Speakers at the Business Intelligence / Analytics / Big Data Strategies Conference

Vijay Anand
Vijay Anand is a Product Manager for the Self-service Analytics product suite at MicroStrategy Inc. With over ten years of experience, he has served in several capacities including roles in consulting, technology, and marketing. His main areas of focus are self-service analytics and Software-as-a-Service Business Intelligence. A graduate of Duke University, Mr. Anand has previously worked with General Electric, TATA Consulting Services, and other start-up ventures.
Allen Bonde
Allen Bonde is VP of Product Marketing & Innovation at Actuate, an advisor to several start-ups, and a former digital media and Internet CMO. An early proponent of self-service apps and data-driven marketing, he has helped global leaders with their big data and customer experience strategies, and shares his perspectives as a contributor to Forbes.com, DM News, and Small Data Group – his top-rated blog. Prior to joining Actuate he was Partner and Principal Analyst at Digital Clarity Group, a co-founder of social marketing pioneer Offerpop, and CMO and head of strategy at CRM consultancy eVergance (now KANA). He started his career as a researcher and data scientist in the telecom sector, and was part of teams at McKinsey and Yankee Group that did early work in online advertising and e-commerce. Allen attended Brown University, and holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He enjoys suburban life with his wife, three teens, and poorly behaved Yellow Lab, is a big-time car guy, and plays a pretty mean bass guitar.

Bill Denham

Bill Denham has spent 15 years in the archiving space, with various technologies covering content archival within the ERP, Document Management, Email Archiving and Management, and File System Archiving areas. He has held various consulting and management positions with Eastman Kodak, Open Text and Hitachi Data Systems. He is a graduate of Lewis University.

Dorina Dugaesescu
Dorina Dugaesescu has a 16 years of progressive experience in Data Management and Business Intelligence with roles ranging from Database Administration on various platforms (SQL Server, Informix and Oracle) to Data Warehouse Modeling and design, CRM system design and implementation, BI strategy implementation, Targeted and Personalized Marketing systems design. She lead a team composed of IT and Marketing professionals to build an in-house CRM system based on rules which allows creation and production of personalized content for Print Media, Email Marketing, Personalized Web Pages on Staples web sites, and an automated and rules based pre-call planning and business strategy deployment for pre-planning and execution of Sales Contacts. In the past two years she lead the design and implementation of an In House built Data Warehouse System as well as the Business Intelligence Platform Deployment across the Enterprise and for External Customers.
Amy O'Connor
Amy is a business and technical executive with extensive experience driving growth and change. Amy is currently a Big Data evangelist for Cloudera, responsible for positioning the business value of Cloudera’s products and services. In this role, she advises organizations as they introduce Big Data solutions and adopt enterprise-wide Big Data delivery capabilities. Previous to this role, Amy ran Nokia’s Big Data Analytics team. Her charter at Nokia included the development of Nokia’s analytics platform, developing and managing Nokia’s data asset, and leading a team of data scientists to drive insights. Prior to joining Nokia, Amy was vice president of Services Marketing for Sun Microsystems.
Sunder Pappu
Sunder Pappu has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is currently the VP of Application Development & Program Management at Inland Computer Services. Prior to Inland, Sunder worked at JP Morgan Chase, Avanade and Deloitte Consulting, holding leadership positions in the areas of strategy consulting, project management and application delivery. Sunder obtained his Master’s Degree from The University of Texas and has certifications in Business Process Management & Project Management.
Kevin Pogany
Kevin Pogany has over 20 years of technology innovation and leadership experience in the DW/BI, data product, and data transparency space. He has served in a variety of Analytic and Data Product Development leadership roles in several industries including automotive, pharmaceutical, e-commerce, digital mapping, and currently, supply chain with DSC Logistics. Kevin is passionate about turning proprietary corporate data into significant competitive advantages from both a cost savings and revenue generating perspective. His teams and programs generally focus on the invention and delivery of strategic and proprietary data intelligence and information transparency platforms. Kevin holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
Bridget Quinlan
Bridget Quinlan has 15 years of progressive experience in IT. In her role as Director of Business Intelligence, Bridget oversees data warehouse and big data initiatives within and across the four diverse businesses of Brunswick Corporation. She works closely with organization leaders to align IT to the company objectives in this space, helping Brunswick innovate and stay competitive in diverse markets. She is passionate about the value that BI brings to an organization and is skilled at finding practical solutions to big problems. In partnership with Brunswick leaders, Bridget adjusts and executes a strategy that brings timely, effective business intelligence solutions to a dynamic business climate.

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.


Jim Vaselopulos
Jim Vaselopulos is a seasoned business executive with domain expertise in Financial Services, Marketing, Manufacturing and Service Industries. Jim works closely with many firms to help align business needs and technology for competitive advantage. His many roles include Senior Vice President at PSC Group, LLC, interim CIO at several organizations and strategic business consultant to many others. His speaking engagements include regional executive events, various podcasts, industry organizations and technology-centric educational institutions such as the University of Illinois. Jim holds an Engineering degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Marquette University.