Speakers

Nate Silver

FiveThirtyEight.com

Author

Nate Silver

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...

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Ric Elias

Red Ventures

CEO

Ric Elias

Ric Elias is the CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures – a marketing and technology company headquartered just south of Charlotte, NC. A native to Puerto Rico, Ric attended Boston College and Harvard...

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Tim Guerry

Bank of America

Retail & Preferred Technology and GWIM T&O Data Quality & Control Executive

Tim Guerry

Tim Guerry serves as Retail...

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Ritika Gunnar

IBM

Vice President, Data and Analytics

Ritika Gunnar

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...

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Vikram Joshi

Xcalar

CEO and Co-Founder

Vikram Joshi

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...

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Rebecca Ye

Xcalar

COO and Co-Founder

Rebecca Ye

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...

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Nitin Agrawal

Deloitte Consulting

Managing Director, Banking and Securities

Nitin Agrawal

Nitin is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Banking and Securities practice with focus on analytics and information management. He has over 15 years of experience in implementing large scale risk and...

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Jennifer Anderson

North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communication (NCHICA)

Executive Director

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson is the executive director of NCHICA—The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, a non-profit healthcare organization with a mission of transforming the...

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Chris Beorkrem

UNC Charlotte, School of Architecture

Chris Beorkrem

Chris Beorkrem is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He currently serves as a coordinator for the Digital Arts Center (darts....

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Christopher Blanchette

Precision Health Economics

Vice President, Evidence Strategy, Generation & Communication

Christopher Blanchette

Dr. Blanchette is Vice President, Evidence Strategy, Generation & Communication for Precision Health Economics, part of Precision for Medicine.  He has focused his career on assessing real-...

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Robin Blom

Ball State University

Robin Blom

Robin Blom is a graduate director and assistant professor of journalism at Ball State University where he teaches media analytics, data journalism, communication theory, and media law and ethics....

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Ron Bodkin

Teradata

CTO Architecture and Services

Ron Bodkin

Ron is responsible for leading the global emerging technology team focusing on Artificial Intelligence, GPU and Blockchain. Responsible for leading global consulting teams for enterprise...

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Rebecca Boyles

RTI International

Program Manager, Bioinformatics

Rebecca Boyles

Rebecca Boyles has nearly 20 years of experience in environmental health science research with a focus on data science applications, including data management technologies and data integration. She...

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Nicole Bradley

IBM Core Watson Platform

Watson Platform Specialist

Nicole Bradley

Nicole is a native Virginian who has been in Technology since 1993. She moved from the hardware and storage space to software and specifically Analytics, Advanced and Business Intelligence in 2010....

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Anu Brookins

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Leader, Digital Process Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence

Anu Brookins

Anu is Master Black Belt and Leader, Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence at Cisco.  Anu has a team of Master Black Belt Six Sigma professionals that support Cisco leaders in fostering...

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Victor Chen, PhD

UNC Charlotte, Belk College of Business

Professor

Victor Chen, PhD

Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor of International Management at The Belk College of Business, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), where he teaches global business strategy at both...

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Melissa Coates

SentryOne

Business Intelligence Architect

Melissa Coates

Melissa Coates is a Business Intelligence Architect with SentryOne. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, she specializes in delivering Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence solutions...

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Kent Colling

BluEyeQ, LLC.

Managing Director

Kent Colling

Kent Colling founded BluEyeQ LLC to pursue a long time entrepreneurial goal of revealing the Vision and Intelligence hidden within data.  Throughout his extensive career in data communications...

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Richard Cooperstein

Andrew Davidson & Co.

Director, Model Risk Management

Richard Cooperstein

• 25+ years creating and using options-based analytic infrastructure to value, manage and invest in various types of credit risk o Senior Consultant, Andrew Davidson...

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Patrick Curry

IBM Watson Health: Explorys

Global Commercial Leader: Clinical Data and Analytics

Anil Daniel

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Software Manager

Anil Daniel

Anil is a Software Development Manager at Cisco Systems, with around 20 years of experience in IT industry in architecture, design and development of enterprise class applications. He is currently...

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Peter Darragh

Mariner

Michael Dulin

Tresata

Chief Medical Officer

Michael Dulin

Michael Dulin, MD, PhD is the Chief Medical Officer for Tresata Health, a next generation healthcare analytics software company based in Charlotte, NC.  He also directs the Academy for...

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Jake Finkelstein

Method Savvy

Jake Finkelstein

Jake Finkelstein is the Founder & CEO of Method Savvy; a Durham, NC based full-service marketing agency that uses data-driven strategies to help growth-stage and enterprise...

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Leonard Fishman

data.world

Leonard Fishman

Len Fishman leads business development at Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B-Corp, data.world. Launched in 2016, data.world’s mission is to build the world’s most collaborative, abundant, and...

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Mikael Hagstroem

McKinsey Analytics

Partner and COO

Mikael Hagstroem

Mikael joined McKinsey in 2015, bringing more than a decade of senior leadership experience in driving value through big data and advanced analytics. He has practical expertise in helping companies...

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Doug Hague

Bank of America Merchant Services

Chief Analytics Officer

Doug Hague

Doug Hague is the Executive Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer for Bank of America Merchant Services. He is responsible for influencing business and portfolio strategies through data research...

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Sara Imhof

NC Biotechnology Center

Senior Director, Precision Medicine

Sara Imhof

Sara Imhof, Ph.D., is a Senior Director overseeing the Precision Medicine initiative within the Centers of Innovation (COI) Program at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. The Centers of...

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Frank Jacobus

University of Arkansas

Principal SILO AR+D, Associate Professor, and 21st Century Chair of Building Technologies in the Fay Jones School of Architecture

Frank Jacobus

Frank Jacobus, RA is Principal of SILO AR+D, and is Associate Professor and 21st Century Chair of Building Technologies in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas....

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Shikha Kashyap

Syntelli Solutions, Inc.

CTO

Shikha Kashyap

Shikha has two decades’ experience delivering advanced IT solution. She’s always focused on data and data analytics, master data management and now architecting Big Data Solutions for her clients....

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Tracy Kerrins

Bank of America

Global Wholesale Banking and Credit Technology Executive

Tracy Kerrins

Tracy Kerrins is the Global Wholesale Banking and Credit Technology executive responsible for the enterprise’s Wholesale Credit and Banking technology as well as Anti-Money Laundering/Know Your...

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Harsha Konduri

Microsoft

Lead AI & Machine Learning Product Strategy - Southeast

Harsha Konduri

Harsha leads Artificial Intelligence...

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Matthias Krebs

Novant Health

Matthias Krebs

Matthias Krebs, MBA, leads Novant Health’s Insights...

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Sarah Kruse

Minnesota State University

Professor, Computer Information Science

Sarah Kruse

Dr. Sarah Klammer Kruse is an Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the Computer Information Science Department. Her clinical background as a Registered Dietitian and 10 years...

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Shiva Kumar

Metlife Retail Group (Brighthouse Financial)

Director, Data Science

Shiva Kumar

Shiva Kumar joined MetLife in 2015 as Director of Data Science to establish and lead the Data Science team for the U.S. Retail group. The team is composed of PhDs and MBAs from a range of backgrounds...

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Donna Lanclos

UNC Charlotte

Associate Professor, Anthropological Research

Donna Lanclos

Donna is an anthropologist working with ethnographic methods and analysis to inform and change policy in higher education, in particular in and around libraries, learning spaces, and teaching...

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Joel Lieser

L2Bedford, Inc.

Joel Lieser

Joel Lieser is a big data evangelist, creative engineer, solution architect, and founder of L2Bedford. Joel has specialized in providing AWS-hosted solutions to advanced analytics teams since 2010,...

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Patrick Madsen

UNC Charlotte

Director, University Career Center

Patrick Madsen

Dr. Patrick Madsen is the Director of the University Career Center at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He leads a team of about 50+ career team members towards the development of a...

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Marc Manack

Assistant Professor of Building Design in the School of Architecture at the UNC Charlotte

Principal of SILO AR+D

Marc Manack

Marc Manack, AIA is Principal of SILO AR+D and the Assistant Professor of Building Design in the School of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Manack’s...

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Lindsay Marshall

Metlife Retail Group (Brighthouse Financial)

Data Scientist II

Lindsay Marshall

Lindsay joined MetLife in 2015 as a Data Scientist II. In this role he led the development of analytical solutions across MetLife Retail including propensity modeling of Advisors likely to sell, test...

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Dan McGurrin

NC State University

Director of Executive Education, Poole College of Management

Dan McGurrin

Dan McGurrin is Director of Executive Education in the Poole College of Management at NC State University.  Dan’s 23-year career in executive development has focused on consulting with corporate...

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Shannon McKeen

National Consortium for Data Science

Consultant

Shannon McKeen

Shannon McKeen, Consultant for the National Consortium for Data Science, is responsible for developing relationships with universities, industry and government agencies for Data Science research and...

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Alan Menius

HAP Innovations

Chief Data Scientist

Alan Menius

Alan Menius is the newly appointed Chief Data Scientist at HAP Innovations, a consumer health technology company with a mission of helping people live healthy and independent lives.  Prior to...

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Atif Mohammad

UNISYS

Atif Mohammad

Atif has more than twenty-one (21) years’ experience of Software Engineering, professional Business Systems Analysis, Business Intelligence, Design...

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Bob Morgan

Charlotte Chamber

President and CEO

Bob Morgan

As president and CEO of the Charlotte Chamber, Bob Morgan oversees all aspects of the nonprofit’s operations, including its finances, economic development and pro-business public policy efforts,...

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Reza Mousavi, PhD

UNC Charlotte, Belk College of Business

Reza Mousavi, PhD

Reza Mousavi is an assistant professor of business information systems and operations management and an assistant professor of data science and business analytics in the Belk College of Business at...

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Vinay Mummigatti

Bank of America

BPM & RPA Center of Excellence

Vinay Mummigatti

Vinay Mummigatti heads the Enterprise CoE for Robotic Process Automation and BPM at Bank of America. In this role, Vinay leads a global team responsible for Digital Process automation strategy,...

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Andrew Orso

Red Ventures

Andrew Orso

Andrew Orso has leveraged his background in large-scale mathematical optimization to create data science solutions across a number of different industries, including telecom, financial services,...

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Deepak Patel

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Big Data Architect, Commerce Analytics/Insight

Deepak Patel

Deepak is Big data Architect for the Commerce Analytics/Insights at Cisco.  He has more than 15 years of experience working in various industry standard software at both mid-size and large...

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Kevin Pedde

Red Ventures

Marcia Price

UNC Charlotte

Data Science and Business Analytics Masters of Science, Student

Marcia Price

Ms. Price is a graduate student in UNC Charlotte’s Data Science and Business Analytics program and the president of Vector Analytics, a firm which leverages data science techniques to provide...

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Tushar Puranik

Deloitte Consulting

Managing Director, Banking and Payments

Tushar Puranik

Tushar Puranik is a Managing Director focusing on Banking and Payments Transformations. His key areas of interest and expertise are in Core Banking Systems, Real Time Payments, Emerging Payments,...

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Shashank Rao

Deloitte Consulting

Manager, Analytics & Information Management

Shashank Rao

Shashank Rao is a manager in Deloitte’s Analytics & Information Management practice, with over 9 years of enterprise data management experience in financial services. He has led large data...

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Aish Sabbisetty

Metlife Retail Group (Brighthouse Financial)

Data Scientist II

Aish Sabbisetty

Aish started at MetLife, Charlotte as a Data Scientist II in 2015 as a fresh MBA graduate with a concentration in Business Analytics from UNCC. She brings in knowledge of solving advanced analytical...

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Eric Sauda

UNC Charlotte, School of Architecture

Architect, Professor and Researcher

Eric Sauda

Eric Sauda is a professor at  the School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte His career as a practicing architect included built work of residential, industrial and commercial architecture. He has...

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Dylan Savage

UNC Charlotte

Concert Pianist, Speaker, Author, Associate Professor of Piano

Dylan Savage

Dylan Savage is a recording artist for the Capstone Records label, a Bösendorfer Concert Artist, and a first place winner of the Rome Festival Orchestra Competition. Savage’s CD, all rivers at once...

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Michael Scully

Passport

Chief Product Officer

Michael Scully

Michael Scully is the Chief Product Officer at Passport, Inc, where he brings together product, marketing, and design in order to reimagine transit and parking experiences.  Passport is the...

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Andrew Selbst

Yale, Georgetown University Law Center

Attorney and Academic

Andrew Selbst

I am an attorney and an academic. I am currently a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University Law Center. I study the effects...

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Nirav Shah

Carolinas Healthcare

Post-doc Fellow, Oral Medicine

Nirav Shah

Dr. Nirav Shah is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Oral Medicine department at the Carolinas Medical center, Charlotte. He has received his Master’s in Bioinformatics from India and PhD in molecular...

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Winfred Shaw

QuintilesIMS

Head, Precision Medicine Center of Excellence

Winfred Shaw

Winfred Shaw is senior director, Global Strategic Drug Development and head of the Precision Medicine Center of Excellence at QuintilesIMS. He joined QuintilesIMS in 2010 as part of corporate...

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Mohamed Shehab

UNC Charlotte

Associate Professor, College of Computing and Informatics

Mohamed Shehab

Mohamed Shehab is an associate professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems, College of Computing and Informatics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the director of...

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Tom Shepherd

Box

Director, Customer Architecture Team

Tom Shepherd

Tom is Director of the Customer Architecture Team at Box, focused on helping the largest, most security-conscious companies world-wide get the most out of Box. Prior to joining Box in 2011, Tom spent...

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Mark Shilling

Deloitte Consulting

Principal, Banking and Securities National Lead

Mark Shilling

Mark has 18 years of experience delivering large scale / global data centric platforms to support front to back integration within Financial Services. His Banking industry expertise has been applied...

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Amaresh Tripathy

PwC

Principal, Advisory Group

Amaresh Tripathy

Amaresh is a Principal in PwC’s Advisory group. He founded the firm's advanced analytics practice, which he helps to manage. Amaresh has helped Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries (...

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Pamela Webber

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Manager, Education Services

Pamela Webber

Pamela D. Webber joined Cisco Systems in 2007 as an Enterprise B2B Design Manager, and has 25+ years of IT and solutions development experience. Pamela is currently responsible for the development...

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