Donald Pilkey is Principal Partner and Founder at Practical Innovation, an independent cost savings and revenue generation consulting company. Donald has over 20 years of hands-on success in enterprise solutions, near real-time business intelligence, reporting solutions, cost savings and revenue generation projects. Prior to starting Practical Innovation, he held roles as Practice Manager, Program Manager, Deputy Director, Business Analyst and Relationship Manager at Consulting, Pharma, Telco and Food/Beverage organizations. Throughout his career, he has designed and integrated business and technology solutions to meet supply chain, manufacturing, distribution and financial needs.
Donald has worked at Campbell Soup, Sanofi and consulted at Rogers, GSK, Mitel, Labatt, ADP, Genworth Financial and Direct Energy implementing analytic solutions across platforms including IBM, SAP, Infor, Kalido and MicroStrategy. Donald has spoken at conferences and seminars for APICS, PMI, TDWI, MDM and Data Governance Summit, Broadstreet Data and at Infor User Groups (BPCS, ELKE, Fourth Shift).
Ron Powell is President of Powell Interactive Media, which specializes in consulting and podcast services. He is an independent analyst, consultant and editorial expert with an extensive media, marketing and technology background. Ron has extensive knowledge and experience in business intelligence, big data, analytics and data warehousing, and maintains an expert channel expert and blog on the BeyeNETWORK. Additionally, he has a wealth of consulting expertise in business management, marketing and IT systems. In 2004, Ron founded the BeyeNETWORK, which was acquired by Tech Target in 2010. Prior to the founding of the BeyeNETWORK, he was cofounder, publisher and editorial director of DM Review (now Information Management).