Speakers

Rumman Chowdhury - Keynote

Global Lead for Responsible AI, Accenture

Rumman Chowdhury - Keynote

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

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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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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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Lori Cole

Cyber Security Analyst, BB&T

Lori Cole

Lori Cole is a cyber security analyst currently working for BB&T in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is a U.S. Army veteran, former NSA Intelligence analyst, and passionate STEM educator. She is a...

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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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Timothy Hetherington

Lead Application Specialist, Atrium

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 at 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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Kurt Newman

Principle 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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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

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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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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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 – Charlotte and is a faculty member of the Organizational Science PhD program....

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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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