Analytics Frontiers Conference 2017 March 29-31, 2017, The Ritz Carlton, Charlotte NC

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Analytics Frontiers is your opportunity to learn, strategize, and connect. Join senior executives, entrepreneurs, software engineers, data scientists, and other influencers in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. You will gain insights and approaches to implementation, security, analysis, and more. Be inspired by thought leaders, industry experts, and Nate Silver! 3-day flex passes make it easy to get the content you need. 

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New this year, the 3-day flex pass gets you a seat for the content you need, and lets you share that seat with others when you aren’t attending. Personalize a schedule that suits you and a friend or coworker, allowing you to get the most out of what Analytics Frontiers has to offer: a diverse educational experience, case studies from industry leaders, and a connection to local job seekers.

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Keynote Speakers

Nate Silver - Keynote Speaker

Nate Silver
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Founder,, Author, “The Signal And The Noise.” Fast Company’s No. 1 “Most Creative People in Business.” Mr. Silver will speak on “Powerful Predictions Through Data Analytics.” Nate Silver has become today’s leading statistician through his innovative analyses of political polling. He first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the result of the primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. In 2012, he called 50 of the 50 states.


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ric elias

Ric Elias

Ric Elias is the CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures – a marketing and technology company headquartered in Charlotte, NC.  In 2007 Red Ventures was ranked 4th on the Inc. 500 list and in 2015 the company was valuated at more than 1 billion dollars. ​ In 2009, Elias was a survivor of Flight 1549, also known as the miracle on the Hudson, an event which changed his life and led to his widely viewed TED Talk “3 things I learned while my plane crashed.” His leadership style has earned him noteworthy recognition; in 2011 he was named an Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2016 he was inducted into the Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.


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Tim Guerry keynote speaker

Tim Guerry

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Tim serves asRetail & Preferred Technology and GWIM T&O Data Quality & Control executive at Bank of America. In this role, Tim leads a team responsible for the data ecosystem required to run our businesses. This includes ensuring data is accurate, timely and has the proper risk controls; supporting current and emerging analytics capabilities and data platforms,  supporting client, customer and marketing applications and the execution of line-of-business data strategies.


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Ritika Gunnar

Ritika Gunnar

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Ritika Gunnar is the Vice President of IBM’s Data and Analytics Business. In this role, she is responsible for the offering management and P&L for offerings including Hadoop, Spark, Predictive Analytics [SPSS Business], Prescriptive Analytics [CPLEX] and Entity Analytics.She is also responsible for defining our next generation analytics capabilities.


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Vikram JoshiVikram Joshi
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Vikram Joshi’s technical background spans multiple disciplines such as operating systems, parallel and distributed systems, databases, storage, media, and computer graphics. Prior to co-founding Xcalar, Inc., Vikram founded IO Turbine that specialized in software to accelerate virtualized systems and storage using flash (acquired by Fusion-io), and PixBlitz Studios where he developed video advertising technology for broadcast sports and entertainment. At Oracle, his work included doubling database performance on 12 to 64 way SMPs and laying the foundation for the Exadata appliance group. Prior to that Vikram worked on video on demand and a video game server at Silicon Graphics. At Sun Microsystems, he worked on the Solaris virtual memory subsystem and the Spring Microkernel (Sunlabs). He holds a MS (Hons.) in Physics and a BE (Hons.) in Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.


Rebecca Ye keynoteRebecca Ye
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Rebecca Ye was one of the founding members of Google’s Cloud Platform. She spent over five years at Google building the early partner ecosystem and launched the global Partner Program with a few hundred partners. She helped conceive and execute the partner strategy for worldwide launches of Google App Engine, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud Bigtable and Google Cloud Dataproc. Prior to Google, Rebecca was one of the top sales managers at Oracle where she was consecutively awarded the "Most Valued Player" for three years. Rebecca holds MASc and MBA degrees from The University of British Columbia.



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