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.

Session Speakers

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.

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.

Matt Casters
Chief 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.

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.

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.

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.