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Aaron Chau

Munich Re Australasia

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Aaron Chau

Head of Data Analytics, Munich Re Australasia

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Aaron Crews

LITTLER MENDELSON

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Aaron Crews

Chief Data Analytics Officer, LITTLER MENDELSON

Technologist, "servant leadership" focused executive, and reformed trial lawyer responsible for innovation, building and executing a Big Data strategy inside the world’s largest labor and employment law firm, and reimagining how we can leverage data to deliver new services and increased value to clients.
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Abhi Bhattacharyya

Company

Abhi

Abhi Bhattacharyya

Position, Company

Abigail

Abigail Britton

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Abigail

Abigail Britton

Data Science Lead, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Abigail Britton

Abigail Britton

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Abigail Britton

Abigail Britton

Data Science Lead, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Abigail was the Data Science and Analysis Team Lead at Sasfin and has joined AB InBev in 2018 where she is now the key point of contact between the innovation and analytics teams and the broader business in developing sustainable and scalable analytics solutions that generate measurable business value across Africa.

 

 

Read full interview with Abigail here

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Abigail Page

AGI and EuroGeographic

Abigail Page, Eurogeographics final

Abigail Page

Chair and Product Development Manager, AGI and EuroGeographic

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Adam Holster

NAB

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Adam Holster

Director, Customer Research & Analytics, NAB

Adam Preston

Adam Preston

Santander

Adam Preston

Adam Preston

Chief Data Officer, Santander

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Adam Skinner

Fitness & Lifestyle Group

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Adam Skinner

Chief Data & Technology Officer, Fitness & Lifestyle Group

Adele Jones - Nedbank

Adele Jones

Nedbank

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Adele Jones

Lead Architect: Information Security & Blockchain, Nedbank

Adele Jones have over 14 years of hands on information security experience. This includes building security mechanisms into some of the most well-known South African retail and business internet banking sites to participating in red and blue team exercises to map and validate possible attack path vectors. Adele also assisted in formalising the security architecture design function at one of SA leading banks.

Since joining the SAFBC in 2016 as the leading technical Blockchain representative for Nedbank, Adele has immersed herself into the technical blockchain community. She has been closely involved in the development of the new versions of Hyperledger Fabric (IBM’s blockchain solution that is open-sourced), Project Indy (an blockchain project for identity) and developments like Zero-Knowledge proof which addresses privacy issues on blockchain implementations.
Aditya Kongara

Aditya Kongara

USAA

Aditya Kongara

Aditya Kongara

AVP, Executive Head of Enterprise Information Management & Governance, USAA

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Adriana Bokel Herde

Pegasystems

adriana

Adriana Bokel Herde

Chief People Officer, Pegasystems

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Agustinus Nalwan

carsales.com

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Agustinus Nalwan

Head of AI and Machine Learning, carsales.com

Ahmed Gamal Soliman

Ahmed Gamal Soliman

Microsoft

Ahmed Gamal Soliman

Ahmed Gamal Soliman

Data & AI Solutions Specialist, Microsoft

Ahmed Khamassi

Ahmed Khamassi

Equinor

Ahmed Khamassi

Ahmed Khamassi

Vice President of Data Science, Equinor

Ahmed Nabil

Ahmed Nabil

PGESCo Egypt

Ahmed Nabil

Ahmed Nabil

Chief Information Security Officer, PGESCo Egypt

Brief Summary:

1. Solid working experience in Information Security architecture, design, implementation and management including Network Security, Web Security, Data Security, Cloud Security and End point Security.

2. Excellent organisational skills, analytical and problem solving skills

3. Strong leadership and decision making skills

4. Excellent Working experience with most of Microsoft Products as Exchange, AD, System Center Suite, Hyper- V, Forefront products, Azure, Azure Security, OMS, Azure Information protection/RMS, Defender ATP, Microsoft ATA Security solution, Security suite/products, Office365 and EMS

5. Infrastructure/Networking (LAN, WAN and Wireless) for different products and Vendors

6. Security Products ranging from different Firewalls, IDS, Mail/Spam Filters, Web filters, SIEM, MFA, Identity, NAC solutions, Vulnerability assessment, penetration testing....etc.

7. IT Project Management, Budget estimation, Planning, Product evaluation and ITIL/PMI best practices

8. Solid Experience in Security Governance, Audit, Implementing ISO 27K and SOC formation.

9. Internationally recognized public speaker and author of several articles in different IT magazines.

Specialties: IT Project Management, Business Analysis, Security, Infrastructure and Networking
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Ai-Hua Kam

@Data4Democracy

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Ai-Hua Kam

Head of Data & Technology, Compliance Program, @Data4Democracy

Aideen, Byline Bank

Aideen Shea

Byline Ban

Aideen, Byline Bank

Aideen Shea

VP Learning and Development, Byline Ban

Ajay Khanna

Ajay Khanna

Tellius

Ajay Khanna

Ajay Khanna

Founder and CEO, Tellius

Ajay Khanna is Founder and CEO of Tellius, an innovative Search and AI-powered Analytics platform.  Tellius accelerates data-driven decision making with an intuitive search-driven interface and an embedded intelligence layer that automates the discovery of insights across multiple data sources at scale. Ajay has over 20 years of extensive experience in building big data analytics platforms, as well as managing world-class, agile, distributed teams.  Prior to starting Tellius, Ajay was CTO at Celcite, a global leader in telecommunications analytics and network management solutions, which was acquired by Amdocs.
Alaa Moussawi, NYCC

Alaa Moussawi.

New York City Council

Alaa Moussawi, NYCC

Alaa Moussawi.

Chief Data Scientist and Assistant Director, New York City Council

Alan Eldridge

Alan Eldridge

Snowflake

Alan Eldridge

Alan Eldridge

Director of Sales Engineering APAC, Snowflake

Alan Eldridge is the  Asia Pacific Director of Sales Engineering based in Melbourne with responsibility for leading the Snowflake’s regional pre-sales team.  Eldridge has worked in the data analytics space for almost two decades and joins Snowflake following six years at Tableau Software, where he was the company’s first employee in the region and most recently was Tableau’s Presales Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Tableau, he held a variety of technical sales roles at Microsoft, Business Objects and Sun Microsystems. 

Alan Lee

Alan Lee

Kohl's

Alan Lee

Alan Lee

VP of Data Science and Data Science Engineering, Kohl's

Part of an exciting and high performing Data Science group that has quickly made breakthroughs at Kohl's. In a few years we have rapidly grown the core data science team, hiring experts in a wide range of areas including deep learning, countless regression techniques, tree ensembles, Bayesian statistics, and more. This team of currently 40+ data scientists and data science engineers has solved many important problems at Kohl's and is being asked to take over more responsibilities across the entire enterprise.

Data Science and Engineering responsibilities in the group includes:
-Online Recommendations and Personalization for Kohl's E-Comm assets - Research, Implementation, and Support
-Supporting Online Search and Browse
-Enterprise Wide Assortment Optimization
-Sales Forecasting
-Visual Search using Deep learning(CNN) and traditional BOVW
-Other adhoc projects analyzing sales performance, customer behavior, fashion trends, merchandising, etc to support critical decisions across the enterprise
-Various Data Science Engineering challenges necessary to scale up big data machine learning solutions for deployment
Andy Luu, Chubb

Alan Luu

Chubb

Andy Luu, Chubb

Alan Luu

Assistant Vice President, Advanced Digital Analytics, Chubb

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Alan Riesenweber

GHD

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Alan Riesenweber

Practice Director, Data & Analytics - GHD Digital, GHD

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Alastair Liptrot

Simplot

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Alastair Liptrot

Head of Insights and Category Development, Simplot

Alberto Artasanchez

Alberto Artasanchez

Knowledgent, a part of Accenture

Alberto Artasanchez

Alberto Artasanchez

Artificial Intelligence Lab Director, Knowledgent, a part of Accenture

Accomplished and energetic technologist with a solid history of achievement in a variety of industries with a background on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, and Cloud technologies. Motivated leader with strong organizational, communication and prioritization skills. Vast experience applying Python, Java and SQL for algorithm development, data modeling, EDA and data visualization. Hands-on experience applying machine learning algorithms to real-world problems. Strong track record building end-to-end machine learning platforms at scale. Deep and broad understanding of the state of the art AI/ML ecosystem.
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Alberto Paez

Cetelem

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Alberto Paez

Chief Data Officer, Cetelem

Buscar diferentes soluciones y análisis de información ha sido el núcleo de la carrera profesional de Alberto. Inició como desarrollador de soluciones proporcionando diseño, desarrollo e implementación de sistemas de información multiusuario para diversos clientes. Después de dos años inició su carrera en PepsiCo donde se enfocó en las áreas de calidad y gobierno de datos hasta llegar a liderar el área de Data Quality para el Centro de Excelencia dando servicio a los diferentes países del grupo validando las implementaciones de sistemas y datos críticos a nivel global. Después de 8 años de experiencia en productos de consumo, decidió centrarse en la industria de servicios incorporándose a PwC donde desempeñó el rol de Senior Manager para Data Analytics dónde lideró diferentes proyectos y soluciones centradas en el análisis de datos para brindar visibilidad y soporte a los equipos de auditoría interna, la detección de problemas y riesgos de cumplimiento y provisión de soluciones para mejorar los procesos de gestión y calidad de datos para garantizar la credibilidad de la información para la toma de decisiones.

Actualmente Alberto se desempeña como Chief Data Officer para Cetelem, parte del grupo BNP Paribas dónde su principal responsabilidad es desarrollar, liderar e implementar soluciones e iniciativas relacionadas con la gestión de datos, la gobernanza, la calidad y el análisis de la información.

 

The search for different solutions and analysing information has been the core of Alberto's professional career. He started as a solutions developer providing design, development and implementation of multiuser information systems for various clients. After two years he started his career at PepsiCo where he focused on the areas of quality and data governance until he led the Data Quality area for the Center of Excellence, serving the different countries of the group validating the systems and data implementations critical at a global level. After 8 years of experience in consumer products, he decided to focus on the service industry, joining PwC where he held the role of Senior Manager for Data Analytics where he led different projects and solutions focused on data analysis to provide visibility and support to the internal audit teams, the detection of compliance problems and risks and provision of solutions to improve data management and analysis processes as well as data quality validations to guarantee the credibility of the information for decision making.

Alberto currently serves as Chief Data Officer for Cetelem, part of the BNP Paribas group, where his main responsibility is to develop, lead and implement solutions and initiatives related to data management, governance, quality and information analysis.

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Aldo Calcaneo

Ignite Commerce

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Aldo Calcaneo

Chief Technology Officer, Ignite Commerce

Alejandro Canteraro

Alejandro Cantarero

Los Angeles Times

Alejandro Canteraro

Alejandro Cantarero

VP, Data, Los Angeles Times

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Alejandro Melo

Procter & Gamble

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Alejandro Melo

Head of Business Intelligence - Analytics and Insights, Procter & Gamble

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Alejandro Roemer

Banorte

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Alejandro Roemer

Head of Behavioral Analytics , Banorte

Alejandro Roemer is the Head of Behavioral Analytics at Banorte. The behavioral team works on a wide ranging set of experiments across all areas of the bank, with the dual purpose of generating value and of achieving a better understanding of customer behavior. Alejandro is devoted to exploiting the intersection between data and behavioral science, convinced of its potential to ameliorate processes and campaigns throughout Banorte. He specializes in experimental design and behavioral analysis.

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Alejandro Suarez

Sigma Alimentos

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Alejandro Suarez

Chief Information Officer, Sigma Alimentos

Alejandro Suárez es VP de Tecnologías de Información en Sigma Alimentos.
Su reto principal es contribuir a la generación de Ventajas Competitivas para Sigma a través de la Tecnología, principalmente con herramientas de Transformación Digital y metodologías de Agilidad.
Alejandro Suárez ha laborado en Sigma por 27 años, ocupando diferentes posiciones: Director de Planeación Estratégica Corporativa, Director del Negocio de Carnes Frías México, Director de Fusiones y Adquisiciones, Director Caribe y otras posiciones en Logística, Operaciones y Comercial.
Alejandro Suárez está casado y tiene dos hijos.

Alejandro Suárez is the Chief Information Officer in Sigma Alimentos.
His main challenge is to contribute in the generation of Competitive Advantages for Sigma through Information Technology with Digital Transformation tools and Agile methodologies.
Alejandro Suárez has been working at Sigma for 27 years, occupying different positions: VP Corporate Strategic Planning, VP of Cold Cuts Business Mexico, VP of Mergers and Acquisitions, VP Caribbean Region and other positions in Logistics, Operations and Commercial areas.
Alejandro Suárez is married and has two children.

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Alex Barreto

MYOB

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Alex Barreto

Head of Delivery, MYOB

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Alex Woodcock

Alex Woodcock

RLH Corporation

Alex Woodcock

Alex Woodcock

VP, Corporate Strategy and Analytics, RLH Corporation

Alexander Metlewicz

Alexander Metlewicz

Al Tayyar Group (UAE)

Alexander Metlewicz

Alexander Metlewicz

Senior Manager – BI & Data Science, Al Tayyar Group (UAE)

Alishna Maharaj

Alishna Maharaj

Aspen Pharma

Alishna Maharaj

Alishna Maharaj

Business Analytics & Insights Manager, Aspen Pharma

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Allen Crane

USAA

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (20)

Allen Crane

Assistant Vice President, Applied Analytics, USAA

Allen Crane is an Enterprise Data and Analytics leader who maximizes the impact Data and Insights have on business results, operational efficiency and effectiveness, and fact-based cultural change. He is a leading expert on Measurability of Systems and processes, with experience building quantifiable analytics practices for major corporations. He has expertise in driving strategy and operational improvements across digital, call center, marketing, and social channels. He is currently developing new capabilities in Machine Learning and AI to shorten the time between Insights and Value Realization.

 Allen is a leader in his field and is committed to increasing the role of “Analyst Action Agents” in organizations, and driving diversity and inclusion, particularly in STEM and Data Science programs. He is accountable for advancing the value of USAA’s operational data by achieving greater customer service across all operational channels, and monetizing the value of data and improvements from fact-based analytics, in support of a corporate strategy that helps the business leverage data to optimize multigenerational customer relationships, and maximize return on its marketing, digital, and call center investments.

 Allen earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research from Southern Methodist University and is currently pursuing a second Master of Science in Data Science. 

 

 

Allison Sagraves

Allison Sagraves

M&T Bank

Allison Sagraves

Allison Sagraves

Chief Data Officer, M&T Bank

I'm a seasoned financial services executive, thought leader, change agent and force multiplier. I’m experienced in a range of functions, including data and analytics, risk and regulatory management, transformation, strategy, global sourcing, operations and technology, finance, marketing, and core banking.

I have a keen ability to quickly assess complex situations, then develop, lead and execute innovative and successful strategies to improve performance. I've led many functions and key initiatives and am adept at navigating new and ambiguous territory. I've learned through experience my professional value comes from:

Lead Enterprise Data Office and am charged with establishing and executing data governance, data quality, business architecture, and analytics to enable business units to harness information to 
manage risk, generate revenue, and improve efficiency. 

Prior to assuming this role, Allison served in a series of leadership roles at M&T including risk management, transformation, global sourcing, marketing, payment operations, strategy, re-engineering, Lean/Six Sigma, finance, and operations management.
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Alyona Medelyan

Thematic

Medelyan

Alyona Medelyan

CEO, Thematic

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Amanda Flashner

LendingPoint

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Amanda Flashner

SVP, Customer Experience, LendingPoint


 
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Amanda Flashner - LendingPoint

LendingPoint

Amanda Flashner

Amanda Flashner - LendingPoint

SVP, Customer Experience, LendingPoint


 
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Amar Drawid

Celgene

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Amar Drawid

Head of Data and Reporting, Celgene

 
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Amit Chowdhury

Visa

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Amit Chowdhury

Vice President Workforce Analytics, Visa

More Information to follow....

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Ana Atordido

Urbanest

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Ana Atordido

Contact Centre Manager, Urbanest

Andre Gaddis

Andre Gaddis

Suncoast Credit Union

Andre Gaddis

Andre Gaddis

VP of Data Analytics & Data Science, Suncoast Credit Union

 
Andre Hugo - Virgin Money

Andre Hugo

Virgin Money

Andre Hugo - Virgin Money

Andre Hugo

Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Money

Andre Hugo worked at Deloitte for 18 years of which he was a Consulting partner for 10 years where he worked in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA and Europe. He was responsible for internal innovation – “Deloitte of Tomorrow” where he successfully built 11 businesses and acquired 3. For the last 8 years he has specialised in the design, build and commercialisation of disruptive digital business’s. Recently examples whilst at Deloitte include being part of the team that built MTN Mobile Money and Tyme which was acquired by Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

 

After leaving Deloitte, Andre launched his own business; M4JAM (Money for Jam, a micro jobbing platform allowing people to earn money for doing sub 10 minute tasks on their cell phones.) After exiting M4JAM in March 2016 Andre built a new market place for eBay called Gumtree Connect which has successfully been launched in the Western Cape. In 2017 Andre joined the Virgin Money Team in South Africa as CEO where he has been tasked to refine the strategy, develop and implement a roadmap to scale the Virgin Money brand, as a digital-first business.
Andrea Allmon

Andrea Allmon

MedImpact

Andrea Allmon

Andrea Allmon

VP, Enterprise Analytics, MedImpact

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Andrea Johannes

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Andrea

Andrea Johannes

Manager: Programme, Projects & Data Management , Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Project Lead on SharePoint implementation. 
Investigate and implement best practice Data Management. 
Advise the foundation on Data Maturity. 
Create a Data Strategy.
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Andreas Sandmann

Anglicare Southern Queensland

Andreas Sandmann

Andreas Sandmann

Manager, Information & Business Intelligence, Anglicare Southern Queensland

Andreas Siebert, Munich Re (1)

Andreas Siebert

Munich Re

Andreas Siebert, Munich Re (1)

Andreas Siebert

Head of Geospatial Solutions, Munich Re

Andreas Streich, Zurich (1)

Andreas Streich

Zurich

Andreas Streich, Zurich (1)

Andreas Streich

Head of Underwriting Analytics, Zurich

Andrei Muraru

Andrei Muraru.

Belron International

Andrei Muraru

Andrei Muraru.

Big Data Innovation Manager , Belron International

Andrei Muraru, Big Data Innovation Manager at Belron, has been working on big data initiatives supporting businesses in Telecom, Energy and Automotive industries for nearly 10 years. He’s now enabling Belron, one of the largest automotive repair businesses, to be more data-driven and leverage cutting-edge concepts and technologies.

 

Andrew Barnett

Andrew Barnett.

Legal & General Investments

Andrew Barnett

Andrew Barnett.

Chief Data Officer, Legal & General Investments

Andrew Barnett is the CDO of Legal & General Investment management. Over the past 20 years Barnett has moved from Investments to Fintech and now data & analytics. An unconventional path perhaps, but one that allows him to communicate in the language of his stakeholders while encouraging an entrepreneurial approach to data, technology and change. Remembering, “without data your just another person with an opinion”(Deming)

 

Andrew Collinge

Andrew Collinge

Smart Dubai

Andrew Collinge

Andrew Collinge

Advisor, Smart Dubai

A strategic, director-level role covering:

1) data governance and policy development (guidelines and self-assessment toolkit to support the ethical adoption of AI, GDPR, data privacy).

2) the creation of a data science centre of excellence to drive the application of data science in city service development and policy making (including leveraging industry partnerships).

3) city data management and publishing.

4) research and development (building a full stack approach to decentralised data exchange in Dubai - data architecture, protocols, monetisation and market mechanisms, use case development and ecosystem engagement).

5) broader private sector partnership development and responsibility for team performance and delivery.
Andrew Nicklin, GOVEX

Andrew Nicklin

Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Nicklin, GOVEX

Andrew Nicklin

Director of Data Practices, Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Ruegger

Andrew Ruegger

Group M

Andrew Ruegger

Andrew Ruegger

Managing Partner, Ecommerce & Data Science, Group M

Bio coming soon...
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Andrew Sohn

Crawford and Company

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Andrew Sohn

SVP, Global Digital and Analytics Services, Crawford and Company

Andrew is responsible for developing and implementing the global data management, analytics and digital innovation strategies for the world’s largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management solutions.

 

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Andrew Spence

BlueScope Steel

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Andrew Spence

National Manager Operations and Supply Chain, BlueScope Steel

Andy Alexander, JP Morgan

Andy Alexander

J.P. MORGAN

Andy Alexander, JP Morgan

Andy Alexander

Executive Director, Data Science and Machine Learning, J.P. MORGAN

Andy Alexander is the Data Science lead for non markets activity within JP Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank. He manages a global team responsible for the end-to-end delivery of analytic solutions to some of the bank’s toughest operational problems.  He has worked with data and analytics throughout his career, holding senior positions in applied data science, and data science technology. Andy has an academic background which spans economics, econometrics, computer science and mathematics. His current research interests include variational autoencoders and their application to unbalanced categorical datasets.

Andy Ralphs

Andy Ralphs

Mastercard

Andy Ralphs

Andy Ralphs

Chief Data Officer, Mastercard

Andy Ruckley, Photobox

Andy Ruckley

Photobox

Andy Ruckley, Photobox

Andy Ruckley

Director of Data, BI & Analytics, Photobox

Andy is Director of Data, BI & Analytics at Photobox Group. He has been with Photobox for 1 month and is focusing on how data can drive insights and decision making across the Photobox Group businesses. He has over 25 year’s experience in the data industry and has worked in a wide selection of industries; Telecoms, Manufacturing and Retail from large blue chip corporates to small start-ups.

He is passionate about putting “data” as a line item on the balance sheet by challenging organisations to use data to drive the collective intelligence:  How can we become an analytical competitor? By presenting the right info at the right time to the right people to support the core business capabilities.

Over his career Andy has been the interface between Tech departments and business teams and this has proven invaluable when building BI Competency /Enablement Centres, understanding the importance of bringing the right people together to tie economic significance to the value of information. He believes that having the ability to blend good data architecture, appropriate data stewardship and data engineering skills with the right business involvement helps organisations answer “how do you know its delivering value?” and “Show me the data / insight that proves it and tell me why!”

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Aneesa Ameer

ABSA

Aneesa

Aneesa Ameer

Innovation, Customer and Robotics Lead, ABSA

Aneshan Ramaloo

Aneshan Ramaloo

SAS

Aneshan Ramaloo

Aneshan Ramaloo

Advanced Analytics Practice Lead, SAS

Aneshan Ramaloo provides support in positioning SAS's analytical offerings to help organizations solve their business problems. He also assists in facilitation of discussions regarding advanced analytics to deliver an effective business value proposition to clients. He is excited about the industry wide applications that AI and Machine Learning brings to organizations.
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Angel Ramirez

Evolumedia

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Angel Ramirez

Chief Technology Officer, Evolumedia

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Angela Wells

Oracle CX

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Angela Wells

Senior Director, Oracle CX

Angela has over 20 years of marketing and market research experience across various industries including technology, consumer goods, media, and more. In her nearly five years at Oracle, Angela has been an active voice of the customer through product development, including leading the Customer Advisory Boards and customer advocacy programs across the Oracle CX products. She has experience managing both B2B and B2C marketing campaigns across all available marketing channels, has consulted with leading Fortune 500 companies to improve their marketing strategies, develop new products, and uncover customer needs. Angela has an MBA in Marketing and Corporate Strategy from the University of Michigan, and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. She was recently named to MarTech Exec’s list of “50 Women You Need to Know in Marketing Technology” in 2018.
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Angelique Dinnematin

Red Bull

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Angelique Dinnematin

Head of Trade Marketing & Category Management, Red Bull

Angelique started her career at Nielsen, working closely with Retailers providing data driven insights & strategies across multiple categories for just over 2 years. She then moved on to work with at Philip Morris in 2012, integrating various internal and 3rd party data sources to measure performance and provide insights for sales teams and brand managers. She has worked at Red Bull since 2014, first as Insights Manager, where she developed digestible Insights Dashboards from large data sets and now as Head of Trade Marketing and Category Management, leading a high performing team of specialists, to ensure Insights are turned into Actions. In this environment, multiple sources of data is used, across Economic, Consumer offtake, Financial, Promotions, Cooler ROI and In-store metrics to name a few. With all this information at hand, the team delivers compelling sales stories to drive KPI’s at a customer and store level as well as support broader Business Strategic Planning    

 

Anna Foat

Anna Foat

Sun Life Financial

Anna Foat

Anna Foat

Director, Global Transformation, Sun Life Financial

Anna grew up in business at BlackBerry. She joined RIM in 1999 when the company was pre-300 employees and thrived as the company grew exponentially executing deals with IBM, Visa and Mastercard in her tenure. In 2011 when Blackberry had grown to 16,000 employees she switched gears and left to join IBM as the Worldwide Managing Editor of MobileFirst Platform leading content digital marketing strategy. In 2016 she was invited to act as the Executive in Residence for the first cohort of the Fierce Founders Accelerator at Communitech. In 2017 she was named a top 30 Women to Watch in Technology by BetaKit. She today is a Director in the Global Digital Transformation Office at Sun Life Financial as well as a bestselling author. She is proud to have earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Waterloo. She now teaches Design Thinking at the University of Western Ontario.

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Anna Hardie

Property Exchange Australia Ltd (PEXA)

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Anna Hardie

Head of Customer Engagement, Property Exchange Australia Ltd (PEXA)

Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony Rodriguez

Sasol

Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony Rodriguez

Head: Group Data & Analytics Solutions, Sasol

Interested in technology that allow organisations to provide Data and Analytics platforms that are elastic in cost and resources like AWS, while making data available on personalised user interfaces with high performance and stability like Netflix does for movies. Fascinated in creating dynamic and innovative working environments by always trying different approaches to promote full transparency and keeping employees engaged.

In South Africa since 2009 consulting and then joined Sasol, a Chemicals and Energy Manufacturer, to transform them into a data obsessed organisation, by modernising their infrastructure for their operation and strategic transformations and now supporting their Digital Office to ensure business value is realised from their digitalisation use cases, worth ZAR 5 billion. I am a UK Citizen looking to relocate back to Europe, but also looking to utilise all my experience and skills in a Data and Solution Architecture or Business Transformation role while fulfilling my personal growth/objective to learn and then work in another language.

 

Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony Rodriguez

Sasol (South Africa)

Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony Rodriguez

Manager: Data Enablement & Delivery Support, Sasol (South Africa)

Accountable to maintain and innovate services throughout their lifecycle while operating against agreed service agreements and cost levels. Responsible to deliver relevant services directly to the business in accordance to agreed service levels by teaming up with Business Partners on agreed Services per Business Group, Market Group or Function. 

Monitor, measure, report and review current performance of services and components and ensure IT capacity meets business needs. Serve as point of escalation, review and approval for key issues and decisions in your domain. Establish and manage the operational relationship with suppliers to ensure the provision of specific resource / technical skills required to fix complex or severe incidents / problems and review supplier performance against defined SLAs and OLAs.

Currently part of a companywide transformation programme to “free the data” locked in federated core systems consisting of 14 ERP instances, multiple sensor data historians across the world and a number of software as services. As a strategy we decided to focus on driving Data Ownership in the businesses and modernising our data and analytics infrastructure to support the company’s operation and strategic transformation goals.

The modernisation did not only look at the best toys based on the “Big Data” wave but also placed a lot of energy on our core principles of on an elastic and resilient physical architecture, flexible licensing/costing models and avoiding vendor lock down as we could not predict the prioritisation of business use cases, adoption rate or quality of our data, we explained to our preferred System Integrators “we will start by building a tent but will have to be able to build a castle very quickly and maybe back down to a tent”. Currently our tent is Informatica, Cloudera and Teradata hosted on Microsoft Azure with a DevOps operating model to fully support an “Agile” culture and methodologies.
Anthony Williams, CNA Hardy (1)

Anthony Williams

CNA Hardy

Anthony Williams, CNA Hardy (1)

Anthony Williams

Chief Risk Officer, CNA Hardy

Anton Fatti - Discovery

Anton Fatti

Discovery Limited

Anton Fatti - Discovery

Anton Fatti

Chief Digital Officer, Discovery Limited

Leading Discovery’s digital transformation strategy, leveraging my experience in technology,management consulting and product development.
Antonia Oakes

Antonia Oakes

Old Mutual

Antonia Oakes

Antonia Oakes

Head of Customer Experience, Old Mutual

A customer experience professional with over 16 years’ experience, specifically within the financial services and insurance environment. Antonia joined Old Mutual Insure as Head of Customer Experience (CX) within the Customer and Responsible Business Department in February 2015. She has worked in various corporates including organisations such as ABSA Home Loans & Standard Insurance Limited.

A varied role at OM Insure which requires her to lead all company CX initiatives through the value chain by: 

    • Fostering a customer-centric culture within the business
    • Designing CX strategic frameworks at an enterprise level
    • Delivering through influence of others
    • Overseeing service complaints to the satisfaction of clients and the business
    • Presenting to Old Mutual Limited Boards such as the Committee of Customer Affairs
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Anwar Mirza

TNT (The Netherlands)

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Anwar Mirza

Global Head of Data Governance, TNT (The Netherlands)

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Anwar Mirza

TNT (Netherlands)

Anwar

Anwar Mirza

Global Head of Data Governance, TNT (Netherlands)

Anwar is a recognised authority on the subjects of Data Governance, Master Data Management and Information Management. For more than a decade he has spoken at global events covering forums for Analytics, Finance, HR, IT, Legal and Shared Services. Anwar's keynotes, panels and masterclasses are a balance blend of cross-functional, business and IT perspectives.

Anwar has developed his own unique Data Governance Framework and deep dives into the critical areas that companies often struggle with and prescribes 'data' as the new business imperative. His approach has been adopted by many multi-national companies, software companies and consulting firms in the USA, Australia, Asia and Europe. 

Anwar Mirza

Anwar Mirza.

TNT

Anwar Mirza

Anwar Mirza.

Global Head of Data Governance, TNT

 

– A recognised global authority on the subject of Data Governance and Information Management, Anwar Mirza is a regular keynote speaker at global events in multi-industry disciplines such as Legal, Financial Services, IT, Shared Services, HR, Finance, Business Process Management etc. He has developed his own specific Data Governance framework and a unique business case approach that has been globally acknowledged in numerous public forums. This arguably positions‘Data’ as a tangible component in top line Revenues and bottom line Profits. He presents insightful, humourous but challenging questions in his sessions and then proposes practical solutions to the very same issues.

 

With over 29 years of service at TNT, Anwar’s numerous senior positions in inancial management at TNT have given him varied insights from a cross-functional business and IT perspective.He has a proven track record in Functional Management, global project delivery, controlling core business processes, managing large teams, implementing applications and technology.

 Anwar is an advisor to many multi-national companies and consulting firms on the subject of Data Governance, Master Data Management & Information Management.

 

He dedicates his own time to the community by lecturing at University level with the aim of merging real-life experiences with practical academic content.
Ariel Cohen, Investec

Ariel Cohen

Investec CIB

Ariel Cohen, Investec

Ariel Cohen

Chief Data Officer, Investec CIB

Ari is CDO for the Investec PLC Corporate & Investment Bank where he has worked in data and analytics in some capacity since 2008. Prior to being the business CDO Ari was responsible for heading the Analytics & Data Science teams to deliver rapid reporting, cash-flow modelling and AI solutions to the business. Ari is a qualified actuary with a passion for managing data as an asset, eliminating ambiguity in meaning and closing the loop between people, business process and technology. His goals as a CDO are to drive data organisation, ownership, insight and action.
Ariella Evenzahav

Ariella Evenzahav

Karyopharm Therapeutics

Ariella Evenzahav

Ariella Evenzahav

Senior Director, Commercial Analytics, Karyopharm Therapeutics

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Ash Dhupar

Publishers Clearing House

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Ash Dhupar

Chief Analytics Officer, Publishers Clearing House

Ash Joined PCH in June 2014 as Chief Analytics Officer and is responsible for harnessing the power of big data and analytics to evolve mobile and cross-channel strategies. Ash oversees analytics, modeling and insights across all PCH business including Commerce, Digital Entertainment and Liquid.

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.

 

 

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Asif Syed

Hartford Steam Boiler

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Asif Syed

Head of Data & Analytics Governance , Hartford Steam Boiler

Asif is an accomplished data & analytics professional with over 20 years of experience, using advanced analytics, predictive modelling, machine learning & data management techniques, to drive better business decisions in the insurance and financial services industry.  His specialties include data & analytics strategy, predictive modelling, data mining, insurance underwriting & pricing analytics, big data, business intelligence and marketing analytics.  Asif is currently Head of Data & Analytics Governance at Hartford Steam Boiler.  Prior to joining HSB, he held roles at XL Group, The Hartford, COMSYS ( Yale New Haven Health System) and Tata Consultancy Services.  Asif has an MBA in Finance & Marketing from University of Connecticut and Masters in Applied Physics from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Kharagpur.

Assad Bouayoun

Assad Bouayoun

Fordington Technologies

Assad Bouayoun

Assad Bouayoun

Senior Consultant in Data and Analytics, Fordington Technologies

Assad Bouayoun has over 15 years of quantitative analysis experience in investment banking. He is a quantitative finance specialist focusing on total valuation including funding and capital cost, xVA, risk, stress and reverse stress testing. He was responsible for designing industry standard hedging and pricing systems in equity derivatives during his time in Commerzbank, and had the same responsibility in credit derivatives while working for Credit Agricole, and also in xVA in institutions like Lloyds, RBS and Scotiabank. Currently he is leading the modelling team responsible for the research and development of the simulation engines used for exposure computation within HSBC in London.

 During the different projects Assad has undertaken in quantitative finance, he integrated new technologies such as Cloud, GPU and QPU; new design (parallelization using graphs) as well as new numerical methods such as AAD. He also participated to the firmwide data standardization and integration that are essential aspects of the success of these projects. He is also leading an effort to leverage quantum annealing for financial quantitative reverse stress testing.

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Atenkosi Ngubevana

Vodacom

Atenkosi Ngubevana - Vodacom

Atenkosi Ngubevana

Executive HOD: Digital Process Re-engineering, Vodacom

Experienced in leading Strategic Digitisation programs for multi-national organisations over the EMEA, LATAM and APAC regions. As part of organisational digital strategies, in order to stay at the leading edge of innovation, many organisations are focusing on Robotics Process Automation as one of the ways in which to improve the company’s overall performance and help digitise operations. 
Robotic process automation (RPA) is the software technology that automates manual, repetitive and mature processes, making them faster, more cost effective, and often with a return on investment on the software and systems within about a year. 

This technology forms part of the suite of technologies that forms part of the 4th Industrial revolution.
I am highly skilled in assessing organisational operational processes and assess which technologies will enhance their shareholder value through process efficiencies.
Proven track record of digital transformation solution development, Business Process Design & redesign, Business Process Improvement.
Aya Samaha

Aya Samaha

Geeks.ae

Aya Samaha

Aya Samaha

Head of Digital, Geeks.ae

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Ayesha Hatea

Standard Bank Group

Ayesha

Ayesha Hatea

VAF Global Product - Head: Data and Analytics, Standard Bank Group

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Azi Fathi

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Azi

Azi Fathi

Director of Training, Marketing Learning and Development, Liberty Mutual Insurance

More information to follow..
Aziz Lookman

Aziz Lookman

RationalAi

Aziz Lookman

Aziz Lookman

Chief Analytics Officer, RationalAi

Experienced credit risk analytics professional, with a track record of delivering projects with multi-million dollar benefits. I've built and managed global multi-disciplinary analytic teams. I am good at my craft, take care of my colleagues and get things done. I'm still hands-on and code on most days (enjoy it!).
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Bala Kalavala

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Bala

Bala Kalavala

Director of Enterprise Architecture, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

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.

Barry Panayi

Barry Panayi

Lloyds Banking Group

Barry Panayi

Barry Panayi

Chief Data Officer, Lloyds Banking Group

Barry is currently Chief Data Officer at Lloyds Banking Group and joined the bank in January 2018. Barry has always worked in data, with a large portion of his career spent at EY where he helped establish the first dedicated Data and Analytics practice. Since EY Barry has been Head of Data and Analytics at Virgin and Head of Data Science at Bupa before taking his first CDO role at MS Amlin, a Lloyd’s of London insurer. Data is seen as a key enabler for Lloyds Banking Group’s recently unveiled strategy and the CDO office is at the heart of this transformation and so the chance to be part of the journey was impossible to turn down!

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Bart Watson

Toll Global Express

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Bart Watson

Head of Insights, Toll Global Express

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Becky Holnagel

AF Group

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Becky Holnagel

VP Actuarial & Data Science , AF Group

Becky Holnagel serves as Vice President of Actuarial & Data Science for AF Group. In this role, she leads all actuarial operations and activities, including pricing, reserving, reinsurance, statistical reporting, forecasting, large account pricing and management reporting.  She also oversees the data science functions for AF Group, delivering advanced analytical solutions and analysis to the business.

 Becky joined AF Group in 2006. Prior to this, she served as a senior actuarial analyst for MEEMIC Insurance Company in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and as an actuarial analyst and commercial lines underwriter for Citizens Insurance Company in Howell, Michigan.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan – Flint and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS). In addition, she is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) and has a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

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Ben Pattison

Medibank

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Ben Pattison

Head of Customer Data Science, Medibank

Ben Vigoda

Ben Vigoda

Gamalon

Ben Vigoda

Ben Vigoda

CEO, Gamalon

Ben is the CEO and Founder of Gamalon. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of Lyric Semiconductor, the first microprocessor architectures for statistical machine learning, growing out of Ben’s PhD at MIT. Lyric was acquired by Analog Devices, and Lyric’s technology is deployed in leading smartphones and consumer electronics, medical devices, wireless base stations, and automobiles. He has authored over 120 patents and academic publications, and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, EE Times, Scientific American, Wired, TechCrunch, and other media.


Ben has been an Intel Student Fellow, Kavli Foundation/National Academy of Sciences Fellow, served on the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) steering committee, and has held research appointments at MIT, Hewlett Packard, Mitsubishi, and the Santa Fe Institute.  He also co-founded Design That Matters, a not-for-profit that for the past decade has helped solve engineering and design problems in underserved communities and has saved thousands of infant lives by developing low-cost, easy-to-use medical technology such as infant incubators, UV therapy, pulse oximeters, and IV drip systems that have been fielded in 20 countries.

Ben Zimmerman, American Family Insurance (1)

Ben Zimmerman

American Family Insurance

Ben Zimmerman, American Family Insurance (1)

Ben Zimmerman

Innovation Consultant, American Family Insurance

Benji Meltzer

Benji Meltzer

Aerobotics

Benji Meltzer

Benji Meltzer

Co-Founder & CTO, Aerobotics

With a background in Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering, Benji is enthusiastic about machine learning and computational neuroscience. After working at Cyest Corporation and Uber, he turned his attention to building disruptive technology in South Africa by applying his analytical, computational and biomedical skillset. He co-founded Aerobotics in 2014, which is focused on developing smart Artificial Intelligence systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that have been used extensively in the agriculture industry. As co-founder, Benji balances his enthusiasm for both design and entrepreneurship by staying involved in engineering system design and strategic business decisions at Aerobotics.

 

At DataCon Africa 2019 Benji will be speaking at the following session:

Use Case: How Data Science, Analytics & Drones are Being Used for Crop Protection on Farms

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Berent Daan

Gemeente Amsterdam

Berent

Berent Daan

Chief Data Scientist, Gemeente Amsterdam

Bernard Fromson

Bernard Fromson

Investec

Bernard Fromson

Bernard Fromson

Head of Analytics, Investec

Bernard is Head of Analytics at Investec Bank plc. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector and has been with Investec for 10 years. His most recent project focussed on the delivery of the IFRS9 solution for the bank covering the data, models, implementation and business, credit and finance integration. He has led teams responsible for Business Information and Data Warehousing, Transaction Modelling and Reporting, Credit Reporting and Analytics and Credit Modelling. He was involved with many aspects of Investec’s retail mortgage business, setting up valuation, amortised cost and impairment models. Prior to joining Investec Bernard had over 20 years of experience in analytics and modelling at various banks specialising in portfolio optimisation, quantitative credit valuation and structured securities. Prior to that he worked as a medical doctor in the NHS. Bernard graduated from Cambridge University in Medicine and Computer Science in 1980.

Bernard Spies

Bernard Spies

WesBank

Bernard Spies

Bernard Spies

Head of Lifecycle Analytics, WesBank

Bhekisipho Twala

Bhekisipho Twala

UNISA

Bhekisipho Twala

Bhekisipho Twala

Professor in AI & Data Science, UNISA

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Bin Duan

TD Bank

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Bin Duan

SVP Head of Model Risk Execution, TD Bank


Bin is currently the Head of Model Risk Execution, managing the global Qualitative Model Validation teams in TD Bank. Before TD, Bin worked for Citi Bank in New York, where he was the Director of the CCAR Model Implementation & Execution, managing a group of quantitative analysts and managers responsible for the model implementation, production, and performance tracking of all loss forecast models in Citigroup's global consumer loan portfolios. Before that, Bin spent about 3 years with Discover Financial in the Chicago area as the Director of Model Risk Management, managing a team in responsible for model risk management framework, including policy and procedure, model risk buffer and sensitivity analysis, and model validation, as well as their final submission to the Fed, of all the CCAR/DFAST models across the company’s whole book of businesses.
Bin's financial industry experience started with Capital One, where he worked as a statistician, senior statistician and statistical modeling manager. In his career since then, Bin had personally built many statistical models in credit card and mortgage marketing, credit underwriting, credit loss forecast using different data mining, statistical and machine learning models, and managed teams of different sizes in these areas in a number of banking and financial services companies. He has profound understanding in how to use data and statistical models to predict customer behavior in order to present the best products to the best customers in the best time.
Bin holds a PhD degree in Quantitative Psychology from Tulane University 

 

 

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Bipin Chadha

CopperPoint Insurance

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Bipin Chadha

AVP Data Science and Analytics, CopperPoint Insurance

Dr. Bipin Chadha has over 25 years of experience in developing advanced analytics, AI, simulation, and optimization models to solve challenging business problems for a broad range of industries. As the AVP of Data Science and Analytics at CopperPoint, he is responsible for applying advanced data science and AI techniques to all aspects of the business and for developing a roadmap to grow analytics capabilities and its business applications. Prior to CopperPoint, Chadha was the first data scientist for USAA, where he helped establish the data science practice and developed a wide range of analytical models. There he developed a first of its kind digital-twin model that created a large scale behavioral representation of the entire market. This model was frequently used for making strategic decisions. He has won several awards for data visualization, analytical models, and chatbots. Prior to USAA he worked in several verticals where he developed a wide range of analytical and digital twin models for: strategic decision support, marketing, war-gaming, large system design, cyber-defense, and operational improvements. He has worked on several projects and advanced research programs for Fortune 500 companies, DARPA, and defense research labs. He received his PhD from Georgia Tech, a MS from Southern Illinois University, and a BE degree from IIT-Roorkee.

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Blair Hudson

@Data4Democracy

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Blair Hudson

Blair Hudson, Passionate Data Science Influencer, Changemaker, working on #problemsworthsolving, @Data4Democracy

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Bob Szostak

Raytheon Professional Services LLC

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Bob Szostak

Program Manager for Federal and Aerospace programs , Raytheon Professional Services LLC

Bob Szostak is the Program Manager for Federal and Aerospace programs at Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. Delivering more than six million hours of custom learning in 28 languages to learners in 125 countries each year, RPS is an award winning global leader of learning services and outsourcing. RPS partners with our clients to improve their business performance through the design and development of learning services, technologies and best practices.

Bob joined Raytheon in 1997 as an Instructional Systems Designer and has since held roles of increasing responsibility as a Project Lead, Functional Manager, Six Sigma Expert, Transition Manager, Program Manager, Transformation Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Manager and most recently as the Manager of Business Development for North America..

Bob has led major initiatives in some of RPS’ most prolific learning development programs such as General Motors Center of Excellence for Global Manufacturing, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories, and the Air Traffic Controller Optimal Training Solution with the Federal Aviation Administration. In these roles he has led learning initiatives which have provided concurrent services across 54 countries and resulted in over 10,000,000 hours of individual learning plans.

Bob earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Beloit College and his Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Detroit.
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Bojan Babic

Groupon

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Bojan Babic

Machine Learning Engineer, Groupon

The Chief Statistician and Data Officer, Roger Halliday, has overall responsibility for the coordination and implementation of professional standards that help maintain trustworthiness in the use of data, its quality and delivers improved outcomes for people in Scotland. In particular, he helps coordinate high professional standards that statistical staff follow to ensure the statistics are independently produced.

Boris Kerzhner

Boris Kerzhner

BookXChange

Boris Kerzhner

Boris Kerzhner

Chief Data Scientist, BookXChange

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Brad Lipic

Reinsurance Group of America

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Brad Lipic

VP Head of Global Data Strategy , Reinsurance Group of America

As Vice President, Head of Global Data Strategy for RGA’s Global Research & Data Analytics department, Brad Lipic helps clients find analytics-based solutions to key business questions. Brad joined RGA in 2015 with more than 10 years of experience in designing, developing and deploying predictive modeling and analytic solutions in multiple industries.

Prior to joining RGA, Brad worked for Deloitte Consulting, LLP and Berkley Medical Excess Underwriters, advising multiple Fortune 500 companies on how to grow their business analytics capabilities through effective use of internal and external data, technology, processes and operating models. Brad’s analytics experience spans financial services, insurance, life sciences, healthcare, consumer and industrial products, and federal and state governments.

Brad received a B.S. degree in actuarial science, with computer science and business administration focus, from Maryville University of St. Louis and is a Certified SAS Programmer.

Brandon Bunker

Brandon Bunker

Vivint

Brandon Bunker

Brandon Bunker

VP, Cameras and Computer Vision, Vivint

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Brendan Haire

Atlassian

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Brendan Haire

Head of Search and Machine Learning, Atlassian

Bret Stone, SpatialKey

Bret Stone

SpatialKey

Bret Stone, SpatialKey

Bret Stone

President, SpatialKey

Brian Keil

Brian Keil

Charles Schwab

Brian Keil

Brian Keil

Vice President, Data Management, Charles Schwab

Responsibilities include:

-Provides strategic direction for enterprise Data Governance implementation and oversight of the firm's Data Governance Office (including Metadata and Data Quality Management).

-Integration of data management principles across the firm, with a focus on new development.

-Lead development and exclusion of Global Data communications strategy

-Primary contact for Data Management related inquiries for regulators.
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Brian Kenny

Markel

Brian Kenny

Brian Kenny

Managing Director, Strategic Customer Growth, Markel

Leading Strategic Customer Growth for Markel Assurance.

 

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Brian Murrow

IBM

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Brian Murrow

Partner, IBM


Brian brings over 25 years of experience in working with both the financial regulators and the financial services industry to:

  • Advise financial regulators as it relates to structuring and implementing policy, surveillance, and oversight programs to effectively operationalize and achieve financial market and banking policy objectives. 
  • Advise financial services clients on strategy, process, architecture, and implementation of regulatory compliance, risk management, and customer insights programs.

Representative Client Engagements

  • Enterprise Data Management (EDM) & Risk Data Aggregation (RDA) programs and tools to evaluate, design, and implement data management programs and systems.  
  • Digital Labor Analytics (DLA) operationalizes and integrates analytics, cognitive, and RPA techniques using reconciled risk, finance, and operations data.  
  • Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) and issues management systems to understand, track, and remediate enterprise risks and issues utilizing natural language processing, cognitive, and advanced analytics.
  • Precision Lending Sales and Marketing Programs that utilize the full historical credit files of over 250 million potential borrowers to precision target potential borrowers for very specific product/lending programs. 
  • Big Data Analytics EDWs from design through implementation of multi-platform Big Data EDWs, implanting roadmaps of analytics pilots for system shakeout and production.
  • Insider Trading Surveillance program that monitors trade activity amongst billions of equity trades evaluating trade patterns using advanced analytics to identify insider trading networks.
  • Regulatory Examination Prioritization and Management using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and
  • IBM Watson’s cognitive capabilities to draw relationships between the regulatory filings and other publicly available information and the SEC’s enforcement actions taken against Registered Investment Advisors.
Brian Powers

Brian Powers

Equifax

Brian Powers

Brian Powers

Head of Customer Experience & Engagement, Global Consumer Solutions, Equifax

I've led high-performing teams as large as 300 Agents, transforming the customer experience through client service, issue resolution and product strategy. I'm passionate about the customer's experience and value their feedback through research and surveys to improve products, surveys and how we interact. 
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Bridgette Bain

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Bridgette Bain

Bridgette Bain

Assistant Director, Analytics, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

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Bronwyn Dodd

Coates Hire

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Bronwyn Dodd

Customer Support Centre Manager, Coates Hire

Burcin Ozturk

Burcin Ozturk

BHP

Burcin Ozturk

Burcin Ozturk

Principal, Global Asset Management and Planning , BHP

Calvin Anderson

Calvin Anderson

OYO Rooms

Calvin Anderson

Calvin Anderson

Head of Commercial , OYO Rooms

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Calvin Strong

MetLife

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Calvin Strong

VP Claims Operations , MetLife

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Camille Nicita

Gongos

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Camille Nicita

President & CEO, Gongos

Having joined in the launch of Gongos Research in 1991, Camille’s forward-leaning posture is establishing a new north for the company. 

She understands what it takes for organizations to make business decisions while operating in volatile environments and building strong cultural buy-in. She believes operationalizing consumer centricity as a strategy will produce consistent results and have a harmonizing effect on decision-makers; and adopting an ‘outside-in’ approach to analyzing opportunity is essential in a world where data is trying to win. Beyond driving behaviors through impactful communication, knowledge activation, and change management initiatives, she serves as a chief integrator among once-siloed organizational teams for Fortune 100 companies. 

As CEO of Gongos, Inc., Camille remains true to the company’s core competencies while nurturing new talent, and operates under the belief that people realize their full potential when put in the right seats. Her grounding vision is to cultivate an atmosphere where innovation, transparency, and vibrancy shape a company fit for the future.

Camille has served as Chairperson of the Advisory Board of Michigan State University’s MSMR Program; and earned a BBA at the University of Michigan and MBA at Wayne State University.
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Camille Nicita - Gongos

Gongos

Camille Nicita - Gongos

Camille Nicita - Gongos

President & CEO, Gongos

Having joined in the launch of Gongos Research in 1991, Camille’s forward-leaning posture is establishing a new north for the company. 

She understands what it takes for organizations to make business decisions while operating in volatile environments and building strong cultural buy-in. She believes operationalizing consumer centricity as a strategy will produce consistent results and have a harmonizing effect on decision-makers; and adopting an ‘outside-in’ approach to analyzing opportunity is essential in a world where data is trying to win. Beyond driving behaviors through impactful communication, knowledge activation, and change management initiatives, she serves as a chief integrator among once-siloed organizational teams for Fortune 100 companies. 

As CEO of Gongos, Inc., Camille remains true to the company’s core competencies while nurturing new talent, and operates under the belief that people realize their full potential when put in the right seats. Her grounding vision is to cultivate an atmosphere where innovation, transparency, and vibrancy shape a company fit for the future.

Camille has served as Chairperson of the Advisory Board of Michigan State University’s MSMR Program; and earned a BBA at the University of Michigan and MBA at Wayne State University.
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Campbell Wright

ANZ (Australia)

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Campbell Wright

General Manager Customer Contact Centre, ANZ (Australia)

Campbell Wright leads the ANZ Australian Customer Contact Centre. The ANZ Customer Contact Centre manages 30million customer interactions every year across 3 sites; Melbourne, Manila and Wellington. The Contact Centre is responsible for all inbound contact for retail customers. This includes digital and social media servicing along with the inbound sales. The team also owns the remote home lending experience for ANZ. The Customer Contact Centre is focused on simplifying and making it easier for customers to do their banking and to create a great development path for bankers into the wider bank. Prior to this role Campbell lead the ANZ New Zealand Contact Centre and the Merchant Acquiring Cards business. Campbell has a strong background in strategic transformation of end-to-end businesses, largely in the Financial Services Sector.

 

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Carey Anne Nadeau

The Golf Course Podcast

Carey Anne Nadeau, Podcast

Carey Anne Nadeau

Host, The Golf Course Podcast

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Carl Wiper

Information Commissioner's Office

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Carl Wiper

Group Manager – Strategic Policy Projects, Information Commissioner's Office

Carl Wiper has worked at the Information Commissioner’s Office since 2010. He is Group Manager for Strategic Policy Projects within the Innovation directorate at the ICO. Currently he has a particular focus on data protection issues in AI, the explainability of algorithmic decisions and data ethics. He is also involved in work on a regulatory sandbox and on accountability frameworks.  He worked on the ICO’s award-winning paper on Big data, AI, machine learning and data protection. He also helped to draft EU guidance on profiling and automated decision-making.  Before joining the ICO, he was an information manager in local government, and his career has been spent working in information management and research in organisations in the public, private and third sectors.
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Carla Quezada

General Electric

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Carla Quezada

Data Science & Analytics Senior Manager, General Electric

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Carlien Parsons

Cullinan Holdings

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Carlien Parsons

Head of Digital, Cullinan Holdings

Carlien Parsons is the Head of Digital at TTC Digital South Africa. The agency serves some of the leading travel brands around the world, with the aim to deliver world-class digital solutions. She combines knowledge of the travel industry with deep technical understanding and the drive to keep abreast with the fast-moving digital landscape.

 

Carlos Rivero, Commonwealth of Virginia

Carlos Rivero

Commonwealth Of Virginia

Carlos Rivero, Commonwealth of Virginia

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.

Caroline Bellamy

Caroline Bellamy

Ordnance Survey

Caroline Bellamy

Caroline Bellamy

Chief Data Officer, Ordnance Survey

Caroline is a data pioneer and leader, with 30 years in the industry. She’s now responsible for ensuring Ordnance Survey’s location data is treated as a strategic national asset.

Caroline champions data at board level, helping Britain and other nations unlock the power of geospatial to drive economic and citizen benefits.

The importance of data capabilities, skills and integrity is a focus for Caroline, as well as promoting diversity at senior leadership, boardroom and non-executive levels.

Before joining OS, she worked for blue-chip companies in areas including consultancy, retail, utilities, telecommunications and the public sector.  

Her most recent role was Director - Big Data, Data Science and Analytics and Business Intelligence for Vodafone Germany, the largest Vodafone operating company (in revenue). In this role she was responsible for defining their analytics, BI and Big Data strategy, and led the successful execution of the major (c £50m) data transformation programme to deliver significant commercial and competitive advantage.

Caroline Carruthers, Carruthers and Jackson Ltd (Brillo Speaker)

Caroline Carruthers.

Carruthers and Jackson Limited

Caroline Carruthers, Carruthers and Jackson Ltd (Brillo Speaker)

Caroline Carruthers.

Chief Executive, Carruthers and Jackson Limited

Caroline is a recognised global data leader who is sought after for international speaking engagements. The first book she co-authored, ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’ was a best seller and her second book ‘Data Driven Business Transformation’ will be released in March 2018.

She is the Chief Executive of  Carruthers and Jackson Ltd, the company behind Data Talks and Data education initiatives such as ‘the Chief Data Officers summer school’, as well as helping clients improve their data maturity and deliver data strategies within their organisations.

She has been a Chief Data Officer across multiple industries and sectors, leading data driven business transformations that delivered tangible results and has been a data cheerleader since she realised how crucial it was to running a business well.

Carolyn Beins, HHS

Carolyn Beins

Department of Health and Human Services

Carolyn Beins, HHS

Carolyn Beins

Management Analyst and Training Lead, Department of Health and Human Services

Carolyn Beins comes to the RGM team from SAMHSA. She brings 12 years of grant review experience. She has led multiple projects at SAMHSA to standardize processes, create efficiencies, and develop comprehensive training for grant review staff. Carolyn has worked extensively with both program staff and grants management staff in the analysis of various discretionary grant programs and has personally led the review process for multiple high profile programs. She holds an MBA from George Washington University and a BS from the University of Nebraska.

Cassandra Goodman

Cassandra Goodman

Cassandra Goodman

Cassandra Goodman

CX Leader, Writer, Speaker,

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Catherine Payne

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

catherine payne

Catherine Payne

Executive Director Digital and Customer Communications, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

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Cesar Aguilar

Nestle

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Cesar Aguilar

Consumer & Marketing Insights Manager , Nestle

Cesar Aguilar is a Consumer Insights Professional with experience in Integrated Marketing Strategy, Product Innovation, and Communication. Extensive work across a breadth of quantitative & qualitative research in consumer packaged goods, wines & spirits and financial services.  Cesar is the Manager of Consumer & Marketing Insights at Nestle, where he leads the insights agenda of a variety of a portfolio of brands that includes global brands such as Nescafe and Maggi, as well as local favorites like Carlos V and Abuelita.   Cesar has previously held roles at AIG, Diageo, PepsiCo and Unilever.

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

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Chad Loren Toppass - Nintendo

Nintendo

Chad Loren Toppass - Nintendo

Chad Loren Toppass - Nintendo

Customer Experience Analytics, Nintendo

Chad has more than 10 years experience in Voice of the Customer and Customer Experience Management strategy and implementation. He is recognized for delivering actionable insight from the voice of the customer to drive change throughout the organization.

 
Chantel Botha

Chantel Botha

Brandlove Customer Experience

Chantel Botha

Chantel Botha

Human Experience & Service Designer | Robotics Educator | CCXP, Brandlove Customer Experience

Chantel is a brand and business innovator who obsess over how customers connect with brands. She finds meaning in designing, engaging and remarkable customer and employee experiences that creates value for brands and people.

Chantel guides brands to find their experience essence. Once they have it defined, she uses design thinking to infuse it into every interaction with a customer or employee. She helps both corporations and people realign with their purpose.

She is happy to apply her skills and experience to grow her client's businesses through showing them how to solve problems for their customers.

Chantel holds a degree in business economics and computer science. She writes for various publications and speaks at conferences around the globe. Chantel transforms people through experiential education programmes and personal coaching.

She founded a robotics academy that focuses on preparing kids for the future with technical and interpersonal skills.

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Charlotte Grezlo

Digital Technology and Services, Queensland Government

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Charlotte Grezlo

Executive Director - Data Sharing and Analytics , Digital Technology and Services, Queensland Government

Cheryl Hinton

Cheryl Hinton

Legal & General

Cheryl Hinton

Cheryl Hinton

Head Customer Operations - Sales and Service , Legal & General

Chetan Gautam, Chubb

Chetan Gautam

Chubb

Chetan Gautam, Chubb

Chetan Gautam

AVP, Predictive Modeling and Global Actuarial Data Services, Chubb

Chris Bannocks, ING

Chris Bannocks

ING

Chris Bannocks, ING

Chris Bannocks

Group Chief Data Officer, ING

I am a senior executive with over 20 years experience within the financial services sector. I now help organisations become data centric, assisting in transformation of architecture, culture, people and processes to deliver data quality, data governance and game changing approaches to reduce the cost of data collection, integration and lifecycle management. This delivers a clear strategy for leveraging data for greater returns.

I currently leverage these skills as the Group Chief Data Officer for ING Bank, a head office function with a federated CDO structure with 15 CDO Reports coupled with a central team.

Data is not purely a technical subject, so much of what we do is people focused. Finding the right people and associated strategies are critical to success as are the cultural aspects of how data is treated in an organisation. Data ethics and protection are key in ensuring your customers understand how their data is handled.

Speciality and focus: I want to transform the way financial services treat data and drive the sector to become truly data centric. I have a passion for data, coupled with vision to galvanise teams behind a data strategy that transforms their jobs. I like to work for ambitious organisations that want to understand strategy, and seek to avoid thinking that you cannot boil the ocean. I prefer to believe that if boiling the ocean is whats required (and sometimes it is!), we should first find a way to boil a swimming pool and progress from there, but believing its too hard and taking the easy route is not acceptable.

Data Management, Business Management, Motivator, speaker,Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Corporate Banking, retail banking, Data Analytics, Big Data, Hadoop, R, Spark, Data Lakes, Enterprise Data Management, Big Data Analytics, innovation, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, Pricing & reference data, C-Suite, NED, Non-Executive Director, Strategy, Data Expert, CDO, chief data officer, Investor, Entrepreneur.

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Chris Barnes

National Australia Bank

chris barnes

Chris Barnes

Head of Consumer Service, National Australia Bank

Chris Barry - Barloworld

Chris Barry

Barloworld Equipment

Chris Barry - Barloworld

Chris Barry

Chief Digital Officer, Barloworld Equipment

I'm a passionate and innovative leader who works with multi functional and diverse teams to provide effective business solutions. These solutions focus on overcoming challenges and identifying key opportunities with the organization as well as for customers and partners. Leveraging effective and practical digital transformation and strategic initiatives closely aligned to business objectives and cultures along with realistic execution to help generate and unlock real value is a core focus of mine.

I'm also a firm believer that no matter how good something is, there's always room for improvement, and I am always working to drive this belief in everything I engage on and together with all the unique individuals that I have the opportunity to collaborate with.
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Chris Brown

Confirmit

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Chris Brown

Senior Director, Customer Experience Management, Confirmit

A highly experienced CX practitioner, with a proven track record of delivering operational, financial and organisational achievement on behalf of some of the world’s leading research and corporate organisations. 

My current role is to provide support and guidance to Confirmit’s corporate clients, ensuring the successful definition, design and implementation of corporate-wide CX/ VOC programmes and ultimately the delivery of genuine value back to the business, through the use of Confirmit’s industry leading technology.

My background has been the market research industry, having spent 25 years delivering market research projects, from simple field & tab, to the most complex multi-country, multi-million pound projects.

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Chris Douglas

Accor Plus

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Chris Douglas

Director of Member Services, Pacific, Accor Plus

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Chris Gill

QBE

Chris Gill, QBE (1)

Chris Gill

Head of Risk Solutions, QBE

Chris Given, Department of Veteran Affairs

Chris Given

United States Digital Service, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Chris Given, Department of Veteran Affairs

Chris Given

Digital Services Expert, United States Digital Service, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Chris is a DC-based information designer and technologist. He works with the United States Digital Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs to better the experience of Veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services, and he teaches applications of data visualization to public policy at the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Chris previously served as a civic technologist with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer of the District of Columbia’s Technology Innovation Program, and before that, worked with Collaborative Communications Group as a senior creative technologist specializing in public education data. As a member of Code for DC and DataKind DC, he has led civic hacking projects on topics including education, transportation, government spending, and elections.

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Chris Malcolm

Credit Union Australia

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Chris Malcolm

Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics, Credit Union Australia

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Chris Schenk

Hiscox

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Chris Schenk

Pricing, Strategy and Underwriting Analytics Manager , Hiscox

Chris Schenk is a data scientist, strategist and change agent who, over his 15-year career, has consistently applied analytics to deliver new strategic and operational capabilities for organizations spanning sectors and industries.  He currently leads the Pricing, Strategy and Analytics team at Hiscox, USA.  Joining as analyst in 2013, Chris created and implemented the company’s first automated underwriting model then went on to lead an initiative to transform and modernize the company’s pricing infrastructure and build pricing capabilities that are better suited to their ambitions for growth and market position.  

 Chris created the company’s unique pricing framework – introducing methodologies that blend traditional pricing approaches with advanced techniques in analytics and incorporating design thinking principles into the process.  He now leads the team that was created to accelerate delivery of those technical and strategic capabilities and innovate to ensure Hiscox operates as smoothly, systematically and sustainably as possible in the face of changing markets, technologies and competition.

Chris Shortt - Pick n Pay

Chris Shortt

Pick 'n Pay

Chris Shortt - Pick n Pay

Chris Shortt

General Manager: Information Services, Pick 'n Pay

I attribute my successful leadership of Information Technology specialists in the SAP and Retail Application arenas in the design, delivery and ongoing optimisation of solutions to my analytical skills, stakeholder engagement and management skills, strategic and planning ability, eye for detail and ability to multi-task. I am results orientated and work well under pressure, while still maintaining a high standard of quality. My motivation lies in my personal drive to be successful. I see problems as opportunities to further develop my skills and get great satisfaction in their resolution. Research and Development is also a keen driver for me and motivates me to understand how and where to develop solution offerings that will enable our Retail organisation to take these to our customers to improve growth and customer satisfaction.

I also aim to be in a position where my skills can be utilized, with new challenges and growth opportunities that also facilitate an opportunity for me to provide my young family with opportunities

I strive at all times to be successful in whatever I tackle and I believe that my career to date is evidence of this.

Specialties: Retail Integration of Systems, SAP Architecture for High Volume, distributed systems, Enterprise Services Architecture, IT Strategy Consulting, SAP Professional Services Leadership and Management, Talent Leadership, development and management
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Christian Hilbrecht

AXA

Christian Hilbrecht, Former AXA

Christian Hilbrecht

Former Chief Underwriting Officer, AXA

Christine Legner

Christine Legner

Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ), University of Lausanne

Christine Legner

Christine Legner

Professor and Academic Director, Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ), University of Lausanne

Leading a consortium research project on enterprise-wide data management in multinationalc orporations. Collaborating with industry partners in researching, developing and testing concepts and solutions for data management in the digital age (data governance, data-driven services, data architecture, data valuation, etc.).
Christoffer Rutgers

Christoffer Rutgers

BAMBORA

Christoffer Rutgers

Christoffer Rutgers

Chief Growth Analytics Officer, BAMBORA

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Christopher Boone

Pfizer

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Christopher Boone

Vice President, Head of Real World Data and Analytics, Pfizer


Chris Boone has a career-long history as a dynamic, innovative thought leader and a public voice on the power of real-world data and health informatics and its ability to radically transform the U.S. health care delivery system from a healthcare quality and clinical research perspective.
 
Boone currently serves as the Vice President and Head of the Global Real-World Evidence Center of Excellence at Pfizer, an adjunct professor in the health informatics program at the University of Cincinnati, an active board member of several influential organizations, and a co-founder of a few start-up companies.
Most recently, he was honored as a 2017 40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health Award by the National Minority Quality Forum  and a 2018 Emerging Pharma Leader by Pharmaceutical Executive magazine.
Boone also served as the CEO & Executive Director for the Health Data Consortium, a public-private partnership under the Obama Administration focused on advancing open health data and promoting innovation using health data in the U.S. Moreover, he launched the Real World Informatics and Digital Strategies advisory services practice at Avalere Health and served as a key driver in digitizing clinical data registries at the American Heart Association as the national lead for health informatics. Other professional experiences involve the design, build, and implementation of various electronic health record and other clinical systems in several major health systems across the U.S.
 
Boone holds, or has held, appointments to some of the most influential national committees focused on health data and patient centricity, including the Board of Directors for the Stewards of Change Institute, the Executive Board of Directors for the Patient Advocate Foundation, the Executive Board of Directors for the National Patient Advocate Foundation, the Board of Directors for SHARE for Cures, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) Initiative, the Interoperability Committee for the National Quality Forum, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Working Group on HHS Data Access and Use, the Health IT Policy Committee (federal advisory committee), and the advisory group for the American Society of Clinical Oncologists’ (ASCO) CancerLinQ initiative.   
 
Boone earned a B.S. from the University of Tulsa, a M.S. from the University of Texas at Arlington, a PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas, and two executive certificates from the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Health Executives and a Fellow of the Healthcare Information Management & Systems Society.
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.
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Christopher Stephens

American Eagle Outfitters

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (12)-1

Christopher Stephens

VP, Data Technology, American Eagle Outfitters

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Chuvasen Govender

The Heineken Company

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Chuvasen Govender

Head of Customer Services, The Heineken Company

Chuvasen Govender is a focused Supply chain professional with extensive experience managing customer experience, logistics, sales projects and product launches. He has worked in the FMCG industry for 12 years with various corporate companies in learning different cultures and strategies through a rapid diversity and transformation change process. Chuvasen is currently the Head of Customer Services for Heineken South Africa. He manages the Customer Service Centre, Logistics Key Accounts and Digital Solutions.

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Cindy (Xinjie) Cui

PolicyWise for Children and Families

Xinjie Cui

Cindy (Xinjie) Cui

Chief Analytics Officer, PolicyWise for Children and Families

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Cindy Forbes

Manulife Financial

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Cindy Forbes

Chief Analytics Officer , Manulife Financial

Cindy Forbes is Executive Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer of Manulife and is a member of the Company’s Global Leadership Team. Prior to this role, she served as Chief Actuary.  Ms. Forbes oversees the Company’s analytics function worldwide. She has spent more than 30 years with Manulife holding senior finance roles in the Reinsurance, Investment and U.S. divisions. Previously, she worked in the Company’s Asian operations, where Manulife offers a diverse range of products including individual life insurance, group insurance plans, pensions and wealth management products across 10 territories.

Ms. Forbes was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2011 and again in 2015. She holds positions on a number of external boards including the International Insurance Society.

Her industry knowledge and international experience, combined with the diverse roles she has held in her career, give her a unique perspective on the future state of the analytics function and the insurance industry.

Claudia Fah

Claudia Fah

BankservAfrica

Claudia Fah

Claudia Fah

Fraud Analytics Manager, BankservAfrica

Claudia’s years of experience in strategic credit and card fraud mitigation provides her with the unique understanding and skill set to head up the design and development of BankservAfrica’s predictive fraud detection model. Claudia is instrumental in defining the rules engine, profiling and tuning with her immediate focus being on providing industry with advanced analytical solutions.

 At DataCon Africa 2019 Claudia will be speaking at the following session:

Mutual Data Pools & Fraud Detection

 

Read full interview with Claudia here

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Claudio Lima

HSBC Latin America

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Claudio Lima

Head of Risk Modeling, Analytics and Innovation, HSBC Latin America

Clint Payne

Clint Payne

MultiChoice

Clint Payne

Clint Payne

Program Manager: Customer Experience, MultiChoice

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Clinton McGregor

CUA

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Clinton McGregor

Head of Pricing and Analytics, CUA

Colette

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.

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Connie Zhang

Agricultural Bank of China

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Connie Zhang

US Data and Analytics Officer, Agricultural Bank of China

Connie joined BOC in 2016 as VP(officer level) overseeing risk data and KRI(Risk Appetite and non-Risk Appetite Statement) for the bank. Connie has 21 years experience in unifying banking finance business, operational and technology based upon GRC requirement. Focus on Enterprise data Management & Risk Analytics Solution to streamline and transform Business Data & process into practical working technological solution in the area of Market Risk/Credit Risk/Model Risk Management/Operational & IT. She led many large scale projects involves large volume data implementation such as enterprise data management, mortgage data analytics, global Core Banking, credit risk forecast tool, prepayment model and online trading application by incorporating massive data analysis, prediction and reporting in both of low-latency and warehouse solution.

Before joining Bank of China, Connie was Director and Quantitative Business Manager in DTCC’s Enterprise Risk Management. She managed Quantitative Risk Management’s (QRM) analytics development projects, interfaces with internal and external stakeholders, and provides robust governance and control of QRM’s infrastructure and applications. Before joining DTCC, she was Sr. manager with S&P, Bank of Tokyo as well as Other major US banks, during her management consulting period, she also worked parallel project did cross-industrial information architecture through transform financial data model into Parma. model for both of J&J and Eli Lilly.

She has Master Degree in Computer Science from City College, an MBA in Investment Management from Pace University – Lubin School of Business.

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Cordula Pfluegl

African Bush Camps

Cordula

Cordula Pfluegl

Head of Digital Marketing, African Bush Camps

Corne Janse van Rensburg

Corne Janse van Rensburg

Wesbank

Corne Janse van Rensburg

Corne Janse van Rensburg

Head of Business Enablement, Wesbank

Corné Janse van Rensburg has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. His career spans training, consulting, business analytics and business enablement both internationally and locally. He holds an MBA from GIBS and is currently furthering his studies through MIT on the implications of AI for business strategy. 

Corné started his RPA journey within Wesbank in 2014 and has since established a Centre of Excellence that implements  initiatives that drive operational efficiency by creating capability in resources, processes and systems. 

He is a member of the IRPAAI institute for robotic process automation and Artificial intelligence.

Corona

Corona Pritchard

Partners Healthcare

Corona

Corona Pritchard

Strategic Organization Development and Operations, Partners Healthcare

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Cory Kreeck

Beachbody

Cory, beachbody

Cory Kreeck

Vice President, Organization Development, Beachbody

Cory Kreeck is on a mission to inspire people to do the best work of their career. He is an accomplished leader and change agent with demonstrated success directing leadership transformation around the world. As Vice President of Organization Development at Beachbody, he brings his sales and operations experience to drive employee excellence and talent development.
In addition to a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership, he is a DDI Certified Master Facilitator and holds both Master Instructional Designer and Certified Coach designations from the Association of Talent Development (ATD). Cory is an alliance builder who simplifies process to deliver results that lead to profitable business and motivated people.
Courtenay Mansel, Flock

Courtenay Mansel

Flock

Courtenay Mansel, Flock

Courtenay Mansel

Data Scientist, Flock

Craig Barnes

Craig Barnes

Nedbank Group Business Services

Craig Barnes

Craig Barnes

Customer Insights Analyst: Nedbank Shared Services, Nedbank Group Business Services

Craig is fairly new to the corporate world, heading out straight from tertiary education to the concrete jungle, nothing can slow him down. He studied Btech: Business Management and is now almost 5 years in the Shared Services department. Craig deals with a lot of data and figures but it’s the insights and ‘people’ that drive him. Finding that a supplier has been successfully paid, or a staff member received their payslip promptly are the elements that make him wake up in the morning.

 Undoubtedly, his passion is people. Shaping someone’s behaviour to go the extra mile is his way of ‘Doing Good’ and why not have fun while we’re at it!

Craig Civil

Craig Civil

Lloyds

Craig Civil

Craig Civil

Head of Data Innovation, R&D & Analytics, Lloyd's Data Lab, Lloyds

Crystal Collier - EA

Crystal Collier - Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts

Crystal Collier - EA

Crystal Collier - Electronic Arts

Head of Strategy, Performance and Insights, Electronic Arts

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (27)

Dan Power

State Street

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (27)

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.

 

Dana Sarkis

Dana Sarkis

Hearts & Science

Dana Sarkis

Dana Sarkis

Head of Marketing Science, Hearts & Science

With a degree in computers and communications, Dana Sarkis’ 11+ years of experience has spanned across planning, buying and analytics. She is passionate about technology, data and analytics, using them to make better business decisions. Working across the disciplines has made Dana adept at using consumer and media insights to fuel client’s strategies and plans. 

As Head of Marketing Science, Dana strives to elevate the data and analytics conversations in the region by holding us all accountable to ensure data safety and security.

 

Daniel Ahn, Department of State

Daniel Ahn

U.S. Department of State

Daniel Ahn, Department of State

Daniel Ahn

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

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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

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (29)

Daniel Baranowski

PayPal

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (29)

Daniel Baranowski

Global Head of Business Intelligence, PayPal

Daniel Baranowski the Global Head of Business Intelligence at PayPal.  In this role he leads a team that works with executives across PayPal to identify and prioritize KPI’s, create performance management solutions, drive user adoption, and support deep deep-dive analytics.

Prior to joining PayPal in 2017, Daniel spent twelve years at Citigroup in the US, Asia and Latin America where he worked in Strategy, Analytics, and Customer Segment Management.  Specific roles included Head of Strategy for Asia Pacific, Head of Strategy for the International Consumer Bank, Head of Decision Analytics for Latin America, and Head of Customer Segments for Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Before joining Citigroup, Daniel spent four years as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in the US and in Brazil where he focused on the Financial Services and Technology industries.

Daniel holds a Bachelors degree from the Wharton School and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.  He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and currently resides in the Silicon Valley area with his wife and two boys.

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Daniel Costanza

Citi

Dan Bio

Daniel Costanza

Chief Data Scientist, Citi

 Dan is a senior data scientist / investment banker with global responsibility for bringing modern data science & machine learning tools to bear on traditional investment banking client dialogs. Dan acts as a critical interface between developers and decision makers, ensuring the creation and application of practical tools for generating useful and actionable insights around transactions.
 
In addition to traditional investment banking experience, Dan brings experience in application & web development, data science, and machine learning. Prior to joining Citibank, Dan built the global data science franchise in Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division, where he ran the debt capital markets and later mergers & acquisitions analytics teams, in addition to founding the Goldman Sachs India investment banking analytics office.
 
Dan graduated with Honors from Williams College with a B.A. in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.
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Daniel Firman

QBE Insurance

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Daniel Firman

Workforce Planning Manager, QBE Insurance

Daniel Seymore

Daniel Seymore

Investec Bank

Daniel Seymore

Daniel Seymore

Head of Business Intelligence Private Bank, Investec Bank

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Daniel Stone

TAL Life

daniel stone

Daniel Stone

Head of Portfolio Analytics and Reporting, TAL Life

Daniel Wertheimer

Daniel Wertheimer

Absa

Daniel Wertheimer

Daniel Wertheimer

Data Scientist, Absa

Dann Allen

Dann Allen

MUFG UnionBank

Dann Allen

Dann Allen

Customer Experience Executive, MUFG UnionBank

Seasoned Digital & CX executive with experience building & mentoring industry-leading teams in both B2B and B2C environments. Proven track record leading the world's largest cosmetics company and #1 TV provider's digital strategy, digital transformation, CRM, technology roadmap, analytics, call center, email, chat, mobile/apps, SMS, A/B testing, responsive web & development initiatives. Specialist in evaluating analytics and using data to drive results. Strong background managing multiple million-dollar projects simultaneously, on time, & on budget. Excellent consensus-building skills, including collaborating and negotiating with global vendors as well as internal clients on both business and technical teams. Fluent in Spanish, English, and basic Japanese.

Danny Galic

Danny Galic

AVIVA

Danny Galic

Danny Galic

VP Digital & Software Engineering, AVIVA

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Dante Tellez Guevara

Grupo Salinas

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Dante Tellez Guevara

Data Analytics Director , Grupo Salinas

Dany DeGrave

Dany DeGrave

Sanofi

Dany DeGrave

Dany DeGrave

Senior Director, Innovation Programs & External Networks, Sanofi

Darren Arnold

Darren Arnold

Merchants Group

Darren Arnold

Darren Arnold

Chief Operating Officer, Merchants Group

Darren Arnold, Chief Operating Officer of the Merchants Group, will share the latest data, insights and trends from the Dimension Data Global Customer Experience Report, across all key areas including Digitalisation, Robotics and AI, technology enablement and Connected CX journeys.

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Darren Klein

Tabcorp

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Darren Klein

General Manager - Data & Analytics, Tabcorp

Darren is a high energy, outcomes focused leader that thrives on solving complex data problems by leveraging diverse teams and fostering a culture that is both curious and courageous. He is an inquisitive learner that is passionate about enterprise innovation and excels at converting big picture strategic aspiration into practical, efficient action and change.

He applies these qualities, along with his diversified range of big data, enterprise architecture, project delivery and finance experience to design and architect data transformation programs that enable large corporates to realise commercial value from their data assets.

As the General Manager, Data & Analytics at Tabcorp Darren is on a transformation journey to change the focus and mindset about data being seen as a strategic business asset instead of data being seen as a technology problem. He is shifting the enterprise conversation away from a technology centric view of "what can we do with our data", to a business capability centric view of "how will we use our data" to compete and win in the new world of digital disruption.

As the former COO & Head of Data Consulting at Contexti (one of Australia’ leading Big Data Analytics firms) Darren has been at the forefront of data driven, digital disruption and change. Darren has assisted a number of Australia’s leading companies embrace the challenge and opportunity to become more authentically data driven through the careful combination of newer, emerging technologies with the appropriate shifts in enterprise capabilities, operating models and processes.

During his 25 year career Darren has worked for a number of Australia's top tier banks, corporates and consulting firms to design and deliver enterprise change and transformation, particularly around data, risk, operations and product management.
Darron Smith

Darron Smith

Bloomberg LP

Darron Smith

Darron Smith

Head of Insider Threat Program, Bloomberg LP

Darshan Shah, State of Indiana

Darshan Shah

State of Indiana

Darshan Shah, State of Indiana

Darshan Shah

Chief Data Officer, State of Indiana

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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

darshil mehta

Darshil Mehta

Head of Data Governance, Bupa

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Das Dasgupta

Viacom

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Das Dasgupta

SVP, Head of Data Science and Process Excellence with Enabling Technologies, Viacom

 
David Asiala

David Asiala

Dow Chemical Company

David Asiala

David Asiala

Chief Data Officer, Dow Chemical Company

Diverse experience in virtually all aspects of fortune 50 company IT enablement. Experience in developing strategy, implementing global capabilities and managing global teams.

Responsible for the deployment of Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and Self-ServiceAnalytics for Dow businesses.

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David Daley

ESSSuper

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David Daley

General Manager. Member Engagement, ESSSuper

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David Fineberg

Generali

David Fineberg, Generali (1)

David Fineberg

Head of Claims, Generali

David Garcia

David Garcia

Atlanta Hawks

David Garcia

David Garcia

VP, Customer Experience, Atlanta Hawks

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David Gerrelli

CBRE

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David Gerrelli

Global Director, APAC Head of Digital Innovation, CBRE

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David Hopewell

Transamerica

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David Hopewell

Chief Data and Innovation Officer , Transamerica

David Hopewell is the Chief Data and Innovation Officer at Transamerica.  Within his role, he David ensure that all areas of the business are able to benefit from AI, data and analytics.  David has previously worked at Chief Product Officer for Transamerica, where he led product development and inforce management for Transamerica’s US product lines.  He has also held the position of Chief Financial Officer.  David is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. 

David Johnson, ONS

David Johnson

The Office for National Statistics

David Johnson, ONS

David Johnson

Deputy Director, Knowledge Exchange, The Office for National Statistics

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David Mallon

CYBG

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall-8

David Mallon

Group Data Protection Officer, CYBG

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David McGrath

Clubs Australia

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David McGrath

Chief Digital Officer, Clubs Australia

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David Miller

Seven West Media

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David Miller

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

 

 

David Perez, Liberty Mutal

David Perez

Liberty Mutual Insurance

David Perez, Liberty Mutal

David Perez

Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

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David Short

AustralianSuper

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David Short

Head of Analytics, Insights and Measurement, Product, Brand & Reputation, AustralianSuper

Michelle has a PhD in Medicine, and spent the first 10 years of her career as a scientist in stem cell biology and cancer research. She founded her first business 10 years ago using artificial intelligence for predicting human behaviour. ISD was acquired by Ernst and Young in 2015. She is now co-founder and managing director of Presagen and Life Whisperer. Presagen, is an AI platform that specialises in image-based medical diagnostics. Life Whisperer uses AI and computer vision to better select healthy embryos during the IVF process. In addition to running two businesses, Michelle is also a dedicated mentor and advisory board member to the University of South Australia Business School, and University of Adelaide Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC), as well as an Advisor to numerous startups.

 

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David Thomas

BNZ

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David Thomas

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, BNZ

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Davide Cervellin

Booking.com

Davide Cervellin

Davide Cervellin

Head of Analytics, Insights & Data, Booking.com

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Dean Cowger

Travelers

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Dean Cowger

VP Information Management and Analytics , Travelers

Dean Cowger is the business intelligence lead for the $14 billion plus Business Insurance segment, responsible for developing and delivering industry leading solutions in support of Travelers information advantage strategy.  His team works closely with our business segments and functional areas to deliver actionable and convenient analytic solutions.   He also leads the enterprise distribution data and analytic strategy across all Travelers segments.  Dean led the creation of a proprietary distributor data/analytic product resulting in a transformative data/analytic driven approach to prospecting and sales. 

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Dean Griess

Charles Schwab

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Dean Griess

Director of Leadership Development & Executive Coaching , Charles Schwab

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Deb Bergholm-Petka

Lowell General Hospital

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Deb Bergholm-Petka

Director, Organziational Development, Lowell General Hospital

As Director of Organizational Development, Deb directs the design, planning, and implementation of corporate organizational development programs, policies, and procedures with a focus on creating a culture of organizational effectiveness through employee engagement and development. Deb is responsible for leading overall learning and development functions for Lowell General in a manner that supports efforts to achieve the organization’s mission, culture development and operational goals. Deb creates and maintains a strategic business partner model to the organization in the area of individual and organizational development by designing and implementing initiatives to develop skills, capabilities and competencies to ensure that the strategic plan can be successfully implemented.
Deb facilitates the Employee Perspectives survey project, a key initiative in Lowell General’s Employer of Choice strategy. Lowell General has been recognized locally and nationally as a Best Place to Work by the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Becker’s Healthcare Review and Modern Healthcare Magazine. Deb has spoken on employee engagement at the Press Ganey National and Regional conferences, as well as at the Massachusetts Hospital Association annual conference. Deb serves as chairperson of Lowell’s Rewards & Recognition Council and Diversity Council Deborah brings over 20 years of professional experience as a teacher, trainer, consultant and product manager.
Deborah holds a B. A. in Education from Rivier University and a M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Management from Northeastern University.
Debbie Botha

Debbie Botha

IBM

Debbie Botha

Debbie Botha

Executive Information Architect, Client Technical Architect, Global Markets, Middle East, IBM

Debbie creates and maintains strong, trusted client relationships at all levels within the client's business. She designs solution recommendations for her clients applying her broad technical skills, industry knowledge and business acumen expertise. These recommendations leverage IBM technologies, architectures, integrated solutions and offerings to solve the client's business challenges and deliver value. 
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Deepna Devkar

Dotdash

Deepna Devkar

Deepna Devkar

VP, Head of Data Science, Dotdash

Deepna Devkar is the Vice President and Head of Data Science for Dotdash, one of the fastest-growing publishers online. Deepna was a Neuroscientist for 10 years, studying the psychological and neural underpinnings of human behavior. Her scientific quest has included questions like “How does the brain process our rich, visual world?” to “What limits us from remembering an infinite amount of information that we encounter in our lifetime?”
 
In 2015, she joined Viacom Media Networks as the first Data Scientist in the group. At Dotdash, Deepna manages a team of Ph.D. Data Scientists who share her passion of deriving insights from data. She finds that human behavior is just as fascinating to study in the real world as it was in a laboratory.
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Deirdre Boyle

AIA Australia

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Deirdre Boyle

Integration Lead - Digital, AIA Australia

Denise McKenzie, OGC

Denise McKenzie

Open Geospatial Consortium

Denise McKenzie, OGC

Denise McKenzie

Executive Director, Communications and Outreach, Open Geospatial Consortium

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Dennis Nilsson

TD Insurance

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Dennis Nilsson

AVP Head of Advanced Analytics , TD Insurance

Dennis has substantial international experience in advanced analytics from four countries and in sectors of insurance, finance and university. He holds a Ph.d. in Mathematics and has significant expertise in building an analytics center of excellence and directing regional operations to maximize efficiency, profitability and growth. Dennis is original from Denmark but has been living in Toronto since 2015. Today, he is leading the Advanced Analytics Insurance team for TD, one of the largest financial institutions in North America, serving more than 25 million customers worldwide.

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Dennis Waldron

Northern Trust Corporation

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Dennis Waldron

SVP Enterprise Data Architect , Northern Trust Corporation

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Deon Scheepers

Pivotal Data

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Deon Scheepers

Customer Engagement Executive, Pivotal Data

Deon collaborates closely with customers to demonstrate how technology solutions can resolve customer service challenges, achieve business objectives, improve customer experience and drive digital transformation strategies. Deon has worked on large scale customer experience projects across a range of vertical sectors and contributed to the industry in technical, sales, managerial and consulting roles over the past three decades. He is an accomplished contact centre professional and customer experience thought-leader.

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Derek Knorr

Deloitte

Derek Knorr, Deloitte

Derek Knorr

Senior Manager, Deloitte

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Derek Knorr.

Deloitte

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Derek Knorr.

Senior Manager, Deloitte

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Derek Winkler

Hanover Insurance Group

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Derek Winkler

AVP Data Science, Hanover Insurance Group

Derek Winkler is the AVP of Data Science for The Hanover Insurance Group, with over 13 years of experiences in leading analytical and actuarial driven departments. In this role, Derek works to shape the business strategy and to solve problems and initiate solutions in the face of ambiguity.

Derek has multiple years of experience managing and developing actuarial and analytical driven teams with a focus on tactical and strategic actions to drive profitable growth, improve loss costs, decrease expenses, and improve segmentation.

 He has an MBA from Ashland University and a BS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Akron.

Derek Winkler, The Hanover

Derek Winkler

Hanover Insurance

Derek Winkler, The Hanover

Derek Winkler

AVP, Data Science, Hanover Insurance

Devanshu Mehrotra

Devanshu Mehrotra

MUFG

Devanshu Mehrotra

Devanshu Mehrotra

Vice President, Audit Analytics, MUFG

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Diana Sades

Club Premier Aeromexico

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Diana Sades

Customer Experience & Digital Transformation Manager, Club Premier Aeromexico

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Diana Solis Long

AT&T

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Diana Solis Long

Device Analytics Director, AT&T

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Diane Mullins

GoodPractice

Diane Mullins

Diane Mullins

Senior Vice President, North America Sales, GoodPractice

An L&D consultant with extensive experience working in the healthcare, financial services, biopharma, and retail sectors, Diane specializes in tailoring blended solutions that drive business results. She has worked closely with Enterprise leaders to ensure they have an engaged, ready workforce adaptable to fast-changing market conditions.

Diane joined GoodPractice in October 2017 to bring award-winning online leadership and management content with a global mindset to U.S.-based organizations. She believes that access to relevant resources in the job at the moment of need helps to produce better outcomes and provides a distinct competitive advantage.
Dietmar Bohmer

Dietmar Bohmer

TYME

Dietmar Bohmer

Dietmar Bohmer

Chief Data Scientist, TYME

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Dihui Lai

Reinsurance Group of America

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Dihui Lai

Senior Data Scientist , Reinsurance Group of America

Dihui Lai is a Senior Data Scientist in the Global Research and Data Analytic department of RGA Reinsurance Company. He uses statistical modeling and predictive analytics for various insurance applications: predictive model based pricing, AI-augmented underwriting, experience study. He has years of experience with machine learning and big data technologies. Before RGA, Dihui did researches on computational neuroscience (real intelligence instead of artificial intelligence). Dihui got his Ph.D. in physics from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Dipti Kardekar

Investec

Dipti

Dipti Kardekar

Project Manager, Investec

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Dipti Patel-Misra

Vituity

Dipti Patel Misra

Dipti Patel-Misra

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Vituity

Dipti Patel-Misra, Chief Data & Analytics Officer for Vituity, leads the data analytics team with more than 15 years of success in designing and implementing data and analytics strategies for business growth in healthcare. She specializes in simplifying complex issues to drive enterprise strategic objectives and is passionate about impacting healthcare outcomes and empowering leaders to engage and change the healthcare landscape. Dipti is a member of the North Carolina Hospital Association Quality Center Board, the chairperson of the Health Informatics Board at UNC Charlotte, and is leading the effort to build an innovation lab (an industry-academia partnership).  She also teaches Health Informatics as an adjunct faculty at UNC Charlotte. Dipti earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. She has her professional coach certification from the International Coach Federation.

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Don Gray

S&P Global

don gray

Don Gray

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, S&P Global

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Donna Hole

hipages

donna hole

Donna Hole

VP Services, hipages

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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Dorothée Prunier

Chubb

Dorothee Prunier

Dorothée Prunier

SVP, Head of Environmental Risk, Chubb

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Dr Abhi Seth

Honeywell Aerospace USA

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Dr Abhi Seth

Senior Director, Data Science & Analytics, Honeywell Aerospace USA

Dr. Abhi Seth is the Sr. Director for Data Science & Analytics at Honeywell Aerospace. He leads a global analytics team which delivers analytics solutions for Honeywell customers driving top line growth. His team is also accelerating integration of analytics to transform Honeywell’s business processes and delivering value in areas such as industrial IOT, demand management, pricing, aftermarket growth & inventory optimization.

Abhi is passionate about evolving the conversation from analytics technology to analytics ROI with a strong focus on enabling business priorities through big data.

Prior to joining Honeywell, Abhi successfully led analytics monetization and delivered value across multiple industries working in US & Asia Pacific and has held roles in business strategy, new technology development & innovation at Caterpillar Inc. Abhi holds a doctorate in Human Computer Interaction & Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Technology from Iowa State University. He is a nature enthusiast, an audiophile and an avid landscape photographer.

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Dr Alfred Musarurwa

Nedbank Zimbabwe

Alfred Musarurwa - Nedabnk Zimbabwe

Dr Alfred Musarurwa

Chief Information Officer, Nedbank Zimbabwe

Alfred is a driven Information technology professional and business analyst with a passion for learning new technologies and getting results. He has proven project management with a track record in more than five projects across the SADC region. As a highly motivated and skilled trouble-shooter, Alfred exhibits exemplary people management skills and is able to adapt and work under pressure. He has had broad exposure in Temenos Banking products (T24 and Globus lower versions) and critical surround systems like Real-time Gross Settlement System (RTGS), Society for World Wide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), MoneyGram, Central Securities Depository System (CSD), Travelex, Mastercard etc.

Specialties: Banking Digital trends and disruptive technologies, Big Data, Block chain technologies, Application Security, Hadoop Cloudera, Project Management (Using Price2, PMP and ITL standards), Anti-virus management, ATM, Postilion, Temenos banking system (T24),Planning and Budgeting, Microsoft Visual Studio programming, Java programming, Linux Administration, SCO Unixware, CCNA,PMP, Business Consultancy, Customer Relations, Data Communications, Database Administration using Universe ,Jbase, Oracle, Disaster Recovery Planning, Product Documentation, Virtualisation, VSAT, Fibre Optics, Frame Relay, Wimax, GPRS.

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Dr Amy Shi-Nash

HSBC

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Dr Amy Shi-Nash

Global Head of Data Analytics and Data Science, HSBC

Amy has nearly 20 years’ industry experience creating value and competitive edge through data-driven culture and innovation.

Amy currently acts as HSBC's Global Head of Data Analytics and DataScience. Prior to this she held the post of General Manager of Group Data Science at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), where Amy was responsible for driving the strategic direction of the data science capability, enabling business transformation and differentiated customer experience.

Prior to CBA, Amy was the founding member and Chief Data Science Officer of DataSpark, Singtel Group’s data monetization spin-off. Outside of banking and telecommunications, she also has extensive experience in management consulting, retail, marketing and customer loyalty.  

Amy is the co-chair of KDD Australia and New Zealand Chapter, Science Board Member of i-Com, and the Chair of the Industry Advisory Board at Swinburne University of Technology’s Data Science Research Institute.

She has a Ph.D in data mining, a Masters in AI, a Bachelor in Computer Science and an MBA. She is a frequent public speaker and holds multiple Patents.

Andrew Hutchison - Tsystems

Dr Andrew Hutchison

T-Systems Switzerland

Andrew Hutchison - Tsystems

Dr Andrew Hutchison

Cyber Security Specialist, T-Systems Switzerland

Dr. Andrew Hutchison is CyberSecurity Specialist at T-Systems Switzerland, and part of the international Telekom Security organization of Deutsche Telekom. In this capacity he advises customers regarding their security strategy, roadmap and solutions. Andrew has previously held various roles in the international organization of T-Systems – in particular as Executive Advisor CyberSecurity, International Programme Executive for CyberSecurity, and as General Manager / Vice President of the Telecommunications Business in South Africa, responsible for a team covering all TC Sales, Portfolio and Delivery activities.


Andrew has also led various international Innovation related initiatives having worked on various T-Labs projects, with the teams in Berlin and Israel, and having led participation of a team in a specialist EU FP7 “next generation security” project.


Prior to joining T-Systems Andrew co-founded an IT consulting and training company, which was acquired by a South African IT group, and he has also been on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he remains an Adjunct Professor.


Andrew has a PhD in Computer Science (Information Security), which he completed at the University of Zürich, Switzerland while working at the IBM Zürich Research Laboratory in Rüschlikon. His M.Sc (on Wide Area Network performance / routing) and undergraduate degrees were obtained at UCT. He also holds a Higher Diploma in Education (with distinction) from UCT and has been a visiting scientist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.


As a contributor in the international community of IT professionals, Andrew has authored / co-authored some 50 international peer reviewed papers in the areas of telecommunications and security. He is a regular presenter at conferences, industry seminars and press spokesperson for T-Systems.

Anthony Rea

Dr Anthony Rea

Bureau of Meteorology

Anthony Rea

Dr Anthony Rea

Chief Data Officer, Bureau of Meteorology

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Dr Anthony Rea

Bureau of Meteorology

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Dr Anthony Rea

Chief Data Officer, Bureau of Meteorology

Christiaan van der Walt

Dr Christiaan van der Walt

MyBucks

Christiaan van der Walt

Dr Christiaan van der Walt

Chief Technology Officer, MyBucks

Christiaan leads product research and innovation at MyBucks. He has a PhD in Machine Learning, and coupled with his time at the CSIR, has spent the past 15 years  developing novel machine learning systems over a wide range of application areas. He will touch on some of these points, including: face recognition for biometrics, automatic speech recognition, speaker age classification, gait analysis, credit scoring, fingerprint recognition, wind forecasting, natural language processing (NLP) and many more.

 

David Alexander, US Department of Homeland Security

Dr David Alexander

US Department of Homeland Security

David Alexander, US Department of Homeland Security

Dr David Alexander

Chief Geospatial Scientist, US Department of Homeland Security

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Dr Denisha Jairam-Owthar

Development Bank of South Africa

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Dr Denisha Jairam-Owthar

ICT Head: Shared Services, Development Bank of South Africa

Denisha is currently the ICT Head: Shared Services at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. She plays a pivotal role at the Development Bank which is affiliated to the National Treasury and lead by the Minister of Finance, to deliver Infrastructure in South Africa. She has held several Vice Presidents roles in Absa Bank, Barclays London and at the South African Revenue Services. She started off at the SARS Business Intelligence Centre, was promoted to the SARS audit centres as a senior auditor in the SARS Large Business Centre. She designed, developed and implemented SARS’s very first Governance, Risk and Compliance unit for the CFO of SARS, making SARS cutting edge in the public sector at current. She has had the great privilege to work with the CFO of SARS from a risk perspective during the implementation of SARS E-Filing System.It was during her SARS E-filing System implementation whereby she pursued her MBA in technology management in which she achieved a first class pass. Her primary degree is a BCOMPT Accounting Sciences Honours at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Denisha has also achieved the youngest Doctorate in Leadership qualification in the history of the University. She is therefore a leader in her field, and has become impactful beyond the boundaries of just her work. The hall-mark of Denisha is her ability to drive change and innovation strategically; and being a consistent over-achiever in all that she does. She has achieved several accolades throughout in her career in every job she has been in, which has left sustainable benefits both long and short term, in the divisions. Her accolades for each position she had held, is outlined in her detailed CV. In her tenure at Barclays London and Absa, she headed many Vice President’s posts such as Head of Business Intelligence for Africa, Head of Analytics for the Africa for 15 African COO’s, Head of Banking Fraud Analytics & Specialized Services for Africa for 15 African countries. 
Ehsan Warriach

Dr Ehsan Warriach

Roads & Transport Authority (UAE)

Ehsan Warriach

Dr Ehsan Warriach

Chief Data Scientist, Roads & Transport Authority (UAE)

12+ years of Research & Development experience in machine learning, data modeling (predictive, prescriptive, and descriptive analytics), natural language processing, data mining, sentiment analysis, big data monetization, churn modeling, risk analysis, pattern recognition, fraud detection and prevention, web analytics, customer segmentation and profiling, connected digital propositions (Smart City), and predictive maintenance & scheduling.
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Dr Eva-Marie Muller-Stuler

IBM

Eva-Marie

Dr Eva-Marie Muller-Stuler

Chief Data Scientist: MEA, IBM

Leading Data Science and AI for IBM in MEA. Passionate about data science, innovation andgender equality. Advising governmnts, international entities and start-ups on next generation AIand data science. Data science is fun!
Hanlie Smuts - TUKS

Dr Hanlie Smuts

University of Pretoria

Hanlie Smuts - TUKS

Dr Hanlie Smuts

Associate Professor, University of Pretoria

With a passion for business transformation, people, knowledge management and behavioural change management, I focused on business performance improvement and operating model optimisation. The outcomes of my role aimed to deliver consistent, customer relevance across all digital touch points, to empower customers through convenient and effective self-service, to drive growth through personalised digital offerings and to strengthen brand association between the organisation and digital services. Through a deeper understanding of the digital and adjacent ecosystems, I championed transformation to digital of the traditional telco model and the need for collaboration in order to see the growth of network traffic and increased revenues. I also had the opportunity to work in East and West Africa - a humbling experience.

Throughout my career in the corporate environment, I have been a facilitator, learner, knowledge sharer, coach, mentor and teacher, and can now live my dream - to share what I have learnt! It is so important that we groom young leaders as critical and innovative thinkers, curious by nature, but methodical by choice. 
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Dr Krishnadas Nanath

Majid Al-Futtaim

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Dr Krishnadas Nanath

Senior Analytics SOA Lead, Majid Al-Futtaim

Responsible for leading the efforts of enhancing Analytics and Data Science capabilities a Majid Al Futtaim as part of School of Analytics & Technology (Leadership Institute). Working on building Data Science use-cases and facilitating Analytics training for senior management teams from Ventures, Retail and Properties @ MAF.
Dr Kyusik (Mav) Kim

Dr Kyusik (Mav) Kim

Westpac Group

Dr Kyusik (Mav) Kim

Dr Kyusik (Mav) Kim

Head of CLS Advanced Analytics & AI, Westpac Group

Kyusik, also known as Mav, is the Head of Advanced Analytics and AI for the Legal and Secretariat division at the Westpac Group. He leads the division’s data, analytics, machine learning and robotic automation capabilities with the aim to assist lawyers and compliance officers make better decisions. Prior to joining the Group, Mav served as a Director at Intellectual Property Australia where he led the establishment of AI capabilities and deployment of machine learning enabled solutions. His educational background includes a PhD in Business Information Systems and a Master of Information Systems from Australian National University.  

Lee Ng, Travelers

Dr Lee Ng

Travelers

Lee Ng, Travelers

Dr Lee Ng

Vice President, Innovation, Travelers

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Dr Maria Milosavljevic

Department of Human Services

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Dr Maria Milosavljevic

Chief Data Officer, Department of Human Services

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Dr Mark Nasila

FNB (South Africa)

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Dr Mark Nasila

Chief Analytics Officer: Consumer Banking & Chief Risk Office, FNB (South Africa)

☰OVERVIEW☰

This role has a strong emphasis on leadership and strategic input across a broad spectrum of businesses within FNB. As the champion in FNB for the use of data and analytics I ensure that the capabilities are in place for FNB to achieve maximum economic value from its data through putting efficiencies in place to create more revenue and reduce costs. 

☰AREAS OF FOCUS☰

•Manage team of 4 Heads:Analytics, 12 Quants Specialists, 3 Business Heads
•Partner with senior executives within business units and corporate functions to understand their business objectives and develop reporting and analytics strategies to support their information needs, uncover core problems and build automated dashboards, models and decision tools that improve business outcomes
•Core function is to proactively champion data as strategic asset and a driver of innovation and client impact across the businesses evolving analytics domains in digital transformation and its practices, service lines and as a driver of digital transformation
•Strong focus on ensuring rapid expansion of data self-service capabilities (including training, discovery, hosting, collaboration, and partnerships/ ecosystems) across organisation, within guidelines, policies and standards set out by data risk management team to ensure responsible use of data
•Support data activities across the entire group managing strategic and operational collaboration with smaller teams
•Own budget and prioritisation for data and analytics tools, whether built internally or bought from external vendors
•Standardise analytics framework, elements and functions across the organisation.
•Identify areas for improvement within current analytics structure to unify and automate current processes
•Drive new revenue streams and improved customer profitability to organisation through integration of customer data and leveraging strategy, technology, analytics and effective partnership across business lines
Matthew Spencer

Dr Matthew Spencer

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) New Zealand

Matthew Spencer

Dr Matthew Spencer

Chief Analytics Officer, Ministry of Social Development (MSD) New Zealand

Matt is the Chief Analytics Officer at the Ministry of Social Development.  He is a passionate advocate for helping New Zealanders through the use of data and analysis.  Matt previously learned to appreciate the importance of communicating complex technical ideas in simple terms as a high school physics teacher.  Prior to this Matt very much enjoyed his time developing software in a number of organizations including the application development group at Ohio Legislative Information Systems. Today he still enjoys exploring software coding in his spare time.   Matt first developed a passion for data analysis and statistics through research in Physics that lead to a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.  After graduating he performed postdoctoral work at The Ohio State University.   When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Maria, his two daughters Cindy and Katie, and their dachshund Roxie.
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Dr Michelle Perugini

Life Whisperer

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Dr Michelle Perugini

Co-Founder, Life Whisperer

Michelle has a PhD in Medicine, and spent the first 10 years of her career as a scientist in stem cell biology and cancer research. She founded her first business 10 years ago using artificial intelligence for predicting human behaviour. ISD was acquired by Ernst and Young in 2015. She is now co-founder and managing director of Presagen and Life Whisperer. Presagen, is an AI platform that specialises in image-based medical diagnostics. Life Whisperer uses AI and computer vision to better select healthy embryos during the IVF process. In addition to running two businesses, Michelle is also a dedicated mentor and advisory board member to the University of South Australia Business School, and University of Adelaide Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC), as well as an Advisor to numerous startups.

 

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Dr Okan Geray

Smart Dubai

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Dr Okan Geray

Strategic Planning Advisor, Smart Dubai

Dr. Okan Geray has more than 20 years of experience in management consulting in various industries. He has consulted for a number of organizations in Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Turkey and Dubai. He has worked in A.T. Kearney global management consulting firm for 6 years and was a member of global Telecommunications and High Technology core team before he joined Dubai Government in 2002. He has worked as the strategic planning consultant in Dubai eGovernment, Dubai Smart Government, and more recently in Smart Dubai Office after its establishment. His responsibilities include Strategic Planning, Strategic Performance Management, Policy Making and Global Thought Leadership.

He was the Co-Chair of Enhancing Innovation and Participation Working Group in United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) joint global initiative by ITU and UNECE. This working group addressed Smart Governance, Smart Economy and Smart People aspects in smart cities. He is currently leading two deliverables globally in U4SSC; namely “Guidelines on Strategies for Circular Cities” and “City Science Application Framework”.

He is the Co-Chair of “Data Economy Impact, Commercialization and Monetization” Working Group in ITU Focus Group on Data Processing and Management. He is also the Co-Rapporteur of ITU Study Group 20 Question 7 on “Evaluation and assessment of Smart Sustainable Cities and Communities”.

He holds double major B. S. degrees in Industrial and Computer Engineering from Bosphorus University in Istanbul Turkey, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Systems and Control Engineering from University of Massachusetts in US. He has published journal and conference papers and has been an adjunct lecturer in management for 15 years.

Omer Yezdani

Dr Omer Yezdani

Office of Planning and Strategic Management, Australian Catholic University

Omer Yezdani

Dr Omer Yezdani

Director, Office of Planning and Strategic Management, Australian Catholic University

Dr Omer Yezdani is the Director of the Office of Planning and Strategic Management at ACU, providing high-level specialist advice and strategic intelligence on matters of importance to the University.

Omer also serves as Chair of the Australian Network of University Planners (ANUP).  Previously, Omer was an Advisor in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, State Program Director in the Department of Education and Training, and an occasional lecturer in leadership and management.

Omer has presented at numerous conferences and seminars around the world, and has research interests in higher education and the study of complex systems. Omer has received two Excellence Awards in People Management and Strategy, the IPAA Best Practice in Federal Government Award, a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship award for study in Latin America, a technology special ventures project with Stanford University, and was awarded a postgraduate level GPA of 7.0 from Griffith University.

 

Omer’s qualifications include a PhD in complex systems, an MBA and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing). Omer is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Dr. Robert Whetsel, Department of Defense

Dr Robert Whetsel.

Department of Defense

Dr. Robert Whetsel, Department of Defense

Dr Robert Whetsel.

Chief Data Scientist, Department of Defense

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Dr Troy Wilson

CIM Environmental Group & Macquarie University

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Dr Troy Wilson

Chief Data Scientist & Research Fellow, CIM Environmental Group & Macquarie University

Jao Surakitbanharn, stanford uni

Dr. Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanharn

Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, Stanford University

Jao Surakitbanharn, stanford uni

Dr. Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanharn

Executive Director, Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, Stanford University

Dr. Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanharn is the Executive Director of the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative (SURI). Jao’s current research focuses on harnessing novel data streams to better communicate disaster and emergency information for improved decision making and resilient outcomes. Previously, he has been funded by the US, Australian, Chinese, and Japanese governments to research the role of aviation for the resilience of rural communities. As part of this work, he spent four years working abroad with researchers and local stakeholders to improve safety and resilience in flood-prone areas in Australia and better understand the role of subsidizing critical infrastructure following the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami in Japan. His Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering is from Purdue University.

Dr. Eugene Wessels

Dr. Eugene Wessels

King Price Insurance

Dr. Eugene Wessels

Dr. Eugene Wessels

Darth Vader of Data, King Price Insurance

Dr. Eugene Wessels, Partner: Data Analytics, King Price Insurance

Eugene is a King Price Partner responsible for all matters related to data and analytics. He established an industry leading enterprise data warehouse (EDW), business intelligence (BI), advanced analytics and machine learning (ML) capability and is passionate about insurance risk and fraud. Before this, Eugene spend just under 10 years with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as a key stakeholder and advisor in the design, implementation and maturing of similar capabilities. Eugene also represented Accenture as an Information Management consultant prior to joining SARS, where he obtained various industry expertise. He completed his Doctoral Degree with specialisation in decision support systems.

John Tang, UCL

Dr. John Tang

UCL

John Tang, UCL

Dr. John Tang

Independent Consultant, Data Science Executive, Former-Chief Data Scientist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, UCL

Dr. John Tang is a seasoned Data Science Executive with over a decade experience in Financial Services and Academia.  John is a independent consultant advising C-suites on strategic transformation opportunities leveraging data science.  He is former Chief Data Scientist at Barclays UK Information Business and is currently Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London (UCL).  At Barclays UK, John's remit was both setting the strategic direction of data science and also industrialising the delivery of advanced analytics solutions across the UK businesses and products.  John's analytics leadership experience stretches across Financial Services (Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Trading and Retail Banking) and also across the full data science lifecycle: strategy, data use & governance, product management, machine learning, data engineering and industrialisation.  Prior to Barclays UK, John held various leadership positions at J.P. Morgan Chase including EMEA head of Data Science and Global Head of Analytics for Global Research.  John is also a keen advocate of AI Innovation, Ethics and Policy having been invited to speak at the European Commission, participate at World Economic Forum workshops and cross-industry AI working groups.  John holds a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge and maintains strong academic ties as Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London (UCL), where he is part of the Financial Computing & Analytics research group
Dr. Marc Hobell, Pitney bowes SPONSOR

Dr. Marc Hobell

Pitney Bowes

Dr. Marc Hobell, Pitney bowes SPONSOR

Dr. Marc Hobell

Director, EMEA, Pitney Bowes

Mark Nasila

Dr. Mark Nasila

FNB

Mark Nasila

Dr. Mark Nasila

Chief Analytics Officer: Consumer Banking & Chief Risk Office, FNB

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Dr. Meri Rosich

VISA

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Dr. Meri Rosich

Chief Data Officer, VP/Head of Data Science, Asia Pacific, VISA

Rebecca Ayers, Office of Personnel Management

Dr. Rebecca Ayers

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Rebecca Ayers, Office of Personnel Management

Dr. Rebecca Ayers

Manager, USA Performance, Performance Management, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

René Toua

Dr. René Toua

Mediclinic International

René Toua

Dr. René Toua

Chief Clinical Officer, Mediclinic International

Eugene Wessels 2nd

Dr. Eugene Wessels

King Price Insurance

Eugene Wessels 2nd

Dr. Eugene Wessels

Darth Vader of Data, King Price Insurance

Dr. Eugene Wessels, Partner: Data Analytics, King Price Insurance

Eugene is a King Price Partner responsible for all matters related to data and analytics. He established an industry leading enterprise data warehouse (EDW), business intelligence (BI), advanced analytics and machine learning (ML) capability and is passionate about insurance risk and fraud. Before this, Eugene spend just under 10 years with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as a key stakeholder and advisor in the design, implementation and maturing of similar capabilities. Eugene also represented Accenture as an Information Management consultant prior to joining SARS, where he obtained various industry expertise. He completed his Doctoral Degree with specialisation in decision support systems.

Duane Dicks

Duane Dicks

Mr Price Group

Duane Dicks

Duane Dicks

Portfolio Lead – Data Warehouse, Mr Price Group

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Durand Duin

Stripe

durand. stripe

Durand Duin

Head of Learning and Development, Stripe

Dutta

Dutta Satadip - Pinterest

Pinterest

Dutta

Dutta Satadip - Pinterest

Global Head of Customer Operations, Pinterest

Dutta Satadip is the Global Head of Customer Operations at Pinterest. He is responsible for building a scalable customer success organization that drives customer lifetime value through operations. Prior to Pinterest, he was the Director of Customer Success for the Americas region at Google. He comprehensively drove customer retention, accomplished sales targets, and scaled operations across a multi-billion dollar portfolio of over 150 products with teams in 15 different offices.

He has more than 20 years of industry experience and has held various senior leadership roles in most key operating areas, including Pre-Sales, Business Operations, Product Strategy, Product Management, Product Marketing, Engineering as well as Consulting positions. He specializes in transforming organizations by identifying the right strategic levers to drive the business while minimizing risk. Dutta has operated extensively in both developed and emerging countries.

Dutta frequently speaks at major conferences including TEDx on management topics such as Change Management, Customer Success, Operations, Leadership and Building diverse teams. He has served on the board of the National Hemophilia Foundation and Save One Life.

Ean Mikale

Ean Mikale

Infinite 8 Institute

Ean Mikale

Ean Mikale

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Infinite 8 Institute

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Earl Martin Valencia

Charles Schwab

earl

Earl Martin Valencia

Managing Director - Digital Catalysts, Operations Strategy and Transformation, Charles Schwab

Ed Klinger, Flock (1)

Ed Klinger

Flock

Ed Klinger, Flock (1)

Ed Klinger

CEO, Flock

Ed Parsons, Google (1)

Ed Parsons

Google

Ed Parsons, Google (1)

Ed Parsons

Geospatial Technologist, Google

Edgar

Edgar Trevino

Walmart

Edgar

Edgar Trevino

Director Data & Analytics, Walmart

Edgar cuenta con una trayectoria de más de 15 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. Es Ingeniero Industrial y de Sistemas por parte del Instituto Tecnológico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, además cuenta con un Master en Comercialización de Tecnología por la Universidad de Texas, en Austin.

Edgar more than 15 years of experience in the digital field, having lead high performance teams in areas such as Digital Platforms and Channels, Mobile Advertising, DOOH Content, eCommerce and Digital SVAs. He is an Industrial Engineer and Systems Engineer from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. He also holds a Master’s in Technology Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.

Edwin Krafsur, USPS OIG

Edwin Krafsur

USPS OIG

Edwin Krafsur, USPS OIG

Edwin Krafsur

Director, Healthcare and Strategic Operations, USPS OIG

Elanie Kruger - Tsebo

Elanie Kruger

Tsebo Workplace Solutions

Elanie Kruger - Tsebo

Elanie Kruger

Group Organisational Effectiveness Director, Tsebo Workplace Solutions

Results driven Human Resources Generalist with a passion for HCM, Organisational Development, enjoying Corporate Human Resources management role in a complex,dynamic and fast-paced environment. Particular strengths in adding bottom line value through building leadership bench strength via comprehensive Talent Management Programmes, Employee Engagement, rigorous performance and change management. Extensive people-management and leadership experience, involving multi-cultural and virtual team management.
Elena Rasa, Zurich (2)

Elena Rasa

Zurich

Elena Rasa, Zurich (2)

Elena Rasa

Chief Underwriting Officer, Zurich

Elfriede Teske

Elfriede Teske

FirstRand Namibia

Elfriede Teske

Elfriede Teske

Chief Data Officer, FirstRand Namibia

Currently responsible for setting up the Enterprise Data Analytics Office for FirstRand Namibia, the biggest financial services group in Namibia, and part of a powerful international financial institution.

Elfriede's has years experience in leading data and analytics projects, managing data as a strategic asset, taking organisations on a digital transformative journey both internally and externally, driving business transformation, change and education needed to embed analytics, and especially advanced analytics into the culture to become insights-driven, defining and driving the enterprise-wide vision across strategy, people, process, data and technology as well as building and developing the most appropriate operating model and data monetization approach for the business.

 

At DataCon Africa 2019 Elfriede will be speaking at the following sessions:

Change Management on the Road to a Data-Driven Organisation Towards Business as Usual (12 March: Pre-Conference Focus Day Workshop) 

Change Management – Vital Piece to the Puzzle (14 March: Discussion Group)

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth, Eventbrite

Elizabeth Pierce

Eventbrite

Elizabeth, Eventbrite

Elizabeth Pierce

Global Director of Learning + Development, Eventbrite

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Ellen Gentile

Sumitomo Mitsui Bank

gentile

Ellen Gentile

VP Data Quality Management, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank


Erozan Kurtas is the Founder and the CEO of Know Your Data (KYD) Analytics LLC; a start up firm specializing in building affordable Data Analytics systems for Investment Advisers and Broker Dealers.
Erozan was the Senior Vice President and Head of the Advanced Data Analytics Department at FINRA. In this role, Erozan lead the development of analytical tools that uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing algorithms and predictive models that will transform FINRA into a data driven organization.
Before joining FINRA, he was at the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Assistant Director, where he founded and led the Quantitative Analytics Unit (QAU). In this role, he oversaw the growth of QAU from one person to over 25 in staff, most of them with advanced degrees like PhDs in technical fields. The focus of the department was to apply Machine Learning, Text Analytics, AI and Deep Learning techniques to identify fraud in financial institutions and markets. He also launched and led groundbreaking projects during his tenure at the SEC: National Exam Analytics Tool (NEAT) for blotter analytics, High Frequency Analytics Lab (HAL) for the examination of high frequency firms, Machine Analyzed Risk Scoring (MARS) to risk rank all the IAs for exam planning, and Anti-Money Laundering models and systems, to name a few of them. Prior to entering the financial world, Erozan was the Head of a Research and Development Department at Seagate Technology.

Erozan holds a Ph.D. from Northeastern University in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also holds an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University. Erozan is the author/co-author of two books published by CRC Press. He has over 100 peer reviewed articles in the general field of information theory and statistical signal processing that have appeared in top journals and conferences. Erozan holds 20 patents issued by the USPTO.

 

 

Ellen Gyandzhuntseva, Chaucer (1)

Ellen Gyandzhuntseva

Chaucer Syndicates

Ellen Gyandzhuntseva, Chaucer (1)

Ellen Gyandzhuntseva

Head of Treaty Modelling and Catastrophe Research, Chaucer Syndicates

Eloise Boezak

Eloise Boezak

African Bank

Eloise Boezak

Eloise Boezak

Head of Customer Experience, African Bank

Eloise Boezak has spent her 18 year career fine tuning the balance between the science and art of connecting and engaging with diverse stakeholders. Her distinctive skill set of insightful strategy, innovative approach and focused execution has impacted the diverse national and international organisations that she has worked in. These include a combination of marketing agencies and consulting environments as well as the University of Johannesburg, Sasol, FNB, and most recently African Bank.

She is an international award winning Employee Engagement expert.  Her experience in developing compelling business focused people connection strategies has formed a formidable foundation to guide impactful innovative Customer Experiences.

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Elyssia Clark

Seek

elyssia clark

Elyssia Clark

Head of Customer Analytics and Insights, Seek

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Emad ElAzhary

Vodafone (Egypt)

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Emad ElAzhary

Director of Strategy, Business Development, Big Data & AI, Vodafone (Egypt)

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Emma Gray

ANZ

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Emma Gray

Chief Data Officer, ANZ

Emma Gray is an experienced global business executive with 20 years’ experience, creating brand and shareholder value through operational and advisory roles in the retail, consumer and banking sectors. Emma joined ANZ as Chief Data Officer in February 2017 where she is leading ANZ’s data strategy. Her focus is on how to leverage data for better customer and shareholder outcomes.

Prior to joining ANZ, Emma spent three years at Woolworths as Chief Strategy Officer and subsequently their Chief Loyalty and Data Officer. Emma was a partner with Bain & Company, where she specialised in the retail and consumer segments, working across Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom for 15 years.

Emma began her career as a banker with Morgan Stanley in London, and then the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, before obtaining an MBA at the Harvard Business School.

Emma is on the Board for Data Republic, the Advisory Board of the Melbourne Business School Centre for Data Analytics and the global not-for-profit organisation Australian Board of Room to Read.

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Emma Harrington

MYNRMA

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Emma Harrington

Chief Customer Officer, MYNRMA

emma liversidge

Emma Liversidge

Griffith University

emma liversidge

Emma Liversidge

Director, Analytics, Planning and Data, Griffith University

Emma Watkins, Lloyds of London (1)

Emma Watkins

Lloyds of London

Emma Watkins, Lloyds of London (1)

Emma Watkins

Senior Manager, Exposure Management, Lloyds of London

ERIC

Eric Gaffen

ERT

ERIC

Eric Gaffen

Global Talent Acquisition, Onboarding & Employer Branding, ERT

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Eric Harper

BSN Sports

eric harper

Eric Harper

Vice President, Talent & Learning, BSN Sports

Erin, ebay

Erin McAuley

Ebay

Erin, ebay

Erin McAuley

Director Organizational Development, Ebay

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Erozan Kurtas

Know Your Data Analytics

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Erozan Kurtas

CEO, Know Your Data Analytics


Erozan Kurtas is the Founder and the CEO of Know Your Data (KYD) Analytics LLC; a start up firm specializing in building affordable Data Analytics systems for Investment Advisers and Broker Dealers.
Erozan was the Senior Vice President and Head of the Advanced Data Analytics Department at FINRA. In this role, Erozan lead the development of analytical tools that uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing algorithms and predictive models that will transform FINRA into a data driven organization.
Before joining FINRA, he was at the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Assistant Director, where he founded and led the Quantitative Analytics Unit (QAU). In this role, he oversaw the growth of QAU from one person to over 25 in staff, most of them with advanced degrees like PhDs in technical fields. The focus of the department was to apply Machine Learning, Text Analytics, AI and Deep Learning techniques to identify fraud in financial institutions and markets. He also launched and led groundbreaking projects during his tenure at the SEC: National Exam Analytics Tool (NEAT) for blotter analytics, High Frequency Analytics Lab (HAL) for the examination of high frequency firms, Machine Analyzed Risk Scoring (MARS) to risk rank all the IAs for exam planning, and Anti-Money Laundering models and systems, to name a few of them. Prior to entering the financial world, Erozan was the Head of a Research and Development Department at Seagate Technology.

Erozan holds a Ph.D. from Northeastern University in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also holds an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University. Erozan is the author/co-author of two books published by CRC Press. He has over 100 peer reviewed articles in the general field of information theory and statistical signal processing that have appeared in top journals and conferences. Erozan holds 20 patents issued by the USPTO.

 

 

Erwin De Smaele - Informatica

Erwin De Smaele

Informatica

Erwin De Smaele - Informatica

Erwin De Smaele

EMEA DSG Product Specialist, Informatica

Erwin De Smaele has been working internationally in the IT industry for about 25 years, including many years spent at Oracle as a senior instructor and a technical sales engineer as well as an implementation consultant at IBM Professional Services. Co-founding a startup around the millennium allowed him to focus on some new software domains. One of these domains was the application ILM (Information Lifecycle Management) space including archive topics and data masking for non-production environments.

Over the last fifteen years he focused on this space and has built an extensive knowledge acquired during numerous implementations at Applimation and Informatica. He joined the Informatica team through acquisition in 2009. The ILM team at Informatica was renamed to the DSG (Data Security Group) team and extended its product portfolio with products such as Dynamic Data Masking and Test Data Management and shifting the focus more and more on the Data Privacy aspects. The increasing regularization has put more pressure on data privacy aspects and about 4 years ago that led to the latest addition of the Secure@Source product in the DSG portfolio from Informatica.

Over the last years he leads the DSG Product Specialist team helping customers across the EMEA region in architecting and using these market leading solutions.

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Eswee Vorster

Safair

Eswee Vorster - FlySafair-1

Eswee Vorster

Head of IT & Innovation, Safair

Eswee holds a M.Phil (International Business Management), B.Econ Hons and offers a vast experience in various areas of the telecoms industry, including logistics. He is a highly motivated individual and currently manages an Online Product team responsible for the Digital channel (mobi, web, USSD, CRM, self-service, eCommerce, Marketing) of a large telecoms business. With Online being a strategic channel for the business, Eswee understands the need for it to be useable, stable, reliable and secure, while thinking of the Customer Service expectations, as well as the need for overall integrated solution delivery. He displays professionalism, is responsible and has an urgency to deliver
Ethan Hull

Ethan Hull

Barrick Gold Corporation

Ethan Hull

Ethan Hull

Head of Customer Success, Barrick Gold Corporation

Executive leader in Digital Adoption and Implementations of SaaS, Management of Change, Operational Excellence, Management of regional IT Service Delivery organizations. Building and delivering digital applications and software using Agile methodology. Building and managing Global Dev Ops teams and systems. Building, operating and transferring industrial IT terrestrial networks including all aspects of copper, fiber and microwave installations.
Eugenie Molyneux, Zurich

Eugenie Molyneux

Zurich

Eugenie Molyneux, Zurich

Eugenie Molyneux

Chief Risk Officer, Zurich

Evans Munyuki - Emirates NBD

Evans Munyuki

Emirates NBD

Evans Munyuki - Emirates NBD

Evans Munyuki

Group Chief Digital Officer, Emirates NBD

Builder of digital banks. Design thinker. AI. Design-led, with a focus on the human (customer & employee) & the proposition.

Digital Strategy, Design, Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Analytics, Innovation Management, FinTech, R&D (Blockchain), API Economy, Robotics, Reenginering, Digital Channels 

Experienced in transforming and reengineering Retail, Business, and Corporate banks to digital banks. 

Deployed a full bank's digital technology architecture, API-based, with data leverage, and a low cost-to-serve.

26+ years of professional experience. Business leadership, Digital, IT - Delivered 330+ Projects: Business Transformation, Digital, Technology Transformation, Application Development, and Infrastructure projects in the USA, EMEA, AP, Africa, & Middle East in 4 listed companies.

- CDO (Chief Digital Officer) at Emirates NBD Group

- CDO & CIO (Chief Digital & Information Officer) at MyBucks FinTech. 15 Countries 

- Head of Alternative Business Models for Retail & Business Bank (RBB) in Barclays Africa. API business model

- (CDO) Head of Digital (Chief Digital Officer) for RBB in Barclays Africa delivered digital assets. 13 Countries 

- (CDO) Head of Digital (Chief Digital Officer) for Business Bank in Barclays Africa. Digitized & transformed the bank. 13 Countries 

- CIO (Chief Information Officer) for Barclays Africa RBB. 50 projects. IT budget of 1.66B Rands (USD $166M). 13 countries, 14.5m customers, 42,000 users.

CIO for Core Banking in Barclays Africa. 13 countries. 117 projects. 1,450 branches - de-risked the bank, added new products & services, increased efficiencies, improved stability, reduced costs.

CIO for Architecture & Innovation: Barclays Africa. 13 countries in Africa (+ SA).

CIO for Barclays Africa Business Bank. 76 projects.

CIO at The Kelly Group - 11 companies (USA & SA). 23k FTEs. 10 projects.

(CDO) Managing Director for Kelly Group Digital 

Many Exec roles, IBM

P&L Businesses (USD $120m+) & IT organizations with 1,200+ FTEs
Evelyn Wareham Ministry of Bussiness Innovation and Employment

Evelyn Wareham

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Evelyn Wareham Ministry of Bussiness Innovation and Employment

Evelyn Wareham

Chief Data & Insights Officer, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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Fady Hanna

Endeavour Drinks - Woolworths Group

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Fady Hanna

General Manager Technology, Endeavour Drinks - Woolworths Group

Fady is the General Manager of Technology at Endeavour Drinks, a family of leading brands that are well respected and highly visible throughout the Australia drinks market, with each commanding a leadership position in their respective category.

During his 20-year career, Fady has worked in a variety of roles across all facets of Technology, Mobile and Digital, in both developed and emerging markets. Fady has been of part and led a number of Business transformations, enabled by Technology, with a strong track record in establishing and building new capabilities from a zero-base. 

Fady is on a transformation journey to change the focus and mindset about Digital Transformation being seen as an end-to-end Customer Experience journey rather than an Online-only challenge.

Famida Singh

Famida Singh

Old Mutual South Africa

Famida Singh

Famida Singh

Head Of Customer Experience, Data and Retention, Old Mutual South Africa

Famida has a career in financial services spanning more than 20 years. She is currently the Head of Data and Retention for Old Mutual SA, within the Personal Finance space. Her areas of expertise include Life Retail Investment and Risk product development (technical), marketing and business development. Over the most recent 10 year period, Famida was the Head of Corporate Distribution at STANLIB Multi Manager before holding the position of Head of Institutional Investment Distribution and Marketing for Liberty Group Ltd, under the Liberty Corporate suite. The role entailed strategic management of both pre-retirement investment distribution and investment client servicing for Liberty Corporate. Famida holds various financial qualifications including CFP, Adv. HDip Estates and Investments, has studied Maths, Stats and Economics through UNISA. She also attended the International Hedge fund Academy and has recently completed a leadership course at the prestigious INSEAD Business school of the world in France (Organisational and Channel leadership). She also serves on the Africa Advisory board for the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and as a Non-Executive Director of Integrated Medical Solutions Pty Ltd.

Faraz Shafiq

Faraz Shafiq

CAMBIA HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Faraz Shafiq

Faraz Shafiq

SVP, Chief Data and AI Officer, CAMBIA HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Faraz Shafiq is the Chief Data and AI officer for Cambia which is a 100-year old, $10 Billion healthcare company on a mission to disrupt and innovate. Faraz heads up all aspects of data management, engineering, analytics, data science and AI. 

Previously, Faraz was the Exec MD and VP global Product and Technology for Digital (Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things IoT) for Verizon. The team reported to group CTO and EVP of Verizon and was setup as an internal center of excellence as well as external GTM for data products.

Faraz is an established technology thought leader, futurist and innovator. Key areas of expertise: 5G, Internet of things (IoT), digital transformation, data science and AI. Experienced speaker with global keynotes and talks.

Previously, Faraz led Verizon's IoT services and was responsible for Verizon’s enterprise IoT (Internet of Things) strategy, analytics, digital transformation and innovation.

Faraz joined Verizon with more than 17 years of progressive experience in technology strategy, engineering, advance analytics, professional services and product management.

Faraz also serves as an executive advisor to the Airbus group in France and to 5G-Map in Poland. Faraz is a regular industry speaker and is viewed as a thought leader.
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Felipe Flores

Liberty Financial (Australia)

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Felipe Flores

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

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Felipe Flores

Liberty Financial

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Felipe Flores

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

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Felipe Gutierrez

Imbera

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Felipe Gutierrez

Data & Analytics Senior Manager, Imbera

Felipe Gutiérrez de Anda es un Ingeniero de Datos que se ha especializado en el análisis de datos de operaciones de vuelo desde el 2007; actualmente se dedica a desarrollar un departamento de analítica con enfoque a servicios.  Egresado de Ingeniería Mecánica del Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya, trabajó para GE Aviation por más de 11 años donde se especializó en la ingeniería, análisis y ciencia de datos, actualmente es parte estratégica de Imbera Cooling.Entre sus contribuciones más notables está la demostración del uso de ciencia de datos frente a vice presidentes de aerolíneas, líder de la región Americas para la obtención de datos y la formación de talento de alto desempeño en análisis de datos.  Actualmente, Felipe incorpora nuevas tecnologías de IoT y rediseña el uso de los datos para soluciones a clientes y vive en Querétaro, México.

 Felipe Gutiérrez de Anda is a Data Engineer who has specialized in data analysis of flight operations since 2007; He is currently dedicated to developing an analytics department with a service focus.  Graduating in Mechanical Engineering from the Technological Institute of Celaya, he worked for GE Aviation for more than 11 years where he specialized in engineering, analysis and data science, and is currently a strategic part of Imbera Cooling.  Among his most notable contributions is the demonstration of the use of data science in front of vice presidents of airlines, leader of the Americas region for obtaining data and the training of high performance talent in data analysis.  Currently, Felipe incorporates new IoT technologies and redesigns the use of data for client solutions and lives in Querétaro, Mexico.

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Francisco Romero

Banco Santander Mexico

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Francisco Romero

Head of Transformation, Banco Santander Mexico

Francois van Heerden

Francois van Heerden

Silvertree Internet Holdings

Francois van Heerden

Francois van Heerden

Group Lead: BI & Data Science, Silvertree Internet Holdings

Francois Vermeulen

Francois Vermeulen

HomeChoice Holdings

Francois Vermeulen

Francois Vermeulen

Group Head: Business Intelligence & Analytics, HomeChoice Holdings

Experienced Business Intelligence Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services, retail, and insurance industry. Has multiple years experience in leading small to large BI, MIS and Analytics teams. Solid technical foundation in various Database Technologies, Data Warehousing, Database Optimization, Master Data Management and Machine Learning implementations. Graduated professional with an MBA from Stellenbosch University.

 

At DataCon Africa 2019 Francois will be speaking at the following session:

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast – Enforcing the Data-Driven Culture

Francois Vermeulen - HomeChoice

Francois Vermeulen

HomeChoice

Francois Vermeulen - HomeChoice

Francois Vermeulen

Group Head: Business Intelligence & Analytics, HomeChoice

Experienced Business Intelligence Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services, retail, and insurance industry. Has multiple years experience in leading small to large BI, MIS and Analytics teams. Solid technical foundation in various Database Technologies, Data Warehousing, Database Optimization, Master Data Management and Machine Learning implementations. Graduated professional with an MBA from Stellenbosch University.

 
 
Frank Borovsky

Frank Borovsky

Club Car

Frank Borovsky

Frank Borovsky

VP, IT, Club Car

Functional leader of both Customer Experience and Information Technology and member of the Senior Leadership Team at Club Car, leveraging people, processes and technology to delight our customers.
Fred Beunink - Merck

Fred Beunink

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Fred Beunink - Merck

Fred Beunink

Digital Customer Engagement Lead, Merck Sharp & Dohme

Experienced Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. Strongmarketing and sales professional skilled in Marketing Management, Coaching, Anaesthesiology, Vaccinesand Pain Management.
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Fred McAmis

Splunk

Fred, Splunk

Fred McAmis

Vice President, Learning and Development , Splunk

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Frédéric Ducros

AirAsia Group

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Frédéric Ducros

Chief Transformation Officer, AirAsia Group

Fudile Ntuli - UBank

Fundile Ntuli

Ubank

Fudile Ntuli - UBank

Fundile Ntuli

Chief Information Officer, Ubank

Experienced IT executive and Digital transformation advocate with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services and retail industries. Skilled in Requirements Analysis, Business Process Design, Enterprise Architecture, IT Security, Risk Management, Audit and ITIL, professional graduated from Leeds Beckett University.

 
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Gabriela Filip

FMO Bank

Gabriela Filip

Gabriela Filip

Head of Business Intelligence, FMO Bank

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Gabrielle Shone

AGL Energy

Gabrielle Shone

Gabrielle Shone

Head of Customer Decisioning Strategy and Data, AGL Energy

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Gadija Ryklief

Major SA Retailer

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Gadija Ryklief

Information Security Lead, Major SA Retailer

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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Gaetan Germain

Optus

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Gaetan Germain

Associate Director - Service Design at Optus, Optus

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Gareth James

VMware

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Gareth James

Network & Security Sales Specialist, VMware

Technical Evangelist, Author and Afro-optimist Specialties: Cloud Computing and virtualization - CloudNative Apps, SDWAN, SDN, network infrastructure and applications. I have also published a book onDesktop Virtualzation / VDI.
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Gareth Thomas

Kingfisher

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Gareth Thomas

Group Data Director, Kingfisher

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Garry Brittain

JLL

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Garry Brittain

BI & Analytics Practice Lead, Corporate Solutions, JLL

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Gaurav Ahuja

Big W

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Gaurav Ahuja

Head of Digital Analytics, Big W

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Big W

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Gaurav Ahuja

Head of Digital Analytics, Big W

With close to twelve years of experience in Strategy & Analytics in top tier global consulting firms as well as industry experience in Australia's largest bank and supermarket retailer, Gaurav has developed a professional practice that encompasses leadership, sophisticated analytics, commercial acumen and applied expertise required to drive strategic change.

In his current role at Woolworths, Gaurav leads a strategic analytics & data science team which has successfully delivered multiple campaign strategies like share of wallet based targeting, proximity driven offers, category stretch & continuity and competitor combat along with campaign optimisation across all marketing streams. Gaurav is responsible for a portfolio of transformation projects involving advanced analytics like BIGW RFMS segmentation, Supermarkets Personalisation Engine, BIGW Personalisation Engine and the Supermarkets Customer Engagement Framework.

At the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Gaurav led a number of transformative projects, utilising Analytics to steer the bank towards data driven strategic and tactical decision making. Under his leadership, the product insights team successfully delivered a holistic campaign analytics solution increasing the value of credit card campaigns.

Prior to this Gaurav managed a arge portfolio of client projects and launched a specialised analytics lab containing a suite of analytical solutions at Capgemini Consulting. The role involved interactions with exec level & management level stakeholders, translating business needs to analytical use cases, delivering powerful insights in areas such as marketing, customer, campaign, operations & risk analytics. A critical part of his role was to develop multiple engagements with client organisations to ensure that commercial relationships were embedded in the business.

 

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Gautam Mehra

Dentsu Aegis Network

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Gautam Mehra

Chief Data Officer (South Asia), Dentsu Aegis Network

Gautam has been a veteran in the digital Advertising domain for nearly two decades. From introducing the industry to the concept of an end to end web solutions firm, with Sigel WebSolutions, to founding the full service digital agency Ultraviolet Digital Solutions, Gautam has done it all. In his former role, he headed the Social Media Business for iProspect India, India's leading Digital Performance Agency. He has been instrumental in developing the agency's relationship with Facebook and has worked on building the digital best practices for some of India's marquee brands like ICICI Bank, AegonLife and General Motors, to name a few. He is currently Chief Data Officer for the Dentsu Aegis Network - South Asia, India's Second Largest Marketing Communications Group wherein he is spearheading the data story for the Group in the region. His most recent award was Campaign Asia’s 40 Under 40. When Gautam is not in office, he is usually hacking his own home network, doing a weekend coding project or teaching his nephew computer science.
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Gavin Oosthuizen

Premier FMCG

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Gavin Oosthuizen

Knowledge Architect, Premier FMCG

Experienced Manager and DBA with a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry. Knowledge Management advocate gaining real world experience in KM framework development and implementation. Skilled in Business Process, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Databases, BI, IT Strategy, and Servers. Strong communication and mentoring skills.
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Gavin van Wyk

Alexander Forbes

Gavin van Wyk

Gavin van Wyk

Head: Data Science Manager, Alexander Forbes

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Gay Meyer

USAA

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Gay Meyer

AVP HR Operations Regional Offices, USAA

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Gcobisa Gaxela

Standard Bank Group

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Gcobisa Gaxela

Senior Manager: Data Quality & Analytics, Standard Bank Group

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Gene Boomer

Protective Insurance

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Gene Boomer

Senior Enterprise Data Architect , Protective Insurance

Gene Boomer has 25-plus years of experience in IT with a specific focus on Data Strategy and Architecture for the past 15-plus years. Many of those years were spent as a Consultant working for various Fortune 500 companies, with the last few years spent working in the Corporate world for companies within the Financial/Insurance industry. Currently the Enterprise Data Architect at Protective Insurance, Gene was brought in to help establish an Enterprise Data Strategy and lead a number of data initiatives as Protective Insurance focuses on utilization of their data assets across the company. Gene is a founding member and current President of DAMA Indiana, an affiliate of DAMA International, based in Indianapolis. Gene holds a BS degree in Computer and Information Sciences from The Ohio State University and is CDMP (Master Level) certified.

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Genevieve Mannel

Cipla South Africa

Genevieve Mannel

Genevieve Mannel

Head: IT, Cipla South Africa

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Genevy Dimitrion

State Street

Genevy Dimitrion

Genevy Dimitrion

SVP, Chief Data Steward, State Street

Genevy Dimitrion is a senior vice president and chief data steward at State Street’s Enterprise Data Governance and Management group, responsible for the company’s data governance strategy through data stewardship activities that include mentoring, training, communication, change management and data quality remediation.
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Geoff Niedeck

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Geoff Neideck

Geoff Niedeck

Group Head, Data Strategies and IT, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

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Georges Theys

Ageas

Georges Theys

Georges Theys

Global Head of Analytics, Ageas

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Gerry Baron

Siren

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Gerry Baron

Head of Global Sales, Siren

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Gideon de Swardt

Hollard Insurance

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Gideon de Swardt

Head: Digital & IT Architecture, Hollard Insurance

I am a commercially focused, self-motivated, IT professional with a successful track record in delivering IT projects on time and within budget. I have over 15 years of international experience in various positions from Software Developer to Chief Technology Officer. 

My ability to bridge the gap between Business and Technology stems from my strong entrepreneurial personality profile and a deep knowledge of technologies. My management style is to create productive and engaged team members by empowering them through mentoring and skill development.

Specialties: Business Development, Client Relations Management, Team Management, Enterprise Architecture, Business Intelligence, Web Applications, Integrations, Database Design & Optimization, Scalability and Security.
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Gillian Tomlinson

Three

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Gillian Tomlinson

Chief Data Officer, Three

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Gina Wolery

Index Analytics

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Gina Wolery

Chief Operating Officer, Index Analytics

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Gina Wolery.

Index Analytics

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Gina Wolery.

Chief Operating Officer, Index Analytics

Girish Venkatachaliah

Girish Venkatachaliah

Athena Health

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Girish Venkatachaliah

VP, Data Strategy, Analytics and Machine Learning, Athena Health

My strength and experience is about transformations at scale - transforming traditional software to cloud native offerings, efficient software to ML/AI/cognitive services, evolving from waterfall to design-based/agile development and developing a culture where innovation can thrive. 

Have a track record of market success across the spectrum -- new products launch (IBM DataWorks, IBM Watson Machine Learning...) to restoring double digit growth of established businesses (Netezza, MDM...).
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Glen Wiblin

Sydney Airport

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Glen Wiblin

Head of Information and Insights, Sydney Airport

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Glenda Crisp

NAB

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Glenda Crisp

Chief Data Officer, NAB

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Grace Sikapokoo

Liberty Group SA

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Grace Sikapokoo

Customer Experience Strategist, Liberty Group SA

Grace Sikapokoo is a Market research and customer experience professional with over 10 years in the industry behind her. She started her career as a market research analyst and realized how much she enjoyed listening to customers and helping businesses to understand and improve their services to customers, she decided to focus her post graduate studies in the market research field. After completing her post graduate diploma specializing in marketing research she worked as a strategy analyst. She later formed the first Research and Customer Experience team at Old Mutual Insure, which was the foundation of the Customer centric drive that the company has today. During her time there she managed to get an MBA that focused in the development and execution of customer centric strategies, which is what she loves and is quite passionate about. She recently went back to Old Mutual Insure to assist with the Customer centric drive but when she is not doing that, she is a wife and mother of 3 lovely children under the age of 10, so you can imagine how busy she gets when she is away from the office.

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Graeme McDermott.

Addison Lee

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Graeme McDermott.

Chief Data Officer, Addison Lee

I left University with a degree in a bizarre subject called Actuarial Science and entered the dark world of very grey people who worked every hour god sent and did numbers for breakfast, lunch & dinner. I got into writing algorithms behind Insurance company systems for surrender values, car insurance premiums and mortgage indemnity. After 7 years of trying to finish the intolerable exams I gave up and found I could make a good living working with data and MI systems. After an Aviva takeover in 1999 I headed to the AA to finish their product warehouse off and lead the exploitation team, only for my boss to leave shortly after and leave me in charge. After a few years I was approached to set up an internal marketing analytics team and work with the central function running the warehouse. After 3 years I assumed total charge as we headed away from our parent company Centrica. After 5 changes of AA ownership and reaching Data & Insight Director I decided to leave for the role of Chief Data Officer at Addison Lee and modernize their data estate. Since joining Addison Lee I have worked on a number of projects including SCV, data governance, self-serve BI and analytics roll out, CRM improvement and moving into data science application to solve commercial problems.

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Grant Ingersoll

Lucidworks Inc.

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Grant Ingersoll

CTO and Co-founder, Lucidworks Inc.

Grant is the CTO and co-founder of Lucidworks, co-author of Taming Text, co-founder of Apache Mahout and a long-standing committer of the Apache Lucene and Solr open source projects.  Grant’s experience includes engineering a variety of search, question answering, and natural language processing applications for a variety of domains and languages.  He earned his B.S. from Amherst College in Math and Computer Science and his M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University.

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Grant Marais

Vast Networks

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Grant Marais

CEO, Vast Networks

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Grant Reynolds

Netskope

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Grant Reynolds

Regional Sales Manager, Netskope

A seasoned business profesional with a unique blend of extensive technical, sales and marketing experience in building companies go to market Stratergy.

A history of successful selling solutions to multiple vertical markets, maintaining a sound understanding of company and vertical core business drivers and strategic goals. Traditionally a focus on high value, complex software, mobile & hardware solution sales.

A self-starter to define market potential create channel and vertically aligned strategies, an drive market education and sales around a specific set of company or product goals.
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Grant Wing

Attacq

Grant Wing

Grant Wing

Head of Digital & Enterprise Risk, Attacq

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Greg Cohen

Westrock

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Greg Cohen

Senior Director, Digital Engagement, Westrock


 Developed three-tiered account-based marketing strategy focusing on large enterprise, mid-tier growth, and SMB packaging and display customers

Built Digital Operations Team by consolidating divisional marketing resources and processes into a core, enterprise platform 

Integrated marketing technology stack (CMS, marketing automation, analytics, social media management, content collaboration/production, and CRM) to generate/nurture leads while measuring marketing effectiveness

Led enterprise content marketing efforts to build brand awareness for WestRock’s core products and services
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Greg Pizzuti

IBM Watson Media

Greg Puzatti

Greg Pizzuti

Head of Global Sales, IBM Watson Media

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Greg Rehbock

Youi

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Greg Rehbock

Actuarial Manager (Data Analytics)/Head of Sales Strategy & Management Information, Youi

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Greg Terrill

Department of Environment and Energy

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Greg Terrill

Chief Data Officer, Department of Environment and Energy

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Guillaume Thfoin

Majid Al Futtaim

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Guillaume Thfoin

Head of Analytics - Holding, Majid Al Futtaim

In charge of building and scaling up the Digital & Analytics team to support Majid Al Futtaim's Digital transformation through:
Data: building up the group wide data lake with state of the art, enterprise grade technologies
Science: supporting our businesses with analytics, insights as well as advanced machine learning applications
Product: launching and developing a group wide Business Intelligence application and an employee application
People: Hiring top tech talents and training the whole organization through the School of analytics and Technology
Partnerships: establishing partnerships with world class organizations (Smart Dubai, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative...)
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Guillermo Gonzalez

Televisa

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Guillermo Gonzalez

Compliance Manager, Televisa

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Guillermo Martinez

Mercadotecnia

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Guillermo Martinez

Chief Digital & Analytics Officer , Mercadotecnia

Guillermo Martinez is the Chief Digital & Analytics Officer at Mercadotecnia.  As a professional, he helps companies turn data into insightful, helpful information to assist decision-making and optimize revenue.  Guillermo is proficient in big data technologies with knowledge in data engineering and data science.  His extensive experience ranges from financial services to Web analytics and HR Analytics.  He has previously held roles at EY, Vitatronix and Profuturo.

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Guizhou Hu

Reinsurance Group of America

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Guizhou Hu

Head of Risk Analytics , Reinsurance Group of America

Mr. Guizhou Hu received his medical degree from Beijing Medical University, and PhD in epidemiology from Cornell University. His background and expertise have been centered on epidemiological research and predictive analytics in healthcare and insurance medicine.

 Before Joining RGA in April 2018, He served as Chief Decision Analytic at Gen Re for 3 years. He was responsible on data and analytic strategy, machine learning technique and prediction model development for underwriting. Before that he served as Chief Scientific Officer at BioSignia Inc. for 17 years. In addition to leading their mortality underwriting research and overseeing peer review publications, He was responsible for creating new statistical techniques and developing predictive models intended for healthcare and life insurance underwriting.

 Dr. Guizhou has joined RGA in the role of VP, Head of Risk Analytics.  He brings to RGA a combination of medical training and long experience in underwriting related analytics. With RGA, he will heavily support future of underwriting initiatives through direct project support, providing independent review of projects and through production of internal and external thought leadership pieces.

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Gustavo Jaime-Munoz

Kellogg Company

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Gustavo Jaime-Munoz

IT Data Science Manager, Kellogg Company

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Guy Taylor

Nedbank

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Guy Taylor

Head: Data Driven Intelligence, Nedbank

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Guy Taylor

Nedbank

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Guy Taylor

Head: Data Driven Intelligence, Nedbank

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Gökhan Koç

OSN (UAE)

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Gökhan Koç

Director of Analytics, OSN (UAE)

- Tasked to set up and lead the customer analytics practice to support proactive retention, revenue stimulation and customer engagement efforts. 
- Interviewed, selected and built an analytics team of 5 within three months. Still heading the same resources.
- Delivered the first ever segmentation model in two months. Model addresses the payment morale of the customers.
- Deployed the first ever predictive churn model in three months, addressing the churn risky customer ahead of time and trying to save them through retention offers. 
- Unlocked the ‘Customer DNA’, which reveals the behavior of the customers with 750+ attributes, in six months. The DNA is capable to calculate all metrics within a record time of two hours. Currently being used in all marketing efforts. 
- Integrated the CRM system with the Analytics server and delivered the company’s first Next Best Action (NBA) solution which enables the call center agents to make guided sales to customers who are calling in. Tailored offers can be given to our customers with most up to date data without the need of a campaign management system. 
- Built a new subscriber risk model which is predicting the early churn risk of the customer at the point of sales. The model will be integrated in the CRM system to support and guide the sales effort at the point of sales. 
- Supervised the delivery of the first content recommendation engine in the company. The system offers tailored recommendations as per previous purchases/interests to increase usage of the platforms.
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H Walter Young

MT&T Bank

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Chief Analytics and Market Risk Officer, MT&T Bank

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Hanan Mansoor Ahli

FCSA

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Hanan Mansoor Ahli

Executive Director of the Competitiveness Sector, FCSA

Executive Director of th Competitiveness Sector, Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority

Hanan Mansoor is the Executive Director of the Competitiveness Sector at the Federal Competitiveness & Statistics Authority. She works on developing the competitiveness strategy and supports the implementation of the UAE National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals Strategy.

Hanan has experience in international competitiveness reports, legislation, and international relations as well as Islamic finance, economy and the private sector. Her previous experience includes working at Mawarid Finance, PJSC. Where as an Associate in Finance she handled treasury deals, asset and liabilities management, shareholders relations, and internal and sharia audit processes. Her current experience includes working at Emirates Competitiveness Council. As a Project Manager she manages UAE performance in selective international reports and deals with many federal, local and international stakeholders. She developed expertise in the field of competitiveness in general and in Finance and Justice Competitiveness in specific.

Hanan holds an MBA from American University of Sharjah and a Bachelor in Business Sciences with a concentration in Finance from Zayed University. Hanan graduated from Zayed University with the Sheikha Fatma bint Mubarak Distinction Award. Her other awards for economic and management research include the Dubai Economic Research Award, the Tamaiaz Award and the Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Award for best Capstone.

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Hannelie Lotz

Old Mutual Group Finance

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Hannelie Lotz

Data Lead - Strategic Portfolio Management, Old Mutual Group Finance

•Responsible for the creation of the Group Finance Data Capability for Old Mutual, which consists of 4 primary functions: Strategy, Data Governance and Business Intelligence and Enablement.
•Won Gold award in Group Finance Accolades: Leadership Category - Aim high and take your team with you. 
•Creation of Group Finance Data Architecture Strategy and associated enablement roadmap based on the data technology and Business Intelligence reporting needs of the business.
•Business owner for Group Finance Data Technology Landscape and for Oracle Chart of Accounts and Oracle DRM (Data Relationship Manager) and Master Data Request Solution. 
•Provide data services (including migration) and support to Finance, Risk and Governance initiatives, including key regulatory projects like IFRS17.
•Member and Representative on Project Boards and as well as Group Finance Design Authority.
•To ensure the integrity of financial reporting data across the data value chain (lineage and grain) is in place and maintained through the creation of a federated financial reporting data repository. 
•Implementation of streamlined, business intuitive Data Model design with Standardised Financial Hierarchies that supports business KPI’s and drill down from Strategic Reporting to Operational and Tactical detail.
•To provide an analytics capability to maximize effective use of our financial information by simplification and rationalisation of reporting landscape. 
Accomplishments: 
•Implementation a complete Business Intelligence landscape in under 8 months introducing self-service reporting and in the process reduced reports by 80%
•Implemented group wide self-service Income Statement Reporting for all cost center owners (serving about 500 users) with drill down to journal line detail in 6 months. 
•Automated NCCF and AUM reporting for Old Mutual Wealth with Golden Thread drill down to Product Administration System detail using federated data warehouse approach in 6 months.
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Hannes van Vuuren

Santam Insurance

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Hannes van Vuuren

Chief Digital Officer, Santam Insurance

Hany Choueiri

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 interim Chief Data Officer at Aldermore Bank heading up Advanced Analytics and Data Governance.  Aldermore is a specialist lender and savings bank offering straightforward products to SMEs, homeowners, landlords and individuals.  Previously, Hany consulted on GDPR for Central Eastern Europe, AON based in the U.K. and held various positions at State Street as the Head of Data Governance and Strategy for EMEA and Chief Data Officer at the Bank of England leading the strategic One Bank Data initiative. Between 2009 and 2014, Hany worked in a variety of roles at HSBC most recently as the GBM Chief Data Officer, Europe & Head of Data Quality Services. Prior to HSBC, Hany worked at Deutsche Bank, Clerical Medical and Ernst & Young where he managed a number of key client data, business intelligence, cash management and risk initiatives. Having been instrumental in pioneering one of the first Data Warehouses, Hany's career has been centred around data and its management resulting in unique insights on the opposing perspectives of data as a risk versus data as a benefit.

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Harinder Singh

AB INBEV

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Harinder Singh

Global Director, Data Strategy & Architecture, AB INBEV

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Harpreet Singh Ghai

GSK

Harpreet Singh

Harpreet Singh Ghai

Consumer Relations Director, GSK

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Harriet Wakelam

IAG

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Harriet Wakelam

Director Design Centre, IAG

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Hartnell Ndungi

Barclays Bank of Kenya

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Hartnell Ndungi

Chief Data Officer, Barclays Bank of Kenya

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Hatem Ali

IME

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Hatem Ali

Operations Director, IME

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Heather Sinkwitz

Mobile Mini

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Heather Sinkwitz

Business Intelligence Manager & Author, Mobile Mini

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Hector Alvarado

Sport City

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Hector Alvarado

Chief Operating Officer, Sport City

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Hector Valenzuela

TV Azteca

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Hector Valenzuela

Digital Transformation Manager, TV Azteca

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Heidi Brauer

Hollard Insurance

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Heidi Brauer

Brand Mama/CMO, Hollard Insurance

Passionate South African, wife, daughter, sister, mother of 2 sons in their twenties, voracious reader, collaborator, lover of challenge & change, fiercely loyal to the notion of the power of single actions enabling quantum changes, reluctant gym-goer, erstwhile boxer, speaker of some Greek, learner, teacher, mentor, mentee and deep believer in the power of brands and humans.

Heidi joined Hollard in May 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer, and her role includes all group brand activities including brand, PR, internal marketing, digital marketing and sponsorship as well as the group’s Customer focus.

Heidi was previously Executive Manager, Group Marketing, Loyalty & Strategic Partnerships at Comair taking care of kulula.com, British Airways, SLOW lounges, Daddy’s Deals, kulula credit card, jetsetters and Executive Club. Before that she was Deputy CEO & Marketing Director at research house Ipsos Markinor, after some time in the pharmaceutical industry following a BSc degree in Nursing at Wits.

Heidi has been a Member of Vega Brand School National Advisory Council. She served for 7 years as a Board member and Deputy Chairman of the Marketing Association of South Africa and as Board member of ABC. She has judged the ACA’s APEX awards, the PRISA Prism awards, the FM AdFocus awards, the AMASA Media awards and the Loerie Awards. She is a silent partner at Halo Agency and a business partner on the Partnerships for Possibility Programme where she partners with a school principal in an under resourced school.

In 2017 Heidi was nominated for PRISA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and over the years she and her teams have been recognised with awards including PR Campaign of the Year for kulula.com, Loeries Grand Prix and Gold for SLOW and PR Sponsorship Gold for Daredevil Run.

She believes in sprinkles and chocolate cake, knows that it takes a village to raise a brand and loves to speak or write about both at every given opportunity.
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Helge Reikerås

OfferZen

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Helge Reikerås

Data Scientist in Residence, OfferZen

Experienced Data Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry.Strong data professional skilled in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Linear Algebra, NeuralNetworks, Big Data, Speech Recognition, and Image Analysis.
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Hema Venkatramanan

Prudential

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Hema Venkatramanan

VP Strategy, Architecture and Data , Prudential

Hema Venkatramanan is the Head of Technology Strategy, Architecture, Data and Innovation for Prudential Group Insurance. Hema is responsible for modernizing Group platforms, integrating with and leveraging capabilities across Prudential and its partners and Third-party Associates. She is also responsible for architecting and building the next generation of technology solutions for Group Insurance including Digital, Enhanced Back Office solutions and enable best-in-class Customer Experience.

Prior to her current role, Hema held several leadership positions at Citigroup where she held global responsibility for the KYC Business Platforms and Client Onboarding solutions. In her role, Hema was a key stakeholder accountable for delivering on the OCC consent order requirements for Citi’s Customer Due Diligence and Customer Risk Profiling. She served as the Senior Business Owner for all Institutional requirements towards the build, delivery and support of the CitiKYC Platform. Previously, Hema was Global CTO supporting Securities, Banking, Private Wealth Management, Treasury and Trade services.

Her extensive experience includes legacy modernization, digital transformation and, owning the Data Governance Program for Citi’s Institutional Clients Group and successfully interfacing and representing her businesses with regulatory agencies.

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Henna Karna

AXA XL

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Henna Karna

Chief Data Officer , AXA XL

Henna is AXA XL’s Chief Data Officer and is responsible for its digital & data evolution & transformation. A recognized expert on digital strategy, data analytics and organic & inorganic transformation, she has more than 20 years of experience leading innovative digital/data strategies in the risk management & insurance industry. Her skills include bleeding-edge innovations, end-to-end transformations, and development of proprietary data-driven risk solutions comprising genetic cognitive learning, behavior modeling, proprietary algorithms and deep neural networks.

Before joining AXA XL, Henna served as managing director and global head of actuarial technology and operations for AIG, where she oversaw actuarial technology strategy and operations. Earlier, she was president of Verisk Digital, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics. She has worked for the government, successfully sold start-ups, sat on for-profit Boards, and advised numerous Fortune 500 companies on their digital innovation and disruption strategies.

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Hernan Guerra

VIAKEM

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Hernan Guerra

Chief Information Officer , VIAKEM

Hernán Guerra es un apasionado de la tecnología, y cuenta con más de 25 años de experiencia en los campos de desarrollo, análisis, consultoría, innovación e implementación de nuevas tecnologías. Es un fanático de los gadgets y siempre está buscando de qué forma la tecnología de información puede apoyar a los usuarios a hacer sus tareas de una manera más eficiente

Como CIO de VIAKEM, su enfoque ha sido el apoyar a la automatización de procesos en la empresa buscando eliminar las tareas que no agregan valor, logrando así que sus clientes se puedan enfocar en la Toma de Decisiones basados en la Información. Gracias a proyectos enfocados al IoT, Automatización de Procesos y la Transformación Digital, VIAKEM ha sido reconocida los últimos 3 años como una de las 50 empresas más innovodoras de México. Aunado a esto, estas iniciativas lograron que Hernán se hiciera merecedor al reconocimiento CIO 100 en el 2018.

Hernán Guerra is passionate about technology, and has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of development, analysis, consulting, innovation and implementation of new technologies. He is a fan of gadgets and is always looking for how information technology can help users to do their tasks in a more efficient way.


As CIO of VIAKEM, his approach has been to support the automation of processes in the company seeking to eliminate tasks that do not add value, thus ensuring that their clients can focus on decision-making based on information. Thanks to projects focused on IoT, Process Automation and Digital Transformation, VIAKEM has been recognized for the last 3 years as one of the 50 most innovative companies in Mexico. Coupled with this, these initiatives led to Hernán receiving a CIO 100 recognition in 2018.

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Hessa AlBalooshi

Smart Dubai

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Hessa AlBalooshi

Director: Smart Service Enablement, Smart Dubai

Hessa Al Balooshi is the Director of Smart Services at Smart Dubai Government Establishment with more than 12 years of experience. She is responsible for planning and implementing the cutting edge technology solutions critical in accomplishing the mission of making Dubai the Happiest city on Earth, creating happiness by embracing technology innovation. Hessa has spearheaded the Cognitive Computing initiative as Director of Smart Services which are the key building blocks in making Dubai an efficient, seamless, safe and personalized experience for its residents and visitors. Dubai is the first in the world to embrace these cutting edge technologies at a city wide scale to implement its Smart City vision and Hessa have played a pioneering role in make this happen.
As Director of Smart Services, Hessa have managed technology programs that enabled Dubai to offer fully Integrated, Transformed, Ubiquitous, Seamless, Citizen Centric Government Services to its constituents these includes but are not limited to AI Labs, Dubai, Dubai Now, Rashid – Cognitive Computing Solution, Happiness Meter and customer engagement applications.
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Ho-Chun Ho

JLL

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (9)-2

Ho-Chun Ho

Global Head of Data Governance and Management, JLL

Howard Diesel

Howard Diesel

DAMA SA

Howard Diesel

Howard Diesel

President , DAMA SA

Howie Singer

Howie Singer

Universal Music Group

Howie Singer

Howie Singer

Technology Advisory , Universal Music Group

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Huw Howell

Huw Howell

Nomura

Huw Howell

Huw Howell

Global Chief Operating Officer, Nomura

Ian Gatley - Lombard Insurance

Ian Gatley

Lombard Insurance

Ian Gatley - Lombard Insurance

Ian Gatley

Chief Technology Officer, Lombard Insurance

Ian Gatley is a highly experienced technologist and a futurist, he continuously seeks to understand how technology and specifically the use of data and analytics impacts every aspect of our lives. He joined Lombard Insurance in 2013 and was appointed Chief Technology officer in 2017, where he is responsible for the global IT strategy and the end to end digital transformation of the Lombard Insurance Group. Although he is based in South Africa., Ian also consults in both the UK and Europe, as well as playing a crucial role in driving InsurTech companies Lombard invests in. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT Strategy, Big Data and Analytics, Technology, Data Management and Automation. His qualifications include an MBA (Wits), a BSc in Information Technology Management as well as numerous industry certifications in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Architecture. As CTO Ian brings a strong technical background to the team, ensuring that Lombard moves towards becoming a cloud-based data driven insurer.
Ian Wallis

Ian Wallis.

Ministry of Defence

Ian Wallis

Ian Wallis.

Head of Data, Analytics & Insight, DIO, Ministry of Defence

 

Heading up the newly formed Data, Analytics & Insight function within DIO as a member of the ground-breaking DIO Strategic Business Partner (Capita, URS and PA Consulting). Responsibilities include data management, data exploitation, GIS analytics, and developing a business intelligence capability.
Ian Wheelans

Ian Wheelans

Client Services Director

Ian Wheelans

Ian Wheelans

GoodPractice, Client Services Director

Ian has a wealth of experience in learning and development, having worked in senior training roles for blue chip organisations including Aegon and Standard Life. As Director of Client Services and Account Management at GoodPractice, Ian and his team work with each GoodPractice client to deliver bespoke learning solutions, blending online performance support, boutique e-learning and psychometric assessments. Ian helps clients achieve maximum ROI through a programme of end user engagement and analytics.
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Igor Cherny

The Home Depot

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Igor Cherny

VP, Online, Marketing, and Merchandising Technology, The Home Depot

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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.
Irakli Menabde

Irakli Menabde

Cashflows

Irakli Menabde

Irakli Menabde

Chief Analytics Officer, Cashflows

Isa Terzi

Isa Terzi

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Isa Terzi

Isa Terzi

VP, Global Analytics and Reporting Lead, , Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Isa Terzi is the Vice President and Global Analytics and Reporting Lead for Berkshire Hathaway Speciality Insurance.  Isa has a strong background in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and IT Strategy related aspects, having previously held roles as Manager of Financial Reporting & Analytics at TripAdvisor. He has a firm grasp of cutting-edge technologies, insurance business knowledge and managerial skills. He was also the Vice President and CIO at Ace Tempest RE Global from 2009 to 2013.

Isa has an BS in Finance and Computer Science from Bentley College, MBA in Finance from Suffolk University and a Data Science Certificate from Harvard University.

Islam Zekry

Islam Zekry

CIB (Egypt)

Islam Zekry

Islam Zekry

Chief Data Officer, CIB (Egypt)

•In partnership with business chiefs, leads the development and effective deployment of analytic tools and models, along with the application of advanced analytic techniques needed to drive improved practice for internal and external customers.
•Responsible for bank-wide data architecture, including structures that guide how data are collected, stored, transformed, and shared. Supports the integration and mining of data sets, connecting data from disparate sources to identify patterns and derive insights using traditional as well as predictive analytics.
•Leads data governance strategy, managing data as a strategic asset and in compliance with industry regulatory requirements.
•Leads data driven projects involving timelines, customer and vendor relationships, and budgets to ensure projects are delivered within the context of established budget, timeline and impact goals.
•Maximizes Data Quality and Data Warehousing: Creates strategy to capture the right type of data and metadata, ensure consistent, clean and integrated data which will be used by business leaders to make more informed decisions.
•Navigates Unstructured and Big Data: Includes social media, emails, social records, pictures. Takes inventory of all that unstructured data – the big data challenge – determining its format, security, ownership, quality and what should – and shouldn’t – be captured.
•Masters Business Intelligence Delivery: Establishes an architecture and a collection of integrated decision-support tools – providing the business teams easy access to insights to improve business unit productivity and quality, reduce costs and grow the business.
•Establishes Business Performance Metrics: Builds business performance dashboards – a business performance management system. Provides timely information and insights that enable employees to improve decisions, optimize processes and plans and work proactively.
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Israel Ramirez

BBVA Bancomer

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Israel Ramirez

Head of Digital One-Click Programme, BBVA Bancomer

Israel tiene más de 20 años colaborando en el sector financiero, principalmente en empresas como GNP, Metlife y actualmente en BBVA Bancomer, desempeñando varios roles directivos, como: Director de Informática en Afore y Pensiones, liderando todos los aspectos tecnológicos y de sistemas, Director de Gestión de Servicio para México y actualmente es responsable del programa para creación de productos de ventas digitales, donde se ofrecen nuevas oportunidades de contratación sencillas de entender y fáciles de contratar desde los canales digitales BBVA Bancomer.

Israel, cuenta con un Master en Tecnologías de la Información por el ITAM, otro Master en desarrollo en Big Data y 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).

 

Israel has been working in the financial sector for more than 20 years, mainly in companies such as GNP, Metlife and currently in BBVA Bancomer, performing different managerial roles, such as: Director of IT in Afore & Retirement, leading all the technological and systems aspects, Director of Service Management for Mexico Unit and is currently responsible for the organization and planning for the creation of digital sales products.

Israel has a Master's degree in Information Technology from ITAM, another Master's in Development of Big Data and Visual Analytics from the International University of La Rioja and an Agile certification.

He has extensive experience and skills in digital transformation, agile methodologies, data analytics for decision making and technological solutions within the financial sector (Banking, Insurance, Investment Funds, Pensions).

Itumeleng Makgati

Itumeleng Makgati

Sasol

Itumeleng Makgati

Itumeleng Makgati

Senior Manager - IM Services, Sasol

Jack Chang

Jack Chang

Transdev

Jack Chang

Jack Chang

Chief Technology Officer, Transdev

Responsible for technology, product and innovation of a $1B+ transportation business unit of a $7B global transportation company with assets in public transit, trains, shared ride services, taxis, black cars, on-demand shuttles and buses in the b2c, b2b and b2g markets. Also responsible for strategy and global product development of autonomous vehicles in the shared ride and public transit sectors. Served as the leading change agent in the organization to create a new product culture and developed innovative technologies and MaaS (Mobility as a Service) products by leveraging existing assets and emerging opportunities. Delivered 1000% return on technology investment by increasing revenues and reducing cost through new technologies and products.
Jacky Mampana

Jacky Mampana

Hollard Insurance

Jacky Mampana

Jacky Mampana

Head: Analytics, Insights & BI, Hollard Insurance

Jaco du Toit

Jaco du Toit

Vodacom

Jaco du Toit

Jaco du Toit

Principal Data Scientist, Vodacom

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Jacob Kosoff

Regions Bank

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Jacob Kosoff

Head of Model Risk Management & Validation, Regions Bank

Jacque Fouche - Telkom

Jacques Fouche

Telkom

Jacque Fouche - Telkom

Jacques Fouche

Senior Information Security Specialist, Telkom

Jacques has been working at Telkom since 2013, where he currently holds the position of senior specialist within information security governance. His area of focus is information security risk management, ISMS deployment, and data protection. Jacques attended the Nelson Mandela University where he obtained his master’s degree in Information and Communication Technology. In addition, he holds several industry certifications including SABSA: SCF, CISM and ISO27001 Implementer.

Jacqui Greeff

Jacqui Greeff

Suntory Beverage & Food

Jacqui Greeff

Jacqui Greeff

Head of Business Intelligence & Strategic Planning, Suntory Beverage & Food

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Jade Lee Tin Hei

Chow Tai Fook

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Jade Lee Tin Hei

General Manager, Analytics and Technology Application, Chow Tai Fook

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James Gottshall

AXA XL

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James Gottshall

VP Strategic Analytics , AXA XL

Jim is Vice President for Strategic Analytics at AXA XL.  Within his role, Jim partners with business leaders to help them achieve their strategic initiatives by leveraging advanced analytical, leadership, and change management skills.  Jim excels in his role by creating unique solutions that leverage the knowledge of his business partners while infusing a new culture of data-driven decision making.  Prior to his role at AXA XL, Jim was AVP Strategy Analytics Manager at Selective Insurance, where he managed and led the business analytics team that is responsible for infusing operational and advanced analytics into the insurance operation.  He has Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Penn State University.

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James Poynter

QBE

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James Poynter

Head of Data Analytics, International Markets, QBE

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James Tanios

BT Financial Group

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James Tanios

Senior Manager, CRM Analytics, BT Financial Group

Jan Coetzee

Jan Coetzee

Comair

Jan Coetzee

Jan Coetzee

Customer Experience Manager, Comair

Jan Coetzee is a customer experience professional with 10 years’ experience.

He holds a Master’s in Business Administration with research in customer satisfaction and loyalty as well as a Six Sigma Black belt with various customer improvement projects

He is a problem solver with experience in customer management and specialization in customer strategies including - Insights, Spatial Analytics, Root Cause Analysis/ Continuous Improvement, Market research, Customer Experience measurements and Management Information

Jan is a LEAP coach, coaching and mentoring staff on all levels using different methodologies to improve customer experience (internal and external). He’s passion for staff is evident, he has rolled out many voice of staff initiatives which plays a critical role in the customer experience

He is currently applying his trade as the customer experience manager at Comair were customer initiatives already starts to pay off.  For the last two consecutive years British Airways (operated by Comair) was awarded the Orange index award as the top South African Airline as voted by customers

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas

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Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas

Chief Data & Design Officer, ask-jean

Jane-Eastgate

Jane Eastgate

FoxCo

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Jane Eastgate

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, FoxCo

Jane has 20 years customer analytics experience in Retail, FMCG, Loyalty and 1 to 1 communications.

Over the last 7 years Jane's focus has been personalising the customer shopping experience through offers and communications. She also implemented and manages Advanced Analytics in Coles group of companies, sophisticating, optimising and automating business decisions across range, promotions, value investment, supply chain, loss and commercial decision making.

These world leading analytics practices are now leveraged by flybuys Partners (including Coles, Coles Express Liquorland, First Choice, Target, Kmart, AGL, Medibank) across a multitude of industries (Retail, FMCG, Banking, Utilities, Telco and Travel).

In addition to generating significant customer and commercial value, Jane is the Founder of the Coles Analytics Advisory Board, it's members comprising Global Retail Analytics Thought Leaders.

She conceived and established a 2 year specialist Analytics Graduate stream as part of the broader Coles Graduate program. The program identifies, develops and nurtures upcoming analytical talent.

Jane is also a Member of the Melbourne Business School, Centre for Analytics Advisory Board.
Janene Hedges, Swiss Re

Janene Hedges

Swiss Re

Janene Hedges, Swiss Re

Janene Hedges

Vice President, Senior Treaty Underwriter, Swiss Re

Janine West

Janine West

Investec Private Bank

Janine West

Janine West

Data Privacy Officer , Investec Private Bank

Jannie van Schalkwyk

Jannie van Schalkwyk

Mediclinic International

Jannie van Schalkwyk

Jannie van Schalkwyk

Group General Manager: Analytics & Reporting, Mediclinic International

Jasdeep Bhambra

Jasdeep Bhambra PhD

AW Rostamani

Jasdeep Bhambra

Jasdeep Bhambra PhD

Head of Data Science, AW Rostamani

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Jasmine Calleja

IAG

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Jasmine Calleja

Principal, Customer Connections, IAG

Jason Parman, Office of Personnel Management

Jason Parman

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Jason Parman, Office of Personnel Management

Jason Parman

HR Strategy Group Manager, HR Strategy and Evaluation Solutions, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Jason Petzer

Jason Petzer

Standard Bank

Jason Petzer

Jason Petzer

Head: Data and AI Design and Engineering,, Standard Bank

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Jason Teoh.

Openreach

Jason Teoh, Openreach 2

Jason Teoh.

Head of Business Intelligence, Openreach

 

How long have you been in the role?  I have been working in the Business & Corporate Delivery unit in Openreach for 3 years, but picked up my expanded Head of Business Intelligence in August 2017.  I have responsibility for Data and Analytics for my business unit, but also have specialists managing the supply and demand of engineers, our regulatory analytics for Ofcom, as well as our statistical modelling team.

 How did you get in to the “data/Analytics space”.   I joined Openreach’s Business Modelling straight out of university with a degree in Mathematics and Economics, and a masters in Operational Research, so started my career in the business in one of their key analytical teams.  Since then, I’ve had a more varied career through sales, before coming back into an analytical environment. 

 What’s the most challenging scenario you have faced since starting the role?  The quality of our data, along with the structure and governance behind it, is a continuing challenge for my team.  It has been difficult generating consistent analytics, which is trusted by the business, given the variability in the data.  The challenge has been building trust and confidence with my stakeholders.

 

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Jason Wilson

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Jason

Jason Wilson

Head of Business Analytics, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Javier Cabello

Javier Cabello

Brown Brothers Harriman

Javier Cabello

Javier Cabello

VP, Data Governance, Brown Brothers Harriman

Experienced IT Executive, with proven record of success leading teams, and specialization on Risk Management and Data Governance. Leadership in technical and business programs, developed within challenging and fast-paced environments. Focus on talent development and building strong teams to ensure future achievements and sustainability. Goal-oriented, seeking customer satisfaction and looking for continuous improvements.
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Javier Hauss

UberEats

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Javier Hauss

Regional Head of Analytics, UberEats

Jean Ortiz-Perez

Jean Ortiz-Perez

Collinson

Jean Ortiz-Perez

Jean Ortiz-Perez

Head of Analytics, Collinson

Jean Ortiz Perez, Head of Analytics I&A at Collinson.  In her current role, she heads the advance analytics function to create, structure and deliver machine learning and AI projects to the Insurance & Assistance vertical. She splits her time between day to day running of the projects, model creation to identify patterns in complex datasets, articulate finding and develop solutions to solve some of the insurance business problems. From price optimisation to fraud detection, enabling an insurance cloud base data lake to achieve efficiency and volume of data/projects.

Jean has degrees in Financial Engineering, International management and E-Commerce, certification as GDPR Practitioner by IBITGQ EU

Jean’s career background includes managing a price optimisation team for one of the largest motor insurers in the UK market, pricing in a FMCG brewery, actuarial work in the health insurance sector as well as consultancy services for a variety of companies in the insurance sector and retail sector.

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Jeanine Norden

MMI Holdings

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Jeanine Norden

Group Head of Data Management, MMI Holdings

Jeanine has extensive business knowledge and have worked across Africa.  With a career starting as a Math, Science and Technology high school teacher for mentally challenged children, through gold, platinum and coal mining then making her way through consulting and ending up in the financial industry.  With a great passion for innovation and finding better ways to best serve customers, she developed a passion for product development, ensuring the end to end delivery of products to clients that revolutionise the financial and banking market in the wealth banking sector in South Africa. During her master’s degree her thesis also supported her passion to see how to find innovative ways on lending products in financial institutions.  

With an ability to visualise a strategic end solution, Jeanine can take the required steps to lead a team to achieve the end goal which is aligned to the strategy. This also ensured that she was awarded the strategic changer as well as multiple innovation awards in FNB Wealth.  She was also the only female and youngest person to ever be awarded such a prestigious award and at the same time was the youngest person to serve on the lending EXCO. 

Jeanine joined Standard Bank in 2013 and was an integral part to the subledger roll-out across Africa, followed by the BCBS 239 implementation for Standard Bank, taking the lead on Data Management for South Africa and the relevant African countries.  The start and implementation of Metadata Management in Standard Bank was led by Jeanine. 

In January 2018, Jeanine joined MMI Holdings Limited as Head of Data Management to enable the transformation of data as an asset for the group.  This includes responsibility for the implementation of the MMI data strategy, which includes the oversight of Momentum, Metropolitan, Guardrisk and Multiply.

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Jeanne Tari

Facebook

Jeanne, Facebook

Jeanne Tari

Global Head of Education Programs, Facebook

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Jeff Sidell

Federal Reserve Bank of NY

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Jeff Sidell

VP Data Science, Federal Reserve Bank of NY

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Jeffrey Popova-Clark

Department of Housing and Public Works

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Jeffrey Popova-Clark

Director, Data Analytics Platform, Department of Housing and Public Works

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Jemma Vandali

Telstra

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Jemma Vandali

Acting GM Service Creation & Design Practice, Telstra

Jennifer Curtiss

Jennifer Curtiss

American Express

Jennifer Curtiss

Jennifer Curtiss

Vice President, Head of Enterprise Data Management, American Express

Results driven, solutions-focused professional with over 10 years experience in data governance, data quality and management, data strategy, change management and program implementation. Proven track record of establishing and maintaining relationships in order to successfully provide holistic data strategies and culture change programs. Effective communicator with solid interpersonal skills, the capability to influence across the enterprise and energize teams to reach optimal performance levels.

Define the data strategy for American Express and create the required frameworks for implementing the strategy and governance practices consistently across critical lines of business. 

Drive top-down organizational construct that ensure the culture change required for the success of the data governance program.

• Define strategy for the creation of the Chief Data Office including organizational construct, scope and key activities, C level support and socialization plans to drive top-down implementation of data governance across the enterprise. 
• Create data quality policy and framework. Framework includes the definition of business driven enterprise critical data, data quality measurement, definition of data standards, metadata and master data management and issue management.
• Establish enterprise Data Governance Council by creating and implementing a top-down operational framework
• Implement and manage the Basel data management program in support of BCBS 239. Includes the definition of critical data, data reconciliation, lineage, traceability, default management and short and long term issue mitigation in support of the FFIEC 101, Y-9C and CCAR reporting initiatives. 
• Represent the organization for all data management activities to internal stakeholders (senior leaders, CFO, CRO) and external stakeholders (regulatory agencies)
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Jenny Dearborn

SAP

Jenny dearborn

Jenny Dearborn

Executive Vice President, Human Resources, SAP

Jeremy Balkin

Jeremy Balkin

HSBC

Jeremy Balkin

Jeremy Balkin

Head of Innovation, HSBC

Jeremy K. Balkin serves as Head of Innovation for HSBC Bank USA based in New York, where he serves on the retail bank management committee and is responsible for the fintech innovation and exponential growth strategy for North America. Balkin also serves on the board of the Samsung Council for Emerging Technology and he is the multi-award winning author of two books, Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good, and Millennialization of Everything: How to Win When Millennials Rule the World. Jeremy previously served as an adviser to The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s 29th Prime Minister and as an executive at Macquarie Bank. In 2017, Jeremy K. Balkin was named among the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in USA by the NBT Movement in Washington DC and received the Advance Global Australian Award from the Prime Minister of Australia. He has run six marathons and also received the UNSW Alumni Award for Achievement and been designated a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

 

 

 

Jessica Matthysen

Jessica Matthysen

Alexander Forbes Empower

Jessica Matthysen

Jessica Matthysen

Head of Customer Success, Alexander Forbes Empower

Jessica has a BA in Psychology and achieved a Cum Laude in Anthropology. Her love for these subjects was born from a deep-seated need to understand the underlying mechanisms driving human behaviour. This understanding, coupled with a desire to constantly innovate, has helped Jessica in her mission to create a positive learning culture at Alexander Forbes.

 “I have a passion for brining 100% human@work to life”

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JG Cowper

Healthbridge

JG Cowper

JG Cowper

CDO, Healthbridge

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Jim Albert

Neptune Flood

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Jim Albert

CEO, Neptune Flood

Jim Conning

Jim Conning

Royal Mail Data Services

Jim Conning

Jim Conning

Managing Director, Royal Mail Data Services

Jim Roles, Consumer Product Safety Commission

Jim Rolfes

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Jim Roles, Consumer Product Safety Commission

Jim Rolfes

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

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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

Jim Schweitzer, NICB

Jim Schweitzer

National Insurance Crime Bureau

Jim Schweitzer, NICB

Jim Schweitzer

Vice President, COO, National Insurance Crime Bureau

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Jinli Ma

Synchrony Financial

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (35)

Jinli Ma

VP – Tax Data Analytics , Synchrony Financial

JJ Espinoza

JJ Espinoza

Acorns

JJ Espinoza

JJ Espinoza

Director, Data Science, Acorns

Joanna Ndebele

Joanna Ndebele

Ubank

Joanna Ndebele

Joanna Ndebele

Manager: Corporate Brand, Ubank

Joanna is a passionate marketer, with extensive experience in Strategic Marketing and Branding, having worked in the Advertising, FMCG, Financial services and Consulting industries. Taking learnings from her experience, she aims to constantly inspire thoughts and disciplines of innovation, big picture thinking as well as championing customer needs and expectations, across the value chain. She is a graduate of the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM), holds an MBA and Chartered Marketing. A mentor, committed member of the Marketing Association of South Africa and the Customer Experience Professionals Body (SA).

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Joaquin Delgado

Groupon

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Joaquin Delgado

Director of Machine Learning, Groupon

The Chief Statistician and Data Officer, Roger Halliday, has overall responsibility for the coordination and implementation of professional standards that help maintain trustworthiness in the use of data, its quality and delivers improved outcomes for people in Scotland. In particular, he helps coordinate high professional standards that statistical staff follow to ensure the statistics are independently produced.

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Joe Deegan

Sqaure

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Joe Deegan

Head of learning and development, Sqaure

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Joe Franklin

Qlik

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Joe Franklin

Data Science/Analytics Curriculum Developer, Qlik

 Qlik Data Science Curriculum Developer, igniting analytical curiosity by exposing the facets of data literacy woven into of our daily lives. Frequently found pondering data while exploring the city sidewalks with my dog.

 

Joe Gagnon

Joe Gagnon

Sparkcentral

Joe Gagnon

Joe Gagnon

CEO, Sparkcentral

Joe Gagnon is an entrepreneur, innovator and adventurer.  In his career he has worked with leading companies in more than 40 countries and is known as a creative problem solver with new and emerging technologies.  Joe is currently CEO at Sparkcentral and focuses on the next generation of consumer engagement and customer service solutions using messaging.  Joe is an international public speaker and panelist including numerous industry conferences and events like SXSW.  He is the founder of THPL, The High Performance Life, and is an avid blogger, serious endurance athlete and author of the book Living the High Performance Life.  In 2017 he ran six marathons, on six consecutive days on six continents.
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Joel Atkins

CNA Insurance

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Joel Atkins

AVP Analytics , CNA Insurance

Joel is the AVP of Analytics for CNA Insurance.  Joel has a background as an actuary and has previously held of the role of Actuarial Director for Zurich Financial Services.  Joel has performed numerous financial and quantitative analyses to inform management and support business strategies – both on a tactical level in the business unit and on a strategic level in the corporate area. During this time, he has helped build the team and has also collaborated with other areas to build, implement, and support a number of tools that give real time insights into the business.  Joel’s specialties include statistical inference, mathematical modeling, customer relationships, actuarial science and risk management.

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Johan van der Merwe

CSIR

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Johan van der Merwe

Principal Information Security & Systems Engineer, CSIR

Johan leads a multidisciplinary portfolio of projects that forms part of the CSIR’s research and development into information security. A recently completed multi-year project on optical coherence tomography delivered a technology platform which now has the ability to be commercialised into multiple minimum-viable products to cater for various market needs. This includes a latent fingerprint scanner for which he is spearheading a commercialisation effort. Van der Merwe holds a Master’s degree in control engineering. His has worked in domains such as information and communications technology, energy, mining, aerospace and defence, as well as automation and process solutions.
Johannah Hutchinson

Johanna Hutchinson.

The Pensions Regulator

Johannah Hutchinson

Johanna Hutchinson.

Head of Data, The Pensions Regulator

John Badle, RSA

John Beadle

RSA

John Badle, RSA

John Beadle

Head of Financial Crime and Fraud, RSA

John Bergin, Department of Defense

John Bergin

Department of Defense

John Bergin, Department of Defense

John Bergin

Business Technology Officer, Department of Defense

John Carter

John Carter

Charles Schwab

John Carter

John Carter

SVP, Analytics & Business Insight , Charles Schwab

John Linfield

John Linfield

Standard Bank

John Linfield

John Linfield

Executive Head: Enterprise Data Office, Standard Bank

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John Mattison

Kaiser Permanente

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John Mattison

Asst. Med. Dir. Chief Health Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

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John Randles

Siren

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John Randles

CEO, Siren

John Randles is CEO of Siren,  heading the team that provides the leading Investigative Intelligence platform to some of the world’s largest and most complex organizations.

John spent 5 years before Siren as the CEO of the Bloomberg's Data Management Utility serving quality data to the capital markets community. Bloomberg built their Data Management Utility around PolarLake, which was acquired by Bloomberg in 2012. John was CEO of PolarLake for 6 years before the acquisition, a Data Management technology provider.

Earlier in his career John was CTO of Banking at Siebel Systems and was CTO of Eontec, a Retail Banking software provider.

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John Scott

Zurich

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John Scott

Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich

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John Thorpe

Datawatch Corporation

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John Thorpe

Senior Solutions Architect, Financial Services, Altair, Datawatch Corporation

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John Ungar

Kmart

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John Ungar

Digital CX Manager, Kmart

John Wallace, ASIC

John Wallace

Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)

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John Wallace

Chief Data Officer & Senior Executive, Specialist Services , Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)

John Wallace is responsible for establishing and leading ASIC's Chief Data Office. He also heads a national team providing specialist computer forensics and evidence management, forensic accounting knowledge management and business reporting all of which are key to ASIC's surveillance and enforcement functions. His previous role in ASIC was Assistant Director, Enforcement overseeing investigation teams in the Melbourne and Hobart offices.

John holds an MBA and has an extensive background within law enforcement and the health sector. Prior to joining ASIC, John held a number senior roles in Victoria Police in the areas of corporate services and forensic services.
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Joleen Moulder

Vivo Energy

Joleen Moulder - Vivo Energy

Joleen Moulder

Head of Digital Africa, Vivo Energy

Experienced Digital leader with a demonstrated history of working in the banking and insurance industries, now in oil & energy. 

Seasoned ecommerce specialist, from online channel development to digital marketing. Enabling businesses through digitising customer experiences. Understand the digital customer in relation to business needs. 

Experienced in driving Digital Transformation programs across multiple disciplines. Innovation professional with a B Com (Hons) Marketing Management degree from the University of Pretoria
Jon Minkoff, Federal Communications Commission

Jon Minkoff

Federal Communications Commission

Jon Minkoff, Federal Communications Commission

Jon Minkoff

Chief Data Officer, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Jonathan Gaurd, Lexis Nexis

Jonathan Guard

LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK&I

Jonathan Gaurd, Lexis Nexis

Jonathan Guard

Director Commercial Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK&I

Jordan Seke

Jordan Seke

University of the Witwatersrand

Jordan Seke

Jordan Seke

CRM Officer & CX Specialist, University of the Witwatersrand

Born and raised in the Republic of Congo, JORDAN SEKE is a Cloud Computing and Customer Experience Evangelist. As an aspiring leader with focus on the emerging markets, he has presented papers at conferences locally and internationally. He works as a CRM Officer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is a motivational speaker, a volunteer who serves on many boards including the Executive committee of the Wits Consulting Club. A mentor and MBA candidate at Wits Business School Johannesburg, South Africa with electives courses completed at UNC Kenan Flagler Business School at Chapel Hill, NC – USA. 

Jordan holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Wits University, a Diploma in Information Technology Programming and several certificates including a Professional Certificate in Business Analysis.  He holds an Engineering degree in Biomedical Maintenance from the Tertiary Institute of Applied Techniques of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and his dissertation was titled “The Establishment of Maintenance Policy in Hospitals of Developing Countries:” the Case of the Central Hospital of the Army Pierre Mobengo of Brazzaville – Republic of Congo”.  

Today, Jordan’s research interests focus on Africa as a continent in an awful need of development and technological awareness. His interests also include Cloud computing, disruptive and opportunistic trends of Technology in Higher Education as well as in the globalized society. E‐Learning, M‐Learning, Customer Experience, Innovation and the Digital Clash of Civilization

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Jorge Fuentes Vega

Kantar Millward Brown

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Jorge Fuentes Vega

Head of Media & Digital Mexico , Kantar Millward Brown

Jorge Fuentes Vega is the Head of Media & Digital at Kantar Millward Brown in Mexico, where he helps to create solutions to marketers to grow brands through the measurement of effectiveness on digital, cross media and influencers campaigns and the ROI of brand building.  Prior to this, Jorge was the Big Data and Analytics Director at TV Azteca, where he conducted audience analysis throughout different digital platforms to find insights and increase audience and content consumption.  His areas of expertise include business intelligence, multimedia business, marketing strategy & digital transformation.  Jorge had a degree in marketing from the University del Valle de Mexico and Digital Media Sales Certification from IAB US.

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Jose Juan Musule

BBVA Bancomer

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Jose Juan Musule

VP Data & Analytics , BBVA Bancomer

Jose Juan Musule is a financial manager with experience in BI, Data Analytics and management of data science units.  He is a specialist in obtaining strategic value by transforming data into analytical solutions for top management.  Jose is responsible for the team that drives the analytical transformation of Global Markets towards a "data driven bank".  This involves the development of integral information solutions that, through processes of data transformation, analysis techniques and business knowledge, reveals key opportunities for the evolution of the business.  He is responsible for the development and monitoring of cost, financial and activity KPIs for strategic monitoring of general management.

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Joseph Giglotto

Biogen

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Joseph Giglotto

Head of Commercial Data & Analytics, Biogen

 
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Josh Feldstein

Bank Of America

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Josh Feldstein

VP Market Data Sourcing, Bank Of America

 
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Josh Symonds

Arup

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Josh Symonds

Regional leader - Spatial & Data Engineering, Arup

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Joshua Knight

Edcon

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Joshua Knight

Jet Customer: Strategic Analyst, Edcon

Studied Mathematical statistics focusing on Risk Analysis. Background extends from education, private equity, mining and energy to retail. Has a passion for making analytics practical and actionable. Carries enthusiasm and is an advocate for data science and Artificial intelligence as a way to understand how data can be used to drive value for both customers and businesses.

Primarily focused on levering consumer insights in the retails space to guide and boaster strategic initiatives from a marketing and operations perspective.

Joshua Knight

Joshua Knight

Edcon

Joshua Knight

Joshua Knight

Jet Customer: Strategic Analyst, Edcon

Passionate about analytics and how a better understanding of data can improve business practices. Advancing skill sets in risk and big data analytics in both quantitative and qualitative measures. Leveraging data to provide insights on strategic business decisions, optimizing business operations.

Roles and responsibilities at Edcon include

Data science integration into Discount Division of Edcon 
Leveraging data analytics to formulate strategy 
Developing strategic initiatives guided by insights driven by data analytics 
Coordinating multiple business elements to feed into strategy team 
Reporting on progress on initiatives and the evolution of the strategy 
Tracking KPIs and advising on countermeasures

 

 

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Joshua Weiner

Aetna

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Joshua Weiner

Vice President, Head of Customer Analytics, Aetna

Jose Antonio Murillo Garza

José Antonio Murillo Garza

Banorte

Jose Antonio Murillo Garza

José Antonio Murillo Garza

Chief Analytics Officer, Banorte

Jose A. Murillo established and leads the Analytics Business Unit at Banorte –the second largest financial group in Mexico. His group has been recognized as a success story within the data and analytics industry. The value created with analytics on 2017, the third year of operations of his group, exceeded 550 million USD –during his tenure the value created has exceeded 1 billion dollars. This case was published at Harvard Business Review as an example of a company which made its analytics investments pay-off (2018). Also, his team obtained the Lafferty Global Award on Credit Card Excellence for the impact of analytics on customer equity (2016). Jose was named among the top analytics and data professionals in North America by Corinium in its first and second edition. He has been published in several industry and refereed journals, he is a frequent speaker at analytics forums and he is a member of Queen’s University Advisory Board for the Master in Management Analytics.

Prior to Banorte, Jose was a top ranking official at Mexico’s Central Bank and participated for more than a decade at the Monetary Policy Committee holding the staff’s view on inflation –a key variable for policy decision. Also, he was an advisor to the International Monetary Fund on statistics and led missions to Ecuador and Chile. At the academia he taught economics at Rice University, ITAM and El Colegio de Mexico. He holds a PhD in economics from Rice University and graduated from ITAM (Cum Laude and received prizes from the Chamber of Commerce and Tlacalel Prize).

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Banorte

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José Antonio Murillo Garza - Banorte

Chief Analytics Officer, Banorte

Jose Antonio Murillo Garza is an analytic leader with a distinguished track record of translating analytics into high profits. He established and leads the Analytics Business Unit at Banorte –Mexico’s second largest financial group. His team develops a deep understanding of Banorte’s customers with the aim of finding opportunities to increase profitability. He assures end to end implementation of the projects which his team undertakes. During its first year of operations (2015) the value created by the Analytics team was equivalent to 9 percent of Banorte’s total net profits. During the second year of operations the Analytics contribution increased to 20 percent of Banorte’s total net profits. In 2016 he was awarded the Lafferty Global Award on Credit Card Excellence for the impact of analytics on Banorte’s productivity. Prior to Banorte, Dr. Murillo Garza was a top ranking official at Mexico’s Central Bank, an advisor to the International Monetary Fund and taught economics at Rice University, ITAM and El Colegio de Mexico. He holds a BA in economics from ITAM (graduated with honors and received national prizes in economics from the National Chamber of Commerce and Tlacalel National Prize in Economics) and a PhD in economics from Rice University.

JP Smith

JP Smith

Hitachi Vantara

JP Smith

JP Smith

Pre-Sales Director: Emerging EMEA Markets, Hitachi Vantara

With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, JP currently leads the company's efforts in leveraging its broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience to assist clients in navigating the new digital era.

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JP Smith

Hitachi Vantara

JP Smith - Hitachi

JP Smith

Pre Sales Director, Emerging EMEA Markets , Hitachi Vantara

With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, JP currently leads the company's efforts in leveraging its broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience to assist clients in navigating the new digital era

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Juan Coronado

Company

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Juan Coronado

Position, Company

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (33)

Juan Manuel Andrade Hernandez

Banorte

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (33)

Juan Manuel Andrade Hernandez

Director of Analytics, Banorte

Juan Manuel holds a BS in Telecommunications and Electrical Engineering from ITESM, a MA in Economic Theory from ITAM, and PhD studies with a MA in Economics from Duke University. He has become a passionate of statistical learning through supervised and unsupervised methods, aiming to apply artificial intelligence to public policy and private matters. Basically, he is a models gamer and experimental social scientist, thanks to Python, R, Octave, Matlab and many other cool tools.
He has experience in public finance, financial sustainability, financial markets, financial systems regulation, productive investments, macroeconomic projections, data science, artificial intelligence as well as mathematical, econometric and optimization modeling. Currently he is Director of Analytics at Banorte Financial Group, in addition to professor of Computational Economics, Social Election and Political Economy at the Graduate School of ITAM. He was the Financial Sustainability Researcher Officer at Mexican Senate, the Mexican Delegate at the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) from G20, Project Coordinator at the IDEA Foundation–C230 Consultants, besides of holding directive positions at the Units of Private Banking, Securities and Savings, Development Banking, and Economic Planning from the Mexican Ministry of Treasury (SHCP). He also held the position of Economic Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary for Prospective, Planning and Evaluation at the Mexican Social Development Ministry (Sedesol).

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Julia Kaissling

Ticketmaster

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Julia Kaissling

Director of Leadership Development & Executive Coaching , Ticketmaster

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Julian Ramiah

Liberty Holdings

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Julian Ramiah

Group Chief Information Security Officer, Liberty Holdings

Accountable for the Group's Information Security Governance (including Cyber Security)
Juliesta Sylvester

Juliesta Sylvester

Diaceutics

Juliesta Sylvester

Juliesta Sylvester

Managing Director of Innovation, Big Data, and Analytics, Diaceutics

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Julio Zerecero

Citibanamex

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Julio Zerecero

Legal Director Digital Banking, Citibanamex

June Dershewitz

June Dershewitz

Twitch

June Dershewitz

June Dershewitz

Director of Analytics, Twitch

Junior Muka

Junior Muka

Woolworths

Junior Muka

Junior Muka

Data Architect - Business Intelligence, Woolworths

Justin Evans - 22Seven

Justin Evans

22Seven

Justin Evans - 22Seven

Justin Evans

Head Of Experience & Digital Product Design, 22Seven

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (19)

Justin Laughlin

Colonial Life

Speaker 2 - CAO Fall (19)

Justin Laughlin

VP Data & Analytics, Colonial Life

Justin is a 20-year veteran of voluntary worksite insurance market with 14 years at Colonial Life serving in actuarial roles related to pricing, valuation, experience analysis and modeling and distribution-facing roles in product development and underwriting.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from Wofford College and a Master of Actuarial Science from Georgia State. Laughlin is a fellow in the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Kaeli Rautenbach

Kaeli Rautenbach

Dentsu Aegis Network South Africa

Kaeli Rautenbach

Kaeli Rautenbach

Head of Data & Insights, Dentsu Aegis Network South Africa

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Kamal Nayak

Hilton Hotels

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Kamal Nayak

Digital Engineering Leader, Hilton Hotels

Recognized as the member of Forbes Technology Council, Cognitive researcher, plays with data on quantitative intuition pursuing a doctorate degree in predictive analytics, Sharp Strategist, and Partner in executing customer driven innovation in a digital helix.

Research paper & publication includes ‘Making Effective Decisions in a World of Imperfect data’.

Design Thinking- Customer Experience – MIT Sloan School of Management

Mastering Innovation & Business Analytics- The Wharton School

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Kamayini Kaul

Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Kamayini Kaul

Head of Enterprise Data Lakes and Data Integration, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Karam Ali

Karam Ali

Attijariwafa Bank (Egypt)

Karam Ali

Karam Ali

Head of Risk Analytics, Attijariwafa Bank (Egypt)

- IFRS9 Internal models implementation and impact analysis.
- Core Banking System - Corporate and FI Lending modules design.
- Implementation of new internal Credit Risk Modeling (PD, LGD & EAD).
- Optimization of the Impairment & Provisioning models in light of the IFRS9 implementation.
- Credit Underwriting/Rating Systems design and Implementation.
- New Data Quality Framework design, automation and application.
- Data Analytics , Data mining MIS , Performance related analysis.
- Basel II, III reporting automation and Stress Testing modules, impact analysis and application of Pillar II processes and procedures in Risk Managment.
- Automation of Credit Risk Regulatory Reporting .
- Attijariwafa new Credit Risk Policies application.
- Management & Leadership of the function.
- Internal and external Training sessions/courses.
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Karen Hebert-Maccaro

O’Reilly Media

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Karen Hebert-Maccaro

Chief Learning Experience Officer, O’Reilly Media

Karen Hebert-Maccaro is presently Chief Learning Experience Officer of O’Reilly Media, Inc. where she is a key member of the executive management team, responsible for leading and managing the organization’s learning strategy. Prior to assuming the role of CLXO, Karen was O’Reilly’s Chief Content Officer. As CLXO she oversees the development of learning initiatives and programs for Safari, O'Reilly's learning and training platform and live training experiences. Additionally she oversees the relationship and execution strategy for academic markets. Immediately prior to O’Reilly, Karen was in the roles of Chief Learning Officer and VP of People Development at healthcare technology and biotechnology companies. In these capacities she oversaw all learning and development from new hire through to executive development, organizational design and change efforts, performance management and succession planning.

Prior to her corporate roles, she had a fifteen-year career in academia and independent consulting. Karen held academic leadership and faculty appointments at both Babson College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) where she was the founding associate dean of WPI’s School of Business and still holds a post as affiliate professor of business. At both academic institutions she taught undergraduate, graduate and executive courses on leadership, organizational behavior, change management, managing conflict, influence, decision-making and organizational design.
As a practitioner, educator, researcher, and consultant she has developed extensive expertise in the areas of talent management, leadership development, influence and change management, and innovative pedagogical design.
Karen holds a PhD from Boston College, an EdM from Boston University, and a BA from the University of Massachusetts. She is also a CTI Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC).
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Karin Claassen

Momentum Health