Geoff Ables

Founder, C5 Insight

Bestselling author, dynamic speaker and entrepreneur, Geoff Ables is a thought leader on analytics-driven customer and employee engagement. His insights have been seen and heard in dozens of global venues, including: National Public Radio, BusinessWeek, USA Today, EuroForum, The New Zealand Direct Marketing Journal; and in boardroom briefings across the country. He is the author […]

Jeremy Achin - keynote

Co-founder and CEO, DataRobot

Jeremy is a data scientist turned entrepreneur. As CEO of DataRobot, Jeremy sets the direction of the company, products, and the culture. He’s passionate about helping organizations become more efficient by deploying machine learning everywhere. Prior to DataRobot, he was Director of Research and Modeling at Travelers Insurance where he built predictive models for pricing, […]

Nitin Agrawal

Partner, Banking and Securities, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Nitin is a partner in Deloitte’s Banking and Securities practice with focus on strategy and analytics. He has over 15 years of experience in implementing large scale risk and finance solutions across banking and financial services clients. He has deep subject matter knowledge of finance, risk and regulatory requirements and corresponding implications on data strategy […]

Joel Amick

Director, Cyber Analytics, TIAA

Joel is a lecturer and Director level IT professional with almost 20 years of experience. Currently Joel is the Director of Cyber Analytics at TIAA leveraging Data Science and Cyber Security to reduce the threat landscape of this Fortune 100 company. Joel has spent his career helping companies develop innovative solutions to complex problems and […]

Amy Aussieker

Executive Director, Envision Charlotte

As Executive Director for Envision Charlotte, Amy Aussieker is responsible for developing strategic plans for community outreach, fundraising, vendor and partner relationships. Since she joined the team in July 2013, Amy has used her two decades of expertise in strategic planning, relationship management, marketing and creative problem solving to help Envision Charlotte become a global […]

Peter Bals

Founder, Gluetech, Inc.

Peter Bals is the founder of Gluetech Inc.. He started his career building AI solutions in the automotive industry in Germany before eventually moving to the United States joining the AI Center of Digital Equipment (now HP) in Palo Alto, California in 1990. After a ten-year career with Silicon Valley technology startups, he moved to […]

Councilman Tariq Bokhari

Charlotte City Council

Charlotte City Councilman Tariq Bokhari has spent his professional career at the intersection of financial and technology industries, and is an influential leader in the financial technology (fintech) industry. He is serving his first term on council and is the representative of District 6, the southern area of Charlotte. He is the CEO and co-founder […]

Dr. Mark Cooke

Innovation and Technology Consultant, Reason Analytics, LLC

Dr. Mark Cooke is an innovation and technology consultant, a data geek, and an all around technophile. His experience spans multiple product launches, corporate leadership, and fourteen years creatively building solutions and managing culture change. Mark’s skills include a broad range of technologies, solutions design and implementation, government affairs, audit and fraud detection, and information […]

Dr. Wenwen Dou

Assistant Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, UNC Charlotte

Wenwen Dou is an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research interests include Visual Analytics, Text Mining, and Human Computer Interaction. In particular, her research lies at the intersection of interactive visualization and text mining, with the specific area referred to as Visual Text […]

Michael Dulin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Director, The Academy for Population Health Innovation (APHI) UNC Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Public Health, and Tresata Health

Michael Dulin, MD, PhD directs the Academy for Population Health Innovation – a novel collaborative between the Mecklenburg County Health Department and UNC Charlotte. In addition, he has developed a novel public-private partnership between APHI and Tresata Health where he serves as the Chief Medical Officer. Over his 30-year career, Dulin’s work has spanned the […]