Speakers

Rumman Chowdhury - Keynote

Responsible AI Lead and Analytics Executive, Accenture

Rumman Chowdhury - Keynote

Rumman Chowdhury is the Responsible Lead for AI and Analytics Executive at Accenture Applied Intelligence, where she works with clients to create cutting-edge technical solutions for...

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Viktor Mayer-Schönberger - KEYNOTE

Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford and Award-Winning Author

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger - KEYNOTE

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford. His research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy. Earlier he spent ten years on the...

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Tim Bendel

Senior Data Scientist, Bank of America

Tim Bendel

Tim Bendel is a Senior Data Scientist within the Chief Data Scientist Organization at Bank of America. He has been a member of the team in its various incarnations for 12 years.  His priority...

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Christopher Brown

Sr. Info Security Analyst, TIAA

Christopher Brown

Chris is an accomplished security professional focused on delivering TIAA’s extensive security controls and services as a member of the Data Protection team.  With more than 10 years of...

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Jie Chen

Managing Director, Advanced Technologies for Modeling (AToM) Group of Corporate Model Risk, Wells Fargo

Jie Chen

Jie Chen is Managing Director in the Advanced Technologies for Modeling (AToM) Group of Corporate Model Risk at Wells Fargo. She is leading the Statistics and Machine Learning team, focusing on...

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Richard Cline

Managing Director of Innovation Go-to-Market, Grant Thornton

Richard Cline

Richard Cline is Grant Thornton’s Managing Director of Innovation Go-to-Market. He brings 35 years of management, technology consulting, design and delivery experience focused on advanced analytics,...

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Bojan Cukic

Chair-Department of Computer Science and Interim Executive Director of Data Science Initiative-UNC Charlotte

Bojan Cukic

Dr. Bojan Cukic is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He also serves as the Interim Executive Director of the Data...

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Naras Eechambadi, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, Quaero

Naras Eechambadi, Ph.D.

Naras Eechambadi, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Quaero, a leading customer data and analytics platform (CDP).  Quaero accelerates data driven teams as they transform disconnected customer...

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Tim Eisenmann

Chief Analytics Officer and Senior Vice President of Advanced Analytics at American Tire Distributors (ATD)

Tim Eisenmann

Tim Eisenmann serves as Chief Analytics Officer and Senior Vice President of Advanced Analytics at American Tire Distributors (ATD). ATD is one of North America’s largest auto-aftermarket...

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Sean Gannon

Health Analyst-Novant Health

Sean Gannon

Sean Gannon is a population health analyst for Novant Health based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  His team develops and leverages predictive models and advanced analytical tools to provide...

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Misha Ghosh

General Manager, ADP Ventures

Misha Ghosh

Misha Ghosh is a Senior Executive in ADP’s global strategy organization responsible for the monetization of the enterprise’s Big Data assets.  Prior to joining ADP, he was with MasterCard....

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Cory Hefner

Lead Data Scientist, TIAA

Cory Hefner

Cory Hefner is a graduate of North Carolina State University with both a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Advanced Analytics. His studies in Analytics covered...

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Timothy Hetherington

Lead Application Specialist, Atrium Health

Timothy Hetherington

Tim Hetherington received his Master of Science in Analytics from North Carolina State University. His passion for data began with tracking basketball stats while attending the University of...

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Erin Illman

Partner and Chair of Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Team, Bradley

Erin Illman

Erin Illman is a partner at Bradley and chair of Bradley’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Team. Erin is one of only nine North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Privacy and Data ...

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Doug Jennings

Vice President of Data, Analytics and Customer Insights, Lowe's

Doug Jennings

Doug, a 13-year Lowe’s veteran, was appointed to lead the Data, Analytics and Customer Insights organization in January 2017.   In this role, he oversees the Enterprise Data Management...

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Christopher Johannessen

Director of Digital Services and Data Science, Sia Partners

Christopher Johannessen

Chris Johannessen is an analytics, workplace automation, digital transformation and marketing technology pioneer, who has contributed innovations and leadership and volunteer service to the broader...

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Kyra Koch

Data Scientist, TIAA

Kyra Koch

Kyra is a graduate from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. She is currently working on her Master’s in Machine Learning from Georgia Tech, while also working full time....

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Michael Korvink

Sr. Data Scientist, Premier, Inc.

Michael Korvink

Michael Korvink is a Senior Data Scientist for Premier, Inc. and a past adjunct instructor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Michael has over 10 years of...

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Siddharth Krishnan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at UNC Charlotte

Siddharth Krishnan

Siddharth Krishnan is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research uses Web mining, computational social science and applied machine...

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Di Miao

Vice President-Data Scientist I-Bank of America

Di Miao

As a Data Scientist in the Chief Data Scientist Organization (CDSO), Di Miao facilitates information advantage and a unified data science strategy across Bank of America. Di is recognized as expert...

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Reza Mousavi

Assistant Professor-Data Science & Business Analytics

Reza Mousavi

Dr. Reza Mousavi is an assistant professor of business information systems and an assistant professor of data science and business analytics in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte. His...

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Sriram Natarajan

Principal-Data Scientist-Infosys

Sriram Natarajan

Dr. Sriram Natarajan’s career spans academic teaching, cognitive science research, online experimentation, independent consulting and, most recently, FinTech analytics. He graduated from IIT Madras...

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Kurt Newman

Principal Data Scientist, ADP

Kurt Newman

Kurt Newman Ph.D. is an experienced corporate senior leader who has developed and implemented multiple analytic solutions.  Kurt has worked within Financial Services quantitative analytics for...

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Dr. David Olaleye

Senior Software Development Manager and Principal Research Statistician, SAS Institute

Dr. David Olaleye

Dr. David Olaleye is a Senior Software Development Manager and Principal Research Statistician at SAS Institute, Cary, NC. He is responsible for managing the Analytics R&D team for SAS Episode...

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Samir Pawar

Senior Vice President-Senior Data Scientist

Samir Pawar

Samir Pawar is Senior Data Scientist in Chief Data Scientist Organization.  Samir has been leading the design and development effort of Information Products within CDSO. He also works on various...

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Katie Pratt

Data Scientist, Premier, Inc.

Katie Pratt

As a data-scientist working in the healthcare field for over 5 years, Katie Pratt has experience implementing machine learning algorithms from the ground up and integrating them into existing...

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Dr. Jason Roberge

Sr. Data Scientist, Atrium Health

Dr. Jason Roberge

Dr. Roberge received his PhD from the University of Arizona in Epidemiology. His primary research was on evaluating arsenic concentrations in water, beverages, and food found among households in...

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Vishant Sharma

Director-Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Vishant Sharma

Vishant Sharma is a Director of the Quantitative Specialist Group with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He manages a team of quantitative specialists to conduct model specific reviews and model...

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Harsh Singhal

Head of Decision Science and Artificial Intelligence Validation within the Model Risk group, Wellsfargo

Harsh Singhal

Harsh Singhal is Head of Decision Science and Artificial Intelligence Validation within the Model Risk group. His team is responsible for validating and approving all retail Credit Decision,...

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Tracey Smith

President, Numerical Insights

Tracey Smith

Tracey Smith has over 25 years of experience in mathematics, statistics and data visualization and holds degrees in Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Business from well-recognized...

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Janine Sneed

Chief Digital Officer and VP of Customer Success, IBM Hybrid Cloud

Janine Sneed

Bold, energetic, passionate, and results driven, Janine is responsible for $2B+ in revenue for Digital and Customer Success in IBM Hybrid Cloud. A senior executive with a technical foundation, Janine...

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Joshua Sutton

CEO, Pandera

Joshua Sutton

Joshua Sutton is the solution leader and CEO of Pandera, an advanced analytics and innovation Company. He’s a seasoned technology leader with over 20 years of experience and expertise across...

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Scott Tonidandel

Professor of Management, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte

Scott Tonidandel

Dr. Scott Tonidandel is a Professor of Management in the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a faculty member of the Organizational Science PhD...

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Clifford Weaver

CEO & Owner-R is my Hammer

Clifford Weaver

Cliff Weaver is a data scientist and a R programming evangelist implementing predictive solutions from coast to coast from the largest technology companies to smaller local ones.  You may...

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Weifeng Zhong

Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Weifeng Zhong

Weifeng Zhong is a research fellow in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where his research focuses on Chinese economic issues and political economy. His recent work has...

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