Elena Alikhachkina

Worldwide Head Data & Analytics Product Line – Consumer & CMD
Johnson & Johnson

Elena Alikhachkina is the data and technology leader with Johnson & Johnson Consumer and CMD businesses. As WW Head of Data, Analytics and Insights solutions, she is driving the enterprise-wide technology strategy for the data and analytics to ensure that Johnson & Johnson Consumer maximizes the power of data as a competitive advantage.

Elena has a strong track record in building and growing data capabilities across multiple industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, media, publishing and information services. Before J&J, Elena led multi-channel data capabilities for GSK Pharma, including their global multi-channel data platform implementation across 22 countries. Prior to that Elena held analytics, data and technology roles of increasing responsibility at Novartis, The Wall Street Journal and News Corp companies.

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Luk Arbuckle

Chief Methodologist
Privacy Analytics

Advising healthcare enterprises topping the Fortune 500, Luk Arbuckle has co-authored books, scholarly journal articles and patents on re-identification risk and de-identification. He brings a decade of experience in the field of anonymization, and is co-author of Anonymizing Health Data: Case Studies and Methods to Get You Started (O’Reilly Media, 2013/2014). Mr. Arbuckle is currently Chief Methodologist at Privacy Analytics. He was formerly Director of Technology Analysis at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and Research Manager and Data Scientist at the Children’s hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute. He holds multiple graduate degrees and was awarded numerous scholarships and bursaries.

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Robert Audet


Mr. Audet is a Director with Guidehouse and a leader in data management. He focuses on helping organizations extract value from data assets and establishing the necessary capabilities to effectively manage data. Mr. Audet also has over 20 years of experience in advising CIOs, CDOs, and IT leadership across different industries and the following disciplines: Information Strategy, Data Management Maturity Assessments and Strategic Planning, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Data Governance, portfolio management, organizational design, SDLC optimization, organizational change management, and complex program management.

Mr. Audet also leads an IT Program Management Office for a federal client that governs the transition from a private cloud and on-premises architecture to an AWS Gov Cloud architecture.

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Veda Bawo

Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Enterprise Data Governance
Fifth Third Bank

Veda Bawo serves as senior vice president and managing director of Enterprise Data Governance. In her role, Veda oversees Fifth Third’s data governance program which includes all foundational capabilities (e.g. data quality, dictionary, metadata, lineage, etc.).  Before joining Fifth Third Bank in 2016, Veda was the head of North America Wholesale’s Financial Reporting Quality at Rabobank (NY) where she was responsible for developing a quality assurance program over critical data.  She served as a Data quality manager at GE Capital Americas (CT), starting their first data quality program.  Prior to that, Veda spent 15 years at JPMorgan Chase (NY, NJ, DE) in various leadership roles in Corporate Financial Reporting, Finance Reference Data, Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Reporting & Operations, ranging from Global Accounting & Operations to Project & Data Management. During her tenure with JPMorgan Chase, Veda: led post-merger process and data integrations in Finance; managed the global intercompany reconciliation for a $700+ billion line of business; managed the bank’s legal document management process, introducing significant automation.  Veda started her career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers (NY), specializing in the financial service industry.

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Randy Bean

Founder and CEO
NewVantage Partners

Randy Bean is Founder and CEO of NewVantage Partners, a management consulting and strategic advisory firm to Fortune 1000 clients.  He is a recognized industry authority and thought-leader in the areas of Big Data, AI, and business innovation.  Randy writes and speaks extensively on the topics of data-driven organizations and data-driven business cultures.  He is a contributor to Forbes, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and wrote a monthly column on Big Data for the Wall Street Journal for two years.  Randy holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Stewart Bond

Research Director, Data Integration and Data Integrity Software
International Data Corporation (IDC)

Stewart Bond is Research Director of IDC’s Data Integration and Integrity Software service. Mr. Bond’s core research coverage includes watching emerging trends that are shaping and changing data movement, ingestion, transformation, mastering, cleansing and consumption in the era of digital transformation. Having worked in the IT industry for over 25 years, from early experience in database and application development, through solution design and deployment, to strategic architectural consulting, Stewart has worked through some significant changes in the IT industry. His depth of field experience coupled with market insight gives him a unique perspective, valued by his customers and peers.

Mr. Bond has led numerous research projects and publications, and is recognized as a valued industry analyst by leading software vendors, consumers, and peers in the areas of enterprise and data integration, business-to-business integration, Big Data, and cloud. Prior to becoming a market and industry analyst in 2011, Stewart spent 10 years with IBM as a master certified IT architect, consulting on information management and middleware strategies, and delivering integration solutions to customers around the globe.

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Chris Boone

Vice President, Head of Real World Data and Analytics Center of Excellence

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.

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Josh Brickman

Vice President of Business Strategy
Boston Bruins and TD Garden

Josh Brickman serves as Vice President of Business Strategy for the Boston Bruins and TD Garden, a role that he has held since 2016. Brickman is responsible for managing the business intelligence and strategic digital marketing for all revenue areas of Boston Bruins & TD Garden, which includes digital marketing, data solutions and a growing analytics group.

Brickman is known for his broad-based sports business strategy and research expertise, as well as his ability to find solutions to long-standing problems. In his role, he leads the company’s drive to a more connected TD Garden, by implementing various data solution platforms. Brickman and his team use data collected from a variety of sources to help better serve fans. Brickman’s expertise on applied analytics to drive bottom line revenue helps guide direction on consumer marketing, retention, sales strategy, CRM, as well as sales planning – all with an eye on toward keeping the Boston Bruins & TD Garden as an industry leader in digital trends and maximization.

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Ge “Gary” Cao

Vice President, Insight Analytics
U.S. Venture, Inc.

Mr. Ge “Gary” Cao is an executive leader in decision analytics strategies and implementation.  He has founded or built decision science teams in six companies in multiple industries: energy and automotive product distribution, retail and ecommerce, healthcare, financial services, and consumer marketing and risk analytics solutions.

Gary is Vice President of Insight and Analytics at U.S. Venture Inc. Previously, he was an executive leader and internal analytics start-up founder in data analytics and decision science at Express, Cardinal Health, Equifax, Anthem, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America.

Gary was an advisory board member of Data and Marketing Association’s Analytics Council (2006-2012), a contributor to “The Future of Direct Marketing” (2009), and Associate Editor of DMA Analytics Journal (2012).  He was a speaker and judge on Data Fest and career planning events at Tulane University, The Ohio State University, Miami University, and Peking University.

Gary is an advisor and former member of the Board of Directors at “naisA Global” (http://www.naisaglobal.org/), a national non-profit organization on mentoring programs for new leaders in Asian American community.  Gary was recognized as one of the “Top 100 under 50” Executive Leader in 2015 by Diversity MBA Magazine.  In addition to a Master’s degree in Technology Management from University of Pennsylvania, Gary holds an MBA from Tulane University, an MA in Economics from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Peking University.

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Michael Conlin

Chief Data Officer
US Department of Defense

As Chief Data Officer, DoD, Mr. Conlin is responsible for DoD-wide management, analytics, and governance of data, to meet the needs of DoD leaders for timely, reliable answers to critical business questions in support of the National Defense Strategy. As the Director of the OUDS, OCMO Data Insights Directorate, Conlin is driving the development of a Shared Service that enhances speed to insight by applying advanced analytics, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Conlin is a career technologist, with 20+ years of professional experience on five continents. He has served organizations in numerous industries, business domains, technical domains, and government functions. He helps C-level Executives refine their IT Strategies for Reform, business innovation and digital transformation.

Conlin has served high-tech firms and technology organizations in a range of roles from executive to individual performer. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded and participated in numerous start-ups.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Conlin lives in the Washington DC area with his wife and children. His avocations include: blacksmith; cook; enamellist, gaffer; goldsmith; lamp worker; lapidary; and poet.

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Tom Davenport

President’s Distinguished Professor, Babson College and Research Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, cofounder of the International Institute for Analytics, Fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics. He teaches analytics/big data and artificial intelligence courses in executive programs at Babson, Harvard Business School and School of Public Health, and MIT Sloan School. His most recent book is The AI Advantage: How to Put the Artificial Intelligence Revolution to Work from MIT Press. He wrote or edited nineteen other books and over 200 articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, The Financial Times, and many other publications. He has been named one of the top 25 consultants by Consulting News, one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry by Ziff-Davis, and one of the world’s top fifty business school professors by Fortune magazine. He is the most often cited researcher in the business information systems field in the world. He was also a “Top Voice” on LinkedIn in 2016 in the education industry and in 2018 for technology.

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Althea Davis

Former Chief Data Officer
ING Bank Challengers and Growth Markets

Althea is tri-lingual with a heart for adventure! She has lived in the Netherlands for almost 30 years and worked for some of the most prestigious Global Brands and Management Consultancies such as Levis Straus, Nike, and Accenture.

For the past 11 years, Althea started Chiavi BV, a management consultancy in the Netherlands where she has worked in the capacity of senior data strategist and advisor to organizations on Data Strategy, Data Governance, Data Architecture, Data Management Maturity, Analytics and Data Quality. She has held the role of Chief Data Officer five times. Throughout this time she provided data thought leadership to data leaders and data teams in financial services, government, and retail.

She has managed complex stakeholder landscape including external service providers, regulators and internal client stakeholders for firms such as ING Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, WUB Bank, NN Insurance, ABN AMRO Insurance, Atradius Insurance and the European Commission.

A regular speaker at CDO, CISO and AI events in London, Amsterdam, Dublin and Singapore, Althea completes her extensive profile with Portfolio Management expertise.

This Fulbright Alumni shows you how to put your data to work to achieve business results. She is a progressive CDO always pushing for professionalism and modernization for the practice and is a member of several associations and signature to manifestos for this purpose.  Her conviction and passion for raising the CDO bar is clearly demonstration in her advocacy for infonomics encouraging CDO’s to safeguard the health and wealth of information assets.

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Wayne Eckerson

Eckerson Group

Wayne W. Eckerson is an internationally recognized thought leader in business intelligence and analytics who thinks critically, writes clearly, and presents persuasively about complex topics. He is a sought-after consultant, noted speaker and bestselling author. Eckerson is founder and principal consultant at Eckerson Group, a research and consulting firm that helps business leaders use data and technology to drive better insights and actions. He can be reached at wayne@eckerson.com.

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Lisa Ehrlinger

Senior Researcher
Johannes Kepler University Linz and Software Competence Center Hagenberg

Lisa Ehrlinger is senior researcher at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria and at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH). At JKU, she conducts research about the automation of DQ measurement and teaches courses about information systems and data modeling. At SCCH, she leads a multi-firm project about “Secure Big Stream Data Processing”, where she applies findings from her scientific work and gets insight into companies needs with respect to data quality. Her research interests and publications cover the topics data quality, knowledge graphs, and information integration.

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Kimberly Essary

Deputy Director and Senior Counsel
Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics
U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Kimberly Essary serves as the Deputy Director and Senior Counsel of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (“OEDA”) at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Essary serves as the office’s legal expert and “alter ego” of the agency’s Chief Data Officer and OEDA Director.  She is currently serving as a Federal Data Fellow on the Administration’s Federal Data Strategy Team.  This core group of cross-discipline Federal data experts is developing and planning a government-wide data strategy sponsored by the Executive Office of the President to develop practices and action steps for the Federal Data Strategy as part of the President’s Management Agenda.

Ms. Essary joined the EEOC in 2009 where she served as the Chief of Staff to an EEOC Commissioner for eight years as well as a Senior Attorney Advisor to the Acting Chair of the Commission.  She has also previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards at the U.S. Department of Labor.  Prior to joining the federal government, Ms. Essary was an antitrust attorney at the international law firm Skadden Arps in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Essary holds a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor, with honor, from the University of Maryland School of Law.  Her bar memberships include the District of Columbia; Maryland; Missouri; Texas; and Virginia.  In June 2019 Ms. Essary will complete the senior executive level Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS) program at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Peter Geovanes

Head of Data Strategy, AI and Analytics
Winston & Strawn LLP

Peter Geovanes (JD/MBA) is a data scientist and business executive with over 25 years of experience. He provides a unique background that combines data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities along with business strategy, innovation, project management and management consulting skills.

Peter specializes in applying state-of-the-art analytics, business intelligence tools and modeling techniques to generate legal insights and improve firm performance. He leads Winston & Strawn’s Data Strategy & Analytics team with notable accomplishments across early case assessment, pricing & budgeting, business operations and forecasting.

Work Experience: Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Peter was a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal, a Director and Analytics Market Leader with PwC, a Principal for a regional consulting firm, a senior project manager for SPSS and proudly served as a commissioned Officer in the United States Navy.

Peter received his JD from Northwestern Ca University, his MBA from University of Phoenix and his B.S. from the University of Illinois (Urbana) and is based in the Chicago metro Area.

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Tom Henry

Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Schnuck Markets, Inc

Tom leads a 50+ person Data and Analytics business unit with the mission of constructing and maintaining a purpose-built information management environment, governed and utilized by teammates at all levels of the enterprise, where trusted and increasingly intelligent insights are produced.

His current focus is to help deliver on the corporate commitment to ‘Nourishing People’s Lives’ by producing intelligent, data driven operational workflows and personalized customer experiences.

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Matthew Kobe

Vice President of Business Strategy and Analytics
Chicago Bulls

In his fifth season with the Bulls, Matthew Kobe provides strategic and analytical support to all areas of the Bulls organization, seeking to better understand fans of the team in order to improve financial performance, enhance fan engagement, and optimize marketing efforts.  He also leads the development of the Bulls technical infrastructure required for the analytics team to scale operations and become a customer insight hub for the entire organization.  Prior to joining the Bulls, Matt worked at Deloitte Consulting within its Strategy practice focusing on pricing, promotion and revenue management for Consumer Goods companies.  He is a 2011 MBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) and a 2005 graduate of Indiana University, where he studied Finance and Operations.  Matt resides in Chicago with his wife, Amy, and two sons, Brendan and James.

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Dr. Stuart Madnick

John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technologies, Sloan School of Management
& Professor of Engineering Systems, School of Engineering
Founding Director of CYBERSECURITY AT MIT SLOAN: the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Dr Madnick’s involvement in cybersecurity research goes back to 1979, when he co-authored the book Computer Security. Currently, he heads MIT’s Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, ­aka (IC)3.

Dr Madnick holds a PhD in computer science from MIT and has been an MIT faculty member since 1972. He served as the head of MIT’s Information Technologies Group in the Sloan School of Management for more than 20 years. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 books, articles and reports. Besides cybersecurity, his other research interests include Big Data, semantic connectivity, database technology, software project management and the strategic use of information technology.

Dr Madnick has been active in the industry as a developer of IBM’s VM/370 operating system and Lockheed’s DIALOG system. He has served as a consultant to major corporations and has been the co-founder of five high-tech firms and currently operates the 14th century Langley Castle Hotel in England.

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Shirin Mojarad, Ph.D.

Lead Data Scientist
McGraw-Hill Education

Dr. Shirin Mojarad is currently a Lead Data Scientist at McGraw-Hill Education. She was formerly a senior analytics specialist in the Advanced Analytics team at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and a data mining consultant with a leading software company in predictive analytics.

She is an expert in navigating and deriving insight from large datasets and analyze behavioral patterns using advanced statistical modeling and data mining techniques. Shirin’s expertise lies in drawing causal inferences in observational studies and applying machine learning to the field of causal inference, which she has applied at McGraw-Hill Education and published in international conferences.

Shirin received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and her M.Sc. in Communications and Signal Processing from Newcastle University U.K., where she specialized in predictive modeling and artificial neural networks.
Shirin is the founder and leader of three Boston based Meetup groups including Women in Big Data, So You Want To Be A Data Scientist, and Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining.

She has led several workshops on Python, causal inference, and data mining in international conferences including Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, and Big Data Summit. She has been invited as the subject matter expert on several data and analytics panels including Harvard Big Data panel, Chief Analytics and Data Officer analytics roadmap and implementation panels.

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Dr. Arka Mukherjee

Founder and CEO
Global IDs, Inc.

Founder and CEO, Arka Mukherjee is an expert in global data management, with extensive experience in creating new technologies to assist business in the U.S. and around the world. Arka received a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry from Princeton University. Under his leadership, Global IDs has developed MDM and Data Governance products and solutions for Fortune 500 companies across multiple vertical industries. Prior to Global IDs, as a principle of IBM Global Services, he was the practice leader in business intelligence services and was responsible for growing this e-business practice.

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Jennifer Park

Director of Certification & Community
What Works Cities

Jennifer Park is the Director of Certification and Community for What Works Cities, a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative. She launched the Certification program, the first-ever national standard of excellence for well-managed, data-driven local government that helps cities benchmark their progress and develop a roadmap for using data to drive effective change and deliver results for residents. Previously, she was at Echoing Green, a global nonprofit providing early-seed funding, fellowship, and strategic support to social entrepreneurs. She supported the implementation of the Work on Purpose program, which was awarded the 2014 AshokaU’s Cordes Innovation Award. Prior to Echoing Green, she worked for Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Organizing for Action and started her career in research at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Jenn attended the University of Southern California and Villanova University.

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Mark Ramsey, Ph.D.

SVP, R&D Chief Data & Analytics Officer

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.

Mark is the R&D Chief Data & Analytics Officer for GSK.  He leads the Data & Computational Sciences team responsible for the transformation of R&D through the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics on internal and external data to drive data-driven decision making.  Mark led the development of the R&D Information Platform which serves as the foundation of the data strategy.  Integrating an ecosystem of nearly two dozen technologies, RDIP provides a production, large scale environment to support data consolidation, rationalization, and analytics on complex data ranging from genetics to bioassays.  Mark has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Innovators in data & analytics.

Prior to GSK, Dr. Ramsey was the first Chief Data Officer (CDO) for Samsung Mobile, reporting directly to the President.  He was responsible for enterprise-wide governance and utilization of information as an asset, through data consolidation, business intelligence, big data, and advanced data mining.  Prior to Samsung, he 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 management 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 his role as an inventor in over 50 patent filings which resulted in the issuance of 29 patents focused on business intelligence and business analytics.

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Dr. Prakriteswar Santikary

Vice President, Global Chief Data Officer

Dr. Santikary is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years of experience across a variety of business, architecture and technology domains, encompassing modern data architecture, distributed computing, cloud computing, big data architecture, advanced analytics, business intelligence, and data science. His business domain experience covers several industries including clinical research, pharmaceutical, e-commerce, banking, financial and energy sectors.

In his current role as Chief Data Officer at ERT, a global data and technology company supporting clinical trials for bio pharmaceutical, medical device and bio technology companies, Dr. Santikary leads the vision, strategy and execution of ERT’s global data and platform architecture, including cloud architecture, data science, data governance and master data management. His data office focuses on building innovative data products with three big goals in mind – additional revenue through new product offerings, cost savings through efficiency gain, automation and technology consolidation, and risk mitigation to clinical trials by allowing our customers a consolidated real time view of the trials and their potential risks using predictive modeling, thereby reducing cost overrun of a clinical trial and accelerating time to market of life savings drugs, therapies and procedures for millions of patients.

Before joining ERT, Dr. Santikary held various technology executive roles, including serving as Head of Data Engineering and Director of Engineering at eBay; VP of Engineering at Zeta Global; Chief Architect and Technologist at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals; Director of Data Science and Engineering at EnerNOC; Chief Data Scientist at PNC Financial and Research Scientist at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

A thought leader and a data evangelist, Dr. Santikary has been a frequent speaker and thought leader at conferences, summits and meet-ups on advanced software architecture and emerging computer science topics including artificial intelligence, big data platform and machine learning.

Dr. Santikary earned his PhD in Computer Simulations from Indian Institute of Science (I.I.Sc), Bangalore, India, and published several research papers in peer-reviewed journals as part of his doctoral and post-doctoral research work. He is also the recipient of several national and international research fellowships, including a doctoral fellowship from I.I.Sc, a post-doctoral fellowship from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and an advanced research fellowship from The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India.

During his leisure time, Dr. Santikary enjoys listening to music and practicing yoga.

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Michael Stonebraker

Co-Founder & CTO

Michael Stonebraker has been a pioneer of database research and technology for more than 40 years, and is the author of scores of papers in this area. Before joining CSAIL in 2001, he was a professor of computer science at the University of California Berkeley for 29 years. While at Berkeley, he was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS; the object-relational DBMS POSTGRES; and the federated data system Mariposa. After joining MIT, he was the principal architect of C-Store (a column store commercialized by Vertica), H-Store, a main memory OLTP engine (commercialized by VoltDB), and SciDB (an array engine commercialized by Paradigm4). In addition, he has started three other companies in the big data space, including Tamr, oriented toward scalable data integration. He also co-founded the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data, based at MIT CSAIL.

JoAnn Stonier

Chief Data Officer

JoAnn Stonier is the Chief Data Officer for Mastercard, where she is responsible for the enterprise data strategy and management, including identifying and mitigating data risks across the company, as well as influencing data-driven products, overseeing data policy and governance.  She advises executive management on a broad range of complex data policy and regulatory issues.    Prior to her current position, Ms. Stonier established the first Privacy Office for Mastercard in 2008, and developed the organization’s Information Governance program beginning in 2013.  Prior to joining Mastercard, Ms. Stonier was the Chief Privacy Officer for American Express Company.

JoAnn is a recognized data and privacy expert and is sought after for her innovative and practical approach to solving problems in the digital age.  In 2018 she assisted in the creation and launch of Trūata, an Irish data trust enterprise, formed to ensure anonymization compliance with the EU-General Data Protection Regulation. She currently serves on their board.  In addition to the Trūata board of directors, she currently advises a broad range of industry and policy groups regarding data innovation and privacy including:  the United Nations Global Privacy Advisory Group; the World Economic Forum’s Data Driven Development Steering Committee; and the Board of Directors of the Information Accountability Foundation.  She is also a Board Advisor for Hope for the Warriors, a non-for-profit organization that assists U.S. military personnel and their families.   She has served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals from (2013-2018) and served on the Executive Committee in multiple roles including Chairman in 2017. For her data thought leadership, Ms. Stonier has been recognized by the Information Governance Initiative as the Chief Information Governance Officer of 2015 and in 2011 she was named as an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow.

Ms. Stonier received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University in Queens, and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College.  Ms. Stonier is a lawyer and holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey.

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Steve Wanamaker

Founder and CEO

Steve Wanamaker is the Founder and CEO of ComSpark. The goal of ComSpark is to champion technology through media properties and technology events the company produces in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Louisville, Indianapolis, and Boston. ComSpark also produces print and digital publications, and is excited to add the Chief Data Officer Magazine in partnership with MIT Chief Data Officer Information Quality (MIT CDOIQ) Symposium as the company’s newest title in the fall of 2019. The publication will be available in print and digital format.

As a lifelong entrepreneur, Wanamaker founded Inspire Magazine, which he sold to Gannett in 2004 when he was 34 years old, and was recognized with the 40 Under 40 Award. As a Fortune 500 Company, Gannett is a leading global media organization that owns media properties such as USA Today. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he was a member of the ROTC program. Upon graduation, he received his commission as an officer in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of captain. His current board involvements include the UC Health West Chester Hospital President’s Advisory Board, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, the FC Cincinnati Foundation (America’s newest Major League Soccer team), and JDRF, and is excited to participate in the MIT CDOIQ symposium as a strategic media partner. Lastly, he is also the recipient of  the 2019 West Chester – Liberty Chamber Alliance Businessperson of the Year Award, which is the organization’s most prestigious award given to recognize leadership and community impact. He has been happily married for 21 years, has three children and calls Cincinnati, Ohio home. ComSpark is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lead Tribune Media Group. Follow ComSpark.tech to hear stories from C-level technology executives and national and regional technlogy news.

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Jiashen You

Director, Information and Data Access Division
Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Jiashen joined the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) headquarters in August 2018. He coordinates EEOC’s Data Governance Board meetings and is the primary contact for internal and external stakeholders on issues related to data policy, access, and quality.

Jiashen previously worked at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Policy. He led a team that oversaw a broad range of immigration enforcement data products. Prior to DHS, Jiashen’s federal tenure included Department of Transportation and Census Bureau, where his research areas were small area estimation and statistical disclosure limitation.

Jiashen holds a B.S. in computer science and mathematics from University of Hawaii. He earned a Ph.D. in Statistics and an M.A. in Mathematics from UCLA.  Jiashen is an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Statistics at George Washington University.

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