Russell Callahan, is a Principal at 1st Trend. Russell is mentor and architect who has a deep background for the deployment of business dimensional analysis systems. The origin of his experience was the IBM and Metaphor Corporation partnership of 1988 for which he was a charter member of the IBM business intelligence practice for the Metaphor products. Since that time, Russell has worked on over 100 BI engagements, using his knowledge of dimensional analysis to assist business leaders to meet diverse business objectives.
Dan Ciocan, Founder of InfoStages Advisors Ltd., a Vancouver-based boutique consulting firm providing Information Management and Information Governance services. Dan specializes in assisting his clients evolve from one information maturity stage to the next, by finding creative ways to promote and leverage the benefits of information centricity. InfoStages engages in strategic engagements (Assessment, Strategy, Roadmap, Business Case), business analysis, project leadership and highly specialized projects (research/applied mathematics, complex analysis and visualization etc.). Dan holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering, an MBA in Marketing and International Business as well as a PMP certification. He has over 15 years of experience in Information Management.
Brian Clark is currently on the Advisory Boards of xTV and Intel Capital. Prior to his current role, Brian was Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer at Moody’s Corporation. In this role Brian was responsible for creating revenue opportunities and efficiencies through architecting, adopting and overseeing the use of innovative strategies and technologies to introduce new products, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction. Brian is also the author of Eisenhower’s Leadership: Executive Lessons from West Point to the White House (New York: Shore Road Productions, LLC, 2012)
Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC. Gary is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, consultant, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM/CPM) methods and systems. His degrees are Cornell University (industrial engineering and operations research; 1971) and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (MBA; 1974). Prior to founding his firm in 2012 he was with a Fortune 100 corporation, and a consultant with Deloitte, KPMG, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), and SAS. He is on committees and task forces with many global accounting and analytics institutes. He is a prolific blogger and article writer and has authored six business books. His latest book is “Business Predictive Analytics“. Gary can be reached at .
Ken Collier was one of the first to start combining agile methods with data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytics to create the Agile Analytics style. With an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science engineering, Ken is formally trained in software engineering, data management, and machine learning. He enjoys challenging problems in the areas of systems architecture and design, systems/software development lifecycles, project leadership, data warehousing, business intelligence, and advanced analytics. He directed the data warehousing and business intelligence solutions group for a major consulting firm, and written extensively about Agile Data Warehousing and BI, including his book entitled, Agile Analytics: A Value-driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.
Gene has spent 25+ years in IT, the last 8 years as a VP and Director for MWH headquartered in Broomfield, CO. His background is in software development, enterprise application management, and knowledge/information management. His passion is around data and analytics, with particular interest in machine learning and predictive analytics. With his venture into consulting, he hopes to help small to midsize businesses get smart and get started with analytics.
Research Analyst and Professor. Mr. Curto is an industry analyst with strong enterprise research and consulting experience. His expertise comprises Business Intelligence, Business Analytics and Big Data technologies and how they can be applied to solve business problems, improve decision-making and create data products. Main research topics include: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Management, Data Center and Language Technologies. Before becoming an independent research analyst, Josep worked for IDC as a research analyst. He gives lectures at IE Business School, UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and U-Tad about Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence and Datawarehousing.
Ted Cuzzillo is an industry analyst and journalist with more than 20 years’ experience explaining, analyzing, and researching how people use technology. To paraphrase Lance Armstrong, who says “It’s not about the bike,” Ted says, “It’s not about the computer.” His current research focuses on business analysts, including the tools they use, the roles they play, and their careers.