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Welcome to Beyond 2019


ThoughtSpot Mission & Vision

Sudheesh Nair, CEO

ThoughtSpot Product Vision

Ajeet Singh, Co-founder & Executive Chairman

Product Strategy

Raja Mukhopadhyay SVP of Product Management

Analytics Strategy, Culture, Adoption & Change Management

Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer

Architected for Speed

Amit Prakash Co-Founder & CTO

Realizing Business Value

Anuj Gulati, Chief Customer Officer

The Happy Secret to Better Work

Shawn Achor

Product Demos

Product Demo: Onboard

Product Demo: Consume

Product Demo: Tinker

Product Demo: Create

Product Demo: Network

Product Demo: Embrace

Customer & Partners

Medtronic - Customer

Walmart - Customer

Baker Hughes - Customer

Verizon - Customer

Flex - Customer

Suncorp - Customer

Accenture - Partner

Snowflake - Partner

Google Cloud - Partner

TCS, Snowflake & Cognizant - Partners

Wipro - Partner


Meeting the Analytics and AI Challenges of Today's Data Leaders

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Success Factors for Delivering Business Value with Analytics

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Making Cloud Analytics Work for You at Scale

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ThoughtSpot Mobile: Get Insights on the Spot

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Embedding Search & AI: Monetize Data & Unlock New Revenue Streams

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Get to the 'Why' Faster with SpotIQ AI-Driven Analytics

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Future Proofing your
Data Stack

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The Practical Guide to Scaling Insights

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Embrace Snowflake with In-Database Query

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The Human Side of Analytics: Structuring Data Teams for the Future

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Democratizing Analytics Across the Enterprise

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The Future of

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The Role of Analytics Transformation in Driving Shareholder Value

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Productivity Hacks for
Data Analysts

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Product Roadmap: Introducing ThoughtSpot 6 and Beyond

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Harnessing Data Analytics
for Good

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How to Choose and Align Use Case to Value

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ThoughtSpot Innovation Lab: Demo the Future

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The Human Side of Analytics: Structuring Data Teams for the Future

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM | Dallas A

Organizations can’t simply expect rapid adoption of new technologies unless there is a change in the mindset of the user population. Learn how ThoughtSpot customers tackled change management head-on by adapting to the needs of their business users and business objectives, including launching a Center of Excellence to create a more data-driven organization.

Kevin Davis

VP of Analytics & Architecture, Kforce

Theresa Marvin

Team Lead & Sr. BI Solutions Engineer, Fannie Mae

Mei Yu Chen

Solutions Engineer, Business Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fannie Mae

Monica McEwen

Vice President, Public Sector, ThoughtSpot


Success Factors for Delivering Business Value with Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM | Dallas BC

What are the critical success factors to maximize value while shorten the time to that value? Learn how customers from a diverse array of industries have realized value across a variety of business drivers.

Pravin Rangachari

Senior Vice President, Planning & Analytics, Haggar

Natalie Longhurst

Chief of Staff, Vodafone Shared Services, Vodafone

Craig Bulea

Managing Director, Asset and Liability Management, PNC

Srikanth Srinivas

Director of Business Value Consulting, ThoughtSpot


Making Cloud Analytics Work for You at Scale

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM | Dallas D

Join this session to learn the tips and tricks behind how Vanguard deployed ThoughtSpot in AWS. Speakers will discuss Vanguard’s current architecture, best practices for agile deployments, the benefits of automation, and the value they have discovered with ThoughtSpot, particularly when it comes to performance, cost reduction, and enabling their business to manage data loads independently.

Chaz Bademan

Financial Advisor Services Technology Specialist, Vanguard

AM Grobelny

Startup Partner Solutions Architect, AWS

Sameer Satyam

Director of Product Management, ThoughtSpot

Sangeetanjali Panda

Senior Systems Reliability Engineer, ThoughtSpot


ThoughtSpot Mobile: Get Insights on the Spot

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM | Dallas A

In our connected world and global economy, work doesn’t end when you step out of the office. You need access to data and analytics wherever you make decisions. Learn how the latest enhancements in ThoughtSpot Mobile make it as easy to stay connected to your business as your personal life so you can know sooner and move faster with insights in the palm of your hand.

Karen Rambo

VP Retail Marketing, Haggar

Dave Eyler

Director of Product Management, ThoughtSpot

Vikas Gautam

Product Management, ThoughtSpot


Embedding Search & AI: Monetize Data & Unlock New Revenue Streams

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM | Dallas BC

Across industries, organizations are using embedded search and AI to supercharge their BI and unlock unprecedented value from their data. Join this session to see the latest advancements in AI-driven BI, and hear how industry leaders are creating new revenue streams with embedded search and AI.

Pat Deshler

VP, Technology Product Delivery, DRC

Scott Masson

CTO, Theia

Darren Williams

Head of MI and Data, Clarity

Rick Demare

RVP, ThoughtSpot


Get to the "Why" Faster with SpotIQ AI-Driven Analytics

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM | Dallas D

Everyone expects to have data to understand what’s happening in their business, but they can't always explain why it's happening. With AI-driven analytics, that has changed. Hear how ThoughtSpot customers are leveraging the SpotIQ AI-driven insights engine to uncover anomalies in their data to improve their business.

Tim Johnson

Head of Insurance Operations Delivery, Suncorp

Kevin Clarke

Business Intelligence Engineer, Progressive Leasing

Sofie Garden

Systems Engineer, ThoughtSpot

Sanjay Agrawal

VP of Product and Engineering, ThoughtSpot

Jon Avrach

Principal Sales Engineer, ThoughtSpot


Future Proofing your Data Stack

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM | Dallas A

Data leaders are tasked with designing strategies to future-proof their businesses in the digital era. Get insights into how ThoughtSpot customers are driving digital transformation with data to generate value, improve customer satisfaction, and increase the bottom line.

Naveen Kancham

Manager, Data Modeler, Capital One

Rajeev Tomer

Data Architect, Capital One

Nick Millman

Managing Director, Accenture

Cameron Currie

Head of Enterprise Cloud Reporting, NAB

Calli Wright

Customer Success Director, ThoughtSpot


Embrace Snowflake with In-Database Query

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM | Dallas D

ThoughtSpot Embrace is a new way to run search and AI-driven analytics directly against existing databases without moving any data or the need for data modeling typically required by traditional analytics tools. Join this session to see a live demo of Embrace on Snowflake.

Priya Mysore

BI/Analytics Program Manager, Cisco

Harsha Kapre

Product Managment, Partner Ecosystem, Snowflake

Doug Bordonaro

Field CTO, ThoughtSpot

Siva Singaram

Director of Product Management, ThoughtSpot


Meeting the Analytics and AI Challenges of Today's Data Leaders

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM | Dallas A

As disruptive technologies such as cloud, AI, automation, IoT, and blockchain become more pervasive, digital transformation is impacting every industry. In this session, data leaders share their keys to successful digital transformation including how to align organizations around new analytics technologies, embrace digital transformation while defending against digital-native competition, and increase data access and fluency across your organization.

John Bandy


Sathish Muthukrishnan

CDIO & CTO, Honeywell

Bill Zhang

Head of SME Segment & Chief Data & Analytics Officer in Japan, AIG

Audrey Tregaskes

Business Advisor, ThoughtSpot


The Future of Search

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM | Dallas D

How can we make it really easy for users to engage with data? This question drove ThoughtSpot to invent search for BI. With Answer Explorer's AI-guided data exploration technology and upcoming features like Universal Search ThoughtSpot is rapidly evolving how to uncover insights in your data. Join this session to understand why search is the best way to do BI and hear search success stories, learn what developments are on the horizon, and what moonshots we are considering.

Samantha Englander

Restaurant Services Manager, OpenTable

Lorena Lentz

Director, Asset & Liability Management, PNC

Vishal Kasera

Director of Product Management, ThoughtSpot

Ashish Shubham

MTS, ThoughtSpot


The Role of Analytics Transformation in Driving Shareholder Value

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM | Dallas A

While data is the foundation of digital transformation, it can be an immense obstacle if not managed well. In this session, learn how ThoughtSpot customers are taking charge of their data as they share insights on how to navigate the cultural change that comes with digital transformation and how their organizations are leveraging ThoughtSpot to move their businesses into a new era.

Jeff Noto

Senior Vice President - Business Analytics, Verizon

Ansar Kassim

Head of Consumer Analytics, Verizon

Brandon Copeland

Senior Director of Product Design & Marketing, GlobalTranz

Priya Bhatia

Customer Success Manager, ThoughtSpot


Productivity Hacks for Data Analysts

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM | Dallas BC

As data volumes and the speed of decision making increase, enterprises require new paradigms to maximize the value of their data. In this session, data and analytics leaders will share their tips and tricks for building a BI stack to serve the business needs of tomorrow efficiently and intelligently.

Sandeep Tilak

Sr. Manager, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Cisco

Kalpana Basavaraju

Sr. Staff System Analyst & Data Architect, Qualcomm

Eric Lloyd

Senior Manager, IT, Qualcomm

Harshita Bansal

Customer Success Manager, ThoughtSpot


Product Roadmap: Introducing ThoughtSpot 6 and Beyond

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM | Dallas D

Come learn more about what's on the ThoughtSpot roadmap and what's new in 6.0, including deep dives into Chart Configuration 2.0, Pinboard Layout + Filtering, New User Onboarding, and Answer Explorer.

Ingrid Ramsey-Plock

Vice President, Wealth Management Sales Analytics/Strategy, Bank of the West

Dave Eyler

Director of Product Management, ThoughtSpot

Margie Roginski

Senior Manager, Product Management, ThoughtSpot


Harnessing Data Analytics for Good

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM | Dallas A

Data for Good is a growing movement in which organizations cross traditional boundaries to share data, technology, and expertise to make the world a better place. ThoughtSpot customers CancerLinQ and St. Jude will discuss their Data for Good initiatives in cancer research, and DataRobot will explain how they are using Data for Good to improve access to water to rural African communities.

Anil Nair

CTO, Cancerlinq

Chris Kennedy Thompson

Sr. Director, Business Information and Campaign Management, St. Jude Chandler McCann, Customer-Facing Data Scientist, DataRobot

Chandler McCann

Data Science Practice Lead, DataRobot

Dr. Rayid Ghani

Distinguished Career Professional, Carnegie Mellon University

Cindi Howson

Chief Data Strategy Officer, ThoughtSpot


How to Choose and Align Use Case to Value

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM | Dallas BC

The lighting fast rate of digital transformation has forced businesses to embrace innovation to survive and persevere. Hear best practices from ThoughtSpot customers on how they manage the corporate cultural and technical transitions required to deliver maximum value from their technology investments to transform for the digital economy.

Steven Konkol

Senior Manager Sales Reporting and Analytics, CUNA Mutual Group

Ranjan Sinha

President, Axis

Octavian Chirodea

VP of Sales Engineering, EMEA, ThoughtSpot


ThoughtSpot Innovation Lab: Demo the Future

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM | Dallas D

Anjali Kumari

Director of Product Management, ThoughtSpot

Kurien Zacharia

MTS, ThoughtSpot

Samrat Ambadekar

MTS, ThoughtSpot

Ajay Guleria

Senior MTS, ThoughtSpot

Rifdhan Nazeer

MTS, ThoughtSpot

Ben Limonchik

MTS, ThoughtSpot

Aditya Chand

Senior Manager, Product Management, Thoughtspot

Shivani Jaiswal

MTS, Thoughtspot

Palak Sanghani

Product Designer, Thoughtspot


The Practical Guide to Scaling Insights

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM | Dallas BC

Implementing a new analytics solution is just the first step in transforming how your business utilizes data but it takes adoption throughout the organization to see the real impact. Join ThoughtSpot customers in this session to learn their strategies for scaling adoption of search & AI-driven analytics.

Jim Multari

Vice President, National Sales Strategy & Insights

Autumn Bushman

Team Lead BI Analyst, Progressive Leasing

Kevin Clarke

Business Intelligence Engineer, Progressive Leasing

Vika Mlonchina

Senior Product Marketing Manager, ThoughtSpot


Democratizing Analytics Across the Enterprise

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM | Dallas BC

As data has continued to scale and the questions directed at that data increase at a rapid pace, businesses are moving into a new era of democratizing analytics. Learn how ThoughtSpot customers are transforming their businesses and seeing tremendous value by putting AI-driven insights directly in the hands of those who are seeking answers.

Justin Winter

Sr. Principal Team Leader, Enterprise Analytics, Chick-fil-A

Callie Cobbs

Sr. Lead Analyst, Chick-fil-A

Marc Matthesius

Sr. Global Technical Program Manager, Baker Hughes

Sumaira Nabeel

Sr. Director IT- Head of Strategic Partnerships, Flex

Erin Sweeney

Customer Success Manager, ThoughtSpot


Maximizing Your ThoughtSpot Investment

Monday, Oct 14 | 5:40 PM to 6:00 PM | Grand Hall

How do you go about maximizing the value from your investment in ThoughtSpot technology? Is it the Quick Start? Is it an ongoing governance plan? Is it having a Partner? If this was a multiple choice question, the correct answer would be D) all of the above. You are at this conference because you know the technology is great and has enterprise-wide value but you may be missing a key component to maximizing your ThoughtSpot investment. That key is planning for post Software purchase before you sign the purchase order, and maximizing the time and value of what we call “The Value Window”, which is the time from SW purchase to end of the subscription term.

In this session, SME’s Ron Katzman will share some best practices to govern ThoughtSpot effectively and maximize ROI from a customers’ investment. Spoiler, sometimes the non-technical stuff is just as critical or perhaps even more critical to success as the technical stuff.

Ronald Katzman Jr.

Director of Strategy & Operations, SME Solutions Group

Paulo Hersan

Senior BI Architect, SME Solutions Group


TribolaTech Integrated Solutions to Maximize your ThougthSpot Investment

Monday, Oct 14 | 6:10 PM to 6:30 PM | Grand Hall

Vishal Wadhwa

President, TribolaTech Inc.

Ajay Narayan

VP, Information Management, TribolaTech Inc.


How Theia and ThoughtSpot are Disrupting How Traditional Analytics are Deployed

Monday, Oct 14 | 6:40 PM to 7:00 PM | Grand Hall

35%. That is the Business Intelligence and Analytics adoption rate. In an age of data-driven decision making, coupled with BI being around for 30 years, a value like that is staggering. One of the main drivers behind the low adoption rate is that the traditional methods of deploying analytics to the user communities that NEED access to information, are failing us. Data silos, IT backlogs, and self-service platforms that fall short on delivering self-service freedom, are all antiquated ways of thinking that are counterproductive to increase analytics adoption.

Learn how organizations are leveraging ThoughtSpot and Theia to disrupt BI and analytics deployment, and putting information into the hands of people that really need it.

Scott Masson

CTO, Theia


Monetizing Data with ThoughtSpot

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 11:40 AM to 12:00 PM | Beyond Theater

Companies are racing to launch data-focused businesses, but few are achieving the desired financial impact. This begs the question, was the right level of understanding achieved to make the journey from data to insights and serve the market’s needs? High performing companies are already ahead of their peers in monetizing insights by enhancing their existing offerings, creating new business models, and selling curated data sets. Like the tech startup explosion, it’s easy to remember the unicorns, but success stands on the foundation of many missteps. Are you ready to monetize your insights, and how can you make a product that is useful and delightful for your customers?

Dennis Joseph (Product Strategy at Becton Dickinson) and Jacob Little (Analytics Director at Axis Group) will discuss some lessons learned from Becton Dickinson’s journey using ThoughtSpot as the vehicle to deliver externally facing insights that make their customers better.

Jacob Little

Healthcare Analytics Director, Axis Group

Dennis Joseph

Solutions Architect for BD Insights, Becton Dickenson


Real-life customer success story. Building a world-class analytics platform

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 12:05 PM to 12:25 PM | Beyond Theater

Using the real-life customer success story, Darren Williams, Head of MI and Data, Clarity, will walk you through how they have created a world-class TMC analytics platform, helping them differentiate themselves in a highly competitive marketplace. Learn how Clarity utilised Theia and ThoughtSpot to deliver a tailor-made experience not just to external customers, but to internal stakeholders, transforming Clarity’s internal approach to data, analytics and actionable insights.

Darren Williams

Head of MI and Data, Theia (Clarity)


Using AI for BI to Manage a Field Sales Team

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 12:30 PM to 12:50 PM | Beyond Theater

The session speaks to transforming decision making for a sales leader using Thoughtspot. The session will compare and contrast the legacy way of managing and reporting sales data using excel versus the simple, fast, easy process of getting recursive answers using Thoughtspot.

Gururaj Bhat

Sales Head, Americas, Wipro


Actionable Insights: Unshackling Data For Speed Of Thought

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 3:05 PM to 3:25 PM | Beyond Theater

Data Consumption and Insights through a seamless integrated pipeline built on a state of the art Data Ingestions Platform, publishing to industry compliant relational model. Insights which are augmented through a modern day Consumptions Workbench that not only provide integration with other BI tools but also enable collaboration, auditing, storyboards and others for the user community. Accelerate, operationalize and enhance your Thoughtspot experience with our solution components, join the session to know how to unlock real-time actionable insights!

Nitin Tripathi

Senior Principal Technology Architect, Infosys


Harnessing Digital Abundance from Actionable Insights through Machine First approach…!

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 6:20 PM to 6:35 PM | Beyond Theater

TCS Business 4.0TM thought leadership framework is helping successful enterprises to shift their business paradigm from optimizing scarce resources to harnessing abundance and ecosystems. This enables them to personalize at scale, expand addressable market, explore new avenues for growth, and unlock exponential value, enabled through Intelligent, Automated, Agile and Cloud Technology pillars. And at the core of this strategy is to help transform organizations evolve into Data-Centric Businesses by transforming their apt data to Actionable Insights & Intelligence leveraging our Machine First Delivery Model approach…!

Kumar Amitesh

Global Head of Sales & Solution, TCS


What's Next for BI and How Do You Really Become a Data-Driven Organization?

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 12:10 PM to 12:30 PM | Beyond Theater

The expectation within organisations to have “the right data, in the right place, at the right time” has changed exponentially in recent years, but the challenges to meet this expectation remain as problematic as ever. Pressures on “BI” are greater than ever and expand far beyond the traditional world of dashboards and reports. How should you approach these challenges as an organisation and what is the right blend of organisational change, people development and technology to take you forward?

Mark Fabrace

Augmented Insights UKI Lead, Accenture


World without Reports

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 12:35 PM to 12:55 PM | Beyond Theater

Maria Nazareth

AVP, AI, Cognizant


The Fallacy of Impossible

Tuesday, Oct 15 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM | Lone Star B/C

Mick Ebeling


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”.


The Happy Secret to Better Work

Wednesday, Oct 16 | 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM | Lone Star B/C

Shawn Achor


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.