Jack Noonan

Jack Noonan

Jack Noonan is a private investor and served as transition executive of IBM from October 2009 to December 2009. From 1992 to October 2009, he served as president and chief executive officer of SPSS Inc, a software company specializing in predictive analytics. From 2008 to October 2009, Jack also served as chairman of the board of directors of SPSS Inc. and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Morningstar, Inc. and Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

Dan Fishback

Dan Fishback

Dan Fishback was the President and Chief Executive Officer of DemandTec, Inc., a provider of a cloud-based collaborative optimization network for retailers and consumer products companies from 2001 to 2013 that was acquired in 2012 by International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Fishback served as Vice President of Channels for Ariba, Inc., a provider of solutions to help companies manage their corporate spending. Before that, he held sales and executive leadership positions at Trading Dynamics and Hyperion Software. Mr. Fishback currently serves on the board for several private technology companies including Conversica, Moogsoft, and Chairman of the Board of Prevedere. He is also a board member for public-traded Teradata.

Ksenija Draskovic

Ksenija Draskovic

Ksenija Draskovic is chief data science solutions officer at KDSS Corporation and former Associate Fellow and Head Data Scientist at Verizon Wireless. She has over 20 years of experience in using multichannel data sources to understand customer behavior providing key findings and actionable insights to business stakeholders, embedding those insights into business processes and deploying predictive analytics throughout the organization. Ksenija and her team covered a variety of analytics for Marketing, Finance, Real Estate department, including predictive modeling, Big Data integration, and unstructured data analytics. Ksenija is a regular speaker at Predictive and Big Data Analytics conferences in the US and Internationally.

John Larson

John Larson

John Larson is Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton and a recognized data visionary, global business strategist and entrepreneur with an industry background encompassing energy, chemicals, transportation, healthcare, social welfare programs, pension programs, and technology. John also served as the global leader of Advanced Analytics at IHS Markit and before that Vice President and Managing Direction at IHS Global Insight. Over 20 years, he has championed advanced analytics as a leading-edge tool, even before the emergence of “Big Data” solutions.

Tim Wassman

Tim Wassman

Tim Wassman has a 25-year history of growing, scaling and fixing field operations with outstanding success. He excels at bringing synergy to a solution-oriented, complex, team selling environment. Over ten years of success at the VP level at Dell Statistica, Qliktech, SPSS, Seebeyond Technology, Hyperion, among others. Tim has experience with software and software as a service (SaaS) delivery models, both direct and alliance leadership successes, and significant start-up, build and growth mode experience.

Peter Caron

Peter Caron

Peter is a software executive who specializes in growing startups. Peter has served as CEO, CMO, and in leadership roles in product, partnerships, and sales for companies in analytics, sales enablement, and other industries. Peter began working in the AI and Data Science space in 1999 as the product manager for Clementine (now known as IBM SPSS Modeler), SPSS’ first successful predictive analytics application. At SAVO (acquired by Seismic), Peter developed and led the data science / predictive analytics strategy for this sales enablement pioneer. Peter is a graduate of Georgetown University and regularly contributes to innovation and product management leadership topics such as agile, lean startup, and design thinking and is a co-organizer of the Chicago Product Management Association.

Mark Willford

Mark Willford

Mark is a global technology & business executive with 30 years’ experience in the design/build/run of new Accenture service offerings; of note leading and growing their SAP Practice to $5B revenues, the largest in the world.

Mark also led Accenture’s Technology Ecosystem and managed 100+ Corporate Alliance Partnerships and directed the largest platform businesses: SAP, Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle. Mark spent six years on Accenture’s Global Leadership Council and was one of four execs who comprised Accenture’s Technology Leadership Team leading 200,000+ tech professionals.

Mark is also an Advisor with Mosaic Research Management, Expert Networks. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, BS, Industrial Engineering.

Doug Barton

Doug Barton

Doug is former President and member of the board of UBIX.AI. Doug is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Previously Doug served as Director of IBM Watson in IBM’s Industry Platforms business and also held senior leadership positions at IBM Big Data & Analytics, Cognos (acquired by IBM), Closedloop (acquired by Lawson), Hyperion (acquired by Oracle), Arbor Software, Alcar and Price Waterhouse.

Doug is a frequent speaker on the adoption, promise, and perils of Artificial Intelligence and has served as the regional director of Advancing AI Wisconsin.

Today, Doug is the Director of the University of Wisconsin- Madison E-Business Consortium a breakthrough in academic and industry partnership and collaborative learning community focused on thought leadership, business best practices, and emerging technologies.