Announcing Our First Wave of Speakers

Our keynote speakers are visionaries who have seen the potential of big diverse datasets well ahead of the curve. Our general sessions will provide tactical information that addresses all the data and analytics challenges in your own company.

Featured Speakers

Brian Hopkins
VP, Principal Analyst

Brian covers big data, systems of insight, public cloud, insight platforms, and insight for the internet of things. He also leads Forrester's emerging technology and technology innovation research, leading a team of analysts who write Forrester's top technology trends and top emerging technology reports annually.

Jan Janke
Deputy Group Leader

Jan Janke joined CERN as a software engineer in 2005 and is now the Deputy Leader of the Administrative Information Systems group. In the group, he is responsible for all activities related to Business Intelligence incl. data warehouses, reporting and data analysis.

Derek Mathieson
Group Leader

A 27-year veteran in the industry, Derek Mathieson leads CERN’s Administrative Information Systems group. He has a breadth of experience in this space that includes embedding systems to control CERN’s particle accelerators; debugging one of the world’s first web browsers; writing device drivers for high-speed optical networks; and building CERN’s e-Business applications and most recently data-warehouses.

Brendan Aldrich
Chief Data Officer
Ivy Tech Community College

Brendan Aldrich is leading data modernization and democratization initiatives as the chief data officer for Ivy Tech Community College, the largest singly accredited community college in the nation. Aldrich has over 20 years of experience at companies like the Walt Disney Company, Demand Media, Travelers Insurance and the City Colleges of Chicago.

Allaa (Ella) Hilal
Director of Innovation

Allaa Hilal is the Director of the innovation team at IMS, a world-renowned leader in connected car technology. She has been recognized as one of the most influential women in the world of IoT by the connected world magazine and has more than 12 years of experience in data intelligence, ambient intelligence, wireless sensor networks, autonomous systems and computing.

Sachin Batra
Sr. Mgr, Information Architecture

As Sr. Manager of Information Architecture at USAC, Sachin Batra leads all of the MDM, ESB, enterprise reporting, analytics, Data API’s, Business Intelligence, Data warehouse initiatives in USAC. He has 16+ years experience in systems development, data architecture, data management, reporting, service oriented architecture (SOA), Open Data and Data Catalog working at various organizations.

Tom Nesbitt
Sr. Mgr, Program Management

Tom Nesbitt currently manages reporting and analytics for the $4 billion E-rate program at the Universal Service Administrative Company.  He has a background in process improvement, program management, systems design and implementation, and performance management. Additionally, he has 15+ years of consulting experience including work at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM.

Michael Becker
Senior Chief Inspector
German Federal Police

With over 35 years of professional experience in public security, Michael Becker is team lead for open source software development at the Federal Police Board since 2008. With over 20 years of experience in data analysis, reporting and databases he is responsible for the agency’s data warehouse and data integration technologies.

Henry Liebrenz
Police Sergeant
German Federal Police

Henry Liebrenz joined German Federal Police 35 years ago. As part of the open source software development team of the agency he is responsible for the administration of the Pentaho-based data warehouse. Together with Michael Becker, he has implemented several data projects across German Federal Police.

Tom Scurlock
Dir. of Worldwide Alliances

Tom Scurlock has been with MapR for 18 months after a long career at Oracle, leading both sales and channels divisions in North America. Tom is responsible for MapR’s go-to-market strategy in the commercial and federal government sectors.  He specializes in accelerating revenue growth through global systems integrators, VAR’s, VADs and ISV/OEM’s.

Mark Hall
Senior Data Mining Consultant

Mark Hall is one of the original core developers of the Weka data mining software and is responsible for leading Pentaho's data mining solutions. He has 15 years experience as an academic researcher in computer science and has published extensively in machine learning and data mining journals.

Matt Casters
Data Integration Architect

Matt Casters is founder and primary sponsor of the Kettle project. He is responsible for leading the architecture and delivery of Pentaho's Data Integration solutions. His background as a Unix support professional, combined with the business knowledge he gained from leading BI implementations lead him to create the Kettle (now Pentaho DI) software platform.

Don DeLoach
Midwest IoT Council

Don DeLoach is an entrepreneur, author, and board member, and a leading industry evangelist for the Internet of Things. Don was the primary driver of the Midwest IoT Council, where he currently serves as co-chairman. He has been on the Board of the Illinois Technology Association for over 10 years.

Donna Prlich
Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer at Pentaho, Donna plays a key role in shaping the roadmap priorities and product messaging across the organization. This past year, Donna led the product management team through one of the most exciting and innovative times for Pentaho, while continuing to lead the product marketing team, as well as a newly created solutions team.

Anthony de Shazor
SVP, Customer Care

Anthony is responsible for Customer Care, the Technical Support team, the Enterprise Architecture Group, Development Services, and the Hitachi Care Team that develops and supports Hitachi-Pentaho solutions. He has served over 10 years at Pentaho in leadership positions within engineering, training, consulting, and support.

Pedro Alves
SVP, Community

Pedro joined the team as Senior Vice President, Community in April 2013 following Pentaho's acquisition of his company, Webdetails. Since 2008 Pedro and his team at Webdetails have been designing high-end custom interfaces for many Pentaho clients in Europe and North America including Mozilla, Stonegate Senior Living and St. Antonius Hospital.

Pentaho Speakers

Bo Borland
SVP, Sales Engineering and Enablement

Arik Pelkey
Senior Director of Product Marketing

Jeanne Ngo
Senior Product Marketing Manager

Ben Hopkins
Senior Product Manager

Anya Rumyantseva
Data Scientist

Rakesh Saha
Senior Product Manager

Jonathan Jarvis
Senior Solutions Engineer

Chris Caspanello
Software Engineer

Chuck Yarbrough
VP of Solutions Management and Marketing

Oliver Nielsen
Director, Services Solutions - Americas

Martin Stangeland
Enterprise Architect

Mark Burnette
Sales Engineering Director

Caio Moreno
Professional Services Senior Consultant

Chris Skirde
Director, Sales Engineering

Steve Szabo
Lead Solution Engineer

Ezequiel Cuellar
Senior Software Engineer

Matt Howard
Senior Director, Product Management

Andy Grohe
Professional Services Director, End User Services 

Jens Bleuel
Senior Product Manager

Mark Semenenko
Sales Engineer

Pedro Alves
GM of Webdetails and SVP of Community

Bruce Berry
Training & Development Specialist

James O'Reilly
Training & Development Specialist

Nelson Antunes
Software Engineer