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President, Atre Group, Inc.
“Shaku Atre has been a pioneer in computer science, as one of the first women practitioners of database design and related technologies to achieve prominence worldwide. Known for her practical expertise, she has been an entrepreneur, text book author and trade press columnist. She has also been a key note speaker on a range of technology topics all over the world.”
- President of Atre Group, Inc.
- Developer and Main Force, Financier Behind World Woman Warrior
- Former partner with Price Waterhouse Coopers
- Held positions in various capacities with IBM World Trade Corp. for 14 years
- Has Masters of Science, Suma cum Laude, in Statistics, University of Poona, India; Scholarship to University of Heidelberg, Germany, Applied Mathematics, Thesis on Astronomy.
Co Founder, Finders Keepers
Ellis Booker is a familiar name in the computer trade press, where he held senior editorial posts at a number of A-list IT publications, including CMP's [now UBM's] InternetWeek, Mecklermedia's Web Week and IDG's Computerworld. At Computerworld, he led the paper’s Internet and electronic commerce coverage in the early days of the Web and was responsible for creating its weekly Internet Page.
Most recently, Booker was editor-in-chief of Crain Communication Inc.’s BtoB, the only magazine devoted to covering the intersection of business strategy and business marketing. He ran BtoB, as well as its sister title Media Business, for a decade.
He is based in Evanston, Ill.
Co-founder and President, MachNation
Steve Hilton is a co-founder and President at MachNation, the leading benchmarking and testing firm for Internet of Things (IoT) middleware and platforms. His primary areas of expertise include competitive positioning, marketing media development, cloud services, small and medium businesses, and sales channels. Steve has 26 years’ experience in the technology and communications industry. Prior to founding MachNation, he built and ran the IoT/M2M and Enterprise practice areas at Analysys Mason. He has also held senior positions at Yankee Group, Lucent Technologies, TDS (Telephone and Data Systems), and Cambridge Strategic Management Group. Steve is a frequent speaker at industry and client events, and publishes articles and blogs in several respected trade journals. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Business Intelligence & Analytics Leader
MFor more than 25 years now, Greg has worked as a business intelligence strategist and solution delivery leader to help business leaders use information to create and maximize value, from mid-market growth organizations to the Fortune 1000. It is his goal to empower knowledge workers to improve tactical, operational and strategic decision-making through information.
VP Technology Strategy & Solutions
Mike brings many years of experience as an IT executive and CIO, Digital Transformation Leader and Delivery leader for several Fortune 200 companies. His areas of expertise include global IT strategy, Enterprise Architecture, delivery and operations, Digital Transformation, ERP systems, IoT, Big Data and Analytics. At ThoughtFocus, Mike assists clients in developing capabilities to drive innovation and competitive differentiation.
Director, Data Analytics, Skylinetechnologies
Matthew Pluster is the Director of Data Analytics and Data Platform Solutions at Skyline Technologies, an IT consulting firm that provides world-class solutions and services. He is a data analytics development and implementation specialist with a long history of working with technology strategy. As a solution architect and organizational leader, he has a proven track record of improving decision-making at the enterprise level for many organizations.
CTO, Build Intelligence
Ryan Wilson is currently CTO of Build Intelligence, a Domo Consulting company specializing in the construction industry. Ryan has over 9 years of data analytics experience from a handful of positions in various industries ranging from biochemistry to early child care education to semi- conductors, etc. Over the past 3 years Ryan has collectively built dataflows, dashboards, and cards for over 20 companies in Domo. Currently he maintains over 3200 visualizations, 2400 datasets, and 700 dataflows, in addition to leading a team of developers and domo consultants at Build Intelligence.
Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and CEO of Exago Inc.
Mike Brody is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Exago Inc., makers of a web-based solution for software companies looking to provide ad hoc reporting, dashboards, and analytics to their internal and external customers. Since the company’s inception in 2006, Mike has led Exago to its position as a self-funded and profitable player in the business intelligence software market.