With a focus on innovation, Julie has helped companies large and small become data-driven champions with amazingly successful results. Julie loves data and believes in the power of a strong analytics program. She believes that the term “big data” is overused and misunderstood, as all data is important, big or small. Over the years she has assembled excellent analytics teams. Through the use of emerging technologies such as the cloud, data visualization and machine learning, she has helped organizations save millions of dollars while growing bottom line revenues. Julie believes in power of a strong corporate culture that supports strong teams. She promotes strategic planning that supports solutions that differentiate an organization. With these two key activities, teams are motivated, confident and eager to engage with their peers, clients and partners.
Ed Daniels is a healthcare information technology consultant with extensive experience in electronic health data exchange, interoperability, care management and care coordination. Ed has served as CEO, COO, and Vice President of companies in the healthcare, marketing, and telecommunications industries. Most recently, Ed has been assisting accountable care organizations in Illinois and Colorado as they expand and rationalize their IT infrastructures. Prior to its acquisition by Aetna, Ed assisted Healthagen with the development of their mobile consumer health application, iTriage. Ed also served as CEO of RMD Networks, Inc. a development-stage company that electronically connected communities of physicians, their staff and their patients.
Jesus Diaz is an organizational and technical leader, with a proven track record of forming, growing and managing cross-functional teams. He is experienced on Agile methodologies for the team and the enterprise (SAFe certified), with responsibilities including overseeing and coordinating work for multiple development teams (onshore and offshore), as well as supporting and actively contributing to the program architectural runway. He has identified, nurtured and helped with the adoption of numerous initiatives such as Scrum/SAFe, DevOps, Cloud computing, and enterprise project/product management software. He has also promoted software development best practices that include Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Automated Testing. Jesus has a true entrepreneurial mindset and an inner passion for delivering working software and analytics projects.
Jonathan Hodges is a data and analytics executive with over 23 years IT and product development experience leading teams of data professionals (e.g. data scientists, ML and data engineers, architects, business analysts, etc.) across finance, healthcare, education, and media verticals. The last twelve years have been focused on big data and analytics starting with early versions of Hadoop and maturing through Spark and now working with things like cloud data warehouses, feature stores and automated machine learning. He is adept at developing a data strategy, supporting an enterprise including AI, business intelligence, quality, governance, and compliance.
Dr. Patricia Klauer
Dr. Klauer is expert in adapting new technologies, aligning organizations and developing architectures to transform businesses, while addressing the pragmatic realities of preserving revenue through existing products and systems. With a primary focus on pioneering new information technologies, she recently lead an end-to-end IoT solutions company that provides data as a service for real-time monitoring of environmental conditions for transportation and smart cities of the future. Trained initially as a chiropractor, Dr. Klauer began her IT career at MIT and went on to Wall Street to design some of the first large-scale relational database systems for investment banks. She led a diverse team at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and has been providing strategic consulting to integrate innovative technologies for a variety of industries, academic institutions, government, life sciences and telecommunications institutions. Dr Klauer applies her full spectrum skills to support organizations to develop seamlessly integrated, intelligent and highly adaptive technology systems that will address dynamic environmental and social factors.
Mike Lampa is an accomplished transformation agent, with a specialty in modernizing enterprise Data and Analytics Programs. Mike’s expertise lies in the selection and implementation of modern technology tools, platforms, and tactical migration road maps. With over 23 years of experience as a Data and Analytics practitioner, both as a consultant and an employee in Global 100 enterprises, Mike has worked in diverse industries, including Banking & Financial Services, Industrial Manufacturing, High-Tech Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, Retail, and Consumer Packaged Goods. He serves as a mentor and guide to enterprises, facilitating a seamless transition to increase the value of their Analytics Programs. Mike’s passion for the Data and Analytics industry is palpable, and his dedication to his work has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor to his clients.
Joe Wilhelmy focuses on driving innovation in the information, analytics and data engineering landscape. Along with this passion to pursue the novel, Joe utilizes his experience in different verticals to balance the business goals against the data transformation opportunities. Many of an organization’s most challenging problems are often times approached with extremely dated methods and technologies, which may appear adequate, but often times, are woefully inefficient. For many years, championing the fact that data is a first class citizen, Joe has architected the successful delivery of value in big data analytics, real-time insights of massive scale, NLP and business centric, private blockchain infrastructure.
Marsha is an experienced, passionate technology executive with over 20 years of experience transforming growing software and services businesses. Marsha co-founded and currently leads ScaleSec, an SDVOSB cloud security consultancy that found great success advising in post-breach environments, addressing immediate technical remediation; building in automation to reduce future risk; and working with business leadership to answer board commitments. She leads with empathy, and has built trusted advisor relationships with SMB to Enterprise-level companies to galvanize teams and help them reach their objectives without sacrificing security for speed to market. Marsha is an Army veteran, and she lives in San Diego with her husband and three children.