Speakers at the Business Intelligence / Analytics / Big Data Strategies Conference

Sujatha Chinnappa
Sujatha leads the Encompass Data and Analytics function, Drive Data & Analytics Strategy, Technology eco-system modernization and architecture, Roadmap, Budget Management, Strategic Initiatives and Ongoing Production Support for Encompass Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Data Warehouse in support of top-line and bottom-line business goals and objectives.

Educational Background
• Masters of Science in Data Science (graduating in Aug 2016)
• Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science
Brad Ganas
Brad Ganas is an Information Management professional with 18 years’ experience in the Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Analytics disciplines. He has worked in both sales and delivery of DW/BI solutions and products in multiple verticals. His focus has been on positioning and implementation of Big Data platforms in organizations. He has a strong commitment to helping organizations use data more strategically to increase revenue, decrease costs, drive improved efficiencies and leverage new opportunities. Brad currently runs the Presales organization for Snowflake Computing, a new breed of data warehouse engine born in the cloud, built on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Jason Hinton
Jason Hinton is a Senior Enterprise Client Executive for Neudesic. With over 14 years of experience working with technology clients, his specialties include business development, process improvement, change management and IT infrastructure amid various industry verticals. For the last five years, Jason has also served on the CIO Development Committee for i.c. stars, a local non-profit group that partners with CIOs, and offers technology training and career placement for young adults with limited opportunities.
Jason and the Neudesic team deliver impactful business results to clients through leading-edge technologies, innovative solutions and strategic alliances for the ultimate goal of gaining a competitive advantage, growth and acquisition.
Sudeep Regmi
Sudeep Regmi is Data Lifecycle Management Leader at Cummins Inc. Sudeep has 15+ years of experience in implementing IT Applications and Solutions for Enterprise in Manufacturing and Supply Chain domain. From last 3 years, Sudeep is leading Data Management Leadership position at Cummins focusing on Master data, Data Quality, Metadata, Data Architecture and Data Governance capabilities. He is strong advocate of “ Data is an Assets” for Enterprise.

Sudeep has led major IT transformation programs for the enterprise to provide strategic benefits from IT investments. He has deep knowledge on strategic business drivers and operational process requirements to create “Business of IT” environment for Enterprise. Sudeep holds MBA and Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) degree. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Six Sigma Black Belt.

Richard Skriletz

Richard A Skriletz is a manager and management consultant with more than 35 years experience working in large corporate and start-up environments. His professional focus is on leading the strategic application of information technology to customer-focused business operations, improving operational performance, managing organizational and technical change, and optimizing business operations. As the global leader of the Business Intelligence and Data Delivery practice for RCG IT, Mr. Skriletz evaluates technologies, vendors, and market trends and works with customers to help them drive business results with better managed data.

Benjamin Taub
With over 20 years of business intelligence and data architecture experience, Ben is personally involved with all of Dataspace’s client service efforts. As part of our commitment to our clients and the data industry as a whole, Ben acts as a sounding board for Dataspace customers and other industry figures. He co-authored the McGraw Hill / Oracle Press books ORACLE8 DATA WAREHOUSING and ORACLE8i DATA WAREHOUSING as well as McGraw Hill/Osborne’s SQL SERVER 7 DATA WAREHOUSING. In the past Ben served as the data warehousing focus area manager for the International Oracle Users Group - Americas (IOUG-A) conference committee. Prior to starting Dataspace in 1994, Ben held information technology positions with Andersen Consulting and MicroStrategy, Incorporated. A certified public accountant (CPA), Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan. In addition to data, Ben's passions include aviation and history.

Jim Vaselopulos
Jim Vaselopulos is a seasoned business executive with domain expertise in Financial Services, Marketing, Manufacturing and Service Industries. Jim works closely with many firms to help align business needs and technology for competitive advantage. His many roles include Senior Vice President at PSC Group, LLC, interim CIO at several organizations and strategic business consultant to many others. His speaking engagements include regional executive events, various podcasts, industry organizations and technology-centric educational institutions such as the University of Illinois. Jim holds an Engineering degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Marquette University.

Mike Yarbrough
Mike leads the Business Intelligence team at SCA, the largest independent owner/operator of high value surgical settings in the U.S. The BI team owns the data and tools platform that make our data products successful. Mike enjoys working with teams and organizations to drive improvement by uncovering new information and developing insights.