Powered by DataRobot, a program that helps nonprofits use data to create sustainable and lasting impacts. By offering free access to DataRobot’s data science support and software, AI for Good program participants can achieve success with AI. Chandler holds a B.S. in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and holds a M.S. in Information and Data Science from University of California, Berkeley.
Duncan is President of the Americas Division of Profit Insight leading the client management, business development and engagement services for this specialized global consulting company, bringing his passion, commitment, experience and an incredible team to serving clients every day. Profit Insight is focused on driving profitability and performance improvement for financial institutions through targeted and tactical approaches to issuing, acquiring, deposits, lending and operations and has generated more than $40 billion in incremental revenues to partners on six continents since inception over 45 years ago. Prior to joining Profit Insight in 2001, Duncan spent nearly 20 years in a variety of financial institution investment banking positions with JP Morgan and Banc of America Securities. Duncan received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Bill Zhang was appointed Corporate Officer, Head of SME Segment, of AIG’s $5billion Japanese entity, AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd. on August 1, 2019. In this role, Bill has end-to-end accountability of the Small Medium Enterprises business segment, including P&L, product, marketing and distribution. He is also the Chief Data & Analytics Officer of the entity, a role he assumed since June 1, 2018. In this role, Bill is accountable for setting and executing enterprise wide data & analytics strategies, and oversees pricing actuaries, business analysts, data analysts and innovation.
Bill started his career in Toronto, Canada as an Actuarial Consultant at Aon Global Risk Consulting. He then led a team of actuaries in Aviva Canada responsible for pricing large and complex commercial accounts and plans and programs, before relocating to Singapore to join AIG.
Bill graduated from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, with an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree with Distinction on Dean’s Honours List.
Starting at Progressive Leasing in 2012, Kevin has worked his way up through the organization. Working in Progressive’s Collections, Loss Prevention, Compliance, and Data BI departments always striving to automate and simply processes using technology.
His typical work day now consists of helping end users with navigating and utilizing ThoughtSpot to fulfill business requirements. Thinking outside of the box to allow end users to become more self-efficient through trainings developed specifically for them. He prepares and loads data for end users to make sure ThoughtSpot is able to solve business needs.
Kevin enjoys working in Business Intelligence because it creates opportunities to improve both in business and in life.
Marc Matthesius is a Sr. Global Technical Program Manager who is part of the Data & Analytics organization of Baker Hughes, a GE company.
Marc has over 6 years’ of experience with data and analytics, functionally and technically. In a variety of roles, locally and globally, he was developing reports, tools and applications for daily business operations and leadership reviews with tremendous insights to support company decisions in supply chain areas. In his current role, he is responsible for Global Sourcing Analytics providing required information on supplier performance, spending and savings among a lot others and the implementation and roll-out of ThoughtSpot for self-service analytics which lets anyone ask any questions, find insights, and drill infinitely to their data in seconds. Additionally, he is also leading other search applications to serve business data requests as its best for his company.
AM Grobelny is a Startup Partner Solutions Architect based in Austin, TX and is focused on enabling all kinds of software developers to be successful on AWS. AM enjoys using most languages, but C# and TypeScript have a special place in his heart. AM has built and talked about software solutions at companies like Box, Volusion, and SmartVault. Previous to working in technology, AM was also a professional educator, and he retains a passion for helping people more easily understand difficult concepts.
Callie Cobbs is a Sr. Lead Analyst in Enterprise Analytics and has been at Chick-fil-A for a year and a half. She helps to establish the go-forward strategy for front-end analytics technology. She is also responsible for providing the Community of Practicing Analysts (COPA) with the right tools to be successful in their roles. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A, she was at HP and the subsequent spin-off companies leading an analytics technology team through the separations to ensure each company had the tools necessary for success. Callie graduated from the University of Alabama with both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Information Systems.
Cameron's career has spanned 16 years in the data intelligence industry, inclusive of business, operational, analytic and content intelligence. In that time, he has always endeavoured to be an advocate and leader of change by creating a culture of innovation, simplicity and customer centric strategies & leadership.
Cameron believes the data intelligence industry is one of the most exciting and leading edge industries to be involved with and constant change is the one true constant.
He is passionate about creating an environment that promotes, both individual and shared accountability, driving insights that enable growth, competitive advantage and ROI.
Justin Winter is a Sr. Principal Team Leader of Enterprise Analytics technology at Chick-fil-A. In other words, Justin gets to help analysts across the business succeed by ensuring they have the best and most efficient tools to do their work well! More than anything, the best part about his job is a challenging but balanced approach to work, partnering with incredibly smart coworkers who also challenge him to be a better person daily.
One of the most fun and impactful projects Justin has worked on recently was the opportunity to develop the "algorithm" that was used to give free food to customers through the Chick-fil-A One App, seeing it through from idea on a literal napkin to building the automated "Algorithm" for the first customer facing version.
When Justin’s at his best, he’s supporting someone else as they do great work by helping them see the connection to organizational strategy and then boiling the specific need down to a simple set of clarified steps. Making the potentially complex feel really easy.
Chick-fil-A is a surprisingly innovative and creative company given its consistent and steady history. There are incredible chances to see opportunities, pursue them, and then sell the business value. It is also a very relational organization where many people work with some of their best friends, which also puts a premium in terms of work on context and people-based influence.
Along with his wife, they raise 5 kids, 16 chickens, a cat, and two guinea pigs. In Justin’s [greatly limited] spare time, he loves to jump on the trampoline with his kids, build out house projects, or sample craft coffee.
Max Chan is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Avnet. As CIO, he is responsible for all information technology (IT) areas throughout the Avnet ecosystem, which includes the delivery of strategic business IT and digital transformation initiatives. He oversees the resources and capabilities of the global IT team, and ensures that the organization maintains a robust and optimized IT environment.
Chan joined Avnet in 2013 as vice president of IT for Avnet Technology Solutions in Asia Pacific. In this role, he led critical system implementations and enhancements, helped build Avnet’s Global Development Centers, and drove process improvement initiatives in the region. In 2016, he transferred to Phoenix to take on the global application and business relationship management role and was later promoted to head of global information solutions in Nov 2018.
Prior to joining Avnet, Chan held several IT leadership roles, including Chief Information Officer, Asia at VF Corporation, and vice president, IT Global Supply Chain, Building Efficiency at Johnson Controls.
Chan earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Malayan University, Malaysia, and a Master of Business Administration in strategy from University of Birmingham, UK.
Mike Boyce brings more than 15 years of experience in the cable industry to his role as Executive Director, Broadband, Communications and Digital Security Services, Comcast Cable. He is responsible for the reporting, analytics, and business planning functions for the Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Voice and Digital Security Services businesses, which have more than 20 million Internet customers and more than 10 million Voice customers.
As Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics at GlobalTranz, the 8 th largest logistics brokerage and technology provider in the U.S., Aditya leads a team of data analysts and engineers focused on delivering business insights and analysis that empower GlobalTranz’s customers with enhanced business intelligence for real- time decision-making . Aditya is responsible for data engineering, reporting, and business analytics functions that assess and drive the strategic direction and continuous improvement processes.
Prior to Joining GlobalTranz, Aditya was Director of Supply Chain at AFN Logistics and has 8 years of experience in supply chain and operations leadership roles at Target and Unilever. Aditya earned a BA in Supply Chain Management from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Franklin University.
Greg brings more than 25 years of product development, technology leadership and process
management experience to GlobalTranz.
Prior to joining GlobalTranz, Greg was CTO and SVP of Product Development at Kewill, a global provider of enterprise logistics software to the world’s largest logistics and transportation companies including FedEx, Volvo, Crane, and DHL. Greg joined Kewill in 2014 to establish a new technology vision for the company and help communicate that vision to the market. At Kewill Greg led a global team of over 500 people and was responsible for product development, IT and cloud operations. Greg moved Kewill’s strategic products to the Amazon cloud, beginning with Kewill’s flagship Customs and Transportation products.
Before joining Kewill, Greg was CTO of EDGAR Online (a division of RR Donnelley), a leading global provider of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) software, services and data. At EDGAR Online, Greg set a new cloud-based technology strategy for the company’s flagship regulatory compliance product, ActiveDisclosure. Prior to EDGAR Online, Greg served as CTO and SVP of Product Development at Metastorm, a dominant software vendor in the business process management market. During Greg’s tenure, Metastorm grew from US$6M in revenue to US$100M, resulting in the successful sale of Metastorm to OpenText.
Previously, Metastorm acquired Software Systems Group, a company Greg co-founded in 1993. Software Systems Group provided process management solutions to international organizations including the International Monetary Fund, US Environmental Protection Agency and Skadden Arps LLC. Prior to Software Systems Group Greg was one of the original developers of the document and records management product PC DOCS, now a division of OpenText.
Greg is also a technical advisor to Aquees, a provider of solutions to manage the use of water resources for residential and commercial properties that promotes smart water usage.
Prasad Konduri, Head/Director Observability Engineering at Capital One, is an accomplished, self-motivated, hands-on technical leader with 20+ years of broad IT experience in designing, implementing, supporting and managing large scale enterprise applications in Cloud (AWS). He is leading Capital One's observability agenda to predict and prevent technology disruptions leveraging intelligent monitoring systems and machine learning.
Prasad received a BS Electrical, Electric and Communications Engineering from Jawaharlal Nerhu Technological University.
Sandeep Tilak serves as the Senior Manager, Business Intelligance, Analytics and Capabilities at Cisco Systems. He is innovative and service-oriented Senior Manager driving improvements to billion-dollar organizations through executive and stakeholder visibility, operational transparency, and enabling data-driven decision-making. Sandeep is skilled in leading agile global teams, addressing business requirements, identifying areas for improvement, and creating dashboards while managing change. Master of delivering innovative, cost-effective solutions and process improvements with big-picture thinking.
Prior to Cisco, Sandeep served as a Product Marketing Analyst at Intel for 9 years. He received a MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a MS from The Ohio State.
Mei Yu is a solutions engineer in Fannie Mae’s Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (BI CoE) team that provides guidance on the front-end functionalities of enterprise business intelligence (BI) tools. In this role, she helps business analysts and report developers by recommending BI tools for different use cases, answering questions related to BI tools, developing prototypes for specific use cases, coordinating brown bags and workshops, and researching new tools and capabilities in the market. She enjoys the challenge of taking difficult problems and finding a solution within BI tools.
With 6 years of experience at Fannie Mae, Mei Yu has worked in various capacities, including data governance, data modeling, and enterprise data project management office.
Mei Yu lives in the Washington, DC area. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. In her spare time, Mei Yu enjoys playing board games, cooking new recipes, and traveling.
Rayid Ghani is a Distinguished Career Professor in the Machine Learning Department and the Heinz College of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Rayid is a reformed computer scientist and wanna-be social scientist, but mostly just wants to increase the use of large-scale AI/Machine Learning/Data Science/data-related buzzword approaches in solving large public policy and social challenges in a fair and equitable manner. Among other areas, Rayid works with governments and non-profits in policy areas such as health, criminal justice, education, public safety, economic development, and urban infrastructure. Rayid is also passionate about teaching practical data science and started the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship at UChicago that trains computer scientists, statisticians, and social scientists from around the world to work on data science problems with social impact.
Before joining Carnegie Mellon University, Rayid was the Founding Director of the Center for Data Science & Public Policy, Research Associate Professor in Computer Science, and a Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Previously, Rayid was the Chief Scientist of the Obama 2012 Election Campaign where he focused on data, analytics, and technology to target and influence voters, donors, and volunteers. Rayid was also a Research Scientist and led the Machine Learning group at Accenture Labs. Rayid is actively involved in organizing Data Science related conferences and workshops. In his ample free time, Rayid works with non-profits to help them with their data, analytics and digital efforts and strategy.
Theresa is a team lead and senior BI solutions engineer in Fannie Mae’s Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (BI CoE). In this role, she supports users across Fannie Mae in all phases of BI projects and manages BI CoE strategy and services. Fannie Mae's BI CoE provides BI tool selection guidance, best practices, troubleshooting and design reviews, prototype development, proof of concept support, a comprehensive customer enablement program and continuous research on new capabilities and tools.
Theresa has nearly 25 years of experience in analytics and spent the early part of her career as a BI developer gaining expertise in multiple tools. In her 20 years at Fannie Mae, she has seen the evolution of the company's approach to BI from a decentralized and siloed model to the current model which includes centralized BI CoE and Platform Support functions.
Theresa holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and completed graduate work at the University of Maryland. Prior to working at Fannie Mae, she worked at the Census Bureau and a small consulting firm. Outside of work, Theresa runs a basketball program for young girls in her community, coaches basketball at various levels and loves spending time with her husband, six kids and extended family.
Craig is a financial professional possessing strong work ethic, good communication, technical, financial and people skills who is committed to applying skill set toward achieving results to business problems. Currently Craig serves as Director, Asset and Liability Management at PNC Financial Services Group. A developing high performer committed to working with cross functional team members while continuing to broaden business knowledge through building and sustaining long term professional relationships.
His specialties include work experience in multiple software packages including: QRM Balance Sheet Management System, Hyperion/Essbase Reporting Package, Oracle Financial Services Package (OFSA), SAS Activity Based Management, Minitab Statistical Software Packages and Microsoft Office Suite.
Craig received a MBA from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Kira is the Founder and Executive Director of girls + data, a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides exposure to careers in data through hands-on learning opportunities, or “STEMinars.”
Prior to entering data analytics she was a licensed educator enjoying teaching high school math, but not feeling passionate about it. As a lifelong learner she decided to pursue a Master of Science in Information Systems and it was during this time that she was introduced to and fell in love with careers in data. Upon reflection, she wished she had known that an undergrad major in technology did not mean having to be in “coding.”
When she is not donating her time to girls + data, Kira is an Analytics Lead at a tech company in Silicon Valley.
Over 2 decades of hands on experience in designing and implementing optimal end to end BI solutions tailored to business needs and budget availability without compromising on security, performance, reliability and reusable services,
Eric Lloyd, Senior Manager, IT at Qualcomm, has 20 years of experience leading teams and implementing software across a variety of domains including: Business Intelligence, MES, ERP, Integration and Web Development.
Darren Williams is the Head of Management Information and Data for Clarity, one of the top 10 travel management companies in the UK. With over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry in technical roles, his primary role is to help Clarity ‘get in front and stay in front’ by delivering a fresh data service via an industry-leading data platform, underpinned by high-quality data. This approach drives greater efficiencies for customers, both internally and externally, whilst delivering industry-leading customer and supplier insights.
Go2Insight, Clarity’s data platform was shortlisted as Best New Technology Product in this year's prestigious Business Travel Awards.
As the VP of Analytics and Architecture, I have accountability for delivering timely and accurate information to the firm and overall design of our technology solutions. BI and Analytics will serve to enable better decision making and propel us in the marketplace and solid architecture will save the firm time and money by designing more user friendly and efficient systems and processes.
Prior to KForce I have been fortunate enough to serve in several technical and business facing roles. Most recently I was the Sr Director of Customer Success at Syniverse, the world's largest mobile messaging company. Our customer based included the largest social media networks, retailers and financial institutions. Prior to Syniverse I was the VP of Technology Innovation and Strategy at Catalina Marketing. My responsibilities included R&D, Innovation, Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, BI, and Analytics. My experience also includes serving as the Enterprise Business Intelligence Director for Lowe's companies, Data Services Manager for Delhaize and Consulting Manager for Deloitte. In 2011 I was named Information Management Magazine's top 25 most influential information mangers and you can find me profiled in an Amazon best seller "The Gen-Z Effect".
Outside of work I have 2 wonderful daughters, enjoy fishing, golf and pretty much any sports. I can even be found on Xbox from time to time.
President of Axis Group, Ranjan is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, partner relations and overall sales. With more than 30 years of experience developing and managing data-centric solutions, Ranjan has witnessed, worked with and deployed data solutions across most vertical industries to help organizations take advantage of their data assets. By combining his deep technical background and many years of business experience ,Ranjan has helped Axis become a leader in the analytics industry. Axis Group has mastered the process of designing, deploying and operating analytical solutions for clients across all industries. Axis Group's end to end Enablement Approach to analytic solutions holistically helps its customers realize the most value from their data and technology investments.
Autumn is a manager for Progressive Leasing’s BI business analysts. Autumn’s love for helping people, meeting business needs, efficiency, and problem solving made business intelligence a natural fit for her. Autumn's background in the legal and real estate industries allowed her the opportunity to work with voluminous amounts of documentation and sources of data; the need for clean data and its integral role in business success became obvious. The path she followed thereafter enabled her to provide real value- she has not looked back since. Autumn enjoys music of all genres; travelling and exploring; experiencing new cultures and food; social gatherings of all sorts; and, most importantly, the first love of her life- coffee.
John Bandy is the Chief Information Officer at Data Recognition Corporation. He is an experienced CIO with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. He has strong information technology professional skilled in Requirements Analysis, Enterprise Software, Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture, and Agile Methodologies.
John received a BS in Computer Science from University of Iowa.
Lora Cecere is the founder of the research firm Supply Chain Insights. The company is helping supply chain leaders pave new directions in supply chain management. Lora is the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman, her weekly posts are read by 15,000 readers. She also writes a blog for Forbes and is a Linkedin INfluencer. She has 262,000 followers around the globe.
Her co-authored book, Bricks Matter, published in December 2012, and her second book Supply Chain Metrics That Matter published in December 2014.
With more than 30 years of diverse supply chain experience, Lora spent 12 years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage.
Brandon Copeland, Senior Director of Product Design and Marketing at GlobalTranz, has served in various roles throughout the company and has a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry. His areas of expertise are negotiation, operations management, freight, sales, marketing, and public speaking. Brandon earned a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University and became a Certified ScumMaster in 2019.
Harsha Kapre is a Product Manager at Snowflake. Prior to Snowflake, he spent 16 years at IBM, where he held a variety of product management and engineering roles. His most recent position at IBM was Program Director for the Watson Data Platform, where he helped organizations accelerate business transformation through a combination of data science, collaboration, and enterprise data management in the Cloud. Harsha holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Lorena Lentz is a financial professional currently serving as the Director, VP of Asset & Liability Management at PNC. She received her BA in Management and Leadership at Hellenic College.
Natalie joined Vodafone in January 2003 and is responsible for Governance, planning, internal communications and external communications for Group Enterprise Commercial and Operations, which is a team of over 2,000 employees supporting a revenue of over €2bn. After gaining her degree in Business, Natalie started her career as an HP finance graduate. Before moving to Vodafone UK, she performed finance and commercial roles. In 2006 Natalie joined Vodafone Global Enterprise and held several varied commercial positions. Natalie is also passionate about passing on her expertise and is a business coach and mentor for two youth organisations. Outside of work, Natalie has a husband, two children and a very friendly black Labrador dog!
Nick Millman's passion is working with organisations across multiple industries to generate value from Data through Analytics, AI and Automation = Applied Intelligence! He enjoys speaking about Applied Intelligence topics at external industry events including at Gartner Analytics Summit, London Tech Week, GITEX Dubai amongst others. Nick has a broad experience of helping clients to be successful including strategy and architecture formulation, business case development, requirements definition, technology selection, technology delivery and deployment.
Rebecca (Becca) Nock is a registered nurse and data analyst. Becca completed a BSN and BPhil in Nursing and a minor in Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, and she went to graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned an MSN in Nursing and Healthcare Administration and a certificate in Nursing Education.
Becca is currently a Data Analyst at HealthVerity, and previously, she worked as an Analyst at IQVIA (formerly IMS Health). She joined IQVIA through their Academy leadership development program, and she was trained to be an onsite resource for pharmaceutical clients and to support projects using any of IQVIA’s datasets.
Becca learned SQL, Python, and database design through Girl Develop It Philly classes and programs, and she was a mentee in the Open Source Mentorship Program in Summer 2015. Becca is currently the Director-at-Large for Membership & Volunteering for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Philadelphia chapter, the Assistant Troop Leader for a Brownie Girl Scout troop in Fairmount, a Board Member for Urbanstead, the Technical Curriculum Developer for girls + data, a Board Member for CARIE, and a member of the Junior League of Philadelphia.
Karen Rambo servies as the Vice President of Retail Marketing at Haggar Clothing Co. Rambo is responsible for developing and executing retail marketing initiatives for the Haggar brand as well as the company's licensed brands, including DKNY.
Prior to Haggar, Karen worked at Levi Strauss & Company where she held the position of national retail marketing manager. She was responsible for the development, sell=in and execution of strategic marketing plans for severals brands and is credited with implementing the first account-specific nationalwide Sell-Through Organization for LS Co at JCPenney.
Ingrid Ramsey-Plock is VP of Sales Analytics for Bank of the West BNP Paribas, Wealth Management Group. Ingrid is responsible for leading a team of Sr. Data Analysts creating insights supporting Sales Leadership in the management of Financial Advisors and Private Client Advisors.
Ingrid brings almost 30 years of experience in Financial Services with a strong focus on Wealth Management. Prior to her current role at Bank of the West, Ingrid was a consultant to these leading Wealth Management Organizations within top tier banks; Wells Fargo, 1st Citizens Bank, and 1st Republic Bank. She served as CFO of Genworth Financial Wealth Management Group, VP of Business Analysis at AIG Retirement Services, and spent the first 10 years of her career at Fidelity Investments as Director of Finance for intermediary and consumer direct investment products.
Sadie’s life started full of curiosity and wonderment as she grew up on a farm in southern Iowa with her six siblings, From an early age, she was always asking the question “why”, even if to her own determent. This lead her to take an unconventional path studying piano performance, neuroscience, psychology, and data science. Today Sadie works as a Data Scientist for VSP Global, teaches for UC Davis, and is the Founder and CEO of Women in Data, a national non-profit organization focused on increasing diversity, creating connection, and driving meaning from data.
Sadie’s true passion stems from bringing compassion to business, and she finds joy in helping individuals become liberated on their own personal journey to a more authentic and connected life. Sadie holds a Masters degree in Analytics from Villanova University and a Bachelor's degree Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher, and Human-Centered Design Facilitator.
Rajeev Tomer is responsible for building modern information system for Technology Operations Domain at Capital One. He is a senior data engineering and technology leader with extensive experience at creating Data Lake, Data Integration, Data Warehouse and Operational Data Store at the enterprise level. He has in-depth expertise in implementing multiple generations of data architectures ranging from traditional relational technologies to modern ones based on Hadoop, Open Source and AWS native platform.
Priya is a BI and Analytics Program Manager within the Operations group at Cisco. She is intrigued by data and research, and is focused on delivering self-service insights to her stakeholders. She has extensive knowledge in visualizing data & metrics, business analysis, data warehouse architecture, data modeling and design, and BI reporting tools. More recently, she managed a Balanced Scorecard Program that provided visibility to key performance indicators to measure operational health of the organization.
Prior to Cisco, Priya worked as a Business Intelligence Lead in various organizations (Cargill, Wells Fargo, Accenture, Best Buy, Deloitte & Touché) and was responsible for the design and implementation of BI solutions enterprise wide. Priya has a Master of Science from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. When she is not generating insights, she loves to travel, watch and play tennis, and spend quality time with her family.