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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.
Truman National Security Project & Center for National Policy | Director, Cyberspace & Security Program
Matt Rhoades is the Director of the Cyberspace and Security Program at the Truman Project and Center for National Policy. He also directs the organization’s cybersecurity initiatives. Matt advises Members and congressional staff on foreign affairs and defense policy. Matt previously served as the Congressional Liaison with the Truman Project’s Operation Free campaign, working to help Capitol Hill understand the connections between energy, climate change, and national security. Prior to joining the Truman Project, Matt interned with the Secretary of the U.S. Senate, where he assisted federal lobbyists in properly reporting their lobbying activity to ensure public transparency.
TrackMaven | Founder & Chief Maven
Allen Gannett is the Chief Maven and Founder of TrackMaven, a platform that lets marketers track, benchmark against their competitors digital marketing. With clients including Marketo, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, the NBA, and more, TrackMaven helps the world’s best marketers be proactive. He also serves as a General Partner at Acceleprise Ventures, where he invests in early-stage SaaS companies. Previously he was CEO of Splash Networks.
Council for Foreign Relations | Digital Analytics Manager
Melanie has been analyzing websites and their traffic patterns since the dot-com boom of 1999. Currently, she runs all digital analytics initiatives at Council for Foreign Relations, which splits her time between the main CFR.org site to drive traffic and spread awareness of CFR programs, and the magazine site ForeignAffairs.com, which is designing its paywall strategy. Previously, she has managed teams of analysts at large advertising agencies and other media companies including DraftFCB, Fox News Corp and Hachette Filipacchi.
Ronin Analytics | CEO
Mr. Stasio is an offensive cyber expert with experience in the intelligence community and U.S. Military. He has held positions at NSA’s Cyber Center, U.S. Cyber Command senior staff, and the U.S. Army’s Signals Intelligence Corps. Bob has created award winning intelligence programs during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Over nearly a 15-month deployment, his intelligence organizations directly led to the capture of 450 High Value Targets and decreased attacks by 90%.
AOL | Program Director, Retention Marketing
Tom Wyland is a Program Director in AOL’s Paid Services Division where he manages product-centric loyalty programs that have resulted in historically low churn rates for AOL’s subscription base. In his current role, Tom oversees the roll-out of Infor Interaction Advisor and Email Advisor platforms and delivers targeting and segmentation business intelligence to the Retention Marketing Team for the purpose of establishing dynamic campaigns to enhance customer loyalty. Tom is on the core team that completely reinvented the pricing and packaging of AOL’s offers to over 3MM customers in 2011.
Bois Capital | Managing Director
Peter Benedict is a managing partner at Bois Capital, a strategic M&A consultancy focused on the tech space. Peter brings a wealth of experience and broad network of contacts in the wireless, networking, telecommunications, cloud, and analytics spaces, having held executive leadership positions at service providers, networking, and enterprise application vendors in both the United States and Europe.
Prior to Bois Capital Peter served as Vice President and head of Alcatel-Lucent’s Customer Experience Analytics business. In this role Peter was responsible for strategy, product development/R&D and P&L for a suite of Big Data products that address the analytics needs of its service provider customers – from operations and customer care to marketing and C-suite executives.
8 Path Solutions | Founder & Principal Consultant
Jennifer Shin is the Founder and Principal Consultant at 8 Path Solutions LLC, a management consultancy and data science startup that meets the growing need for scientifically engineered solutions to tackle real world challenges. Her approach focuses on integrating the core elements (people, process, technology, expertise) to create innovative strategic, technical, and data science solutions. Jennifer received her Bachelor Degree in Economics, Mathematics & Creative Writing from Columbia University and Master Degree in Statistics from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Columbia University.
nContext | Data Scientist
Chelsey is a Data Scientist at nContext, focused specifically on Open Source and Social Media analytics. A typical day for Chelsey includes scouring the Internet for new data sources to pull into the nContext analytical environment, analyzing the data to find insights that can enable leaders to make decisions and creating models for properly characterizing risks and threats for nContext customers. Chelsey also focuses on the presentation of data; both for ingestion into the holistic analytical engine and for leaders so they can actually make sense of the presented data.
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