Rock Stars of Data Analytics Speakers

 
Mike Ames

Mike Ames

Director of Analytics, Product Management, and Hadoop Strategy
SAS

Mike Ames leads SAS' Data Science and Advanced Analytic Technologies product management team. Current initiatives of interest include: in-memory advanced analytics, Hadoop, search, and entity analytics. Since joining SAS in 2002, Ames has led the development of a variety of fraud and compliance solutions for clients in the financial services industry. His areas of interest include machine learning, distributed computing and event stream processing.  Mike holds a BBA in economics and did his graduate work in computer science at the University of Georgia, he earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

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Greg Arnold

Data Infrastructure Engineering Director
LinkedIn

Greg Arnold oversees LinkedIn's Data Infrastructure team, building scalable platforms for online storage, streams, and data analytics.The Analytics Infrastructure team, in particular, builds analytics processing engines and the core data warehouse, powering reporting and dashboards to complex collaborative filtering recommendations, people you may know, and skills pages. The team contributes to open source, including Hadoop and data ingestion platforms such as Camus, and will open-source a new real-time analytics serving platform in late 2014. Check out his LinkedIn profile for details:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/arnoldgreg.
Grady Booch

Grady Booch

Chief Scientist of Software Development
IBM

Grady is recognized internationally for improving the art and the science of software development and is creating a major transmedia project for broadcast, titled "Computing: The Human Experience." Grady served as architect and architectural mentor for numerous complex software-intensive systems around the world. The author of six best-selling books and several hundred articles on computing, Grady has lectured on topics as diverse as software methodology and the morality of computing. He is an IBM Fellow, an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, a World Technology Network Fellow, and a Software Development Forum Visionary.
Mark Davis

Mark Davis

Distinguished Engineer
Dell

Mark Davis was appointed Distinguished Engineer at Dell following the acquisition of his big data analytics company, Kitenga. Mark founded Kitenga and served as CTO prior to the acquisition, designing and building the core Hadoop-based engine for the enrichment and analysis of unstructured data. Mark's career has included helping spin Inxight Software out of Xerox PARC (acquired by Business Objects), as a Program Manager for SharePoint and enterprise search at Microsoft, and as a DARPA researcher focused on computational linguistics, search, and machine learning. Mark is the big data lead for IEEE's Cloud Computing Initiative and serves on the executive committee of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed.

Matthew Denesuk

Matthew Denesuk

Chief Data Science Officer
GE Software

Matt Denesuk is the Chief Data Science Officer at GE Software and uses data science to dramatically improve industrial processes. He leads the Data Science Center of Excellence and is building a science consulting organization to support and expand the GE portfolio of Predictivity solutions. Matt previously led Smarter Planet Modeling & Analytics at IBM, where he led a strategic effort in Equipment Health Monitoring & Management to improve the management of heavy industrial operations, resulting in an Equipment & Operations Management Platform, as well as a linked consulting services practice and a global community of data scientists and researchers. Matt was concurrently a partner in IBM's Venture Capital Group, where he covered domains across big data & analytics, energy & environment, and service technology. Prior to joining IBM, Matt founded several startup companies in the Consumer Products space, establishing global manufacturing networks and retail distribution through major big-box retailers.
Dan McClary

Dan McClary

Principal Product Manager for Big Data and Hadoop
Oracle

Prior to joining Oracle, Dan McClary served as Director of Business Intelligence at Red Robot Labs in Palo Alto, Calif. He previously was as a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where his research in Complex Systems focused on applying Hadoop to large-scale graph problems. McClary received his PhD in Computer Science from Arizona State University, where his work centered on adaptive optimization of mobile and ad hoc networks. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Arizona State, focused on hard real-time schedulability in distributed systems and was founder of imgSurf, a biometrics and electronic medical record company. McClary contributes to open source projects such as Tinkerpop Blueprints and Apache Spark. 

Chris Pouliot

Chris Pouliot

VP Lyft
Former Netflix Director of Analytics

Chris Pouliot is the Vice President of Data Science at Lyft, where he leads a team of Data Scientists whose charter is to help add statistical firepower to some of Lyft's more complex analyses and algorithms. Previously he was the Director of Algorithms and Analytics at Netflix and a statistician at Google.

Satyam Priyadarshy

Satyam Priyadarshy

Chief Data Scientist
Halliburton

Satyam Priyadarshy is a pioneer in the fields of data science, big data, analytics, and emerging technologies. He is currently chief data scientist at Halliburton's Landmark PSL, leading expansion of integrated workflow capabilities and other data development initiatives. Priyadarshy has appeared as a speaker at several international conferences, and has written, co-authored, presented, and published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals and magazines. He has held various leadership positions in AOL, Network Solutions, Acxiom Corp. prior to joining Halliburton. Priyadarshy is an adjunct faculty at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the International Cyber Security Center at George Mason University. He is advisory board member at multiple organizations including Big Data Summit and Virginia Tech's MBA Board. Priyadarshy holds a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and an MBA from Virginia Tech.

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

CEO
Catalyst IT Services

Mike is the Founder and CEO of Catalyst IT Services. Catalyst delivers onshore services for differentiation and innovation work at costs equivalent to sending that work offshore. By applying big data to team assembly, Catalyst provides applications services at 3x the productivity, half the defect rates, and fractions of normal costs. Catalyst has been recognized by Gartner and other analysts as a leader in onshoring, agile, and mobile. The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and others have written about Catalyst's use of big data to transform the application services outsourcing space. Mike also oversees Catalyst's sister company, Pegged Software, which applies big data to team assembly in healthcare and reduces employee turnover in hospitals and long term care facilities by 45-77 percent.

Guido Schroeder

Guido Schroeder

Senior Vice President, Products
Splunk

Guido Schroeder has served as Splunk's Senior Vice President, Products since April 2012. Prior to joining Splunk, he was with SAP Labs, an enterprise application software company, where he served as Senior Vice President Development, Technology Innovation Platform BI from 2008 to 2012; as Vice President Development, SAP NetWeaver BI Client Suite, from 2007 to 2008; as Vice President Development Suite Optimization Analytics from 2006 to 2007; as Vice President Development, SAP NetWeaver Imagineering from 2004 to 2006; and as Director Development, BI Advanced Technologies from 2000 to 2004. Guido holds a MSc and a PhD in Physics from the University of Kiel in Germany.

Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams

Vice President of Research
Technology Business Research Inc.

Stuart Williams' research focuses on IT business models and innovation at the intersection of vendor go-to-market strategies and enterprise customer behavior, budgeting and satisfaction. Prior to this role, Stuart was the director of TBR's Software and Cloud practices, leading a team of analysts in deep-dive research into business models, innovation and benchmarking best practices across a landscape of vendors. Since joining TBR in 2005, he launched multiple customer research streams on public, private and hybrid cloud, business intelligence platform adoption, and high-performance appliances. He is an expert on technology commercialization, business strategy, and competitive analysis. As an analyst he led coverage of Oracle, Microsoft, SAP and IBM, as well as disruptive new vendors across the software and cloud landscapes. His commentary and insights are widely quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, USA Today, The Street, ZDNet and CNET.