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2021 Speakers

Adita Karkera, Deloitte

Adita Karkera has over 21 years’ experience at the intersection of data, business and information technology. She has a proven record of...

Adrián Quilis, Mercado Libre

Adrián Quilis is the Business Intelligence Sr Director at Mercado Libre. In this role, he is responsible for developing an analytical culture...

Alan Rodriguez, Accesr

Alan Rodriguez is a product and data leader with 20+ years’ experience envisioning and building cutting edge digital solutions. Alan has a...

Alex Scroggins, YourDataConnect

Alex Scroggins is YourDataConnect’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). His responsibilities in this role include promoting best practices within the organization, developing the...

Alexander Erofeev, Gazprom Neft

Alexander Erofeev is a data governance professional with more than 15 years of experience in 3 industries - telco, banking and oil&gas....

Alexander Hanff, Amari.ai Inc

Alexander Hanff is a globally respected privacy expert and advocate for privacy and data ethics. He has a uniquely diverse background in computer...

Aliyu Aziz, Integrated Engineering Associates

Engr. Aliyu Aziz Abubakar has over 30 years of post qualification experience in engineering, Information Technology, and management spanning both public and...

Allyson Alston, Digital Lighthouse

Allyson is a Managing Director in KPMG's Management Digital Lighthouse Advisory practice with 25 years of experience implementing data management solutions to...

Amy Gershkoff Bolles, Bitly

A 3-time Chief Data Officer at Zynga, Ancestry, and currently Bitly, Dr. Amy Gershkoff Bolles is an expert in data, analytics, and...

Andy Palmer, Tamr

Andy Palmer, CEO and Co-Founder at Tamr  Previously, Andy was co-founder and founding CEO of Vertica Systems, a pioneering big data analytics...

Anne Flanagan, World Economic Forum

Anne is an expert in data and technology policy with more than a decade of experience at the frontier of international policy...

Antti Poikola, MyData Global, Finland

Poikola is a data economy specialist boosting data sharing and a human-centric approach to personal data. He is a founding member of...

Ashish Verma, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Ashish Verma is the Data and Analytics Modernization Market Offering US and Global leader of Deloitte Consulting’s Analytics and Cognitive practice that...

Ben Sabloff, KeyBank

Ben Sabloff is responsible for analytics, modeling and internal business strategy consulting across the bank, supporting among many areas of the bank,...

Bettina Goerner, Centogene

Bettina Goerner is Chief Data Officer at Centogene, a genome diagnostics company for rare diseases. Prior to that, she served at Springer...

Blake Brannon, OneTrust

As Chief Strategy Officer, Blake Brannon oversees all aspects of OneTrust’s product, engineers, and R&D, and is responsible for defining the privacy,...

Bob Parr, KPMG

Bob brings over 25 years of Financial Services experience in both the US and Canada. During that time, he developed 25+ years...

Cardinal Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, The Vatican

Vincenzo Paglia (born 20 April 1945) is an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and...

Cathy Doss, Federal Reserve Bank

Cathy Doss joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond as Chief Data Officer in 2018. In this inaugural role at the Bank,...

Cecilia Orellana-Rojas, Ph.D., Strategy & Research National Diversity Council

Cecilia Orellana-Rojas joined the National Diversity Council (NDC) in 2013 as vice president of strategy and research. In this role, she provides...

Chris Bergh, DataKitchen

Chris Bergh is the Founder, CEO, and Head Chef at DataKitchen. Chris has more than 25 years of research, software engineering, data analytics,...

Cindi Howson, ThoughtSpot

Cindi is an analytics and BI expert with 20-plus years’ experience and a flair for bridging business needs with technology. Cindi was previously a Gartner...

Deval Motka, Quicken Loans

Born in India. Made in Germany. Seasoned in America. Deval is a Petite Leader, Mother and Runner who uses Tough Love to...

Diane Schmidt, London Stock Exchange Group

Diane Schmidt has more than 25 years of experience in data management with a proven record of successes in developing governance, operations,...

Didier Navez, Dawex

Didier Navez is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Alliances at Dawex, a leading data exchange technology company pioneering the data economy...

Donald Heckman, Guidehouse

Donald Heckman, a cybersecurity subject matter expert, is a Director in Guidehouse’s Advanced Solutions. He is the Defense Cyber Solutions Leader developing...

Douglas Laney, Symposium Co-Director, West Monroe

Doug Laney is the Data & Analytics Strategy Innovation Fellow at West Monroe where he consults to business, data, and analytics leaders...

Dr Raul Palma, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center

Raul has more than 16 years of experience in research and development (R&D) in different areas related to Artificial Intelligence, including knowledge...

Dr. (MD) Marcin Hanczaruk, The Alliance for Innovation Foundation, Poland

MD graduated in 1997. He has nearly 20 years’ experience in business adaptation to changing environment leading to transformation for profitable growth,...

Dr. Cezary Mazurek, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center

For over 25 years of professional activity at PSNC, Cezary has been involved in building Polish Cyber Infrastructure for science. He has...

Dr. Chaitan Baru, National Science Foundation

Dr. Chaitanya Baru is Senior Science Advisor in the Convergence Accelerator Office. He is there on assignment from the San Diego Supercomputer...

Dr. James Short, Ph.D., San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego

Jim Short is a Lead Scientist at San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego (SDSC). He is a data scientist interested...

Dr. Michael Stonebraker, MIT CSAIL

Michael Stonebraker is an adjunct professor at MIT CSAIL and a database pioneer who specializes in database management systems and data integration....

Dr. Naguib F. Attia, IBM Global University Programs

Dr. Naguib Attia is a Distinguished Engineer and VP of IBM Global University Programs. He is responsible for setting up IBM academic...

Dr. Pieter De Leenheer, Collibra

Pieter De Leenheer is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and computer scientist. He cofounded Collibra, a unicorn software venture, that spun off from his research...

Dr. Sreekar Krishna, KPMG

Sreekar is a leader specializing in large-volume data analytics, machine learning, natural language processing and artificial intelligence within the KPMG Lighthouse Data...

Dr. Tom Haegemans, Digita

Tom Haegemans is Co-Founder and Research Lead of Digita and a Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Leuven. He holds a...

Dr. WooYoung Chung, MIT CDOIQ Program

Dr. WooYoung Chung currently serves as Co-Director for Research & Teaching in the Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (CDOIQ) Program at...

Ed Kelly, State of Texas

Ed Kelly has over 35 years' experience in business and information technology. He currently serves as the Chief Data Officer for the...

Eileen M. Vidrine, US Air Force

Eileen M. Vidrine is the Air Force Chief Data Officer, Headquarters, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. She develops and implements strategies...

Elizabeth Puchek, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services

Elizabeth Puchek joined USCIS in 2018 to help design the Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO). Beth led the development of...

Frank Ponzio, Symbolic Systems

Frank J Ponzio Jr is a thought-leader in the fields of military and commercial Information quality. He has received US patents related to...

Gabriel S. Eichler, Ph.D., Novartis

Gabriel is the VP and Head of Data for Novartis’s enterprise-wide R&D & Real-World data unification project, Data42.  He and his team...

Gavin Littlejohn, FDATA Global

Gavin Littlejohn serves as Chair of the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA), which is a trade association for firms who use...

George W. Handy, Alliance for Innovation (AFI), Poland and the United States

George W. Handy was a senior executive in government and industry before becoming engaged in 1992 in support of the post-Cold War...

Grant Gilkerson, 84.51

Grant Gilkerson currently leads a team of more than 20 data scientists who deliver recommender systems and customer insights to Kroger’s e-commerce...

Gregory Little, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense

Mr. Gregory Little was appointed the Deputy Comptroller for Enterprise Data and Business Performance (EDBP), in the Office of the Under Secretary...

Guillaume Thfoin, Majid AI Futtaim

Guillaume Thfoin is Head of Business Analytics at Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the...

Imad Syed, PiLog Group

Senior executive, Digital advisory, Visionary Leader with vast experience in conceiving & designing enterprise information management solutions, data strategies for medium to...

Ivan Herrero Bartolome, Intercorp

Ivan currently serves as the Chief Data Officer at Intercorp, a Peruvian corporation operating in retail, entertainment, finance, education and healthcare, leading...

Jack O’Meara, Guidehouse

Jack O’Meara is a Director in the Guidehouse Advanced Solutions Cybersecurity practice and leads the Cyber Incident Prevention and Response, and Litigation...

Jay Zaidi, AlyData

Jay is AlyData’s founder and Managing Partner.  AlyData specializes in CDO Advisory, Data & AI Governance and Insights creation. He is a...

Jeanette Mumbeck, 84.51

Jeanette Mumbeck is the manager for the 84.51° Science Function – a group dedicated toward longer-term research and development. Her area covers...

Jeffrey Giles, Sandhill Consultants

Jeffrey Giles is Principal Architect at Sandhill Consultants. He has over 15 years’ experience in information technology and is a recognized Data...

Jennifer Curtiss, Freddie Mac

Jennifer Curtiss serves as chief data officer for Freddie Mac, charged with delivering on data management innovation and control. She oversees the...

Joe Caserta, Caserta

Joe Caserta is an internationally recognized public speaker, entrepreneur, technologist, and founding President of Caserta. Joe co- authored The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit, an industry...

Joe DosSantos, Qlik

Joe is responsible for the alignment of business and technology to deploy the 3rd generation of business intelligence at Qlik to enable...

John Bottega, EDM Council

John Bottega is a senior data management strategist and executive with over 38 years of experience in the finance industry.  Over his...

John Talburt, UA Little Rock

John R. Talburt, PhD, IQCP, CDMP is the Acxiom Chair of Information Quality, Coordinator of the Computer and Information Sciences PhD Program,...

Johnathon Reardon, Liberty Mutual

Over the past 20 years, Johnathan had the chance to work across all parts of the insurance value chain, a multitude of...

Jose Murillo, Grupo Financiero Banorte

Jose Murillo established and leads the Analytics Business Unit at Banorte –the second largest financial group in Mexico. His group has been...

Juan Tello, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Juan is a Principal in Deloitte’s Strategy & Analytics practice and is Deloitte Consulting's Chief Data Officer.  He is responsible for fostering...

Justin Borgman, Starburst

Justin Borgman is a subject matter expert on all things big data & analytics. Prior to founding Starburst, he was Vice President...

Justin Scott Magruder, Science Applications International Corp.

Justin is the Chief Data Officer for Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), a Fortune 500 Information technology integrator based in Reston, Virginia. ...

Karthik Kirubakaran, CVS Health

Karthik’s past engagements have been multifaceted from strategy through implementation, working with business, technology, and enterprise executives as a trusted advisor on...

Ken Kryst, PwC

Ken is a partner in PwC’s Analytic Insights competency, focused on helping clients tackle complex business challenges through the use of data...

Ken Priyadarshi, EY

He is a strategy, architecture, and engineering executive serving multi-billion-dollar service lines within EY.  Ken has served C-suite and Fortune 100 clients...

Kjersten Moody, Prudential Financial

Kjersten Margaret Moody is Chief Data Officer at Prudential Financial responsible for the enterprise data and analytics function including the enterprise data...

Lauren Sager Weinstein

Lauren Sager Weinstein, Chief Data Officer, at Transport for London (TfL), leads TfL in using our vast amounts of system data to...

Luk Arbuckle, Privacy Analytics

Luk Arbuckle is Chief Methodologist at Privacy Analytics, providing strategic leadership in how to responsibly use and share data, and innovation into...

Lydia Clougherty Jones, Gartner

Lydia Clougherty Jones is a Sr. Research Director in the Data and Analytics Group. Ms. Jones covers data and analytics strategy, data...

Lynne Schneider, IDC

Lynne Schneider is Research Director leading IDC's Data as a Service (DaaS) and Location and Geospatial Intelligence market research and advisory practices....

Maria Villar, SAP

Maria C Villar has over 25 years of experience as a Chief Data Officer responsible for building enterprise data management organizations from...

Marianne Bailey, Guidehouse

Marianne Bailey is a partner at Guidehouse who leads the Advanced Solutions Cybersecurity practice to provide strategies and solutions which enable Guidehouse...

Marion Mesnage, Amadeus Nexwave

Marion is leading Amadeus Nexwave, with the mission to incubate the next generation of Amadeus businesses, which will shape the travel experience...

Mark E. Krzysko, Department of Defense

Mark E. Krzysko serves in ASD(A)/AE/AD&A as the Principal Deputy Director and is in charge of Enterprise Information. In this senior leadership...

Mark Johnson, Fusion Alliance

Mark I Johnson is Southwest Ohio Regional Vice President, and Strategic Data Management & Analytics Executive Leader at Fusion Alliance.  Mr. Johnson’s...

Maximilian Groth, Decentriq

Maximilian Groth is the CEO and co-founder of decentriq, a SaaS company founded in 2019 that enables organizations to create secure data...

Michael Conlin, Definitive Logic

Mr. Conlin served as the first Chief Data Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as the first Chief Business...

Mike Pearl, PwC

Mike is a Partner in PwC's US Consulting business serving as PwC's Global Cloud Computing and Data Platform Leader. He is also...

Mikitaka Hayashi, DAMA-Asia

32 years of Professional Experiences and Knowledges in Information Management in various fields such as Database, System Architecture, Requirement Analysis and Project...

Mohammed Aaser, McKinsey & Company

Mohammed Aaser is Chief Data Officer at McKinsey & Company, where he leads McKinsey’s efforts on Data Innovation, which includes the development...

Naokazu “Nick” Morita, Japan Data Exchange, Inc.

Graduated Faculty of Law, Keio University in 1989. Prior to founding Japan Data Exchange, Inc (J-DEX) in 2016, he spent nearly 20...

Navrina Singh, Credo.AI

Navrina Singh is a seasoned customer centric, data driven, global technology and product leader with proven track record of operationalizing strategy, driving...

Nick Hart, Ph.D, Data Foundation

Nick Hart is the president of the Data Foundation, a non-profit think tank that works to improve government and society by using...

Nino Letteriello, FIT Group & DAMA

Internationally recognised Data Management expert and advisor, recipient of various awards including the DAMA International Excellence Award 2020, DATAIQ Top 100 Most...

Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole, IIM and IUIM

Founder and President of the Institute of Information Management (IIM) Africa and the International University of Information Management (IUIM). Oyedokun is a...

Peggy Tsai, BigID

Peggy Tsai is currently Vice President of Data Solutions at BigID. BigID is an advanced AI data discovery platform that helps enterprises...

Peter Aiken, Virginia Commonwealth University

Peter Aiken, an acknowledged Data Management (DM) authority, is an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, President DAMA International, and Associate Director...

Raj Nimmagadda, Sanofi, US

Raj Nimmagadda is Global Head R&D Data Office at Sanofi, leading the establishment of data strategy and data governance framework, data policies,...

Ram Kumar, Cigna

Ram Kumar is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer of Cigna’s International Markets where he is responsible for driving data and analytics...

Randy Bean, New Vantage Partners

Randy Bean is a noted author, speaker, and thought-leader in the field of data-driven business transformation. He is founder and chief executive...

Ranjana Young, Cardinal Health

Ranjana Young is Vice president, Head of Enterprise Data for Cardinal Health, where she has overall responsibility for the company’s Enterprise Data...

Ravi Shankar, Denodo

Ravi Shankar is the senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Denodo. He is responsible for Denodo’s global marketing efforts including...

Richard Schaeffer, Jr., National Security Agency

Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr. is a former Senior Executive with the National Security Agency (NSA), with over 40 years total U.S. Government...

Richard Y. Wang, Founder & Director, MITCDOIQ Program

Richard Y. Wang is Director of the MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (CDOIQ) Program. He is a pioneer and leader in...

Robert Audet, Guidehouse

Mr. Audet leads Guidehouse’s Data Management Team, and advises federal and commercial CDOs on better managing and leveraging data as an asset....

Robert Borka, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

Mr. Robert Borka is the Director for Naval Acquisition Policy within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research,...

Robert Lutton, Symposium Co-Director, Sandhill Consultants

Robert Lutton, runs Sandhill Consultants North America and had been directly responsible for creating an organization that delivers technology, service, products and...

Roberto Maranca, Schneider Electric

With more than 25 years of experience in the world of IT and Data, Roberto has spent most his working life with...

Sachin Khairnar, PwC

Sachin leads Data, Analytics and AI advisory services for Data, Analytics & AI for Technology, Media & Communications industry. He specializes in...

Sadie Lawrence, Women in Data

Sadie St. Lawrence is the Founder and Executive Director of Women in Data, an international non-profit organization focused on increasing diversity in...

Salomon De Jager, PiLog Group

Dr Salomon de Jager completed his Hons. B-Eng. degree (Mech. Ind.) in 1978 at the University of Stellenbosch South Africa. During his...

Sami Laine, Siili

Information management practitioner and best paper awarded researcher with over 15 years’ experience in several business sectors. During the years, he has...

Sanjeev Vohra, Accenture Applied Intelligence

Sanjeev Vohra is the global lead of Accenture Applied Intelligence. He is a seasoned leader and respected innovator with more than 18...

Sarah Lyons, Privacy Analytics

Sarah Lyons is the General Manager of Privacy Analytics, an IQVIA company. Sarah helps Privacy Analytics’ clients use and share sensitive data...

Satyen Sangani, Alation

Satyen is the CEO of Alation and a co-founder. In founding Alation, he aspired to help people dispassionately observe the world around...

Scott Harrison, Parkland Health and Hospital System

Scott Harrison is the Vice President of Enterprise Data Services/Chief Data Officer at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas.  He...

Sébastien Picardat, Agdatahub

As an expert in strategy and organization in agriculture, Sébastien has solid experience in information technology and institutional relations in the agricultural...

Simmi Bhargava, Adobe

My passions are solving complex business problems, building lasting relationships, delivering solutions in the cloud or on premise, navigating uncharted territory.  I...

Srini Sankar, The Hanover Insurance Group

Srini is a visionary senior executive with 25 years of experience in leading and managing a global data and analytics organization. He...

Steve Orrin, Intel

Steve Orrin is Intel’s Federal CTO and a Senior Principal Engineer. He leads Public Sector Solution Architecture, Strategy, and Technology Engagements and...

Stewart Bond, IDC

Stewart Bond is Research Director of IDC’s Data Integration and Integrity Software service. Mr. Bond’s core research coverage includes watching emerging trends...

Sunil Soares, YourDataConnect

Sunil Soares is the Founder and CEO of YourDataConnect, the industry's first Data Monetization Platform. Prior to this role, Sunil was the...

Susan Cook, Zaloni

Susan cook is the CEO at Zaloni, with decades of experience in enterprise software sales, strategy, and consulting; specializing in Data and...

Tasha Austin, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Tasha is a principal in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Government and Public Services practice and has nearly 20 years of professional services...

Todd James, Fidelity Investments

Todd James is a Senior Vice President at Fidelity Investments focused on driving digital transformation through advanced analytics.  Since 2017, he built...

Tom Andriola, UC Irvine & UCI Health

Tom Andriola joined the University of California, at Irvine (UCI) as the Vice Chancellor for Information, Technology and Data. He is responsible...

Tom Dunlap, London Stock Exchange Group

Tom Dunlap is the Group Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Head of Enterprise Data Governance of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). ...

Tracy Daniels, Truist

Tracy Daniels is the Chief Data Officer for Truist. In this role, Daniels leads the Truist team dedicated to enterprise capabilities of...

Usama Fayyad, Open Insights, Institute for Experiential AI @ Northeastern University

Usama Fayyad is Chairman of Open Insights focusing on AI, BigData strategy, and new business models for Data. He is the Inaugural...

Victor Bocking, Deloitte

More than 25 years of experience leading insight and data driven transformational programs to improve customer experience / revenue growth, drive operational...

Wayne Eckerson, Eckerson Group

Wayne Eckerson is an internationally recognized thought leader in business intelligence and analytics who thinks critically, writes clearly, and presents persuasively about...

Wendy Harrington, TIAA

Wendy Harrington is Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer and Head of Enterprise Strategy and Data Solutions. In this role, she has...

Wesley Rhodes, Kroger

Wesley Rhodes is the VP of Research & Development and Technology Transformation for Kroger.  Wesley is responsible to provide a pipeline of...

Will Bible, Deloitte & Touche LLP

As the chief digital officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP, Will is responsible for digital transformation for the US Audit & Assurance...

William J. Parker, Ph.D., Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

Dr. Parker joined the Defense Acquisition University faculty after serving 23 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and working in the defense...

Wynand Nortje, PiLog Group

Mr Wynand Nortje obtained his Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and furthered his studies with a B.Sc...