Speakers and Session Chairs
AhmedAbukhaterDr. Ahmed Abukhater, Global Director of Product Management, Pitney Bowes Software 
Dr. Abukhater is dedicated to advancing the application of enterprise geospatial solutions and delivering global access to knowledge of GIS by promoting geospatial intelligence as the industry standard technology. Dr. Abukhater holds a Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. Throughout his career, Dr. Abukhater has authored numerous publications, served on many governing and advisory boards, and received more than 20 prestigious awards for his work.
PeterAikenPeter Aiken, Founding Director, Data Blueprint
Peter Aiken is an international thought leader in the data management field, recipient of the 2010 International Stevens Award, associate professor of information systems at Virginia Commonwealth University, and president of DAMA International. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing in and studying the areas of data management, data architecture and data engineering for more than 25 years.
Michael AtkinMichael Atkin, Managing Director, EDM Council
Michael Atkin is a professional facilitator and has been a financial information industry advocate for over 25 years. He is currently the Managing Director for the Enterprise Data Management Council – a business forum for financial institutions, data originators and vendors on the strategy and tactics of managing data as an enterprise-wide asset.Mike is an active participant in industry initiatives, provides consultation to global market authorities on the data implications of financial regulatory reform and is recognized as an expert in reference data strategy, governance, data quality and standards.
David BeckerDave Becker, Principal Information Systems Engineer, MITRE Corp.
Dave Becker is currently engaged in projects involving enterprise architecture, information quality, data strategy, data management and program acquisition. David has over 30 years of experience in software development and information technology. He has had a broad range of assignments, including senior level IT and business consulting, technical leadership and management, project management, product research & development, seminar and workshop development, college level computer science course development and instruction, industrial liaison, international standards development, systems administration, and systems analysis, design and implementation.
BlaszkowsyDavid Blaszkowsky, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Financial Research, US Department of the Treasury
David works on data issues, including standards, data strategy and emerging data technologies. Prior to joining the OFR, the Securities and Exchange Commission appointed David in October 2007 to start and lead its new Office of Interactive Disclosure (OID), which led the development and implementation of mandatory interactive data rules and standards (including XBRL) for public company financial reporting as well as for other types of SEC financial disclosures. Under David’s leadership, OID also began to build or acquire, and apply, analytical tools and methods to mine and use data collected new data collected under the mandate.David joined the OFR after private sector roles in consulting and financial information, most recently a leading several equity research and analytics businesses for Standard & Poor’s in New York. Before that, he was the director of strategic planning and development for McGraw-Hill’s Construction Information Group (where he also worked on an early industry-specific XML standard), and held finance and re-engineering roles at Fidelity Investments in Boston. Before that, David was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, as well as at Price Waterhouse and Gemini.
John BottegaJohn Bottega, Chief Data Officer, Bank of America
John is a senior strategy and data management executive with more than 25 years of experience, including roles as chief data officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s markets division and Citigroup’s corporate and investment banking unit. He has managed teams responsible for developing and supporting data management systems, establishing enterprise repositories and building strong support organizations and governance structures to ensure data quality and integrity.
sbradyDr. Shaun Brady, Principal, MITRE Corp.
Dr. Brady has focused on supporting the financial sector for more than 30 years by building and leading a variety of businesses and successfully driving change. He has worked with many of the world’s largest institutions – most recently across the Treasury and regulatory community – to help executives refine their strategies, and improve the business processes that originate, consume, and deliver the critical data necessary to inform their decisions.Shaun is currently focused on leveraging MITRE’s extensive defense and intelligence related systems engineering and analytical capabilities to help federal agencies assess new approaches to identifying and monitoring risks to the integrity and stability of the nation’s critical financial systems.
LewisBroomeLewis Broome, CEO, Data Blueprint
As an innovative and practiced thought-leader in data management, Lewis has more than 20 years of experience successfully designing, managing, implementing and leading global data management and information technology solutions. His successful track record is marked by strong leadership coupled with a passion for driving data and technology solutions from a clear business-value proposition. As an executive in the global financial industry, Lewis led the development of globally integrated data solutions for two of the largest banks in the world. He designed and delivered data solutions (conceptual, logical and physical) for master data, transactional data, reference data, metadata as well as reporting data and data warehouses.As an enterprise data architect, Lewis was able to drive standards and deliver timely, cost-effective solutions that were aligned to the business objectives of both firms.In his current role as CEO, Lewis and Peter Aiken have developed a tier-one consulting organization that effectively combines data management, management consulting and technology into a unique professional services offering.
brown-photo11[1]Paul Brown, Chief Architect, SciDB Array DBMS
Paul previously worked at IBM’s Almaden Research Labs, Informix and Illustra, where he put bugs into each of those company’s DBMS products. Before that he was employed at UC Berkeley, where he put bugs into the last research release of Postgres after a stint at Ingres, where he was wisely kept away from the DBMS code and instead had to content himself learning from customers how not to use a DBMS. He has written several books about database application development as well as numerous research articles.
joe bugajski picJoseph M. (Joe) Bugajski, Research VP, Gartner Inc.
Joe manages Gartner’s IT research team who guide CIOs, CTOs, CDOs (chief data officers), and department heads in the design and construction of mobile, cloud, UX and Web computing systems. Joe is an expert in data governance and big data analytics. He cofounded and co-chairs MIT’s CDO Forum and the Information Quality Industry Symposium (MIT IQIS). In addition, Joe is chair emeritus of the Object Management Group.Prior to Gartner, Joe served as Visa’s CDO where he ensured the global interoperability and near-faultless operation of VisaNet, the world’s largest payment system. Prior to Visa, Joe was CEO of a global analytics software firm, Triada, Ltd. He has 4 patents, 45 publications, and contributions to two books dealing with data management and governance issues.
MichelineCasey_Photo_CDOIQSubmissionMicheline Casey, Chief Data Officer, Federal Reserve System
Micheline is the first person to hold this newly created role. She oversees the Office of the Chief Data Officer and chairs the Board Data Council, which is the Board’s data governance oversight group. She is responsible for the creation and execution of data strategy and data management in support of Board mission and operations, and in alignment with its strategic framework. Prior to joining the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System she was principal at CDO, LLC, a boutique consultancy supporting the development of large-scale enterprise information management, data governance, and data security strategic plans and implementation efforts. Prior to CDO, LLC, Ms. Casey was the first state Chief Data Officer in the country, and part of the Governor’s Office in the State of Colorado.
BruceDavidson_Photo_CDOIQSubmissionBruce Davidson, Vice President, Performance Improvement, Hoag Health System
Bruce is responsible for planning strategy, developing implementation processes, directing, and implementing clinical and operational improvements across Hoag Health System’s continuum of care to further goals of improved quality, service and efficiency. He is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Health Policy and Management Department at the UCLA School of Public Health, where he has taught Quality Improvement and Performance Management for the Executive Masters Program since 2005. In addition, he served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2012 and 2013.Recently, Dr. Davidson was one of the first people to receive the IQCP (Information Quality Certified Professional) certification by the International Association for Information and Data Quality. Previously, Dr. Davidson was the Director of the Resource and Outcomes Management Department for the Cedars-Sinai Health System, a position he held since 1996.Dr. Davidson has more than 30 years of experience in health services delivery and evaluation, with hands-on experience in leading, supporting, and evaluating patient care process improvement initiatives, as well as the delivery of patient care services in both inpatient and outpatient settings..
DonofrioTony Donofrio, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology, Truven Health Analytics
Tony is responsible for deployment and availability of products and internal systems, and for data acquisition and processing for the company. Mr. Donofrio has been with Truven Health Analytics (Formerly Thomson Reuters) for 15 years and has had various responsibilities in both development and technical operations. He has 29 years of experience in information technology, with a focus on infrastructure and operations as well as software and product development. Mr. Donofrio has worked extensively in the scientific and healthcare arena, having developed clinical laboratory information systems and infrastructure services for Corning Life Sciences, and having worked with the Thomson Reuters businesses in software development, business systems and technology operations roles. He also has experience in the banking and financial industries, having worked with Chase Manhattan and having developed products for deep historical financial and econometrics analysis using proprietary time series database technology. Mr. Donofrio holds a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.
david eddy pictureDavid Eddy, Principal, Legacy Software
David specializes in missionary marketing efforts for rising portfolio-scale software management products. Mr. Eddy has more than 35 years in commercial software development and software sales & marketing. In 1988 he entered the imploding metadata repository market. Despite market conditions he enabled one client to expand to Europe and Japan. From the collapse of the repository tools market, in 1994 led Mr. Eddy to the Y2K inventory and impact analysis market, where he was an early thought leader, publishing 110 weekly Y2K articles, briefed Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in 1996, and testified to a Senate committee in 1998. His current target is the Retirement Brain Drain challenge where aging Baby Boomers are retiring leaving a vacuum for how legacy systems will be maintained. Mr. Eddy has an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.A. in Russian history from Union College.
DePaloMaury DePalo, Director, Healthcare Practice, Edgewater Consulting
Mr. DePalo has more than 25 years of experience in IT consulting services, and has been an advisor and consultant to Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in a wide range of industries and application settings. He has a diverse background that combines deep healthcare and life sciences domain knowledge with high-impact technology design and development across several industries. He has led enterprise-scale technology programs across the entire healthcare industry value chain, including advanced analytics systems focused on service line performance management, patient safety, and quality measures; cancer center clinical, research and bio-specimen data integration; surgical services operations and supply management; and market share and strategic planning.
Mario FariaMario Faria, Member of the MIT Data Science Initiative 
Mario was the first Chief Data Officer for Latin America. He has worked as a CDO for Boa Vista, a credit bureau services provider in Brazil, which is partly owned by Equifax. Also, he is a professor of Marketing and Strategy at the MBA program of the Laureate University and a contributor of several conferences, magazines and publications in areas of Big Data, Data Analytics, Data Management, Digital Marketing, Social Media and Technology. Prior to Boa Vista, Mario has worked for IBM, Accenture and Microsoft, leading projects related to BI, DW, CRM, Supply Chain, Web Development and Management Consulting. Mario has an MBA from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a MSc from the State University of New York at Albany and a BSc from Unicamp (Brazil). Mario has moved to USA in January 2013, and is currently working as a Big Data Business Advisor, helping companies to cross the “data chasm.”
TIAA-CREF Enterprise Systems Engineering; Carl GerberCarl Gerber, Director Data Transformation Program, TIAA-CREF
Carl leads a multi-year data transformation program to increase the quality and effectiveness of TIAA-CREF’s information assets. Transformational change includes data governance, data quality, master data management, data integration and business analytics. Carl has experience taming data chaos for large, complex data landscapes in financial services, consumer products, retail and manufacturing.Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, he has led IT Strategy & Roadmap, IT Governance, Information Management, Enterprise Architecture and Analytics functions for Essilor of America, Tween Brands, American Financial Group and Procter & Gamble. Carl is active in the IT & Data Management Industry as a presenter and participant in forums like the IT Leadership Academy, CIO Solutions Gallery, Past President of the Southwest Ohio Data Management Association chapter and co-founder of the Columbus Business Intelligence Roundtable.

Donald GeorgeDonald George, Chief Architect, PRISM Communication Systems

Donald George is the Chief Architect at PRISM and former CTO of the State of Georgia. PRISM is a health information technology consulting firm that develops strategies, models and architectures that provide long-term care (LTC) integrated care delivery system solutions for Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and States Medicaid Transformation programs through population health, clinical decision support, and care plan analytics frameworks for remote patient care.Mr. George was previously Chief Technology Officer for the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR). There he provided the CDC with the first SOA compliant architecture for a Public Health Information Network (PHIN) for emergency preparedness and response framework utilizing a shared services capabilities. He developed the strategy for Georgia’s Public Health statewide integrated alert messaging system to alert physicians, nurses and Emergency Medical Services personnel for the G-8 summit held in Savannah in 2004.Mr. George’s career in Information Technology (IT), communications and systems technology, began with IBM in 1985, which he was credited with the design and development of a new communication platform for Prodigy, one of the the first commercial online services in the U.S. Mr. George received many awards during his tenure with IBM, including the Technology Achievement Award (1987) for developing the communication platform for Prodigy, which transformed video to text. He also designed wireless solutions for us in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He is also a noted national speaker and expert on strategies related to healthcare technologies.
Ethan_Goldman_head_shotEthan Goldman, Energy Informatics Architect, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
As the technical lead for Efficiency Vermont’s Smart Grid activities, Ethan is responsible for developing systems for acquiring, storing, and analyzing Smart Meter data from utilities as well as from Efficiency Vermont’s sub-metering activities. He also supports the development and adoption of technologies that help energy consultants and consumers understand energy data and find savings opportunities.Ethan holds a BS from Hampshire College and an MS in Green Informatics from Carnegie Mellon University. His 2001 undergraduate thesis was entitled Cultivating Energy Consciousness Through Feedback: Designing Home Energy Use Monitors for Conservation. His graduate research focused on the development of a Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) system for dis-aggregating end-use appliance use from whole-house meter data using machine-learning algorithms.
DharrimanDavid Harriman, Director of Performance Evaluation & Improvement, Newport Hospital
David’s department is responsible for management and analysis of clinical data, as well as the development of dashboards and process improvement initiatives. He works closely with leadership from among Lifespan’s five hospital affiliates, ensuring alignment of quality and safety objectives, planning for development of clinical information systems and managing clinical information quality across the system. Prior to joining Lifespan, David was Director of the Center for Quality at UCMC during the implementation of EPIC, and worked closely with quality analytics teams focused on the development of business intelligence reporting. He holds a masters degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago.
NaeemHashmi_photo_CDOIQSubmissionNaeem Hashmi
Naeem is a thought leader and author of several books about analytics, data mining and the next generation of analytics and informatics solutions. He is founder and chief research officer of Information Frameworks. Mr. Hashmi specializes in health care, discrete manufacturing, high tech, CPG retail/beverage, education and public sector industries. Previously, he was vice president of knowledge management & informatics at Fresenius, where he architected and led implementation of the world’s largest clinical data warehouses using big data and real-time integration of 1800+ dialysis clinics that treated 50,000+ patients daily.
David HayDavid Hay, President, Essential Strategies
Dave Hay has been producing data models to support strategic and requirements planning for over 25 years. As president of Essential Strategies, Inc. for more than 20 years, he has worked in a variety of industries and government agencies, including banking, clinical pharmaceutical research, intelligence, highways, and all aspects of oil production and processing. Projects entailed defining corporate information architecture, identifying requirements and planning strategies for the implementation of new systems. Dave’s recently-published book, “Enterprise Model Patterns: Describing the World”, is an “upper ontology” consisting of a comprehensive model of any enterprise—from several levels of abstraction. It is the successor to his ground-breaking 1995 book, “Data Model Patterns: Conventions of Thought,” which described standard data model configurations for common business situations.
HelfertDr. Markus Helfert, Lecturer in Information Systems, Dublin City University
Dr. Helfert is senior researcher and head of the Business Informatics Research Group and director of the International Centre on Enterprise Analytics and the Virtual Collaboration Centre in Dublin City University. His research interests are focused on information quality and include topics of enterprise architecture, health information systems and cloud computing and analytics. He has authored academic articles and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences. Dr. Helfert holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
ERIC HIXSONEric Hixson, Ph.D., Director of Outcomes and Analytics in Medical Operations Business Intelligence, Cleveland Clinic Eric has 16 years of experience in the development and implementation of quality measurement and reporting initiatives, infrastructure development, and clinical registry implementation and operations.

Currently, Eric is responsible for embedding predictive methodologies into the current BI infrastructure and developing appropriate analytics for operational reporting. He manages a comprehensive end-user training and education program for dashboards, web applications, and data marts; is expanding development of short cycle quality measurement – an initiative that synthesizes the capabilities of the electronic medical record with business intelligence technologies; and is co-director of the Business Intelligence student internship program. Additionally, he oversees health system participation in the University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) and participates in a number of health services, outcomes, and clinical research related activities.
Photo_elhElisa Horbatuk. Interim Director of Decision Support Services, Stony Brook University Medical Center
Ms. Horbatuk has worked in health services research for three years and in healthcare quality improvement for 11 years, including four years at New York State’s Quality Improvement Organization and External Quality Review Organization. Her current responsibilities include management of data capture, data integrity, analysis and reporting for internally developed quality metrics as well as for a variety of public reporting databases, including the Joint Commission/Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services core measures, New York State cardiac and trauma registries, American College of Cardiology registries, and American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure and Stroke registries. She works closely with Stony Brook’s Clinical Informatics and Information Technology groups and with clinical service areas to develop tools and processes to facilitate the delivery of quality care as well as for the accurate capture of data required for public reporting and guiding quality improvement efforts.
hayeck_elie_8x10Elie G. Hayeck, Principal Information Systems Engineer, Data Management Department MITRE
Elie as over 30 years of IT experience and has taught database management at the graduate level at the University of North Carolina and developed several information systems in industry and federal government. He is now working as an advisor to the federal government. He specializes in data quality, data governance, data integration, data architecture, and data strategy.
Mark JohnsonMark Johnson, CEO, Gavroshe
Mark is a data management pioneer, strategic innovator and the former publisher of Inside Decisions, an award-winning journal of business intelligence and data warehousing. Previously, Mr. Johnson was the founder, CEO and President of InER-G Solutions, Ltd., a leading consultancy in the data management segment focusing on data warehouse and business intelligence solutions. His career spans more than thirty years and encompasses both the buy and sell sides of the IT table. As a former data management practitioner himself, he is well versed in the issues and challenges facing organizations as they drive toward a data-centric operating model.
Allen Juris MITAllen Juris, Director CDI Implementation and Data Services, University HealthSystem Consortium
Allen has been at the consortium since 1990. He has brought the data intake and processing system from tapes and binders to fully automated processing with web reporting. Allen works closely with UHC database participants and the clinical experts at UHC to ensure the timeliness and integrity of the data feeds as well as the application of the risk adjustment models and algorithms for the UHC clinical data products.
Kaomea picPeter Kaomea, Chief Information Officer, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP
Peter is responsible for creating and driving information policies, processes, and systems for competitive informatics advantage for the firm. He has worked across defense, financial, and legal industries in research, development, and operational capacities. The theme of his career across this span has always been the optimization of data content and quality to create non-linear advantage for information critical industries.Peter came to the legal industry in 2000 from Citibank, where he held positions as VP of Process Reengineering and Director of e-Commerce Technology. Peter has also served as a research scientist for 13 years for the Department of Defense, where he designed knowledge management and command and control systems using artificial intelligence, machine vision, and neural network technologies. He is proud of the opportunity he has had to serve as a Captain in the U.S.. Air Force.
KnopmanCalla Knopman, Founder, Knopman IT Consulting, LLC
Calla Knopman brings over 15 years consulting expertise in data integration disciplines including application integration, data warehousing, quality, metadata management and business intelligence with an emphasis on system design and architecture. She is currently vice president of marketing for DAMA-Philadelphia chapter, director of integration services at ArchipelagoIS and founder of Knopman IT Consulting, LLC. She has also held senior positions KPMG, Bearing Point, IBM and VIP.
YangLeeYang Lee, Professor Northeastern University; Deputy Director, MIT Information Quality Program
Ms. Lee is an internationally-renowned leader in the data and information quality field. She investigates the role of differentiated quality of information in information systems, work processes, and structural mechanisms in data-rich, service-critical, and extended organizational contexts. Her current research projects explore quality information products, IT-mediated institutional learning, context-reflective problem solving, service innovation, healthcare collaboration, and medical errors.Dr. Lee’s work includes numerous prestigious academic journal publications, and several books on data quality, including: Journey to Data Quality (MIT Press, 2006), Data Quality (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000), and Quality Information and Knowledge (Prentice Hall, 1999). She is currently Deputy Director of MIT’s Information Quality Program. She co-founded several data quality conferences and workshops and was a co- founder of Cambridge Research Group, through which she has put her research into practice, providing consultation and solutions for companies and agencies in the private and public sectors in the US and internationally for over 25 years. She was awarded for her work from many institutions including the US intelligence community. She is the founding and current Co-Editor- in-Chief of ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.
David LevineDavid Levine, MD, Vice President of Informatics/Medical Director of Comparative Data and Informatics, UHC
Blending clinical leadership and informatics experience, Dr. Levine oversees UHC’s risk-adjustment methodologies and physician engagement activities for comparative data products and services. Dr. Levine joined UHC in 2010 after serving as medical director of the emergency department at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. He also served as a physician leader for information technology upgrades, including expansion of computerized physician order entry and documentation improvements. His background includes consulting for emergency departments and physician groups to optimize informatics, quality, and compliance. He is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Rush Medical School in Chicago and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
LuttonRobert Lutton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sandhill Consultants
During his six years at Sandhill, Robert has grown Sandhill Consultants to become the #1 CA ERwin technical partner in Canada and the US. During the past 20 years of solving client’s issues has led Robert to have a unique perspective on the issues that clients are experiencing and how to solve them. Roberts past experience in the technical world has provided him with an understanding on bridging the gap between the technical and business community. Prior to joining Sandhill he held Sales, Marketing, Management and Technical positions at CA, Sterling Software, Synon and Nikon in the UK, as well as running a consulting company in the UK.
MadnickStuart Madnick, MIT Sloan School of Management
Stuart has been a faculty member at M.I.T. since 1972. He has served as the head of MIT’s Information Technologies Group for more than 20 years. During that time the group has been consistently rated #1 in the nation among business school information technology programs (U.S. News & World Reports, BusinessWeek, and ComputerWorld). He has also been an affiliate member of MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science, a member of the research advisory committee of the International Financial Services Research Center, and a member of the executive committee of the Center for Information Systems Research.Dr. Madnick is a prolific writer and is the author or co-author of over 250 books, articles, or reports including the classic textbook, Operating Systems (McGraw-Hill), and the book, The Dynamics of Software Development (Prentice-Hall). He has also contributed chapters to other books, such as Information Technology in Action (Prentice-Hall). His current research interests include connectivity among disparate distributed information systems, database technology, software project management, and the strategic use of information technology.He is presently co-Director of the Productivity From Information Technology (PROFIT) Initiative and co-Heads the Total Data Quality Management (TDQM) research program. He has been the Principal Investigator of a large-scale DARPA-funded research effort on Context Interchange which involves the development of technology that helps organizations to work more cooperatively, coordinated, and collaboratively. As part of this effort, he is the co- inventor on the patents “Querying Heterogeneous Data Sources over a Network Using Context Interchange” and “Data Extraction from World Wide Web Pages.”He has been active in industry, making significant contributions as a key designer and developer of projects such as IBM’s VM/370 operating system and Lockheed’s DIALOG information retrieval system. He has served as a consultant to many major corporations, such as IBM, AT&T, and Citicorp.
Justin Magruder, Founder and Principal Owner, Noetic Partners
Noetic Partners is a specialist firm providing customized data management and technology solutions for sophisticated financial analysis. Mr. Magruder designed and developed the Noetic Model, a cloud-based data analytics and management system for investment management firms. He is a pioneer in enterprise information management and a well-known subject matter in the area of systematic architectural design of reference data strategies; time-series integration; STP; data-driven “big data” analytics; predictive big data time series analytics; business process management; knowledge management programs; and the automation of tools for end-user functionality. Mr. Magruder was also a partner at HP-Knightsbridge, where he was the senior strategist and solutions leader in the Capital Markets practice.
JoeMaguire_picJoe Maguire, Data Quality Strategies
Now in his fourth decade in the computer industry, Joe Maguire is an analyst and consultant specializing in data management, data quality, and requirements analysis. His hard-won perspective is informed by broad experience including 12 years in product development for software vendors (Digital, Lotus, Microsoft, Bachman Information Systems); 13 years as a consulting modeler, requirements analyst, and information architect for clients (ranging from small startups to Fortune-10 behemoths); and six years as an industry analyst (including stints at Burton Group, Gartner, and O’Kelly Associates), specializing in best practices in data management.He is a much-published author whose books have been praised by a wide range of media outlets including The Mathematica Journal, The Data Access Newsletter, The Boston Sunday Globe, and National Public Radio. He is co-author of Mastering Data Modeling: A User Driven Approach (Addison-Wesley, 2000), and is the invited guest author of a chapter called “What Every CDO Should Know About Big Data” in a book about the Chief Data Officer role, expected soon from MIT Press.
MandelkehrLarry Mandlekehr, Director of Performance Improvement, UNC Medical Center
Larry is responsible for coordinating activities to reducing re-admissions, mortality and complications of care, and for coordinating the Hospital Meaningful Use program. Prior to joining UNC Health Care, he worked in engineering and marketing management, developing supervisory control and decision support systems, primarily for the oil and gas industry. He has taught quality and information management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the use of spreadsheets at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School for more than 15 years. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a preceptor at the UNC School of Nursing.
Meng PhotoJames C. S. Meng, PhD, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Navy, Architectures, Standards and Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Financial Management and Comptroller
Dr. Meng entered the Senior Executive Service in June 1998. Starting 2012, Dr. Meng has led the Navy’s efforts in business systems architecture, cost data standardization and rationalization of financial management systems. In 2011, he led the Navy’s Provider Enterprise Executive Steering Group for VCNO/ASNRDA’s Data Standardization initiative across the Navy and created Enterprise Cost Management Framework (ECMF). From 2009 to 2010, he was the Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Executive, reporting to the Principal Civilian Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research Development & Acquisition. His tasks were to energize the Science & Engineering foundations for the Navy.Dr. Meng served as Executive Director, Warfare Systems Engineering Directorate, SEA06B, Washington, D.C., and also Chief Systems Engineer of the Navy’s certifying authority of the Strike Force Interoperability from July, 2005 to February, 2009, where he held responsibilities in warfare systems. He managed the Navy’s directed energy and SURFTECH, and Foreign Military Sales over $3 billion. From 2003 to June 2005, he was dual-hatted as the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Work Assignment Executive, and the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Business Executive. In those capacities, he oversaw assignment of $6 billion annually to more than 25,000 man-years of government and contract work across eight divisions and 11 geographic sites.Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division and head of the Undersea Weapons Technology Department. He holds seven U.S. Patents.
mostashari-farzad picFarzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Farzad brings a rich body of experience to continue leading the nation in constructing a health care system that uses information and technology to empower individuals, and improve both the health and health care of Americans. Dr. Mostashari first joined ONC as its deputy national coordinator in July, 2009. He has developed a series of grant programs to promote electronic health record adoption, furthered the development of health information exchange, and helped construct the workforce development program. His vision has been instrumental in the formulation of the ONC’s Health IT Strategic Plan, the creation of ONC’s Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies, and will influence future stages of Meaningful Use.Previously, Dr. Mostashari served at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as Assistant Commissioner for the Primary Care Information Project. Dr. Mostashari also led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded NYC Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics and an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded project focused on quality measurement at the point of care. He conducted graduate training at the Harvard School of Public Health and Yale Medical School, served his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service program. He was a lead investigator in the outbreaks of West Nile Virus, and anthrax in New York City, and among the first developers of real-time nationwide electronic disease surveillance systems.
Untitled2Genia Neushloss, Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, Gavroshe USA
Genia has strong managerial and technical background spanning over 40 years of professional experience in insurance, finance, manufacturing, mining and telecommunications industries. Genia has developed and conducted training courses in JAD/JRP facilitation and systems re-engineering. She is co-developer of a method-set for Systems Re-engineering. Genia has 30 years specialization in planning, analyzing, designing and building Data Warehouses, and Data Quality Improvement programs. Genia participated in setting up Data Governance programs for numerous clients. She is a member of DAMA. Genia has presented before audiences In Europe, USA and Africa.
Jim NewmanJim Newman, Founder and Principal, Linnean Solutions
Linnean provides environmental planning services and tracks energy, environmental, and community impacts for companies, non-profits, and governmental organizations. Mr. Newman has over 20 years of experience in the presentation of complex information for decision-makers at Linnean. Previously, he was director of strategy and business development at BuildingGreen, LLC, which publishes Environmental Building News. Mr. Newman led research and production of the Cost of LEED report for BuildingGreen and was the project manager for the EPA-funded Green Guideline Specifications project. His project experience includes energy and environmental audits several educational institutions.
Michael NicosiaMichael Nicosia, VP F&A Strategy, Planning, Data & Process Governance, TIAA-CREF
Michael joined TIAA-CREF in November 2004 and is currently responsible for developing and deploying business-led data and process governance capabilities, and leading the development of Finance & Actuarial’s (F&A) multi-dimensional vision, strategy, and roadmap. In addition to these responsibilities, Mr. Nicosia oversees a large scale transformation program focused on strengthening and automating critical Finance business processes, improving data quality and integration and upgrading Finance’s underlying technology/infrastructure. He is also an active member of the company’s Enterprise Data Governance council.Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Mr. Nicosia worked as a Managing Consultant for The Amherst Group Limited, a consulting firm that provides advisory services to Shared Services organizations around the world. Mr. Nicosia also spent five years as a Senior Intelligence Analyst with the United States Army responsible for advising senior military leaders on a variety of sensitive intelligence issues, developing in-depth analytical threat studies, establishing relationships with several national intelligence agencies as well as creating and managing complex intelligence databases. Mr. Nicosia received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Pace University and is a Distinguished Honor Graduate of the United States Army Intelligence School.
NightingaleDeborah Nightingale, Director, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, MIT
Deborah has broad-based experience with academia, the private sector and the government. Prof. Nightingale joined the MIT faculty in 1997 and holds a dual appointment in the Engineering Systems Division and the Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Her research interests are centered on complex enterprise integration, enterprise architecting, and organizational transformation. Her current focus on health systems is exemplified by her role as P.I. on several research projects, including an enterprise systems analysis of the DoD system of care for Post-Traumatic Stress, several systems studies for the Veterans Administration, and multiple projects in the civilian sector. In addition, Prof. Nightingale has led several executive transformation engagements in both industry and government.Prior to joining MIT, Prof. Nightingale headed up Strategic Planning and Global Business Development for AlliedSignal Engines. While at AlliedSignal she also held a number of executive leadership positions in operations, engineering, and program management, participating in enterprise-wide operations from concept development to customer support. Prior to joining AlliedSignal, she worked at Wright-Patterson AFB where she served as program manager for computer simulation modeling research, design, and development in support of advanced man-machine design concepts.
Michael Eugene Nix 120X150Michael Nix, Director of Analytics, James M. Jeffords Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Fletcher Allen Health Care is the largest component of the Fletcher Allen Partners Healthcare System encompassing providers of healthcare in northern Vermont and northern New York state. As director of analytics, Mr. Nix’s team supports collaborative activities with the other organizations in Fletcher Allen Partners, as well as external data partners.In his Jeffords Analytic leadership role, he also advises and consults with the Vermont statewide ACO effort. OneCare VT, LLC, a subsidiary operation of Fletcher Allen Health Care. One Care, Vermont is the only ACO currently encompassing an entire geographical state in the U.S. Mr. Nix’ has worked in healthcare since 1979, including roles in quantitative analysis, quality management, clinical operations analysis, consulting, material management and general hospital data collection. He is currently a Graduate MBA Faculty member at Champlain College in Burlington Vermont teaching Financial and Economic Modeling.
O'BrienTony O’Brien, Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Business School
Tony O’Brien previously worked for over 40 years as an accountant engaged in business finance, IT and the management and implementation of information systems. He has worked for a number of large organizations, including Shell, British Gypsum, British Oxygen, Great Universal Stores and more recently Remploy. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).
UntitledAnnette Pence, Senior Principal, Information Systems Engineer, MITRE Corp.
Annette has more than 30 years of experience with the application of information technology–enabling solutions supporting aerospace, finance, classified command and control, and manufacturing. Her experience with managing data spans the entire data lifecycle and includes system design, development, and integration. Ms. Pence is the head of the Information and Data Management Department at The MITRE Corporation’s Center for Connected Government. As a Senior Principal, Information System Engineer, Ms. Pence is responsible for the strategic development and delivery of a targeted set of objectives for government customers, which includes the IRS, DHS, HHS, GPO, Department of Education, HHS and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.Prior to MITRE, Ms. Pence served as Vice President, Data Management Services Division at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Department Manager, Software Integration, Senior Manager, Data Management, for the Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS), at Boeing Information Services and Manager of Database Administration for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Technical and Management Information Systems (TMIS). Her focus is on raising the awareness and furthering the implementation of data management at the enterprise level for government agencies and enabling and facilitating the sharing of information across government agencies.
Untitled3Willa Pickering, Senior Fellow and Information & Data Architect, Lockheed Martin
Willa has served as the data architect on many large DoD contracts over 30 years and is currently the architecture group lead and data architect for the Missile Defense Agency National Team B, She is responsible for the data architecture for the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communication system, including the development and implementation of XML standards, data flow between components, and the objective data model. She participates in the Joint Air and Missile Defense Common XML Interchange, the Global Sensor Integrated Networks data harmonization, and NATO XML Interchange format workshops. She has been the recipient of the Lockheed Martin Individual Service Recognition Award, PRIDE team award, Technical Achievement Award, and the Gold Medallion for Excellence.Dr. Pickering was the author of the Lockheed Martin Data Integration Reference Model and the Information Reference Model, and was the company representative for the sector enterprise architecture project to develop the information technology strategy. She teaches a graduate class on data warehousing techniques at the University of Maryland University College and is a speaker on data issues at several major conferences. She was a member of the official delegation for organizational information systems to South Africa, where she presented a paper on data warehousing concepts to the Computer Society of South Africa. Dr. Pickering actively supports the MIT Information Quality Industry Symposium and is co-chair for the 2011 symposium.
PiekarczykMatt Piekarczyk, Founder and President, Cortix Systems
Cortix is an artificial intelligence company specializing in dynamic data integration and context generation. During his career, Mr. Piekarczyk has come to found two companies in the subject areas of data science and computer networking. He served as a subject matter expert for the U.S. Army’s Chief Systems Engineer. He supported and lead the engineering groups responsible for designing and fielding Network Operations solutions covering Army’s tactical forces. He has been responsible for numerous R&D projects, including one of the first modern data analytics platforms for tactical systems, founded by the past Commander in charge of research and development within U.S. Army, Major General Justice. In off hours Mr. Piekarczyk focuses on providing direct support to the data science community through his role on the board of Association for Computing Machinery’s DC chapter.
UntitledFrank Ponzio, President & CEO, Symbolic Systems
Mr. Ponzio founded the company in 1968 to design and develop software for government and industry. Since then, he has expanded the company to become a premier provider of information technology (IT) solutions. The company applies innovative, technology-based solutions to help its clients achieve their business goals. With more than 40 years of experience, Symbolic understands that technology is the backbone of a company and IT expertise can support and strengthen an organization. Data management is one of Symbolic’s core businesses. Mr. Ponzio works with clients to ensure that their data management goals are achieved from data strategy to implementation to maintenance. Through his company, he provides expertise in: data governance, data quality, data integration, metadata management, data interoperability, and data architecture, analysis and design.Mr. Ponzio holds patents for two data analysis products: DATAMRI and DATATIVITY.
michael_rappaMichael Rappa, Ph.D, Executive Director Institute For Advanced Analytics, North Carolina State University
As head of the Institute, Dr. Rappa leads the nation’s first and preeminent Master of Science in Analytics as its founder and principal architect. Before joining NC State as Distinguished University Professor in 1998, he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for nine years. Dr. Rappa has 25 years of experience as a professor working across academic disciplines at the intersection of management and computing. An accomplished researcher and instructor, his passion is to bring an entrepreneurial and forward-thinking mindset to innovation in higher learning. His current role is to prepare a new generation of data savvy professionals for leadership in a digital world. In addition to his duties as director, Rappa is co-principal investigator with Dr. Laurie Williams of the Science of Security Lablet, a large multidisciplinary research project sponsored by the U.S. National Security Agency. The project is run in parallel with sister labs at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Redman-official photo 3-2013Tom Redman, President, Navesink Consulting Group
Tom has helped hundreds of organizations understand the importance of data and start their data programs, which result in big sustained improvements. In doing so, they lower costs, increase revenues, build organizational capabilities, improve customer satisfaction, and make more confident decisions. Tom is an internationally known lecturer and the author of dozens of papers. His fourth book, Data Driven: Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset (Harvard Business Press) is a Library Journal Best Business Book of 2008. He holds two patents. Prior to forming Navesink, in 1996, Tom started and led the Data Quality Lab at Bell Labs. There, he and his team were first to extend quality principles to data and information.
J Andrew RogersJ. Andrew Rogers, Founder and CTO, SpaceCurve
Andrew is a pioneer in the development of distributed database technologies for real-time geospatial systems. Prior to founding SpaceCurve, Andrew was vice president for geospatial systems at Neopolitan, where he created a geospatial practice built around enabling the integration of sensor data with traditional map-like systems. Previously Andrew led large-scale analytic and geospatial systems development efforts for Google Earth, CBS News, and UK Met Office; architected databases for Netflix, France Telecom, Sony and Cisco; and served as a technical consultant to the United Nations on inter-governmental data issues.
Sarsfield_SteveSteve Sarsfield
Steve is a leading author and expert in data quality and data governance. His book, The Data Governance Imperative, is a comprehensive exploration of data governance from the business perspective. Steve runs an award-winning and world-recognized blog called the Data Governance and Data Quality Insider. Steve draws practical wisdom and inspiration from his colleagues at Talend and its customers as they venture into their own data governance projects.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADavid Saul, Senior Vice-president and Chief Scientist, State Street Corporation
David is responsible for proposing and assessing new advanced technologies for the organization as well as evaluating technologies already in use at State Street and their likely evolution in order to reinforce the organization’s leadership position in financial services. Mr. Saul previously was chief information security officer, where he oversaw State Street’s corporate information security program, controls and technology. Prior to that, he managed State Street’s Office of Architecture, where he was responsible for the overall enterprise technology, data and security architecture of the corporation. Mr. Saul joined State Street in 1992 after 15 years with IBM’s Cambridge Scientific Center, where he managed innovations in operating systems virtualization, multiprocessing, networking and personal computers. Saul serves as a trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 2007 he was honored with a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Award.
Bob ScmidtBob Schmidt, Data Steward for Capital Markets, Wells Fargo
Bob Schmidt has worked for several large management consultancies as well as Annheuser-Busch, Anthem, v-Fluence and Monsanto. His diverse industry background includes roles in the oil and gas, food processing, heavy manufacturing, cemetery and funeral management, collections, retail and travel industries. His writing credits include Data Modeling for Information Professionals and Infostructor. He has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences.
Dan Schutzer PhotoDan Schutzer, Financial Services Roundtable & BITS
Dr. Schutzer provides guidance on developing technologies and their impact on electronic commerce, risk management and operational solutions for the industry. Prior to his role at the Roundtable, he served as president of the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) from 2005 until the Roundtable acquired FSTC in January, 2010. Dr. Schutzer spent more than 20 years at Citigroup in risk management, advanced technology, payments and security roles, most recently as a director and senior vice president. He also worked as technical director of U.S. Naval Intelligence and as director of systems and technical sales support for the Univac division of Sperry Rand. He holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Syracuse University.
ServaesLt. Col. Michael Servaes, Royal Artillery
Michael is a professional soldier with 30 years of experience in service around the world and in a variety of appointments. He is an artillery officer who has served with both field artillery and air defence units and commanded at regimental level on operations. His service has taken him to Germany, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Canada, Russia and the U.S. as well as operational tours with the UN in Cyprus, Op Desert Storm, peacekeeping in Bosnia and to Iraq. In recent years he has been responsible for creating the Management Information Branch within the headquarters of the British Army, he defined and created the Army’s Information Program and set up the project to enable the planning and allocation of resources as capabilities to training activities. Over the past year he has been the lead planner within the Army’s training organisation for a major warfighting experiment and a multi-million Pound evaluation of training areas for Armoured Battlegroup training as a part of the development of the Future Army Training Plan. He returns to Army headquarters and an appointment in the Information Superiority Branch this summer.
Soley picDr. Richard Mark Soley, Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group
Dr. Soley is responsible for the vision and direction of the world’s largest consortium of its type. He joined the nascent OMG as Technical Director in 1989, leading the development of OMG’s world-leading standardization process and the original CORBA specification. In 1996, he led the effort to move into vertical market standards (starting with healthcare, finance, telecommunications and manufacturing) and modeling, leading first to the Unified Modeling Language and later the Model Driven Architecture. He also led the effort to establish the SOA Consortium in January 2007, leading to the launch of the Business Ecology Initiative (BEI) in 2009.The Initiative focuses on the management imperative to make business more responsive, effective, sustainable and secure in a complex, networked world, through practice areas including business design, business process excellence, intelligent business, sustainable business and secure business. In addition, Dr. Soley is the Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, helping end-users transition to cloud computing and direct requirements and priorities for cloud standards throughout the industry.Dr. Soley also serves on numerous industrial, technical and academic conference program committees, and speaks all over the world on issues relevant to standards, the adoption of new technology and creating successful companies. He is an active angel investor, and was involved in the creation of both the Eclipse Foundation and Open Health Tools.
StraussDerek Strauss, CDO, TD Ameritrade
Derek has more than 30 years of IT industry experience, 20 years of which were in the information resource management and business intelligence/data warehousing fields. Derek established and managed numerous enterprise programs and initiatives in the areas of business intelligence, data warehousing and data quality improvement. Bill Inmon’s Corporate Information Factory and John Zachman’s Enterprise Architecture Framework have been the foundational cornerstones of his work.Derek is a specialist workshop facilitator for joint requirements planning and design workshops. He has spoken at numerous local and international conferences on Data Warehousing issues, including seminars in Europe and Africa. He has been an active member of The Data Management Association. He delivered a Data Quality paper at MIT’s IQ Symposium and has been on the Faculty of The Data Warehouse Institute. He has also traveled and spoken with Bill Inmon, and is a co-author of the book DW2.0 – the Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing.
SukumarArun Sukuman, Senior lecturer, Finance, Accounting and Business Systems, Sheffield Business School
Arun joined Sheffield Business School recently and is now part of the faculty delivering courses in operations management and management science. He has an MBA in Information Management from the University of Hull and a PhD in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. His current research interests are in the areas of information systems, risk management, information governance and innovation in SMEs. He is also developing the research portfolio of the department and contributing to the research outputs of the School.
Tina TangTina Tang, Director SAP
Tina has been immersed in master data management and information governance since 2004. She has over 15 years experience in enterprise software, including roles in product marketing, community marketing, consulting methodology, and documentation. Prior to SAP, Tina was director of product marketing at Siperian and principal product marketing manager at Oracle. Tina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degrees, both from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mark Temple-RastonMark Temple-Raston, Senior Vice President, Citigroup
Mark is responsible for data management globally for enterprise architecture and it governance. Previously he was responsible for running technology standards and technology life-cycle management globally at Citigroup. Mark also worked for many years as an enterprise architect for Citigroup’s Corporate IT Systems (compliance, risk and finance, including Basel II). Mark has more than 25 years of experience in IT, with more than 15 years in financial services.
Gaoliang TianGaoliang Tian, Professor of Accounting & Finance, Ph.D of Management, Director of Department of Accounting & Finance, the School of Management, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Dr. Tian has been a PCMPCL (Program on Case Method and Participant Centered Learning) member of Harvard Business School and a visiting research fellow at the University of Leeds Business School. His work is supported by the NSFC (70772110) & Ministry of Education Social Science Research Foundation of China.
Dat TranDat Tran, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Data Governance and Analysis, Department of Veterans Affairs
Mr. Tran was appointed as the deputy assistant secretary for data governance and analysis in May, 2011. He oversees the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics and the Office of the Actuary. Mr. Tran has over 10 years of experience leading data analysis and statistical activities in the VA. He is currently responsible for leading the effort to implement data governance across the Department to ensure VA’s data is accurate, reliable, and accessible. Previously, he served as the executive director of the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics (NCVAS) is the VA’s authoritative source for data and statistics on veterans and VA programs.
Said TabetDr. Said Tabet, Senior Technologist and Industry Standards Strategist, Corporate CTO Office, EMC
Said works on challenges around GRC, data and big data, and cloud computing. He is chairman and program committee member of a number of industry standards bodies leading GRC, regulatory reporting and supervision, XBRL and cloud initiatives and collaborating with International regulators, auditors, vendors and end users. Said has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, where he patented innovative approaches to financial information systems architectures, business rules and business process management, spent the last decade designing and implementing Risk and GRC systems, and two decades in the advanced information technology industry delivering solutions in multiple sectors worldwide while sitting on multiple startups’ advisory boards in the US and in Europe. Dr. Tabet is a regular speaker and panelist at industry conferences and international standards meetings, authors and editor of book series and articles.
Doug WhallDouglas Whall Senior Principal Architect, LinQuest Corp.
Doug has focused on the development and use of large data repositories and advanced software systems for more than 30 years. He is currently supporting the U.S. intelligence community’s efforts to integrate its data in order to make data, systems, and expertise more discoverable, accessible, trusted, and managed. His primary roles have been as a senior information technology architect and manager with a heavy emphasis in enterprise level data, software, and systems engineering methods, tools, environments and projects. Doug has coordinated intelligence community and DoD data standards, data quality improvement efforts, metadata, and supported identity and access management (IdAM) standards. He was the lead data architect who created the framework for the development of a major agency’s enterprise data architecture (EDA).
Untitled2Hongyun Zhang, Ph.D., School of Management, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Dr. Zhang currently serves as a post-doctor at the School of Management at Xi’an Jiaotong University in mainland China. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern Polytechnical University. She was a visiting scholar at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and participated in the Information Quality Certification Program with an IQ certification in MIT last year. Dr. Zhang is currently working with information quality research team under Center of Data Science and Information Quality in Xi’an Jiaotong University. Her research interests center on information quality and the role of the chief data officer. Dr. Zhang received the 2011 Excellent Poster-doctor Award from Xi’an Jiaotong University, and her post-doctor research proposal received the first class national post-doctoral Founding. She has published 15 papers both in top Chinese journals and international conferences.