Speakers at the Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
Data Protection Strategies Conference

John Boyer
John Boyer is the Enablement Team Lead at The Nielsen Company
John Fitzgerald
John Fitzgerald is a Senior Consultant with Analytics8 and leads their mobile BI practice. He is an expert in business intelligence, reporting and dashboard design. He has experience in a broad range of industries including finance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, logistics, and, media. Prior to working with Analytics8, John worked as a project manager overseeing multiple CRM implementations and he managed a regional sales team for a building products manufacturer. Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from Marquette University with a BS in mechanical engineering and earned an MBA from St. Louis University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Andrew Grohe, Partner and Technical Specialist, Project Leadership Associates
Andrew is a Partner and Technical Specialist in the Business Intelligence Practice Group. He has over 18 years of experience in Information Technology and over 10 years in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Andrew has led the delivery of professional services across multiple industries and technology platforms. Andrew has deep technical skills in and around Data Warehousing. As a technical specialist, he possesses expert level skills in Data Modeling, Reporting, Data Transformation, Data Architecture, and Web deployment of BI solutions. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.  
Tom Marchok
Tom Marchok is the Director of ViralMesh

Raj Rathi

Raj Rathi has been a BI Architect at Baxter Credit Union for the last three years. He directs and leads the day-to-day activities of the data warehouse and data analytics staff. Previously he was with Morningstar Inc., as a Data Architect, where he managed a team of SQL server developers. At Deloitte Consulting he was a Data Architect and did database design, data warehouse design, OLAP design, data collection, and data analytics.  He has an MBA from the University of IL, Chicago and a Masters of Engineering from India.

Richard Skriletz

Richard A Skriletz is a manager and management consultant with more than 35 years experience working in large corporate and start-up environments. His professional focus is on leading the strategic application of information technology to customer-focused business operations, improving operational performance, managing organizational and technical change, and optimizing business operations. As the global leader of the Business Intelligence and Data Delivery practice for RCG IT, Mr. Skriletz evaluates technologies, vendors, and market trends and works with customers to help them drive business results with better managed data.

Craig Suda
Craig Suda is a Business Intelligence Specialist with Appleton Papers. He has over 20 years of Enterprise Data Warehousing experience and has worked and over 5 years with the Microsoft BI suite of tools. He has extensive experience in querying and enterprise reporting, real-time monitoring, analytics, scorecarding and dashboarding. In his present role, he manages the BI services projects and works closely with all levels of business users helping them utilize the BI tools in their effort to make plans, decisions and assess results. Craig is presently working on a project to enhance and extend executive dashboards to mobile devices (iPad and iPhone).

Shaibal Talukder

Shaibal Talukder is currently the Director of Enterprise Architecture at The Pampered Chef.  He was previously the Director IS, ( Business Systems & BI), at Elkay Manufacturing.  Previously he was Senior Manager, Database, Application and Architecture at Zebra Technologies where he designed BI strategies and solutions, which resulted in increased sales revenue and improved quality tracking.  At Danaher Corporation he was Senior Manager, IS, and his responsibilities included managing BI solutions.  In the 1990s he had positions as a database engineer and database consultant.  He is currently working on an MBA at DePaul University, has an MS in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical and Electronics.

David Wiseman
As Director of Business Development at Sybase, an SAP company, David Wiseman is responsible for the development and deployment of Enterprise-level marketing programs and sales initiatives for Data Analytics solutions and the Telecom Industry sector.
During his twelve years at Sybase he has led North America technical sales, launched sales programs in support of several product lines, and managed the Sybase-IBM global partnership. His background includes federal sales at IBM and software development program management for the DoD.
Mr. Wiseman holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Mary Washington.

Carole Wittemann
Carole Wittemann is a PMI certified Principal Consultant with Analytics8.  She has consistently demonstrated expertise and achievement in the obtainment of cost savings and competitive advantage for clients through the design and implementation of appropriate and well integrated business intelligence technologies. She has extensive experience leading business requirements gathering used in collecting business intelligence and making strategic marketing, operations, and business development decisions.  She has consulted dozens of companies that are industry leaders for over sixteen years.