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Ron Emery is the Founder & CEO of icrunchdata and visionary business leader for brand and platform development, including operations and digital media strategy while driving the company's innovation. In his free time, Ron loves fly-fishing, running, writing, collaborating and investing in new and growing ventures.

Anna Hill is Executive Director of icrunchdata. Her previous roles include Director of Marketing & Partner Relations for a large corporation and Senior Account Manager at a MarTech firm. Anna holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. She enjoys nature, traveling and supporting the arts.


Joe Abusamra is Vice President, Product Marketing for Acendre, a provider of cloud-based talent management software, with a focus on people analytics. He has over 20 years-experience in high-tech companies, having held executive positions in product marketing, marketing and product management.

Vaishnavi Agrawal currently writes for, a global training company that provides e-learning and certification training, and is based out of Bangalore. She has five years of experience in content writing and blogging on topics related to Hadoop, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management.

Geoff Annesley is a member of One Network’s Executive Staff responsible for sales and product strategy, with a proven track record in growing internet SaaS startups, new technology, and successful go to market strategies for Multi Party Enterprise Solutions, IoT, PaaS, SaaS, Performance Services for Enabling the New Circular Economy.

Jeff Bodzewski is an award-winning Chief Analytics Officer for M Booth, a global digital communications agency. He has helped some of the world's largest brands, including Microsoft, AT&T, ConAgra Foods, Infiniti, Discover and Sprint, build omnichannel relationships with consumers that drive sales, loyalty and innovation.

Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker and author in enterprise and corporate performance management EPM/CPM systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC. Gary has held CFO roles with Fortune 500 companies was a Principal Consultant with SAS from 1997 to 2013.

Martin Doyle has over 20 years of experience starting, building, buying and selling businesses. He has expertise in engineering, CRM, software development and information quality improvement. He is a Data Quality Evangelist and CEO of DQ Global which focuses on better quality data for organizations to optimize decisions and profits.

Will Dwinnell is an expert model developer, using traditional statistics, machine learning and data mining techniques. He has worked in a variety of fields, including finance, manufacturing, medicine and economic forecasting. He holds an MBA in Quantitative Methods and Operations Research from University of Pittsburgh.

Chad Dyar is a Director of Sales Operations focused on optimizing internal sales tools, building a culture of training and professional development and implementing a scalable sales methodology and process. Chad graduated from Furman University and earned his Masters of Music from Northwestern University.

Carolyn Galvin is Customer Insights Principal Analyst for Nuance Communications. Lead Voice of the Customer and Employee Engagement CX programs to advance ‘customer-in’ focus. Prior to was Director of Partnership Marketing for Primary Intelligence working with partners to on Win Loss and Customer Experience programs.

Gabriel Gaultier is passionate about analytics. He is the founder of a boutique analytics consulting firm with clients throughout North America. He believes analytics should be used to influence change and define strategy. He holds an MBA from Queen's University and an Accounting degree from the University of Alberta.

Shawn Gordon is President and Founder of The Kompany, a multi-platform software company, where he manages an international team of developers to create desktop and programming tools for Linux, Windows, Mac, embedded devices and smart phones. Does custom contract work with focus on large scale ecommerce.

Akshey Gupta has nearly 20 years of extensive experience across diversified data science, BFS, telecomm, insurance, travel, manufacturing and product implementation. He is certified in PMP, Cloudera, Apache Cassandra and Python. He's brought value to organizations such as Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan and Mindtree.

Gary Jackson is data scientist, technologist and a former standup comedian. He has lived abroad for the last 20 years in Germany, South Africa, Brazil and Hong Kong. He is now focused on using data science for Space Situational Awareness and is based in Colorado. Gary is an author and keynote speaker on data science and big data topics.

Ajay Kelkar is an experienced Marketer who fell in love with data before it became sexy! He co-founded analytics company Hansa Cequity and in earlier avatars has been the CMO for a large Indian bank and a retailer. He has learnt through the hard school of experience that companies grow when "people grow."

Bip Khanal is Co-Founder/Chief of IT Strategy & Advisor at He has extensive data security experience with expertise in end-to-end traffic analysis, application performance analysis and security vulnerability analysis. Bip covers data security, technical and analytical topics.

Ajay Khanna is the Vice President, Product Marketing at Reltio, the creator of data-driven applications. Prior to joining Reltio, he held senior positions at Veeva Systems, Oracle and other software companies including KANA, Progress and Amdocs. He holds an MBA in marketing and finance from Santa Clara University.

Raj Kosaraju is Chief Information Officer of Maxil Technology Solutions, Inc. based in Chicago. He brings more than 23 years of experience to Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Management Information Systems, Product Management, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT).

Werther Krause is the Founder of Intrinseco Consultoria e Inovação. He has over 25 years of executive IT experience delivering technology solutions to consistently exceed the value expectations of large, multi-national corporations. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (Strategy) along with a Masters in Computer Science (AI).

Jaime Noda is an expert and leader in Enterprise Data Management. He has a footprint across the Banking sector in Australia and the Financial Services industry overall. In parallel with EDM, he specialises in Risk Management, Strategy and Solutions Delivery. He holds a Masters degree in AI and a Ph.D in Computer Visualization.

Luca Scagliarini leads the Marketing division of Expert System and member of the Board of Directors. Co-founded ADmantX, contributed to impressive growth at SiteSmith, which culminated in a sale to Metromedia Fiber Network. An MBA from Santa Clara University and Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Myles Suer is Industry Solutions Marketing Manager at Dell Boomi, with much of his experience being a BI practitioner. He is a former Senior Manager for Solutions Marketing at Informatica focused on CIOs and CFOs. Myles has led product management teams applying analytics and big data technology. He is also a contributor at

Nick Swenson is a founding partner of Swenson He, LLC. He received his Bachelor of Science from MIT and has advised on the multi-billion dollar sale of a Fortune 500 tech company. He specializes in architecting ultra light, ultra fast globally distributed backend systems for connected devices in the consumer goods and healthcare space.

Manoj Vig is the Director of Data Engineering & Delivery with QuintilesIMS. He leads the data engineering team to design and build cutting-edge data products for CRO business. He is also passionate about teaching distributed computing, mobility and big data concepts and how they can make a positive impact on the healthcare system.

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