Keynote Speakers

Sid DalalSiddhartha Dalal works at AIG since October, 2013 as Chief Data Scientist, and Sr. VP in charge of advanced R&D that include creation and application of AI technologies to Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Sensors/IOT for mitigating risks and disrupting underwriting and claims processes. Prior to AIG, he was the CTO at RAND Corporation, where he pioneered several new AI systems for conducting research. Sid also served as VP of Research at Xerox overseeing their worldwide imaging and software services research, and Bell Labs and Bellcore/SAIC, as Chief Scientist, and Executive Director of Information Sciences Research. Sid has recently taught graduate courses on Machine Learning and Bayesian Inference at Columbia University. Sid received an MBA and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, patents and monographs; covering the areas of machine learning, risk analysis, medical informatics, Bayesian inference, image processing and sensor networks. He was also responsible for creation of technology and founding of Praedicat, Inc., an insurance analytics firm in casualty space that identifies harmful chemicals/drugs through big data and machine learning approaches. Sid is also a member of US Army Science Board, an advisory board of 20 scientists appointed by Secretary of Defense, to advise US Army on technologies. Sid has received several awards including from IEEE, ASA and ASQ. He became Bellcore Fellow and ASA Fellow for his pioneering work on probabilistic risk analysis of Space Shuttle Challenger on behalf of National Academy of Sciences; it resulted in changing NASA risk assessment policy and launching of a major network risk analysis business at Bellcore. It is being taught in high schools and universities.

 Speakers and Session Chairs

Peter Anlyan - photo 2Peter Anlyan, Founder, Anlyan Consulting. As an organizational development catalyst for clients in the information sector, health care, higher education, state and county government, Peter’s work has included aligning leadership teams, strategic planning, training staff in enhanced communications skills and coaching leaders to be more effective team members. In his fifth year as a co-chair of the MITCDOIQ Symposium, Peter’s passion has been exploring the human dynamics elements of data quality. His most recent article is for Cutter Consortium, “The People Leg of the Organizational Stool.”

Randy Bean HeadshotRandy Bean is Founder and CEO of NewVantage Partners, strategic advisors to Fortune 1000 business and technology leaders on data and business innovation.  Randy writes and speaks extensively on the topic of Big Data and the evolving role of the Chief Data Officer.  He is a regular contributor to MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal, where he has written a monthly column on Big Data.

Joe Caserta photoJoe Caserta, President, Caserta Concepts. Joe Caserta is a recognized big data strategy consultant, author and educator, and president of Caserta Concepts, an award-winning New York-based innovation technology consulting and implementation firm founded in 2001. His firm specializes in big data analytics, data warehousing and business intelligence, helping clients maximize data value. Caserta’s industry focus areas include higher education, banking and financial services, healthcare, AdTech, and eCommerce, among others. Joe is co-author of the industry best-selling book, “The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit” (Wiley 2004), a contributor to industry publications and frequent speaker and expert panelist at industry conferences and events. He also serves on the advisory boards of financial and technical institutions and is the organizer and host of the Big Data Warehousing Meetup Group in NYC.

Pieter De Leenheer photoPieter De Leenheer is a cofounder of Collibra and leads the company’s Research & Education initiative, including the Collibra University, which offers a range of self-paced learning and certification courses to help data governance professionals and data citizens gain new skills and expertise. Prior to co-founding the company, Pieter was a professor at VU University of Amsterdam and a visiting scientist at several leading universities across the globe, including Stanford. Pieter was a key inventor of the principles and methods underpinning the visionary data governance technology of Collibra. He has authored more than 60 scientific publications, including five books on the topic of data governance and semantics, as well as several technology patents. He holds a Master of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from VUB University Brussels.

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Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Adviser, Author and Trainer, Paul Gillin Communications. Paul Gillin is a speaker, writer and B2B content marketing strategist who specializes in social media. He is the author of five books and more than 300 articles on the topic of social media and digital marketing. His award-winnin2007 book, The New Influencers, was one of the first to document the disruptive power of individual online voices. Since then he has traveled the world helping organizations understand and use social media to build their brands and strengthen customer relationships. Previously, Paul was a technology journalist for 23 years. He was founding editor-in-chief of B2B technology publisher TechTarget and editor-in-chief and executive editor of the technology weekly Computerworld.

Chauncey HoldenChauncey Holden is the Chief Security Officer and Head of Corporate Security and Resilience.
  He has deep expertise in developing and operating security functions and delivering solutions to enhance security while enabling the business and responding to emerging threats.  He brought together the various digital and physical security functions within Citizens to increase their synergies and drive change. Prior to his role with Citizens, Chauncey spent 15 years at Fidelity Investments in a variety of expanding roles including Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technical Risk Officer.  Chauncey also was the head of IT Audit at Liberty Mutual Insurance for 7 years and started out as a financial auditor where he earned his CPA.

MarKrzysko,Markk E. Krzysko, Deputy Director, Enterprise Information, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, US Department of Defense. Mark Krzysko directs acquisition data management and analysis, technical transformation, and shared services efforts to make timely, authoritative acquisition information available to support oversight of the Department of Defense’s major programs—a portfolio totaling more than $1.6 trillion of investment funds over the lifecycle of the programs. Preceding his current position, Mr. Krzysko served as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (ADUSD) for Business Transformation, providing strategic leadership for re-engineering the Department’s business improvement decision-making processes and leading strategic sourcing and Acquisition process efforts. In the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he also served as Director of the Supply Chain Systems Transformation, championing innovative uses of information technologies to improve and streamline the supply chain process for the Department. Prior to that, Mr. Krzysko led the Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy office as Deputy Director of e-Business, where he provided oversight and led transformation of the acquisition community into a strategic business enterprise. Prior to that Mr. Krzysko led the Electronic Commerce Solutions Directorate for the Naval Air Systems Command and served in senior-level acquisition positions at the Naval Air Systems Command, including Contracting Officer of F/A-18 Foreign Military Sales, F/A-18 Developmental Programs, and the F-14.

56414Valerie Logan, Research Director in the Data and Analytics group within Gartner Research, where she covers information management strategies, advanced analytics and related change management topics. She is a member of the Office of the CDO (Chief Data Officer) research team. Ms. Logan has more than 24 years of experience, including two decades of global consulting practice management in the information and intelligence domains, and five years of applied experience in the telecommunications industry at both field and enterprise levels. Ms. Logan is an active and passionate thought leader in the areas of information sciences and business intelligence strategies, supporting clients with their information and analytics evolution. She is a natural systems thinker – able to understand and distill complex concepts and systems for general understanding. She is recognized as a pioneer in innovative consulting practices – recognized by Consulting Magazine in 2008 as one of eight top women in global consulting, and most recently recognized as a winner of Gartner’s 2016 Thought Leadership Award for CDO Survey research and leadership development. She is known as an inspiring motivator, genuine advisor and change agent – driven by a passion to synthesize information to solve real-world problems.

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Robert Lutton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sandhill Consultants. Robert Lutton runs Sandhill Consultants North America and had been directly responsible for creating an organization that delivers technology, service, products and training in the areas of Enterprise and Data Architecture. Robert has used his vision to develop, market and deliver innovative solutions of exceptional value in the area of Model Driven Enterprise Architecture, Data Design Management and Data Governance to Sandhill customers. Robert has built a highly skilled organization, known in data community for its expertise and responsiveness to its customers’ needs. Sandhill Consultants is recognized as a growing, innovative organization and Robert has been instrumental in this growth. With over 20 years of broad business and technical experience, Robert has enabled Sandhill Consultants in all of its business and operations aspects including, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Sales, Customer Service, and Consulting. Robert continues to guide Sandhill Consultants growth and will continue to lead the organization to expand its reach in every aspect of the business.

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Stuart 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.

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Nicholas Marko, MD, Chief Data Officer, Geisinger Medical Center. Nicholas Marko is a data scientist with expertise in predictive analytics, organizational data strategy, data-driven collaboration, and data science consulting. He heads the Department of Data Science & Engineering in Geisinger’s Division of Applied Research and Clinical Informatics (DARCI) and co-directs the High Performance Computing Center in the organization’s Institute for Advanced Applications (IAA). His specific academic interests include integration of heterogeneous data sources and application of advanced mathematical methods and modeling strategies to generate measurable value for organizations in the healthcare sector and beyond. Dr. Marko is also a practicing neurosurgeon and serves as Geisinger Medical Center’s Director of Neurosurgical Oncology. His clinical practice focuses on surgical management of patients with malignant brain and spine tumors.

Jim Meng Profile pictureJames Meng, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the 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 and retired on June 27th, 2015. Starting 2012, Dr. Meng has been reassigned as the DASN EBS leading the Navy’s efforts in business systems architecture, cost data standardization and rationalization of financial management systems. He is currently overseeing large scale system of systems strategies toward a boundary-less enterprise. In 2011, he led the VCNO/ASNRDA’s Data Standardization initiative across the Navy and created Enterprise Cost Management Framework (ECMF) and established the first DoN wide Spares Dashboard for OPNAV N9I.  He led the development of FM systems consolidation roadmap from 79 to 10. 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, DC, and also Chief Systems Engineer, the Navy’s certifying authority of the Strike Force Interoperability from July 2005 – February 2009.  He managed the Navy’s directed energy and SURFTECH, and Foreign Military Sales over $3 billion. He revitalized Navy Battle force Interoperability system engineering certification process to subsurface ships.  He expanded the certification criteria to include DIACAP and training sufficiency.  He led NAVSEA Research & System Engineering competency alignment across 18,000 work force. Shaped Institution Strategy & Direction by establishing alignment governance, business rules, and transition criteria, CONOPs and completed Phase II transition. As the Warfare Engineering & Interoperability Authority SEA06B Executive Director 2004-2007, he led NAVSEA/PEO initiative on Defining and Measuring Output and Metrics. He established an end-to-end linked concept from NAVSEA internal metric to Fleet output metrics so that relative priorities can enable fact-based decisions. The Single Fleet-Driven metric implementation plan covers USE, SWE, NAE metrics and linking all operations with MFOM metrics (Ao, total $, Gaps).  He leaned the FMS Offer and Acceptance process for with 26 nations over $3B, resulting in 20% Navy-wide reductions to current and future infrastructure requirements. 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.  He led and completed 4 major NAVSEA Warfare Centers Transformation efforts (Work Assignment, Integrated Business Solutions as a single unit, Alignment of supply functions to NAVSUP, PRISMS). Assigned $6.9B work with 16,765 government and 8,968 contractor WYs to 8 Divisions at 11 geographic sites.  It enabled an Integrated Resources Strategic approach and cost reduction initiatives. Dr. Meng established 35 initiatives to improve Warfare Center efficiency, effectiveness, performance, and alignment projected $37M overhead reduction. He also consolidated all NAVSEA Directorates & PEOs’ 4 financial management systems, a $30B enterprise, into a single financial management system PRISM prior to NERP transition. As the Executive Director, NUWC Keyport Division 2000-2003, Dr. Meng initiated Business Process Reengineering Initiatives yielding $50M documented savings.  He led completion of ISO 9000 registration throughout the Division.  He reengineered procurement operations at a cost of 3.2¢ per obligated dollar, vs 10¢/dollar DoD goal. He reduced average task order administrative lead-time for FY00 orders from 10 days to 3.5 days. He directed to vacate 56,000 sq ft to reduce footprint and energy consumption.  He also established the Undersea Warfare Readiness Evaluation Facility which provides the Fleet a single “drive by” USW systems evaluation at San Diego endorsed by the FTSCPAC and INSURV which reduced cost by $2M/year. Head of Torpedo Systems Technology Department, NUWC Newport Division 1995-1999, and dual-hatted as the Deputy Mk48/ADCAP Program Manager, his efforts led to the reduced MK48 Mod6 radiated noise by 40dbs to avert a new $1B torpedo program.  As the SSN 21 Launcher Program Manager, he reduced the SSN 21 launcher by 60db radiated noises to meet exchange ratio limits. His programs also led to improved expendable torpedo target EMATT with 50% reduced cost, increased the reliability of the mobile target from 74% to 91%, the Integrated Product Design reduced 40% of the total ownership costs.

Brian O'ConnellHead of Technology Services Brian O’Connell is a seasoned financial services executive with extensive experience in leading organizations and driving change. Before joining Citizens, he worked as an independent consultant to companies in industries including private equity, software and insurance. Earlier, he was the chief information officer at The Hartford Insurance Group and a Managing Director at Accenture. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College.

Mark Ramsey_HeadshotMark Ramsey, PhD, Chief Data Officer, GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Ramsey is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for GlaxoSmithKline plc, reporting to the R&D President. He is responsible for enterprise-wide data governance and utilization of information as an asset, through data consolidation, business intelligence, big data, and advanced data mining. GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in London and is the world’s sixth-largest pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining GSK, Dr. Ramsey joined Samsung Mobile as their first Chief Data Officer (CDO), reporting directly to the President. He was responsible for developing an enterprise-wide consolidated consumer data repository, creation of the organization’s first big data platform, the application of data analytics to driven data-driven decision making. Prior to Samsung, Mark held the position of Vice President, Business Analytics & Optimization, Growth Markets for IBM. In this role, he was responsible for setting the strategic direction and operational execution of the IBM Business Analytics & Optimization services division for eight growth markets including South East Asia, India and South Asia, Greater China, Korea, Australia/New Zealand, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. Dr. Ramsey started at IBM in 1995 and was one of the pioneers in the creation and expanded focus on data and analytics. Ramsey was named an IBM Master Inventor in 2010 for filing over 50 patent applications which have thus far resulted in the issuance of 28 patents focused on business intelligence and business analytics. Dr. Ramsey holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science, an MBA with specialization in Computer & Information Security, and a Ph.D. specializing in Applied Computer Science. His dissertation work on Exploring the impact of inferred social networks on the accuracy of churn prediction models in the mobile phone industry resulted in a US patent.

Mike Rollings HeadshotMike Rollings, Research VP with Gartner’s Chief Data Officer Research team. Mr. Rollings covers the strategic use and governance of data, how advanced analytics is transforming business and how to drive enterprise behavior change. Prior to joining the team, he facilitated peer interactions and conducted member-directed research for CIOs of the world’s largest global companies in Gartner’s Research Board. He led studies about driving enterprise agility, using customer experience and engagement to drive competitive advantage, and the impact of machine intelligence on the future of work and outsourcing. He is a winner of Gartner’s 2013 Thought Leadership Award for his examination of the changing IT career and the effects on skills, talent and leadership. His over 30 years’ experience covers strategy, transformation, innovation, human behavior, collaborative organizational change, communication and influence, and cross-discipline effectiveness.

JES Machine Room (MIT)Jim Short is Lead Scientist and co-founder of the Center for Large Scale Data Systems (CLDS) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. He has taught business strategy, management information systems, and communications at the London Business School, Theseus Institute, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. His current work focuses on topics in data valuation, data analytics and deep learning.  He holds S.B., S.M. and PhD degrees from MIT.

Don Soulsby_HeadshotDonald Soulsby, VP Architecture Strategies, Sandhill Consultants. Mr. Soulsby is Sandhill Consultants Vice President Architecture Strategies. His practice areas include strategic and technical architectures for data management, metadata management, and business intelligence. Mr. Soulsby has held senior professional services and product management positions with large multi-national corporations and software development organizations. He has an extensive background in enterprise architecture and data modeling methodologies. He has over 30 years of experience in the development of operational and decision support applications. He is completing his qualification as an Enterprise Data Management Expert (EDME) with the CMMI Institute. Mr. Soulsby is an excellent communicator and has taught metadata, data modeling and data warehouse courses through public offerings and onsite engagements to corporate clients. Mr. Soulsby is a recognized thought leader who speaks regularly at international industry events, MIT CDO Conferences and DAMA functions.

Derek Strauss photoDerek Strauss, Chief Data Officer, TD Ameritrade, with responsibility for driving Data & Analytics Strategy for the firm, including Data Governance, Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Data Architecture and Data Asset Development. Worked in Data and Analytics for over 3 decades. Established and managed numerous enterprise programs and initiatives covering the areas of Advanced Analytics, Data Governance, Data Warehousing, Big Data and Data Quality Improvement. Bill Inmon’s Corporate Information Factory and John Zachman’s Enterprise Architecture Framework have been the foundational cornerstones of my work. Specialist Workshop Facilitator for Joint Planning and Design workshops. Spoke at numerous local and international conferences on Data and Analytics topics, including multi-day teaching seminars in Europe and Africa. Board Member of The Data Management Association. Faculty Member of The Data Warehouse Institute and MIT’s CDO Forum and IQ Symposium. Co-authored the book “DW2.0 – the Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing” – Bill Inmon, Derek Strauss and Genia Neushloss, 2008, Morgan Kaufmann.

Wang, Richard photoDr. Richard Wang, Director, MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Program. Richard Y. Wang is Director of the MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (CDOIQ) Program. He is a pioneer and leader in the research and practice of Chief Data Officer (CDO). Dr. Wang was a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management for almost a decade. He has also served as the Deputy Chief Data Officer and Chief Data Quality Officer of the U.S. Army. He is a recipient of the DAMA International Achievement Award, the German Society of Information Quality Award, and the International Association of Information and Data Quality Award. Dr. Wang received a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.