Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Meg Whitman is president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Previously, Whitman served as president and chief executive officer for Hewlett-Packard Company from 2011 through 2015, as well as chairman of the Board from 2014 through 2015, leading the company’s turnaround and subsequent separation into two companies – Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Whitman is also the chairman of the Board of HP Inc.
Whitman served as president and chief executive officer of eBay Inc. from 1998 to 2008, where she oversaw its growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue.
Whitman was a part-time strategic advisor to Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, a private equity firm, from March 2011 to September 2011. She has also held executive-level positions at Hasbro Inc., FTD, Inc., The Stride Rite Corporation, The Walt Disney Company and Bain & Company. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors for The Procter & Gamble Company and SurveyMonkey.
Whitman holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Sid Banerjee is a well-known expert in customer experience, business intelligence and text analytics. A Clarabridge co-founder, Banerjee provides Clarabridge with vision and direction for achieving customer success while also managing executive relationships with key current and prospective customers.
A highly-regarded figure in the Washington, D.C. technology scene, Banerjee has been recognized as a Washington Business Journal Most Admired CEO, a Greater Washington Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a CIT Gap 50 Entrepreneur Award winner.
Prior to Clarabridge, he co-founded Claraview, a leading Business Intelligence (BI) strategy and technology consultancy firm. Under his leadership, Claraview grew into a thriving services firm with over 130 employees without any outside funding. Claraview was acquired by Teradata, a leading data warehousing and business intelligence company, in March 2008.
Over his career, Banerjee has amassed over 25 years of leadership experience. A founding employee at MicroStrategy, he held vice president-level positions in both product marketing and worldwide services. During his tenure leading MicroStrategy’s worldwide services division, he grew the organization to a 500+ person organization supporting enterprise deployments of BI solutions. Before joining MicroStrategy, Banerjee held management positions at Ernst & Young and Sprint International. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Susan Burke serves as vice president, Single Family Data Delivery Services at Freddie Mac where she is responsible for partnering with the business to develop and execute data management and technology roadmaps. Burke oversees a multi-disciplined team charged with implementing, supporting and maintaining the enterprise data warehouse, data marts, big data environment, business intelligence, analytics and governance tools. Prior to vice president, Burke served as development director at Freddie Mac for over seven years and was responsible for all enterprise data projects, enterprise ERP, HR systems and leading a team of over 100 employees and consultants responsible to deliver business value on an annual initiative portfolio of over $17 million. Previously, she served as operations risk management director and business projects director at Freddie Mac.
In 2011, Scott Hallworth joined Capital One as senior vice president and chief model risk officer overseeing the company’s models, leading its analytic research and development group, as well as the statistician and quantitative analyst community. In 2014, to advance data across the company, Hallworth’s role expanded to be the enterprise data executive developing and leading its data strategy. Before joining Capital One, Hallworth was a chief actuary of Travelers Insurance, leading their advanced analytics, modeling, data and business intelligence initiatives. Prior to that, he developed extensive experience in a variety of business and analytic disciplines through multiple roles at Hanover and MetLife insurance companies including leading analytic/research groups, lines of business, mergers and acquisitions, as well as a variety of corporate consulting roles. Hallworth received his bachelor of science in business administration with a major in applied actuarial mathematics from Bryant University, is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
District of Columbia
Barney Krucoff was appointed chief data officer in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) of the District of Columbia in June 2016. Krucoff first joined OCTO in 2004 with the Business Intelligence, Geographic Information System team as geographic information officer. He left for a period to work with the State of Maryland as geographic information officer where he developed the Maryland iMap program and built a geospatial team in the Maryland Department of Information Technology. He managed an office of nine staff members with annual budget of over $3 million. Krucoff returned to District of Columbia OCTO as chief data officer in June 2016. His resume also includes roles with the National Capital Planning Commission as community planner and GIS manager at Michael Baker Jr.
Steve Murray joined the Revolution Growth team as a partner in 2016 with over 25 years of experience with high growth technology businesses. He joined Revolution from Softbank where he worked effectively for nearly 20 years with some of the most important technology companies of our generation including Yahoo, E*Trade, GeoCities, Ziff Davis, GSI Commerce, Buzzfeed, Criteo, Fitbit, xAd, Kabbage and many others. He also was a partner and managing director at Softbank Capital where he coordinated and organized the operations of the team’s venture activities across multiple funds, geographies and investment agendas. Murray has served on the Board of Directors of both public and private companies and has extensive experience in fundraising, operations and all levels of corporate governance.
Michelle Rudnicki’s career at IBM has spanned over 15 years. Most recently, Rudnicki serves as vice president of Industry Solution Sales where she is responsible for applying deep industry knowledge and insight to accelerate the adoption of transformative solutions including the use of cloud, analytics and mobile to deliver business value to public sector clients. From 2012-2015, Rudnicki served as vice president Cloud Computing and Growth Initiatives IBM Federal where she integrated and executed growth play around cloud, analytics and Smarter Cities. She established IBM as a key player in the federal cloud marketplace by instantiating an Internet scale cloud infrastructure as a service that met FedRAMP compliance, executing a comprehensive media blitz, along with an integrated marketing plan including the founding of a Federal Cloud Innovation Center. Rudnicki’s previous roles at IBM included vice president Cloud Computing, IBM North America and vice president Federal Smarter Planet Initiatives, vice president Federal Systems Sales.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Dr. Kirk Borne is the principal data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton. He previously spent 12 years as professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University where he taught and advised students in the graduate and undergraduate Data Science degree programs. Before that, he worked 18 years supporting NASA projects in various roles, including program manager in NASA’s Space Science Data Operations Office and data archive project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2013 he won the Dean’s Impact Award for Faculty Excellence in the George Mason University College of Science. In 2014 he was named an IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero. In 2016 he was named fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne.
Smart Cities Council
Philip Bane is an expert in applying information and communications technology (ICT) to achieve sustainability. At Smart Cities Council, Bane manages the Council’s business affairs and pursues global growth. He has led the effort to expand to regional councils such as in India, Australia and Europe and developed the company’s events business. He also leads the Compassionate Cities program which seeks to extend technology benefits to disadvantaged groups using such concepts as agile and systems thinking. Prior to the Council, Bane was vice president of Sales for TopQuadrant, a leading big data software company. Before that, he was the managing editor of Smart Grid News for more than three years, authoring numerous articles and editorials on smart energy and smart infrastructure. Bane previously spent a decade in industrial security, serving as the president of a CCTV manufacturing company and co-founding G2 Technology, one of Russia’s largest domestic security integrators.
Dan Denenberg is the senior director of informatics at FEPOC, responsible for “all things data” within the organization. He has over 20 years’ experience implementing enterprise business intelligence, analytics and big data solutions in healthcare, pharmaceutical and financial industries. Prior to FEPOC, Denenberg held executive and senior data management positions at Teradata, College Board and Claraview. He developed information and business intelligence strategies for two of five largest telecommunication firms, world largest quick-service food retailer, second largest home improvement retailer and leading global online careers and recruitment company.
Carter Griffin is a general partner of Updata Partners and co-manages the firm. Griffin has more than twenty years’ experience as an operator and investor in the software industry. He co-founded Brivo Systems and served as chairman and CEO until selling the company to a strategic acquirer. Brivo Systems pioneered the software-as-a-service model in the physical security market by introducing the first-ever on-demand system for facility access control. Griffin also spent four years as a senior vice president at Kaiser Associates, where he advised Fortune 500 clients on competitive positioning and new-market entry strategies. Griffin serves on the Board of Directors of Mindshare, a leading forum for over 700 tech CEOs. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association.
Chris D’Agostino is a vice president of technology and helps lead Capital One’s big data initiative within its credit card business. D’Agostino has over 25 years of software development experience and has been a hands-on contributor to enterprise applications in the areas of data processing, mobile and responsive web. He has served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University and the University of Virginia and was the founder and CEO of a software company that exited successfully after ten years of steady growth.
Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech
Sallie Keller, Ph.D., is professor of statistics and director of the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory of the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech. Formerly, Dr. Keller served as academic vice president and provost at University of Waterloo; director of the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute; the William and Stephanie Sick dean of engineering and professor of statistics at Rice University; head of the Statistical Sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory; professor of statistics at Kansas State University; and statistics program director at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Keller has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Mathematical Sciences, the Committee on National Statistics and has chaired the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics.
As Executive Director, Julia Spicer is responsible for providing MAVA’s strategic direction and oversight of operations. Prior to joining MAVA in 2002, Spicer was vice president for communications for Columbia Capital, a communications and technology private equity firm, where she provided strategic communications consultation and investor relations to Columbia Capital and its portfolio companies. Previously, she was president and COO at IntellEvents, a strategic positioning firm that she co-founded. For nearly 10 years, Spicer was with GTE Corporation, serving as vice president directing strategic communications and investor relations for the corporation’s wireless and emerging technology businesses, as well as GTE Laboratories. In addition, she directed public policy communications for the corporation at the federal level and had oversight for the GTE Corporate Foundation.
Paul Grassi is the senior standards and technology advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He joined NIST in June 2014 to advance and accelerate the development and adoption of identity authentication and authorization related standards and technologies needed to implement the identity ecosystem envisioned in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). Grassi comes to NIST with a broad background of technology and management consulting, and significant experience developing enterprise security strategies and systems, having served a range of Fortune 500 companies, as well as domestic and foreign governments.
Anuj Agrawal serves as chief marketing officer at Earth Networks. He is responsible for worldwide strategic marketing for the Earth Networks brand including corporate marketing, product marketing and demand generation.Prior to Earth Networks, Agrawal held leadership positions at companies within the data and analytics space. He recently was vice president of marketing at Orchestro, a SaaS analytics provider, driving demand generation, product positioning, market intelligence and overall go-to-market strategy. Orchestro was acquired by E2open, a leading software player in the retail industry. Prior to Orchestro, Agrawal led marketing solution development at IXI Services, a data and analytics company delivering consumer financial behavior insights to Fortune 1000 firms. IXI was acquired by Equifax, creating the industry’s most comprehensive data library of consumer financial insights.
Dr. Walter Scott manages the development of DigitalGlobe’s satellite systems, R&D and DigitalGlobe’s Platform and Services Business Units.
Dr. Scott founded DigitalGlobe in 1992 and received the first high resolution commercial remote sensing license from the U.S. Government in 1993. Today, DigitalGlobe operates a 5-satellite imaging constellation with the highest resolution, best revisit and greatest capacity in the industry.
From 1986 through 1992, Dr. Scott was with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he led the “Brilliant Pebbles” program, a constellation of small (microsat) space based interceptors for the Strategic Defense Initiative.
Prior to LLNL, Dr. Scott founded Scott Consulting, where he developed Unix networking subsystems and a pioneering email system utilizing public key encryption.
Dr. Scott holds an A.B. in Applied Mathematics, magna cum laude, from Harvard and Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He was a visiting student for a year at Edinburgh University in Scotland.
Dr. Scott was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2004 for the Rocky Mountain Region in the Emerging Technology category.
He serves on the board of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
Loren Hudziak is solutions architect at Google with 20 years of IT industry experience, having spent the last six at Google. Formally trained as a programmer and DBA, Hudziak gradually shifted to business intelligence, analytics and cloud solutions. Prior to Google, he worked for Oracle, Borland and IBM on numerous commercial and government systems. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from American University, where he is also currently an adjunct professor.
The Washington Post
As the managing editor for digital at The Washington Post, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz oversees the newsroom’s development, implementation and execution of digital strategy. The Post’s digital audience has more than tripled to almost 100 million uniques, making it one of the world’s fastest-growing media companies. Before becoming managing editor, Garcia-Ruiz was the editor for strategic projects, leading the creation of more than a dozen new digital products and laying the foundation for our future growth. Garcia-Ruiz was also the Post’s Local, Sunday and Sports editor. In 2000, he edited the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation by the St. Paul Pioneer Press that uncovered academic fraud in the University of Minnesota men’s basketball program.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Inspector General
Timothy Kropp is senior advisor to the chief data officer at HHS’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Kropp provides advice, action and recommendations to support improving access to internal and external data, accelerating analytics for use in audits, investigations, and evaluations, and enhancing OIG use of data to make more informed decisions. Kropp has most recently been the deputy director at FDA/CDER’s Office of Computational Science (OCS) applying informatics to transform scientific and clinical regulatory review of new drug applications. Previous to OCS, Kropp spent time in FDA’s Office of the Commissioner as an advisor to the chief scientist and as a senior toxicology reviewer in CDER’s Office of New Drugs.
Srdjan Marinovic got his Ph.D. in AI and Computer Security from Imperial College London. He pursued an academic career in Information Security at ETH Zurich. He then decided to try his research ideas in the real world and has been the chief technology officer of Wireless Registry for the past two years. His interests are building semantic Internet of Things (IoT) systems that will power the next generation of smart apps and infrastructure. Under Marinovic’s technical direction, Wireless Registry charts the Signal Graph™ of the IoT ‒ an unprecedented, dynamic dataset of wireless devices in the real world ‒ to provide identity and intelligence solutions for the IoT.
Matt Hummer is director of analytics at Govini. He has over 15 years of data experience including analysis work with Bloomberg Government, U.S. Department of State, BlackRock Financial Management and Merrill Lynch. Hummer has public policy and econometric degrees from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where he has lived for more than 10 years.
Chiny Driscoll is MetiStream’s founder and CEO. She has more than 24 years of management and executive leadership experience in the technology industry, having served in a variety of roles with Fortune 500 tech companies. Prior to founding MetiStream, Driscoll was the worldwide executive leader of big data services for IBM’s Information Management division. There, she led all of the professional services which implemented and supported IBM’s big data products and solutions. Key solutions included streaming, Hadoop and appliance-related solutions. Before IBM, Driscoll was the vice president and general manager of Netezza (a leader in big data warehouse appliances and advanced analytics) and a practice director with TIBCO Software (a leader in integration and event processing solutions).
Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Prashanth “PV” Boccasam is a general partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners. Boccasam is currently on the Boards of Appfluent Technologies (acquired by Attunity), Appian Corporation, Centrifuge Systems and Copiun (acquired by Good Technology). He was also an investor and co-founder of ClearStandards (acquired by SAP). Presently, Boccasam is the CEO of Novak Biddle portfolio company Orchestro (formerly Vision Chain) for which he sets the vision, strategy and governance for the evolving company. He is also on its Board of Directors. He was the founder and CEO of Approva Corporation (acquired by Infor-Lawson) and founder and president of Entevo Corporation (acquired by Bindview Corporation). Boccasam launched his career at Microsoft where he managed enterprise-class products and directed consulting services.
Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, National Academy of Engineering
Dr. Rachelle Hollander directs the Center for Engineering, Ethics and Society (CEES) at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). CEES manages the Online Ethics Center (OEC), a widely used resource for engineering and research ethics education. For many years Dr. Hollander directed the science and engineering ethics activities at the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the course of her career, Dr. Hollander has been instrumental in the development of the fields of research ethics and professional responsibility, engineering ethics, and ethics and risk management. Dr. Hollander is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and recently completed a term on the Governing Board of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE).
John Andersen is the chief architect for national programs for the IBM Federal CTO organization. His focus is on architecting, designing and delivering Cognitive Business and Extreme Analytics solutions deployed within the Cloud. Andersen has held a wide range of leadership positions that span systems engineering and software development. He has successfully designed and implemented solutions for customers across multiple sectors, including banking, insurance, gaming, aerospace, as well as the federal government. Shortly after joining IBM Federal, Andersen was appointed by NGA to be the chief architect advising the U.S. Government on a very large scale geospatial technology project. He was awarded the prestigious Agency Seal Medal by the DCIA for his contribution while serving on the Director’s Technology Advisory Panel.
James Crimens is a director with PwC’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice. He has over 19 years of information security and risk management experience working in the identity & access management, vulnerability & threat management, security & risk management, operations technology, security strategy, incident response and planning, and hardware/application Security domains. He sits on the PwC global Internet of Things (IoT) working group and is a contributor to related initiatives across multiple industry security teams delivering secure hardware/software engineering, security & risk management strategy, and product implementation services. Crimens has led IoT-related projects in the medical device, automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer technology, energy, and industrial products industries. Crimens is a longtime Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an active member of ISC(2).
Business-Higher Education Forum
Stephen Barkanic, Business-Higher Education Forum’s (BHEF) senior vice president and chief program officer, joined the organization in 2011. Barkanic provides overall leadership for BHEF’s National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative aimed at bridging industry and higher education to increase the persistence and diversity of students who go on to earn degrees or credentials in key emerging fields and align undergraduate education with workforce needs. He also provides leadership in BHEF’s work in Deeper Learning, or 21st century workforce skills and competencies, that focuses on the business need for such skills as critical thinking, creative problem solving and teamwork in the future workforce. Previously, Barkanic was senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and director of undergraduate science education and grants management at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Northern Virginia Community College
Steve Partridge, vice president of workforce development at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), is a nationally recognized workforce development expert. Partridge joined NOVA in February 2016 and provides proactive support to regional economic development initiatives and strategic, college-wide leadership for the development and delivery of workforce training and its integration with NOVA’s academic offerings. Partridge is on the Board of Innovate+Educate, an industry-led nonprofit implementing research-based strategies to close the national skills gap. Partridge has served as second vice chair of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Workforce Development Council and received its 2013 Distinguished Service Award. Previously, Partridge served as president and CEO of Charlotte Works and held executive positions at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Department of Commerce.
The George Washington University
Dr. Ali Eskandarian leads The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus and the College of Professional Studies as a dean. Dr. Eskandarian has been actively engaged with key community stakeholders in Loudoun County and throughout Virginia. He serves on the Loudoun CEO Cabinet, actively participates with the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and is expanding partnerships with Virginia’s Community College System. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and as co-chair of NVTC’s Big Data & Data Analytics Committee until recently. As a theoretical physicist, Dr. Eskandarian’s research interests are focused on the foundations of quantum theory, quantum computing/information and astrophysics.
Bob Aldrich is chief financial officer at Zoomdata, a Reston Va. based software product company. Zoomdata’s technology is used for big data exploration, visualization and analytics. Aldrich has an extensive leadership background at technology companies. Prior to joining Zoomdata in 2014, Aldrich was chief financial officer at Parature, where he was integral in the acquisition by Microsoft. Previously, Aldrich was chief financial officer at NFR Security and is a Deloitte alumnus.
Inova Health System
Linda LeCraw serves as associate general counsel at Inova Health System and has served in this role since 2015. Previously, from 2010-2015, LeCraw was vice president and deputy general counsel and associate general counsel at Surescripts. From 2008-2009, she served as counsel in the Health Care Practice Group at Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP. LeCraw earned her JD and A.B. from Harvard University.
University of Virginia
Arlyn Burgess is the associate director for operations and strategic initiatives in the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia. She oversees the operational stability of the Institute which enables data science research throughout the University and coordinates an M.S. in Data Science program of approximately 50 students per year. Burgess also manages budget development and implements ideas for donor relations, curricular management, marketing and branding, and physical space. Working closely with offices across Grounds, she participates on central teams on research intelligence, collaboration discovery and other data-driven initiatives. With external partners, she is the contact for data projects with industry as well as state and federal government agencies. Burgess holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Virginia.
John Balaguer is vice president of Engineering and Technology for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS). Previously, Balaguer was IIS Director of Program Engineering. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Program Leadership in the former Raytheon Technical Services Company, where he was responsible for program execution, program management tools and processes, and certification of all program managers. He also served as the transition leader for a number of large program and financial system transitions. From 2004 to 2007, Balaguer served as vice president and general manager of customized engineering and depot support. Balaguer’s career includes formerly serving as a member of the Raytheon Company Evaluation Team where he worked with all of Raytheon’s government and defense businesses.