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Aalap Dalal

Healthfirst

Aalap Dalal

Director, Enterprise Analytics , Healthfirst

Aaron Mfunda

eTHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY

Aaron Mfunda

Head of Department (Customer Services), Deputy Head: Water and Sanitation, eTHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY

Aaron Mfunda is the Head of Customer Services Department at eThekwini Municipality’s Water and Sanitation Unit from October 2010 to present. Mr. Mfunda garnered his experience since 1989 from various positions including thirteen (13) years at Metropolitan Life. He later joined the Local Government in one of the Eastern Cape’s Local Municipalities for 3 years before embarking on his career journey in the position he currently holds. He holds an MBA Degree from Regent Business School; a BComm Degree in Management from UNISA and has also obtained various qualifications and certificates through UNISA, National Treasury Programme; Damelin School of Banking and Insurance and Metropolitan Academy. His achievements throughout his illustrious career path includes: Recognition for Service Excellence in 2003 & 2004; Recognition for Customer Satisfaction in 2004; Platinum Award winner for Customer Retention as the top Customer Services Office in 2006 and numerous Values Awards spanning from Service Excellence; Communication; Participation and Team work and Equal Opportunity  all during the period at Metropolitan Life and recently obtained a 2016/17 KZN Premier’s Service Excellence “Gold” Award for the Best Implemented Project/Programme of the Year for the WhatsApp Fault Reporting Line at eThekwini Municipality which went on to be recognized at South Africa’s CPSI Public Sector Innovation Awards as the Best Citizen Focused Innovation 2019 winner as well as the Innovator of the Year 2019 winner. He currently serves in the panel of Adjudicators for the KZN Premier’s Service Excellence Awards since 2018. His passion for customer services is second to none.                                                                                                   

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Abboud Ghanem

Alteryx

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Abboud Ghanem

Regional Vice President: Middle East & Africa, Alteryx

Abby Hammer

ChurnZero

Abby Hammer

Chief Customer Officer, ChurnZero

Forward-looking and accomplished leader with expertise shepherding products through the entire life cycle to achieve high profitability and continual growth. Leverage critical thinking skills to perform extensive and deep analysis of untapped marketing needs, customer desires, and competitive landscape to develop innovative, market-leading solutions for ever-changing markets. Employ unique blend of business and technical acumen to advise, guide, and lead cross-functional teams in all aspects of development, marketing, sales, and customer engagement to deliver winning products and drive robust renewal rates.

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Abhijeet Gaikwad

Trium Capital

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Abhijeet Gaikwad

Portfolio Manager, Trium Capital

Abhijeet Gaikwad is Portfolio Manager at Trium Capital and is launching his quantitative fund, providing access to an absolute return strategy investing in global liquid equities and macro markets.

Abhijeet has expertise in managing quantitative portfolios for investing in Equities and Global Macro markets, having worked with leading trading quant trading groups and hedge funds such as WorldQuant, Man AHL and Societe Generale.

 Abhijeet regularly speaks in investment conferences on best practices in quantitative modelling, data analytics and firmly believes that big data and supercomputing technologies will play significant roles in the quantitative investment industry in coming years.

 He spent his academic career at INRIA Sophia Antipolis and Ecole Centrale Paris, where he engaged in cutting edge research to solve large scale computationally intensive financial and design optimisation problems, using Supercomputing technologies.

 Abhijeet completed his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam with thesis from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his Bachelor of Computer Engineering at Pune University, India. 

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Abhishek Sengupta

Siemens Industry, Inc.

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Abhishek Sengupta

Director & Head of Product Portfolio Management, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Professional Bio

A people manager, I am result oriented and innovation focused. I have over 14 years of experience spread across enterprise software, manufacturing software, energy grids, commercial finance, eCommerce, telecom and smart transportation. I am passionate about technology business and leveraging it to transform life.

Pre-MBA, I have 6 years of work experience, advising and executing projects for fortune 500 clients across industry sectors on Performance Management and Analytics for strengthening operations and achieving strategic advantage. I have been heavily involved in pre-sales engagement, Commercial Negotiation, customer relationship management, business analysis, metric/KPI identification and standardization, system analysis and technology alignment.

Post MBA, I had joined the Siemens Finance Excellence Program (FEP) with a goal to develop a career in business development and commercial operations in technology industry . Siemens FEP is a selective 2 year program for grooming future commercial leaders of Siemens.
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In my recently concluded role, as Integration Manager, I was responsible for setting up the operational infrastructure of a joint venture between Siemens and Accenture across 4 countries. Currently working as part of a team to define the future of factory from product design and manufacturing.

Sectors : Financial Services, e-Commerce, Freight Transport, Energy and Smart Grids, Software & Services, Mechatronics Engineering and Manufacturing, XaaS

Geographies: India, US, UK, Canada, France, Hungary and Germany 

Last Corinium Access Event Attended: Experience Success Roundtable, Los Angeles

What were your reasons for signing up to the Roundtable?

  • Always excited to learn about customer, innovation and people leadership
  • Meet challengers and thought leader from other industries -> network
  • Discuss and learn about problems and solutions for bettering customer experience

Main takeaways for you, from the evening?

  1. Problems about customer experience remain same across industries, the solutions differ.
  2. Innovations like AI, blockchain still carry a negative connotation detrimental to adoption and carrying the risk of bringing additional value to customers

After having participated in one, what are your thoughts about the Roundtable Format?

  • Definitely a worthwhile experience which should repeated for cross pollination of ideas; a great forum to discuss ideas and bring new solutions to existing problems


Would you encourage your peers to attend these types of events, and why?

  • Of course I would encourage as it teaches openness to different perspective and ideas thereby fostering innovation

Thought Leader Contribution

What are the biggest challenges at the moment that you’re experiencing in your role?

  • Bringing stakeholder consensus and deliver faster decision making and thereby rapid innovation.

How are you currently working through those challenges?

  • Digitizing and democratizing information that help in making faster decisions.

What are the biggest barriers to working through those challenges?

  • Continuous investments and culture to adapt to rapid changes.

 

Adam Healy

2U

Adam Healy

Manager: Data Engineering, 2U

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Adam Holster

NAB

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Adam Holster

Director, Customer Research & Analytics, NAB

Adam McGuinness

Adam McGuinness

NPS MedecineWise

Adam McGuinness

Adam McGuinness

Data Warehouse & Analytics Platform Architect, NPS MedecineWise

Adam McGuinness is currently a member of NPS MedicineWise’s Health Insights Leadership Team, whilst fulfilling the roles of Data Warehouse & Analytics Platform Architect. His previous twenty plus years of experience have been gained in the finance and retail sectors.

NPS MedicineWise is an independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based organisation that works to improve the way health technologies, medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used.

Adam Architecture NPS’ recently converted their on-premise data warehouse to cloud services whilst laying the foundations for future modernisation and extensibility of the analytics platform.

NPS MedicineWise’s data warehouse acquires anonymised data from over six hundred medical general practice clinical information systems, providing refined data to general practice reports and teams of bio-statisticians and epidemiologists, subsequently delivering various evidence based clinical research outcomes.

Adam focuses on ensuring “data to information” implementations not only align to business strategy, but also remain sustainable and flexible, plus can be rolled out incrementally to provide early business value.

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Adam Skinner

Fitness & Lifestyle Group

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Adam Skinner

Chief Data & Technology Officer, Fitness & Lifestyle Group

Adelaide Matsika

Multichoice

Adelaide Matsika

Head: Analytics & Insights, Multichoice

Driven and competent Business Intelligence Analytics (BI) and Business interfacing leader and a team player. Possesses a broad base of skills, professional experience and educational background. Has a strong desire to add value to the business. Worked self up the consulting and corporate ladders by maintaining a delivery track-record.

Work experience is 15 years to date:
- the latest 13 of those in the BI space within international Corporate and Consulting key or senior roles
- the earlier 2 years were in Applications Support and Management within a Corporate beverages
FMCG

Initial exposure to BI involved group Financial Consolidation Reporting for an FMCG, in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Analysis Services and DTS development.
That experience has evolved, over time and with career progression, to more updated versions of:
- SQL 2005,2008, 2012 full suites covering SSMS, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS
- Tableau
- Advanced Excel analytics
- Power BI
- PowerPivot
- Python Data Manipulation and Visualization (pandas, numpy, matplotlib, seaborn visuals etc)
- Statistical model building in Azure Machine Learning Studio & Tableau
- Profitbase ETL (earlier BI career: 2008-2010)
- ProClarity Web Analytics (earlier BI career: 2008 - 2010)
- MDX (earlier career: 2008 - 2010)

Practical business exposure to the following areas:
- Strategy Formulation & Implementation,
- Sales & Marketing
- Customer Care,
- Research
- Human Resources
- Legal
- Stock & Distribution.
- C-Level executives exposure and ExCo participant
 

Adri Lubbe

Adri Lubbe

African Bank

Adri Lubbe

Adri Lubbe

Head: User Experience & Omni Channel, African Bank

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Adrian Coy

Liontrust Asset Management

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Adrian Coy

Head of Portfolio & Data Insights, Liontrust Asset Management

Adrian is an investment professional with 20 years' experience in portfolio management analysis using insight, innovation and strategic leadership to deliver timely informed wisdom to his clients and help increase new business development, globally.


Adrian has experience in management experience, platform creation, operational oversight and technology delivery across diverse Fixed Income and Multi Asset teams in London, New York and Singapore.

He has skills in building client relationships, project management/implementation, staff development, financial markets/strategies knowledge, leading edge industry risk tool/analytics expertise (Aladdin, POINT, PORT, B-one etc) and quantitative support tool delivery; using for example, Tableau, Python and R. 

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Adrian Loong

Coca-Cola Amatil

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Adrian Loong

Senior Manager, Coca-Cola Amatil

Francois Adrien

Adrien Francois

The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited

Francois Adrien

Adrien Francois

Product Owner: Digital Transformation Programme | COO Office , The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited

Ahmad Eissa

AXA (Egypt)

Ahmad Eissa

Chief Data Officer, AXA (Egypt)

Ahmad Eissa

AXA (Egypt)

Ahmad Eissa

Chief Data Officer, AXA (Egypt)

Ahmed Khamassi

Ahmed Khamassi

Equinor

Ahmed Khamassi

Ahmed Khamassi

Vice President of Data Science, Equinor

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Ahmed Theba

Discovery

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Ahmed Theba

Information Security Architect, Discovery

Aidan Byrne

LogMeIn

Aidan Byrne

Channel Manager Africa, LogMeIn

Aidan is the Head of Channel Sales Africa for LogMeIn specializing in the password management solution, LastPass. He and his team are responsible for driving growth in the African market with local partners through relationship building , solution selling and technical expertise.

Prior to LogMeIn, Aidan headed up the EMEA Readiness program with Citrix and worked with teleco’s in Ireland.

Aidar Orunkhanov

Tamr

Aidar Orunkhanov

Solutions Director, Tamr

Solutions Director at Tamr, is responsible for researching and delivering new solutions within Banking and Financial Services and was recently selected as one of The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. Emerging Leaders: 2019 for his accomplishments in Audit and KYC. Prior to Tamr, Aidar led audit, regulatory and compliance analytics enablement efforts for a global bank, and worked as a fraud analytics consultant for Fortune 2000 firms. Aidar also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at Boston University, teaching graduate level Business Analytics courses.

Alaa Moussawi

New York City Council

Alaa Moussawi

Chief Data Scientist and Assistant Director, New York City Council

Holding a PhD in physics, Al is currently the Chief Data Scientist at the New York City Council. He is working with the council to promote data-driven legislation that optimally serves the needs of a growing NYC population. His research has ranged from analysis of network flows in power grids, opinion dynamics and spreading process on networks, to modeling and analysis of income distributions in social systems. 

Alain Sanchez

Fortinet

Alain Sanchez

EMEA CISO and Senior Evangelist, Fortinet

Alain Sanchez has 20 years of executive engagement experience in the Network and Telecommunications domain, advising the board of Fortune 500 companies and Tier 1 Service Providers. Alain held executive positions in Alcatel-Lucent, Accenture, BT-Global Services and Nortel. Alain graduated from the University of Technology of Compiegne with a degree in Engineering complemented by a Master degree in industrial processes.

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Alan Riesenweber

GHD

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Alan Riesenweber

Practice Director, Data & Analytics - GHD Digital, GHD

Alberto Arias, Director of Customer Experience Design & Innovation, Dell

Alberto Arias

DELL

Alberto Arias, Director of Customer Experience Design & Innovation, Dell

Alberto Arias

Director, CX Design & Innovation, DELL

I am a future-thinking, dynamic CX industry pioneer and CX innovation organizational leader with a proven track record building, executing and governing end to end frameworks, strategic models and operational programs that deliver positive, sustainable and measurable results aligned with corporate objectives. In collaboration with senior executives, I develop strategies, build plans and articulate complex information to ensure understanding of key initiatives and results. I leverage design thinking, data science, and persuasive communication skills to present customer success solutions and quickly launch customer applications to market.

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Alberto Páez

HSBC

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Alberto Páez

Head of Data Analytics, HSBC

The search for solutions to important business problems and the use of data as a basis for decision-making has been the core of Alberto's professional career. He started as an application developer for several clients before joining PepsiCo where he focused on the areas of data quality and governance until he led the area for the center of excellence by providing support and guidance to different countries of the group validating the implementations of critical systems and data globally.

After 8 years of experience in consumer products, he decided to join the professional services industry where he held the role of Senior Manager for Data Analytics at PwC. During his 3 years at the firm he led the implementation of different projects and solutions focused on data analysis to provide visibility and support for decision-making, detection of compliance problems and risks and data quality management processes.

He then joined Cetelem, part of the BNP Paribas group, as Chief Data Officer where his main responsibility was to develop, lead and implement solutions and initiatives related to management, governance and data quality, as well as information analysis.

Alberto currently leads the Data Analytics area for the central data office in HSBC for Mexico and Latin America, promoting solutions for information analysis and decision making in conjunction with business areas, as well as guaranteeing data quality and implementation of advanced analytics and emerging applications.

 

 

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Alberto Rey Villaverde

Just Eat

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Alberto Rey Villaverde

Chief Data Officer, Just Eat

Aleem Lakhani

AmTrust North America

Aleem Lakhani

Executive VP Speciality Risk , AmTrust North America

Aleem Lakhani is EVP at AmTrust North America, Specialty Risk Solutions Division.  He joined AmTrust in 2003 and established the administrative practice for Extended Warranty.  Pursuant to the acquisition of Warrantech, Aleem served as the COO and then Chief Innovation Officer.  Today, Aleem is the account executive for Microsoft’s extended warranty program in more than 30 countries and responsible for strategic developments in Specialty Risk focusing on smart devices in key emerging markets, including automotive.  Prior to joining AmTrust, Aleem held executive management positions with other warranty companies specializing in system engineering, business process engineering and advanced business analytics.  Aleem Lakhani holds advanced degrees and qualifications specializing in empirical methods, supply chain management, behavioral economics and law from McGill University, University of Michigan, MIT, Yale, Wharton and University of Toronto.  His Masters in Law (LL.M) included specialization in Technology and Innovation Law.  His focus includes data privacy, cybersecurity and Blockchain.

Alejandro Ceballos Naime

CEMEX

Alejandro Ceballos Naime

Global Performance & Analytics, CEMEX

Digital Marketing Specialist with +9 years of experience in Marketing, Business Intelligence and Analytics within the Construction, Retail and FMCG industries; I worked for Cemex, Coca-Cola, El Universal and collaborated with brands like Google, Facebook, P&G, Nestlé, Bimbo, Unilever. Specialized in media optimization and marketing performance based on data and A/B testing.

Alejandro Correa Bahnsen

Rappi

Alejandro Correa Bahnsen

VP Artificial Intelligence, Rappi

Dr. Alejandro Correa Bahnsen is the Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Rappi. With a passion for machine learning, he considers himself a technology evangelist of data science. He has more than a decade of experience applying the use and development of Artificial Intelligence to real-world issues such as cybersecurity, risk management, and marketing.

In addition to advising the Rappi executive team and customers on unique data science challenges, Alejandro manages the AI and data science teams. He creates and develops machine learning algorithms related to customer churn, user identification, fraud detection and growth. He is constantly working to improve Rappi's products with data science and artificial intelligence capabilities.

Alejandro is also an Adjunct Professor in the Industrial Engineering department of Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, where he teaches Deep Learning and Applied Data Science classes for the undergraduate and masters programs. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition from Luxembourg University and has published over 20 academic and industrial papers in noteworthy, peer-reviewed publications.

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Alejandro Correa Bahnsen

Rappi

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Alejandro Correa Bahnsen

VP Artificial Intelligence, Rappi

Dr. Alejandro Correa Bahnsen is the Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Rappi. With a passion for machine learning, he considers himself a technology evangelist of data science. He has more than a decade of experience applying the use and development of Artificial Intelligence to real-world issues such as cybersecurity, risk management, and marketing.

In addition to advising the Rappi executive team and customers on unique data science challenges, Alejandro manages the AI and data science teams. He creates and develops machine learning algorithms related to customer churn, user identification, fraud detection and growth. He is constantly working to improve Rappi's products with data science and artificial intelligence capabilities.

Alejandro is also an Adjunct Professor in the Industrial Engineering department of Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, where he teaches Deep Learning and Applied Data Science classes for the undergraduate and masters programs. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition from Luxembourg University and has published over 20 academic and industrial papers in noteworthy, peer-reviewed publications.

Alejandro Zarate

Marsh

Alejandro Zarate

SVP Analytics & Business Intelligence, Marsh

Alejandro is Senior Vice President at Marsh, for over six years he has led a group of Data Scientists on the development of digital solutions that support the value proposition of the Insurers Consulting Group (ICG).

Alejandro’s advanced Data Science and leadership skills combined with over 25 years of professional experience, focused on innovation, technology and marketing in insurance, management consulting and chemical industries, have allowed him to lead the development and implement of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Process Automation applications at Marsh. Alejandro was recently awarded the patent “System and method for risk matching clients with insurance companies.”

Alejandro holds master degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M. Sc.) and Carnegie Mellon University (MBA) and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

Alessio Brown

Saloodo

Alessio Brown

Head of Strategy and Data/AI, Saloodo

Director and Labor Economist with established leadership and management skills, and a determined and structured drive towards developing and realizing visions.

Proven success in
• Leadership roles at economic research institutes,
• Conceptual development and successful realisation of innovative, global networks and initiatives at the intersection between research and practice,
• International scientific management,
• Strategic and executive management,
• Thought leadership,
• Leading different international and interdisciplinary research and non-research teams.

Scientific research and economic policy publications, presentations and speeches in the areas of
• Labour Market Models and Dynamics,
• Employment Incentives and Policies,
• Digitalization and the Future of Work,
• Globalization and Welfare State Reform,
• Migration and Integration,
• Global Challenges and Innovative Solution Approaches.
 

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Alex Eigenstetter

NSW Health Pathology

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Alex Eigenstetter

Director of Performance, NSW Health Pathology

Alex is committed to seeing that pathology services are delivered appropriately with safety, quality and customer experience being paramount. The best patient outcomes should be the result of best practice, utilising resources efficiently through good management, innovation and technology.

Alex is NSW Health Pathology’s Director of Performance, responsible for performance management, business intelligence and analytics, and is a member of the NSW Health Analytics Steering Committee, NSW Health Clinical Analytics Working Group and NSW Health Cluster Evaluation Reference Group. He was past member of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) Standards for Pathology Informatics in Australia (SPIA) and worked on the first transmission of pathology results to NSW Health HealtheNet and commonwealth My Health Record. Alex with Public Pathology Australia (PPA) formed the PPA Benchmarking Program and was a past member of the RCPA Benchmarking in Pathology Advisory Committee.

Prior to his current role, Alex was a Senior Hospital Scientist in Immunology at South Eastern Area Laboratory Services (SEALS). He has a research interest in Quality Use of Pathology Services, a collaborator with the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University.

 

Alex James

Fivetran

Alex James

Senior Director EMEA Customer Success, Fivetran

Experienced Global Director with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry at companies such as SAP, Gigya, and Fivetran. Skilled in developing true SaaS business from delivering to all-round customer success. Strong business development professional who graduated from the University of Brighton

Alex James

Fivetran

Alex James

Senior Director EMEA Customer Success, Fivetran

Experienced Global Director with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in developing true SaaS business from deliver to all round customer success. Strong business development professional graduated from University of Brighton. 

Alex Lorke

Royal Mail

Alex Lorke

Chief Data Officer & Director of IT, Royal Mail

Alex Mahon

UK Power Networks

Alex Mahon

Head of Analytics, UK Power Networks

Alex is the Head of Analytics for UK Power Networks covering all aspects of operational, asset, customer and financial performance. His previous experiences include international management consulting in the field of performance analytics, the water sector with Thames Water and Yorkshire Water and the development of next generation energy technologies in the form of the EU funded Energy2B programme. His education includes an undergraduate degree in Environmental Management, a postgrad in Urban Water Engineering and the Executive programme from the International Space University in Strasbourg.

Alex Songelwa

Alex Songelwa

Amazon

Alex Songelwa

Alex Songelwa

Customer Experience Leader, Amazon

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Alexander Borek

Volkswagen FS

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Alexander Borek

Global Head of Data Analytics, Volkswagen FS

Alex Koles. Evolve

Alexander Koles

Evolve Capital Partners

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Alexander Koles

CEO, Founder and Managing Director, Evolve Capital Partners

Alexander Koles is the CEO, Founder and Managing Director of Evolve Capital Partners, a specialized investment bank focused on companies that operate at the intersection of finance and technology (FinTech). With more than 15 years of investment banking advisory experience, Mr. Koles has supervised over $400 million of M&A and financing transactions since the firm’s inception in 2012.

Evolve Capital Partners focuses on nine innovative sectors, including, but not limited to: payments, banking technologies, alternative lending platforms, and securities/wealth technologies.

Mr. Koles began his career at Merrill Lynch as an Investment Banker in the Corporate Finance group and continued his work with a number of leading investment banks and advisory firms. After honing his transaction skills and deal-making abilities at preeminent firms, he identified a
need among emerging FinTech firms for the specialized investment banking solutions offered by Evolve Capital Partners.

Mr. Koles is a sought-after speaker for industry conferences due to his sector specialization and extensive experience in the areas of M&A, restructurings, complex financing and special situations. His well-regarded thought leadership frequently appears in articles in Lending Times, PaymentsSource and Banking Technology, among others.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Alexander Kravets

XTRD

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Alexander Kravets

Co-Founder & CEO, XTRD

Alexander Kravets is the co-founder and CEO of XTRD.IO, bringing mature financial trading technologies to cryptocurrency by aggregating market data, execution, dark pools, and liquidity across crypto exchanges. He is also the US CEO of CEX.IO, a multi-currency regulated cryptocurrency exchange, MSB registered in the US with 18 MTL licenses, and trusted by 3 million users in 220 countries and territories. Previously, Alexander has spent over a dozen years in high frequency and proprietary day trading, starting his career as a successful proprietary equities trader and later acting as Managing Director at a self-clearing equity and derivatives HFT broker/dealer that provided direct market access (DMA), software, and co-location services as well as running a retail brokerage with 100,000 active users.

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Alexandre Freitas

WEWORK

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Alexandre Freitas

Regional Head of Real Estate Underwriting & Analytics, Latin America, WEWORK

 

Alexandre Freitas is Director of Underwriting & Analytics for the LatAm Real Estate and Expansion team at WeWork, responsible for all buildings financials, special projects and direct reporting to the company’s leadership on global policies and regional strategic planning.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Mr. Freitas holds a degree in Accounting, two MBAs, one in Corporate Management and another in Finance, and a Senior Management Program at the Kellogg School of Management. Professionally, Mr. Freitas has experience in Finance, Banking and Asset management, having worked for major Brazilian and International companies and institutions. Mr. Freitas worked in banks such as Banco Icatu and Banco Fibra before moving on to the market leading companies Suzano Papel and Celulose and Tishman Speyer - all before undertaking his most recent position as Asset Manager Director at UBS Bank. Currently, Alexandre is responsible for underwriting and analytics on real estate and buildings performance, innovative funding projects and market expansion strategies at WeWork, overseeing Latin America.

Ali Khan

Ali Khan

Auckland District Health Board

Ali Khan

Ali Khan

Head of Data, Auckland District Health Board

Ali is responsible for strategic data management across Auckland DHB. Whilst residing within the technology team, Ali spends most of his time working with ELT, clinical directors, operations managers and data stewards within each of the hospitals directorates. Ali’s primary goal is to lift the quality & accessibility of data across the 300+  DHB systems and data environments in a safe & secure way, ensuring the DHB stays compliant with privacy rules and observes patient consent.

Before joining the DHB, Ali was an IT consultant focussing on information management for over 16 years with a short stint at Auckland Council.  As a consultant, he has been fortunate enough to work on a variety of projects in a delivery capacity including data migration, data governance, data quality management, enterprise data warehouse & business intelligence implementations, data lakes, systems integration, computer programming … and the list goes on.

In his spare time, Ali enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing sports such as field hockey and Wii (is that a sport?) … and most of all cooking on his new Kamado Ceramic Grill.

Ali is more than happy to share his experiences and offer advice. You can reach him via his LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/alikhan/.

Alicia Swart

Transnet

Alicia Swart

Executive Manager: Corporate Services Continuous Improvement, Transnet

Alicia Swart is currently the Executive Manager: Corporate Services Continuous Improvement within Transnet. Alicia Swart is a highly accredited “turnaround” executive with extensive experience in strategy development, lean six sigma, business improvement, culture change, leadership coaching and team effectiveness, supported by a solid foundation in organisational risk management both locally and internationally.

Alicia couples her consulting, corporate and projects management background with a BSc. Construction Management and MSc in Management of Technology and Innovation.

Alicia has been recognised in her industry though the following nominations:

  • Top Woman Awards 2014 – Business Woman of the Year
  • Risk Manager of the Year 2014
  • IRMSA EXCO member 2009-2015
  • Integrated Risk Management Program Award: Airports Company South Africa and Eskom ( IRMSA)
  • Alicia has a passion for motivational public speaking and has presented both locally and internationally.
  • Alicia is the co-founder of the Non-Profit Organisation called Hlahlamelisa.
Alla Woodson, GM - Global Customer Experience, Integrated Supply Chain, GE Healthcare

Alla Woodson

GE Healthcare

Alla Woodson, GM - Global Customer Experience, Integrated Supply Chain, GE Healthcare

Alla Woodson

GM - Global CX, Integrated Supply Chain, GE Healthcare

Alla is a Senior Operations Executive and Service P&L Leader with over 20 years of experience in leading customer-facing operations in banking, financial services, and manufacturing sectors. Customer advocate and change leader, Alla is known for building high-performing teams, leading global initiatives, enabling profitable growth, and turnarounds.

Alla currently serves as GM - Global Customer Experience, Integrated Supply Chain at GE Healthcare, a leading medical technology company with $19B in revenue from its operations across 160+ countries. In her role Alla leads a team charged with driving GE Healthcare’s strategic priority of improving customer experience through Supply Chain quality and reliability. Alla’s primary focus is on improving order quality and precision in delivering and installing medical equipment to the hospitals and clinics around the world.

Previously, as Vice President, Global Customer Experience & Service at Life Fitness, world’s leading manufacturer of exercise equipment, Alla oversaw the company’s global Service P&L and all customer-facing operations, including order fulfillment, delivery, installation, call-centers, and field service.

Prior to Life Fitness, Alla held increasingly responsible roles in General Electric (GE) over a period of twelve years. She held Customer Services Leader, Collections Leader, and Chief Operations Officer roles in GE Capital Russia, followed by a P&L leadership assignment as Chief Executive Officer, GE Capital Latvia.

In 2013 Alla transitioned to the manufacturing sector, joining GE Lighting as GM - Commercial Operations, followed by a position as Global Sales Support Leader for GE Global Operations. Prior to joining GE, Alla served as VP, Customer Relationship Management for a Russian banking and finance company, managed an outsourcing Call-Center, and worked in banking and consulting fields in the U.S. In all her roles Alla maintained relentless focus on service quality and customer outcomes.

A native of Moscow, Russia, Alla first came to the United States as a high school exchange student, later earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bethel University (TN), continuing her education at GE Corporate University in Crotonville and as an Executive Scholar at Kellogg Business School. Alla lives Chicago, IL with her husband Zak and their two kids, Sophia (14) and Ian (5).

Allen Rodrigues, Sr. Director, Strategic Execution, US BANK

Allen Rodrigues

US BANK

Allen Rodrigues, Sr. Director, Strategic Execution, US BANK

Allen Rodrigues

Sr. Director, Strategic Execution, US BANK

Thought leader who has built high-performing teams that consistently deliver results. Track record of driving transformational change focused on revenue expansion and cost reduction.

Innovation and Product Development: Dramatically improved quality, cost and speed to market of new product development. User reactions to new products introduced included “Best thing the company has ever done”, “Best piece of software the company has created”, “Changed my life”, “Love it!” etc

Strategic Transformation: Realized hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue growth as well as cost savings across multiple lines of business including Wealth Management, Asset Management, Banking and Property/Casualty Insurance.

 

Allison Landers, Head of CX Consulting | CX Center of Excellence, Prudential

Allison Landers

Prudential

Allison Landers, Head of CX Consulting | CX Center of Excellence, Prudential

Allison Landers

Head of CX Consulting, CX Center of Excellence, Prudential

Allison Landers is accountable for designing and implementing WSG’s CX strategy, including a comprehensive omni-channel strategy that better leverages Digital to deliver against increasing customer expectations and optimize spend for Prudential. She is also responsible for the Voice of the Customer program and benchmarking.
 
Allison brings over 20 years of digital and 10 years of financial services experience to her role. She joined Prudential in 2015 from TD Bank, where she was head of online and tablet banking. Prior to TD, she was senior vice president of the Online and Mobile Channels for KeyBank. Her previous experience includes roles at AOL, AmericanGreetings.com, and a start up for Sabre Networks, the parent company of Travelocity.
 
Recognized as an industry leader, in 2015 Allison was named one of the top 400 global Power Women in FinTech by InnoTribe. She represents Prudential on Forrester’s Customer Experience Council and is the former chair of the Consumer Bankers Association’s Digital Channels Committee.
 
Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University, and an MBA in marketing from Marymount University. She is active in community service, serving on Rutgers Design Thinking Advisory Board, is a founding member and committee chair of Jersey Shore Impact 100 and serves as Vice President of the Board for Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Allison lives by the Jersey shore with her husband Steve, their three young boys and dog Daisy.


Allyson Lowbridge

Allyson Lowbridge

Australian Ethical Investment

Allyson Lowbridge

Allyson Lowbridge

Chief Customer Officer, Australian Ethical Investment

Allyson is the Chief Customer Officer of Australian Ethical Investment, Australia’s leading ethical superannuation fund and investment manager with over $3.9bn in funds under management.

Allyson joined Australian Ethical in October 2016 and oversees a range of customer-focused activities in the company, including client services, sales, marketing, brand management and communications. She has more than 20-years’ experience in financial services and has held roles with NAB Wealth (MLC), InvestSmart, Bell Direct, Zurich Financial Services, St. George Wealth and BT Financial Group.

Australian Ethical is Australia’s leading ethical wealth manager. Since 1986, Australian Ethical has provided investors with wealth management products that align with their values and deliver strong returns. Investments are guided by the Australian Ethical Charter which shapes both the company’s ethical approach and also underpins its unique culture as a purpose-driven organisation. Australian Ethical is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and has $3.87 billion in funds under management as at 31 December 2019.

Amine Idriss Adoum

NEPAD Agency

Amine Idriss Adoum

COO/Senior Executive, Public and Private Sector, NEPAD Agency

I do everything I can to make a positive impact everywhere I go

Amit Dhagat

HCF

Amit Dhagat

Senior Manager, Data Services, HCF

Amit Patel

Nuvance Health

Amit Patel

Director of Data Science, Analytics & Governance, Nuvance Health

Amy Shioji, Head, CX & Insights, Strategic Education, Inc

Amy Shioji, CCXP

Strategic Education, Inc

Amy Shioji, Head, CX & Insights, Strategic Education, Inc

Amy Shioji, CCXP

Head, CX & Insights, Strategic Education, Inc

Two-time customer experience officer with a focus on transformational customer-driven growth, creating high performing and empowered teams, and driving operational effectiveness and enablement.

Drives key initiatives and capabilities that accelerate customer success and serves as a champion and advocate for customers at every step of their journey. Leads divisions, initiatives, and capabilities that more seamlessly integrate marketing, product, operations, and service to deepen customer engagement and loyalty. Passionate about bridging the brand promise/customer experience gap to improve organizational impact, revenue, and profitability.

A thought leader in CX, Amy serves on the Board of Directors of the Customer Experience Professionals Association to advance and accelerate the CX profession.

Andrea C. Crawford

IBM

Andrea C. Crawford

IBM Distinguished Engineer, DevOps Garage Solution Engineering, IBM

Andrea is a Distinguished Engineer with the IBM Garage specializing in DevOps. Andrea provides technical oversight and leadership of the DevOps Garage Solution Engineering team which drives technical enablement, solution design, and offering innovation for larger commercial accounts that focus on accelerated application development with Agile, DevOps, and Cloud Native Development.

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Andrea Nardon

Sarasin & Partners

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Andrea Nardon

Partner & Head of Quant , Sarasin & Partners

Andrea has just under 20 years of experience as a Quantitative Analyst, and joined Sarasin & Partners in 2006 to manage and develop the systematic franchise. He is passionate about quantitative research and is currently leading a variety of projects related to factor investing, artificial intelligence and market structures.

Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners, Andrea worked as a portfolio manager for Deka Investment in Frankfurt, and before that as a quantitative analyst for Commerzbank. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Venice, and upon graduation spent a year in the Department of Mathematics to study the application of neural networks and fuzzy logic to equity time series. Andrea codes in multiple languages and uses MATLAB extensively.

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Andrea Parker

Wells Fargo

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Andrea Parker

Vice President, Wholesale Content Marketing, Wells Fargo

Professional Bio

Andrea Parker is a digital marketing professional specializing in B2B marketing strategy, content marketing and communications. Experience in software marketing, franchises and small businesses gives Parker a unique perspective in developing campaign strategies that rely heavily on customer journey insights. Leveraging feedback and input from cross-functional teams has yielded successful marketing initiatives, helped revise processes and created best practices across lines of business. A member of Wells Fargo’s inaugural Agile marketing team, Parker incorporates the tenants of the methodology into her daily work.

An award-winning marketer and former professional steeplechaser, Parker has more than 14 years of experience developing high performing teams and insightful research that drives a robust and strategic editorial calendar. Parker holds a dual-master’s degree in English and history and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan, has a penchant for reading, travels often and delights in baked goods.

Last Corinium event attended: Experience Success Roundtable, Houston!

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Andrea Wecke

Eastern Health

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Andrea Wecke

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Eastern Health

Andrea is employed at Eastern Health, in Melbourne and was recently appointed to the role of the Chief Data and Analytics Officer and Program Director of Information Integrity.  She is qualified Health Information Manager and completed a Masters in Health Services Management and Graduate Diploma in Computing.  Andrea has held various positions within the health industry across the public and private health sector. Over this time she has been actively entrenched in the changing landscape of health information management, the most significant being the ongoing transformation of health services through adoption of digitisation and use of data and analytics.

Andrew Assauw

IBM

Andrew Assauw

Distinguished IT Specialist, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM

Andrew is the Technical Solutions Leader for the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software business across Australia and New Zealand. He leads a team of technical specialists and architects who cover a broad portfolio of offerings and services, helping organisations achieve their business goals and outcomes through the application of technology. Andrew is an Open Group certified Distinguished IT Specialist and is passionate about the technology he and his team bring to life.

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Andrew McMullan

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Andrew McMullan

Andrew McMullan

Chief Analytics Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Prior to joining CBA, Andrew was Director of Customer Analytics & Decisioning at Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was accountable for the delivery of Data, Analytics, Customer Decisioning, Customer Contact, Pricing Strategy and Customer Value Management for the Retail Bank and Small Business portfolio for all brands within RBS.

Earlier in his career, Andrew worked in Academia as a lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics, before leading the Rating and LGD methodology team for several years at UBS Investment Bank.

The CAO leads the Data & Decision Science team who are responsible for leading the delivery of world-class data, analytics and technology capabilities to improve the financial well-being of our customers and communities.

The core functions include: Customer Engagement Engine (design and delivery of all customer contact strategies, across all systems and all channels), Data Office and Data Science and Advanced Modelling (all AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Adaptive Modelling and Advanced Analytics).

Andrew Pine

Porsche

Andrew Pine

Global Director, Customer Experience, Porsche

Andrew Pine leads Porsche’s global commitment to customer experience. He heads a newly created global team with a clear goal to define and implement a sustained culture and focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences across the entire Porsche organization including Dealerships, Porsche subsidiaries around the world, and at Porsche AG, the parent company, in a Board approved strategic initiative called excite!

excite! is the long-term blueprint for ensuring that Porsche is known not only for the power and precision they put under the hood, but also for the relationships they build with those behind the wheel. After successful pilots in the United States and South Korea, excite! continues its global rollout to more than a dozen additional countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

Andrew joined Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) in January, 2009, and served as Vice President, Customer Relations responsible for defining and delivering the US market’s world-class customer experience, creating an innovative CRM practice, leading improvements in Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty within PCNA and the dealer network, leading all Market Research and Consumer Insights, and delivering world class Call Center operations.

Over that time, Porsche has almost doubled its Customer Loyalty and moved from 26th in the J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Rankings to 1st overall, and 13th in the J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Rankings to first overall as well. In 2017, J.D. Power awarded Porsche the first ever “Best Overall Customer Experience” Award which encompasses rankings of all of J.D. Power’s major customer study results in their automotive practice.

Before joining PCNA, Andrew held leadership positions in Marketing, CRM and Customer Experience with the BMW Group, Citi Group, and Sears Holdings. He started his career as a talent agent booking comedians, lecturers and performing artists from coast to coast.

Pine received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law in New York.

Andrés Hernández, Director, US Customer Service Development, DHL

Andrés Hernández

DHL

Andrés Hernández, Director, US Customer Service Development, DHL

Andrés Hernández

Director, US Customer Service Development, DHL

Andres is the Director of Customer Service Development of DHL Express US, currently working on the operationalization of the digital strategy of the company, the automation of key processes and supports the upskilling initiatives of the department. His teams have been awarded with Gold and Silver Stevie Awards for productivity and process improvement. He is an Industrial Engineer obsessive about people development and specializes in optimization, innovation, people development, workforce-planning and training. He strives to find simplicity in complex world and inspire his team to bring their best selves every day.

Andy Gregory

UK Home Office

Andy Gregory

Deputy Director, Data Services & Analytics, UK Home Office

Andy Veluswami

GSN Games

Andy Veluswami

VP Data Engineering & Analytics, GSN Games

Angela Coble

Angela Coble

Johnson & Johnson

Angela Coble

Angela Coble

Director, Business Technology, Johnson & Johnson

Angela Coble is a senior ICT leader and internationally published author, with experience in healthcare, utilities and finance. Ange is passionate about using technology to improve wellness in the community by powering preventative, remote and pre- and post-operative in home care solutions. In 2019 Ange was announced as #18 in Australia’s Top50 CIO’s – the second time Ange has made this illustrious list. Her more than 20 years of leadership experience include senior positions within the Medical Devices Healthcare industry in Security and Technology and Electricity Supply industry, including Group Manager Business Planning Infrastructure Operations for NSW.

Ange has an MBA (Leadership) from USQ, and a Bachelor of Business (Leadership & Management) from USQ. She gained her Certification as an Information Security Manager from ISACA and qualified in Information Security Risk Management at the SANS institute. Ange holds qualifications across various domains, has embarked on her PhD (leadership in tech & impact of Women in tech) and is an Advisory Board Member with CEC (IDG company), regularly contributes to publications and events such as CeBIT, Women InTech and emerging technology start-up advisory’s.

Angus Stewart

IBM

Angus Stewart

Financial Crime Management Lead, Asia Pacific, IBM

Angus is the Financial Crime Management Lead at IBM for the Asia Pacific region. In this role, he consults with customers in financial services regarding external and internal fraud and financial crime. This includes payments fraud, cybercrime, and Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering challenges. Angus has nearly 20 years’ experience as an intelligence analyst in commercial organisations. Angus’ focus over the past two years has been on helping IBM’s financial services customers update and improve their capability to detect and prevent payments fraud and related financial crime.

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Anna Baecklund

Swedbank

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Anna Baecklund

Principal Data Scientist , Swedbank

Anna Baecklund is a Data Scientist Leader at Swedbank with great experience in building analytical models, planning projects and leading diverse teams. Her work revolve around using data science and machine learning algorithms to increase business value by leveraging data.

Anna Collard

KnowBe4Africa

Anna Collard

Managing Director, KnowBe4Africa

Anna Collard founded security content publisher Popcorn Training– a South African company that promotes Cyber Security awareness by using innovative, story-based techniques and gamification to make complex content simple to understand and easy to remember.

Anna has been working in the information security field for 18 years assisting corporates across South Africa, Europe and the US keeping their information assets safe and holds various security certifications such as CISSP, CISA, ISO 27001 lead auditor, CIPP/IT and used to be a Visa/Mastercard PCI DSS QSA.

US-based Cyber Security Awareness Training giant KnowBe4, acquired Popcorn Training in 2018. Anna maintains her role as Managing Director of Popcorn Training/Knowbe4 Africa driving security awareness across the African continent.

Anne Mercogliano, Former VP, CX and Growth, Good Eggs

Anne Mercogliano

Good Eggs

Anne Mercogliano, Former VP, CX and Growth, Good Eggs

Anne Mercogliano

Former VP, CX and Growth, Good Eggs

I am a performance driven marketer and product leader whose passion is driving user and revenue growth. I specialize in leading marketing teams that have a direct line drawn between campaigns and results. I create marketing strategies that begin with strong analytics, measurable experimentation, and objectives linked to the overall businesses KPIs. I also believe any successful positioning and messaging is rooted in the product’s core value proposition and puts customer insights as the centerpiece of any campaign.

You will find I move fast, bring an entrepreneurial mindset to the table and love to roll up my sleeves and get scrappy. At the same time I bring the expertise to build out a sophisticated marketing organization and long term growth strategy. As the head of Twitter’s small and medium business marketing group I started off as the first hire in and have aggressively grown the team into a global organization in under two years.

As a business and brand strategy consultant I have led new market and product entry strategy for both consumer and B2B businesses topping the Fortune 500 list to small start-ups. I enjoy problem solving on the large scale, dissecting complex problems, and finding interesting ways to look at large business challenges. Having served in a consulting role, providing insights and developing brand projects for companies in sectors as varied as retail, media, technology, manufacturing, and biotech, I am accustomed to diving in at an organization, taking on an ambiguous problem, and quickly identifying and implementing a creative solution.

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Annie South

RMIT University

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Annie South

Director, Data Management Centre of Excellence, RMIT University

Annie South is a passionate and highly experienced data professional with expertise in data warehousing, architecture, governance, metadata, reference data, data quality and enterprise architecture. She has worked both in Australia and internationally.

Annie has recently joined RMIT University as Director, Data Management Centre of Excellence. Previously Annie was General Manager of Data at ME Bank. Where since starting in late 2015, she had created a specialized team of data professionals from zero to nearly 50 staff today. Under Annie's guidance the team was one of the most highly engaged in the company, focusing on all aspects of data across data governance, data architecture, data engineering and data insights and automation, working on a full stack of leading edge technologies including Microsoft’s parallel data warehouse.

Annie Symington

Data-Viz Consulting

Annie Symington

Owner, Data-Viz Consulting

Anu Sundaram

Rue Gilt Groupe

Anu Sundaram

Senior Director, Business Analytics, Rue Gilt Groupe

Passionate, driven and results-oriented professional with 11+ years of experience in delivering data driven analytics and automation solutions.

Excellent communicator who is comfortable wearing multiple hats including leading teams, managing clients, consulting, architecting analytics solutions and presales.

Industry Experience: Automotive, Food & Beverage, Advertising, Consumer Packaged Goods, Travel (Rental cars), Retail, Financial Services & Publishing.

Anwar Mirza

TNT (Netherlands)

Anwar Mirza

Global Head of Data Governance, TNT (Netherlands)

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Apoorva Mathur

Wellcare

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Apoorva Mathur

Director, Learning Technology and Operations, Wellcare

Apoorva Mathur is a Director, Learning Technology and Operations at WellCare Health Plans based in Tampa, Florida. She has 14 plus years of extensive experience in various facets of the Learning and Development industry. In her early career days, she worked for Adobe as a user experience designer on their e-learning authoring tool – Presenter. She currently leads learning technologies, compliance and mandatory training and learning operations for 70K+ WellCare University users.

Since Compliance training functions transitioned to L&D, she led transformation of the content by introduction of micro-learning, gamifications and engaging video content. Reduction in content length and increased associate engagement led to higher training effectiveness score and ensured lesser impact to productivity. She has also led the adoption of LinkedIn Learning for associate development. WellCare is in top 5% performers in its league at higher than benchmark activation rates, monthly usage and course completions. She has a Bachelor’s degree in IT and Masters in Interaction Design. She is six sigma green belt certified.

 

 

Arik Nabie

American Transit Insurance Company

Arik Nabie

Chief Information Officer, American Transit Insurance Company

Arik Nabie joined American Transit Insurance Company in May 2019, as their first Chief Information Officer and is responsible for developing and executing a long term systems transformation and paradigm shift to data science and analytics. Before joining ATIC, Arik worked at National Medtrans Network, a non-emergency medical transportation service which is a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group Inc., where he ran the development of internal and external facing systems that included dispatching, EDI billing, mobile apps and customer service. Prior to this Arik worked as a technology consultant in the medical transportation industry. A native New Yorker, Arik obtained his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a MBA from St. John’s University in Queens, NY.

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Armel Lupapi

Investec Bank

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Armel Lupapi

Identity and Access Governance Engineer/Specialist, Investec Bank

Born in 1988 in Congo DR, Armel comes from a family of six children (of which he is the 4th). He completed his matric in 2006 and emigrated to South Africa with the intention to pursue his tertiary education.Upon his arrival in 2008, He registered at the Vaal University of Technology, where he completed his Bachelor Degree in in 2013.

From there, Armel decided to start his career in South Africa, where he has worked in the Information Security field, precisely in Identity and Access Governance for the likes of Puleng Technologies, Investec Bank, and more recently Derivco (a leader in online gaming and betting services) as a system engineer/IAM advisor/access manager in their IAM platform.

Asgar Bhikoo

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Asgar Bhikoo

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Ash Dhupar

Author

Ash Dhupar

Chief Analytics Officer, Author

Ash is responsible for harnessing the power of big data and analytics to evolve mobile and cross-channel strategies. In his previous role, Ash oversaw analytics, modeling and insights across all Publishers Clearing House business including Commerce, Digital Entertainment and PCH Media.

Ash is a 20-year veteran in the Analytics industry and has a deep passion for creating breakthrough and visionary analytics / analytic products which have changed how business is done across Retailing, Advertising and Digital Marketing. Prior to joining PCH, he was SVP, Global Head of Research & Analytics at the NPD Group and founded two successful Analytics startups. He has a Bachelor of Science in Math / Statistics, an MBA in Marketing and Bachelor of Law in Corporate Law.
Ashlyn Mashoene

Ashlyn Mashoene

General Electric

Ashlyn Mashoene

Ashlyn Mashoene

Process Engineer, General Electric

Ashlyn Mashoene is a Process Engineer at General Electric, Steam Power Systems. She has experience in Plant construction and commissioning with expertise in process improvement, plant operation, process control and plant maintenance. She studied Chemical Engineering at Wits University and is currently studying towards her Postgrad in Business Administration at Wits Business School.  In 2016, Ashlyn was featured in African Independent publication, Top 40 under 40 Africa’s new Industry Leaders.
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Ashmitha Moodley

Anglo American

Ashmitha Moodley

Ashmitha Moodley

Data Analytics Manager, Anglo American

- Data & Insights Lead in the Digital Operations stream for Global Shared Services
- Responsible for laying out data analytics strategy and unlocking business intelligence through data analytics for Global ( EMEA, LATAM and APAC)
- Responsible for leading the HR Reporting and Data Analytics teams
- Solving for Digital Transformation and Break through thinking

Astrud Burgess

ANZ Bank

Astrud Burgess

Head of Marketing, ANZ Bank

My career spans more than 20 years of marketing and data roles in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Including senior positions in banks, finance companies and advertising agencies, giving me a deep understanding of the financial services industry.


As a member of ANZ New Zealand’s Leadership team I hold two key areas of responsibility. As Head of Data I am responsible for ensuring ANZ effectively leverages data and analytics to create real competitive advantage. This is an end-to-end role including establishing strategic priorities, building our data infrastructure, and developing the human, financial, technical, operational, cultural and governance capabilities needed to achieve our data ambition.

As Head of Marketing I am responsible for the continued growth and development of New Zealand’s leading financial services brand. Leading all brand and marketing initiatives across ANZ’s NZ business, including retail, business, corporate, agri and institutional banking, as well as ANZ’s sponsorship activities.

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Athanasios Bolmatis

CdR Capital

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Athanasios Bolmatis

Head of Quantitative Investments & Strategies , CdR Capital

Athina Kanioura

Accenture

Athina Kanioura

Chief Analytics Officer & Global Head of Applied Intelligence, Accenture

Dr. Athina Kanioura is Accenture’s chief analytics officer and the global lead of Accenture’s Applied Intelligence practice. An accomplished innovator and data scientist, Athina helps clients across industries and geographies leverage and scale Artificial Intelligence, analytics and automation to generate long-term business value. From her time as a founding member of Accenture’s analytics business to her most recent role as Accenture’s chief data scientist, her focus is always on delivering data-driven insights to power clients’ businesses.

Athina has grown Accenture’s data and analytics organization from a subspecialty to a global Applied Intelligence business at the forefront of AI transformation. During her tenure in Accenture’s analytics business she ran Sales and Customer Analytics globally and drove the company's offering development around customer relationship management and personalization.

Athina specializes in data science, applied statistics, machine learning and computer vision, and has many years of practical experience in applying AI and analytics to industries such as telecommunications, oil and gas, consumer packaged goods, and financial services, amongst others. Her strong perspective on the importance of continuous learning—in the classroom and the boardroom—enabled her to recruit a team of 3,000 data scientists and 6,000 AI experts to tackle enterprise-scale applications.

Athina is passionate about harnessing the power of Applied Intelligence as a force for good. She is a member of the Royal Statistical and Economics Society, where she contributes to shaping government policy around how data is used by bodies like the IMF. Athina sits on the board of the Institute of Marketing Sciences. She is also a keen educator who has held lectureships at UMIST (UK), Imperial College London (UK) and the University of Sheffield (UK). She has also patented AI innovations and has several patents pending.

Athina is frequently recognized as leader in her field. Most recently, in 2019, Data Economy Magazine included Athina in their ‘Power Women 50’—showcasing the women at the forefront of the data center, cloud and data sectors across the world. Athina was also listed in Constellation Research’s ‘2020 Business Transformation 150’ in recognition of her work to help reinvent the modern organization through digital transformation.

Athina joined Accenture in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Maritime Economics and in Applied Economics from the University of Piraeus (Greece), a Master’s in Economics and Finance.

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Athos Whittington

Standard Bank Group

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Athos Whittington

Manager: Automation & Data (Human Capital Shared Services), Standard Bank Group

Athos Whittington has been an enabler to the Human Capital Shared Services across the global portfolio for 5 years, supporting them to make key business decisions through the provision of data-driven insights and initiatives. Athos designed and implemented the data governance strategy, metrics frameworks, analytics interventions and visualisation capabilities across the business. His most recent journey in Shared Services has been the development of the robotic process automation capability across the operations and payroll teams, including small automation enablement, technical bot development, project management and creating the risk and governance framework. Athos lead a team of subject matter experts for both data and small automation. He is a passionate digitisation strategy and initiative ambassador.

Audrey McNichols

SAP

Audrey McNichols

Global VP Product Marketing, SAP

Audrey is a marketing professional with over 20 years of global experience connecting brands and customers via integrated marketing strategy, multi-channel execution, strategic operations and front-office technology.  Her work spans business-to-business and consumer categories across a variety of industry verticals.  She is a published author and featured speaker on the intersection of marketing, technology and business transformation.  In her current position at SAP, Audrey leads the go-to-market for SAP’s marketing portfolio.

Avinash Tripathi

Kaplan Higher Education

Avinash Tripathi

Executive Director, Analytics, Kaplan Higher Education

As a leader of the data strategy and analytics team, Avinash establishes the organization’s strategy and vision and provides operational support for the delivery of information and analytics platforms and solutions to the business’s key stakeholders. 15 plus years of advanced analytics experience with strong emphasis on design, development and implementation of predictive, prescriptive, machine learning and AI models. 
Highly effective at building high performance analytics teams to maximize organizational profitability. Strong analytical discipline with a sense of urgency to translate ideas into action. Over the years, his emphasis has been helping senior leaders understand how to adopt strategic approach to analytics and transform analytics from a cost center to a profit center.
Avinash is a frequent speaker at industry conference. His goals are to expand his innovative strategic analytics experience and continue to have impact for organizations willing to stretch themselves through the challenging exercises that a solid program of advanced analytics, consumer insight, competitive intelligence, statistical analysis, interpretation and recommendations can bring about.

Bali Msibi

Bali Msibi

Pepsi Co.

Bali Msibi

Bali Msibi

Senior Market Insights Analyst, Pepsi Co.

Bali Msibi has over 8 years’ experience in Insights and Analytics, having worked across the FMCG value chain from South Africa’s premium retailer Woolworths, to top global research agency Nielsen and then moving onto the manufacturer side of the supply chain with PepsiCo Sub-Saharan Africa. Through her breadth of experiences, Bali has gained a wealth of knowledge within market analytics and understands how information is a catalyst to drive customer-centric growth strategies.

With several academic accomplishments, Bali holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Cape Town; a Postgraduate Diploma (Cum Laude) in Marketing Management from the Institute of Marketing Management and is currently pursuing a Master of Management in Strategic Marketing with Wits Business School.

Bangani Mpangalasane

Bangani Mpangalasane

SEDA

Bangani Mpangalasane

Bangani Mpangalasane

Chief Strategy and Information Officer, SEDA

ICT Strategic Management professional with more than 15 years of experience specializing in Business process streamlining, Business Process Automatons, Digitization, IT Controls and Compliance, IT Applications support and supervision, Business Analysis, Project Management, User Empowerment and Management of Stakeholder Relations across different industries.

Extensive experience in ERP applications implementations and process set up for Business Analytics implementations
Successfully delivered Technology solutions across the globe through offshore and onshore methods of engagements
Successfully executed IT projects as a Technology Consultant here locally (SA) and abroad.
 

Barry Leung

Barry Leung

Defence Health Ltd

Barry Leung

Barry Leung

Head of Strategy and Actuarial Services, Defence Health Ltd

Barry is the Head of Strategy and Actuarial Services at Defence Health and is responsible for the development of organisational strategy, provision of analysis and actuarial services, management of the fund benefits outlay, and successful operation of the program management office. He has worked in the private health insurance industry for over 20 years, and is actively involved in seeking innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of the Defence Community.

Barry Panayi

Lloyds Banking Group

Barry Panayi

Group Chief Data Officer, Lloyds Banking Group

Prior to joining Lloyds, Barry spent most of his career in increasingly senior positions at a range of businesses and industry sectors focusing on insight and analytics capability development. Businesses include Proximity, Vanquis Bank, EY, PwC, Virgin, Bupa and Amlin. In his current role, Barry is responsible for enterprise-wide data and analytics strategy.

Bayo Adekanmbi

MTN Nigeria

Bayo Adekanmbi

Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria

Bede Hackney

Databricks Australia & New Zealand

Bede Hackney

Country Manager, Databricks Australia & New Zealand

Appointed in November 2019, Bede Hackney is the country manager for Databricks Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), responsible for leading the business growth and development of the region and in our customers’ pursuit to becoming data-driven. 

A proven sales and business leader with over 25 years experience in IT, Bede has successfully developed and led teams in high growth businesses in ANZ for start-ups and tier-1 vendors alike, executing across both new and mature technology fields. 

Prior to joining Databricks, Bede held roles as Managing Director for Tenable and Nimble Storage. Bede als worked in several strategic management roles for multinational software company, Citrix and VMware, and served as the ANZ Country Manager for Packeteer. 

In addition to Bede’s cross-technology leadership experience, he comes from a strong technical background - focused mainly in the networking arena where he holds a CCIE and was awarded a US patent for management of network quality of service.

Belinda Djamson

Accenutre

Belinda Djamson

Data & Analytics Management Lead, UK & I, Accenutre

Helping businesses adopt and implement leading strategies in Data & Analytics innovation, strategy and governance.

Areas of focus and previous experience in Big Data Target Operating Model, Data Architecture, Data Governance, Analytics Governance, GDPR Implementation, Regulatory and Compliance-driven transformation incl. BCBS239, MiFIDII, IFRS9, FATCA/CRS, Data Quality, Master Data Management and Business Intelligence 

Belinda Lush

NZME

Belinda Lush

General Manager - Digital Customer, NZME

Ben Bulpett

Ben Bulpett

SailPoint

Ben Bulpett

Ben Bulpett

EMEA Marketing Director, SailPoint

Ben Dias

easyJet

Ben Dias

Director, Data Science & Analytics, easyJet

Ben Dias joined easyJet as their first Director of Data Science in May 2019, where he is working with a new Chief Data and Information Officer to set up a new Data function capable of realising the company’s ambition of becoming the world’s leading data driven airline. Previously having worked at Royal Mail, Tesco and Unilever, he has over 15 years’ industry experience in solving real-world problem in an industry setting. More recently, Ben has focussed on building and leading Data Science teams and applying the Lean Start-Up approach to Data Science within large organizations. He is experienced in setting up and managing industrial research collaborations with academic and business partners. He is also actively engaged with the UK Mathematics community and very enthusiastic about inspiring the next generation of Mathematicians and Data Scientists. Ben holds a PhD in Computer Vision and an MSci in Mathematics and Astronomy, both from UCL.

Ben Donlon

Metro United Way

Ben Donlon

Chief Analytics Officer, Metro United Way

Ben Jones

Data Literacy (USA)

Ben Jones

Founder & CEO, Data Literacy (USA)

I run Data Literacy, LLC, a company that helps people learn the language of data through onsite, virtual and on-demand training programs. I teach of Data Visualization at UW Continuum College, and I wrote the best selling Business Communication book 'Avoiding Data Pitfalls' (Wiley, 2019). Published author, writer, blogger and speaker. Feel free to contact me to schedule a keynote or discovery call. 

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Ben Kuppe

Monash Health

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Ben Kuppe

Director of Business Intelligence, Monash Health

Ben Kuppe is Director of Business Intelligence at Monash Health and has been in the role for the past 4 years.  During this time he has lead significant change in the data and analytics space as part of the organisation’s ongoing digital transformation.  Prior to joining Monash Health Ben worked in various consulting roles both in the private and public sector.  Ben holds a Bachelor of Business Management, Diploma of Project Management as well as a number of technical certifications.

Ben Noble, VP, Experience, Erie Insurance

Ben Noble

Erie Insurance

Ben Noble, VP, Experience, Erie Insurance

Ben Noble

VP, Experience, Erie Insurance

Ben Noble has 20 years of experience in digital efforts for a variety of industries. He is passionate about digital, Customer Experience, transformation, and leadership. After a non-linear college career that started in Physics and ended in Philosophy, Ben began an even less linear career in IT that ultimately led him towards leadership and digital experience. As vice president of Experience at Erie Insurance, he leads a transformation effort to deliver ERIE’s multi-channel, digital experience strategy and the culture to support it long into the future.

Ben Swinney

IBM

Ben Swinney

AI Platform Specialist, IBM

 

Ben Swinney is an AI Platform Specialist within IBM Systems Lab Services with a focus on designing and delivering cloud-native platforms for clients to support their AI and machine learning strategies. Ben has more than 13 years’ of experience in infrastructure, platforms and open source technologies with a passion for helping clients leverage the right platform, be it public, private or hybrid cloud.
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Benjamin Raffin

RPMI Railpen

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Benjamin Raffin

Senior Quantitative Portfolio Manager, RPMI Railpen

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Bernadette Goellner

Uphold Inc

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Bernadette Goellner

VP, Information Security & Data Privacy, Uphold Inc

Bernadette Goellner is an Information Security and Data Privacy Veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in the Information Technology field. She currently serves as the VP, of Information Security and Data Privacy for Uphold, Inc., a cloud based financial services platform that enables anyone, anywhere to move, convert, hold and transact in any form of money or commodity instantly and securely. Ms. Goellner is a certified Privacy Program Management specialist and also concentrates on Information Security and Fraud Program development, implementation, and management.

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Bhupesh Daheria

Aegis School of Data Science, Cyber Security & Blockchain

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Bhupesh Daheria

Chief Executive Officer, Aegis School of Data Science, Cyber Security & Blockchain

Mr. Daheria is a serial entrepreneur, educator and a prolific speaker with 24 years of experience in telecom, innovation, skilling, data science, AI, higher education and EduTech.

His life is focused on eradicating the birth penalty by access to quality education at affordable cost. In 2002, with support from Bharti Airtel, he founded Aegis for developing cross functional leaders. In 2015, he launched India’s first Masters in Data Science with inputs of AI and Big Data in association with IBM. Subsequently, also launched India’s first Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security, Applied AI, Blockchain and Full Stack Development in association with IBM. Under his leadership, Aegis has trained thousands of candidates for Telecom Sector Skill council which is part of National Skill Development Corporation. He writes on topics like education, edtech, career in Economics Time, Education Times, Hindu, Entrepreneur etc

He is a founder of mUni Campus, a Higher Education Digital Stack and end to end digital infrastructure provider for improving education quality. He is pioneer in edutech, designed multilayer online application system in 2002. In early 2006, he launched online recruitment testing services which was used by Hexaware, Tata Consultancy Services, CapGemini, CSC etc.

In 2010, he initiated Aegis Graham Bell Awards to recognise innovators in the fields of TIME and SMAC (Telecom, Internet, Media, Edutainment, Social, Media, Analytics and Cloud).

In 2017, he initiated Data Science Congress to develop an eco-system for brining India at forefront of Data Science, AI, Machine Learning, and Analytics at world forum.

He is Managing Partner in “Data Science Delivered” to solve real-life problems with data and to develop breakthrough data products.

Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering in Telecom from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, India
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• Whitepaper “Re - imaging India in the context of cyber security threats by Aegis School of Cyber Security and KPMG
• Whitepaper by Deloitte and Aegis on “Opportunities In Telecom Sector Arising from Big Data”
• Whitepaper by Aegis and Delloite on “Data Science for transforming the ICT Domain”
• Broadband The lifeline of Digital India – Aegis and Deloitte
• Enterprise mobility Putting people first - Aegis and PwC

Bianca Bates

Cuscal Limited

Bianca Bates

Chief Client Officer, Cuscal Limited

We are living in the era of the “always on data economy” and consumer expectations continue to grow exponentially. The recent passing of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) legislation introduces a major new disruption into the Australian banking landscape and broader economy, in an attempt to create an open data ecosystem that benefits customers through greater choice, innovation and competition.

Open Banking is the first iteration of this new legislative framework and its introduction cements Australia as an early adopter of a broad Open Data regime.

Cuscal’s approach to Open Banking has been guided by extensive collaboration, industry research, market analysis as well as global learnings. These undertakings indicate that a solution designed with trust at its core will be critical. To gain greater insight into the dynamics of consumer trust, Cuscal partnered with KPMG to conduct a study, the output of which Bianca will share.

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Bill Esteves

Kings Group

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Bill Esteves

Chief Transformation Officer & Group General Manager HSEQ, Kings Group

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Beth Israel Lahey Performance Network

Bill Gillis

CIO & VP, IT & Data Integration, Beth Israel Lahey Performance Network

Bill Gillis is the Vice President, Chief Information Officer (VP, CIO) for Beth Israel Lahey Performance Network (BILPN), a clinically integrated network of physicians, clinicians and hospitals in Eastern Massachusetts committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective care to the patients and communities they serve, while effectively managing medical expense.

In his role, Bill leads Health Information Technology (HIT) innovations that support BILPN’s population health, care management, and analytics initiatives. Having worked in health care IT for more than twenty years, Bill specializes in electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) interoperability strategies, technologies and deployments. Working directly with the previous CIO for the Beth Israel Deaconess system John Halamka (who is today the Executive Director of the Health Technology Exploration Center of Beth Israel Lahey Health), Bill led the team that deployed the first ambulatory EHR system for BIDMC affiliates in 1997.

Prior to his role with BILPN, Bill was the CIO for Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO). He led the BIDCO team that architected and deployed what is believed to be one of the first cloud-based EHR offering in the country, enabling significant Triple-Aim improvements that helped the organization achieve ranking as the #1 performing Pioneer ACO in Massachusetts and #3 nationally in 2013, as well as the top-performing ACO in quality reporting in 2015. Bill also led the launch of an advanced population health platform that leverages real-time EHR data delivery for analytics to support a network of 2,500 physicians, including 500 PCPs, and eight hospitals in the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care.

Bill is a leading, national authority sought after for his compelling historical perspective on HIT, innovative solutions to current industry technology challenges and his thought leadership. He is often called on to provide expert commentary on emerging trends in health care IT for some of the leading industry news health care brands, Healthcare Informatics, Health IT News, Health Data Management, HIT Outcomes, Health Leaders, SearchHealthIT, Tech Target, Search CIO, and Health Tech Magazine.

Bill has also led public roundtable discussions, panels and notable keynote addresses including at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conferences, Value-Based Care Summit Series, AI in Healthcare Summit, Becker's Hospital Review conferences and Healthcare Innovation’s, Health IT Summit, among others. He has also delivered speeches for Harvard Medical School, Boston University, and Suffolk University.

In his free time, Bill works with several nonprofit organizations whose mission is to improve health care in developing countries through the use of technology. Along with esteemed HIT accomplishments, Bill is also a passionate motorsport athlete who has competed in several international motorsports events such as the Daytona 200, Isle of Man TT, FIM Supermono World Championship and the Bonneville Speed Trails.

Bill holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering.

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Blair Hudson

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Blair Hudson

Data Science Explorer & Entrepreneur,

Bobby Shaik

Bobby Shaik

Vodafone

Bobby Shaik

Bobby Shaik

Head of BI - Data & Analytics, Vodafone

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Bobby Vanzetta

DataRobot

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Bobby Vanzetta

Customer Facing Data Scientist, DataRobot

Bobby Vanzetta is a lifelong AI enthusiast and currently works as a Customer-Facing Data Scientist at DataRobot. Before his time at DataRobot, Bobby worked at Splunk for almost 4 years, supporting the DOJ, FBI, DHS, DOS, and other Federal Agencies. Bobby helped these Federal Agencies tackle their Cyber Security and IT Operations initiatives by analyzing unstructured data from 100s of sources.

 

During his almost two years at DataRobot, Bobby has helped many fortune 40 customers ideate, develop, and deploy machine learning models. Bobby helped multiple of these DataRobot clients deploy high value models, netting each customer over $50 Million a year. The AI revolution is underway and Bobby is passionate about helping organizations quickly realize high ROI from AI in a safe, trusted way.

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Harambee

Bongani Kgomongwe

Head of Data Engineering, Harambee

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Bora Arslan

IAG

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Bora Arslan

Chief Analytics Officer, IAG

Bora Arslan has decades of global leadership experience in the field of decision sciences including change management, digital transformations, customer experience, personalization, strategy and execution of loyalty programs.

Bora presently is the Chief Analytics Officer for Insurance Australia Group in Sydney. His current concentration is on analytics solutioning through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Previously Bora was the executive lead for all analytics operations with the focus on digital and retail touchpoints and performance management for Ford Motor Company through its exclusive marketing partner GTB. Bora joined GTB from BGL Group in the UK wherehewas the executive lead for data informed business transformations.

Bora’s responsibilities were similar to his earlier role at Walmart, where he was the VP of Global Decision Sciences and Analytics Strategy. His main objective with Walmart was to develop and maintain customer focused services and operations, utilizing advance technologies and emerging big data methods across all international operations.

Before Walmart, Bora led enterprise capability development efforts for Walgreens as the Head of Customer Analytics. Prior to Walgreens, Bora provided consulting services to a wide range of leading companies from several industries. 

As Managing Analytics Partner for Peppers and Rogers Group, Bora was especially recognised after pioneering several successful efforts of creating synergistic customer experience infrastructures for large conglomerates.

Brahma Tangella

Takeda

Brahma Tangella

Head of Analytics & Insights - US Patient Services, Takeda

Brahma heads the Analytics & Insights function at Takeda’s US Patient Services organization. He has more than 20 years of experience in Strategy & Operations, Consulting, Technology, Analytics, Data Science, Innovation, Process Improvement to drive business transformation and improvement with Dell EMC, EY, Healthcare, Pharma and Government organizations.

Brahma provides thought leadership on data strategy, analytics, AI and emerging technology as a change agent advising senior management on critical strategy in developing future state business vision and delivery of products, platforms and solutions. Brahma brings a unique perspective as a passionate innovator, technologist, and leader with an entrepreneurial mindset to develop business models and drive growth.

Brahma is active in the community, and enjoys his family, photography, running and mindfulness practice. He holds an Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University - Metropolitan College and Certificates in Strategy & Innovation and Management & Leadership from MIT Sloan Executive Education. In addition Brahma was a member of Dell Technology Leadership cohort Program and co-authored two pending patents.
















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Bramley Maetsa

Sasol Information Management

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Bramley Maetsa

DevOps Enablement Team Lead , Sasol Information Management

Bramley Maetsa is an Electrical Engineer, speaker and an IT lead at Sasol. He is currently leading several innovation projects within Sasol's Digital Transformation Programme. One of his recent roles involves building DevOps capability. In this role he provides IT Delivery Teams with self-service capabilities to support delivery of their solutions.

 In the past Bramley served as a Managing Executive responsible for building Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Business Unit. ECM business Unit had over 30 professionals with core focus on SharePoint, Office 365, SAP integration, and Open Text suite of products. Internationally, he ran an IT consultancy based in the USA, North Carolina. He ran multi-national teams comprising of Solution Designers based in South Africa, developers based in the USA and quality engineers based in India.

 He has over 15 years of IT experience with 5 years in leadership and strategic positions. His work experience covers a wide range of industries including: Defence, Mining, Banking, Healthcare, Oil and gas, and Public sector.

 Bramley is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, IT and business strategy. He is currently studying MBA at Henley Business School. 

Brendan Jarvis

The Space Inbetween

Brendan Jarvis

Managing Director, The Space Inbetween

Brendan Jarvis is the Managing Director and founder of The Space InBetween. His decade young, award-winning, company is on a mission to help New Zealand's design leaders create unquestionable belief in UX.

After making his first professional website at age 15, Brendan has gone onto lead hundreds of digital projects, across a wide variety of industries. In the process he's also built two successful multi-million dollar companies.

Recently, to support his company's mission and the design community, Brendan has launched New Zealand's first world-class UX lab. He describes this as a place where "we make 'the user’ real, so that brave UX can happen".

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, a Diploma of Internet Technology, and his small child (when he's not working). He also holds a strong belief in the power of people - like you - to make the Internet great again.

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Brent Biddulph

Cloudera

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Brent Biddulph

Managing Director, Retail & Consumer Goods, Cloudera

 

As a former retail and consumer goods executive and more recently as a business strategy consultant and solution provider at leading data and analytics technology firms, Brent has extensive experience working with a variety of retail and consumer goods companies to provide thought leadership and help them to align strategic business objectives with technology and analytic solutions to create a differentiated competitive advantage in the marketplace.

 

He has an extensive track record of imagining, designing and executing high impact business solutions, driving innovation and transformation for retail and consumer goods organizations. Brent is passionate about analytics, emerging technologies, consumer behavior, collaborative supply chains and retail transformation.

 

As Managing Director of Retail and Consumer Goods Solutions at Cloudera, Brent is responsible for driving the solution vision and go-to-market strategies within each segment. As industry leaders increasingly invest in Big Data Analytics to help drive transformation within their organizations, Brent engages globally to share, discuss, provide keynote talks, and facilitated workshops to help define and create solutions to drive next-generation insights and positive business outcomes across the value chain.

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Brett Born

Telstra

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Brett Born

Senior Information Quality Analyst – Data Quality and Governance , Telstra

Brett is a passionate advocate for Data Quality and led a group of 15 Telstra staff to all become certified by IQ International as Information Quality Certified Professionals (IQCP).  Having gained experience in business, technical and IT disciplines during a career with Telstra covering 34 years, Brett is able to provide insightful perspectives on many data related projects.  He has been building data management specific knowledge over the last 15 years through roles involving metadata and master data management, data governance and data quality remediation and monitoring.

Brett Gibson

DOMO

Brett Gibson

Strategy & Value Consulting Manager, DOMO

Brett Gibson has over a decade initiating and leading digital transformation across business intelligence (BI), analytics, finance, sales and marketing teams. As Strategy & Value Consulting Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, he works with leaders across continents to change their business and enable better decision making through data.

Prior to Domo Brett worked for Oracle, SAS Institute and Australian ERP vendor TechnologyOne in Industry Consulting and Business Development across product and service oriented industries. Whether kick-starting digital marketing in major European construction firms, developing new digital revenue streams for global technology distributors, operationalizing analytics against fraud in the Asia Pacific or revilatising core operations at billion dollar educational institutions the common thread has been data informing incremental and transformational improvements. As well as experience as a company director and advising multiple boards on their technology strategy and governance, he has hands on experience rolling out digital transformation programmes at charities focusing on young people and education.

Brett holds bachelors degrees in Information Systems and Business Management as well as a post graduate certificate in Applied Finance from Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is completing an Executive MBA focusing on the perceptions and future risks of digital transformation at Imperial College London.

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Brett Woolley

QBE Insurance

Brett Woolley

Brett Woolley

Head of Data Strategy & Governance, QBE Insurance

Brian Bulkowski

YellowBrick

Brian Bulkowski

Chief Technology Officer, YellowBrick

Brian Ferris

Loyalty New Zealand

Brian Ferris

C3O - Chief Data, Analytics & Technology Officer, Loyalty New Zealand

Brian has worked in Information Technology for over 18 years and has extensive experience leading data and analytics teams while managing projects and building solutions in a global environment.   

He returned to New Zealand in January after working at Nike as their EMEA Data and Analytics Director, based in Amsterdam. Brian spent the last three and a half years building and leading the team’s capability; migrating the business to the cloud and building an advanced analytics function to deliver value to the business.

He joined the Loyalty NZ team as Chief Data and Analytics Officer where he is championing a high performing agile culture and reinventing Loyalty D&A with new platforms and advanced analytics.

His specialties include data and analytics architecture and platforms; loyalty and membership analytics; leading data and analytics teams in multi-national environments; cloud migration and getting value out of data science investments.

Brian Ferris

Loyalty New Zealand

Brian Ferris

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Loyalty New Zealand

Brian has worked in Information Technology for over 18 years and has extensive experience leading data and analytics teams while managing projects and building solutions in a global environment.   

He returned to New Zealand in January after working at Nike as their EMEA Data and Analytics Director, based in Amsterdam. Brian spent the last three and a half years building and leading the team’s capability; migrating the business to the cloud and building an advanced analytics function to deliver value to the business.

He joined the Loyalty NZ team as Chief Data and Analytics Officer where he is championing a high performing agile culture and reinventing Loyalty D&A with new platforms and advanced analytics.

His specialties include data and analytics architecture and platforms; loyalty and membership analytics; leading data and analytics teams in multi-national environments; cloud migration and getting value out of data science investments.

Brian Powers, CXO, Brightstar Device Protection

Brian Powers, CCXP

Brightstar Device Protection

Brian Powers, CXO, Brightstar Device Protection

Brian Powers, CCXP

CXO, Brightstar Device Protection

Brian shares his passion for customer experience with anyone he comes in contact with. He started his career as a call center consultant with Accenture, then led new product support centers for Verizon. Later he led product innovation with AIG Insurance. Brian was Head of Consumer Experience with Equifax, driving digital transformation after the cybersecurity incident. Recently he was SVP of Customer Success at [24]7.ai guiding Fortune 100 clients to modernize their customer journeys. Today he is CXO for Brightstar Device Protection in Atlanta. Brian's favorite saying is the best customer interaction is the one never needed.

Brian Stewart

AXA Investment Managers

Brian Stewart

Global Head of Customer Insight, Web Experience & Analytics, AXA Investment Managers

Brian is an Insight leader with over 25 years of experience across multiple sectors including legal service, technology, utilities and public service. In his current role, Brian leads the insight function focusing on how best to leverage AXA IM’s customer behavioural data asset to drive better engagement with the AXA IM brand.

A researcher by trade, Brian’s skills have evolved to include driving growth through data and works closely with technology departments to deliver transformation and change.  Since his arrival at AXA IM in 2017, Brian has been leading the implementation of new marketing automation tools across all markets.

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Bruno Braga

Mater Group

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Bruno Braga

Director of Analytics and Transformation Hub, Mater Group

Bruno leads the Analytics and Transformation practice at Mater, bringing together the power of data to deliver transformational change to the organisation and better outcomes to its patients and customers. Bruno brings more than 20 years’ experience in innovation, digital transformation and data analytics, with strong focus in strategy, governance and change management, backed with solid technology breadth and depth in developing products and solutions end-to-end.

Bruno also worked at big four consulting for a variety of clients globally for more than 5 years and previous to that with telco businesses in Japan and HK for almost 10 years in digital product development, innovation and research and development. 

Bruno holds a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from University of Sao Paulo, a masters of engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology and an MBA from Queensland University of Technology.

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Bruno Ruyu

GRUPO SAN CRISTÓBAL

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Bruno Ruyu

Chief Analytics Officer, GRUPO SAN CRISTÓBAL

Bruno se unió al Grupo San Cristobal en 2018 asumiendo el nuevo rol de Chief Analytics Officer y es responsable por desarrollar y ejecutar una estrategia integrada y de largo plazo de Analytics en el Grupo. Antes de sumarse al Grupo San Cristóbal, Bruno trabajó cerca de 10 años en YPF, donde entre otras cosas estuvo a cargo de la creación y gerenciamiento de un equipo de Riesgo Financiero, y anteriormente también gerenció un equipo de Control de Gestión, donde pudo desplegar un proyecto de gobierno de datos e implementar el uso de tableros de BI optimizando el análisis de la información.

Bruno tiene una Licenciatura en Física del Instituto Balseiro de Argentina, un MSc en Física del Instituto Balseiro y un MSc en Finanzas de la Universidad de San Andrés.

Bryan Lari

Stamford Health

Bryan Lari

Executive Director, Analytics & Innovation, Stamford Health

Bryan Lari is currently the Executive Director of the Analytics & Innovation department at Stamford Health, since he joined in March of 2019. At Stamford Health he leads analytics, business intelligence and process improvement teams and collaborates with senior leaders throughout the institution to help set the strategy and direction for the maturity of analytics, process improvement, and data governance. He has a background leading analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, data governance, natural language processing (NLP) and cognitive computing efforts. Prior to Stamford Health, Bryan was the Director of the Institutional Analytics and Informatics at MD Anderson for 11 years, and he also worked in the energy industry for 18 years.


Bryon Kenne

AXA XL

Bryon Kenne

CoE Lead - External & Digital Data, AXA XL

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Byron Vather

Alpha Shipping Agency (PTY) LTD

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Byron Vather

Sales and Marketing Director, Alpha Shipping Agency (PTY) LTD

Byron Vather is the Group Sales Director/Co owner of Alpha Shipping South Africa, a position that has seen me grow , stumble and fall and then rise again. Being an academic was never my strength, I do try very hard to be an academic however being street smart is where I excel, so there is  balance. I've had many key players along my journey, my parents and my wife being the most important. I've always had the attitude that I started with nothing so I had nothing to lose , coming from humble beginnings.  Self motivation, good health, being fearless, love, spirituality and religion are my daily pillars of strength. 

 

My journey started off with me working at a clothing store at the parcel counter collecting peoples packets and issuing them with a number, to a paint mixer, video store assistant, bar tender, retail store packer, rubble and waste remover, waiter, driver, call center operator , Cricket coach, restaurant manager, buying and selling motorbikes and finally into Shipping and Logistics. .  If there is work to be done and they are paying, Ill do it! 


Shipping and Logistics is a destination career, once you have started in this sector, you will never leave. 

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Caio Deutsch

KEYCASH

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Caio Deutsch

Head of Data Science, KEYCASH

Passionate for patterns from raw data to business insights with more than 10 years of experience in Advance Analytics, Data Architecture and IT Management.

Caio Deutsch is the Head of Data Science team at a disruptive real estate startup called Keycash, which is changing the traditional home selling market with a digital touch.

As a Head of Data Science, Caio leads a team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers, to generate Artificial Intelligence products which can improve strategic decisions regarding property purchase and recommendations.

He is a mathematician and holds a master's degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of São Paulo.

 

Callie Cobbs

Chick-Fil-A

Callie Cobbs

Senior Lead Analyst, Enterprise Analytics, Chick-Fil-A

Callie Cobbs is a Senior 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.

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Cambell Holt

Mercer

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Cambell Holt

Chief Customer Officer, Mercer

Cambell is Mercer’s Chief Customer Officer, responsible for leading Mercers Financial Advice business, consumer call centres, Digital, Customer Platforms, Insights & Analytics, and Consumer Marketing teams. He is responsible for approximately 2.2 million financial services consumers across the Pacific. Prior to joining Mercer in 2014, Cambell’s global career has spanned more than 15 years across a wide range of financial services in Australia, Asia and Europe. He’s held senior digital, marketing, and commercial roles in leading organisations such as ANZ, E*Trade, OnePath, and the London Stock Exchange.

Cambell has deep experience with a broad range of financial services. He’s passionate about delivering value for customers, with a strong commercial acumen and track record of delivering sustainable growth in retail and business-to-business environments. Having most recently studied Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at Wharton Business School, Cambell holds an MBA, a Bachelor of Applied Science, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

 

Camilo Amarcy

absa

Camilo Amarcy

Head of Data Analytics & Strategy, absa

The Awaken Dreamer who Transforms Ideas into Actions. Truly passionate with Life and Work that came to my attention supported by an awesome team and co-workers.

Living under Work-Life Integration Status where work became most likely a hobby to create Solutions within the problems and challenges that humans are struggling to solve.

Experience is not only what I have on my profile... But what I was exposed. From Great Conversations and Meetings with Different Entities within a Life time or even during Training Sessions where in daily basis something now tells me that there is so much to learn.

Who am I?
- I Transform Normal People into Extraordinary Professionals by Unleashing their highest potential for greatness in Work and Life;
- I reveal the Hidden Doors within the business to Unlock Opportunities and Success

Yes... I also do Business Intelligence, Information Management and was also exposed to Technical and IT Environment. But that is just the part of a Path within a Journey. The Journey often tends to change due to Market Behavior or even Focus. ... But GOALS are clear and they kept STRONG everyday.

I do believe in Processes which can be powered by some methodologies such as ITIL, COBIT, 6Sigma or even TOGAF among others. Perhaps before choose the Method I do think that knowing the Scope and How Far We can be Imaginative to Develop new Solutions can be the Golden Source to find the right Model.

Python, R, Tableau or even Power BI. They are languages and tools. Without knowing what to present... they are just tools. Thats why my focus on Customer Experience come first on finding what will bring value to the Firm and for the Market.

Collaboration is what moves Planes and maybe Mountains. Looking to the World War II, I see how collaboration impacted on the Allies Forces. One can win a Battle but a Team will always win a Championship.

Thanks to God, Family and Friends. Everyday is an AWESOME Day to Start GREAT Things. Everyday is a day to LEARN and ABSTRACT New Things.

But if you what to know more about my Resume... Just Check My LinkedIn Profile ... Its Updated.
 

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Cari Drysdale

Turner & Townsend

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Cari Drysdale

Africa Head of Marketing and Business Generation, Turner & Townsend

Carl Gold

Zuora

Carl Gold

Chief Data Scientist, Zuora

Chief Data Scientist at Zuora, Inc  (NYSE: ZUO), the leader in subscription business management software. He is a specialist in Churn analysis, having analyzed subscriber churn for more than 50 companies in his years at Zuora.  Carl is now writing a book on churn entitled Fighting Churn with Data, to be published by Manning Publications in 2019 and selected previews from the book can be found on the website: https://fightchurnwithdata.com/

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Chubb

Carl Wallace Handlin

Head of Data Science , Chubb

Currently Head of Data Science at Chubb Mexico with more than 7 years of experience in the areas of data science and machine learning. Previously worked as a machine learning engineer in the fastest growing fintech in Mexico (Konfío) and as a consultant for data strategies at Raken Data Group. Master’s in computer science and B.E. degree in engineering physics from the Institute of Technology and Higher Education of Monterrey. Active participant and organizer of the Monterrey Data Science Meetup and mentor of data science for the master’s in business and technology of Collective Academy. Enthusiast of open source projects, artificial intelligence and computer science.

Carlos Barrera Rodriguez

Coppel

Carlos Barrera Rodriguez

Head of AI at Risk Audit, Coppel

Carlos Barrera is an insightful, enthusiast data scientist and mathematician who currently leads one of the big projects of AI at Coppel, namely, an anomaly detection machinery searching for patterns inside the huge collection of data that the store operation generates each day. Using a wide collection of techniques taken from simple Analytics to Machine Learning, via mathematical invariants of abstract objects inside the data. Visualizations and the way we understand data are the key to tackle down the millionaire business that fraud is. In addition, Carlos has great interest on analytics via graph databases and their powerful applications in the Fintech industry.

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Carlos Rivero

Commonwealth Of Virginia

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Carlos Rivero

Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth Of Virginia

Carlos Rivero is the Chief Data Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to his appointment, Rivero served as Chief Data Officer and Chief Enterprise Architect for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C. Rivero has also worked at the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Miami, Florida, as a physical scientist and as a Research Associate at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where he developed a passion for geospatial information systems, ecological modeling, and data.

Rivero earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Florida International University and a Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics from Saint Joseph’s University, focusing on database design, data management, business intelligence, big data, and data analytics.

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Carlos Sotomayor Fernandez

GRUPO PALANTE

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Carlos Sotomayor Fernandez

Head of Advanced Analytics, GRUPO PALANTE

Magister Internacional de Marketing - ESAN, Ingeniero Industrial - Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería con más de 15 años de experiencia en los sectores de banca, telecomunicaciones, seguros y salud privada. Liderando áreas de planeamiento, análisis estratégico, business intelligence, business analytics, CRM y marketing analytics. Ejecutivo de primer nivel cuyo valor diferencial se basa en modelar el negocio y las estrategias a nivel cuantitativo a fin de facilitar la toma de decisiones, el sustento de propuestas y el control de resultados. Especialista en la explotación de datos e información desde la perspectiva del negocio y con enfoque financiero.


 

Carlos Velazquez

Caterpillar

Carlos Velazquez

Global Learning Solutions Leader, Caterpillar

A top-performing LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT LEADER with a demonstrated track record of delivering and executing commercial training, talent management, change management, organizational design and development strategies, globally. Consistently recognized for improving performance, driving engagement, and achieving significant cost savings. Excels at revitalizing and streamlining key Talent and Development processes on a global scale through building and leading motivated teams.

 

Carly Irving

Energy Queensland

Carly Irving

Executive General Manager Yurika, Energy Queensland

Carly Irving is currently the acting Executive General Manager, Yurika which forms part of the Executive Leadership Team at Energy Queensland. 

Carly has over 25 years’ experience working in a variety of senior leadership and Customer focused Management positions and these include General Management, Human Resource Management, Business Operations and Managing Director of her own Consulting business.

Carly has recently been recognised as a QLD finalist in the Telstra Business Women of the Year 2019 Awards for her work challenging the traditional way we do things, in particular rebalancing the power and gender dynamics. 

Carly is a highly accomplished visionary executive with experience in corporate business operations, strategic planning, project management, logistics, acquisitions and mergers, OHS, contact centres, customer experience and IPO’s with both start up and growth organisations. Carly is results driven, a decisive situational leader with proven success in these areas, always ensuring sustainable business results, while maintaining the safety and wellness of her people.

Caroline Herron

Capitec Bank

Caroline Herron

Transformation Officer: Data and Analytics, Capitec Bank

Caroline Herron

Capitec Bank

Caroline Herron

Transformation Officer: Data & Analytics, Capitec Bank

Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Caryl Brzymialkiewicz

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General

Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Caryl Brzymialkiewicz

Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General

Cathy Jones

Cathy Jones

Healthscope

Cathy Jones

Cathy Jones

Director of Clinical Governance , Healthscope

Cathy Jones is the National Quality Manager for Healthscope, and on the Executive Team. She has over 25 years’ experience in public and private hospitals, with qualifications in Speech Pathology and an MBA. Cathy represents the private sector on several national committees for the Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care, lectures internationally in quality and risk management, and hosts the popular No Harm Done podcast. Her areas of interest are person centred care, measurement of performance indicators, change management and public reporting. To relax she likes nothing better than sitting in front of all 5 days of a cricket test match. This last happened in 1996.

Catriona Larritt

Catriona Larritt

Jetstar

Catriona Larritt

Catriona Larritt

Group Chief Customer Officer, Jetstar

Catriona is the Jetstar Airways Chief Customer Officer and is focused on delivering a great customer experience and revenue in businesses across Asia Pacific.  Her favourite destination in the Jetstar network is Tokyo.  Catriona has spent her career being curious, obsessing about customers and transforming businesses, initially at BCG and then at Australia Post and Spotless.  Catriona holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne. 

 

Celeste Abrahams

Allan Gray Orbis Foundations

Celeste Abrahams

Knowledge Manager, Allan Gray Orbis Foundations

Experienced Team Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Event Management, Management, Leadership, and Office Administration. Strong business process professional with a Post Graduate Diploma focused in Knowledge Management from Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch.

Celia Mantshiyane

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Celia Mantshiyane

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) , Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Experienced Chief Information Security Officer with a demonstrated history of multiple industries. Skilled in IT Infrastructure Management, Management, IT Operations Management, Risk Management, and Information Security. Strong information technology professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Business Administration and Management, General from GIBS Business School (Gordon Institute of Business Science).

Cetin Karakus

BP Trading & Shipping Technology

Cetin Karakus

Global Head of Quantitative & Analytical Solutions, BP Trading & Shipping Technology

Cetin Karakus has over two decades of experience in designing and leading the development of large scale, data intensive business systems. Currently, he has been leading several technology teams to build a comprehensive, cutting-edge big data analytics platform for global energy markets.

He has extensive experience in design and development of complex derivatives pricing and risk management systems gained through his work in leading global investment banks and commodity trading houses.

Cetin has a degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and has a wide range of intellectual interests that keep him occupied if he is not busy with creative and very demanding aspects of designing complex software systems.

He enjoys writing technical articles to share his insights on the interesting technical problems he has come across.

Chad Boggan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Chad Boggan

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Chad Boggan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Chad Boggan

Chief Data Strategy Section, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Chalcy Raja

Women in Big Data

Chalcy Raja

Digital Marketing Director, Women in Big Data

Chalcy Raja has been a trailblazer in big data for the past 10 years. She has been instrumental in implementing digital strategy across different business domains. She is known for creating high-performing teams to target faster deliverables without compromising quality using Agile/Lean development, devops, automation, and operational excellence. She enjoys navigating unchartered territories. She coaches technology teams at various companies and recently launched the Equifax Women in Big Data Forum to help women connect and grow. She is passionate about empowering women in technology. As a senior female leader in a male-dominated industry, she is dedicated to breaking through barriers for women. She enjoys volunteering with non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. She is also digital marketing director at Women in Big Data, Inc, a non-profit organization championing the success of women in technical careers.

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Chandra Edward

London & Quadrant

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Chandra Edward

Head of BI & Data Analytics , London & Quadrant

Chantel Howes

Puleng

Chantel Howes

Head of Service Delivery : Security & Infrastructure, Puleng

Charity Chirowamhangu

Standard Bank

Charity Chirowamhangu

Group IT | IT Security: Digital Platforms & Innovation, Standard Bank

Charity Chirowamhangu expert in Cyber Security, IT Risk and Assurance for the past 16 years. Previously worked in the Big Four and has been in the Banking and Financial Services industry since. She has a passion for Cyber security and, over the years, has gained local and international significant knowledge and experience in both the technical (operational) and management areas of Cyber security.

Her qualifications include an MBL, CEH, CISSP, CGEIT, CISA, and Honors in Information Systems and Business Management.

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Charles-Albert Lehalle

Capital Fund Management

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Charles-Albert Lehalle

Head of Data Analytics, Capital Fund Management

Currently Head of Data Analytics at Capital Fund Management (CFM, Paris) and visiting researcher at Imperial College (London), Charles-Albert Lehalle studied machine learning for stochastic control during his PhD 20 years ago. He started his career being in charge of AI projects at the Renault research center and moved to the financial industry with the emergence of automated trading in 2005.

He became an expert in market microstructure and has been appointed Global Head of Quantitative Research at Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux, and Head of Quantitative Research on Market Microstructure in the Equity Brokerage and Derivative Department of Crédit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank after the crisis. He provided research and expertise on these topics to investors and intermediaries, and is often heard by regulators and policy-makers like the European Commission, the French Senate, the UK Foresight Committee, etc.

He chairs the Index Advisory Group of Euronext, is a member of the Scientific Committee of the French regulator (AMF), and has been part of the Consultative Workgroup on Financial Innovation of the European Authority (ESMA). Moreover, Charles-Albert received the 2016 Best Paper Award in Finance from Europlace Institute for Finance (EIF) and published more than fifty academic papers and book chapters. He co-authored the book "Market Microstructure in Practice" (World Scientific Publisher, 2nd ed 2018), analyzing the main features of modern markets. He is chairing the “Finance and Insurance Reloaded” transverse research program of the Louis Bachelier Institute; this program explores the influence of new technologies (from blockchain to artificial intelligence) on our industries.

Charmaine Tam

Charmaine Tam

University of Sydney

Charmaine Tam

Charmaine Tam

Project Lead, Digital Health Analytics, Centre for Translational Data Science, University of Sydney

Charmaine is the project lead for the SPEED-EXTRACT study, a proof-of-concept project using electronic medical records to examine the characteristics, management and outcomes of patients presenting with chest pain to facilities across Sydney Health Partners (SHP), one of Australia’s first Advanced Research Translation Centres. Charmaine views her role as an analytics translator and has worked in high-performing interdisciplinary analytics teams contributing to a suite of eMR projects across SHP. Her vision is that information within clinical information systems can be harnessed to deliver more appropriate, efficient and sustainable care services, as well as holding vast potential to address diverse questions for medical and health services research.

 

Chelsea Nothard

Meltwater

Chelsea Nothard

Managing Director, Meltwater

Chelsea has experience supporting global brands with gathering, analysing and evaluating unstructured data. Having worked both in-house and agency side, Chelsea has a strong understanding of how data can be used to better inform corporate decision making, including:

- Competitive intelligence
- Audience segmentation
- Trend-spotting
- Industry insights
- Measuring organisational performance and ROI

Her speciality lies in international brand management, digital transformation and data integration. As an advocate of Women in Tech, Chelsea is also passionate about developing female leaders in the workplace.
 

Chris Day

Denodo

Chris Day

Director, APAC Sales Engineering, Denodo

Chris Day, Director, APAC Sales Engineering, Denodo assists organisations to leverage the capabilities of Denodo Data Virtualisation to increase their understanding, agility and collaboration across  their disparate information landscapes.

With over 16 years of experience in data integration, data governance, data quality and system architecture, Chris leads enterprises through the challenge of transforming their data contained in disconnected disparate silos, into valuable information assets that the whole enterprise can use and understand.

Chris Edwards

Conversa Health

Chris Edwards

Chief Customer Experience & Marketing Officer, Conversa Health

A proven business executive, Chris brings over 24 years of strategy, business development, operations, and marketing to both B to C and B to B organizations of varying sizes. From start-ups to private equity led emerging companies to enterprise organizations, Chris has led global marketing, customer experience, business development and strategic partnerships companies in several categories with a specialty in healthcare.

Chris was recently awarded the Chief Marketing Officer Growth Award among over 800 global CMOs, for “demonstrating leadership in new strategies and programs resulting in significant company growth."

 

Fenway Health. Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Fenway Community Health Center

Fenway Health. Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Associate Vice President for Informatics and Data Services, Fenway Community Health Center




Chris Jenkins

Trustpower NZ

Chris Jenkins

Data & Information Manager, Trustpower NZ

Chris Malcolm

CUA

Chris Malcolm

Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics , CUA

Chris Monsour

DataRobot

Chris Monsour

Data Science Practice, Central Region Lead, DataRobot

Chris Monsour is a well-established actuarial executive with over two decades of experience in personal and commercial lines at several of the leading insurance companies in the US.  He is an expert in advanced pricing techniques and individual loss development.  He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics.  He has been an active participant in the CAS and iCAS, including chairing the committee that developed the CSPA Predictive Modeling exam.  He currently chairs the Professional Policy Review Council.  Chris holds a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago.

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Christel Cao-Delebarre

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

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Christel Cao-Delebarre

Global Privacy Officer, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Christian Bowman

Ladbrokes

Christian Bowman

Group General Manager CX & Engagement, Ladbrokes

Christian Bowman has been helping organisations for over 19 years grow by solving customer problems and business dilemmas through more effective use of Marketing, Technology and Customer Experience design.

Currently the General Manager, CX & Engagement at Ladbrokes/Neds one of Australia’s most innovative technology companies out of Brisbane. Christian has an interesting background having worked in various sectors including higher education, healthcare, not-for-profit and was previously a dotcom entrepreneur.

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

Alexander Forbes

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

Head of Digital Disruption and Enablement, Alexander Forbes

Chris has 9 years financial services background, primarily responsible for developing and aligning the digital business and technology He is currently the head of digital disruption and enablement at Alexander Forbes. Chris has an engineering background with a BSc Engineering (Mechatronics) degree. He has memberships with both both Singularity University (Johannesburg Chapter), Mensa South Africa and previously also held a position on the Adobe Global Customer Advisory Board.

Cindi Howson

ThoughtSpot

Cindi Howson

Chief Data Strategy Officer, ThoughtSpot

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

Cinthya Urbina

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Cinthya Urbina

Head of Data and MarTech - Middle Americas, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Cinthya Urbina is the Head of Data and MarTech for Middle Americas Zone in ABInBev. She is an experienced Marketing Technologist currently focusing on helping ABInBev build out their MarTech stack. With 11+ years of experience, Cinthya uses her skills in Marketing Automation, Data-Driven Marketing, and Technology to help her company to drive lead generation, return on marketing investment, and user adoption of marketing tools.

She is Information Systems Engineer of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, and she also has an MBA from the same institute.

Claire Tolmay

Nestle

Claire Tolmay

Data Scientist, Nestle

Data Scientist focused on implementing and utilising data science practices throughout the value stream in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) for the Nestlé ESAR business.

Claudia Fah

Bankserv Africa

Claudia Fah

Fraud Analytics Manager, Bankserv Africa

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Clinton Deavall

Dinkum Analytics

Clint

Clinton Deavall

Chief Data Scientist, Dinkum Analytics

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Colette van Dyk

Alexander Forbes Group Services

Colette

Colette van Dyk

Executive Head of Marketing, Alexander Forbes Group Services

 

Colette has gained a wealth of marketing, advertising and customer knowledge and experience across her 20 year career, most of which has been focused on the financial services sector.

She has worked both locally and internationally, at an Executive level, in large corporate as well as in small to medium sized entrepreneurial enterprises and across the marketing spectrum. She is presently the Group Executive Head of Marketing for Alexander Forbes.

Colette is passionate about ensuring that customer centricity drives business and marketing strategy.

In her personal capacity, she focuses on trying to make a difference in the lives of others less fortunate.

Colin Crowley - Freshly

Colin Crowley

Freshly

Colin Crowley - Freshly

Colin Crowley

VP, CX, Freshly

Colin has spent over 10 years in senior leadership roles in e-commerce customer service and is proud to be the inaugural VP of Customer Experience at Freshly, where he directs a 200-person department across four locations in the United States and beyond.

He specializes in building customer service departments from the ground-up, with a focus on scalability, infrastructural agility, technological innovation, and gold-standard quality and efficiency. Colin is also an award-winning playwright whose plays have been performed across fifteen states, as well as New York City and London.

 

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Colin Crowley

Freshly

Freshly - Colin Crowley

Colin Crowley

VP Customer Experience, Freshly

Colin has spent over 10 years in senior leadership roles in e-commerce customer service and is proud to be the inaugural VP of Customer Experience at Freshly, where he directs a 200-person department across four locations in the United States and beyond.

He specializes in building customer service departments from the ground-up, with a focus on scalability, infrastructural agility, technological innovation, and gold-standard quality and efficiency. Colin is also an award-winning playwright whose plays have been performed across fifteen states, as well as New York City and London.

 

Cornelius Mynhardt

talentCRU

Cornelius Mynhardt

Analytics Lead, talentCRU

Craig Napier

University of Technology Sydney

Craig Napier

Chief Data Officer, University of Technology Sydney

Craig Schleicher, Head of Innovation, City National Bank

Craig Schleicher

City National Bank

Craig Schleicher, Head of Innovation, City National Bank

Craig Schleicher

Head of Innovation, City National Bank

Craig Schleicher leads the innovation team within City National Bank’s Marketing, Product, & Digital group. His team is responsible for identifying opportunities to accelerate CNB’s transformation into a “digitally-enabled relationship bank”, whether by partnering with the digital product team to assess their roadmap or finding interesting new fintech solutions for business units across the bank. Fun Fact: when he isn’t nerding out about fintech, one of Craig’s favorite guilty pleasures is watching The Bachelor.

Craig Scowen

Craig Scowen

NSW Health Pathology

Craig Scowen

Craig Scowen

Data Scientist, NSW Health Pathology

Craig has a background in advanced data analytics and predictive modelling, holding senior positions in the financial, publishing, software and health sectors across Asia Pacific. 

Craig has developed and consulted on over a hundred data science projects ranging from pricing, churn, fraud detection, customer loyalty, satisfaction and is currently leading the New South Wales Health Pathology Atlas of Variation program to improve pathology ordering profiles in emergency departments and intensive care units.

Craig holds a master’s degree in digital communications and believes strongly in spreading AI technologies to the masses, embedding intelligence into decision support and clinical systems to deliver better health outcomes for the people of New South Wales.

Dame Diane Robertson

The New Zealand Data Trust

Dame Diane Robertson

Executive Director, The New Zealand Data Trust

Dame Diane is a successful social sector entrepreneur, giving her a unique combination of strong business, financial and data  skills with strong social sector credentials. 

Diane is the chair of the chair of the New Zealand Behavioural Insights  advisory group (Nudge Unit) and the Inaugural Chair of the Data Futures Partnership.  

The Partnership lead a nationwide engagement campaign with thousands of New Zealanders to examine the conditions for social licence of data use in New Zealand; explored the barriers to data use through research and projects; and identified potential solutions from innovations to strengthen the data system.

She is currently finalising the Trusted Data guidelines and writing the Governance of Data guidelines for boards of Directors and Trustees . The Governance of Data guidelines have been written to assist boards with developing a data strategy strongly aligned with their purpose and values. 

Diane is a former City Missioner at the Auckland City Mission. She designed the Family 100 Research project and was responsible for the collation and analysis of data gathered from the participants. This has become one of New Zealand’s leading authorities on families living in poverty. Working with Statistics New Zealand, Diane led a project to add Auckland City Mission data to the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). 

Her passion is to deliver better outcomes for New Zealanders through the development of sound policies informed by qualitative and quantitative data.

Diane was made Dame Companion DNZM, is a Paul Harris Fellow and a member  of the Institute of Directors.   

Damon Wynne

IBM

Damon Wynne

Client Technical Manager, IBM Storage, IBM

Damon has over 25 years' of professional experience architecting solutions for data centres and private and hybrid cloud environments. Focusing on the staggering growth of data, Damon joined IBM in 2015 as a Client Technical Specialist within the rapidly growing Systems Storage team, specialising in data management, software defined storage and converged infrastructure while partnering with some of Australia's most respected enterprises. Currently, Damon leads the A/NZ IBM Storage technical sales team, sharing with customers and partners the importance of a sound foundation to house your most important asset - your data. With the addition of Red Hat to the IBM family and the explosion of activity within the hybrid and multicloud arena, harnessing the value of your data to build insights and deliver fundamental advantages for your organisation is a key focus for Damon and his team as they continue to shift their customers from legacy environments into the new world of the hybrid multicloud.

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Dan Mazur

Westfield Insurance

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Dan Mazur

Analytics Resource Center Leader, Westfield Insurance

Dan has been with Westfield Group since 2012 and has more than 25 years of experience in technology and business. Dan is responsible for defining and implementing a sustainable enterprise vision and supporting strategies for data, analytics, and data management to help drive optimal business results. Prior to joining Westfield, Dan has been a consultant and internal employee across the manufacturing, transportation, and financial industries. Companies he has worked at include EduWeb, Anderson Consulting, Accenture, and Key Bank, where has helped companies develop, improve, and drive their business and data strategies, business intelligence and analytics, data management, customer relationship management, strategic data initiatives, outsourcing, and other transformational efforts.

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Dan Myers

IQ International

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Dan Myers

President, IQ International

Dan Myers is Principal Info Quality Educator at DQMatters- an eLearning organization focused on Information Quality training and consulting. Dan speaks internationally on topics of Information Quality, Blockchain, Data Governance, and Metadata Management.

In previous roles Dan has managed business intelligence teams, and lead architecture reviews of data management tools and implemented data governance programs. In his role at Farmers Insurance, he authored the Finance-led data governance policies, established the enterprise glossary and toolsets.

As the President of IQ International (iqint.org), Dan is focused on educating information quality professionals worldwide. Dan's fluency in Japanese enabled him to work in both the public and private sector in Japan. Dan received his MBA from the U.S.C. Marshall School of Business in 2009.

Contact: dan@DQMatters.com
Twitter: @kiwidankun or @dqmatters

Dan Power

State Street

Dan Power

Managing Director, Data Governance, Global Markets, State Street

Dan Power is Managing Director, Data Governance at State Street Global Markets.
Dan is a recognized expert in Data Governance. Prior to joining State Street, he was the principal consultant for Hub Designs where he focused on strategy development, solution delivery and thought leadership for master data management (MDM) and information / big data governance. Some of his recent clients include Apple, LPL Financial and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Dan is frequently an invited speaker at technology conferences and has written more than 35 articles and white papers on information management.


He studied Computer Science at Princeton University and has a B.S. in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.

 

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Daniel Ahn.

U.S. Department of State

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Daniel Ahn.

Chief Economist and Head of Data Analytics, U.S. Department of State

Daniel Bambagiotti

Daniel Bambagiotti

Zip

Daniel Bambagiotti

Daniel Bambagiotti

Head of Analytics & Data Science, Zip

Daniel Crowley

Steward Health Care

Daniel Crowley

Director of Strategic Analysis, Steward Health Care

Big data is fundamentally changing the way businesses operates and companies everywhere are developing the technical capacity to analyze the vast amounts of information they have captured, and they’re using the insights generated from that data to build stronger customer relationships, reach new customers and improve the bottom line.

A company must embrace analytics to keep pace with or outpace the business; it must become a natural part of the thought process. This will involve not only the adoption of new tools and techniques but also a change in mindset. However, the results will be worth the effort: data analytics can help the business improve its processes and deliver even better products and services. The journey begins with a simple realization which is the first challenge is the most obvious and that involves how to make sense of the mountains of available data and that’s where I come in.

Throughout my career as a respected leader, I have helped companies by building predictive models and creating sales forecasts with strong teams and cross-functional partners, translating the results to simple recommendations and gaining buy-in from C-level leadership. With a background in both business and technology, I bring together the business and technical sides to create solutions that build consensus.

With both an analytical and a creative mindset, I constantly explore new technologies to develop new approaches to data analysis and contextualization. Innovations often fail at first, so I like to do this independently until I know what works. This helps me define and personally own the risks associated with innovation. I also use it as a teaching opportunity for junior team members. Mentoring and training others gives me great satisfaction when I see them flourish.

Daniel Marzouk

Aegis General Insurance Agency

Daniel Marzouk

SVP Data Science, Aegis General Insurance Agency

Daniel Vaughan

Airbnb

Daniel Vaughan

Data Science Lead Latam, Airbnb

Daniel Vaughan is the head of data science function for Airbnb in Latin America. He is the author of Analytical Skills for AI & Data Science. Building Skills for an AI-driven Enterprise, published by O'Reilly Media (Apr, 2020). Previously he was Chief Data Officer and Head of Data Science at Telefonica Mexico. Before, he held positions as Senior Data Scientist at Banorte, and Economic Researcher at Banco de Mexico. He is passionate about finding new ways to translate business problems into prescriptive solutions, as well as strategies to speed up the transition to a data-driven culture. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University (NYU) and has taught technical and non-technical courses at NYU (USA and UAE), Universidad de los Andes and Universidad ICESI (Colombia), CIDE and TEC de Monterrey (Mexico). He regularly lectures on the material of this book to MBA students at EGADE Business School in Mexico City.

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Daniel Wertheimer

Absa

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Daniel Wertheimer

Data Scientist, Absa

Daniel Wertheimer is the lead data scientist within data engineering for the Absa Group. Liaising with the  business and engineering teams, he has delivered valuable solutions across the Absa group. Alongside his day job, Daniel aims to educate and discuss data science through his website and social media.

Dante Tellez

Chubb

Dante Tellez

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Chubb

Dante Tellez Guevara is the Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Chubb.  Dante is an Analytics expert with more than 17 years of professional experience.  Within his role, he is responsible for Data Strategy, Data Science, Data Management, Data Quality, & Governance all implemented with a vision of secure data democratization to get the best data capitalization possible.  Dante has previously held roles at Yahoo, Hewlett Packard, Tyco & others.

Dante Tellez

Chubb

Dante Tellez

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Chubb

Dante Tellez Guevara is the Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Chubb.  Dante is an Analytics expert with more than 17 years of professional experience.  Within his role, he is responsible for Data Strategy, Data Science, Data Management, Data Quality, & Governance all implemented with a vision of secure data democratization to get the best data capitalization possible.  Dante has previously held roles at Yahoo, Hewlett Packard, Tyco & others.

Dario Giugliano

TOTAL GAS & POWER

Dario Giugliano

Head of Data, Reporting & BI, TOTAL GAS & POWER

Dario Giugliano is a Data and Reporting Manager at Total Gas and Power specifically focused on supporting and transforming his organization through Data and Analytics.

He leads a team of 12 people working on Data Engineering, Business Intelligence and Analytics for businesses located in 3 different countries. After spending the initial years of his career working in the banking and media sectors in Italy as Back End and Front End engineer, Dario moved to London and fell in love with the world of Data and Analytics where he was able to quickly move from a developer position to become the manager of his team.

When not travelling, Dario enjoys hanging out with family and friends, playing football, reading a good book and planning for the next adventure with the wife.

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Darren Pedroza

First Command Financial Services

First Command. Darren Pedroza

Darren Pedroza

VP, Enterprise Data and Analytics, First Command Financial Services

Darren Pedroza is the Vice President of Enterprise Data and Analytics at First Command Financial Services. He provides full data oversight for the enterprise and is responsible to lead the organization in enabling data driven decision making and utilizing analytics to develop actionable insight. In his role, Darren spearheads the data practices for Data Governance, Enterprise Analytics, Data Science, Data Management and Data Architecture.

Prior to his time with First Command, Darren led global technology teams. Darren held software engineering and leadership positions in financial services throughout his career. He excels in building effective teams providing business solutions while reducing operations risk, cost and delivery times. He has championed the efficient use of data as reusable services, business analytics and modern quality assurance approaches; all powered by applying automation in the software development lifecycle. Darren has an eye for innovation and maintains a healthy level of creativity. He is recognized for his passion for innovation, developing talent and organizational leadership.

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Darshan Shah.

State of Indiana

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Darshan Shah.

Chief Data Officer, State of Indiana

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Darshil Mehta

Bupa

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Darshil Mehta

Head of Data Strategy, Bupa

David Armando López Noria

Altán Redes

David Armando López Noria

Head of Big Data and Data Science, Altán Redes

Científico de Datos de formación, David López integra una visión integral del manejo de los datos: Orientado a las necesidades de información para satisfacer metas de negocio, conjunta un marco de gobierno de datos en la empresa, la ciencia de datos para proveer insights y el Big Data para la obtención y procesamiento de datos. Ha participado en proyectos de diversa índole, como Telco, Marina, Salud, Educación y Banca, siempre buscando entregar accionables de información de valor que beneficien a las organizaciones y a la Sociedad. Actualmente es responsable del área de Big Data y proyectos de Data Science y está desarrollando el aplicar Ciencia de Datos para la autogestión del gobierno de datos.

David Dammberger

MKOPA Solar

David Dammberger

Chief Strategy & Data Officer, MKOPA Solar

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David Miller

Seven West Media

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David Miller

David Miller, Director, Data & Business Insights, Seven West Media

 

 

Driveline - David Orzolek

David Orzolek

Driveline Retail Merchandising

Driveline - David Orzolek

David Orzolek

VP Employee Relations, Driveline Retail Merchandising

Passionately leading employer branding, corporate social responsibility, talent acquisition, human capital management, and retail logistics programs. My professional achievements are a modest reflection of the great teams I am part of.

The best letter of reference I have ever received was written by an employee that did not know my name; only that I had made the time to show compassion and helped because I could.

True character is what we do in the dark as an individual, an employer, and as a community.

David Puente

Arca Continental

David Puente

Chief Data Officer, Arca Continental

MBA David Puente, 12 años de experiencia en la industria de Bebidas con trayectoria en BI, Pricing, Brand Management, Estrategia Comercial y Ciencia de Datos, actualmente Director de Analítica en Arca Continental (Chief Data Officer) como responsable de las áreas de las áreas de gobierno de datos, business intelligence y ciencia de datos. Responsable del despliegue de la estrategia de datos a lo alrgo de la compañía, sinedo esta la 3er embotelladora de Coca-Cola más grande del mundo.

 

David Singh, Partner, CSPN

David Singh

CSPN

David Singh, Partner, CSPN

David Singh

Partner, CSPN

David Singh is a Partner with CSPN which is a customer-focused training and advisory firm that helps organizations create remarkable customer experience. David is an experience-driven executive who has built and lead client-facing teams in a range of Fortune 500 and mid-market companies. David has served as a corporate and organizational strategy consultant with Deloitte Inc where he helped clients navigate the financial and human capital impacts of mergers and acquisitions. David has held progressively senior roles within high-growth technology, energy, and consumer finance companies where he has built and led sales, marketing, operations, finance, and customer care teams. David is passionate about helping leaders and organizations simplify their strategy to ensure alignment between internal and external stakeholders and ultimately drive traction towards happy clients and team-members.

David holds degrees from Huron University College at Western University and the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and is co-author of Hitting Stryde: An Early Career Gen-Y Career Survival Guide.

David Thomas

HSBC (UK)

David Thomas

EMEA Chief Data Officer, HSBC (UK)

David Yasli

REWE Digital GmbH

David Yasli

Chief Product Owner eCom, REWE Digital GmbH

Experience and know-how in (mobile) internet, e-commerce, multi-project management, team leading & coaching and management skills // agile mindset, strong self-motivation and high claim for quality of work.

Specialties: IPMA Level C project management certification
 

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Debbie Henderson

QUT

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Debbie Henderson

former Chief Data Officer, QUT

Debiprasad Roy

Allogene Therapeutics

Debiprasad Roy

Senior Director, R&D Technology Platforms, Data Analytics & Programming, Allogene Therapeutics

BNY Mellon. Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams

BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon. Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams

Director of Data Strategy, BNY Mellon

Debbie Williams is a Director in the Chief Data Office at BNY Mellon, where she has responsibility for global Risk Management data. She is a financial technology expert with more than 25 years of direct experience in financial services and related technology companies. In addition to advising banks and technology companies on risk management and trading technologies, she built three companies dedicated to this work, serving clients in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

She spent much of her career advising on market trends, product positioning and strategy for both established products and startups/new market entrants as well as guiding financial institutions on technology adoption. Prior to BNY Mellon, Debbie directed the marketing and business development efforts for the Risk Analytics business at S&P Capital IQ. She was Head of Marketing and Business Development at R2 Financial Technologies (which was acquired by S&P Capital IQ in 2012), responsible for market strategy and competitive intelligence, as well as partnerships and channel sales efforts.

Before joining R2, Debbie was the Director of the Basel II Program for RBS Citizens Bank, overseeing the implementation of process and technology in support of the bank's compliance efforts. While there, she supervised a team of up to 300 and managed a significant capital budget.  Before RBS, Debbie was co-founder and COO of Meridien Research, where she grew the firm’s capital markets client base and research library, along with responsibilities for administration, sales and marketing. Her published works addressed market and credit risk, asset liability management, operational risk management systems, as well as profitability systems, payment systems, and a variety of trading room applications. Williams was a founding member of TowerGroup and also spent 4 years in Tokyo as Head of Planning for Citicorp Investment Bank’s Technology and Operations Group. Williams began her career as an equity trader for Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers in Tokyo. 

Debbie has authored articles for numerous industry publications. Additionally, she has contributed to five books on risk management and regularly presented at industry conferences on risk management topics.  Ms. Williams is a member of the steering committee and previous regional director for the Boston region and a founding member of PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association). She is a member of the IAQF (International Association of Quantitative Finance) Advisory Board.

Debbie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Vassar College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

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Dee Samra

Liberty Global

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Dee Samra

VP Pan European IT Director, Data Governance and Quality, Liberty Global

Professional Bio

A Data Leader; focussed on Strategy, People Leadership, Process and Project/ Programme Delivery Management in a Technical Data Driven Organisation

An enthusiastic professional individual with excellent proven skills in leadership and management, with specific experience in the Data Management arena in the Telecom Industry. Strong leadership skills coupled with a natural ability to assimilate and interpret complex problems.

Specialties: Experience in: Data Governance, Data Quality, Strategy, Planning, Vendor management, Outsource management, Technical recruitment and IT Service Delivery.

Qualifications: iTIL v3, Prince 2 Practitioner
 

Last Corinium Event Attended: Augmented Intelligence Roundtable

Deepna Devkar

CNN

Deepna Devkar

VP, Data Science & Engineering , CNN

Deirdre Boyle

BankVic

Deirdre Boyle

Chief Product & Marketing Officer, BankVic

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Del van Rooyen

Investec

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Del van Rooyen

Head: Identity & Access Governance, Investec

Del van Rooyen has roughly 20 years’ experience in Governance and Information Security. He has been with Investec for 10 years, previously acting as Governance and Security Officer for ICIB, before starting his current role four years ago. 

Del Van Rooyen

Del van Rooyen

Investec

Del Van Rooyen

Del van Rooyen

Head: Identity and Access Management, Investec

Denia Pelayo

Raymond James

Denia Pelayo

VP Talent Management, Raymond James

As the Vice President of Talent Management, Denia Pelayo is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the firm’s talent, performance and organizational development solutions. She has over 18 years combined experience as a consultant and leader in various Human Resources functions. Prior to her current financial services experience, Denia held similar roles in other fortune 500 companies in the utility and hospitality industries, along with her work in non-profit organizations. She also has a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida.

 

Dennis Kessler

European Stability Mechanism

Dennis Kessler

Principal, Lead for Data Governance, European Stability Mechanism

Denver Naidoo

Old Mutual Insure

Denver Naidoo

Chief Data Officer, Old Mutual Insure

Dessalen Wood

Thoughtexchange

Dessalen Wood

Chief People Officer, Thoughtexchange

Dessalen Wood, CHRP, is an innovative HR executive, seasoned speaker, and coach. She specializes in passionately leading Learning and Development and Human Resources teams at some of North America’s most-respected organizations. Dessalen has over 25 years of experience in national corporations such as Reitman’s Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company, The Children’s Place and The Disney Stores. In 2019 she left her role as Vice President, Talent Development at Cineplex Entertainment to join Thoughtexchange in the newly created role of Chief People Officer. Thoughtexchange’s community intelligence software empowers leaders to find common ground, inspire trust and use data to make decisions that get genuine support.
In her tenure, Cineplex was a 3-time winner of the Waterstone Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Culture award, in addition to having been recognized by the Retail Council of Canada, with their award for Talent Development in 2015.
Throughout her career, Dessalen has coached senior leaders and built teams from the ground up, in addition to designing and delivering multiple original programs. The results have been engaging corporate cultures and high performing leaders at all levels.

Detlef Nauck

BT

Detlef Nauck

Head of AI & Data Science Research, BT

Specialities: Data Science, Machine Learning, AI, Ethics in AI, Computational Intelligence, Best Practice in Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, R&D, Research Management. 

Di Mayze

WPP

Di Mayze

Global Head of Data & AI, WPP

Diana Ortiz Sorchini

HSBC

Diana Ortiz Sorchini

Head of IT Group Functions & Cloud Services, HSBC

Líder y estratega en Tecnología para el sector financiero. Actualmente dirige la estrategia de adopción de Nube para LAM en HSBC, en donde se ha desempeñado en diferentes cargos y áreas a lo largo de los 13 años que ha participado con la organización.  Diana ha comprometido su carreara a desarrollar e impulsar estrategias de transformación organizacional que tienen como objeto replantear la entrega de valor al cliente y usuarios en el sector financiero logrando cambiar los paradigmas del rol de IT en la compañía.  En su rol como líder de Cloud, Diana se ha especializado en el desarrollo de marcos de migración hacia nube, así como en implementar los activadores tecnológicos y no tecnológicos para la transición tanto tecnológica, regulatoria, como operativa y de gobierno.

Diego Díaz Mendoza

AVIANCA

Diego Díaz Mendoza

Head of Data Analytics, AVIANCA

Diego Iturralde

Diego Iturralde

Statistics South Africa

Diego Iturralde

Diego Iturralde

Chief Director: Demography, Statistics South Africa

Heading up a demography division at a national statistics agency is an exciting challenge with I am fortunate to do. The major deliverable I am responsible for is of annual population estimates which take all population dynamics into account for such a purpose. In addition to that I take a particular interest in issues related to migration, its measurement, analysis and management. I currently serve on positions on structures of the IOM and the UN Statistics Division related to migration and am an advocate for better migration data to quell anti-immigrant sentiment and to inform policy more effectively. 

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Diego Jahn

LATAM AIRLINES

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Diego Jahn

Chief Analytics & Data Officer, LATAM AIRLINES

Diego Jahn is the Chief Analytics & Data Officer (CADO) at LATAM Airlines, the leading Airline in Latin America and one of the top carrier in the world

As CADO, Diego leads a team of Data Engineers, Data Scientists & Architects to generate value from data using Machine Learning techniques incluidng solutions for demand forecasting, predictive maintenance and recommendation systems.

Before this role, Diego held positions in operations, planning, network, finance and loyalty, where he led several strategic projects.

Born in 1983 in Vina del Mar, Chile. With a M.S degree in Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and a MBA from INSEAD, France.

Diego Oppenheimer

Algorithmia

Diego Oppenheimer

CEO & Founder, Algorithmia

Diego Oppenheimer, founder and CEO of Algorithmia, is an entrepreneur and product developer with an extensive background in all things data. Prior to founding Algorithmia he designed, managed and shipped some of Microsoft’s most used data analysis products including Excel, Power Pivot, SQL Server and Power BI.

Diego holds a Bachelors degree in Information Systems and a Masters degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Diego Sebastian Sanchez Lemos

Mabe Corporativo

Diego Sebastian Sanchez Lemos

Head of E-Business & Omnichannel - Latin America and Canada, Mabe Corporativo

Currently I am leading E-business Team (Marketing, Operations, IT, Finance and Marketing).
Implementation Leader in the global digital transformation / omnichannel program 2019/2020
Establish a sustainable long-term business strategy to achieve the expected profitability objectives based on data Analysis
Generate a digital training plan that allows to develop digital profiles in the company
Start the Digital strategy in Central America
Responsible for P&L per country. Over 60 million dollars in annual turnover.

Academic

  • UABC Baja California, Degree in Economics, 2008/2012. Graduated with honors. 94.23/100
  • Master in Econometrics Applied SAEJEE Business School. 95.4 / 100
  • Certified in Program “Digital Media and Marketing” (Duke University) 2017 – 2018

Certifications / Courses / Languages

  • Ad words Certified & Analytics. Google https://goo.gl/HWDJ8A
  • SPSS, Eviews, Lenguaje R, Sql SAEJEE Business School
  • Html, Css, Sass, Javascript (Basic Level)
  • Advanced English. B2 labor and cultural exchange at Cork English Academy, Cork, Ireland.
  • Solid Experience in E-Commerce Platforms Management (Vtex Shopify Magento SapCommerce)



Diego Vallarino, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, SCOTIABANK

Diego Vallarino

Scotiabank

Diego Vallarino, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, SCOTIABANK

Diego Vallarino

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Scotiabank

Diego es Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDO) de Scotiabank Uruguay, ex Data & Analytics Director de Equifax Uruguay, y ha sido consultor senior internacional para el BID, Banco Mundial, y PNUD durante 10 años. Tiene +5 años en responsabilidad de C-Level, +8 años en Advance Data Analytics, +18 años de experiencia en el Diseño e Implementación de Nuevos Proyectos con un fuerte componente de Innovación, Tecnología  y Analytics. Ha trabajado liderando equipos multidisciplinarios y multiculturales en Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, USA, y Uruguay.

Escribe habitualmente para la Revista Forbes (México, desde 2014), es autor del libro “Innovando desde el Sur: Cómo las empresas de América Latina enfrentan la nueva competencia” (2005). Desde el 2014 es miembro de la Red Sudamericana de Economía Aplicada. Ha sido profesor invitado en los programas de MBA de la UAI (Chile), del IEEM (Uruguay), de la UdelaR (Uruguay), Universidad ORT (Uruguay), Universidad Americana (Paraguay) y de la FIU (Miami, USA).

  • PhD Applied Economics / Cliometrics – Universidad Torcuato Di Tella – Argentina
  • MSc in Data Management & Technology Innovation – Universidad de Barcelona
  • MBA full time – Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez – Chile
  • Licenciado en Administración - Contador – FCEA - UdelaR - Uruguay

Posgrados académicos (no educación ejecutiva)

  • SEE, Babson College, USA
  • GCP, The Wharton School, USA
  • MOC, Microeconomics of Competitivness, Harvard Business School, USA
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Diego Vallarino

Scotiabank

Diego Vallarino[1831]

Diego Vallarino

Chief Data Science, Scotiabank

Diego es Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDO) de Scotiabank Uruguay, ex Data & Analytics Director de Equifax Uruguay, y ha sido consultor senior internacional para el BID, Banco Mundial, y PNUD durante 10 años. Tiene +5 años en responsabilidad de C-Level, +8 años en Advance Data Analytics, +18 años de experiencia en el Diseño e Implementación de Nuevos Proyectos con un fuerte componente de Innovación, Tecnología  y Analytics. Ha trabajado liderando equipos multidisciplinarios y multiculturales en Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, USA, y Uruguay.

Escribe habitualmente para la Revista Forbes (México, desde 2014), es autor del libro “Innovando desde el Sur: Cómo las empresas de América Latina enfrentan la nueva competencia” (2005). Desde el 2014 es miembro de la Red Sudamericana de Economía Aplicada. Ha sido profesor invitado en los programas de MBA de la UAI (Chile), del IEEM (Uruguay), de la UdelaR (Uruguay), Universidad ORT (Uruguay), Universidad Americana (Paraguay) y de la FIU (Miami, USA).

  • PhD Applied Economics / Cliometrics – Universidad Torcuato Di Tella – Argentina
  • MSc in Data Management & Technology Innovation – Universidad de Barcelona
  • MBA full time – Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez – Chile
  • Licenciado en Administración - Contador – FCEA - UdelaR - Uruguay

Posgrados académicos (no educación ejecutiva)

  • SEE, Babson College, USA
  • GCP, The Wharton School, USA
  • MOC, Microeconomics of Competitivness, Harvard Business School, USA
Diksha

Diksha Somai Pillay

Anglo American

Diksha

Diksha Somai Pillay

Lead Digital and Data Operations : Global Shared Services, Anglo American

Dineo Tsatsimpe

MTN

Dineo Tsatsimpe

Senior Specialist: Data Architecture, MTN

• Architect next-generation Big Data & Advanced Analytics framework - developed on a group of core technologies, i.e. Hadoop, NoSQL etc.
• Develop and maintain the Information Architecture Conceptual Framework
• Define latest generation Data Warehousing including Data repositories such as Data Reservoir
• Align the Information Architecture Framework to the overall EA framework
• Develop EA standards for Information/Data, Application and Technology
• Develop EA landscape or blueprint to support business strategy
• Contribute to the development of architecture governance processes
• Develop architecture domain roadmaps
• Translate business requirements for execution partners (internal/external)
• Obtain solution design approvals from architecture governance structures/councils
• Ensure project compliance with EA principles and standards
• Develop, refine and maintain Enterprise Information Architecture models
• Develop and implement Information Solutions Architecture
• Provide solution architecture and solution design consulting services
• Translate business requirements into functional and non-functional requirements
• Develop ECM taxonomies for various business areas
• Ensure design integrity of the EA domain architectures
• Architecture Repository Management
• Align business requirements to shared and re-usable technology solutions
 

Dineo Tsatsimpe

MTN

Dineo Tsatsimpe

Senior Specialist: Data Architecture, MTN

Dino Bernicchi

Home Choice International

Dino Bernicchi

Head of Data Science, Home Choice International

50+ Data Science & AI projects, including productionized solutions for large corporates TFG, Woolworths, Standard Bank, HomeChoice, Chevron: Real-time Deep Learning, Recommender Systems, AutoML Platform, Reinforcement Learning 

Dino Bernicchi

HomeChoice International

Dino Bernicchi

Head of Data Science, HomeChoice International

 
Dino has worked on 50+ Data Science and AI projects, including productionized solutions for large corporates TFG, Woolworths, Standard Bank, HomeChoice and Chevron (Real-time Deep Learning, Recommender Systems, AutoML Platform, Reinforcement Learning).In October 2018, Dino established the HomeChoice Group's Data Science and AI Team, which has taken the group from zero to 12 automated Machine Learning Solutions and developed several AI Assets.His talk at DataCon 2020 will cover this journey.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernicchi/

Dominic Albrecht

Digital Planet

Dominic Albrecht

Head of Analytics, Digital Planet

My professional career has taken me through numerous industries and allowed me to gain insight into the various facets of the working world, mainly in the operations and technology areas. I am able to say with confidence that my most rewarding experiences have been contributing to my clients and staff successes by exceeding their expectations.

I aim to continue to build meaningful mutually beneficial relationships which are the foundations for the way I choose to conduct business. Some of my proudest achievements are related to the new departments I have been involved in establishing, all of which have gone on to become integral to the success of the various businesses.  

My time at Digital Planet has been spent mostly in the technology area of the business, dealing with business analysis, business intelligence and analytics, systems development and process improvement.
I am passionate about data usage, and the full spectrum of the data industry from visualization through to cloud data warehousing and data science, and whatever the AI future brings for us. I am also a campaigner for data literacy advancement as I firmly believe that this area holds huge potential for current general business users as well as a differentiation for the country in the global technology game.

Specialties: Operations, Process mapping and improvement implementation, Data modelling and interpretation, Analysis and problem solving, project and change management
 

Dominic Fortin

Co-Operators

Dominic Fortin

AVP Business Intelligence Solutions & Data Strategy, Co-Operators

Dominic Fortin is a graduate in actuarial mathematics with more than 25 years of experience in data, architecture, project development and more specifically with 15 years of experience only in BI. In the last few years, he has led various analytics teams in the areas of statistics, forecasting and pure BI. Dominic joined the Co-Operators, a leading insurer in Canada early 2015. He is now senior director of BI solutions and advanced analytics, leading a team of 45 talented analytics individuals.

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Donna DiDomenico

Amtrak

Amtrak - Donna DiDomenico

Donna DiDomenico

AVP Learning, Development and Performance , Amtrak

Award-winning human resources leader with significant success in driving business strategy and change for both Fortune 500 and startup organizations across various industries. Provide leadership and expertise across all phases of Human Resources. Strong background in creating HR systems and processes focused on people engagement, cultural transformation, career planning and development, and talent management to revitalize operations, increase revenues, enhance profitability, and promote employee satisfaction.

Select Accomplishments
• HR Leader for Amtrak’s Cultural Transformation, engaging 20,000 people to evolve to caring.
• Restructured Amtrak’s HR Department to Deliver Key Initiatives related to organization’s strategy.
• Restructured Amtrak’s NE Corridor Line business to align with organization’s strategic plan.
• Created long-term succession plan for 100+ key leadership roles for Amtrak’s NE Corridor business.
• Reduced time to fill 90%, improved employee retention and slashed turnover 90% for Amtrak.
• Member of leadership team, opening new business platforms for Vitamin Shoppe and W.W. Grainger.

Core Competencies
• People Leadership • Cultural Transformation • Executive Coaching
• Integrated HR Strategy • Strategic Thinking • People Engagement
• Organization Development •Talent Management • Leadership Development
• Learning & Development • Workforce Planning • Total Rewards

Donna Roy, US Department of Homeland Security

Donna Roy

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Donna Roy, US Department of Homeland Security

Donna Roy

Interim Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Najma Ali is Executive Agency Counsel for the New York City Department of Social Services’ Office of Legal Affairs where she has provided agency-wide legal counsel on issues related to privacy and confidentiality, among other legal practice areas.  Najma’s prior legal experience also includes serving as Associate General Counsel in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations where she advised on data privacy and data security issues related to citywide data integration initiatives. Najma began her legal career practicing civil litigation for the City of New York.

Najma has been a Continuing Legal Education speaker at the invitation of the New York Unified Court System and New York State Public Welfare Association on topics including HIPAA, Data Privacy and Guardianship proceedings. Najma was also a panelist on “Practicing in the Guardianship part of the New York Supreme Court” sponsored by the New York City Bar Association. Najma was a guest speaker at the 2018 Chief Data & Analytics Government Conference where she presented on the topic overcoming data silos.

Najma received her law degree from Fordham University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  She is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey, in addition to the United States Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey.

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Dorit Posdorf

Outfittery

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Dorit Posdorf

Chief Marketing Officer, Outfittery

Dorit is an experienced insights & analytics expert with a demonstrated history of working in the apparel and fashion industry.  Dorit is skilled in Insights, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Go-to-market Strategy, and Business Transformation.  She has a strong focus on Analytics and data-based business shaping roles.

Doron Reuter

ING

Doron Reuter

Chief Product Owner Advanced Analytics, ING

Doron Reuter is Chief Product Owner within the ING Wholesale Banking Advanced Analytics Group, working with a world class group of people to bring data driven algorithmic products to market that disrupt wholesale banking. Doron loves solving wholesale banking business and user challenges by applying big data technologies, advanced analytics and sound design principles.

Doug Mitarotonda

Outlier AI

Doug Mitarotonda

VP of Analytics, Outlier AI

Doug helps our team and customers understand their data. He has been connecting people with data his whole career in various industries: sports and live entertainment (Qcue), electric power industry (The Brattle Group), and climate change policy (NYSDEC).

Doug received his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. He also holds an M.Eng. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Asian Studies, from Cornell University.

Dr Andrew Peterson

The Warehouse Group

Dr Andrew Peterson

Head of Group Data Science, The Warehouse Group

Andrew's career is focussed on helping organisations profit from advanced analytics and data science. His business experience was grounded through formal training in business improvement as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and the focus that role places on maximising business value and achieving strategic and operational objectives. His expertise in advanced analytics and data science comes from 15 years in academic research and 15 years’ experience applying his knowledge of the scientific method, statistical and mathematical modelling, and complex systems analysis to leverage high-value opportunities in a variety of domains in the industrial, retail and healthcare sectors. A technical pragmatist at heart, he always advocates for the simplest, most straightforward approaches to solving complex business challenges – whether that involves classical statistics or cutting-edge machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Dr Anna Cohen

Taylor Fry

Dr Anna Cohen

Director, Health Analytics, Taylor Fry

Anna Cohen is a Director in Health Analytics at analytics and actuarial consultancy Taylor Fry, and specialises in leading complex quantitative analysis and data-linkage projects in the Health Sector. She supports her clients in making evidence-based decisions to improve the sustainability and quality of their services, and has worked in health analytics and modelling for more than 10 years.

Anna’s recent projects include pricing of hospital services for activity based funding, population disease risk modelling, advising on digital health analytics, and developing analytics strategy for health organisations.

She has previously led an analytics team at the Cancer Institute of NSW and holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics, which involved mathematical modelling of cardiovascular disease.

Dr Catherine Lopes

AGL Energy

Dr Catherine Lopes

Head of Advanced Analytics (Data Science & Machine Learning), AGL Energy

David Rankin

Dr David Rankin

Cabrini

David Rankin

Dr David Rankin

Clinical Informatics Director, Cabrini

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Dr David Stockdale

The University of Queensland

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Dr David Stockdale

Deputy Director - Infrastructure Operations and Director, AusCERT, The University of Queensland

Dr Denisha Jairam-Owthar

City of Joburg

Dr Denisha Jairam-Owthar

CIO, City of Joburg

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Dr Denisha Jairam-Owthar

City of Johannesburg

Denisha - DBSA

Dr Denisha Jairam-Owthar

CIO: Metro Services, City of Johannesburg

Dr Ehsan Warriach

Vezeeta (Egypt)

Dr Ehsan Warriach

Director of Data Science, Vezeeta (Egypt)

13 years of Research & Development experience in machine learning, data modeling (diagnostic, descriptive, predictive, prescriptive, and cognitive analytics), natural language processing, image analysis, sentiment analysis, video analytics, big data monetization, pattern recognition, and customer segmentation and profiling.

Managing Enterprise Artificial Intelligence and Data Science function to improve the organization operation and planning processes by creating and sharing the knowledge and by developing innovative solutions.

Report periodically to the higher management on progress made in deploying Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics services and solutions, provisioning of data across the organization, adoption and satisfaction rate.

Experienced to oversee Govt. entities open, shared, confidential and secret data classification and provisioning activities.

Experienced to deliver Data products for Business use cases; this include the data storage, data transformation and data processing of large volume of structured and unstructured data.

Participated in several FP7 and H2020 European Union research programs and Dutch projects.

Ian Oppermann

Dr Ian Oppermann

NSW Department of Customer Service

Ian Oppermann

Dr Ian Oppermann

Chief Data Scientist, NSW Department of Customer Service

Dr Jamie Gabriel

Cancer Institute NSW

Dr Jamie Gabriel

Manager, Data Governance, Cancer Institute NSW

Jamie Gabriel is the Manager of Data Governance and Data Custodian of NSW Cancer data in the NSW Cancer Institute. He is responsible for managing the security, use, and integrity of all data assets in the Institute, and is project lead of the Institute's Metadata Repository (CIDA) Project.

Prior to his role in the Cancer Institute, Jamie worked for many years in the University sector, often working on software and analytics projects, as well as lecturing. Jamie has extensive experience in the architecture and deployment of scalable open source data science environments, and has a knack for building passionate data science teams.

Jamie also holds a PhD in field of Music Information Retrieval, and is the creator of the open source Stelupa Music Search Engine project. In his spare time he loves writing clean code and generally trying to keep up with the ever changing world of data science.

Jamie Gabriel

Dr Jamie Gabriel

Cancer Institute NSW

Jamie Gabriel

Dr Jamie Gabriel

Manager, Data Governance, Cancer Institute NSW

Jamie Gabriel is the Manager of Data Governance and Data Custodian of NSW Cancer data in the NSW Cancer Institute. He is responsible for managing the security, use, and integrity of all data assets in the Institute, and is project lead of the Institute's Metadata Repository (CIDA) Project. Prior to his role in the Cancer Institute, Jamie worked for many years in the University sector, often working on software and analytics projects, as well as lecturing. Jamie has extensive experience in the architecture and deployment of scalable open source data science environments, and has a knack for building passionate data science teams. Jamie also holds a PhD in field of Music Information Retrieval, and is the creator of the open source Stelupa Music Search Engine project. In his spare time he loves writing clean code and generally trying to keep up with the ever changing world of data science

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Dr Kameron Christopher

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

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Dr Kameron Christopher

Chief Scientist - High Performance Computing and Data Science, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Kameron is Chief Scientist - High Performance Computing and Data Science at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). He holds a PhD across the fields of AI, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, and Music Signal Processing, and Masters degrees in AI for musical robotics and ambient intelligence - in which he led Google Research funded projects in real-time data streaming and analysis for scalable sensor networks.
 

Since moving to New Zealand from the US about 7 years ago, Kameron has been very active in growing data science and AI adoption and maturity. Kameron has been a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for companies such as AI Advisory, Intela AI, and Farrago AI and has been involved with other top NZ tech startups such as 8i (Virtual Reality), developing and implementing novel algorithms for machine learning and high performance computing. He is also a mentor in the Techstars Music Accelerator program in Los Angeles, helping to guide the strategies of start-ups integrating AI in their products.

Prior to joining NIWA, Kameron was a member of the Strategy and Enterprise Architecture Chapter at Westpac New Zealand. This function is responsible for translating organisational goals and visions into strategic architectures that mitigate risks, reduce costs, complexities, and enables innovation. As part of this function Kameron's passion was in leading data and analytics transformations to support innovation.
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Dr Kevin Ross

Precision Driven Health

Kevin Ross Orion Health

Dr Kevin Ross

CEO, Precision Driven Health

Kevin Ross is the CEO of Precision Driven Health, an award-winning multi-million dollar research partnership applying data science to enable precision health. Precision Driven Health establishes collaborations between clinicians, data scientists and technology companies to ensure that their work utilizes the latest advances in data analytics to generate health benefits and commercial opportunities. Kevin is also founder and chair of the New Zealand Data Science & Analytics Forum, a community of over 2,000 professionals committed to learning and sharing best practice analytics. He was previously Chief Scientist of Optimisation Modelling at Fonterra, where he led the development of analytics capability for New Zealand’s largest company, Associate Professor of Technology and Information Management at the University of California Santa Cruz, and a Principal Consultant for PA Consulting Group. He has worked across multiple sectors, including for NASA, Bell Labs, Eli Lilly and London Councils, and sits on several advisory boards. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, and a BSc(Hons) from the University of Canterbury.

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Dr Lance Emerson

Victorian Agency for Health Information

Lance Emerson

Dr Lance Emerson

CEO, Victorian Agency for Health Information

Dr Liz Dallimore

WA Data Science Innovation Hub

Dr Liz Dallimore

Director, WA Data Science Innovation Hub

Dr Mark Nasila

FNB

Dr Mark Nasila

Chief Analytics Officer: Chief Risk Office, FNB

Dr Pieter van der Walt

Discovery

Dr Pieter van der Walt

Data Integrity Manager, Discovery

Piyush

Dr Piyush Madhamshettiwar

Department of Transport Victoria

Piyush

Dr Piyush Madhamshettiwar

Practice & Capability Lead - Data Science & Analytics, Department of Transport Victoria

Piyush is a business focused lead data scientist and big data consultant with over 10 years of experience making data-driven discoveries, uncovering actionable insights and enabling decision-making to improve business outcomes. He was nominated for "ACS Digital Disruptors Awards - 2018". 

Piyush is currently working as a Practice and Capability Lead for AI, Data Science and Analytics at the Department of Transport (previously VicRoads). Recently, received a special recognition from Minister Jaala Pulford and her Deputy Secretaries of his work in AI in transportation and solving business problems around road safety and incidents management.

Piyush did his Ph.D. in Applied Machine Learning with a particular focus on complex systems, graph theory and analytics from The University of Queensland, followed by a prestigious CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive Post-Doctoral Fellowship to work on solving complex big data problems. He has published several high-impact papers in applied machine learning and graph analytics space and developed open-source data science tools & analytical platforms which attracted national media attention in 2012.  

Besides practising AI and data science, he is passionate about knowledge sharing & developing relevant learning paths with industry focus and mentoring teams to advance into their data career. He is a lead data science technical trainer and learning coach on data strategy and Industry 4.0 units at the Swinburne University.

Dr Piyush Madhamshettiwar

Department of Transport Victoria

Dr Piyush Madhamshettiwar

Practice & Capability Lead - Data Science & Analytics, Department of Transport Victoria

Piyush is a business focused lead data scientist and big data consultant with over 10 years of experience making data-driven discoveries, uncovering actionable insights and enabling decision-making to improve business outcomes. He was nominated for "ACS Digital Disruptors Awards - 2018". 
 
Piyush is currently working as a Practice and Capability Lead for AI, Data Science and Analytics at the Department of Transport (previously VicRoads). Recently, received a special recognition from Minister Jaala Pulford and her Deputy Secretaries of his work in AI in transportation and solving business problems around road safety and incidents management.

Piyush did his Ph.D. in Applied Machine Learning with a particular focus on complex systems, graph theory and analytics from The University of Queensland, followed by a prestigious CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive Post-Doctoral Fellowship to work on solving complex big data problems. He has published several high-impact papers in applied machine learning and graph analytics space and developed open-source data science tools & analytical platforms which attracted national media attention in 2012.  
 
Besides practising AI and data science, he is passionate about knowledge sharing & developing relevant learning paths with industry focus and mentoring teams to advance into their data career. He is a lead data science technical trainer and learning coach on data strategy and Industry 4.0 units at the Swinburne University.
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Dr Rowan Thomas

St Vincent’s Health Australia

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Dr Rowan Thomas

Group Chief Medical Information Officer, St Vincent’s Health Australia

Based in Melbourne, Rowan works as an anaesthetist at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and is a non-executive Director (Councillor) of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

 He is a member of the DHHS Clinical Informatics Advisory Group and is recognised for his commitment and contribution to education, research, informatics and technology design in clinical and non-clinical areas.

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Dr Samuel Rindell

Cigna

Cigna - Dr Samuel

Dr Samuel Rindell

Chief Operating Officer - Global Talent, Cigna

Dr Siamak Tafavogh

University of Technology, Sydney

Dr Siamak Tafavogh

Honorary Adjunct Academic, University of Technology, Sydney

Dr. Figen Ulgen

Woolworths NZ

Dr. Figen Ulgen

Head of Analytics and Insights, Woolworths NZ

Dr. Ulgen recently moved to New Zealand from the USA where she was a General Manager with Intel Corp working on Data Center innovation. She has experience in many different aspects of data and analytics starting with her PhD in Machine Learning. She has worked on speech recognition, natural language processing, facial recognition and smart user interfaces in Japan and Silicon Valley. Her broad work experience includes Management Consulting at McKinsey & Company, Cloud Product Management & Advanced Analytics Team Management at Microsoft. She is a founder of OpenHPC open source community that democratized supercomputing for the masses. Currently, Dr. Ulgen is the Head of Data and Analytics in Woolworths NZ where she is enjoying the fast paced world of retail analytics from supply chain to digital analytics.  

Dr. Nina Anchugina

Auckland University of Technology

Dr. Nina Anchugina

Senior Research Fellow (Data Science) and Deputy Director, Centre for Social Data Analytics (CSDA), Auckland University of Technology

Dr Nina Anchugina is a Senior Research Fellow (Data Science) and Deputy Director at the Centre for Social Data Analytics (CSDA) at Auckland University of Technology.  She has previously worked as an economist and data scientist in the banking, mining and social policy sectors and has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Auckland (2017).

CSDA is a translational research centre based at AUT and the University of Queensland, working on international projects that use data analytics for social good.  CSDA helps government agencies use rich data to address significant social challenges in sectors including child protection and homelessness, with a focus on careful and trusted data use. The centre is well known for delivering the Allegheny Family Screening Tool, a child protection predictive risk model built using administrative data, which has been used as a decision support tool in Allegheny County (PA, United States) since 2016.

At CSDA Nina leads translational predictive risk modelling research projects with human services agencies and takes a lead role on operations and strategy.

Dr. Patrick Carroll

hims & hers

Dr. Patrick Carroll

Chief Medical Officer, hims & hers

Dr. Patrick Carroll oversees all matters pertaining to provision of care, clinical outcomes, patient safety, healthcare information systems and strategic initiatives and programs that will enhance the HIMS-HERS care model. In addition, Dr. Carroll is instrumental in managing relationships with health systems and collaborating with the executive team in the development of new clinical programs.

Prior to joining HIMS-HERS in June of 2019 Dr. Carroll was the Group Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Walgreens. Over his 5 year tenure he oversaw retail clinics, healthcare strategy, health system collaborations, quality programs as well as the development of the Walgreens Healthcare Neighborhood initiative.

Prior to joining Walgreen’s in May 2014, Dr. Carroll served as the Chief Medical Officer of Integrated Care Partners, Hartford HealthCare’s clinical integration organization. He was also the Medical Director for Hartford HealthCare’s Medicare Shared Savings Program which currently has over 20,000 patients in a Medicare/CMS shared-risk pilot program. He played a key role in leading the Hartford HealthCare’s efforts in the transition to value-based care in a time of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

From 2010–2012, Dr. Carroll served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Granite Medical Group in Quincy, Massachusetts. Granite Medical Group is a 40-provider Multispecialty/Primary Care Group which is part of Atrius Health, a 1000 Medical Provider Group.

Dr. Carroll received his bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his residency training at Middlesex Hospital in family practice, where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Carroll is Board Certified in Family Practice and in Adolescent Medicine.



















Dumisani Mthimkhulu

Standard Bank

Dumisani Mthimkhulu

Head: SBG Data Asset Management, Standard Bank

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Ed Child

Studio Retail Limited

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Ed Child

Head of Enterprise Data, Studio Retail Limited

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Eddie Short

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, 02

Edgar Treviño

Walmart

Edgar Treviño

Data & Analytics Director / Head of Data Office, Walmart

Edgar cuenta con una trayectoria de más de 18 años en el ámbito digital, teniendo la oportunidad de dirigir equipos de alto desempeño en áreas como Plataformas y Canales Digitales, Mobile Advertising, Contenidos DOOH, eCommerce, Digital SVA´s.

Hoy es Miembro de la Oficina de Transformación Digital de Walmex y responsable de la Oficina de Datos con sus capítulos de Gobierno, Analítica, Plataformas y Procesos. Con la misión de habilitar la transformación, desde la oficina de datos se diseña, ejecuta e implementa la estrategia de datos de la compañía.

Es Ingeniero Industrial y de Sistemas por parte del Instituto Tecnológico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, además cuenta con un Master en Ciencias en Comercialización de Tecnología por la Universidad de Texas, en Austin.

Eduardo Garcés

L'Oréal

Eduardo Garcés

Head of Data Science & AI , L'Oréal

Científico de datos e ingeniero de aprendizaje automático con más de 7 años de experiencia. Eduardo ha laborado para empresas de talla mundial como Coca Cola y Televisa; actualmente lidera el área de Data Science, Inteligencia Artificial y Mercadotecnia en L'Oréal.

Eduardo Garcés

L'Oréal

Eduardo Garcés

Head of Data Science & AI , L'Oréal

Científico de datos e ingeniero de aprendizaje automático con más de 7 años de experiencia. Eduardo ha laborado para empresas de talla mundial como Coca Cola y Televisa; actualmente lidera el área de Data Science, Inteligencia Artificial y Mercadotecnia en L'Oréal.

JPMorgan. Ed Tong

Edward Tong, PhD

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan. Ed Tong

Edward Tong, PhD

VP, Applied AI & Machine Learning Lead, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Ehsan Warriach

Vezeeta

Ehsan Warriach

Director of Data Science, Vezeeta

13 years of Research & Development experience in machine learning, data modeling (diagnostic, descriptive, predictive, prescriptive, and cognitive analytics), natural language processing, image analysis, sentiment analysis, video analytics, big data monetization, pattern recognition, and customer segmentation and profiling.

Managing Enterprise Artificial Intelligence and Data Science function to improve the organization operation and planning processes by creating and sharing the knowledge and by developing innovative solutions.

Report periodically to the higher management on progress made in deploying Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics services and solutions, provisioning of data across the organization, adoption and satisfaction rate.

Experienced to oversee Govt. entities open, shared, confidential and secret data classification and provisioning activities.

Experienced to deliver Data products for Business use cases; this include the data storage, data transformation and data processing of large volume of structured and unstructured data.

Participated in several FP7 and H2020 European Union research programs and Dutch projects.

7 Journals and 23 conferences papers are published and under review.

Lived in multicultural and highly dynamic environments in various countries worldwide for the study and work such as Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.
 

Eileen Vidrine

United States Air Force (USA)

Eileen Vidrine

Chief Data Officer, United States Air Force (USA)

Eileen M. Vidrine is the Air Force Chief Data Officer, Headquarters, United States Air Force, Washington,
D.C. She develops and implements strategies for enterprise data management, analytics, and digital
transformation to optimize performance and drive innovation in and across all missions and operations.
Ms. Vidrine began her government career in 1986 as an enlisted member of the U.S. Army and was
commissioned in 1987 through the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Program as a Transportation
Officer. Later in her Army career, she was selected and integrated into the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps.
She began her civilian career as a senior faculty member at the Joint Military Intelligence College and led
the college’s technology transformation as the first Director for the Center for Educational Technologies.
From 2006 to 2012, Ms. Vidrine served in various positions of leadership at the Office of the Director of
National Intelligence (DNI) culminating as the Chief of Staff for the Assistant DNI for Human Capital. In
2012, she was selected to serve as the DoD Intelligence Community Enterprise Architect assigned to the
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Human Capital Management Office (HCMO),
and in 2014 assumed HCMO chief of staff responsibilities. In 2016, Ms. Vidrine was selected as a White
House Leadership Fellow, supporting the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel
Management. After her fellowship she was detailed to the Executive Office of the President Office of
Administration. Ms. Vidrine was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in June 2018.

Eldrid Jordaan

Eldrid Jordaan

GovChat.Org

Eldrid Jordaan

Eldrid Jordaan

Chief Executive Officer, GovChat.Org

Former Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Enterprises and Advisory Board Member at Mxit! United States of Department of State IVLP Alumni! 

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Elisabeth Zornes

Zendesk

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Elisabeth Zornes

Chief Customer Officer, Zendesk

Elisabeth Zornes is the Chief Customer Officer at Zendesk. She represents the collective voice of Zendesk’s customers and leads the teams responsible for helping customers onboard and maximize the benefits of the company’s growing product portfolio. She brings 20 years of experience as a leader in customer support, operations and services, most recently leading global customer support for Microsoft Office consumers, enterprise customers, and partners.

Elisabeth holds a masters degree in science and a minor in computer science from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany and extended executive education at the Harvard Business School and INSEAD for international business and global management and MIT's Executive MBA program at the Sloan School of Management.

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Elizabeth Hollinger

Aggreko

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Elizabeth Hollinger

Head of Analytics and BI, Aggreko

Elizabeth Kelly

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Elizabeth Kelly

Deputy Secretary, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Elizabeth Kelly commenced as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in October 2017, where she is responsible for innovation, digital strategy and industry support programmes.

Prior to this, Elizabeth was Deputy Secretary, Governance at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where she was responsible for machinery of government, Cabinet, legal policy and governance issues across the public service and coordination of support to the Prime Minister.

Elizabeth has previously served in two Deputy Secretary roles with the Attorney-General’s Department, firstly responsible for Civil Justice and Legal Services and then Strategic Policy and Coordination and ministerial support.

Before returning to the Australian Public Service in 2006, Elizabeth was the Director of Policy and Regulatory Services in the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety, responsible for legal policy advice to the ACT Government. She also served as the Director of Policy for the Northern Territory Attorney-General’s Department from 1996 to 2001, and was a Crown Prosecutor in the Serious Fraud Office, Fiji Director of Public Prosecutions in 1998.      

Elizabeth was admitted as a legal practitioner by the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1989, practising as a solicitor at Blake Dawson Waldron in 1989/1990, for the New South Wales Royal Commission into Productivity in the Building Industry from 1990 to 1992 and for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions from 1992 to 1996.

Elizabeth completed the Advanced Management program at the Harvard Business School in 2012. 

Elizabeth Puchek

USCIS

Elizabeth Puchek

Deputy Chief Data Officer, USCIS

Elmarie Jooste

Bestmed Medical Scheme

Elmarie Jooste

Executive Manager: Client Relations , Bestmed Medical Scheme

Elmarie’s career with Bestmed Medical Scheme started exactly 20 years ago (1 April 2000). Since then her role has changed, but was always linked to either client service, client relationship management or business process development. 

She has a passion for trying to change the unchangeable.

Eloy Sasot

Eloy Sasot

SODEXO

Eloy Sasot

Eloy Sasot

Group Chief Data Officer, SODEXO

Senior executive with successful track record in boosting business performance by leveraging the value of Data & AI. Now accelerating Data Transformation for Sodexo, a global business -67 countries, 470.000 people, 22b EUR revenue- with the noble purpose of Improving Quality of Life.

Driven trans-continental transformations resulting in substantial gains, and positioning of companies as innovators and industry leaders in data driven decision making. Once spacecraft orbit coder and pricer in financial services, then playing a "data science for business" leadership role in media, and now contributing to the digital transformation of Sodexo.

Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and collective performance. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services.

Group Chief Data Officer
* Leadership from inception of Data & AI Transformation Journey for Sodexo Group worldwide
* Definition of Data Strategy in collaboration with business lines, functions and geographies
** Group Data & AI Lab with end-to-end operating model
** Group Data Governance Office - Data Quality, Access, Compliance
** Data Acculturation programs at scale
** Data Partnership Ecosystem
** Data & AI Platform Technologies
* Reporting to Group Executive Committee; collaborating across activities and functions

Nationwide. Emigdio Zambada

Emigdio Zambada

Nationwide

Nationwide. Emigdio Zambada

Emigdio Zambada

Director of Data & Analytics, Nationwide

Emigdio Zambada is a Data & Analytics Director for Nationwide, supporting all business units, from a compliance and risk management perspectives. He’s in charge of delivering value by gathering insights using data and leveraging advanced analytics as well as uplifting the company capabilities in the use of technology. Previously he was the Global Head of IT audit and analytics for Whirlpool and before that he led the Internal Control analytics group at Siemens Financial Services. He has broad expertise in IT, operational as well as financial processes to support a wide range of business objectives, including internal controls over financial reporting, operational controls, SOX compliance, cybersecurity, privacy, regulatory requirements, compliance, risk management and business process effectiveness/efficiency. Big enthusiast of emerging technologies, agile and design thinking. History of developing long-lasting business relationships based on a foundation of trust, integrity, and consistent superior client service, while developing engaged talent.

Emilio Serra

Havas Media Group

Emilio Serra

Head of Group Data Science Innovation & Analytics, Havas Media Group

La pasión por las matemáticas, la estadística y probabilidad lo impulsa a innovar nuevos productos y modelos basados y sustentados en DATA SCIENCE.

Actuario de profesión, profesor de convicción que lo lleva a una constante búsqueda de aplicaciones prácticas de modelos que propongan alternativas de solución a problemas reales en diferentes industrias.

Enfocado inicialmente a la economía y finanzas, en evaluación de proyectos de inversión para Banamex, por lo que decidió obtener una especialidad a partir de un diplomado. En esa misma línea decide estudiar la Maestría en Ingeniería económica y financiera, logrando completar el conocimiento necesario para evaluar proyectos a excepción del estudio de mercado, lo que generó la inquietud de entenderlo, por lo que acepta una oferta en Nielsen para el servicio de auditorías Retail.

Es en Nielsen donde encuentro una mina de Data para explotar y en donde descubre su pasión por innovar, llevándolo a dirigir el área de estadística para los 6 países de Centro América, obteniendo como logro principal que la rentabilidad de la región estuviera en el Top 3 a nivel mundial.

Luego de 13 años en Nielsen, decide probar suerte en la industria de la perfumería y Cosmética de México, LatAm y Asia en Segmenta. Midiendo esta industria y entendiendo mercados diversos, desde el massmarket, pasando por el door to door y hasta el glamour del mercado selectivo, desarrolla una cartera de productos de analítica y estadísticos que fueron adecuados también para la industria farmacéutica y que permitió posicionar la empresa del rank 19 al rank 13 dentro de las principales agencias de investigación de mercados en México y LatAm. No solo se desempeñó como Director Estadística, sino logró ejercer la Dirección Comercial y de Marketing a nivel LatAm, sin olvidar su inquietud inicial: la innovación y desarrollo de producto basado en Data y Ciencia, lo que incide en tomar un nuevo reto en Havas Media Group inicialmente como Director de Research y actualmente como Head of Data & Innovation y Business Intelligence, donde desarrolla diversos productos y herramientas para la industria de medios, de los que se destacan 4 importantes:

  1. Modelo Bayesiano de Índices de digitalización en México "Chains"
  2. Modelo Estadístico multivariado (54 variables) base para la planeación y Understanding de categorías y marcas "LIVE & Vitality Index"
  3. Modelo Predictivo y de evaluación de contenidos por target "Content.iO", con el cual me hice acreedor del 1er lugar a nivel mundial en Data Summit Havas de Francia, y
  4. Recientemente, un modelo Crossmedia no sólo para la plataforma de Video, sino también para Publishig y Audio, que permite homologar métricas de Reach y TRP´s y optimiza la selección de vehículos multimedia a fin de maximizar el reach, minimizando el costo por punto de alcance
  5. Modelos econométricos y de Marketing Mix, así como modelos estructurales para entender las contribuciones de factores a los logros de KPIs de marketing o de negocio

Visión de la Industria: “Considero que hoy por hoy, la industria de los medios requiere en gran medida el uso y aplicación de la Ciencia de Datos que permita no sólo la toma de mejores decisiones, sino transformar la industria de manera ágil, sustentada y contundente.”

Emily Mason

FrankAdvice and Impact Lab

Emily Mason

Chief Executive and Co-founder, FrankAdvice and Impact Lab

Emily has worked in senior strategic and operational roles across central government to improve results from the front line to the Beehive. She is passionate about bridging the gap between understanding what works ,for whom, at what cost and organisational decision-making. Her past experience includes the Social Investment Agency, the Ministry of Education, ACC, and Statistics New Zealand.

Emily’s strengths include:
Producing high quality policy advice for Ministers, chief executives and senior decision makers
Coaching teams and managers in the technical aspects of working for government – policy thinking, writing and advising
Building values driven teams and organisations
Establishing relationships to drive collaboration and supportive practices between government agencies and stakeholders.

Emily has experience delivering bespoke training and workshops. She is a guest lecturer at Victoria University’s School of Business and Government as well as its Centre for Lifelong Learning. She is in demand as a conference speaker. Emily has an MPP from Victoria University, was awarded the Prime Minister’s Public Policy Prize (VUW) in 2004, and holds a BA in geography, education and anthropology from Auckland University.

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Emily Rogers

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Emily Rogers

US Director, Marketing, Brand and Digital, Norton Rose Fulbright

Emma Powell

Emma Powell

Accident Compensation Corporation

Emma Powell

Emma Powell

Chief Customer Officer, Accident Compensation Corporation

Emma joined ACC in 2010 and has been with ACC for the past 8 years. Emma is passionate about supporting genuine engagement between ACC and its customers and stakeholders, allowing us to achieve positive outcomes for all New Zealanders. As the Chief Customer Officer Emma is responsible for approximately 200 staff.

Before being in this role, Emma:

  • Held the role of Head of Injury Prevention Partnerships and Delivery where she had a focus across the violence, community, road, sport and falls portfolios. Emma was responsible for developing long lasting partnerships for ACC to make a significant difference in Injury Prevention.
  • Earlier in her career, Emma practised as a speech and language therapist and holds a Masters in Communication Disorders from Canterbury University.
Eric Burdullis, VP of Customer Experience, Lyft

Eric Burdullis

Lyft

Eric Burdullis, VP of Customer Experience, Lyft

Eric Burdullis

VP, CX, Lyft

Eric Burdullis currently serves as the VP of Customer Experience and Trust at Lyft where he leads all driver, rider, and safety support. Since joining Lyft in 2014, Eric has worked to build systems and teams that deliver best-in-class experiences for Lyft’s community of drivers and passengers -- even as the company scaled from 18M rides to 900M rides annually over the past 5.5 years. For the last three years, the team was named America’s Best Customer Service by Newsweek.
Prior to Lyft, Eric began his career in nonprofit management at Kiva.org, before growing the operations and service organization at early-stage start-up, FiveStars. He graduated with honors from Pepperdine University with a degree in International Business.
Eric resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Andi and is the proud father to two daughters, Lucy and Winnie, and pup parent to @princejackpup.

Eric Truntz

NEOS

Eric Truntz

Senior Principal, NEOS

As a Senior Principal at NEOS, Eric Truntz is responsible for positioning and implementing progressive technologies. Possessing a deep and diversified knowledge of the industry, he established and currently heads Emerging Technology at NEOS and is particularly passionate about enabling business users to make better decisions with high-quality and well-managed data assets.

Eric brings over 20 years of experience in IT strategy, delivery, and operations with an emphasis on data strategies and related technologies in the financial services industry.  Prior to joining NEOS, Eric led successful Enterprise Digital Commerce and Mobility teams, as well as Architecture Practice teams, where he delivered strategic, business-critical digital properties and mobility assets for Mutual Funds, Global Annuity, Group Benefits, Retirement Plans, Individual Life, Property Casualty, and Corporate divisions of The Hartford.

Peernova. Erika Lunceford

Erika Lunceford

PeerNova

Peernova. Erika Lunceford

Erika Lunceford

Head of Global Solutions Engineering, PeerNova

Erika Lunceford brings over 25 years of financial services and technology experience to PeerNova, ranging from small start-ups to large financial enterprises such as BNY Mellon. Erika’s most recent role was as BNY Mellon’s Head of the Silicon Valley Innovation Center, connecting business problems, people, clients, and solutions globally. These solutions included legacy integrations with APIs, Scaled Data Solutions, and Machine Learning and Data Science. During her time at BNY Mellon, she advocated for ways of working differently by connecting and curating teams earlier in the process and using tools like a well defined Business Architecture. Her marquee project was contributing to the Tri-Party Repo Infrastructure Reform as the Technology Program Manager, working across the organization and participating in the Operating Committee with the regulator, clients, investors, and consultants to create a new settlement model.

Eshmael Mpabanga

Eshmael Mpabanga

ABSA

Eshmael Mpabanga

Eshmael Mpabanga

Head of Digital Customer & Colleague Engagement, ABSA

Eshmael has 12 years of experience in financial services, delivering data-led customer solutions across digital platforms. he has a passion for leading teams and empowering them with global best practices to enable optimal solutions. Eshmael also has an in-depth knowledge of enhanced digital marketing strategy relating to the messaging industry on SMS, email, statements, web and mobile platforms, engaging mobile network operators and affiliated industry aggregators. He has demonstrated ability to drive culture change through colleague-first engagement across multiple in-house digital channels. Recognised expertise in organisational social media community management, query and complaints resolution at first point of contact (FPOC). Polished skill set rooted in adaptability, empathy, and resilience—gained from working as an international executive in fast-paced global firms, with responsibilities spanning countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Ghana, Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
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Eugene Kolker PhD

Fabuwood Corp.

Fabuwood. Eugene Kolker

Eugene Kolker PhD

Chief Economist and Director of X-Lab, Fabuwood Corp.

Eugene is a data science, AI and technology innovator with a track record of developing and scaling highly effective new AI, technology, advanced analytics, data, and economic solutions and products in four different industries: IT, healthcare, R&D, and manufacturing high tech. Currently, he is Chief Economist & Director of X-Lab of FABUWOOD Corp., focusing on economic models, forecasting, revenue growth, digital and business innovation. He was President of 1EKARONI CSP, focusing on high tech, financial and healthcare solutions. Earlier, Eugene was Chief Data Officer & Vice President of IBM Services, the largest business unit of IBM (40% of total revenue). Prior to that, he was Chief Data & Analytics Officer and Director of High-Throughput Analysis of Seattle Children's Hospital & Healthcare (SC; $2.5B revenue/yr, 12,000 FTEs). Eugene also served as Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle and Northeastern University College of Science, Boston. Previously, Eugene was Founder & President of BIATECH Informatics Innovation Center, which was acquired by SC.

In 2016-2019, USPTO granted him seven patents on “Secure access to individual information”. In September and March 2018, Eugene was recognized as Corinium Global Intelligence's "Top 100 Innovators in Data & Analytics" and "Top 50 Data & Analytics Professionals", respectively. In 2015, the HIMSS awarded him the HIT Award as one of the "Top three Innovators", who improved healthcare through IT. In 2015, LinkedIn placed him into “Top 25 Chief Data & Analytics Officers”. Eugene has over 130 publications in 50 different journals, including the highly cited data science papers on Peptide- (4,400+ cit.) & Protein-Prophet (3,900+ cit.). Also, his paper with M. Snyder et.al. was awarded the Best Paper by “Metabolites” journal. He was Co-Founder & Executive Editor of “Big Data” & “OMICS” journals. He is Professor at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, teaching a new “AI-based Business Innovation” course (2019-2020). He serves on Advisory Boards of Myoonet, Stratos Genomics and SyncMD/Vyrty (Co-Founder

Eugene Ras

Distell

Eugene Ras

Head: Data & Analytics, Distell

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Fabian Basciani

JP Morgan Asset Management

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Fabian Basciani

VP Technical Lead - Equity Trading Technology, JP Morgan Asset Management

Fabian is a senior technologist with more than a decade of experience in technology and more than 17 years in the finance industry. He has worked as auditor, project manager, business analyst, application manager and software developer. In the past he has built applications such as online banking solutions, as well as research and algo trading systems for banks in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and United Kingdom. He is passionate about Agile methodologies and building data driven automated decision making systems. Moreover, he is an advocate for diversity and is actively involved in diversity initiatives at JP Morgan.  

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Fanny Dunagan

delaware North America

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Fanny Dunagan

SAP Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand Strategist, delaware North America

Fanny Dunagan heads up Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding at delaware Consulting, a global company delivering advanced solutions and services to organizations striving for a sustainable, competitive advantage. delaware guides customers through their business transformations, applying the ecosystems of SAP and Microsoft. 

She trains and empowers leadership teams and employees to build & maintain their professional & employer brand. In addition, she coaches professionals to create online content & value for others and build an engaged community around their expertise, products and services on LinkedIn.

Fanny Dunagan also co-founded a video content marketing firm and had a corporate career in change management consulting, communications and training for SAP implementations in the Aerospace & Defense industry. As a senior consultant at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and HCL Technologies, she served clients such as Singapore Airlines, United Technologies Corporation Aerospace Systems (formerly Goodrich Corporation), The NORDAM Group and the Republic of Singapore Navy.

Fauzia Saeed

Thermofisher Scientific

Fauzia Saeed

Director, Analytics & Marketing Insights, Thermofisher Scientific

Fawad Butt

UnitedHealth Group

Fawad Butt

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, UnitedHealth Group

Fawad is the Chief Data & Analytics Officer at United Healthcare. In this role, he is responsible for defining a comprehensive Data & Analytics (D&A) strategy to enable better health, cost and engagement outcomes for UHC and our customers.

Felipe Flores

Liberty Financial (Australia)

Felipe Flores

General Manager of Data & Digital and Group Chief Data Scientist, Liberty Financial (Australia)

Felix Yong

IBM

Felix Yong

DataOps Specialist, IBM

Felix is a Technical Specialist for DataOps in IBM. He brings over 20 years’ experience around data warehousing and integration implementation having worked with some of the largest IBM sites across Asia Pacific. His credentials include the full background on implementation, management and optimisation of these technologies in market.

Felix was the Lab Services Practice Lead for Asia Pacific and brings a combination of practice and theory to make complex integration tasks a reality. As a passionate advocate of data quality and warehousing outcomes, his opinion is keenly sought by senior technical leaders looking to make business transformation investments.

Florence La Carbona

MetLife Australia

Florence La Carbona

Head of Data, MetLife Australia

Florence is an experienced data professional and people leader with 13 year experience in consulting and financial services overseas and in Australia.

Florence is an advocate of Women in data believing gender diversity in a data driven world moderates the creator bias engendered in analytics solutions. In 2017, she launched “Data Girl Workshop” with TAL, YellowFin and Keboola, to encourage women to explore career opportunities in data. This year, with BT Financial Group and Tata Consulting Services, she created a data program for GoIT girls, promoting high school students from a disadvantaged background to pursue their uni curriculum in STEM.

 

 

 
 
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Fran Cardells

Allianz

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Fran Cardells

Special Advisor - Data Analytics and AI Strategy, Allianz

Fran Cardells (PhD) is affiliated to Allianz and the World Economic Forum as special Advisor in Big Data and Analytics. Also, Fran is trusted by leading Fortune 500 companies to bring subject matter expertise to the C-suite.

Fran is a former Google senior executive and technologist. He played a key role in “moonshots”, shaping emerging technologies into cloud applications and internet services, across data-centric businesses including Fintechs, Google products and Einstein Analytics - Salesforce's suite of intelligent applications. He also pioneered Large-Scale Data Analytics at HP Labs influencing 10 Google Patents, developing intellectual property and authoring several research publications in IEEE, ACM and book chapters in Springer Nature.

Beyond work, Fran champions diversity and inclusion working with non-for-profits and underprivileged schools.

Fran is an Oxford/HEC Paris alum, is a recipient of a Marie-Curie Doctoral fellowship and has attended Harvard Business School.

 

 

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Francesco Filia

Fasanara Capital

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Francesco Filia

CEO & CIO, Fasanara Capital

Francesco heads portfolio management and research related activities at Fasanara. Prior to co-founding Fasanara, Francesco was Managing Director and EMEA Head of the MidCaps & Principal Investors group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a top producing investment practice. In his role, Francesco directed Bank of America Merrill Lynch operations across Europe, Middle East and Africa with responsibilities on multi- strategy, multi-assets portfolio solutions. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Francesco was a research analyst at JP Morgan Securities where he published several research white papers covering areas such as derivatives modelling and fixed income / volatility strategies.  Francesco is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan and a scholar of Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

Fasanara Capital is a boutique alternative asset manager, offering access to a range of inventive multi-asset capacity-constrained niche products. Fasanara's unorthodox portfolio construction and unconventional investment strategy is a response to today’s transformational markets. Fasanara is an AI-driven fund, using big data and machine learning to trade across public and private markets, in new innovative ways.

Francisco Fernández

ITMS

Francisco Fernández

Vice President of Artificial Intelligence & Innovation, ITMS

Experto en Transformación Digital e Inteligencia Artificial en Medicina, Emprendedor y Mentor. Ha desarrollado redes de Telesalud en Latinoamérica desde México hasta la Antártica.

Líder de proyectos de soporte al diagnóstico y tratamiento cubriendo una población que supera los 200 millones de habitantes con más de 20 millones de atenciones y 3.500 hospitales y centros de salud conectados.

Co-founder del primer emprendimiento en el mundo en detectar un infarto agudo al miocardio a través de un Smartwatch (Cardionomous.AI).

Conferencista en congresos internacionales, autor y co-autor de más de 50 publicaciones peer review entre ellas en: American Telemedicine Association, European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics. Mayo Clinic best abstract award on AI.

Francisco Mainez

HSBC

Francisco Mainez

Head of Data & Analytics, Business Financial Crime Risk, HSBC

Francisco Viana

Danone

Francisco Viana

Data Analytics & Performance Head - LATAM, Danone

Francisco is data & analytics enthusiastic and professional at Danone with +15 years of professional career. As Head of Analytics for LATAM Region, Francisco is helping Danone to accelerate its transformation to become a data-enabled company.
For the last 15 years Francisco has been supporting several FMCG companies by creating areas and functional strategies to promote the analysis and use of commercial data and translate them into solutions and tangible results to increase the development and profitability of companies such as PepsiCo, Diageo, Publicis Media and Danone.
Francisco is a relationship builder and people developer; creative and business oriented that thrives from and for challenges and manages from high standards with ruthless drive for high performance.
Francisco earned a BS in Actuarial Sciences at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a master’s degree in Data & Analytics at ISDI.
Francisco’s interests and hobbies include: Business Intelligence, Analytics, Digital Transformation, Big Data, People Development, dogs, music, food & wines, traveling and entrepreneurship.

Francois van Heerden

Silvertree Holdings

Francois van Heerden

Chief Data Officer, Silvertree Holdings

Passionate Data and Business Strategy Professional. Skilled in Strategy, Customer Analytics, Data Science, SaaS and eCommerce. Work experience in the Startup Hub of Africa. Masters of Commerce in International Trade. With awards from the World Trade Organization and NWU. 

Frank Ferro

PostNL

Frank Ferro

Insights Director, PostNL

Frank is the Director for Insights at PostNL. This team consists of highly qualified data scientists that see the fun and value in data and work with techniques like machine learning an deep learning. These data scientists, depending on the case, work in close co-operation with business owners from different departments within PostNL to either decrease costs, increase revenue or increase customer satisfaction. By introducing a Big Data training programme, we help senior management to make PostNL a data driven company.

Fred Beunink

MSD South Africa

Fred Beunink

Digital Customer Engagement Lead, MSD South Africa

Fred Beunink is a strong marketing and sales professional. He is currently the Digital Customer Engagement Lead at MSD South Africa, a large multi-national pharmaceutical company. Fred is a Certified Scrum Master and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Digital Business, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. He is a business coach and member of Professional Speaker Association.

Fred Koopmans

Cloudera

Fred Koopmans

VP, Product Management, Cloudera

Fred leads Cloudera’s Platform product team, responsible for building an enterprise-ready, multi-tenant platform optimized to run efficiently and cost-effectively in any customer environment. His team covers all the foundational components of the platform - including security and governance, platform management, ingest and storage and private cloud infrastructure. Prior to Cloudera, Fred ran product management for the Service Provider division of the Citrix Cloud Networking Group and before that he was an early employee at Bytemobile. Fred holds a BS and MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Fred Visser

Fred Visser

Fidelity International

Fred Visser

Fred Visser

Former Head of Data Strategy, Fidelity International

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Freddy Mahhumane

Absa Bank

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Freddy Mahhumane

DevOps Head: Data Engineering, Absa Bank

Freddy is a passionate and proven IT executive with more than 15 years' experience in the IT industry. A renown leadership strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit. His leadership has helped create a mark for various technology companies and currently the Head Of DevOps at ABSA Data Engineering. Previously renowned for his Entrepreneurial skills and invited to speak at conferences such as LinuxConf2018 and Google Start-up-Grind as a Managing Director of Open-Technik Pty Ltd, a start-up he founded.

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Frederic Vaeremans

RPS Group

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Frederic Vaeremans

Chief Data Officer , RPS Group

Frederic is a passionate evangelist for managing and exploiting data as a key business asset. Frederic started his career in Direct Marketing roles, then moved into senior Strategic and Commercial roles, before spending the last 10 years establishing and operating Data & Analytics teams in various industries. Notably, he spent three years at the Law Society as Head of Business Planning, Performance Management, and CRM, followed by two years at Circle Housing as Head of BI and Information Management.

For the last three years, he headed up the BI & Analytics function at NHS Property Services Ltd, and recently joined RPS Group Plc, a mid-size global consultancy business, as Chief Data Officer.
At RPS, Frederic is establishing a global data management and analytics function with a major focus on enabling digital transformation and accelerating data derived new business development.

Frederik Bisbjerg

Noor Takaful (UAE)

Frederik Bisbjerg

Chief Strategy & Digital Acceleration Officer, Noor Takaful (UAE)

He is Chief Strategy & Digital Acceleration Officer at Noor Takaful Insurance (UAE), and Head of MENA & Digital Transformation Specialist with The Digital Insurer (Singapore), the World’s largest digital insurance knowledge base with more than 30,000 members

With The Digital Insurer, he is part of the World’s first mini-MBA in Digital Insurance, where he lecturers in the topics of Strategy and Transformation, Big Data and Best Practice Tech Architectures

He’s been Executive Vice President for Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), the largest composite insurer in the MENA region and one of the largest insurers in Asia

Based in the Middle East since 2013, he’s a sought-after keynote speaker and expert for local and international business innovation and development, working with companies seeking to leverage digital opportunities

Before joining QIC, Frederik was running the worldwide operations of SOS International, then the World’s largest travel claims and emergency assistance provider

With SOS International, he established companies in China and expanded SOS International’s Asian operations, securing the company a consistent two-digit growth

Frederik has strong business acumen and is recognized for his ability to build businesses and create new, often previously unseen, alliances between business partners for mutual benefits; a skill refined and honed through many years of working internationally for a top-tier management consulting firm
 

Frederique De Letter

Domino's

Frederique De Letter

Director, Enterprise Data Intelligence, Domino's

Gabe Larsen, VP, Growth, Kustomer

Gabe Larsen

Kustomer

Gabe Larsen, VP, Growth, Kustomer

Gabe Larsen

VP, Growth, Kustomer

Gabe leads Kustomer’s worldwide marketing efforts, including advertising, brand, communications, demand, and digital.
Prior to joining Kustomer, Gabe was the VP of Marketing for XANT (formerly InsideSales.com) where he helped create the sales acceleration category and grow the company from six to nearly one-hundred million in revenue. Gabe oversaw the brand transformation, establishing XANT as an industry thought leader, and pioneering a new enterprise go-to-market motion.
Before XANT, Gabe served as a senior managing consultant at a research-based, global performance management company Gallup, Inc. While at Gallup, Gabe helped establish Gallup’s Middle Eastern headquarters in Dubai, sell a $10M dollar deal, and lead customer transformation projects for companies like Toyota, Honda, and IKEA.
Previous to Gallup, Gabe worked for Goldman Sachs as an equity derivative specialist. Gabe oversaw derivative activity on the London and Hong Kong exchanges for 75 U.S hedge funds, managing $750 million to $30 billion under assets.
Gabe has never been a typical marketing leader and the numbers and achievements show it. If Gabe is not creating marketing strategies, partnering with sales people to close a deal, producing content to build pipeline, or pioneering new marketing and sales approaches, you’ll find him at home playing with his four boys, at the nearest karaoke bar pretending he’s on America’s Got Talent, or at the gym playing basketball like he’s still in high school.

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Gabi Steele

WeWork

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Gabi Steele

Data Visualization & Data Culture Leader, WeWork

Gabi Steele leads Data Visualization Engineering at WeWork and was previously at The Washington Post. She holds a master of science in Data Visualization and has taught at Parsons School of Design and Columbia University.

Gabi built and co-developed an innovation program that empowers employees from multidisciplinary backgrounds to solve problems using data. The initiative has graduated more than 1000 employees across the globe and saved $70M+ through data driven solutions.  

 

Gabriele Compostella

Volkswagen Data:Lab

Gabriele Compostella

CTO, Volkswagen Data:Lab

I have a Ph.D. in Particle Physics and several years of experience in scientific research in large international collaborations, first as a member of the CDF collaboration at Fermilab, and later of the ATLAS experiment at CERN, with a central focus on top quark physics.

Since August 2015 I work at the Volkswagen Data:Lab in Munich and focus on different aspects of data science, my main areas of expertise are data analysis and distributed computing. 

Gabrielle McCobin, Head of Customer Advocacy, Impossible Foods

Gabrielle McCobin

Impossible Foods

Gabrielle McCobin, Head of Customer Advocacy, Impossible Foods

Gabrielle McCobin

Head of Customer Advocacy, Impossible Foods

Gabrielle joined Impossible Foods as the company’s first Customer Service hire in 2016, just months after the company launched their flagship product, the Impossible Burger. Today, Gabrielle is Head of Customer Advocacy at Impossible Foods. Over the years at Impossible, Gabrielle built and scaled the Customer Advocacy department, which provides a holistic customer experience for both consumers and small restaurants across the US by handling customer service, social media engagement, and proactive assistance to restaurants that are interested in or currently serving Impossible Foods' products.

Prior to joining Impossible Foods, Gabrielle worked at Uber as a Community Operations Manager and a Product Support Manager, supporting the onboarding process for driver-partners and developing strategies and resources for new product launches.

Gabrielle earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Queen Mary University of London and a postgraduate certificate in Global Management from Stanford University. She is based in the Bay Area.

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Gadija Ryklief

Edcon

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Gadija Ryklief

GM: Information Security , Edcon

A seasoned and experienced Information Security & IT Governance professional with diverse skills and knowledge in the areas of -

* Information Security GRC
* IT Governance (with strong focus on effective ITSM functions)
* Information Risk management
* IT Compliance
* CyberSecurity operations
* Digital Forensics

This was achieved through the effective design and implementation of Information Security & IT Governance strategy aligned with organisational business objectives and enabled by efficient IT security processes.
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Gael Decoudu

NewDay

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Gael Decoudu

Director, Credit Decisioning, NewDay

Gael is a seasoned global leader in analytics and data science with 20-plus years of experience. He has a solid track record of combining a strong business sense with analytical expertise and results focus to deliver significant value. He has demonstrated his high adaptability thorough his career, having led several multi-cultural and multi-functional teams across the world, directly and remotely in various industries (financial services, banking, e-commerce), in high growth and mature environments alike. In the past years, he has regularly shared his insights at conferences in panels, presentations, roundtables or in advisory roles.
His deep expertise covers a wide range of analytics applications, ranging from credit risk to marketing, customer and web analytics, cross-selling and pricing. He started his career in academia where he received a strong theoretical foundation which, combined with a pragmatic approach, built on his exposure to real problems and data for many different applications through university consultancy. He then developed his business skills during his first few years at Capital One in the USA. Throughout his career, he challenged himself by working for innovative companies across different industries. He is also making sure to stay at the forefront on all innovations and development in the broader data world in order to be able to apply them to relevant industries.

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Gail Miller

Scottish Power

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Gail Miller

Head of Data, Scottish Power

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Ganes Kesari

Gramener

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Ganes Kesari

Co-Founder and Head of Analytics, Gramener

Ganes Kesari is a co-founder and head of analytics at Gramener. He advises executives of large organizations on decision making using data stories. His expertise lies in the application of data science to solve business challenges, and in building teams to promote a culture of data.

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Gangesh Ganesan

PeerNova

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Gangesh Ganesan

President & CEO, PeerNova

Gangesh Ganesan is the founder and CEO of PeerNova. Mr. Ganesan has been a successful entrepreneur for over two decades, and his journey into blockchain entrepreneurship began with the founding of PeerNova in 2013, preceding both Ethereum and Hyperledger.

Mr. Ganesan and PeerNova attained a unique understanding of decentralized and distributed networks and their inherent trust and transparency attributes while building one of the largest bitcoin mining operations in the world. At its peak, this mining operation had over 6k servers, used 10+ megawatts of power, and mined 47,000 bitcoins in approximately nine months.

Under the leadership of Mr. Ganesan, PeerNova hired top Silicon Valley engineering talent with deep expertise in real-time streaming, enterprise security, and Big Data. Additionally, financial industry veterans in post-trade processing, collateral, custody, and middleware applications joined Mr. Ganesan at PeerNova.

With collective expertise in both technology and finance, PeerNova has built the Cuneiform Platform, a solution that enables financial institutions to perpetually synchronize their data across multiple internal and external systems guaranteeing data and process integrity. Cuneiform is purpose-built for reducing friction both within and in-between financial institutions that execute high-value transactions in multiple asset classes, involving complex multi-party workflows and large datasets.

Over the past five years, Mr. Ganesan has worked closely with large financial institutions globally to solve specific challenges in post-trade processing, trade validation, and exception management to eliminate traditional reconciliations. Under Mr. Ganesan’s leadership, PeerNova has become one of the first blockchain-inspired technology companies to generate recurring software revenue from key financial institutions.

Gareth Watkins

Office for National Statistics

Gareth Watkins

Lead Data Architect, Office for National Statistics

Garith Peck

Garith Peck

BeyondTrust

Garith Peck

Garith Peck

Country & Regional Sales Manager, BeyondTrust

Gasbene Mahlangu

Standard Bank

Gasbene Mahlangu

Group Risk Manager: Business Resilience, Standard Bank

Gasbene started his career at Standard Bank Centurion as a Teller just after completing his undergraduate qualification in Internal Auditing in 2007. Gasbene’s strong points is to be able to work in teams, ability to influence the outcome and constantly keep on raising the quality of his work.  Gasbene regards himself as an efficient and effective worker and able to deliver what is fit for purpose.  

He enjoys all aspects of auditing and risk management, including the security practices in the IT environment, and has grown into the governance role and able to influence strategic objectives through embedding the robust culture and pragmatic governance.

Gasbene believes that he has a wide knowledge in the financial sector, which act as an advantage to able to make sound and objective judgement in the operations of the organisation.

Gasbene has been involved in defining, driving and testing the Business Continuity Plans for signature programmes in the organisation.

Gasbene has been awarded the  PBB Gauteng Branch Achiever for the year 2009, and PBB SA Top achiever for Mark of Excellence for the year 2013. He also has been a constant top performer during his career.

Gaurav Ahuja

Mastercard

Gaurav Ahuja

Director & SMC, Advanced Analytics, Mastercard

Gavin Jones

Tableau Australia and New Zealand

Gavin Jones

Country Manager, Tableau Australia and New Zealand

Gavin leads the Tableau business in Australia and New Zealand and is a passionate evangelist for disruptive technology, processes, and customer experiences. He is driven to help people see and understand data through the use of Tableau’s intuitive and powerful analytics platform to fuel curiosity, explore data, ask more questions, and share insights across their organization to help them become more data-driven. 

Prior to joining Tableau, Gavin served as the Regional Vice President of MongoDB, a major disruptor of the database market, where he was responsible for developing and executing the go-to-market strategy for the ANZ business. He also spent 4 years as the Managing Director, ANZ for Pivotal Software (now VMWare) as the company transitioned through a successful IPO process in 2018. Prior to Pivotal, he held various executive and leadership positions at Good Technology, Oracle and over six years at Salesforce where he was responsible for establishing and growing the Salesforce financial services vertical. Gavin is committed to building successful, dynamic and motivated teams with a focus on growth and ensuring customer success.

Gavin has a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Applied Maths and Pure Maths from the University of Sydney.

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Gavin Soebiantoro

carsales.com.au

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Gavin Soebiantoro

AI Software Engineer, carsales.com.au

Living life out of curiosity and a not so serious attitude, Gavin started off as a web developer, to then stumbling through life as an indie game developer, and now working on AI.  He believes that most things in life can be learned by just trying it out and having a go. 

He first joined the AI team on the side when it was still a “guild” in Carsales, to then help develop what is now called Cyclops Angle.  From then on, he was able to make use of AI technologies which involves a combination of computer vision, NLP, and so on in order to develop even more AI solutions for the business.

Gavin’s expertise lie in creating AI solutions and bringing it to production, which involves experimenting with AI algorithms, automating the training process, creating a feedback loop in order to help make the AI smarter as well as working with people to help them understand the technology and how it can help.

 

Gcobisa Gaxela

Company

Gcobisa Gaxela

Senior Manager Data Quality and Analytics, Company

Gcobisa is a data management professional, specializing in data quality management. She assists the business to adopt a culture of doing it right the first time, enabling quick decision making, saving time and money. 

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Gemma Spence

Omnicom Media Group

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Gemma Spence

CEO Ecommerce, Omnicom Media Group

Professional Bio

Gemma is the CEO of Omnicom Media Group’s eCommerce function across EMEA which is based out of London. Gemma is a Global Business Leader with a track record of executing winning strategies and exceeding business goals across FMCG, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Financial Services and Regulated product industries in mature and emerging markets. Specialised in curating skilled digital teams to excel in DTC, eRetail, Grocery.com, Marketplace and Pureplayer channels holistically across all ecommerce areas from Performance Marketing & SEO to Conversion Rate Optimisation, Pricing, Logistics & Customer Services.

Gemma works with many European and Global clients within the consulting and end-to-end activation space to help businesses grow, adapt and change to suit the changing ways that consumers shop. Gemma and her team are focused on driving top and bottom line growth through a tried and testing framework that helps deliver immense value to our clients. This specialist eCommerce practice has tripled in the past two years through a focus on delivering innovative eCommerce solutions to deliver disproportionate growth for clients.

Over her 10-year career, Gemma has lived and breathed every sub-discipline within the eCommerce space including owning eCommerce operations & pricing in Poland, set up a centralised warehouse in Amsterdam and managed the entire multi million euro eCommerce operation for Philips Electronics across both DTC and retailer channels.

Last Corinium Access Event Attended: Effecitve Video Distribution Roundtable

What were your reasons for signing up to the Roundtable?

  • To meet lots of likeminded digital leaders from different backgrounds, to hear other points of view and broaden my understanding on the variety and diversity of commerce across different industries.

After having participated in one, what are your thoughts about the Roundtable Format?

  • I'd be open to attending another! 

Would you encourage your peers to attend these types of events, and why?

  • Absolutely, it was a fun and engaging evening. Great conversation, lots of debate and excellent red wine!

"A very lively and helpful discussion on video distribution"

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Genene Johnson

Standard Bank

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Genene Johnson

Head, Human Capital Shared Services, Africa Regions , Standard Bank

As Head of Human Capital Shared Services for Africa Regions in Standard Bank, Genene focuses on strategy development, supports all transactional services in the operational teams as well as country system deployment.

Genene focuses on governance and controls with relevance to local markets for payroll processing and other related services that is supported by the Shared Services environment.

Prior to this role she has held various leadership roles within Standard Bank: in the Human Capital Shared Services, roles such as Recruitment Operations Manager, Customer Engagement Services Manager, etc. and within Human Capital, Project Management.

Genene lives in South Africa, but spends a lot of her time in the countries she supports across the African continent.

George Neal

Precision Lender

George Neal

Chief Analytics Officer, Precision Lender

George Neal, PrecisionLender’s Chief Analytics Officer, has spent much of his career at the intersection of banking and technology. He has built applied analytics products for banks of all sizes and currently is focused on transforming data into value for PrecisionLender’s banking clients.

Prior to joining PrecisionLender, George was Senior Vice President of Policy/Analytics for Hawaii-based American Savings Bank. George has an MBA, as well as a B.S. in Mathematics, from Hawaii Pacific University.

George Percivall

Open Geospatial Consortium

George Percivall

CTO & Chief Engineer, Open Geospatial Consortium

George Percivall serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Engineer of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

As CTO he is responsible for working with OGC members to ensure a strategic technology focus across the OGC Programs in support of the strategic vision set forth by the OGC Board of Directors.  As lead technology architect for the Consortium he authorizes technical staff to propose and implement technology approaches across the Consortium.  As Chief Engineer, he promotes consistent and sound architectures including an emphasis on innovation and emerging technology.  He chairs the OGC Architecture Board and is an appointed member of the OGC Board of Directors.

Prior to joining OGC, Mr. Percivall was Chief Engineer with Hughes Aircraft for NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) - Landsat/Terra release; Principal engineer for NASA's Digital Earth Office; and represented NASA in OGC, ISO and CEOS. He was Director of the GST's Geospatial Interoperability Group. Previously, he led developments in Intelligent Transportation Systems with the US Automated Highway Consortium and General Motors Systems Engineering including the EV1 program. He began his career with Hughes as a Control System Engineer on GOES/GMS satellites. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Gerald Brady

Silicon Valley Bank

Gerald Brady

Managing Director, SVB Network, Silicon Valley Bank

Gerald Brady is a Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank, where he leads SVB’s CXO Programs, which focus on building the bank's relationships with Fortune 500 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CMOs and other C-level executives. Prior to this, Gerald held a variety of positions within SVB, including head of UK Relationship Banking and leading early-stage banking at SVB. Prior to SVB, Gerald held a variety of positions at Siemens, including running their early-stage venture investments in the US. Gerald started his career in venture capital with 3i plc in the UK and US.

Gerardo Bedolla

Mondelēz International

Gerardo Bedolla

Global Sr Project Manager Data & Analytics, Mondelēz International

Gerardo actualmente forma parte del equipo global de Data & Analytics en Mondelez International teniendo como responsabilidad la gestión y liderazgo de proyectos orientados al “data driven” y analíticos. Parte de sus responsabilidades comienzan en el apoyo y entendiendo de los beneficios que traerá al mercado cada iniciativa global , regional o local, así como también la coordinación y alineación de todos los recursos que forman parte del las iniciativas a su cargo (Funcionales, Técnicos, Externos, Arquitectura e Infraestructura). Gerardo cuenta con mas de 10 años de experiencia en diferentes posiciones de gerenciales dentro del área de sistemas como son: Infraestructura, Backoffice, Sistemas Comerciales y ahora BI & Analytics.

Además de sumar diversas implementaciones exitosas con reconocimientos internos dentro del área de Analytics, cuenta con un reconocimiento externo otorgado por “las 50 empresas más innovadoras” a lograr la gestión del cambio a una cultura de reporteo la cual fue detonante para que la organización adoptara este nuevo modelo de trabajo desde ejecutivos, operativos y analíticos.

Gerardo tiene una maestría en administración de tecnologías de información, un diplomado en gestión de tecnologías así como una certificación de gestión de proyectos.

Geriel Thornburg May, Worldwide Director of Customer Experience, Lenovo

Geriel Thornburg May

Lenovo

Geriel Thornburg May, Worldwide Director of Customer Experience, Lenovo

Geriel Thornburg May

Worldwide Director of CX, Lenovo

Geriel Thornburg May serves as Worldwide Director of Customer Experience for Lenovo, a $45 billion Fortune Global 500 technology leader.  Lenovo focus is driving Intelligent Transformation and the best user experience across B2B and B2C devices. 

At Lenovo, Geriel is responsible for “wowing” customers across 160 countries and over 40 languages.  Geriel’s oversight includes global customer insights and issue resolution; worldwide employee CX KPI measurements; and sponsorship of customer experience improvements with defined business results. 

In previous roles, Geriel has been responsible for creation of an inaugural CX function in a B2B financial services company, encompassing customer segmentation modeling, customer technologies, customer research, segment marketing, and overall customer value proposition.  She brings over 20 years of experience of cross-industry customer innovations in management consulting and CX roles. 

 

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Geriel Thornburg May

Lenovo

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Geriel Thornburg May

Worldwide Director of CX, Lenovo

Geriel Thornburg May serves as Worldwide Director of Customer Experience for Lenovo, a $45 billion Fortune Global 500 technology leader.  Lenovo focus is driving Intelligent Transformation and the best user experience across B2B and B2C devices. 

At Lenovo, Geriel is responsible for “wowing” customers across 160 countries and over 40 languages.  Geriel’s oversight includes global customer insights and issue resolution; worldwide employee CX KPI measurements; and sponsorship of customer experience improvements with defined business results. 

In previous roles, Geriel has been responsible for creation of an inaugural CX function in a B2B financial services company, encompassing customer segmentation modeling, customer technologies, customer research, segment marketing, and overall customer value proposition.  She brings over 20 years of experience of cross-industry customer innovations in management consulting and CX roles. 

 

Gershon Venkatsamy

Gershon Venkatsamy

Transunion

Gershon Venkatsamy

Gershon Venkatsamy

Data Warehouse and Dev Manager, Transunion

I have many years of experience in data analytics, data warehousing and business intelligence. I am passionate about building and developing motivated, engaged and productive teams. I have been exposed to many different technologies, environments and processes through many years of experience in the financial, telecommunications, IT consulting, pharmaceutical, oil and manufacturing and media and communications industries. I believe that there is always room for improvement and I am always excited by the opportunity to learn more and improve myself. My knowledge and experience ensures that I deliver the best solutions. I believe in integrity, honesty, mutual respect, accountability and teamwork. 

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Gillian Tomlinson

Three

Gillian Tomlinson, Three

Gillian Tomlinson

Chief Data Officer, Three

Gino

Gino Lancaster

Data Talent Australia

Gino

Gino Lancaster

Director/Founder, Data Talent Australia

Giuliano De Rossi

Goldman Sachs

Giuliano De Rossi

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

Gladiola Mbatha

African Bank

Gladiola Mbatha

Manager: Customer Experience, African Bank

Glen Eaves

Ringier AG

Glen Eaves

Head of Business Intelligence, Ringier AG

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Glenn Hursh

IBM

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Glenn Hursh

Partner, IBM

Glenn is a Partner in IBM's Financial Services Risk & Compliance with over 30 years of combined industry and consulting experience in the areas of Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk, Regulatory Compliance, and Credit risk. Glenn is a former Advisory Board member of the North Carolina State University ERM Initiative and an inaugural faculty member of the American Bankers Association Risk Management School. Glenn is a also a Certified Enterprise Risk Professional, Certified Bank Auditor, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager.

Glesby M.

Motus

Glesby M.

Information Technology Audit Manager, Motus

Experienced & Certified Information Technology Audit Manager with a demonstrated history of working both in the Public and Private sector. Skilled in Internal Audit, IT Audit, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Cyber Security, and Project Assurance. 

Gliseth Chuqui Rios

SGS

Gliseth Chuqui Rios

Head of Data Science & Analytics, SGS

Head of Data Science & Analytics, Licenciada en Estadística y Data Scientist (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos), especialista en artificial intelligence y machine learning, con certificaciones internacionales en agile coach, scrum máster y metodológicas de innovación (Universidad del Pacífico). Especialista en Gestión y Estrategias de Innovación (CENTRUM).
Con experiencia liderando proyectos de advanced analytics, machine learning, business intelligence, financial intelligence y corporate ethics. Ha trabajado en el sector banca (BCP), seguros (Pacífico y Prima), pesca, minería, agricultura, industria y certificaciones (SGS).
Actualmente lidera el Área de Data Science & Analytics en SGS (Latam), responsable de la Transformación Digital, así como de la calidad de los datos del grupo.
Su área tiene por objetivo crean soluciones tecnológicas innovadoras que impulsan el uso de datos a través de la inteligencia artificial y machine learning para la toma de decisiones asertivas, tanto para clientes B2B y B2C, como para la optimización de los procesos internos de la compañía, bajo metodologías ágiles que permiten aceleran la transformación.

 

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Gliseth Chuqui Rios

SGS

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Gliseth Chuqui Rios

Head of Data Science & Analytics, SGS

Head of Data Science & Analytics, Licenciada en Estadística y Data Scientist (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos), especialista en artificial intelligence y machine learning, con certificaciones internacionales en agile coach, scrum máster y metodológicas de innovación (Universidad del Pacífico). Especialista en Gestión y Estrategias de Innovación (CENTRUM).
Con experiencia liderando proyectos de advanced analytics, machine learning, business intelligence, financial intelligence y corporate ethics. Ha trabajado en el sector banca (BCP), seguros (Pacífico y Prima), pesca, minería, agricultura, industria y certificaciones (SGS).
Actualmente lidera el Área de Data Science & Analytics en SGS (Latam), responsable de la Transformación Digital, así como de la calidad de los datos del grupo.
Su área tiene por objetivo crean soluciones tecnológicas innovadoras que impulsan el uso de datos a través de la inteligencia artificial y machine learning para la toma de decisiones asertivas, tanto para clientes B2B y B2C, como para la optimización de los procesos internos de la compañía, bajo metodologías ágiles que permiten aceleran la transformación.

 

Gloria Yi

IBM

Gloria Yi

Data and AI Technical Development Manager, IBM

Gloria Yi is a Data and AI technical advocate based in Auckland. Her responsibilities include working alongside business partners to help New Zealand customers transform and realise the benefits of IBM's Data and AI solutions.

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Goodness Nkuna

Sanlam

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Goodness Nkuna

Head of Automation, Sanlam

RPA, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning is becoming more just buzz words within any organisation. These initiatives are becoming a reality with companies continuing to face technological, cultural and organisational challenges to their own initiatives that organisations are running. The typical approach to advancing automation across the organisation encompasses anything form complexity to meeting dynamic business needs and adopting new technology to deliver greater value to organisations. Among these hurdles the greatest challenges to:

  1. Talent and skills shortage
  2. Looking & Picking the right problems to solve using AI, Machine Learning and RPA
  3. Stakeholder and leadership buy in
  4.    Developing your Automation/Digital Strategy

Currently an experienced Head of Automation at Sanlam with a demonstrated history of working in various industries. I have a Computer Science majoring in Artificial Intelligence. Through my career thus far I have spent several times working for consulting companies involved in project delivery in the blue-chip organisations. The last 3 years I have been involved extensively in helping organisations setup their Automation Capability and currently at Sanlam with helping drive our automation journey.  

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Gordon Mckinley

Bupa

Gordon Mckinley

Gordon Mckinley

Head of Enterprise Analytics, IS, Bupa

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Grace Duggar

Webster Bank

Grace Duggar. Webster

Grace Duggar

SVP, Credit Risk Analytics, Webster Bank

Graeme Huddy

Knysna Municipality

Graeme Huddy

Senior Manager: Information Communication Technology, Knysna Municipality

• 2018 ISACA South Africa Chapter - Tichaona Zororo Excellence Award winner
• Qualifications: CISA, CISM, 6Sigma Green Belt and BSI ISO 27001 Lead Auditor & PECB Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
• IT management and Information Security experience in advisory, audit, corporate, public sector and management consulting environments
• Management of information security audits, information security consulting projects (including ISMS implementations), IT general controls reviews, feasibility studies, research and strategy development
• IT risk and control assessments including development of strategies for remediating identified gaps
• Business process mapping
• Project management
• IT infrastructure assessments and design
• Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) gap assessments
• Information lifecycle risk management and IT risk management toolkit development
• Information Security gap assessments and remediation roadmap/strategy development
• Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing
 

Graeme McDermott

Addison Lee

Graeme McDermott

Chief Data Officer, Addison Lee

Experienced Chief Data Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry. Skilled in Data Warehousing, Management, Direct Marketing, Business Intelligence, and SAS. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) focused in Actuarial from University of Kent. 

Reporting to CEO, responsible for MI reporting, Data Engineering, Analytics and Insight.
Revitalised a failing data function with a foundation of data asset build, BI function repair and creation of visualisation and insight/science function.

Delivered £1m.pa manpower savings through conversion from contractor to permanent.
Supported the delivery of GDPR compliance across the group

Built out an analytics and science function from ground zero. Directed the data support for the sale transaction of ALG

Grant Satram

Grant Satram

Clicks

Grant Satram

Grant Satram

Technical Team Lead: Integration & Master Data Management, Clicks

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Greg Robinson

Marshfield Clinic Health System/Security Health Plan

Marshfield. Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson

SVP/CDAO, Marshfield Clinic Health System/Security Health Plan

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Gus Clarke

Tari Labs

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Gus Clarke

Head of Security, Tari Labs

Cyber Security professional with over 20 years experience in both offensive and defensive security across a plethora of industries. Strong technical security background and strategic ability allows Angus to articulate business risk at all verticals in organisations. Deeply passionate about the development of the next generation of cyber security specialists and growing the South African hacker community.

Guy Taylor

Booking.com

Guy Taylor

Director of Data Science & Analytics, Booking.com

Through understanding people, cultures, technology and systems we can begin analyzing and predicting how individuals (both consumers and staff) will act, and how to influence their behaviour.

My career has been built on creating learning environments that enable the support of both people and business in order to create a meaningful human/business interface. By designing businesses that are able to learn and understand their customers, products and the way they relate to those customers and products those businesses are able to be more than successful in monetary terms alone."Culture eats strategy for breakfast" - Peter Drucker.

Forward focused strategic thinking coupled with detailed analysis of past expirementation is the mental framework I use when approaching my work. I'm passionate about innovation, building, creating and delivering solutions.

My experience is a strange mix, but it's given me the opportunity to see culture as a technology, and technology as an enabler. It's given me deep technical skills, while keeping me close to both the business and the people that make business work.

Specialties: Systems analysis, human analysis in the work context, process analysis, systems design, systems architecture, data architecture, data analysis, data visualisation, project management, web development, and software development.
 

Guy Taylor

Nedbank

Guy Taylor

Head of Data & Data Driven Intelligence, Nedbank

H.P. Bunaes

DataRobot

H.P. Bunaes

General Manager: Financial Services, DataRobot

Hamdan Azhar

BlackRock

Hamdan Azhar

VP, Research, Analytics & Data, BlackRock

HAMDAN AZHAR is a data science, analytics, and research leader with over 10 years of experience discovering meaningful insights in complex datasets and using storytelling to drive business, product, and social impact. The founder of PRISMOJI, he was formerly a director at Blockchain Technologies Corporation, and prior to that, was a data scientist at Facebook, at GraphScience, and on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.

A prolific writer and public speaker, his writings on technology and culture have been published in WIRED, VICE, Forbes, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor. He has taught data science courses at Boston University and at the City University of New York and has delivered invited lectures in over 14 countries. He is a co-inventor on Facebook's granted patent on emoji machine learning.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Hamdan holds a master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of Michigan, a bachelor’s degree in economics from Penn State, and completed one year of the Ph.D. program in neuroscience at the University of Chicago.
 

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Hanneke Loots

Sanlam Personal Finance : Shared Services

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Hanneke Loots

Operational Manager : Call Centre and Client Care, Sanlam Personal Finance : Shared Services

Hanneke Loots is responsible for the delivery of the Sanlam Personal Finances Client Care Centre’s client experience strategy and to ingrain client experience in the hearts and minds of the 600+ agents. 

The core of her leadership experience is the art of balancing the execution of strategy with sound business principles, client centricity and consistent people practices. She is  totally committed to client experience delivery and staff empowerment. 

Her leadership philosophy is built on creating trust, engaging with customers, intermediaries and staff, being hands on, empowerment through development and leading by example.
Partnership and relationship development are key to Sanlam Personal Finance and she holds strong relationships over years with their Distribution partners.

A service delivery center should be a valuable asset to a company from a marketing point of view, by emphasizing the fact that great service is a selling point to grow the business. The call center she is responsible for delivered leads to the value of R170 m in 2019.

She  has 27 years of service in the financial industry of which the last 22 years are in customer service operations.  Amongst her achievements, she was awarded the Sanlam Personal Finances CEO Award in 2012  for outstanding achievements in leading Sanlam’s middle market service call centres, as well as awarded the CCMG (Contact Centre Management Group) “Best Contact Centre Operational  Manager 2013” on National level for South Africa in August 2013.

 Her hobbies include running marathons, travelling and reading.

Hans Siebrand

IBM

Hans Siebrand

Hybrid Data Management Technical Sales Specialist, IBM

Hans is a passionate customer advocate, committed to delivering outcomes for organisations in their use of database technologies and DataOps. Hans has worked in a variety of key positions including Db2 and Informix level 3 support and product development. He uses these deep technical skills to enable and deliver successful customer outcomes.

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Hany Choueiri

Aldermore Bank

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Hany Choueiri

Chief Data Officer, Aldermore Bank

With over 25 years of experience in data, Hany Choueiri is the Chief Data Officer at Aldermore Bank heading up Advanced Analytics and Data Governance and is responsible for driving the Bank’s data strategy.  Previously, Mr. Choueiri consulted on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Central Eastern Europe, AON based in the U.K. Before AON, Mr Choueiri worked as the Bank of England’s first Chief Data Officer leading the strategic One Bank Data initiative while also representing the Bank of England at the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee and at State Street as the Head of Data Governance and Strategy for the EMEA region.

Between 2009 and 2014, Mr. Choueiri worked in various roles at HSBC most recently as the GBM Chief Data Officer, Europe & Head of Data Quality Services where he was instrumental at spearheading the first LEI registrations for the HSBC Group of companies. Having pioneered one of the first Data Warehouses, Mr. Choueiri’s career has been centered around data and its management resulting in unique insights on the opposing perspectives of data as a risk versus data as a benefit.

 Mr Choueiri obtained a Master of Science degree in Information Engineering, specialising in Robotics from the City University, London. He also studied at University College London where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He holds a number of other qualifications including PRINCE2, MSP, IAPP CIPP/E and CIPP/US in data privacy.

 

Haroon Abbu

Bell and Howell

Haroon Abbu

Vice President of Advanced Analytics, IoT, & Data Services, Bell and Howell

Dr. Haroon R Abbu is Vice President of Advanced Analytics, IoT, & Data Services at Bell and Howell.  Bell & Howell is one of the largest and most sophisticated technology enabled service organizations in the world, with more than 1,000 service engineers, 24/7/365 customer service and technical support centers, as well as IoT driven analytics, advanced remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities. Leveraging a rich history and expertise in mechatronics and workflow efficiency, the company delivers comprehensive solutions in retail click-and-collect, pharmaceutical factory intelligence, consumer packaging automation, and production mail.

Haroon is an accomplished leader with over 20 years’ industry experience in leading technology enabled business transformation.  He has vast experience and expertise in implementing and integrating enterprise applications and streamlining processes and tools to continually achieve operational efficiencies. He is currently leading Bell & Howell’s Analytics Innovation Lab and Center of Excellence with a team of data scientists and solution architects to build next-generation analytics products and service capabilities powered by Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and advanced analytics that drive service efficiencies and data monetization.  Haroon has presented his thought leadership on digital transformation in leading industry conferences and has published his work in scholarly journals.

Harry Powell

Jaguar Land Rover

Harry Powell

Director of Data & Analytics, Jaguar Land Rover

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Harsh Prasad

Morgan Stanley

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Harsh Prasad

VP Quantitative Analytics , Morgan Stanley

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Harvinder Atwal

MoneySuperMarket.com

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Harvinder Atwal

Group Data Director, MoneySuperMarket.com

Harvinder Atwal leads the Group Data function at Moneysupermarket, the UK’s most visited price comparison website with 13 million active users. The function is responsible for the entire data lifecycle including data acquisition, data management, data governance, Cloud and on-premise data platforms management, data engineering, business intelligence, product analytics, and data science.

Harvinder was previously Insight Director for Tesco Clubcard at Dunnhumby and Senior Manager for Customer Strategy and Insights at Lloyds Banking Group.

He is passionately interested in Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data technologies and how they can be used to improve Customer Experience

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Heather Akers

Orlando Health

Orlando Health - HEather Akers

Heather Akers

Corporate Director, Talent Development, Orlando Health

Heather Akers, MS CHHR, has spent the last 20 years working in Talent Development across a handful of industries.  Currently, as the Corporate Director of Talent Development for Orlando Health, her team is passionate about creating the best place for all 20,000 team members to learn and grow.  Her team annually facilitates the Emerging and Advanced Leader programs as well as career and talent development activities across the organization. 

Prior to her transition to healthcare, Heather was the Senior Learning Leader for GE Capital operations.  Heather lead learning teams in 6 states and launched the first annual Capital Learning Week as well as led business-wide high potential frontline and leadership development programs.

 

Heather has a Master Degree in Dispute Resolution and Negotiation and holds a certification in healthcare human resources from the American Hospital Association.

 

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Helen Blaikie

AGRO MERCHANTS

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Helen Blaikie

Former Finance Director, AGRO MERCHANTS

Helen Mannion

Specsavers

Helen Mannion

Global Chief Data Officer, Specsavers

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Henrik von Scheel

Henrik von Scheel 2019 1

Henrik von Scheel

Industry 4.0 Originator,

Best known as the originator of the Industry 4.0 and the mastermind of the European Digital Revolution, which ignited the global themes of today.

Named by Financial Times as one of the leading authority on strategy and competitiveness.

His work is applied to national economies, triggered global themes, influenced GDP growth, reset policies, and shaped the performance of the fastest growing fortune 100 companies.

A sought-after speaker, prolific writer and strategic advisor, that has evolved the mainstream thinking and practices of organizations today.

Henry Denner

Gautrain Management Agency

Henry Denner

Information Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency

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Henry Denner

Gautrain Management Agency

Henry Denner - Gautrain

Henry Denner

IT Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency

Hiek Van der Scheer

AEGON

Hiek Van der Scheer

Chief Analytics Officer, AEGON

I am a passionate all-round Data & Analytics practitioner with a strong business sense and ability to find the right pragmatic approach.

In various roles I have supported organizations to anchor data driven marketing in their organization by building capabilities and changing the mindset and behavior.

Focus has been on using Advanced Analytics and Big data for Customer Lifecycle Management and Marketing ROI.

I have worked across the globe for various industries ranging from Insurance, Banking, Telco, Energy, Electronics to Online gaming.

Hiren Jani

BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS

Hiren Jani

Head of Data and Analytics, BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS

Proficient IT professional and certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) with wealth of
experience within the Finance and Banking industry.

Strong managerial background at senior level with good strategic appreciation and vision, ability to develop and implement digital transformation strategies with a proven track record in leading complex change initiatives and applying solid technical, analytical and positive leadership abilities.

Self driven with collaborative approach and good interpersonal skills to engage, motivate and encourage others through change. 

Hlakane Eseu Choma

Telkom SA

Hlakane Eseu Choma

Senior Specialist Manager - Information Security Assurance, Telkom SA

Hlakane Eseu Choma is an experienced information security professional with over 10 years of cyber security knowledge in information security governance and assurance within telecommunications and IT services environments. He also has over 3 years’ experience in implementing information security awareness and training programmes for large organisation. He likes to refer to his quote: “There is always a thin line between what works and what’s supposed to work”

His Qualifications: MSC, CISM, SABSA

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Howard Diesel

DAMA SA

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Howard Diesel

President, DAMA SA

My name is Howard Diesel and I specialize in helping CDOs, EIM Head and Information Governors to establish beneficial Information Governance programs in large, complex information-dependent institutions.

Experienced in establishing effective EIM Centre of Excellence (COE) that entrench information governance by providing EIM Journeys that deliver business value.

You can reach me at: (✉) howard@modelwaresystems.com, (✉) president@dama.org.za

I have worked for most of the major financial service providers in South Africa, experience in Banking, Central Banking & insurance.

I am the current President of DAMA South Africa and constantly do presentations at the monthly meetings in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Specialities: Data Governance, Business Glossary, Data Risk Management, Compliance, Data Architecture, Data Warehouse, Self-service Business Intelligence, Reference and Master Data Management, Data Quality, Meta-data, Document and Content Management, Taxonomies and Ontologies.

Howard McCarley

Club Med

Howard McCarley

Head of Talent Development, Club Med

Senior learning & talent development executive.
Bi-lingual (english/french), with 21 years international HR experience.
Professional certifications: SPHR (2010), ICF coaching (2016), PI Practitioner (2019)
 

 

Hui Sim Ng

IBM

Hui Sim Ng

Information Architecture Technical Sales Specialist, IBM

As an Information Architecture Technical Sales Specialist, Hui Sim accelerates customer success through IBM’s advanced software capabilities. She works with clients and business partners on IBM flagship offerings including IBM Integrated Analytics System, Db2 Warehouse, Db2 Big SQL, PureData for Analytics (Netezza) as well as IBM Watson Studio and Cloud Pak for Data. She is a trusted advisor to many organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

Iaan Mills

FNB

Iaan Mills

Cyber Security Strategic projects, FNB

Iaan Theron

Sanlam

Iaan Theron

Head: Quality & Integration, Sanlam

Ian Drummond

Ian Drummond

absa

Ian Drummond

Ian Drummond

Technical Lead: Data Visualisation, absa

Ian Godsell

IBM

Ian Godsell

Data and AI Analytics Architect, IBM

Ian is an experienced analytics pre-sales architect with a broad range of skills across key components within the IBM Data and AI domain. This includes the collection, organisation, analysis and use of data to harness insights. Ian works with IBM customers and business partners across Australia and New Zealand to identify their capability gaps and opportunities for analytics to deliver greater value, marrying the innovation of open source with the collaboration and governance of IBM. Ian is a proponent of IBM's AI ladder and how it is realised in IBM's Cloud Pak for Data, frequently presenting this technology at IBM and industry events.

Ian Keller

SBV

Ian Keller

Chief Security Officer, SBV

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Ian Myszenski

Pinterest

Pinterest - Ian

Ian Myszenski

Head of Operational Excellence for Partner Success, Pinterest

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Ido Lustig

Bluevine

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Ido Lustig

Chief Risk Officer, Bluevine

Ido Lustig is the Chief Risk Officer of BlueVine, a Silicon Valley-based fintech startup that is shaping the future of financial services for small businesses. A veteran data scientist and risk manager, Ido helped develop BlueVine’s fully-online cloud-based platform for invoice factoring, term-loans, business lines of credit and business checking accounts. Ido spearheaded the creation of BlueVine’s top-notch Risk organization which is spread between California and Israel, and has played a critical role in expanding the company’s ability to offer fast and flexible banking solutions to entrepreneurs. Before joining BlueVine, Ido led PayPal’s behavioral analytics department, heading the creation of the company’s risk models’ features. Ido received his bachelor of law degree from Tel Aviv University.

           

Ignus van Zyl

Absa Group

Ignus van Zyl

Lead Security Analyst - Attack Monitoring, Absa Group

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Imma Chippendale

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

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Imma Chippendale

General Manager Data & Analytics, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Imre Szücs

Bauer Media

Imre Szücs

VP, Analytics, Bauer Media

I am an analytical professional, supporting Startups and the Digital Transformation of Enterprises with Artificial Intelligence andData Science with more than 15 years experience. I really enjoy exploring and introducing innovative technologies and analytical capabilities , trying out new way of works, setting up and coaching teams to support and drive business with high impact. I am also keen on finding new revenue streams in the data, analytics and digital era. 

Inderpal Bhandari

IBM

Inderpal Bhandari

Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

Inderpal Bhandari rejoined IBM as Global Chief Data Officer in
December 2015. In this newly created role, he has leveraged his
extensive experience to lead the development of IBM’s data
strategy and drive IBM’s internal cognitive enterprise
transformation. The work has culminated in the Cognitive
Enterprise Blueprint; a roadmap for IBM’s clients on their own
journeys to cognition.

Inderpal brings to IBM more than 20 years of experience in
leadership roles at such leading companies as Cambia Health
Solutions and Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions. Prior to
joining IBM, Inderpal served as Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer of Cambia Health
Solutions where he led the development of Cambia’s data strategy and drove the transformation
of the company’s consumer experience strategies.


Prior to that, Inderpal served as Vice President of knowledge solutions and Chief Data Officer at
Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions, where he was responsible for maximizing the utility of
the company’s data and its readiness to respond to emerging market trends. Before that, he
founded Virtual Gold, growing the company into an international market leader for analytics in
call centers and professional sports.


Inderpal is an expert in transforming data into business value and improved customer
experiences by delivering strategic, innovative capabilities that use analytic insights to enable
growth and productivity. In 2017, he was named U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year by the
CDO Club, and has been featured as an industry expert by Wall Street Journal, Washington Post,
US News & World Report, CNN and FOX.


Inderpal earned his Master of Science Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the
University of Massachusetts and holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Ingrid Purcell

ME Bank

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Ingrid Purcell

Chief Experience Officer, ME Bank

Ingrid joined ME in 2014 as the Brand and Digital Director and was appointed to the ME Executive team in August 2017 as the Chief Experience Officer. Ingrid is focused on helping ME transform its customer experience – delivering on the expectations of our customers and delighting them in the process.

Prior to joining ME, Ingrid led large teams working as a Business Director at creative digital agencies in London and Sydney. Ingrid has worked with a range of companies across the financial services, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and technology industries, helping to create and implement digital brand transformation.
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Innocent Mamvura

University of Witwatersrand

Innocent Mamvura

Innocent Mamvura

Data Scientist, University of Witwatersrand

Isaac Tranis

IBM

Isaac Tranis

Information Architecture Technical Development Manager, IBM

Isaac Tranis is a scholar of Data Science and a newly minted Information Architecture professional. With skills, passion and his trademark flair, he helps everyone from students to executives understand and utilise IBM's technology.

Isabella Hofmeyr-Pretorius

Capitec Bank

Isabella Hofmeyr-Pretorius

Legal Advisor: Risk Management , Capitec Bank

Isabella is a dynamic, driven and very passionate legal professional, specialising in corporate and commercial law with a strong focus on data protection, consumer law and technology law. She is an admitted Attorney and Notary Public and currently serves as a Legal Advisor in the Risk Management Department of Capitec Bank. She has always had a keen interest in corporate governance and commercial law, while her passion for technology law and data protection was sparked when she served as Legal and Compliance Manager at leading eCommerce fashion retailer in South Africa.

 Isabella completed an LLB, LLM (in comparative private law), professional certificates in Chartered Secretaries and Governance and Certified International Privacy Professional (Europe) all while working full time. She is a passionate supporter of educational initiatives, continued professional development and knowledge sharing, always keen to learn through discussions and constructive debates with other professionals.

Israel Ramirez Gonzalez

Zurich Santander

Israel Ramirez Gonzalez

Chief Digital Officer, Zurich Santander

Israel ha colaborado con el desarrollo digital y tecnológico de algunas empresas en el sector financiero, como GNP, Metlife, en BBVA Bancomer, desempeñó varios roles directivos, como: Director de Informática en Afore y Pensiones, Director de Gestión de Servicio, responsable del programa “one click” para creación de productos de ventas digitales, y del programa “Digital Workplace”. Actualmente esta a cargo del desarrollo digital del negocio de seguros de Santander.

Israel, cuenta con un Master en Tecnologías de la Información por el ITAM, un Master en Big Data & Visual Analytics por la Universidad Internacional de la Rioja y una certificación Safe Agilist

Cuenta con amplia experiencia y habilidades en transformación digital, metodologías agiles, analítica de datos para toma de decisiones y soluciones tecnológicas dentro del sector financiero (Banca, Seguros, Fondos de inversión, Pensiones).

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Itumeleng Makgati

SASOL

Itumelend Makgati - SASOL

Itumeleng Makgati

Group CISO, SASOL

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Sasol

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Itumeleng Makgati

CISO, Sasol

Iván Cruz Barrera

Devlyn

Iván Cruz Barrera

Analytics Director, Devlyn

Soy Ingeniero en Sistemas Computacionales y Maestro en Dirección de Empresas, egresado del Tecnológico de Monterrey. Desde muy temprano en mi carrera, me apasionó el área de “Business Analytics”, participando en proyectos que han transformado la forma de gestionar y tomar decisiones en las organizaciones. En los últimos 10 años, me he consolidado como un experto en el área; he creado departamentos de inteligencia de negocio en empresas donde antes no existían, generando una capacidad organizacional para competir mejor en el mercado. He dirigido proyectos para optimizar ingresos y utilidad (Revenue Growth Management), optimización para la cadena de suministro (Demand Planning, Transportation Optimization, Inventory Optimization) y optimización de procesos analíticos en áreas comerciales (Product Mix, Customer/Store Segmentation, Market Basket Analysis). Actualmente soy Director de Inteligencia de Negocio en Ópticas Devlyn.

Iván Herrero Bartolomé

Intercorp

Iván Herrero Bartolomé

Chief Data Officer, Intercorp

Iván es Ingeniero de Telecomunicaciones de la Universidad del País Vasco y posee un Master en Inteligencia de Negocios y Big Data en la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, así como una Especialización en Visualización de Datos por la Universidad de California.

Antes de su incorporación como Chief Data Officer de Intercorp (uno de los grupos económicos más importantes de Perú), trabajó como Senior Manager de transformación digital, Big Data y Analytics en algunas de las empresas de consultoría más reconocidas, prestando servicio a clientes representativos de sectores como banca, telecomunicaciones, educación y medios de comunicación.

 

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Iván Herrero Bartolomé

INTERCORP

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Iván Herrero Bartolomé

Chief Data Officer, INTERCORP

Iván es Ingeniero de Telecomunicaciones de la Universidad del País Vasco y posee un Master en Inteligencia de Negocios y Big Data en la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, así como una Especialización en Visualización de Datos por la Universidad de California.

Antes de su incorporación como Chief Data Officer de Intercorp (uno de los grupos económicos más importantes de Perú), trabajó como Senior Manager de transformación digital, Big Data y Analytics en algunas de las empresas de consultoría más reconocidas, prestando servicio a clientes representativos de sectores como banca, telecomunicaciones, educación y medios de comunicación.

 

Jaap Vink

YoungCapital

Jaap Vink

Former Head of Data, YoungCapital

Jabu Mchunu

Eskom

Jabu Mchunu

Senior Master Data Manager, Eskom

Jabu Mchunu

Eskom

Jabu Mchunu

Senior Master Data Manager, Eskom

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Jabulani  Nene

Unilever

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Jabulani  Nene

Process, Technology and Innovation Manager, Unilever

Jacky Mampana

Hollard

Jacky Mampana

Head: Analytics, Insights & BI, Hollard

Jacky was selected among the prestigious 2020 Top 100 Global Data Visionaries by Truata and Hottopics.ht and has 15 years experience in the data analytics field. I am currently the Head of Data, Analytics and Insights at Hollard Insurance.

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Hollard Insurance

Jacky Mampana

Head: Data, Analytics & Insights, Hollard Insurance

Jacky Mampana

Hollard Insurance

Jacky Mampana

Head: Data, Analytics & Insights, Hollard Insurance

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Jacky Mampana

Hollard Insurance

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Jacky Mampana

Head: Analytics, Insights and BI, Hollard Insurance

Jacob Odada

Jacob Odada

Pan African Parliament

Jacob Odada

Jacob Odada

IT manager | Machine Learning and AI, Pan African Parliament

Computer Science graduate and DevOps Engineer with extensive experience in providing and implementing IT solutions for international organizations.
Graduate student specializing in Robotics and Computational Perception.
Core speciality is in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, DevOps and Governance.

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Jacoline van Jaarsveld

Qorus Software

Jacoline

Jacoline van Jaarsveld

Data Analyst, Qorus Software

Jade Haar

NAB

Jade Haar

Head of Data Ethics, NAB

Jade has almost seventeen years legal experience internationally and in Australia in such areas as data protection, freedom of information, litigation and legislative reform. She was previously NAB’s Chief Privacy Officer from late 2013 – to mid 2019, situated in NAB’s Group Governance & Legal department.

Previously Jade was based overseas in London, where she worked as a regulatory lawyer for the BBC, and in New Zealand, where she had various roles in government relating to law reform and indigenous issues. Her NAB experience includes being across regular improvements to policies and credit consents, keeping a watchful eye over marketing campaigns and has lived through implementing the biggest updates to Australian Privacy legislation for the last 20 years (the introduction of the APPs and comprehensive credit reporting, as well as the Mandatory Data Breach scheme), which she helped roll out across the Enterprise.

Jade now combines her experiences across those sectors to be NAB’s Head of Data Ethics, based in their Enterprise Data team.

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James Brusseau

Pace University

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James Brusseau

Professor & Director, Data Ethics Site, Pace University

James Brusseau (PhD, Philosophy) is author of books, articles, and digital media in the history of philosophy and ethics. He has taught in Europe, Mexico, and currently at Pace University near his home in New York City. As Director of Data Ethics Site, a research institute currently incubating at Pace University, he explores the human experience of big data technologies.

Jan Heida

ABN AMRO

Jan Heida

Head of Data & Analytics, ABN AMRO

Jan Heida is manager of the Data Analytics team established in 2015 within the Marketing & Communication department of ABN AMRO. Jan has a degree in economics at the University of Groningen with a background in marketing and management. Jan has been working at ABN AMRO since 2007 in various (managerial) marketing, sales, product management and data roles.

Jan Sheppard

Tertiary Education Commission

Jan Sheppard

Chief Data Officer, Tertiary Education Commission

Jan is the Chief Data Officer at the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in New Zealand. Jan has taken the TEC on a journey from being a data gatherer treating data as something to be safely locked up, to being a data broker treating data as an asset, and building an ecosystem that realises value from the data.

Innovation is at the core of Jan’s approach. To stay relevant in today’s fast changing environment it is essential to apply innovation is essential to how data is managed and transformed into information. And to be sustainable it is equally essential to take an innovative approach to who this information is shared with, what team structure is in place (including at one point creating a start up in a Public Sector agency to achieve the change that was needed), building people capability and embedding data into the DNA of the organisation. Such an approach has enabled Jan to achieve outcomes beyond what she could imagine.

Janade Sewnarain

SARS

Janade Sewnarain

Manager - Enterprise Services, SARS

I am a Leader and Innovator. I am output focused with a firm belief in continuous improvement; I add value by taking opportunities and decisions that will bring value to an organisation. I have held numerous technical and management positions, each with their own unique challenges and opportunities. My career started as Intern and excelled into a technical role, I later moved into a management position heading the IT division for Eastern Platinum Limited. I added value by delivering and planning complex Infrastructure projects, systems and managing large teams in achieving organisation objectives. I was later appointed by the South African Revenue Services to manage their Enterprise Services team, provide strategic support in the IT Infrastructure team. 

Jane Saychenko

Jane Saychenko

Caltex Australia

Jane Saychenko

Jane Saychenko

Marketing Analytics Manager, Caltex Australia

Jane Saychenko is an experienced data professional who has worked in roles across several industries, including oil and energy, superannuation, banking and retail, with expertise in data warehousing, architecture, governance,  data quality and BI reporting. She has worked both in Australia and internationally.

Jane is the Marketing Analytics Manager at Caltex Australia. Since starting in 2014, she has re-engineered the way that Caltex approach data security, data analytics, and data marketing across both their B2C and B2B channels. Jane has been instrumental in the transformation of the Caltex business strategy, to ensure that the B2C and B2B strategy is driven by data insights.

Jane Shrapnel

Jane Shrapnel

Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

Jane Shrapnel

Jane Shrapnel

Data Scientist, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

Jane Shrapnel is a Data Scientist at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, partnering with clinical leads to improve health efficiency and patient care using advanced analytics. After spending over a decade working in Data Science, consulting to the top companies in Australia, Jane is now passionate about applying this experience to transform the digital space in Healthcare

Janelle Greene

NTI

Janelle Greene

Chief Customer Officer, NTI

Jannie van der Walt

Transaction Capital Risk Services

Jannie van der Walt

Head of Capital Origination & Analytics, Transaction Capital Risk Services

Jannie van der Walt

Transaction Capital Risk Services

Jannie van der Walt

Head of Capital Origination & Analytics, Transaction Capital Risk Services

Jaqueline Calitz

WesBank

Jaqueline Calitz

Data Scientist, WesBank

Jaqueline Gomez Jordan

HBO Latin America

Jaqueline Gomez Jordan

Lead Data Scientist, HBO Latin America

Jason Shugg

Luxury Escapes

Jason Shugg

Chief Customer Officer, Luxury Escapes

A marketing and customer industry leader and regular commentator on customer experience, marketing trends and digital strategy, Jason Shugg is the CCO of eCommerce business Luxury Escapes. With over seventeen years experience in the US, UK and key Asia-Pacific markets, Jason has deep category experience in industries including travel and tourism, sport, services, media and entertainment. 

One of the world’s fastest growing travel websites and an Australian tech success story, Luxury Escapes partners with some of the world’s best known and loved travel brands to change the way you book and experience a holiday. Luxury Escapes has a passionate and highly engaged member-base of over two million, with more than half a million people taking a Luxury Escapes holiday each year. One of Australia’s largest eCommerce businesses, the company has operations across the globe and and teams in four continents. Luxury Escapes was named #1 in the Australian Financial Review’s 2017 Fast Starters List and last year was voted one of Australia’s coolest places to work in the 2018 Australian Travel Awards. 

Responsible for leading the global customer strategy, marketing and communications approach for Luxury Escapes, Jason has led the customer team through a high growth period since his appointment as CCO in February 2019, with the company launching into the USA and introducing new global products such as Flights and Experiences. 

Prior to Luxury Escapes, Jason was Head of Customer Strategy for Bupa where he helped to drive unique and scalable customer strategies leading to Bupa moving to number 1 market position in Australia. Having worked in a diverse range of industries, Jason has held Strategy and Marketing leadership roles for brands including Melbourne Racing Club, Lonely Planet, The Age and Sensis, with both agency and client-side experience. 

Jason’s extensive experience in customer-led strategy and strong track record building high-performing teams both locally and internationally make him an appealing speaker for marketing, customer experience and travel trade events. His speaker experience includes marketing innovation, customer-led strategies, data-driven marketing and building a consistent global brand experience. 

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Ultimate Software Group

Jason Tokayer, Ph.D.

Director of Business Analytics, Ultimate Software Group

Jason leads the Data and Analytics Center of Excellence at Ultimate Software. His organization is charged with implementing standards across the organization for data, metrics, and analysis, delivering insights gleaned from data to drive business decisions, and monitoring the impact of those decisions to ensure they lead to desired outcomes. Jason drives data governance and quality, reporting, advanced analytics, and data literacy initiatives across Ultimate Software’s business operations. He partners with the company's business units to ensure data and insights are curated, relevant, trusted, and timely.

Jason holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from USC, where he studied image processing and analysis for patients with retinal pathologies. Throughout his career, Jason has been leading the development of data management, analytics, and data science solutions.

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Jason Wang

Synergy Credit Union

Synergy. Jason Wang

Jason Wang

Chief Risk Officer, Synergy Credit Union

Jason has nearly two decades of experience working as a risk and analytics professional in the U.S. and Canadian financial services industry. He has extensive experience in creating and managing risk-related strategies with various advanced data-mining methods and tools. As CRO of a prominent credit union, his responsibilities also include privacy governance, policy making, risk tolerance setting and monitoring, risk committee, stress testing, and much more.

Jason is frequently featured in print media and live TV interviews, ranging from Bloomberg, Business New Network (BNN), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), to Canadian Television (CTV).

Jason has a MBA from New York University, and is a CFA charter holder. He lives in Toronto with his family.

 

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Javier Campos Zabala

Experian

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Javier Campos Zabala

General Manager, Data Labs, Experian

Passionate about applying Artificial Intelligence to fundamentally transform businesses and deliver consistent value.

Proven track of market engagement, product innovation in analytics & data solutions, and strategic planning and decision making to create next generation AI-based products. Product mindset and Agile software development engineering best practices.

Strong mathematical and technical background – Masters equivalent Robotics Engineering – AI - and Theoretical Physics – applied within the Marketing and Media industry +16 years.

Ability to navigate, effectively communicate and influence key stakeholders within complex matrix organizations to achieve optimal results.

I am regularly involved in thought leadership activities in Big Data and new technologies – I have spoken at large industry events such as the IT Gartner Symposium, NAB,

Entrepreneur mind-set: Pushing for disruption but simultaneously ensuring all tech delivers business value at all stages by balancing the IT financing with the business benefits realisation,

Specialties: Financial Services, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Marketing & Advertisement, Market research, Big Data, Mathematical modelling, Data Management Platform, Audience Insights, Data Science and modelling, Master Data Management, Media Agencies, Business Strategy
 

Jay Franklin

First Tech Federal Credit Union

Jay Franklin

VP, Enterprise Data and Analytics, First Tech Federal Credit Union

Jay Franklin leads First Tech Federal Credit Union’s Enterprise Data and Analytics Center of Excellence.  He manages a team of Advanced Analytics/Data Science, Business Intelligence and Data Management professionals located in corporate offices in both California and Oregon.  He is well-seasoned for this role, given his background in Business, IT and Consulting, driving large-scale Data and Analytics, Business Process and Technology initiatives and disciplines.  In addition to his more-than-twenty years in Data Warehousing, Information Governance, Master Data Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics, he has a broad background in Finance, Marketing, Sales, Product Management and Organizational Development.  Jay’s industry experience, including consulting, spans Financial Services, High Tech, Health Care, Entertainment and Business Equipment, having worked for companies such as VMware, Kaiser Permanente, Toshiba America, Alcatel, Xerox, Warner Home Video, Amgen, Allergan and Mattel, prior to joining First Tech.  Jay holds an MBA in Finance, a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Marketing, and a Professional Certificate in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.  He was awarded for his data strategy and execution accomplishments by The Data Warehouse Institute.

Jean Perez

Collinson

Jean Perez

Head of Analytics, Collinson

Responsible for maintaining a data-driven culture and driving the growth of the company from an analytics perspective.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Advise management on critical strategic and operational decision making based on data analysis
Challenge business on their performance by unveiling optimization potential
Create predictive models and identify patterns in complex datasets to articulate user behaviour and define improvement opportunities
Communicate your findings to various audiences, from other departments to our management team to our board and investors
Drive product development with feature testing
A/B Testing as well as multivariate
Tackle analytics development and Artificial intellenge integration to the Insurance & Assistance Business
Application of machine learning for fraud detection, price optimisation, persona product linked pricing, claims automation, robotics.

Technicla background with experience in the below:

– Apache Spark (Python and optionally Scala API) – Python – SQL
-R, R studio
-Experience in visualization libraries (Bokeh, Matplotlib, Tablau, etc)

Jean-Claude El-Sabbagh

Optus

Jean-Claude El-Sabbagh

Chief Data Officer & Head of Data Centre of Excellence, Optus

Jeanine Norden

Momentum Metropolitan

Jeanine Norden

Group Head of Data Management & Chief Information Officer, Momentum Metropolitan

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Jeff Healey

Vertica

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Jeff Healey

Senior Director, Vertica

Jeff leads the product marketing team and go-to-market for the Vertica Advanced Analytics Platform, the industry’s most advanced SQL analytics database purpose built to manage massive volumes of Big Data at extreme scale with the highest levels of performance. With more than 15 years of high-tech marketing experience and deep knowledge in messaging, positioning, and content development, Jeff has previously led product marketing for Axeda Corporation (now PTC), the leading Internet of Things platform for hundreds of intelligent device manufacturers. Prior to Axeda, Jeff held product marketing, customer success, and lead editorial roles at MathWorks, Macromedia (now Adobe), Sybase (now SAP), and The Boston Globe.




Jeffrey Lee

Swiss Re

Jeffrey Lee

VP Senior Pricing Actuary - Data Intelligence, Swiss Re

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Jeffrey Wartgow

Oracle

Oracle - Jeffrey Wartgow

Jeffrey Wartgow

Vice President Product Management CX Service, Oracle

Jeffrey Wartgow leads Oracle’s Outbound product management teams focused on Oracle CX Service Cloud, Engagement Cloud, and ISV Partners. He and his teams are currently on a mission to predict the future of customer experience. Before joining Oracle, Jeff was with TOA Technologies (acquired by Oracle) where he served as the vice president of product marketing, as well as vice president of channels and alliances. Before joining TOA, Jeffrey spent two and a half years as a Director at FTI Consulting in San Francisco, where he was charged with developing the company’s first formal partner program. Prior to FTI, Jeffrey served seven years with Dell Inc. During this time he managed Dell’s Strategic Alliances for Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as Dell’s New Partner Evaluation program. Jeffrey also led Dell’s Competitive Intelligence team focusing on enterprise products. With more than 15 years of experience in diverse roles across the technology industry, Jeffrey is an expert on mobility, predictive analytics, big data, enterprise cloud computing, technology ecosystems, partnerships and integrations, and the dynamic relationship between hardware, software and services in enterprise IT architecture.

 

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Jen Paterno

Dentsu Aegis Network

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Jen Paterno

Director of Learning and Development , Dentsu Aegis Network

With 16 years in the Hospitality industry, it’s safe to say Jen is a “people person.” 

In her current role, Jen helps Dentsu Aegis Network deliver on the global belief that a great employee experience is the key to delivering a great client experience.  Jen specializes in management and leadership development; helping the network to scale and develop their learning and career mobility programs, drive employee engagement and execute on a robust performance development philosophy. 

Jen’s strong beliefs in the value of coaching and assisting leadership to engage their employees and tap into their full potential began early in her hospitality roots and is a passion she brings to her current team, and her own business, every day.

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Jenifer Sessums

Fannie Mae

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Jenifer Sessums

Director, Customer Experience Design, Fannie Mae

20+ years of experience leading teams to deliver beautiful and engaging human-centered solutions for product, digital, and brand design. I’m a collaborative and resourceful partner; adept at balancing both strategic goals and the nuances of professional relationships. I strive to build and nurture an inclusive team culture and have a true passion for quality, craft, and detail.

Jennifer Lambert, U.S. Department of State

Jennifer Lambert

U.S. Department of State

Jennifer Lambert, U.S. Department of State

Jennifer Lambert

Acting Director, Centre for Analytics, U.S. Department of State

Jennifer is a Foreign Affairs Officer, Deputy Director of the Bureau of International Information Programs’ Office of Analytics, amd recently as the Acting Director for the Department’s new Center for Analytics.  Jennifer led an operational turnaround for a dedicated but exhausted team of analysts to deliver on the Secretary’s promise to run an employee-led transformation of the State Department. She brought order to chaos, distilling useful information from the Department’s extremely complex and disorganized collection of data systems. In this role, she impressively became the voice and face of the Secretary’s enterprise analytics capacity growth initiative, helping make a permanent impact on the Department and establish a culture of evidence-based decision-making. A Presidential Management Fellow, she served as part of the Secretary of State's policy planning staff and worked in the Intelligence and Research Bureau focusing on Libya and Morocco. Jennifer’s past work includes social science research, target audience analysis, digital strategy, and marketing to support the Department of State’s digital outreach programs designed to explain US policy and values to foreign audiences. She is now using her expertise in social science and analytics to help make our agencies insight-driven and data-informed organizations. Before joining the State Department, Jennifer was the team lead for a cell of Arabic Media Analysts advising on strategic communications for the United States Forces in Iraq. She earned a PhD in Political Science at University College Dublin as a George J. Mitchell Scholar and was recently awarded Employee of the Year for her work at  IIP in 2017.

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Jeremy Walsh

Tableau

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Jeremy Walsh

Strategic Customer Success Manager, Tableau

Jerome Abt

Jerome Abt

Danone SA

Jerome Abt

Jerome Abt

Centre Performance Team Leader, Danone SA

Jerome is a proven Call Centre professional with 6 years of experience as an agent, trainer, analyst and performance manager. During the 6 years he has amassed tons of learning experiences and networked with peers in the industry.

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Jerry Gupta

Swiss Re

Jerry Gupta

Jerry Gupta

SVP, Digital Analyst Catalyst, Swiss Re

Jerry Gupta is a Senior Vice President at Swiss Re, one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world. Previously he was the Global Head of Program Management at Amazon. Prior to that Jerry created the Innovation and Venture groups at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Experienced in finding the Product-Market fit and developing user experiences that delight customers.

He has launched new businesses both as an entrepreneur and within Fortune 100 setting. He has conducted due-diligence on transactions worth over $3B in aggregate value and has raised over $25M in private placements. In addition, he has been on the board of or an advisor to several start-ups in the US and in Spain. Jerry has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. He is currently working towards a Masters degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University and has received his MS in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University.

 

Jessica Venning-Bryan

Flux Federation

Jessica Venning-Bryan

Chief Marketing Officer, Flux Federation

Jessica has spent two decades advising executive teams and boards on how to engage consumers with new technologies, projects and brands. From drinks to electricity, voting systems to software, she’s delivered projects in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the UK. Jessica is currently Chief Client Officer for energy software company Flux Federation managing a global client portfolio. She is also an Independent Member of the Payments NZ API Council, governing New Zealand's transition to open banking. Jessica was part of the founding team at disruptive electricity retailer Flick Electric Co., successfully exiting to Z Energy in 2018, is the Founder and Managing Trustee of Cultivate Mentoring Lab, and has served on the Board of PledgeMe, the National Council of Women, and as a mentor with start-up accelerator Creative HQ.



Jesus Ramos

Luxelare

Jesus Ramos

CIO, Luxelare

Ingeniero en Sistemas Computacionales por el ITESM y Maestro en Computational Finance por la Universidad de Nottingham. Cuenta con 16 años de experiencia en el sector tecnológico de México y ha liderado sistemas de importancia nacional como el Sistema de Liquidación de Valores para Indeval y el MoNeT para índices de mercado para Bolsa Mexicana de Valores. Ha tenido posiciones de liderazgo en Ciencia de Datos y Analytics en empresas importantes del sector financiero y bursátil. Fue cofundador y Director de Operaciones en Datank.ai, startup dedicada a automatizar decisiones operativas mediante Machine Learning. También es cofundador de The Data Pub, ONG dedicada a la educación y sensibilización del mercado sobre Ciencia de Datos y Machine Learning. Actualmente dirige el Laboratorio AI for Social Wealth de la Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencia de Datos, el cual resuelve problemas sociales mediante el uso de Artificial Intelligence de manera imparcial y neutral en agenda. Es catedrático en arquitecturas de datos a gran escala en la Maestría en Tecnologías de Información del ITAM.

JG Cowper

Healthbridge

JG Cowper

Chief Data Officer, Healthbridge

Guiding divisions within the group to leverage data assets in a scalable, profitable and responsible manner.

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Jim Crowley

Forge.AI

Forge. Jim Crowley

Jim Crowley

Co-Founder and CEO, Forge.AI

 

 

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Jim Hogan

QUT

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Jim Hogan

Associate Professor - ‎Science and Engineering Faculty, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, QUT

Research areas:
Machine Learning and Bioinformatics. Professor Hogan’s interest is in the application of machine learning methods to pattern discovery problems in bioinformatics, specifically the discovery of regulatory motifs in bacteria and resulting inference of regulatory networks and their properties. Techniques vary, but much of this work has utilised Support Vector Machines with novel Kernels tailored to the problem. There are a number of open challenges in this area.
Making Sense of Sequences: Professor Hogan leads the Bioinformatics group within the Microsoft QUT eResearch Centre, with its focus on new methods for navigating and visualising large biological data sets. The team is responsible for the SilverGene and SilverMap visualisation tools, and the BioPatML pattern description language. See the URL below for details.
Modern Internationalisation and Localisation: the challenges of large scale and on-demand localisation of (usually text-based) content. Interests and projects include Localisation standards and workflow, Localisation in the Cloud and Mashups for ad-hoc Localisation and re-use.

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Jim Rolfes.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Jim Rolfes.

Chief Information Officer, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

JoAnn Stonier

Mastercard