Keynote Speakers
Tom DavenportTom Davenport, President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College; International Institute for Analytics, Co-Founder  Tom Davenport is a Fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics. He teaches analytics/big data in executive programs at Babson, Harvard Business School and School of Public Health, and MIT Sloan School. Davenport pioneered the concept of “competing on analytics” with his best-selling 2006 Harvard Business Review article and 2007 book. His most recent book (with Julia Kirby) is Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines. He wrote or edited seventeen other books and over 100 articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, The Financial Times, and many other publications. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal. 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.
 Speakers and Session Chairs
Lynda M. Applegate, Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration, Faculty Chair Executive Education Programs for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, Harvard Business School  Lynda M. Applegate is the Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration at HBS and Chair of the HBS Executive Education Portfolio for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs, which includes the school’s flagship Owner President Management (OPM) program, its Launching New Ventures and Private Equity/Venture Capital programs, and its newly launched Global Immersions for Business Owners. Since joining the HBS faculty in the 1980s, Lynda has held a variety of leadership positions, including serving as the head of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Co-Chair of the MBA program, Chair of Field Based Learning and as a member of the HBS Technology Board and Academic Technology Advisory Board. She has also held a number of Harvard University leadership positions, including serving as the Co-Chair of the Harvard Policy Group on Networked Government Services and on the on the Harvard University Technology Advisory Board.  Prior to joining the HBS faculty, Lynda was on the faculty of the University of Michigan, University of Washington and University of Arizona. In addition to her academic positions, Lynda also held a variety of leadership positions in the health care industry.
Peter AnlyanPeter Anlyan, Co-Chair, 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.
Randy Bean, CEO and Managing Partner, NewVantage Partners  Randy Bean is CEO and managing partner of NewVantage Partners.  He is a recognized industry thought-leader, business innovator, and successful line executive. Randy writes a monthly column on Big Data for the Wall Street Journal, and is a contributor to MIT Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review.  Prior to co-founding NewVantage in 2001, Randy was a founding executive at Wheelhouse, a Kleiner Perkins backed CRM firm, Chief Marketing Officer at Veridiem, a Northbridge backed CRM firm, and senior vice president at Harte-Hanks, a pioneer in database marketing and CRM, where he was a member of the operating committee during a ten-year tenure.   He began his career at Bank of Boston, where he held positions in the Information Technology and Strategic Planning organizations.  Randy holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Benjamin Beckmann, Lead Scientist in the Complex Systems Engineering Lab, GE Global Research  Dr. Beckmann is a Lead Scientist in the Complex Systems Engineering Lab at the GE Global Research.  His research is in the areas of evolutionary computation, cloud computing, crowdsourcing, self-organizations, and artificial life are motivated by a desire to understand interactions among individual entities in complex virtual, cyber-physical, and social systems. Dr. Beckmann has established a strong track record with a steady flow of publications ranging from the evolution of quorum sensing in self-replicating computer programs to adaptive logic for balancing of non-functional tradeoffs during system reconfiguration. His research has focused on evolutionary pressures to form communities and mold behavior. He has been an active contributor to open-source software platforms (including Avida, VehicleForge, and Digital Manufacturing Commons) that support his research. His research has led to more than twenty-five refereed publications and $14 million in federal funding.  His work has been the focus of articles in The New York Times, New Scientist, and The Wall Street Journal.
Ben Beeson, Cyber Risk Practice Leader, Lockton Companies  Ben leads the Cyber Risk Practice at Lockton Companies, the world’s largest privately held insurance brokerage. Ben guides boards of directors and executive leadership on how best to mitigate emerging cyber risks to mission critical assets that aligns with the business strategy. His experience ranges from addressing data security and privacy liability to companies in the utility, financial, healthcare, retail, and hospitality industries, to risks from a cyber attack to the energy, transportation, and manufacturing sectors. Ben continues to be involved in the development of US Cybersecurity policy having testified before Congress in 2015 on the evolving cyber insurance market, his support in the development and roll out of the NIST framework and through his membership of Business Executives for National Security, (BENS).  Ben is a regular author and commentator on Cybersecurity issues with recent appearances on CNN and Fox News and his chapter contribution to the NYSE’s first definitive Cybersecurity guide for Directors and Officers entitled “Navigating The Digital Age.”
Charles Boicey, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Chief Innovation Officer, Clearsense  Charles is the Chief Innovation Officer for Clearsense, a healthcare analytics organization specializing in bringing “Big Data” technologies to healthcare. Prior to Clearsense Charles was the Enterprise Analytics Architect for Stony Brook Medicine. In his role he is developed the analytics infrastructure to serve the clinical, operational, quality and research needs of the organization. He was a founding member of the team that developed the Health and Human Services award winning application “NowTrending” to assist in the early detection of disease outbreaks utilizing social media feeds. Charles holds a MS in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and is the Immediate President of the American Nursing Informatics Association.
John Bottega, Senior Advisor – Chief Data Officer Forum | Data Management Practice, EDM Council; and Principal, Data Management Advisory Services, LLC  John Bottega is a senior strategy and data management executive with more than 30 years of experience in the industry.  Over his career, John has held various positions in supporting a firm’s data management functions.  From 2006 to 2014, John held the title of Chief Data Office in both the private and public sectors, serving as CDO for Citi and Bank of America, and holding the post of CDO for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Today, John is the Principal and Managing Member of his own consulting firm, Data Management Advisory Services, LLC, and is Senior Advisor & Consultant for the Enterprise Data Management Council, responsible for the Council’s CDO Forum and Data Management Best Practices Program.  As the former Chief Data Officer at Bank of America, John was responsible for driving the enterprise data management strategy.  This included championing the data management policy and standards, establishing and operationalizing data governance, working with technology to define the data platform, infrastructure and tool simplification, and supporting the bank’s data scientist team in their efforts to drive improved information analytics.  As the Chief Data Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), John worked with domestic and foreign regulators on financial sector data management and data quality.  While at FRBNY, John led the effort to define and establish the LEI (Legal Entity Identifier), a global information standard for unique entity identification, key to enabling and strengthening systemic risk analysis in support of global financial stability.  John also served as a Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR), an agency established by the Dodd-Frank Act within the US Department of the Treasury, responsible for the analysis and monitoring of industry-wide systemic risk.  As Chief Data Officer for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Banking John defined their data management improvement strategy and roadmap. He led an effort that reduced the bank’s BASEL capital risk exposure through improved data quality initiatives, resulting in significant bottom line savings to the firm.  John has been a frequent speaker for over 15 years at industry conferences and industry symposiums.  He is currently a member of the Executive Advisory Board of NewVantage Partners, a member of the Wall Street & Technology Reader Advisory Board, and is a member of the Board of Directors of ACTUS, a non-for-profit association focused on the improvement of systemic risk monitoring and financial market transparency.
Martin Brunswick, Chief Data Office, Voxent  Martin Brunswick is Chief Data Office with Voxent, a healthcare technology services not-for-profit and the nation’s largest aggregator of Planned Parenthood clinical and operational data, capturing over 80% of all Planned Parenthood services data.  Martin has over 20 years of experience on healthcare information technology, analytics, health economics, and prospective and value-based payment systems.   Prior to joining Voxent, Martin was Senior Advisor for Strategic Markets at InterSystems, focusing his efforts in expanding and aligning value from Health Information Exchange and Analytics technologies is service of Healthcare Payer organizations. He also served as InterSystems’ Product Manager for HealthShare Active Analytics (now Health Insight), Director of Analytics and e-Business at Network Health, the third highest ranked Medicaid Health Plan, building strong analytics, reporting and EDI teams and infrastructure, and developing shared systems and workflows to support both payers and providers moving toward value-based contracting.  Other positions include roles analytical and technical roles with payer analytics solutions software vendors, EDI service providers, and in healthcare public policy research and payment design.
Joe CasertaJoe Caserta, President, Caserta Concepts  Joe Caserta is a celebrated 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 company 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), contributor to industry publications, frequent speaker and expert panelist at industry conferences and events and guest lecturer at colleges and universities. 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.
Ingrid CenturionIngrid Centurion, Founder & CEO, Centurion Technologies Consulting  Centurion Technologies Consulting is a management consulting firm that assists emerging technology and software company’s with growth, strategy, engagements, and operations improvement. Centurion partners with clients from private, public, and non-profit sectors to identify their most critical challenges and provides innovative cost effective solutions. Centurion brings a track record of nearly two decades in leadership and high technology. Prior to retiring from the US ARMY, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Centurion supported large-scale joint operations with the Department of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Agencies along all the US Borders. She developed the Science and Technology Campaign Plan for Joint Task Force North and led the most successful and effective Aerial Reconnaissance Capability in support of US Customs and Border Protection in Joint Task Force North’s history. She served 20 years of active service in the United States Army as an Army Aviator conducting Joint Operations. She is a strategic planner, motivational speaker and understands execution – getting results. She focuses on software tools and applications at the enterprise level. She has extensive experience with various software products and services capabilities that drive results and increase growth for the enterprise. She is the First Region Communications Officer for the Association of the United States Army and is actively involved in the community supporting Veterans.
Ramon Chen, Chief Marketing Officer, Reltio  Ramon Chen is the Chief Marketing Officer at Reltio. He leads the marketing and product management teams on a mission to help companies “be right faster”, through Reltio’s modern data management, and data-driven applications in the cloud. With 25 years worth of experience in roles as a software architect, product manager, marketer, sales and business development, he brings an evolutionary perspective across data management, big data, and applications. He’s an alumni of 8 companies, all of which have either IPOed or been acquired, including Evolve Software, GoldenGate Software, Siperian and Veeva Systems. He’s a frequent contributor to industry publications and regular speaker and panelists at events.
Stan Christiaens, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Collibra  Stan is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Collibra. He leads the global product organization, and is responsible for product management, product design, and user experience. He also leads Collibra University, delivering education and training in data governance. His passion for data comes from his experience as a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, where he focused on the application of semantics. When not speaking to customers and to audiences around the globe, Stan can be found in New York City.
Barbara Cohn, Chief Data Officer, New York State  Barbara Cohn serves as New York State’s first Chief Data Officer.  An expert in public policy, Barbara has over twenty years of public sector experience in leadership roles in state and local government. In 2016, Barbara was recognized as one of Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, & Drivers. She has an extensive background in advancing the utilization of data as a strategic asset with the objective of turning raw data into actionable knowledge; cultivating collaboration between business and IT within and across organizations; developing governance policies and standards; and facilitating interoperability.  As CDO, Barbara leads New York State’s Open Data initiative.  A Quality by Design Open Data portal, Open NY enriches raw content with context to maximize understanding, analytics, reuse, and value.  Barbara is author of the Law Journal article, Data Governance: A Quality Imperative in the Era of Big Data, Open Data, and Beyond (Winter 2015).  Prior to serving as NYS Chief Data Officer, Barbara worked for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services.  During her tenure, she advanced implementation of HHS Connect, an interagency data exchange initiative breaking down information silos to optimize client care and outcomes. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and a Juris Doctor degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School.
Ralph DiCicco, Acquisition Chief Information Officer (CIO), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force  Ralph is in charge of developing architecture, data strategy, systems migration plan, and a portfolio management process for the acquisition domain, which is part of the Air Force enterprise architecture. He spent 25 years on active duty in the Air Force and retired as a colonel in April 2006. As an Air Force officer, he served as an acquisition program manager, test manager, and in various staff positions involved in planning, resource allocation, and congressional appropriations liaison. He joined Federal service as an Air Force Civilian in 2006 and served as acting director of the Air Force Acquisition Center of Excellence as well as program manager of a Major Automated Information Systems.
Sam Edelstein, Chief Data Officer, City of Syracuse, New York  Sam Edelstein is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Syracuse, New York. He also spends time working on the City’s Innovation Team. In his time with the city, Sam has worked to ensure that data is used as an asset in the decision making process about the many different aspects of work that are completed each day. Specifically, working with data related to infrastructure has led to evidence-based methods for planning preventative maintenance work on roads and water mains. Analyzing budget data has also identified opportunities to allocate resources for capital projects. Going forward, Sam is focusing on how open data can play a role in improving city processes. Previously, Sam worked for Syracuse University and created processes for collecting and analyzing data so the university could better connect with its alumni. Sam holds an MS in Information Management from the School of Information Studies from Syracuse University and a BA in Economics and Policy Studies from Syracuse University.
Natalie Evans Harris, Senior Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)  Natalie is a Senior Policy Advisor with OSTP’s Chief Technology Office at the White House, where she focuses on helping Federal agencies advance adoption of data practices and strengthen their capacity for hiring, training, and leveraging data talent.  Just prior to joining OSTP, she was a Brookings Fellows in Senator Cory A. Booker’s (NJ) as his cybersecurity and governmental affairs Legislative Aide.  Natalie also has 15 years of technical and leadership experience working for the National Security Agency (NSA) as a systems engineer, program manager, and most recently as Deputy Chief of an analytics development center which created the foundation for NSA’s Data Science Development Program.  She holds an MPA from George Washington University, a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Sociology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Kevin Garrison, Principal Director and Director of Analytics, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Business Process and Systems Review  Mr. Kevin Garrison serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) Principal Director, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Business Process and Systems Review (DCIO(BPSR)). The organization’s permanent function is to conduct the business process and Information Technology (IT) systems reviews directed by the Deputy Secretary of Defense in July 2014. With more than 30 years combined Federal Service and defense contractor experience, Mr. Garrison leads the efforts to build a DoD business data analytical environment and engages with key stakeholders across the Department to identify IT systems and provide analysis for cost saving opportunities. His leadership drives an informed decision-making model based on a repeatable data analysis methodology, including processes for data collection and enrichment, IT spending segmentation, and industry benchmarking comparisons. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Garrison served as the Deputy Director of Information Enterprise Governance with a portfolio including Office of Management and Budget (OMB) initiatives, IT Portfolio and Inventory Management, and Acquisition Oversight. He was the lead action officer for PortfolioStat, TechStat, Shared Service, and CIO Ratings on the Federal IT Dashboard. As the requirements manager for the Department’s IT systems inventory, he implemented several initiatives that provided greatly improved visibility for technical and financial matters related to IT. Mr. Garrison was also responsible for significant activities regarding Defense Business Systems, including development of the IT portion of the Strategic Management Plan, the Enterprise IT Infrastructure Functional Strategy, and improvements to policy guidance to refine granularity in identifying IT systems performing business functions. Mr. Garrison spent 12 years as a defense contractor supporting the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence, ASD (Networks and Information Integration), Army CIO/G6, Army G3 LANDWARNET, Wounded Warrior, and the Federal Voting Assistance Program. He supported the Year 2000 Program Office and managed reporting to OMB, GAO, and DODIG, as well as, the plan for distribution of the $2.2B supplemental appropriation. He later supported the development and management of the DoD IT Portfolio Repository, IT Portfolio Management, and FISMA E-Gov, and Privacy Impact Assessment reporting. In the Army CIO/G6 he managed the Army Knowledge Management Goal 1 Waiver process and improvements to the Army Portfolio Management System. In Army G3/LANDWARNET he drove implementation of the initial Capability Portfolio Reviews for IT. Mr. Garrison is a retired US Army officer and a graduate of the US Air Force Academy (BS Astronautical Engineering). He is also Acquisition Certified at Level III for IT and Level I for Program Management, and is a member of IEEE and ACM.
Jim GilliganJim Gilligan, President and C.E.O., Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada  Jim Gilligan is the President and C.E.O. of Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada, which is based in Moncton, New Brunswick.  In this position, he is responsible for executive and operational management of the company. He is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and Governance and Compensation Committee. He also serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Committee of Assuris, The Canadian Life and Health Compensation Corporation and is the Chair of its Committee on Industry Risk. Mr. Gilligan holds a B.S. in Economics from Villanova University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Additionally, he served as a Supply Corps officer in the U.S. Navy. 
Paul GillinPaul 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.
Margaret H. Graves, Acting Deputy Federal CIO, White House Office of Management and Budget  Margaret H. Graves is Acting Deputy Federal CIO for the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer at the White House Office of Management and Budget. The Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer drives value in Federal IT, delivers world-class digital services, protects Federal IT assets and information, and develops the next generation IT workforce. In her role, Margaret works to improve the way Government delivers results and technology services to the public. Previously, Margaret served as the Deputy CIO at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the Deputy CIO, she oversaw an IT portfolio of $5.4 billion in programs. In addition, she managed the operations of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, covering the functional areas of Applied Technology, Enterprise Architecture, Data Management, IT Security, Infrastructure Operations, IT Accessibility, Budget and Acquisition. Prior to her selection as Deputy CIO, Margaret was the Executive Director of the Enterprise Business Management Office within the DHS Office of the CIO. She developed and executed IT Portfolio strategies in alignment with the DHS Enterprise Architecture and established business processes for Capital Planning and Investment Control, departmental IT budget reviews and acquisition reviews. She also served as the Deputy Program manager for the Border and Transportation Security IT Integration Program. This program established the business case and the operational foundation for the current Infrastructure Transformation Program, which is the DHS roadmap for consolidating and securing the IT Infrastructure including networks, data centers, e-mail, wireless services, desktop services, and help desk services. Margaret has 20 years of experience in the management consulting industry, where she held executive positions and also performed consulting engagements for clients. She has experience in the areas of systems engineering, business process reengineering, strategic planning, financial management, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital planning. She worked for several firms in the National Capital Region such as Technology Applications, Inc., Advanced Technology, Inc., and Planning and Research Corporation. She dedicated 10 years with A.T. Kearney, Inc. working for clients in the chemical, utility and medical services industries, as well as holding positions in financial and administrative management. She holds a M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia.
Dan Green, Senior Analyst, US Navy / SPAWAR  Dan Green is a senior analyst specializing in maritime issues.  Over the past several years he has been a member of the Secretary of the Navy’s Innovation Task Force, served as the Director of the Joint Advanced Manufacturing Region, co-founded the Navy Data Sciences Team and was the Department of Defense Technical Director for the Universal Core Interagency Information Sharing Initiative. Dan’s current research focuses on the 4th Industrial Revolution and its implications for economic security and national industrial preparedness.
HahnPicLaura Hahn, Senior Data Governance Consultant, TD Ameritrade  Laura Hahn is currently the product manager for Master Data Management (including Client Master) and Data Quality services within the firm. She also coaches and facilitates cross-functional teams of business leaders in setting data policy, establishing data quality standards, managing data assets, and identifying win-win solutions to data problems. Prior to her current position, Laura held several roles at Target Corporation within the Target.com eCommerce business. After holding Accounting positions and supporting large financial data initiatives, she managed a comprehensive eCommerce datawarehouse and the related business intelligence team. Laura drove the vision of establishing a distinct data management team, and under her leadership, the new team provided centralized data quality, data solutions, and data governance services across all eCommerce data, including operational, transactional, item/product, clickstream, and financial/metrics. She was a collaborative thought leader at Target in how to manage shared data assets and implement key industry practices and concepts. Laura has a BA in Accounting from Augsburg College and has previously been an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Andrew Hickman, Vice President of Applied Research, Experian DataLabs  Andrew Hickman is Vice President of Applied Research for Experian DataLabs.  His role is to search out and develop new product opportunities by applying the DataLabs’ leading-edge analytics to combinations of Experian’s data assets with client and third party data in order to solve our clients’ most challenging problems.  Within that framework, he focuses particularly on opportunities in commercial credit risk, healthcare, telecommunications and media, wealth management and capital markets. Andy has over 20 years of experience in management consulting, software development and capital markets.  He was head of Research & Development for ERisk, a start-up financial services risk management software and consulting firm spun off from Oliver, Wyman & Company, where he had worked previously in the Risk Practice and as a charter member of the Research & Development group.  Interspersed along the way, Andy’s capital markets experience includes risk management for a multi-strategy hedge fund, modeling long-term potential exposures for a structured financial derivatives trading desk, and designing and facilitating the issuance of catastrophe bonds for insurers.
Todd Hinton, Vice President of Product Strategy, RedPoint Global Inc.  Todd Hinton is the vice president of product strategy at RedPoint Global, a leading provider of data management and customer engagement software. Todd brings over two decades of product management and executive leadership to the company, providing strategic direction for RedPoint’s data management products, including RedPoint Data Management for Hadoop. Prior to joining RedPoint, Todd served as executive vice president for Bernard Data Solutions, where he was responsible for the overall technology direction of the company’s CRM SaaS application serving the nonprofit industry. Todd specializes in data quality and the creation of building high-performance database applications capable of querying vast amounts of data in high-volume environments. Follow Todd @toddondata.
Mark I. Johnson, Strategic Data Management and Analytics Executive Leader, Fusion Alliance  Mark I. Johnson is the Strategic Data Management and Analytics Executive Leader at Fusion Alliance.  Mr. Johnson is a former Software Developer, Entrepreneur, and Business Executive from the Silicon Valley technology industry.  He has been focused on Strategic Data Management and Analytics for over 30 years.
Dr. Mike Kelly, PhD, PMP, Chief Data Officer, University of South Carolina  Dr. Mike Kelly serves as the University of South Carolina system’s first Chief Data Officer, leading adaptation of the CDO role from business and industry. He heads data governance efforts to improve the availability and accuracy of data for making decisions that advance the mission, goals, and strategic priorities of the university’s eight campuses and Palmetto College. Mike is charged with managing a data governance framework that addresses data stewardship, standards, quality & integrity, identity & access management, as well as decision support. Mike holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
David Kiron, Executive Editor, MIT Sloan Management Review  David Kiron is the executive editor of MIT Sloan Management Review where he directs The Big Ideas Initiative, a research and content development program that examines cross-industry, macro-trends that are transforming the practice of management. Dr. Kiron has co-edited two books on economics, co-authored 20+ journal articles and research reports on management issues related to analytics, sustainability and digital technology, and written 50+ Harvard Business School case studies.  He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.
Eugene (Gene) Kolker, PhD, VP & CDO of Global Technology Services, IBM  Recently Eugene Kolker became the Vice President and Chief Data Officer at Global Technology Services (GTS), the largest business unit of IBM Corp. Eugene’s mission is to leverage data and analytics as strategic business assets of GTS and IBM for data-enabled, better-informed decisions and execution. Eugene has 27 years of experience in multi-disciplinary data analysis, advanced analytics, and informatics and 17 years of experience in management, business, and community development. Prior to IBM, Gene was Chief Data Officer (CDO) at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH). At SCH, he created and led the CDO Analytics Program, which focused on leveraging complex data through analytics and informatics to improve safety, clinical and business outcomes, and customer services, reduce cost, and drive innovation. In turn, this will provide high quality care for consumers with the most effective use of resources and enable healthcare transformation. Previously, Eugene was the Founder and President of BIATECH Informatics Innovation Center, which was acquired by SCH. He has over 130 publications in 40 different journals and served as the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of the journals “Big Data” and “OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology”. Also Dr. Kolker serves as Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University, Boston and Affiliate Professor at University of Washington, Seattle and New York University, NYC. In April 2015, Eugene was honored by the HIMSS members to be one of the top three “Innovators” in their HIT Awards, which recognize industry leaders improving healthcare through technology. In May 2015, he was named one of the “Top 16 data-driven geeks to watch” by HIMSS. In June 2015, one of his papers on integrative analysis of personal biomedical data won the first price in the Metabolites Best Papers Award. In October 2015, Eugene was placed into “Top 25 Chief Data Officers” by LinkedIn.
Mark KrzyskoMark 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.
Doug LaneyDoug Laney, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Information Innovation and Strategy, Gartner  Doug Laney is a Gartner analyst leading the firm’s research on information innovation and strategy. He is an accomplished practitioner, author and executive advisor on information management, analytics, Big Data, data monetization and information governance best practices, and has provided training and consulting to numerous CDOs. Doug originated the field of infonomics, developing methods to measure information’s economic value and apply asset management practices to information itself. He lectures on infonomics and related topics topics at leading business schools. Doug also is on the IBM Watson go-to-market advisory council, the University of Illinois Department of Accountancy advisory board, and is a contributing writer for Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Doug lives outside Chicago where he enjoys competitive tennis and not-so-competitive golf.
Barbara Latulippe, Chief Data Governance Officer, EMC  Barbara Latulippe, EMC, Chief Data Governance Officer, has worked over two decades across healthcare and high tech industries providing expertise in the areas of Data Management, MDM, Governance, Data Quality, Data Science as a Service and most recently Big Data Governance.  Her broad experience in both technology and business processes help drive strategic change and organizational transformation.  Barbara’s approach of “actionable data governance” leverages information assets based on a value consumption model resulting in prescriptive insights focused on the total customer experience. Barbara is a recognized industry thought leader for her achievements in Governance, Data Quality and MDM innovations well as her ability to lead organizations helping them build out their information governance programs based on business value.   She has recently been named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016,  Information Management’s Top 25 of 2010 and Laureate of the coveted Computer World Honors Program for data quality and governance. In her current role at EMC supporting the Total Customer Experience team, she continues her passion to drive quality, innovation and continuous improvement to accelerate the value of information assets in operations and the big data lake.  #TCEDATADIVA
Ronald Layne, Manager, Data Quality and Governance, George Washington University  Ronald Layne serves as the Manager of Data Quality and Data Governance at George Washington University where he works closely with both information technology and business (e.g., data stewards) on establishing and ensuring adherence to the university data governance policies, standards and processes. Prior to joining George Washington, Ronald worked for Time Warner Cable as the Director of Metrics and Reporting. Ronald holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from George Mason University.
Daniel LeBeau CIO, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)  After earning a doctorate in physics, Daniel LeBeau started climbing the career ladder at Euratom before being appointed IT manager for Kraft Foods’ Belgian plants in 1991. He went on to become Vice President Management and Information Systems of GSK Biologicals in 2000. Between 2001 and 2009, virtually quadrupling its revenue, GSK Bio slashed about one hundred applications, reduced the number of operating systems, rolled out SAP across the board and cut its IT costs down to 5,000 euro per employee and per annum. His leitmotivs? Extreme decomplexification (less is more); far-reaching integration, as the interface is the cancer of IT; optimisation of assets (run IT as a factory); and quality at all costs. He claims to be very sensitive to long-term recurrent costs and prefers ‘a short project that is delayed rather than a long project that is on time’.
YangLeeDr. Yang Lee, Group Coordinator, 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.
Gene Leganza, Vice President, Research Director, Forrester Research, Inc.  Gene Leganza leads a team of analysts that provides research and advisory services that address the needs of Customer Insights and Enterprise Architecture professionals. His team focuses on data management and governance strategies and technologies as well as building and optimizing the insights-driven enterprise. Previously, Gene was a senior analyst on the Enterprise Architecture team, focusing on information strategy and architecture with a particular concentration on the insights-driven cultures and their impact on business processes, organizational structures, and technology strategy. He continues to help clients address their information strategy needs and navigate the data management technology and services landscape. Gene has more than 30 years of IT experience, including enterprise architecture planning, infrastructure architecture, IT management, performance management, capacity planning, product strategy, and application development. Gene came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, he was director of infrastructure architecture and capacity planning at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston. Previously, he held senior IT positions at First Data Corporation and Fidelity Investments and development and marketing management positions at leading software firms.
Justin Litz, Global Vice President Enterprise Data Management, SAP  Justin Litz is a Global Vice President Enterprise Data Management at SAP. Justin has responsibility for the SAP Global Enterprise Account Data Management practice which includes data strategy, process, and data governance. Justin has over 15 years of experience helping businesses grow their information management and data governance competency. His work includes building the first data warehouse at Home Depot Supply, implementation of a corporate data cleansing and management practice supporting a new ERP deployment for a $+1 Billion distributor as well as the business lead to evolve the Data Management practice within SAP. He has extensive experience in implementing enterprise solutions both in data management and business intelligence.
Afshin Lotfi, Vice President of North America, Ataccama Corp.  Afshin Lotfi oversees all Ataccama’s North American operations and sales. He supports Ataccama clients by leveraging his extensive experience delivering large scale Information Management solutions, and facilitates the establishment of comprehensive and strategic Data Quality and MDM strategies for leading companies in the Financial Services, Telco, Retail, and Government sectors. Afshin holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Toronto.
Robert LuttonRobert 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.
Dr. Stuart Madnick, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; The John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technologies, Sloan School of Management; & Professor of Engineering Systems, School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  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 President, Noetic Partners  Justin Magruder is the founder and CEO of Noetic Partners, a technology services company.  He is an accomplished executive, with proven success in the financial services sector and expertise in product, pricing and customer data management.  He has extensive knowledge of tools, processes and concepts required for enterprise data management and governance, reference data architectures, STP, and advanced analytics for investment management and decision supportJustin founded Noetic Partners in 2008 to help his clients unlock the value in their data and solve their toughest information management problems. He developed the Noetic Master Model using the skill and experience he had gained from more than a decade designing and building solutions for major Wall Street firms.  Prior to founding Noetic, Justin held senior strategic planning and management positions with Freddie Mac, HP-Knightsbridge, Deutsche Asset Management, J.P. Morgan Securities and EDS Financial Industry Group.   He has developed business information architectures and functional reference data solutions, worked with advanced technologies and complex data processing systemsJustin led the Enterprise Information Strategies and Management group at Freddie Mac, and was responsible for data strategy, business process and operations of company shared services.  He managed the enterprise data warehouse, collateral and pricing reference data services, and the Enterprise Data Dictionary and Meta Data repositories.  He was responsible for a number of key processes in the IT SDLC, and managed several regulatory and audit relationships.  Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Justin was a partner with HP-Knightsbridge where he was the senior strategist and client-focused leader in the capital markets practice.  He developed and led enterprise strategies and solutions programs at UBS Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan Securities, Thomson Financial and BloombergJustin earned a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado College in 1985 and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in 1995He was one of the first 100 FISD recipients of the Financial Information Associate Certification in 2010.
Amanda Marko, President and Chief Connection Officer, Connected Strategy Group  Amanda Marko sees the world as a connected place and aspires to reduce the degrees of separation between each person from six to five. Technology leaders and business executives from around the world have looked to Amanda for communications coaching and strategic guidance during times of change. For a dozen years she worked every one of her dream jobs in corporate communications – from running the communications office of a United States Senator, to heading the communications departments of both a massive economic development organization and a global leader in the plastics industry, to living in England and guiding executive and employee communications in Europe, Middle East, and Africa for a multinational software company. The one constant through these positions was her role as the lead communicator responsible for messaging and coaching senior executives through incredible periods of change and disruption. Amanda networked her way into every position on her career path, then went on to found Connected Strategy Group to concentrate on helping leaders make powerful connections that increase their influence and the effectiveness of their business strategy. Amanda’s employee engagement and change leadership consulting practice is complemented by storytelling work. She was the first in the U.S. to partner with Australia-based Anecdote to deliver their Storytelling for Leaders program. The course and subsequent deliberate practice program have taught leaders from blue chip, global firms techniques to better influence, engage, and inspire others.
Nicholas MarkoNicholas 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.
Dr. Michael J. McManus, Senior Health & Life Sciences Solution Architect, Intel  Dr. Michael McManus joined Intel in the role of Senior Health & Life Sciences Solution Architect. He is part of Intel’s effort to promote the use of modern computational solutions in the healthcare and life sciences markets. Dr. McManus joins Intel from Knome where he was the Senior Vice President of Operations and was the designer of the knoSYS hardware appliance for processing genomic data as part of the genome interpretation process used in a clinical setting. Dr. McManus has a 30-year history in the scientific software and hardware market in roles ranging from R&D to sales, including business development, marketing, product management, and executive management. Before Intel, Dr. McManus worked at six start-ups (CambridgeSoft, AnVil Informatics, GenomeQuest, TerraVerde BioWorks, Integromics, and Knome) and two public companies (Eastman Kodak, and Fujitsu Computer Systems). Dr. McManus received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
Jim Meng Profile pictureDr. James 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.  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. 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.
Bruce Milligan, Vice President of Marketing, Citizant  As Vice President of Marketing at Citizant, Bruce Milligan is responsible for marketing, corporate communications, proposal development, and the sales-support infrastructure. Milligan also oversees the company’s internal IT function.  He has served at Citizant since 2007 and reports to CEO Alba Alemán. With more than 20 years of marketing and communications experience in the technology industry, he previously served as senior director of internal communications and director of interactive marketing technologies for AOL. He has held other senior marketing management positions at internet startup companies and worked as an e-commerce and public relations consultant to both internet startups and large public companies.
Stuart Miniman, Senior Analyst, Wikibon  Stuart Miniman (Twitter @stu) is a senior analyst with Wikibon and co-host of theCUBE enterprise technology video program. Stuart’s role focuses on helping users take advantage of disruptions in infrastructure and cloud computing. Stuart holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Bryant University.
Christopher Moore, Senior Solutions Architect/Engineer, Trifacta  Chris is an enterprise technology veteran with more than 10 years in the data warehousing and ETL space. As a Senior Solutions Engineer for Trifacta, he focuses his expertise in the Financial Services industry on Big Data, Data Quality, and Master Data Management.
Daniel Morgan, Chief Data Officer, United States Department of Transportation  Daniel Morgan is the first Chief Data Officer of the United States Department of Transportation. As the CDO, he has overall responsibility for the Departmental data program and data compliance across the Department. He is responsible for establishing a clear vision of the data managed in DOT and the application of DOT data for decision-making. He serves as data strategist and adviser, steward for improving data quality, liaison for data sharing and developer of new data products. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Morgan spent 15 years as a management consultant, providing services to public and private sector clients in a variety of areas, including: open government, information technology governance, capital planning and investment control, enterprise architecture, and human capital planning. Mr. Morgan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Shamla Naidoo, Vice President of IT Risk and Chief Information Security Officer, IBM  Shamla Naidoo is IBM’s Vice President of IT Risk and Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to joining IBM, Shamla was Vice President of Information Risk and Security at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Previous roles include Chief information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Risk Officer at leading companies including WellPoint, Northern Trust and ABN AMRO. Shamla has more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles with global corporations. She is fluent in legal and regulatory matters and has a proven track record building information risk management programs in Security, Privacy, Regulatory Compliance, and other technology areas. Shamla also has a license to practice law in both Illinois and Washington DC. Shamla holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Economics from the University of South Africa, and a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.
Ramesh NairRamesh Nair, Partner, PwC  Ramesh Nair is a partner at PwC focused on the financial sector, leading their Information Management Services. He advises clients on information strategy and transformation, in support of the sales, service, marketing, risk and regulatory agendas. His recent work has includes helping Chief Data Officers with their new mandates, developing Big Data strategies and programs, defining data capabilities in support of digital growth strategies, defining data monetization programs and designing data governance for regulatory compliance.
James (Jim) Noga, Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, Partners HealthCare  Jim Noga has served in his role as Vice-President and Chief Information Officer of Partners HealthCare since April, 2011. Partners HealthCare was founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Mr. Noga comes to this role with a deep and rich history with Partners. He was recruited by Massachusetts General Hospital as Director of Clinical Applications in 1990 and assumed the role CIO of Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization in 1997. Under Mr. Noga’s leadership, the MGH and Partners have undergone significant technology advances to support all aspects of clinical care and research. Mr. Noga holds an MS Degree in Biomedical Computing and Information Processing and a BS degree in Medical Technology both from the Ohio State University. He is an active member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Health Information and Management Systems Society.
Steve Orrin, Chief Technologist, Intel Corporation’s Federal Division & Intel Federal LLC  Steve is responsible for Cyber Security and Cloud Strategy, Solution Architecture and Engagements. Steve has held architectural leadership positions at Intel where he has led strategy and projects on Identity, Anti-malware, HTML5 Security, Cloud and Virtualization Security, and is the creator of Trusted Compute Pools Secure Cloud Architecture and co-author of NIST’s IR-7904 Trusted Geo-Location in the Cloud”. Steve joined Intel as part of the acquisition of Sarvega, Inc. where he was their CSO. Steve was previously CTO of Sanctum, a pioneer in Web application security testing and firewall software. Prior to joining Sanctum, Steve was CTO and co-founder of LockStar, Inc. LockStar provided enterprises with the means to secure and XML/Web Service enable legacy mainframe and enterprise applications for e-business. Steve joined LockStar from SynData Technologies, Inc. where he was CTO and chief architect of their desktop e-mail and file security product. Steve is a recognized expert and frequent lecturer on enterprise security and was named one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTO’s of 2004 and, in 2009, was named a fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies. Steve is a member of AFCEA, INSA, ISACA, OASIS, IACR and is a co-Founder and Officer of WASC (Web Application Security Consortium) and is the Vice-Chair of the NSITC/IDESG Security Committee.
Garin Pace, Cyber Product Leader, AIG  Garin Pace is currently a Cyber Product Leader for AIG Commercial Insurance. Garin is responsible evaluating new and emerging risks in cybersecurity, developing insurance products to respond to client needs in the space, and working across product lines to develop and implement controls around risk selection and capital deployment. Garin joined AIG in 2005 as a Professional Liability underwriter and has held various positions of increasing responsibility since. Most recently, Garin was Head of Underwriting Excellence – Cyber, responsible for the underwriting strategy and training for the cyber insurance product in North America. Garin holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University.
Sandy Pentland, Professor, MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics Labs  Professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. He is a founding member of advisory boards for Google, AT&T, Nissan, and the UN Secretary General, a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded more than a dozen companies including social enterprises such as the Data Transparency Lab, the Harvard-ODI-MIT DataPop Alliance and the Institute for Data Driven Design. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and leader within the World Economic Forum. Over the years Sandy has advised more than 60 PhD students. Almost half are now tenured faculty at leading institutions, with another one-quarter leading industry research groups and a final quarter founders of their own companies. Together Sandy and his students have pioneered computational social science, organizational engineering, wearable computing (Google Glass), image understanding, and modern biometrics. His most recent books are `Social Physics,’ published by Penguin Press, and ‘Honest Signals’, published by MIT Press. Interesting experiences include dining with British Royalty and the President of India, staging fashion shows in Paris, Tokyo, and New York, and developing a method for counting beavers from space.
Jamie PopkinJames (Jamie) Popkin, Vice President & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research  James (Jamie) M. Popkin is a Vice President Distinguished Analyst in the Data Strategy Team of Gartner Research. He is a Gartner Fellow Emeritus and former Chairman of Gartner U.S. and Japan Symposium/ITxpo. Mr. Popkin is currently covering Chief Analytics Officer, advanced analytics strategy, sentiment analysis, text analytics and business analytics topics with a background in business intelligence, search and enterprise content management. He previously managed the Gartner for Technical Professionals Data Management and Professional Effectiveness teams. Mr. Popkin can discuss business intelligence, advanced analytics, data management and data governance topics. He formerly ran Gartner Research in Asia/Pacific and Japan, is the co-author of “IT and the East: How China and India are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation” and was the founder of the Gartner China Outsourcing Summit.
David Portnoy, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  David Portnoy serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he pursues his passion for big data, healthcare and lean startups.  He is the founder of Demand-Driven Open Data (DDOD), which reimagines the way HHS agencies (including CMS, FDA, NIH, CDC, and others) deliver value to industry and researchers.  Over the past 20 years, David has been building innovative big data applications for enterprise clients and helping many startups get their data driven technology products to market.  Prior to HHS, David built a first of its kind transaction based marketplace for medical services for Symbiosis Health, a Blueprint Health backed startup.  He also helped build data-driven products for the nation’s largest claims data repository for BlueCross, designed automation of healthcare economics reporting for WellPoint, and applied agile methods to build big data systems for enterprises like IBM, Sears and Office Depot.  David started his career at AT&T, where he implemented large scale enterprise systems and data warehouses for some of the world’s largest call centers.  He continues to mentor health technology startups in Chicago and Washington DC.  David has Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Adele Pugliese, AVP, Risk Data Management, Great West Life Assurance Company  Adele is an innovative and results-driven executive with a passion for data and analytics. She has a proven track record in delivering complex transformational initiatives by capitalizing on opportunities, reducing costs, managing risk and improving customer and stakeholder engagement and experience, to ultimately lead to improving shareholder value.  Adele is passionate about data, people and making organizations and those within it better. Her exceptional leadership skills continue to generate successful business results through her abilities to motivate and inspire commitment within a team and across an organization. She is a strategist in business transformation methodologies and a leader in corporate cultural advancements that protect and preserve data integrity, accuracy and consistency through the implementation of systemic and collaborative care and controls. Adele’s strength in leadership and being an advocate for data has established a successful track record in building strong collaborative business partnerships and aligning individual and unit goals in support of overall company objectives/strategies. Her experience has led to being a change agent who operates with a high level of integrity and works confidently with all levels of management to create an environment of openness and trust.
Dr. Mark Ramsey, Chief Data Officer, GlaxoSmithKline plc  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.
Jelena Roljevic, Assistant Vice President of Business Intelligence Services, George Washington University  Jelena Roljevic is an experienced business technology professional with a background in analytics, data governance, data management, enterprise architecture and program management. Ms. Roljevic is leading the George Washington University, Division of Information Technology (DIT), Office of Business Intelligence Service. As Assistant Vice President for Business Intelligence she is responsible for the university’s business intelligence, and data governance and integration, strategy and execution, resulting in numerous analytics solutions created to provide insight to academic and administrative decision makers necessary to drive the university forward. Ms. Roljevic is frequent speaker and active promoter of business intelligence and data governance in higher-education, participating in forums such as EDUCASE and HEDW (Higher Education Data Warehousing), Northern Virginia technology Council (NVTC), and others. For her work Ms. Roljevic and her Office of Business Intelligence Service team have received numerous recognitions. Most recently Ms. Roljevic and her team received 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) for developing the GW Principal Investigators (PI) Dashboard. (http://www.nacubo.org/About_NACUBO/Press_Room/2015_Award_Recipients.html). Prior to joining the George Washington University, Ms. Roljevic spent 19 years at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where she oversaw the enterprise cloud IR&D, customer business intelligence and enterprise architecture programs. She has contributed to the book Achieving Interoperability in Critical IT and Communication Systems and serves as an active member of Women in Technology (WIT), in which she focuses on mentoring younger colleagues. Ms. Roljevic holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Belgrade Univeristy, Serbia and a master’s degree in systems engineering from the George Washington University. She lives in Bethesda, MD, with her husband and their two daughters.
Elizabeth (Liz) Rowe, Chief Data Officer, State of New Jersey  Elizabeth “Liz” Rowe has proven to be a results driven, customer-focused leader of Information Management, Governance, and Master Data initiatives.  She is a strategic thinker and facilitator, and has been the driver of complex enterprise-level information governance and data quality projects through Fortune 100 and globally matrixed organizations, across multiple functional areas and hierarchies.  Liz is now applying her expertise to State government as the first Chief Data Officer for New Jersey, a member of the pioneer wave of CDOs in government.  She is tasked with developing enterprise strategy for information and data management across the Executive Branch.  Her main focus is to drive consensus regarding Information Governance for Agencies to manage data, based on continuously evolving best practices; and collaborating with Agency leadership to use data management to improve services to citizens.  Prior to joining the State of New Jersey, Ms. Rowe provided the vision and direction for the development of enterprise-level information standards; the design of integrated and coordinated data management processes across multiple functional areas, including: data acquisition, storage, transformation, delivery, access and control, knowledge management, governance; the evaluation and selection of the associated tools and technology; and the structure of the organization required to support and maintain enterprise information governance.  Liz brings to State government her years of industry experience with Global Standards, Consulting, Healthcare, Foodservice, Distribution, Oil and Gas, Investment, and Insurance.  Ms. Rowe is a founding member of the isCDO the International Society of Chief Data Officers; and a founding member of two working groups within NASCIO, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers; Privacy and Data Protection, and Data Management Strategy.  Liz is also a co-author of the NASCIO Data Strategy Group’s inaugural Executive Issue Brief, “Data: The Lifeblood of State Government.” Most recently Liz was chosen as the winner of a 2016 StateScoop 50 Award.
Kris Rowley, Chief Data Officer, General Services Administration, GSA  Kris is responsible for developing and implementing the GSA strategic vision for data management. He has operational oversight for Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) activities, data marts, and business intelligence reporting. He coordinates and champions the public release of GSA data assets, establishes and maintains the clearance processes, and leads prioritization the data assets for release.
Barry Rudolph, CEO, VelociData  Mr. Rudolph began his career at IBM in January 1978 and held numerous senior level positions in a variety of functional areas, including operations, engineering, product development, test and assurance, program management, field support and direct manufacturing until his retirement in November 2010. Most recently he was Vice President, System Networking, with responsibility for delivering overall networking product strategy, portfolio management and profit and loss management over each of the products in the group. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Rudolph was Vice President, Strategy and Stack Integration for IBM Storage, responsible for establishing the overall strategy, driving all decisions on portfolio investments for the storage business and integrating with other areas within IBM including IBM’s Global Services and Software organizations. Prior positions Mr. Rudolph held include Vice President for IBM’s Disk, SAN & NAS Storage Systems where he was responsible for all aspects of the Disk, SAN and NAS storage business within IBM, including profit and loss, product portfolio investments, go-to market strategy and execution and customer support. He has also held an identical role with responsibility for IBM’s tape business. In February of 2012 he was elected to the Board of Directors of Dot Hill Systems (Nasdaq HILL) where he served until the successful sale of Dot Hill to Seagate Technology in October of 2015. Dot Hill Systems is a provider of advanced storage systems that allow for the efficient storage and retrieval of data. The company is an OEM provider to many of the worlds most advanced intelligent systems and large systems companies including TeraData, HP, and Quantum. In December of 2012 Mr. Rudolph was elected to the Board of VelociData. which provides innovative computing technology and solutions optimized for streaming analytics including capability to consume huge amounts of data from financial markets, sensors, network systems, and process this data in real time to make automated decisions. In July 2014, Mr. Rudolph was named CEO of VelociData, Inc. In December 2015 Mr. Rudolph was elected to the Board of Directors of Spectra Logic, a private company that provides deep storage solutions, including tape robotic systems, management software, and archival disk systems to store data for backup and archival purposes. Mr. Rudolph holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Dr. Joseph Salvo, Director of Industrial Internet Consortium and Complex Engineering Lab, GE Global Research  Dr. Salvo is the Director and Founder of the Industrial Internet Consortium with an aim to connect brilliant minds and machines in powerful value creation networks. He also represents GE on the Board of Directors for the Open Interconnect Consortium. For the past 15 years he and his laboratory have developed a series of large-scale internet-based sensing arrays to manage and oversee business systems and deliver a portfolio of information-based services. Some of their commercial business releases include complex decision platforms (e.g. GE Veriwise™ GE RailwiseTM, Global Vendor Managed Inventory, Ener.GE™, and E-Materials Management) that deliver near real-time customer value through system transparency and knowledge-based computational algorithms. Pervasive networked sensors systems combined with near-real time collaboration can deliver time-critical, high fidelity data to enable information analysis across traditional business process boundaries. Total supply chain, digital manufacturing, energy management and financial services can be integrated to create a virtual enterprise environment that encourages discovery and process improvement on a global basis. Electronic RFID tagging and distributed knowledge networks extend the reach of these systems with anywhere/anytime access to mission critical information. Crowdsourcing and cloud computing platforms promise to further democratize the flow of information, computation and ideas. Commercial business implementations of this work are currently active in Asia, Europe as well as North and South America where they have tracked over 1 trillion dollars worth of consumer product inventory and industrial assets. In the laboratory, Dr. Salvo and his team explore the potential of associative memory structures built in state-of-the-art hybrid software/hardware parallel compute engines.
Diane Schmidt, Managing Director, Noetic Partners  Diane Schmidt provides executive level guidance to form and deliver data management strategies, solution management and execution plans for global financial institutions with a focus on financial, operations, control and information technology processes. She is one of the co-creators of the Noetic Active Data Governance ™ Program and Noetic Master Model (NMM).  As an Associate Director and member of the Executive Team at the Department of Treasury, Office of Financial Research (OFR), Diane provided data management leadership and guidance in the advancement of the OFR, and also was accountable for the inception, development and leadership of a Business Data Analysis Center of Excellence.  Diane held the position of Chief Data Officer at Freddie Mac and led the Enterprise Information Strategies and Management organization at Freddie Mac from 2008 through 2010 as the executive responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s information management program.  Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Diane held key positions at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).  Diane earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington, an MS in Information Management from Marymount University, Program Management graduate certificates from George Washington University and is a former Adjunct Member of the staff at Marymount University.
Dr. James (Jim) Short, Lead Scientist, CLDS, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego  Jim is Lead Scientist and co-founder of the Center for Large Scale Data Systems Research (CLDS) at SDSC. He received his S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT. Jim taught business strategy, management information systems and eBusiness at the London Business School, Theseus Institute, and the MIT Sloan School of Management before joining UC San Diego as Research Director of the Information Storage Industry Center in 2005. He moved to the San Diego Supercomputer Center in 2013, co-founding SDSC’s first industry-focused center. His current work is in the fields of data innovation, data security and the value of data and information in emerging digital markets. He has published over 50 articles and book chapters on data and information-related topics. His work on the long-standing How Much Information? project has been widely covered in the national and international business press, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Sunday Times, NPR (National Public Radio), Der Spiegel and the BBC.
Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Object Management Group  Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Object Management Group, OMG®, Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium. As Chairman and CEO of OMG, Dr. Soley is responsible for the vision and direction of the world’s largest consortium of its type. Dr. Soley 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 LanguageTM (UML®) and later the Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®). 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. In 2014, Dr. Soley helped found the Industrial Internet Consortium and (IIC) serves as Executive Director of the organization. The IIC was formed to accelerate the development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics, and people at work. The members of the IIC catalyze and coordinate the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. 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. Previously, Dr. Soley was a cofounder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Donald J. Soulsby, Vice President of Enterprise Architecture, Sandhill Consultants  Mr. Soulsby is Sandhill Consultants Vice President of Enterprise Architecture. His practice areas include strategic and technical architectures for information management, metadata management, and data warehousing. 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 information architecture, business intelligence and data modeling methodologies. He has over 25 years of experience in the development of operational and decision support applications. 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, DAMA functions and the Bill Inmon Seminar Series.
Holly St. Clair, Chief Digital Officer, MassIT, Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Holly St. Clair leads the recently formed Digital Services team at MassIT. The Digital Services group is leveraging the best technology and information to make every interaction with our government faster, easier, more meaningful and wicked awesome.  Ms. St. Clair also created the Massachusetts Data Office. The Data Office’s mission is to create a data driven ecosystem at the Commonwealth to deliver more effective and efficient services to our constituents through analytics, data infrastructure and interoperability, open data and increasing the data literacy state policymakers. Prior to joining the Commonwealth, Ms. St. Clair served as the Director of Data Services at the Boston-region Metropolitan Area Planning Council, overseeing the agency’s activities in the fields of data management, data analysis, research, and public access to data. Ms. St. Clair pioneered the use of advanced decision support tools in metropolitan Boston, managing a variety of projects that use scenarios modeling, 3-D environments, community indicators, and innovative meeting formats to engage stakeholders in dialogue about policy choices. Ms. St. Clair spearheaded the creation of the MetroBoston DataCommon, an on-line data portal and interactive web mapper that puts hundreds of data layers at the fingertips of residents, public officials, and advocates who would not otherwise have access to such information. She has experience working with municipalities to incorporate data analysis into planning decisions.
John R. Talburt, PhD, IQCP, CDMP, Chief Scientist, Black Oak Analytics, Inc.  Dr. John R. Talburt is the Chief Scientist for Black Oak Analytics, Inc., an Arkansas-based company specializing in Information Quality and Identity Management solutions. He is also the Acxiom Chair of Information Quality and Director of the Information Quality Graduate Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Previously he led data research and development and product innovation at Acxiom Corporation, a global leader in information management and customer data integration. He is an inventor for several patents related to customer data integration and the author of numerous research papers and articles on information quality and entity resolution. His books include Entity Resolution and Information Quality (Morgan Kaufmann, 2011), Data Engineering: Mining, Information and Intelligence (Springer, 2010), Information Quality and Governance for Business Intelligence (IGI Global, 2014), and Entity Information Life Cycle for Big Data: Master Data Management and Information Integration (Morgan Kaufmann, 2015).
Tina TangTina Tang, Senior Director, SAP  Tina Tang is a senior director of SAP’s Products and Innovations division. She is the lead for the company’s chief data officer, master data management, and data governance programs. With over 15 years’ experience in enterprise software and 20 years in high technology, she has held diverse roles including data governance, product marketing, community, consulting methodology, documentation, inside sales, digital marketing, and PR. Tina serves on the MIT Chief Data Officer program’s executive committee to grow the university’s Chief Data Officer community, a group of CDOs that share, learn, explore, and support research, best practices, and new technologies. She is also member of the board of executives for Mina’s List, a nonprofit based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Former positions include roles at Siperian and Oracle Corporation. Tina is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Paul Terry, President and CEO, PHEMI Systems  As the President and CEO, Paul provides the vision and technical leadership at PHEMI.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Providence Health Care, advising on its subcommittees for innovation, quality, EMR, and next-generation data strategies in healthcare. Paul also serves on the Board of Directors for Genome BC, Life Sciences BC and Molecular You, and is an advisor to the BC provincial government on next-generation data strategies. He is an adjunct professor in big data at Simon Fraser University and is a partner with Magellan Angel Partners.  Paul lectures in technology, strategy, and product management for the MBA program at SFU, and is a sought-after speaker on data innovation and strategy. He is a member of the BC Institute for Health Innovation and serves on Genome BC’s Health Strategy Task Force. Paul spent over a decade as the secretary/treasurer and technology adviser for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, British Columbia’s health research support agency, and was one of the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at SFU Venture Labs.  Prior to his experience in healthcare and venture capital, Paul was the CTO and cofounder of OctigaBay Systems – a pioneer in high-performance computing – which was acquired by Cray Inc., the world leader in supercomputing. He was also the cofounder and CTO of Abatis Systems, which was acquired by Redback Networks in one of the largest technology acquisitions in Canadian history. Paul’s early career included senior roles at Newbridge Networks and at technology companies in the UK.  Paul was awarded Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40″ award in 2000.  He holds an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management, a marketing diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an honours Bachelor’s degree from the University of Liverpool.
Steve Todd, Fellow, EMC  Steve Todd is an EMC Fellow working for EMC’s Office of the CTO. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire. Steve is a prolific inventor in the high-tech industry, having filed over 250 patent applications with the USPTO. His inventions have earned billions of dollars in revenue for EMC. These inventions range from the creation of complex RAID algorithms in the 1980s to cloud-based products in recent years. His latest invention was named Most Innovative Storage Product of the Year by CRN. Steve is currently EMC’s Vice President of Strategy and Innovation. He assists the CTO in the creation of a global technical strategy, and drives innovation around that strategy. Steve is a world-wide ambassador for innovation at EMC, recently speaking at events such as the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia, the Beijing Chamber of Commerce in China, and the Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Center in Cairo, Egypt. Steve is a published author of two books: Innovate with Influence and Innovate with Global Influence. He writes regularly on his own blog, the Information Playground, and is also a regular contributor to Innovation Excellence, where he was recently recognized as one of the Top Ten Innovation Bloggers in the industry. He can be followed on Twitter at @SteveTodd.
Steven Totman, Big Data Subject Matter Expert, Cloudera  Steven Totman is the Financial Services Industry Lead for Cloudera’s Field Technology Office helping companies monetize their Big Data assets using Cloudera’s Enterprise Data Hub. Prior to Cloudera Steve ran strategy for a Mainframe to Hadoop company and drove product strategy at IBM for DataStage and Information Server after joining with the Ascential acquisition. He architected IBM’s Infosphere product suite and lead the design and creation of governance and metadata products like Business Glossary and Metadata Workbench.Steve holds several patents in data integration and governance / metadata related designs.
Peter Wang, Chief Technical Officer & Co-Founder, Continuum Analytics  Peter has a B.A. in Physics from Cornell University, and has been developing commercial scientific computing and visualization software for over 15 years. He has software design and development experience across a broad variety of areas, including 3D graphics, geophysics, financial risk modeling, large data simulation and visualization, and medical imaging.
Peter’s interests in the fundamentals of vector computing and interactive visualization led him to found Continuum Analytics. At Continuum, Peter primarily works on product engineering and software architecture for Bokeh, Blaze, and the Anaconda platform. As a creator of the PyData conference, he devotes time and energy to growing the Python data community, and advocating and teaching Python at conferences worldwide.
Richard WangDr. 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.
Lawrence E. Whitman, Dean of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock  Dr. Whitman is currently the Dean of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The college is comprised of six departments including computer science, construction management and civil engineering, earth science, engineering technology, information science and systems engineering. Prior to joining UALR, Dr. Whitman served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Engineering at Wichita State University. Throughout his academic career, he has been involved in practicing and researching engineering education and lean systems. Prior to higher education, Dr. Whitman spent 10 years in the Aerospace and Defense industry in the areas of factory automation and computer aided design.
Bill Winkler, Chief Technology Officer, Global IDs  Bill Winkler is Chief Technology Officer at Global IDs, a firm specializing in building large scale data management and governance tools.  Mr. Winkler’s IT career spans over 35 years.  He has been involved with large scale data and systems integration, rationalization, merger and divestiture projects in the Telco industry for the last two decades.  He was a lead principal data architect at AT&T, working as a specialist on service oriented and distributed systems architectures.  Mr. Winkler designed and implemented some of the first real-time customer data integration services at SBC, linking customer, product, and location information across former Southwestern, Pacific and Nevada Bell application databases.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and a masters in distributed information processing from Webster University.
Tina WyerTina Wyer, Firmwide Chief Data Officer, JPMorgan Chase  Tina leads the Firmwide Data Management Program including the implementation of data management governance at the firmwide level in partnership with the lines of business. She is responsible for driving firmwide policies and standards for data management, including data quality, ownership, controls and life cycle management. Tina also partners on firmwide strategic initiatives, working closely with regulators to ensure compliance and raising the profile of data management across the firm. Most recently she served as head of the Global Finance Program Management Office (PMO). Her primary focus was establishing consistent program management disciplines and execution capabilities across firmwide initiatives. Previously, Tina had a decade of experience in various roles at JPMorgan Chase, both contributing to and leading finance merger & integration, infrastructure projects and Controller/CFO roles across lines of business in Australia and New York. Tina is a Chartered Accountant certified by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, is certified in the SAP application and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Deakin University, Australia.
Ranjana K. Young, SVP od Enterprise Data, Northern Trust  Ranjana has 18 years of experience in the Financial services and information technology in various. In this role she has established a data strategy that supports Northern’s trust strategic business priorities such as United by 1 Vison, thriving for the next 5 years and achieving a 15% ROE. She has established a practice that has strategists and specialists that understand the industry and also Information Management best practices and their implementation. Worked with board members, the CEO, CRO, the CIO, the chief marketing officer (CMO) and other C-level executives to create vision for the enterprise data, and to identify the opportunities for differentiating data capabilities and solutions. Leads the process to identify and evaluate internal data asset capabilities and strengths. Assesses external data opportunities and threats as key inputs to making the best decisions on business strategy given data realities. Leads the development of the data business strategy and road map, and ensures its integration with the enterprise strategic planning process, and the resulting business strategy and plans. Provides a single point of coordination and executive oversight for all data transformation projects. Ensures that the enterprise is developing the data assets and capabilities such as MDM, Enterprise data Platform or the Enterprise data dictionary that will be needed to survive and thrive in the midterm and long term. Acts as a champion and change agent in leading the organizational changes required to implement a data governance and quality framework to create and sustain the data discipline within the bank. Defines and reports on metrics that represent progress against goals to ensure that we are maturing constantly. Builds and maintains external relationships in academia, as well as with industry bodies, vendors and technology analysts to learn and influence. Manages a team of specialists, strategists and champions in executing the mission. Partners with the CIO and IT organization to develop and exploit new data business solutions to create a competitive edge for the enterprise and with the HR function to build talent in the enterprise.