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Peter Aiken Founding Director Data Blueprint

Peter Aiken is acknowledged to be a top data management authority. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author, and researcher, he has been actively attempting to improve this area for more than twenty-five years. His expertise has been sought by some of the world's most important organizations and his achievements have been recognized internationally. In addition to examining more than 500 data management practices, he has spent multi-year immersions with organizations as diverse as the US DoD, Deutsche Bank, Nokia, Wells Fargo, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. As President of DAMA International (, his practice leadership is unquestioned. He has been a member of the Information Systems Department at Virginia Commonwealth University's Business School since 1993 and jointly owns, with the University, Data Blueprint(.com) an award-winning, data management/IT consulting firm. His latest book is "The Case for the Chief Data Officer: Recasting the C-Suite to Leverage your most Valuable Asset

Aman Naimat Co-Founder Spiderbook

Aman is currently the co-founder and President of Spiderbook, a fast-growing startup focused on sales and customer relationship discovery using Big Data. Aman is head of products at Spiderbook and focused on using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to understand billions of documents to help salespeople sell more effectively. Aman was previously the co-founder of TopCorner, an online platform for Open Government and civic engagement.

Gabriel Pauliuc SVP Moody's Corporation

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Matthew Graves Chief Data Officer Infogroup

Matt Graves is Infogroup’s Chief Data Officer. He oversees all data assets of the company including data operations, data platform, and the expanding capabilities around the Infogroup Data Axle ™, which connects information hubs across proprietary and third party data sources.
Mr. Graves has been with Infogroup for over 5 years in senior roles within Infogroup Data, Corporate Strategy, Sales and Sales Operations. He was instrumental in streamlining and establishing the quality and accuracy of Infogroup’s data verification process.

Julia Bardmesser Global Head of Business Data Management, Chief Data Office Citi

Julia Bardmesser is the Director of Business Data Management in Citi’s Chief Data Office. She is responsible for defining requirements for the implementation of consistent and controlled approach to the development and use of enterprise information assets and critical data elements across Citi.

Julia has over twenty years of experience in data management, data governance, data architecture and cross-platform solution delivery in the financial industry. Prior to joining Citi Julia ran the Data Services technology team at FINRA (Financial Industry Regulations Authority) where she delivered enterprise wide MDM, Data Warehousing and BI solutions.

Julia also worked at Freddie Mac, Thomson Financial Services, Bear Stearns and Bloomberg L.P.

Julia has a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the New York University.

David Gleason Former Head of Data Strategy BNY Mellon

David is responsible for developing and executing an enterprise-wide strategy for managing and leveraging BNY Mellon’s structured and unstructured data assets. His scope includes Data Governance, Data Architecture, Data Quality Management, Decision Science and Advanced Analytics, and Information Lifecycle Management. One of his responsibilities is driving the adoption of “Big Data” analytics to provide valuable business insight, which can translate directly to increased revenue, enhanced client engagement and satisfaction, reduced risk, and better expense management.

David's background includes over 25 years’ experience as a consultant and thought leader in Enterprise Data Management, including data warehousing, business intelligence, data governance, master & reference data management, data architecture, data integration and metadata management. He has worked at numerous firms, including AIG, Credit Suisse, Alliance Consulting Group, Platinum Technology, and Andersen Consulting, among others. He has published articles, contributed to books, and presented at conferences worldwide on topics related to data and information management.

David graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Computer Science and a Minor in English Literature.

Jon Minkoff Chief Data Officer, Enforcement Bureau Federal Communications Commission

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Mark Cowan MD CDO

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Mike Jennings Sr. Director, Enterprise Data Architecture Walgreens

Michael Jennings is a recognized industry expert in enterprise architecture and information management. He has more than 25 years of information management experience in various industries. Jennings speaks frequently on enterprise architecture and information management concepts and practices at major industry conferences. He is a co-author of the book "Universal Meta Data Models" and a contributing author to the books "Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository" and ìThe DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge - DMBOK." Jennings was recognized with the 2013 DAMA International Professional Achievement Award and as one of Information Management Magazineís 25 Top Information Managers for 2012.

Mohammad Alam Former Business Intelligence Lead US Foods

Mohammad Alam is an accomplished Data Architect / Business Intelligence consultant with more than eight years of experience developing solutions in various business areas. Mohammad is experienced in developing various Data models for Data warehouses. Well versed with different modeling techniques, Mohammad brings in unique combination of skill sets which makes Mohammad a very well experienced Data architect who understands different frameworks like Zackman Framework and has a great grasp of developing mature Data governance model using guidelines from Data Governance Institute. During the years Mohammad has:

  • Architected solutions for development of Data warehouses for various healthcare and Oil and gas client. Implementing advanced concepts of DAMA, Mohammad has successfully built various conceptual, logical and physicals models.
  • Effectively understanding the needs of Master Data Management Mohammad has been instrumental in meeting the needs of client to establish Master Data Management/ Data Governance Strategies and BI road maps.
  • Mohammad has helped clients attain maturity models of level 5 by effectively working with Enterprise Architects to understand data classification, data security , managing the data expectations of Data producers and consumers , including mastering form of Agile Data Management.
  • Managed the evaluation of ETL and OLAP tools and recommended the most suitable solutions depending on business needs at various clients.
  • Along with Data Modeling skills Mohammad has a great understanding of code optimization and is well versed with Data Warehouse best practices for building high performance Data warehouses.

Todd Holloway Data Science Lead Trulia

Todd Holloway leads the Data Science team at Trulia, which is applying machine learning, network science, NLP, and computer vision technologies to the large datasets found in the real estate domain. He received a liberal arts education at Grinnell College, and studied AI and data visualization at Indiana University. He previously worked on AI and data visualization at AT&T Applied Research, Ingenuity Systems, and TheFind.

Ina Goldberg Business Leader MasterCard

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Vik Manchanda Chief Information Officer AIG

AIG Life and A&H
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

2012 – Present

AIG Advisor Group
Sr. Consultant

2009 – 2010

ACE Group, LTD.
Executive Vice President, Chief Architect & Data Officer

2008 – 2009

AIG Global Services
Vice President, Chief Strategy & Administration Officer

New York
2005 – 2008

AAIG Retirement Services
Vice President, Senior Information Officer

Los Angeles
2001 – 2005

AIG Domestic Brokerage Group
Assistant Vice President, Information Services Group

New York & INDIA
1996 – 2001

Bear Stearns, Inc.; Lehman Brothers; Citi Group;
Suburban Propane; AT&T

New York
1989 – 1996


  • B.A. – Computer Science, Rutgers University, NJ
  • CTA Diploma, Columbia University, NY
  • Executive IT & Business Integration Coaching, UCLA, CA


  • SIPA
  • TiE
  • No Kid Goes Hungry
  • American Cancer Society

Peter Presland-Byrne Chief Architect, Information Technology Freddie Mac

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Melanie Mecca Program Manager, Data Management Maturity Model CMMI Institute

Ms. Mecca is the CMMI Institute’s Data Management Maturity (DMM) Model, Product Manager, and a primary author of the DMM since its inception in January 2011. She secured corporate sponsorship funding and created a methodology for DMM Assessments to benchmark an organization’s data management capabilities. Ms. Mecca has led organization-wide DMM Assessments for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Financial Research, Microsoft Corporation, Fannie Mae, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Previously, as Program Manager for Enterprise Data, she led teams focusing on Data Architecture and Data Management. Ms. Mecca has managed engagements to design enterprise data architectures, enterprise data models, master data hubs, data warehouse components, and shared data services. She has architected and implemented data strategies and enterprise-wide data management improvement programs. At a recent analytics conference, she led executive data management discussions on the importance of sound data management practices for analytics. She has a Masters degree in Philosophy.

Karthik Ramasamy Staff Data Scientist LinkedIn

Karthik Ramasamy is a Staff Data Scientist at LinkedIn Security, keeping the site secure against fraud and abuse by malicious users and botnets. He is also responsible for big data infrastructure for the security team. He earned his master’s from Columbia university, specializing in Machine Learning.

Douglas Laney VP Research, Information Innovation and Strategy Gartner

Doug Laney is a Gartner analyst leading the firm’s research on information innovation and big data strategy. He is an accomplished practitioner, author and executive advisor on information management, analytics and data governance best practices, and has provided training and consulting to numerous CDOs. Doug originated the field of Infonomics, developing methods to measure information’s economic value and apply asset management practices to information itself. He lectures on these topics at leading business schools, and The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Financial Times have published pieces of his on infonomics. He is also on the University of Illinois Accountancy Department’s advisory board where he is helping introduce his information valuation models into the curriculum. Doug lives outside Chicago where he enjoys competitive tennis and not-so-competitive golf.

Michael A. Morrison President and Chief Executive Officer Datawatch

Michael Morrison is president and chief executive officer of Datawatch Corporation, and is responsible for driving the vision and strategy for Datawatch’s visual data discovery solutions. Prior to Datawatch, Morrison was vice president, financial performance management at IBM, and held a similar position at Cognos prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2008. Before Cognos, he was chief operating officer at Applix Inc., a leader in business analytics software.

During his three-year tenure at Applix, Morrison was responsible for all sales operations, marketing, business development and customer support. During this time, the company emerged as the fastest growing vendor in its market segment, achieving compound annual growth rates in excess of 30 percent. Applix was acquired by Cognos in 2007. Morrison holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.S. in Mathematics from Tufts University.

Suneel Chakravorty Co-Founder Partake

Suneel graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Mathematics and a language citation in Mandarin. He was a full-stack software engineer at Yipit, the daily deal aggregator, before going on to start Partake.

Randall Grossman Chief Data Officer Fulton Financial Corporation

Randall Grossman is Fulton Financial Corporation’s Chief Data Officer. He previously worked as Senior Vice President of Data Management and Governance at First Niagara Bank, Director of Retention Data Infrastructure at Bank of America, and Senior Vice President of Data and Analytics at HSBC.

Business Intelligence & Data Management Executive, with over 20 years success building and managing the business and technology teams that enable companies to use data to make strategic decisions, manage sales and operations, and meet regulatory reporting requirements. On the business side this has included customer behavior and needs analysis, marketing program execution and ROI measurement, credit and loss mitigation analytics, sales reporting, operations reporting, and distribution analysis. On the technology side, it has included successfully building data warehouses at three different companies, managing daily production, and implementing data governance standards and procedures.