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2016 Big Data Analytics Conference

Illuminating Data

June 20, 2016 – June 22, 2016
Revere Hotel/Boston Common, Boston, MA USA
  • Louis DiModugno

    Managing Director and Chief Data and Analytics Officer
    Louis’s background includes independent and corporate consulting where his experience ranges from financial services (asset management, retail banking), insurance (P&C, Life and Wealth Management), and government/military industries within the federal sector as well as Fortune 50 companies. He has lead programs internationally across the disciplines of business strategy, line operations/analytics and technology management. Louis is an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic institute where he instructs in Lean Six Sigma methodology and Service Operations Effectiveness. In addition, he is a retired USAFR Colonel where his leadership, strategy and operations background had been honed for over 28 years as a Logistics and Aircraft Maintenance Officer.
  • Jennifer Golbeck, Ph.D.

    Director of the Social Intelligence Lab
    University of Maryland, College Park
    A world leader in social media research and communication, Jennifer Golbeck shares ways to best leverage the vast array of available social data. Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media and creating usable privacy and security systems.In addition to her work as a professor at the University of Maryland, Golbeck writes for top online news organizations, including Slate and The Atlantic, and frequently appears on NPR and commercial talk radio. Her TED talk was named one of the most powerful talks of 2014.
  • Sridhar Iyengar, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

    IBM Distinguished Engineer, Cognitive Computing Research


    Sridhar Iyengar, is a technical leader at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Sridhar leads the Cognitive Applications and Solutions Research agenda for IBM. His work brings IBM's innovative Cognitive, Mobile & Analytic technologies composed as Applications & Solutions to IBM customers. Sridhar has extensive experience working with teams in IBM and with the world’s leading system integrators helping implement best practices, tools and architectural guidelines. Sridhar is also an industry standards leader and has pioneered several core Architecture, Modeling, Semantic and Data Interchange standards at OMG.

    Sridhar has over 30 years of experience in the software industry (12 years in IBM) and is an expert in Data, Business, Service and Semantic modeling, Application Life Cycle Management, Cognitive Computing, Middleware and Metadata Management.  Sridhar holds several patents in modeling, metadata management and tools integration and is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.
  • Victor S.Y. Lo

    Vice President, Data Science, Workplace Investing
    Fidelity Investments
    Victor S.Y. Lo is a seasoned Big Data, Marketing, Risk, and Finance leader and innovator with over two decades of extensive consulting and corporate experience employing data-driven solutions in a wide variety of business areas, including Customer Relationship Management, Market Research, Advertising Strategy, Risk Management, Financial Econometrics, Insurance, Product Development, Transportation, and Human Resources. He is actively engaged with Big Data Analytics, causal inference, and is a pioneer of Uplift/True-lift modeling, a key subfield of data mining. Victor has managed teams of quantitative analysts in multiple organizations. For academic services, Victor has been a visiting research fellow and corporate executive-in-residence at Bentley University. 

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