Guest Keynote Speaker

Mark Jeffries

Mark Jeffries

Advisor and Communications Consultant

Author, keynote speaker and former Merrill Lynch stockbroker, Mark Jeffries has become a trusted advisor and communications consultant to some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations, agencies and partnerships. Jeffries has published two books: "What’s Up With Your Handshake?" and "The Art of Business Seduction."

Nate Silver

Ray Kurzweil

Inventor, Entrepreneur, Author, Futurist, and Director of Engineering, Google

Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers and futurists, with a 30-year track record of accurate predictions. Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, and PBS selected him as one of the "16 revolutionaries who made America."

Gartner Keynote Speakers

Gartner Opening Keynote: The Future of Your Business — Transparent, Decisive, Personalized

The impact of analytics on business, society and our own personal lifestyles has been greater than anyone could have imagined. Transparent organizations have strengthened business relationships and created new revenue opportunities by making information available to customers, partners and suppliers. Advances in cognitive computing and predictive analytics have made information systems more decisive, enabling businesses to optimize millions of daily decisions. And the next phase is upon us, where personal analytics start to challenge existing business models by collecting precise data using social media monitoring and real-time sensors to personalize every customer experience. But as capabilities are stretched, how far is too far? When are targeted offers too personal? When do we need more human involvement in the algorithms making our decisions? How will you seize the opportunity, while mitigating the risks?

  • Frank Buytendijk
  • Vice President
  • Gartner
  • Rita L. Sallam
  • Managing Vice President
  • Gartner
  • Kurt Schlegel
  • Vice President
  • Gartner

The Gartner Magic Quadrant Panel: BI and Analytics Platforms, BI and Analytics Service Providers, DBMS for Data Warehouse, Advanced Analytics

The markets for BI platforms, advanced analytics, DBMS for data warehousing, and BI and analytics service providers are highly dynamic with significant complexity for buyers. Gartner Magic Quadrants are a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors. This is your chance to hear Gartner analysts at their best — unbiased, unscripted and unfiltered. It is also your chance to ask the questions that will help you with your investments.

  • Mark A. Beyer
  • Vice President and Distinguished Analyst
  • Gartner
  • Gareth Herschel
  • Research Director
  • Gartner
  • Rita L. Sallam
  • Vice President
  • Gartner


  • Alex Soejarto
  • Vice President
  • Gartner

Case Study Speakers

  • Zahir Balaporia
  • Director of Process & Technology, Intermodal Operations
  • Schneider National Inc.
  • Speaker Profile
  • Gregory Lewandowski
  • Analytics CoE, Global Business Services- BI
  • Cisco
  • Speaker Profile
  • Kelly Shen
  • Chief Information Officer, Business Intelligence
  • GE Capital, Americas
  • Speaker Profile
  • Mark Sherwood
  • Senior Director – Global Business Systems, Enterprise BI
  • Cisco
  • Speaker Profile
  • Ruben Sigala
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Analytics Officer- Enterprise Analytics
  • Caesars Entertainment Corporation
  • Speaker Profile
  • Naznin Shroff
  • Senior Manager – Innovation, Metrics & Analytics
  • Cisco
  • Speaker Profile
  • Joan E. Topper
  • Vice President, IT Optimization within the Division of Clinical Innovation
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Speaker Profile

Gartner Analyst Speakers

Merv Adrian
Tom Austin
Ian A. Bertram
Mark A. Beyer
Frank Buytendijk
Neil Chandler
Jeff Cribbs
Roxane Edjlali
Ted Friedman
Kimberly Harris-Ferrante
Gareth Herschel
Nick Heudecker
Bill Hostmann
Carlie J. Idoine
Christopher Iervolino
Lisa Kart
Douglas Laney
Alexander Linden
Avivah Litan
Debra Logan
Thomas W. Oestreich
Josh Parenteau
Jamie Popkin
Carol Rozwell
Rita L. Sallam
Kurt Schlegel
W. Roy Schulte
Vi Shaffer
Svetlana Sicular
Michael Smith
Alex Soejarto
Dan Sommer
Jenny Sussin
Joao Tapadinhas
John E. Van Decker

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