Jeff Michael

Director, Urban Research Institute, UNC Charlotte

Jeff Michael is Director of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, an applied research center focusing on public policy issues in the greater Charlotte region. A planner and attorney by training, his professional experience includes extensive work around land use, sustainable development and land conservation issues. Prior to coming to the Institute in 2003, Jeff served […]

Fatma Mili

Dean, College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte

Fatma Mili the Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte. She joined UNC Charlotte in August 2017 from Purdue University where she served respectively as Department Head of Computer Information Technology, then Associate Dean for Educational Research and Development, then as Executive Director of the TransSTEM Center. Prior to joining Purdue […]

Bob Morgan

President and CEO, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

As president and CEO of the Charlotte Chamber, Bob Morgan oversees all aspects of the nonprofit’s operations, including its finances, economic development and pro-business public policy efforts, member engagement programs, and sales and communications. The chamber is a membership-based, volunteer-led organization with more than 3,300 members and a staff of 45. Morgan was named president […]

Jayesh Mori

Director of Products, Tresata

Jayesh Mori is the Director of Products at Tresata and works for developing and delivering Tresata’s market leading predictive analytics software that is deployed by Fortune 500 enterprises across finance, health, and retail domains. Jayesh believes that open source, data analytics, and artificial intelligence are eating the world and companies must embrace them to stay […]

Aysha Nahan

Data Analyst, TIAA

Aysha Nahan began her career in Data Science as an intern at TIAA Cyber Analytics. She is currently a Data Analyst at TIAA and is responsible for analyzing data and applying predictive analytics to aid cyber investigations. Aysha graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2017 with a Masters’ Degree in Data Science and Business Analytics and […]

Matthew Phillips

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, UNC Charlotte

Dr. Matthew Phillips is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at UNC Charlotte. He received his PhD in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany, and served as an intelligence analyst for US Intelligence Community. His principal research interests include transnational organized crime, terrorism, human trafficking, drug trafficking, drug offending and violence, data […]

Robert Phocas

Sustainability Director, City Manager’s Office, City of Charlotte

Rob serves as the sustainability director for the City of Charlotte, an organization of 7,000+ staff and a City with nearly 800,000 residents. He supports a variety of internal and external programs in the energy, environment and sustainability spaces. Example internal initiatives include the implementation, and continued evolution, of the Internal Environmental Operations Plan (IEOP). […]

Anand S. Rao

Partner, US Advisory Practice, Global AI Lead, PwC Data & Analytics

Anand Rao is a Partner with PwC’s US Advisory practice, with over 26 years of industry and consulting experience, helping senior executives structure, solve and manage critical issues facing their organizations. With a computer science and Artificial Intelligence background and over 15 years consulting experience he blends deep analytics and computational techniques to solve challenging […]

Rep. Jason Saine

NC House of Representatives

Representative Jason Saine, UNC Charlotte ‘95, is a state and national public policy leader in information technology, tax and revenue. He represents Lincoln County in the NC House of Representatives and is serving in his third term. Rep. Saine has been recognized as the most “Business Friendly Legislator” by the NC Free Enterprise Foundation. He […]

Dr. Dylan Savage

Associate Professor of Piano, UNC Charlotte

Dr. Dylan Savage is a concert pianist, speaker, author, and Associate Professor of Piano at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Dr. Dylan Savage is a recording artist on the Capstone Records label, a Bösendorfer Concert Artist, and a first-place winner of the Rome Festival Orchestra Competition. Savage’s CD, all rivers at once, has been […]