Mark Madsen: President of Third Nature, is a former CTO and CIO with experience working in both IT and vendors, including a stint at a company used as a Harvard Business School case study. Over the past decade, Mark has received awards for his work in data warehousing, business intelligence and data integration from the American Productivity & Quality Center, the Smithsonian Institute and TDWI.
David McGoveran: Founder and Principal of Alternative Technologies, an independent industry analyst and consulting firm in data management, business intelligence, and business process management founded in 1976 with clients worldwide. David has over 35 years experience with leading edge information technologies, from design, development, and education to market creation, forecast, positioning, and evangelizing. He is well-known as an author and speaker, and for his contributions to database, transaction processing, integration and BPM technologies.
Carmen McKell: is Co-Founder and President of BaseMetrics Inc., a independent consulting firm specializing in predictive analytics. Carmen has more than 20 years of hands-on experience helping clients use their data to solve problems and maximize business potential. She plays in the space between data and insight. Carmen led BI, balanced scorecard, and performance measurement initiatives in the health care and government sectors. Her current focus is on helping others explore the impact of big data and data science on their organization. She and her colleagues are connected to Rice University and are currently developing courses in business analytics for the health and energy sector in Houston TX. Carmen curates “Making Data Useful” on Scoop.it and can be followed on twitter @CarmenMcKell.
William McKnight: President, McKnight Consulting Group, He is an internationally recognized authority in information management. His consulting work has included many of the Global 2000 and numerous midmarket companies. His teams have won several best practice competitions for their implementations and many of his clients have gone public with their success stories. His strategies form the information management plan for leading companies in various industries. William is a very popular speaker worldwide and a prolific writer with hundreds of articles and white papers published. William is a distinguished entrepreneur, and a former Fortune 50 technology executive and software engineer. He provides clients with strategies, architectures, platform and tool selection, and complete programs to manage information.
I’m fairly early in my career, having started in analytics about 2.5 years ago with an Oil & Gas consulting firm based here in Colorado. However, I’ve found that I have an aptitude for the field and am committed to developing a full throated understanding of “full-stream” business intelligence and analytics in order to achieve my goal of becoming a fully-fledged data scientist. Currently I work as a Jr. Data Scientist at an organization that has offered me a remarkably open landscape to pursue my ideas and interests, and are fully supportive of my goals. My current areas of study are largely centered around R Programming and Python, as well as Data Architecture, Engineering, and Integration/Transformation.
Jerry Modes: Partner of Business Ingenuity, is a data systems entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience designing and managing enterprise data warehouse solutions. Jerry has a strong development management background and is the founder of two successful new-concept companies – Teradata and HyperParallel. As a visionary leader who motivates and builds highly effective teams, Jerry has an impressive record of achievements in creating and growing startup companies in the technology industry. In 1994, he founded and led HyperParallel, which developed and sold high-performance business intelligence software; HyperParallel was acquired by Yahoo in 1999. Teradata, which Jerry co-founded, pioneered relational database computer systems. Teradata (NYSE: TDC) was acquired by AT&T in 1992, and subsequently spun-out in 2007, and currently has sales of $1.7 billion. Previously, Jerry worked at Citicorp, where he was involved with the introduction of the first ATM machines.
Linda Moffat: Managing Director of Sustainable Collaborations Group – an unbiased Sustainability Performance Measurement and Management Benchmarking resource. Linda spent nearly 9 years at Gartner, Inc. in marketing and sales. She helped launch the first MarCom Department; helped develop the first client retention program; sold research, advisory and benchmarking services. Defining data, KPIs; data extraction, management, monitoring, measurement and output through BI tools and dashboards has been a consistent thread in Linda’s career in her work with Gartner’s Benchmarking services; Informatica, which included partner management of the BI vendors such as Cognos, Hyperion, Business Objects; and Intrado, a data management company for ILECs and CLECs. In addition, Linda has partner managed companies such as SAP, PeopleSoft, PWC, HP and IBM; and has consulted Microsoft, and Cisco.
Michael P. Monroe is an independent, cloud & premise based Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) consultant with over twenty years of global sales, business development, management and marketing experience leading, developing and contributing to Information Technology and Telecom companies ranging in size from Global 1000, Fortune 500, INC.500 to start-ups.
Joyce Montanari: President of DBTech Solutions, Inc. Joyce advises clients on all aspects of business intelligence, and data management. This includes metrics-driven technology selection for tools like ETL, profiling, database, quality, and metadata. Joyce speaks frequently at data warehouse conferences, and is a contributor to several trade publications. She co-authored with W. H. Inmon, and others on data warehousing and e-business, published by Wiley & Sons. Joyce has managed and implemented data warehouses and operational data stores for pharmaceutical, restaurants, telecommunications, government healthcare, financial, oil and gas, insurance, research and development and retail companies.
Yves Mulkers has a main expertise in ETL and data modelling and has more than 15 years experience in the IT landscape within various consulting firms and 7+ years experience in production and logistics environments in various roles. Yves is a previous tdwi chapter officer and former partner enabler of a community bringing Business Intelligence practitioners, academic world and BI vendors together. He is further establishing and elaborating vendor, BI practitioners and researchers relationships, nurturing the knowledge sharing and evangelising BI in all its forms and uses. Currently actively working as an advisor on Data modelling and BI assignments at McKinsey Solutions.
Steve Murchie: Chapter President Denver/Rockies of the Keiretu Forum. Steve has over twenty-five years experience in the software industry, starting as a programmer/analyst and progressing through a variety of roles in sales, marketing and general management. The companies he has worked with span the spectrum of the industry, including startups, turnarounds, a VC-backed roll-up and an eight-year stint at Microsoft, where he helped grow the SQL Server business from $300M to over $1B in under five years. In 2004, he left Microsoft to return to the start-up world as CEO of a fledgling company, and got his first taste of the angel investing process. While that initial exposure didn’t earn any financing for his business, he did gain a lot of insight from the Keiretsu Forum members, which was inevitably even more valuable. When Steve decided to relocate back to Colorado, he explored the possibility of bringing a chapter of the group to Denver, and the result is a very successful new chapter launched in March 2007.