The next summits will be held in Chicago on March 27th, 2014 at the City Winery and NYC on May 8th, 2014 at AOL's Headquarters. Open Analytics Summits are for Developers, Engineers, Data Scientists, CMOs, Data Analysts, CTOs, Architects, Brand Managers, and anyone passionate about open source technologies, big data, or data analytics. Register for the Chicago summit today or learn more about previous summits.
TE Connectivity | Global Head, Data Science and Strategic Analytics
Richard Wendell is the Global Head, Data Science and Strategic Analytics for TE Connectivity (TEL), the $13.5B global electronics manufacturer. In this role, Mr. Wendell leads the global team responsible for data science and analytics across the company. Mr. Wendell was brought into the company to construct the data science team from scratch and to pioneer the company’s move into advanced analytics.
Prior to joining TE Connectivity, Mr. Wendell was Vice President, Global Strategy & Business Development at American Express, where he led the company’s move into analytics-driven business models.
Corum Group | Director Software M&A
Mr. Beyer has more than 30 years of software executive experience, and has led both startups and major divisions of multinational corporations including Oracle, Compaq, HP and the Boeing Company.
He has served as CEO and COO for Software and SaaS technology firms in a variety of domains, including project and resource management, secure messaging, document management, private equity and M&A portals. One firm he founded, Micro-Frame Technologies, grew from his kitchen table to achieve #50 on the Inc 500.
nContext | Director
Tracy Morgan, a recognized expert in technical transformation, has made significant contributions to the field of engineering and intelligence. Morgan leads the Intelligence Solutions group within the nContext business unit at Sierra Nevada Corporation. She uses her engineering expertise to transform the technical and analytical aspects of solutions leveraging industry best practices and emerging technologies. She is leading efforts to take our experience born out of support to over a decade of global conflict into application within commercial and international industries. These projects are focused on providing actionable intelligence from a combination of private, public, social and open sources of information.
Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy
Acxiom | Vice President - Data Science
Dr. Priyadarshy is the VP of Data Science at Acxiom’s Global Consulting Divison. He is responsible for Big Data, Big Analytics, New Media and Technology Strategy areas and provides consulting to senior leadership of many large companies, around the Globe. He is also an adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. Previously, he was Chief Knowledge Officer and VP of Analytics at Network Solutions (now Web.com). Prior to that he was co-founder of AOL Research Lab and senior Research scientist and has held many positions at AOL. He has a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and MBA from Virginia Tech.
Caserta Concepts | Chief Architect
Elliott is a big data, data warehouse and information management expert with a passion for helping transform data into powerful information.
He brings with him more than a decade of experience in implementing big data and data warehouse solutions with hands-on experience in every component of the data warehouse software development lifecycle. Elliott’s role within Caserta Concepts is to oversee large-scale major technology projects, including those involving business intelligence, data analytics, big data and data warehousing.
Business Advisory Group | President
After earning a B.S. degree in applied mathematics, Mark began his 28 year career in global market research, analytics and consumer insights within the advertising industry, holding a variety of client facing leadership roles on both the Agency and Research supplier sides of the business.
For the past 11 years, he has been with the Nielsen Company where I have been leading teams in creating innovative solutions around how Nielsen collects, aggregates, projects and reports what consumers watch and buy.
Mark recently started his own company, Business Advisory Group, and is transitioning out of his role at Nielsen.
Kaplan | Director of Data Innovation and Machine Learning
Tom’s background is in emerging technologies and he took a circuitous path to Big Data (by way of Mobile and Social).
He currently leads a team of developers and analysts at Qualified.net (a Kaplan funded online skills marketplace) leveraging skills to connect people, jobs and education.
Tom holds a degree in Computer Science from Marquette University and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Benin (West Africa).
Pegged Software | President and COO
Myra Norton joined Pegged Software in November of 2012 after a rich career in data and analytics. Norton accumulated extensive academic experience as an administrator in the College of Science and Technology at Temple University, teaching in the Business School and the College of Science and Technology at Temple University, and lecturing on mathematics and statistics at Towson University while providing academic support to midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy.
IKANOW | President
Chris is currently the President and Co-Founder of Ikanow. Ikanow is an open source, big data software organization that built it’s flagship product, Infinit.e, from the ground up, utilizing technologies such as MongoDB, elasticsearch, Hadoop, and others. He has 11 years of experience in project management, systems engineering design, software engineering design and development. In addition, he has extensive experience in operationalizing technology solutions into products that are both robust and practical.
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