2014 Speakers

Speakers and Session Chairs
CortnieIBMv2Cortnie Abercrombie is the Emerging Roles Leader for Big Data & Analytics at IBM. Her career has focused on inspiring and inciting innovation and action using data and analytics at a multitude of companies and industries including: Verizon, Citi, NTT and IBM. With one of the most unique roles in the industry, Cortnie is a passionate advocate and evangelist of Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers and Chief Data Scientists.
AhmedAbukhaterDr. Ahmed Abukhater,  Sr. Director, Enterprise GIS Marketing at Trimble Navigation. Throughout his career, he served in a variety of senior positions in both governmental and nongovernmental organizations, including the Global Director of Product Management at Pitney Bowes, Esri’s Global Industry Manager for Planning and Community Development and Director of PLACES (Planning, Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Sustainability), and GIS Director and instructor at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Abukhater’s experience ranges from the technological and practical aspects of planning to public policy and implementation matters. His work embodies a combination of data-driven insight and cutting-edge geospatial intelligence to better understand the social, economic and environmental factors that drive the 21st century urban development, resource access and allocation, and conflict prevention and resolution.
Adler photoRichard Adler, Ph.D., President and Chief Architect, DecisionPath, Inc.  Richard has over twenty-five years of experience architecting and managing development of software technology, tools, and applications for operations and decision support in both commercial and government sectors. He has published on topics including, intelligent and distributed systems, modeling and simulation, component software, knowledge management, and homeland security. Richard developed DecisionPath’s ForeTell® software platform, which helps organizations “practice” and improve critical decisions using scenario-based “what-if” simulations. He currently directs development of ForeTell solutions for managing enterprise risk and performance (e.g., data governance, cyber security, organizational change). Previously, Richard was a Partner and architect at Computer Sciences Corporation Consulting; VP of R&D at Symbiotics, Inc., a communications middleware software start-up; and technical staff at MITRE and Control Data Corporation.
Suzanne Anderson, Vice President Enterprise Master Data – Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, leads the long-term strategic vision for master data management, associated investments, master data activities associated with transformational programs, as well as ensuring continued operational focus and continuous improvement of base business activities.  Suzanne joined Johnson & Johnson in May of 1997 from Ernst & Young Health Care Consulting. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in the J&J Health Care Systems Account Management, Contracting, and Government Compliance organizations. In her latest role, Suzanne led the global data management organization supporting North America order-to-cash processes, as well as global MD&D product data harmonization, including master data leadership for major systems deployments. She has been awarded both the Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems President’s and Chairman’s Awards, and has been honored with the Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award. She is a graduate of Stockton State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
Anvari_MortezaMr. Mort Anvari is a member of the Army Senior Executive Service. As Director of Programs and Strategy and the Lean Six Sigma Deployment Director at office of Assistant Secretary of the Army Financial Management and Comptroller, Mr. Anvari is responsible for providing policy direction and guidance to the Army on the conduct of mission, force, installation, and personnel costing in support of the Army cost management end-to-end process implementation. Mr. Anvari reports to Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Cost and Economics where he leads evaluation of all matters concerning cost control, output and performance metrics for Army programs.  Mr. Anvari is a prolific publisher having produced numerous articles on cost, risk, and systems analysis. Mr. Anvari taught manufacturing and industrial systems engineering courses at the University of Michigan for five years where he received his three engineering degrees, and as an adjunct professor he teaches project and cost management at local universities in the Washington DC area. Mr. Anvari is Defense Acquisition University Level III Certified in Business Financial Management (BFM), and Business Cost Estimating (BCE). Mr. Anvari has received several professional awards including the DoD modeling and simulation award. He has developed and maintains a cost management educational web site that is greatly referenced by students and military decision-makers.
BaczykBrian Baczyk, Chief Data Officer, Conning, is an investment management professional with many years of applying technology to the solution of front office needs. He is familiar with credit derivatives, delta hedging, various fixed income instruments, as well as equity markets. He has designed and back-tested quantitative asset allocation models, as well as dynamic hedging (portfolio insurance) models. He is also familiar with risk measures such as VaR and economic capital models (using both equity and spread based approaches). Mr. Baczyk has extensive experience with the BlackRock Solutions Aladdin product suite, especially risk management aspects such as VaR, analytic TE, DTS and various measures of interest rate risk. Mr. Baczyk has also used YieldBook for risk management purposes, including VaR and TE, on portfolios including fixed income, credit derivatives, and interest rate derivatives. He has been involved in investment data warehouse design and implementation projects. Also, he has worked with investment accounting platforms, including PAM and MAXIMIS, to implement, integrate, and review implementations for issue resolution.
BarthPaul S. Barth, PhD, CEO, is founder and CEO of NewVantage Solutions, creator of the industry-leading Podium big data management platform. He has spent decades developing advanced data and analytics solutions for Fortune 100 companies, and is a recognized thought-leader on business-driven data strategies and best practices. Prior to founding NVS, Paul co-founded NewVantage Partners, a boutique consultancy advising C-level executives at leading banking, investment, and insurance firms. In his roles at Schlumberger, Thinking Machines, Epsilon, Tessera, and iXL, Dr. Barth led the discovery and development of parallel processing and machine learning technologies to dramatically accelerate and simplify data management and analytics. Paul holds a PhD in computer science from the MIT, and an MS from Yale University.
PaulBertucciPhoto062814Paul Bertucci joined Diginome™, Inc. as a co-founder and has been pioneering development of the Diginome DataDNA™ technology since its inception.  Mr. Bertucci is one of the world’s leading data architects, system architects, and product architects. He is recognized globally for his data modeling, data analysis, database design, data quality/master data management, data architecture, system architecture, product design/architecture, and strategic direction/vision skills. He has written several books on database, data integration, and high availability and is a frequent speaker at major conferences around the globe.  Mr. Bertucci’s formal education is in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He recently was the Chief Data Architect for software giant Symantec (for 4 years) and Chief Architect and Director of Shared Services for Autodesk (for 6 years) leading the charge in their strategic systems, data, integration, and technology directions. He has also created and architected numerous complex commercially available software products in the database, data analytics, performance and tuning, strategic planning and data integration server technology areas.
Blaszkowsky, PortraitDavid M. Blaszkowsky, Senior Vice President / Head of Data Governance, State Street Corporation  

David joined State Street in 2014 from the Office of Financial Research, at the US Department of the Treasury, where he was Senior Policy Advisor working on data and technology issues related to financial institution and systemic risk, including standards, data strategy, and emerging data technologies.  Prior to joining the OFR, the Securities and Exchange Commission appointed David in October 2007 as Director of its new Office of Interactive Disclosure, which developed and implemented interactive data rules, standards (particularly XBRL), and analytical tools for SEC financial disclosures and other documents. At both the SEC and OFR, David co-created and helped promote the adoption of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), as an original member of the “Linchpin” team.

Before his stints in government, David managed several equity research and analytics businesses for Standard & Poor’s in New York. Prior that, he was the director of strategic planning and development for McGraw-Hill’s Construction Information Group, held finance and reengineering roles at Fidelity Investments, and was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and Gemini Consulting.  David received his B.A. in Economics at the University of Chicago, and his MBA in Finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.  David lives in Boston with his wife and two daughters.
BurtchLinda Burtch is the founder and Managing Director of Burtch Works Executive Recruiting, and has more than 30 years of experience placing analytics professionals nationwide. With a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA, Linda began her career in the corporate worlds of Whirlpool and Pepsi. She then entered recruiting and was an early partner with Smith Hanley Associates. Linda’s views on the analytics profession have often been sought by business media, including interviews with the Wall Street Journal, CNBC,, the Chicago Tribune, Fox News, and InformationWeek. She is also a frequent speaker on Big Data career topics at luncheons, conferences, corporate meetings and webinars.  Linda has been a member of the Executive Board of the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association for over ten years, and recently finished a term as the Board’s President. She is also an active member of INFORMS, and a Guest Faculty Member for the International Institute for Analytics. She has maintained a blog for many years, writing on topics of importance to analytics professionals and their employers, and her blog posts are frequently read and featured on many websites targeted to analytics professionals.  Linda and her firm are the leading experts in quantitative business recruiting and have relationships with thousands of analytics professionals across the US. Their client list includes some of the world’s largest organizations and leading consultancies, as well as growing start-ups and private equity firms.
D Dalenberg BioDavid Dalenberg is a Senior Financial Systems Analyst with the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense – Comptroller, Business Integration Office. He is the senior technical analyst working on behalf of the DoD Comptroller responsible for review, tactical assessment, investment recommendation, and development of strategic planning for a portfolio of emerging and integrating financial, accounting and reporting systems. Prior to his current position, Dalenberg worked with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service responsible for development of technical solutions for cost management, business activity monitoring, and management information. He managed 8 major (multi-million dollar) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system development projects for the Agency and he led development efforts for integrated cost systems and dashboard delivery systems. Under David’s leadership, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service successfully deployed 3 major business intelligence systems, integrated 8 ERP systems into current production, and decommissioned 17 outmoded legacy systems achieving positive ROI and an annual cost savings in excess of $3.3 million per year. David has a BA in Accounting from University of Arizona. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and is a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
d'Erizans PhotoRich d’Erizans, Senior Business Leader, Enterprise Architecture, MasterCard Worldwide Rich leads MasterCard’s global Business Architecture practice, as part of the broader Enterprise Architecture team.  In his role he has worked across global product, sales, finance, and operations functions to map strategy at various levels, develop and align integrated roadmaps, identify candidate shared capabilities, and drive alignment of our technology strategy to our business strategy.  Prior to joining Enterprise Architecture, Rich led product development and sales operations teams at MasterCard.  Life before MasterCard was spent mostly in the consulting world, first with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a technology strategy lead in the consumer product and financial services verticals, and later with Viant Corporation as a client engagement lead in the media/entertainment and financial services verticals.
Raj Dolas PhotoRaj Dolas, Portfolio Manager for Trademark NextGen and legacy portfolios at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Raj is responsible for defining, planning, managing and executing the vision for Trademark NG portfolio that will provide a flexible, intuitive and seamless application to manage Trademark electronic processing. He is an accomplished, results oriented senior IT executive with demonstrated experience in managing large, multiyear strategic initiatives. Raj previously worked in a number of capacities in the financial services industry as well as the telecommunications industry.
FellowsLorraine Fellows is a Principle Information Systems Engineer with MITRE Corp. She is an experienced data management consultant in the areas of data governance, enterprise data architecture, data strategy, master data management, and data warehousing. She has worked in the government, financial services, military, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors.
Jim GilliganJim Gilligan is the President and C.E.O. of Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada, 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. 
Jennifer Glasgow PhotoJennifer Barrett Glasgow joined Acxiom in 1974 and serves as Chief Privacy Officer. She is responsible for the oversight of Acxiom’s global public policy and fair information practices. Since 1991, she has led Acxiom’s initiatives relating to internal compliance with applicable privacy guidelines, consumer affairs and government affairs. She is a frequent speaker on privacy and customer relationship management, and has also published numerous articles and participated in writing books on these subjects.Jennifer is a regular speaker on best practices regarding personal information in a variety of industries, including financial services, retail, insurance, publishing, and travel and entertainment, both domestically and abroad. Initially named a corporate officer in 1981, Jennifer has worked in a variety of areas of the business in her career at Acxiom, including systems development, operations, marketing and business development.  She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.
HahnPicLaura Hahn is a Senior Data Governance Consultant with TD Ameritrade. She 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 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).
halamkaJohn D. Halamka, MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,  Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN),  co-Chair of the national HIT Standards Committee,  co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee and a practicing Emergency Physician.  As Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3000 doctors, 14000 employees and two million patients.     As Chairman of NEHEN he oversees clinical and administrative data exchange in Eastern Massachusetts.    As co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee he facilitates the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide.  As co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee, he engages the stakeholders of the Commonwealth to guide the development of a statewide health information exchange.
Fern Halper v4Dr. Fern Halper, TDWI Research Director for Advanced Analytics, has over twenty years of experience in data analysis, business analysis, and strategy development. She is a recognized expert in the field of analytics and has authored hundreds of reports and articles on data mining and information technology. She is frequently quoted on the subject in the press. Prior to joining TDWI, Fern was a Partner at Hurwitz & Associates, an industry analyst firm where she focused her research primarily on analytics and cloud computing. She also spent eight years at Bell Laboratories leading the development of innovative approaches and systems to analyze marketing and operational data for AT&T’s marketing and business teams. Fern has taught at both Bentley College and Colgate University. She is the co-author of numerous Dummies publications including Cloud Computing for Dummies, Hybrid Cloud for Dummies and Big Data for Dummies (Wiley Publishing). Fern received her BA from Colgate University and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.
David HayDavid Hay, President, Essential Strategies Dave Hay has been producing data models to support strategic and requirements planning for over 25 years. As president of Essential Strategies, Inc. for more than 20 years, he has worked in a variety of industries and government agencies, including banking, clinical pharmaceutical research, intelligence, highways, and all aspects of oil production and processing. Projects entailed defining corporate information architecture, identifying requirements and planning strategies for the implementation of new systems. Dave’s recently-published book, “Enterprise Model Patterns: Describing the World”, is an “upper ontology” consisting of a comprehensive model of any enterprise—from several levels of abstraction. It is the successor to his ground-breaking 1995 book, “Data Model Patterns: Conventions of Thought,” which described standard data model configurations for common business situations.
ERIC HIXSONEric Hixson, Ph.D., Director of Outcomes and Analytics in Medical Operations Business Intelligence, Cleveland Clinic.  Eric has 16 years of experience in the development and implementation of quality measurement and reporting initiatives, infrastructure development, and clinical registry implementation and operations.

Currently, Eric is responsible for embedding predictive methodologies into the current BI infrastructure and developing appropriate analytics for operational reporting. He manages a comprehensive end-user training and education program for dashboards, web applications, and data marts; is expanding development of short cycle quality measurement – an initiative that synthesizes the capabilities of the electronic medical record with business intelligence technologies; and is co-director of the Business Intelligence student internship program. Additionally, he oversees health system participation in the University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) and participates in a number of health services, outcomes, and clinical research related activities.
HudsonHollisterHudson Hollister is the founder and Executive Director of the Data Transparency Coalition. The Coalition is a trade association of technology companies, nonprofits, and individuals supporting the publication of government data in machine-readable formats. The Coalition supports reforms such as the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or DATA Act, to transform U.S. federal spending information from disconnected documents into open data. Prior to founding the Data Transparency Coalition, he served as counsel to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives and as an attorney fellow in the Office of Interactive Disclosure at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Before his government service, he was a securities litigator at Latham & Watkins LLP.
InmonBill Inmon – the “father of data warehouse” – has written 52 books published in nine languages. Bill speaks at conferences regularly. Bill’s latest adventure is the building of Textual ETL/textual disambiguation – technology that reads raw text and allows raw text to be analyzed. Textual disambiguation is used to create business value from Big Data. Bill was named by ComputerWorld as one of the ten most influential people in the history of the computer profession. Bill lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.
IvesCatherine Ives, Data Quality Solution Expert, Citizant brings more than 20 years of experience partnering with government and commercial organizations to reduce risk and improve business performance by optimizing business processes and ensuring data are of high quality and fit for purpose. In multiple organizations, she has improved mission effectiveness and strengthened internal controls by developing data-quality policies and standards, selecting and implementing automated data-quality solutions, and facilitating successful adoption. Catherine has advanced organizational learning by establishing data governance and stewardship programs and facilitating communities-of-practice and coalitions to advance enterprise data quality. Catherine holds a master’s degree in business management from Marymount University, together with her master’s certificates in organization development and knowledge management.
Russ Jackson PhotoRuss Jackson, Director, Enterprise Architecture, Export Development Canada (EDC), the country’s export credit agency. He has been at EDC for 12 years in various IT positions before joining the Enterprise Architecture group, and is now involved in a major legacy systems modernization overhaul that only gained on-the-ground traction after applying a business architecture framework. Russ came into IT after obtaining degrees in law and masters level English, which hasn’t hurt at all in his current role. Russ is a member of the Advisory Board of the Business Architecture Guild.
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Kaomea picPeter Kaomea, Chief Information Officer, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP, is responsible for creating and driving information policies, processes, and systems for competitive informatics advantage for the firm. He has worked across defense, financial, and legal industries in research, development, and operational capacities. The theme of his career across this span has always been the optimization of data content and quality to create non-linear advantage for information critical industries.Peter came to the legal industry in 2000 from Citibank, where he held positions as VP of Process Reengineering and Director of e-Commerce Technology. Peter has also served as a research scientist for 13 years for the Department of Defense, where he designed knowledge management and command and control systems using artificial intelligence, machine vision, and neural network technologies. He is proud of the opportunity he has had to serve as a Captain in the U.S.. Air Force.
KolkerEugene Kolker is Chief Data Officer at Seattle Children’s and Head of the Bioinformatics & High-throughput Analysis Laboratory at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. In 2001 he co-founded OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology and serves as its Editor-in-Chief. In 2011 Eugene co-founded DELSA Global (Data-Enabled Life Sciences Alliance International) a not-for-profit organization and serves as its President. In 2012 he co-founded Big Data Journal and serves as its Executive Editor. Dr. Kolker has more than 25 years of transdisciplinary experience in data analysis, integration and dissemination, predictive analytics, software and algorithm development, and informatics. Eugene is also Affiliate Professor at the Departments of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education and Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. His work is currently supported by NSF, NIH, the Robert B. McMillen Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
KoskiJohn Koski is the Director of Information Systems and Technology, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington DC. Mr. Koski leads three integrated teams of professionals responsible for portfolio management of Air Force financial management systems.  As the FM Chief Architect, his responsibilities include certification of system modernization initiatives in accordance with legal mandates; development and sustainment of the financial management enterprise architecture to support business process transformation efforts; and compliance with the CFO Act and other laws, regulations, and policies affecting Air Force financial managers and systems. He also develops plans and programs to achieve standardization and auditability of financial data across the Air Force enterprise to support Standard Financial Information Structure and Standard Line of Accounting directives issued by Treasury and DoD.  Mr. Koski is a retired Air Force officer. He served twice as a commander and had multiple tours of duty as a staff officer at all levels within the Air Force and Joint environments. Prior to his current assignment he was executive officer and information technology advisor to the SAF/FM Chief Information Officer.
Krzysko,MarkMark Krzysko, Deputy Director, Enterprise Information, OUSD(AT&L)/ARA, leads Enterprise Information for the United States Department of Defense Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics community. In this senior position, he is focused on transforming the way the Department thinks about data use in decision-making. His work is giving analysts and decision makers the information and tools they need to manage the Department’s 1.6 trillion dollar portfolio of major defense programs.
YangLeeYang Lee, Professor Northeastern University; Deputy Director, MIT Information Quality Program Ms. Lee is an internationally-renowned leader in the data and information quality field. She investigates the role of differentiated quality of information in information systems, work processes, and structural mechanisms in data-rich, service-critical, and extended organizational contexts. Her current research projects explore quality information products, IT-mediated institutional learning, context-reflective problem solving, service innovation, healthcare collaboration, and medical errors.Dr. Lee’s work includes numerous prestigious academic journal publications, and several books on data quality, including: Journey to Data Quality (MIT Press, 2006), Data Quality (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000), and Quality Information and Knowledge (Prentice Hall, 1999). She is currently Deputy Director of MIT’s Information Quality Program. She co-founded several data quality conferences and workshops and was a co- founder of Cambridge Research Group, through which she has put her research into practice, providing consultation and solutions for companies and agencies in the private and public sectors in the US and internationally for over 25 years. She was awarded for her work from many institutions including the US intelligence community. She is the founding and current Co-Editor- in-Chief of ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.
LuttonRobert Lutton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sandhill Consultants During his six years at Sandhill, Robert has grown Sandhill Consultants to become the #1 CA ERwin technical partner in Canada and the US. During the past 20 years of solving client’s issues has led Robert to have a unique perspective on the issues that clients are experiencing and how to solve them. Roberts past experience in the technical world has provided him with an understanding on bridging the gap between the technical and business community. Prior to joining Sandhill he held Sales, Marketing, Management and Technical positions at CA, Sterling Software, Synon and Nikon in the UK, as well as running a consulting company in the UK.
MadnickStuart Madnick, MIT Sloan School of Management Stuart has been a faculty member at M.I.T. since 1972. He has served as the head of MIT’s Information Technologies Group for more than 20 years. During that time the group has been consistently rated #1 in the nation among business school information technology programs (U.S. News & World Reports, BusinessWeek, and ComputerWorld). He has also been an affiliate member of MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science, a member of the research advisory committee of the International Financial Services Research Center, and a member of the executive committee of the Center for Information Systems Research.Dr. Madnick is a prolific writer and is the author or co-author of over 250 books, articles, or reports including the classic textbook, Operating Systems (McGraw-Hill), and the book, The Dynamics of Software Development (Prentice-Hall). He has also contributed chapters to other books, such as Information Technology in Action (Prentice-Hall). His current research interests include connectivity among disparate distributed information systems, database technology, software project management, and the strategic use of information technology.He is presently co-Director of the Productivity From Information Technology (PROFIT) Initiative and co-Heads the Total Data Quality Management (TDQM) research program. He has been the Principal Investigator of a large-scale DARPA-funded research effort on Context Interchange which involves the development of technology that helps organizations to work more cooperatively, coordinated, and collaboratively. As part of this effort, he is the co- inventor on the patents “Querying Heterogeneous Data Sources over a Network Using Context Interchange” and “Data Extraction from World Wide Web Pages.”He has been active in industry, making significant contributions as a key designer and developer of projects such as IBM’s VM/370 operating system and Lockheed’s DIALOG information retrieval system. He has served as a consultant to many major corporations, such as IBM, AT&T, and Citicorp.
JMagruder1Justin Magruder is the founder and principal owner of Noetic Partners, a data architecture and technology solutions company. He is a pioneer and thought leader in the discipline and practice of enterprise information management and governance, the systematic architectural design of reference data strategies, big data analytics, timeseries integration, STP, and data-driven predictive analytics. Justin has a proven record of successes in developing, implementing and managing enterprise analytics and management programs for several global financial markets participants. Justin is a well-known subject matter expert with knowledge management execution, data analysis, business process management and the automation of tools for end-user functionality. He has delivered sophisticated technical solutions for transaction processing, financial and risk management analytics. Prior to founding Noetic, Justin was Chief Data Officer and led the Enterprise Information Strategies and Management group at Freddie Mac. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Justin was a partner with HP’s Knightsbridge business unit, where he was the senior strategist and client solutions leader in the global Capital Markets practice. He developed enterprise programs for reference and master data management, low latency messaging and integration, virtualization, and data warehousing, for several clients, including UBS Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan Securities, Thomson Financial and Bloomberg. Justin was also the Director of Market Data and Technology Strategy for Deutsche Asset Management and Scudder Investments, reporting to the Chief Investment Officer, the Program Manager for MLX Platform Delivery at Merrill Lynch, and the Program Manager for both Credit Utopia and Global Reference Data Services at J.P. Morgan Securities.
JoeMaguire_picJoe Maguire, Data Quality Strategies Now in his fourth decade in the computer industry, Joe Maguire is an analyst and consultant specializing in data management, data quality, and requirements analysis. His hard-won perspective is informed by broad experience including 12 years in product development for software vendors (Digital, Lotus, Microsoft, Bachman Information Systems); 13 years as a consulting modeler, requirements analyst, and information architect for clients (ranging from small startups to Fortune-10 behemoths); and six years as an industry analyst (including stints at Burton Group, Gartner, and O’Kelly Associates), specializing in best practices in data management.He is a much-published author whose books have been praised by a wide range of media outlets including The Mathematica Journal, The Data Access Newsletter, The Boston Sunday Globe, and National Public Radio. He is co-author of Mastering Data Modeling: A User Driven Approach (Addison-Wesley, 2000), and is the invited guest author of a chapter called “What Every CDO Should Know About Big Data” in a book about the Chief Data Officer role, expected soon from MIT Press.
Jim Meng Profile pictureJames Meng, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Architectures, Standards and Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Financial Management and Comptroller  Starting 2012, Dr. Meng has been reassigned as the DASN EBS leading the Navy’s efforts in business systems architecture, cost data standardization and rationalization of financial management systems. He is currently overseeing large scale system of systems strategies toward a boundary-less enterprise. In 2011, he led the Navy’s Provider Enterprise Executive Steering Group for VCNO/ASNRDA’s Data Standardization initiative across the Navy and created Enterprise Cost Management Framework (ECMF).  From 2009 to 2010, he was the Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Executive, reporting to the Principal Civilian Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research Development & Acquisition. 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, where he held responsibilities in warfare systems. He managed the Navy’s directed energy and SURFTECH, and Foreign Military Sales over $3 billion.  From 2003 to June 2005, he was dual-hatted as the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Work Assignment Executive, and the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Business Executive.  Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport, from January 2000 to March 2003 and Head, Undersea Weapons Technology Department, Newport, Rhode Island from 1994 to 1999.
Todd_Morley_headshotTodd Morley Senior Vice President of Commercial Consulting, Chief Data Officer, Mosaic Data Science Two decades of enterprise architecture experience at Oracle and Pitney Bowes, leading large-scale technology innovation projects that saved millions per year. Data science and data architecture consulting experience at many Fortune 500 clients. Patented expert system technology at Oracle. PhD (ABD) Industrial Engineering (Risk and Decision Analysis), Stanford; MS Organizational Behavior, BS (equiv.) Math, BA English, BYU.
MukherjeeDr. Arka Mukherjee, Founder and CEO of Global IDs Inc., is an expert in global data management, with extensive experience in creating new technologies to assist businesses in the U.S. and around the world. Under his leadership, Global IDs has developed Master Data Management and Data Governance products and solutions for a myriad of Fortune 2000 companies across multiple vertical industries. Prior to Global IDs, as the principal of IBM Global Services, he was the practice leader in business intelligence services and was responsible for building and growing this e-business practice. He received a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry from Princeton University.
MurphyShawn N. Murphy MD, Ph.D., Director of Research Information Systems and Computing Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Associate Professor Harvard Medical School, Associate Neurologist Massachusetts General Hospital.  He holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Physiology from the University of Chicago. He completed his medical school training at the University of Chicago in 1991, and his residency in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1995. He completed a fellowship in Medical Informatics at the Massachusetts General Hospital Laboratory of Computer Science, where he currently serves as the Associate Director.  Dr. Murphy developed and currently directs the Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) for Partners HealthCare. The RPDR is a large data warehouse with 6 million patients and 2 billion rows of clinical data, serving as a central clinical data registry for inpatient and outpatient encounters in order to support clinical research. The RPDR brings clinical information to the fingertips of over 2600 active researchers. Dr. Murphy is also the chief architect and software development manager for the NIH Sponsored Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2), an open source project that integrates data from the hospital medical record and the bioinformatics community into a common software platform, with over 100 operating installations worldwide.
NeubertJoel Neubert, Government and Political Account Strategist, Acxiom Corporation.  Joel manages several key customer relationships and is actively bringing new products and services to market. Most recently Joel has been working on the release of a new SaaS segmentation tool for political candidates. Joel is also working to create and launch (September ’14) an integrated solution with IBM that enables real-time access to Acxiom’s investigative data from within IBM’s Analysts Notebook for those in the fight against fraud, waste and abuse. Joel has been working on data driven solutions for the past 18 years with firms like Acxiom, Harbinger, BrainStorm, and Novell. He’s had varying roles over his career such as Partner Relations, Major Accounts Executive, Director of Sales and Marketing, VP of Sales and Marketing, Technical Strategist, Product Manager and Program Manager. Prior to working for Acxiom, Joel was the VP of Sales and Marketing for Harbinger Technologies Group. Harbinger was acquired by Acxiom Corporation in 2008.  Joel has a wife and 4 sons, lives in Utah and is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied business and organizational behavior.
Untitled2Genia Neushloss, Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, Gavroshe USA Genia has strong managerial and technical background spanning over 40 years of professional experience in insurance, finance, manufacturing, mining and telecommunications industries. Genia has developed and conducted training courses in JAD/JRP facilitation and systems re-engineering. She is co-developer of a method-set for Systems Re-engineering. Genia has 30 years specialization in planning, analyzing, designing and building Data Warehouses, and Data Quality Improvement programs. Genia participated in setting up Data Governance programs for numerous clients. She is a member of DAMA. Genia has presented before audiences In Europe, USA and Africa.
NightingaleDeborah Nightingale, Director, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, MIT Deborah has broad-based experience with academia, the private sector and the government. Prof. Nightingale joined the MIT faculty in 1997 and holds a dual appointment in the Engineering Systems Division and the Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Her research interests are centered on complex enterprise integration, enterprise architecting, and organizational transformation. Her current focus on health systems is exemplified by her role as P.I. on several research projects, including an enterprise systems analysis of the DoD system of care for Post-Traumatic Stress, several systems studies for the Veterans Administration, and multiple projects in the civilian sector. In addition, Prof. Nightingale has led several executive transformation engagements in both industry and government.Prior to joining MIT, Prof. Nightingale headed up Strategic Planning and Global Business Development for AlliedSignal Engines. While at AlliedSignal she also held a number of executive leadership positions in operations, engineering, and program management, participating in enterprise-wide operations from concept development to customer support. Prior to joining AlliedSignal, she worked at Wright-Patterson AFB where she served as program manager for computer simulation modeling research, design, and development in support of advanced man-machine design concepts.
NogaJames Noga serves as Vice-President and Chief Information Officer of Partners HealthCare. 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.
petero'kelly_picPeter O’Kelly, CDO ShopAdviser, has been working in the software industry since the early 1980s, long enough to remember when SQL was considered a new and exciting database technology (the first time…). Working as an enterprise application developer and database architect, software product manager, strategist, industry analyst, and Chief Data Officer, he has been consistently focused on information management and collaboration domains throughout his career, spanning roles at organizations including Procter & Gamble, Lotus Development Corp., IBM, Groove Networks, the Patricia Seybold Group, Macromedia, Burton Group, Microsoft, Altova, Savvis, and ShopAdvisor.
Karen O'LeonardKaren O‘Leonard, Vice President of Talent Analytics & Benchmarking Research at Bersin by Deloitte. As the leader of the talent analytics practice, Karen’s primary focus is in helping HR organizations harness their data for better decision-making. Several years ago Karen pioneered Bersin’s industry-leading HR benchmarking and analytics studies, and she continues to provide thought leadership on the strategies, processes, and capabilities needed to build a world-class HR analytics function. Her work delivers insightful analysis and she is an accomplished writer and speaker in the analytics space. Prior to joining Bersin, Karen held senior positions in research, product management, and M&A for Silicon Valley companies Apple, Sun Microsystems, and eBay. With an M.B.A. degree and concentration in Quantitative Methods, Karen brings a solid background in research design and data analysis, together with a keen understanding of business issues, to her work at Bersin by Deloitte.
Andy Palmer January 2013 hrAndy Palmer, Co-Founder & CEO, Tamr, Inc.  Andy co-founded Tamr, Inc. with fellow entrepreneur Michael Stonebraker, PhD, adjunct professor at MIT CSAIL, and Ihab Ilyas, University of Waterloo. Previously, Andy was co-founder and founding CEO of Vertica Systems, a pioneering big data analytics company (acquired by HP).  During his career as an entrepreneur, Andy has served as founding investor, BOD member or advisor to more than 40 start-up companies.  He also served as Global Head of Software Engineering and Architecture at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and as a member of the start-up team and Senior Vice President of Operations and CIO at Infinity Pharmaceuticals.  He earned undergraduate degrees in English,  history and computer science from Bowdoin College, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
UntitledAnnette Pence, Senior Principal, Information Systems Engineer, MITRE Corp. Annette has more than 30 years of experience with the application of information technology–enabling solutions supporting aerospace, finance, classified command and control, and manufacturing. Her experience with managing data spans the entire data lifecycle and includes system design, development, and integration. Ms. Pence is the head of the Information and Data Management Department at The MITRE Corporation’s Center for Connected Government. As a Senior Principal, Information System Engineer, Ms. Pence is responsible for the strategic development and delivery of a targeted set of objectives for government customers, which includes the IRS, DHS, HHS, GPO, Department of Education, HHS and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.Prior to MITRE, Ms. Pence served as Vice President, Data Management Services Division at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Department Manager, Software Integration, Senior Manager, Data Management, for the Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS), at Boeing Information Services and Manager of Database Administration for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Technical and Management Information Systems (TMIS). Her focus is on raising the awareness and furthering the implementation of data management at the enterprise level for government agencies and enabling and facilitating the sharing of information across government agencies.
RandolphLoretta Randolph, Principal Health Care Organizational Strategist,has over 30 years of experience leading organizations and organizational effectiveness efforts.  Her range of experience includes advising governments and institutions on advancing healthcare strategies and programs in more than 10 countries. Most recently at MITRE, as a Ms. Randolph has supported the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in helping them improve internal operations as well as ensuring their national efforts are succinct, yet far reaching and impactful.  Specifically, she has played a key role in the Quality Improvement Organization Restructuring Project as well the development of the first CMS Quality Strategy.
michael_rappaMichael Rappa, Ph.D, Executive Director Institute For Advanced Analytics, North Carolina State University As head of the Institute, Dr. Rappa leads the nation’s first and preeminent Master of Science in Analytics as its founder and principal architect. Before joining NC State as Distinguished University Professor in 1998, he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for nine years. Dr. Rappa has 25 years of experience as a professor working across academic disciplines at the intersection of management and computing. An accomplished researcher and instructor, his passion is to bring an entrepreneurial and forward-thinking mindset to innovation in higher learning. His current role is to prepare a new generation of data savvy professionals for leadership in a digital world. In addition to his duties as director, Rappa is co-principal investigator with Dr. Laurie Williams of the Science of Security Lablet, a large multidisciplinary research project sponsored by the U.S. National Security Agency. The project is run in parallel with sister labs at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dan RiceDan Rice, Solution Engineer at Hortonworks, the 100% open source, enterprise grade distribution of Hadoop. Dan has built his career in the high technology space designing, developing and deploying solutions for large enterprise companies world-wide. During his time at EMC, Dan was able to realize additional efficiencies customers can obtain in storage subsystems by programmatically analyzing metrics and providing recommendations of data placement based on results derived. This quickly ignited his passion for data exploration as he is now able to help other companies realize the benefits of architecting big data solutions on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform.
Tina RosariojpgTina Rosario is a business strategy professional with over 25 years of experience in IT, business process re-engineering, change management and enterprise data management. During her 12 years at SAP, Tina has held executive positions in business operations, consulting services and corporate strategy.  Her expertise ranges from building best practice information governance programs, driving data technology development and managing teams of data stewards and operations. Prior to SAP, Tina was a partner at McKinsey and with that experience initiated the business transformation consulting organization at SAP with a focus on bridging the gap between technology implementation and business strategy.
Jeanne Ross PhotoJeanne Ross, Director & Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for Information Systems Research directs and conducts academic research that targets the challenges of senior level executives at CISR’s more than eighty global sponsor companies. She studies how firms develop competitive advantage through the implementation and reuse of digitized platforms. Her work has appeared in major practitioner and academic journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, MISQ Executive, MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Management Information Systems, IBM Systems Journal, and CIO Magazine. She is co-author of three books: IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain (2009), Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution (2006) through Harvard Business School Press, and IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results (2004). She has served on the faculty of customized courses for a number of major corporations, including PepsiCo, McKinsey, General Electric, TRW, Pfizer, News Corporation, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, IBM, and Credit Suisse. She regularly appears as a speaker at major conferences for IT executives. Jeanne earned a BA at the University of Illinois, an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is a founding senior editor and former editor in chief of MIS Quarterly Executive.
rundenstein-2014Elke A. Rundensteiner is Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and the founding director of the Data Science Program at WPI. She is an internationally recognized expert in data-centric information systems,having spent 25 years of her career focusing on the development of scalable data management technology for advanced applications from sciences, business, to engineering. Her current research includes big data analytics, scalable data stream processing, data stream mining, and large-scale visual information exploration. She has over 350 publications in these and related areas. Her publications on data view technology are heavily cited, and her prototype systems released to public domain are widely used. Her research has been funded by government agencies including NSF, NIH, NSA, DOE, and DOT, and by industry and government labs including IBM, Verizon Labs, GTE, HP Labs, NEC, Mitre Corporation, and Charles River Analytics.  Prof. Rundensteiner has been recipient of numerous honors, including  NSF Young Investigator, Sigma Xi Outstanding Senior Faculty Researcher, WPI Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship award, and WPI Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize. She is on program committees of prestigious conferences in databases, Associate Editor of journals including IEEE Transactions on Data and Knowledge Engineering and VLDB Journal, and PC chair of numerous conferences.
Dominic SartorioDominic Sartorio is Senior Director of Product Management at Informatica, with responsibility for Data Quality, Metadata Management, and the PowerExchange portfolio of products. A 20-year industry veteran, he has held positions in engineering, pre-sales and product management for leading enterprise software companies including Oracle and BEA Systems, and holds a M.Eng in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADavid Saul is Senior Vice-president and Chief Scientist at State Street Corporation, reporting to the chief information officer.  In this role, he is responsible for proposing and assessing new advanced technologies for the organization as well as evaluating technologies already in use at State Street and their likely evolution in order to reinforce the organization’s leadership position in financial services.  Mr. Saul previously was chief information security officer, where he oversaw State Street’s corporate information security program, controls and technology. Prior to that, he managed State Street’s Office of Architecture, where he was responsible for the overall enterprise technology, data and security architecture of the corporation. Mr. Saul joined State Street in 1992 after 15 years with IBM’s Cambridge Scientific Center, where he managed innovations in operating systems virtualization, multiprocessing, networking and personal computers. Mr. Saul serves as a trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 2007 he was honored with a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Award.  American Banker named Mr. Saul as one of its Top Innovators of 2013 for his work on data semantics and standards.  Mr. Saul holds bachelors and master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Schmidt_headshotDiane Schmidt, Managing Director at Noetic Partners, 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.
schreiber photoMark Schreiber, Associate Director of Knowledge Experience at Novartis, has spent the last ten years working in industry informatics, including managing informatics and crossdisciplinary teams as Senior Research Investigator for Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases, Core Developer at Biojava, and Bioinformatics Consultant at AgResearch.  Mark earned his PhD in Bioinformatics at University of Otaga, an MSc in Molecular Biology and BSc in Biochemistry at University of Canterbury.
SienknechtTed Sienknecht is the Chief of Innovation and Analytics for MITRE Corp. He is a leader of complex, cross-organizational initiatives that enable data-driven decisions and enhance value delivery. Ted has more than sixteen years of experience developing corporate capabilities and delivering solutions in the information management, analysis and strategy domains. He has successfully managed the specification, implementation, and governance of mission-critical solutions for multiple government and commercial clients, such as data analytics and visualization, customer insight/research design, enterprise search and content management, and IT strategy. Before joining MITRE, he was a manager at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and at Deloitte Consulting. Ted holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a M.S. with concentration in Management Systems Engineering, both from Virginia Tech.
Smits_Bio_Photo_2013John Smits, Chief Data Officer, Global Business Operations, EMC Corporation, Hopkinton Mass.  As Chief Data Officer for EMC’s Global Business Operations, John is responsible for the generation, processing and analysis of data as a strategic information asset for go-to-market planning and field enlightenment. John leads EMC’s internal Data Science Operations who combine advanced market segmentation techniques; customer data profiling and business analytics to accelerate revenue capture opportunities.  John recently served as Senior Director for Advanced Analytics where he launched EMC’s first internal data science organization – successfully leveraging Big Data resources to deliver critical new insights. Previously, John was Global Director of Digital Marketing for EMC, where he established an account-centric approach to demand generation. Prior to joining EMC, John served in senior marketing and analytical roles for Motorola, Aware, Inc. and Lucent Technologies.  John has an M.B.A. from Babson College of Wellesley, Massachusetts and a B.S. in Marketing from Bentley College of Waltham, Massachusetts. John enjoys spending time with his family in Stow, Mass. and training for the annual Pan-Mass Cycling Challenge.
SoulsbyDon Soulsby is the Enterprise Architecture Practice Leader for Sandhill Consultants. He has an extensive background in enterprise architecture, business intelligence, data modeling methodologies and metadata management. He has over 30 years of experience in the development of operational and decision support applications.  Mr. Soulsby is an excellent communicator and has taught 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 conferences and the Bill Inmon Seminar Series.
StraussDerek Strauss –Chief Data Officer at TD Ameritrade, with responsibility for Data Governance, Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Data Architecture and Data Asset Development.  I’ve been working in Data and Analytics for over 3 decades.  I established and managed numerous enterprise programs and initiatives covering the areas of Advanced Analytics, Data Governance, Data Warehousing, Big Data and Data Quality Improvement. Bill Inmon’s Corporate Information Factory and John Zachman’s Enterprise Architecture Framework have been the foundational cornerstones of my work.  I am a Specialist Workshop Facilitator for Joint Planning and Design workshops. I have spoken at numerous local and international conferences on Data and Analytics topics, including seminars in Europe and Africa.  I have been an active member of The Data Management Association and have been on the faculty of The Data Warehouse Institute and MIT’s CDO Forum and IQ Symposium.  I co-authored the book “DW2.0 – the Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing” – Bill Inmon, Derek Strauss and Genia Neushloss, 2008, Morgan Kaufmann.
Said TabetDr. Said Tabet, Senior Technologist and Industry Standards Strategist, Corporate CTO Office, EMC Said works on challenges around GRC, data and big data, and cloud computing. He is chairman and program committee member of a number of industry standards bodies leading GRC, regulatory reporting and supervision, XBRL and cloud initiatives and collaborating with International regulators, auditors, vendors and end users. Said has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, where he patented innovative approaches to financial information systems architectures, business rules and business process management, spent the last decade designing and implementing Risk and GRC systems, and two decades in the advanced information technology industry delivering solutions in multiple sectors worldwide while sitting on multiple startups’ advisory boards in the US and in Europe. Dr. Tabet is a regular speaker and panelist at industry conferences and international standards meetings, authors and editor of book series and articles.
JTalburtDr. John R. Talburt is the Acxiom Chair of Information Quality at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) where he also serves as the Coordinator for the Information Quality Graduate Program and the Executive Director of the UALR Center for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ). Dr. Talburt is also the Chief Scientist for Black Oak Analytics, LLC, an information quality solutions company based in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Prior to his appointment at UALR he was the leader for research and development and product innovation at Acxiom Corporation, a global leader in information management and customer data integration.  Dr. Talburt is an inventor for several patents related to customer data integration and the author of numerous articles on information quality and entity resolution, and is the author of Entity Resolution and Information Quality (Morgan Kaufmann, 2011) and co-editor of Information Quality and Governance for Business Intelligence (IGI Global, 2014).  He also holds the IAIDQ Information Quality Certified Professional (IQCP).
TempleRastonMark Temple-Raston, Senior Vice President, Citigroup Mark is responsible for data management globally for enterprise architecture and it governance. Previously he was responsible for running technology standards and technology life-cycle management globally at Citigroup. Mark also worked for many years as an enterprise architect for Citigroup’s Corporate IT Systems (compliance, risk and finance, including Basel II). Mark has more than 25 years of experience in IT, with more than 15 years in financial services.
TessyPeta Gay Tessy , Lead Information Architect, Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Peta Gay has more than 20 years of experience in data modeling and data, systems, information, and enterprise architecture in a broad range of domains. She joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 2012 as a data architect, and transferred to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 2013 where she serves as lead information architect. In her role, she is working to establish the Office’s Architecture and Platforms Section, which provides information architecture services across the Federal Reserve Board and supports the Office’s efforts to provide strategic thought leadership, policy setting, and advisory services to optimize Board data and information assets. Peta Gay has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Before joining the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, she held roles in the manufacturing sector and in the space and defense and retail industries in the U.S. and Canada.
Lars - Purple ShirtLars Toomre helps financial firms and their business units optimize Economic Value Added as a trusted advisor for issues that involve financial data, analytics, valuations, risk and technology.  At major financial firms including Lehman Brothers, MetLife, UBS, Citigroup and Munich Re, Lars focused on assessing, modeling, analyzing, pricing, underwriting, transacting in and managing risk, often involving new and/or complex financial risks, like Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs) and weather condition derivatives.  In his “Managing Director” roles at those major institutions, Lars gained crucial experience needed to effectively manage books of risk in assets and liabilities, and crucially to manage the liquidity risk of such arcane and complex investments.  Lars’ specific areas of expertise include computational finance, complex financial engineering models, mortgage and asset-backed securities, reinsurance, risk securitization and other complex transactions, including transformations between multi-class securities, derivatives and/or contracts of insurance.  Lars graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Economics
William Ulrich PhotoWilliam Ulrich, President, TSG, Inc., President, Business Architecture Guild, is a management consultant, mentor and workshop leader. He is President of TSG, Inc., President and Cofounder of the Business Architecture Guild, Co-Chair of OMG Business Architecture SIG, Editorial Director of the Business Architecture Institute and Senior Consultant, Cutter Consortium. Mr. Ulrich works with organizations to deliver actionable strategies and transformation solutions. Mr. Ulrich has authored and coauthored several books including Business Architecture: The Art & Practice of Business Transformation and Information Systems Transformation.
villanustreDr Flavio Villanustre, VP Technology Architecture & Product, LexisNexis – Vice President of Technology Architecture and Product for LexisNexis and HPCC Systems. In this position, Flavio is responsible for Information and Physical Security, overall infrastructure strategy and new product development. Prior to 2001, Dr. Villanustre served in different companies in a variety of roles in infrastructure, information security and information technology. In addition, Dr. Villanustre has been involved with the open source community for over 15 years through multiple initiatives. Some of these include founding the first Linux User Group in Buenos Aires (BALUG) in 1994, releasing several pieces of software under different open source licenses, and evangelizing open source to different audiences through conferences, training and education. Prior to his technology career, Dr. Villanustre was a neurosurgeon.
wasserAndrew Wasser is the Associate Dean of the School of Information Systems & Management at Carnegie Mellon University. He is responsible for three of the highest ranked graduate programs in applied business/information technology in the nation and is Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon’s CIO Institute. Recently, Andy launched a Business Intelligence & Data Analytics program for full-time and distance masters students. Andy teaches Global IT sourcing and IT Architecture on campus, at the CIO Institute, and to students in Australia and Latin America. His career has centered on applying business technology in large financial service environments. Before entering academia, Andy served as the Director of Mellon Financial Corporation’s Project Office, where he and his team achieved CMM Level 3 certification for over 1,000 software professionals. At Mellon, Andy established an enterprise-wide offshore IT outsourcing program, successfully implementing standard practices for workload selection, vendor management, compliance, and reporting. From 1995-2000, he served as the CIO of the Dreyfus Corporation, leading more than 200 technologists at one of the nation’s leading mutual fund and retirement services companies. He has a degree in Economics from The University of Chicago and an MS degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
RichardWatson_30342-014Richard Watson is the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Terry College at the University of Georgia. Professor Watson has published over 160 journal articles and written books on electronic commerce, data management, and energy informatics. His work has been accepted by leading academic and practitioner journals and has been translated into several languages. His most recent research focuses on Energy Informatics, the role of IS in creating sustainable business practices, and IS leadership. Dr. Watson has given invited presentations to practitioners and academics in more than 30 countries.  Professor Watson is a visiting researcher at the Viktoria Institute in Sweden, the International Co-Coordinator for the PhD in Information Systems at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, and the Research Director for the Advanced Practices Council of the Society of Information Management, an exclusive forum for senior IS executives. He served as a consulting editor for John Wiley & Sons for over a decade. Dr. Watson has served as President of the Association for Information Systems, the major academic society for IS faculty, and was co-conference chair for the 2004 meeting of the International Conference on Information Systems, the pre-eminent IS conference. He has served as a senior editor for MIS Quarterly, the leading IS journal. Professor Watson received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where he studied on a Fulbright award, and his MBA from Monash University in Australia. In addition he holds a Diploma in Computation and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Western Australia. He is a fellow of the Association for Information Systems and the Royal Society for the Arts. In 2011, he received the Association for Information Systems’ LEO award, which is given for exceptional life time achievement in Information Systems.
Wise-MartinezPamela Wise-Martinez, Senior Strategic Enterprise Architect for the Office of the Director of Intelligence (ODNI), is responsible for articulating and delivering the Information Sharing Environment (ISE), Interoperability Framework Integrated Landscape (I2FIL). The I2FIL implements a holistic approach using cross-linking business and technical management disciplines in Architecture, Profiles, and Industry Standards and Specifications. Recently, announced as tech lead Cyber Security and Threat Modeling initiatives in collaboration with Object Management Group and PM-ISE.  As the Chief Architect at the National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, she architected the Cloud Service Layer Architecture, articulating an Enterprise Lifecycle Management approach, Conceptual Architecture, Prescriptive Architecture and Transition Plan, implementing enterprise governance approach via FEA, TOGAF and SOA, and the best business practices Cloud Computing, IPv6, Shared Services and Identity and Credential Access Management strategies, recognized as a Center of Excellence in EA Governance.  As the Principal Organizational Change Project Lead, for the largest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system deployment in the federal government, the “Financial Business Management System (FBMS)” over 800 million dollars, at the Department of Interior. She led the analysis of over 200 reengineered business processes, through enterprise communications, delivering business- to-technology strategic alignment, developing key performance metrics, providing executive coaching, and business impact and risk assessments for key business owners and training to over 65,000 end-users, via ACENDENT methodology. As the Chief Technology Officer, and Application Integration Architect for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Crimes Center, she drove first adoption of VoIP, SOA, XML, XHTML, BPEL, BPMN and secure object oriented solutions and encrypted data base transactions, supporting computer forensics, Internet crime, and child exploitation. Ms. Martinez has a Masters of Science in Engineering and Technology Management from George Washington University and Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT from ISACA.
woodsDavid WoodsPrincipal Partner EIM Strategy – DATUM LLC.  With over twenty years of deep practical knowledge of information management strategy, information governance and data migration leadership, David Woods is one of the industry’s most recognized and sought after voices on the key issues ailing major corporations with highly sensitive data driven systems. David’s valuable perspective on solving key information management challenges is derived from experience as both an external consultant and as an executive leading within a Fortune 50 organization. Prior to founding DATUM, David was responsible for Global Master Data for the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies where he led a world-class effort in establishing an information management vision, process standardization and implementation of a leading edge portfolio of SAP data management tools. David possesses both the vision of what is possible with current technologies as well as the awareness of what is practical from a business transformation and a change-management perspective.
Wurman pic2Pete Wurman is currently CTO of Kiva Systems, the Boston-based company that pioneered the use of mobile robotics in warehouses and distribution facilities. Pete joined Kiva in 2004 as a technical co-founder with Raff D’Andrea to help founder Mick Mountz bring his vision to life. In May of 2012, Kiva was acquired by  Prior to joining Kiva, Pete was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Pete’s teaching focus was e-commerce systems, and his research focused on electronic auctions (especially combinatorial auctions), multi-agent systems, and resource allocation. Unfortunately, he never got to savor the fruits of earning tenure, as the Kiva opportunity had become too attractive and he moved his family to Boston.  Pete earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan in 1999, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. in 1987.
TomYosickTom Yosick is Senior Software Architect and Product Lead for Analytics at Epic. Tom has over 20 years of software development experience, and led Epic’s Clinical Informatics research and development team prior to his current role overseeing the Cogito healthcare analytics suite, where he focuses on population health, data warehousing, data visualization, and predictive analytics. Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington.
YinleZhouDr. Yinle Zhou is an IBM software architect and data scientist in the InfoSphere MDM development group in Austin, Texas.  She is also an Affiliate Member of the Graduate Faculty at University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Zhou holds a PhD in Integrated Computing with Emphasis in Information Quality from UALR where her doctoral research focused on modeling the management of entity identity information in entity resolution systems.  She also holds a Master of Science in Information Quality from UALR, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Electronic Commerce from Nanjing University in China, and the Information Quality Certified Professional (IQCP) credential issued by the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ). She is co-editor of Information Quality and Governance for Business Intelligence (IGI Global, 2014), and her research and publications are in areas of information quality, identity management, entity and identity resolution, and social computing.