Kai R. Larsen: is an associate professor at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, where his focus is on teaching business analytics and privacy topics. His research on natural language processing and related algorithms to create a theoretical backbone for behavioral research across disciplines has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute.
Dirk Lerner: is a well experienced IT Consultant at ITGAIN and is responsible for the Competence Center Data Modeling & Data Vault. For over 10 years he has headed BI projects and is considered an expert for BI architectures and data modeling. Dirk is an advocate of flexible, lean and easily extendable data warehouse principles and practices.
As an independent consultant, Dr. Frederick Lester specializes in Big Data Strategy, Advanced Analytics, Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Architecture, and Data Warehousing/ BI for the following industries: diversified financial services, health life sciences, energy, and the federal / public sector. His decision analytics expertise spans customer analytics, supply chain optimization, AML/ fraud analytics, risk analytics, intelligence applications / law enforcement, and developmental economics.
Gregory is a Business Intelligence professional with a passion for simplifying and strengthening the decision making process through the use of visualization. He has been described as a “purple person”, straddling the worlds of both business and technology to forge strong and lasting partnerships that deliver real value to the organization.
Professionally, he has enjoyed success across various leadership roles and functions including: Sales, Channels, Operations, Finance and Professional Services. Personally, he is active in his community, sitting on the Brain Tumor Board of Advisors at Duke Health, working closely with the “Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke”, and “Angels Among Us” to help bring an end to Brain Cancer.
Tony Lopykinski is the Founder and Managing Principal of Maven Advisors, LLC. Tony has more than 20 years of diverse leadership experience having served in numerous roles within the analytics, business intelligence, and data warehousing space. As the Global BI Director for one of the world’s largest retailers, he led both the development and execution of the company’s enterprise business intelligence strategy and BI Competency Center. Tony enjoys leveraging his many lessons learned to deliver practical solutions to companies new to business intelligence as well as those struggling to take their BI capabilities to the next level.
Tony serves as an expert at various industry forums and conferences. He is currently an instructor with The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) where he delivers business intelligence and data warehousing courses, and serves as a judge of TDWI’s Best Practice Awards. In addition, Tony founded the Analytics Leaders Network (ALN), a peer network focused on sharing best practices and thought leadership among business intelligence and analytics leaders throughout the Chicago land area.
Tony earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with honors from Northern Illinois University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has a Graduate Certificate in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence from Loyola University’s Graduate School of Business and is Six Sigma Green Belt trained.
Award-winning entrepreneurial Technology Executive with experience planning, developing, and implementing cutting- edge information solutions, including enterprise data warehousing and business intelligence systems, to address business opportunities. As an experienced CIO and consultant who develops and implements successful projects and programs at any scale by using advanced technologies in innovative but practical ways, I am a leader who serves employees and clients at all levels with skill and integrity. Integrating technology with business objectives to maximize business value is the hallmark of my career.
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.
Senior partner and lead data scientist of Dmlab, an innovative data analytics company in Hungary. He has been in the data analytics industry since 2007 as an consultant and associate of data-driven companies.
Senior partner and lead data scientist of Dmlab an innovative data analytics company in Hungary. He has been in the data analytics industry since 2007 as an consultant and associate of data-driven companies.
I have been involved in BI startups that have grown to be acquired. My skills are in business development and general management. I live in Boulder County, and my wife and I have four teenage boys.
Founder & Editorial Director of Decideo. Philippe has around 20 years of experience in analyzing and writing about BI and Data Warehousing tools and best practices. In 1990 he created the first newsgroup on the French speaking Internet about OLAP. Decideo.fr is today the leading web community in the French speaking world about BI with more than 11,000 subscribers. Decideo.fr is affiliate site of the BeyeNETWORK. Decideo.com is now the Spanish speaking leading community about BI for Spain and Latin America. Philippe also founded the Data Science Institute and is a lecturer at UQAM (Universite du Quebec a Montreal).
John O’Brien is Founder and Principal of Radiant Advisors, a strategic advisory firm that mentors and guides companies in meeting the demands of next generation information management, architecture, and emerging technologies. With over twenty years of experience delivering value through data warehousing and business intelligence programs, John’s unique perspective comes from the combination of his roles as a practitioner, consultant, and vendor CTO in the BI industry. As a recognized thought leader in BI, he has been publishing articles and presenting at conferences in North America and Europe for over ten years.
Having worked with the software and systems providers key to the formulation of Master Data Management (MDM), Kelle O’Neal has played important roles in many of the groundbreaking initiatives that confirm the value of MDM to the enterprise. Recognizing an unmet need for clear guidance and advice on the intricacies of implementing MDM solutions, she founded First San Francisco Partners in early 2007. Under her leadership, First San Francisco Partners immediately established a reputation as the first-call resource for companies looking to tap the value of Enterprise Information Management (EIM), MDM and Data Governance. Kelle developed her ability to work through organizational complexity, build consensus and drive results in senior roles at companies such as Siperian, GoldenGate Software, Siebel Systems and Oracle. She has worked at the executive level in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Kelle’s strong background in customer relationship management, enterprise software and systems integration enables her to provide expert counsel to any organization seeking to execute an EIM, MDM or Data Governance project. Kelle earned her B.A. from Duke University and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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).
Neil Raden: Founder of Hired Brains. Neil is an active consultant, industry analyst, speaker and author. His articles appear in industry magazines, he is the author of dozens of sponsored white papers for vendors and other organizations. He has contributed to numerous books and is the co-author of Smart (Enough) Systems: How to Deliver Competitive Advantage by Automating Hidden Decisions. You can read Neil’s blog here. Neil can also be found on SlideShare.