Guest Keynote Speaker

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola on Leadership and Storytelling

Francis Ford Coppola, Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker and
Founder of American Zoetrope

Francis Ford Coppola is one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time. As the maverick founder of his company American Zoetrope, he personally initiated and nourished the careers of talents such as George Lucas, Carroll Ballard, John Milius, his daughter, Sofia Coppola, and actors including Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, James Caan, Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfus, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, and Diane Lane. Zoetrope-produced films have received sixteen Academy Awards and seventy nominations.

Guest Speakers

Keynote Panel: Building a Data Driven Culture

In this session, you'll hear how several BI & analytic leaders built a data driven culture.

  • Bryan Brandow
  • Data Engineering Manager
  • Facebook
  • Jill Myers
  • Program Manager of the Enterprise Intelligence Group (EIG)
  • McKenney's
  • Tara Paider
  • AVP, IT Architecture- Strategy, Innovation & Architecture
  • Nationwide Insurance


  • Debashis Saha
  • Vice President, Global Data Infrastructure,
  • eBay Inc.
  • Gwyn Thorn
  • Analytics and Visualization Team Lead
  • Shell

Gartner Keynote Speakers

Gartner Opening Keynote: Crossing the Analytical Divide — New Technologies, New Skills

New analytics and sources of information have transformed business intelligence into "business inspiration," not by just answering questions through dashboards and reports, but by creating completely new business models and revenue streams. Information is now at the core of doing business, and is the foundation for digital business. At the same time, new dilemmas have emerged. Come and learn about the best practices to solve these dilemmas.

  • Frank Buytendijk
  • Vice President
  • Gartner
  • Lisa Kart
  • Director
  • Gartner
  • Kurt Schlegel
  • Vice President and Conference Chair
  • Gartner

We Analyze Too Much and Synthesize Too Little

The modern world is obsessed with analysis, believing it brings truth and objectivity. But analysis often deepens dilemmas instead of resolving them. We need more of the opposite — synthesis. Come hear real-world examples that illustrate this concept and learn how to adopt it.

  • Frank Buytendijk
  • Vice President
  • Gartner

A Wolf in CIO's Clothing

This keynote, based on the recently released Gartner eBook, "The Wolf in CIO's Clothing: A Machiavellian Strategy for Successful IT Leadership," explores the premise that IT executives are often in extreme situations, in which normal management techniques simply will not work. IT is increasingly under pressure to help the enterprise create competitive advantage, while dealing with growing risks and challenges. IT leaders will need to become "Machiavellian wolves" in order to succeed and bring their enterprises back into the light.

  • Tina Nunno
  • Vice President and Gartner Fellow
  • Gartner

Gartner Closing Keynote: The Role of Information in the Digital Business

Gain a new perspective on the massively changing role of information and its unparalleled impact on business, society and the future of the IT profession. This keynote repositions the role of analytics within a broader context of the digital economy, the Nexus of Forces and the Internet of Things.

  • Chris Howard
  • Vice President and Distinguished Analyst
  • Gartner

Case Study Speaker

  • E.J. Hikel
  • Director of Enterprise Information Management
  • Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
  • Brett Vermette
  • Director, EDW Solution Delivery & Core Platform Engineering
  • GM
  • Tara Paider
  • AVP, IT Architecture- Strategy, Innovation & Architecture
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Dr. Gahl Berkooz
  • Senior Technical Leader and Head of Information Management and Analytics
  • Ford Motor Company

Gartner Analyst Speakers

Adrian, Merv
Austin, Tom
Berkowitz, Todd
Buytendijk, Frank
Chandler, Neil
Craft, Laura
Cribbs, Jeff
Duncan, Alan D.
Feinberg, Donald
Harris-Ferrante, Kimberly
Herschel, Gareth
Heudecker, Nick
Hostmann, Bill
Howard, Chris
Howson, Cindi
Idoine, Carlie J.
Judah, Saul
Kart, Lisa
Knox, Mary
Laney, Douglas
Linden, Alexander
Logan, Debra
Natis, Yefim V.
Nunno, Tina
Oestreich, Thomas W.
Parenteau, Josh
Popkin, Jamie
Sallam, Rita L.
Schlegel, Kurt
Schulte, W. Roy
Sicular, Svetlana
Sommer, Dan
Sood, Bhavish
Tapadinhas, Joao
Walker, Mike J.
Yuen, Daniel

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