Bruce Gilpin, Data Warehouse Architect, PSI Services, Inc.


Bruce Gilpin has been developing business intelligence solutions for over 25 years. He has worked in a wide variety of industries including the oil and gas industry, education, financial services, manufacturing and logistics. During the course of those experiences, he has developed ODS and data lakes, data marts and data warehouses on database platforms ranging from Foxpro to Teradata. He was worked with tools ranging from COBOL to C# and reporting systems such as Easytriev+, Powerbuilder, SQL Server Reporting Services and Tableau.

Mark Huetteman, North American Operations, Azul Systems


Mark has spent over 35 years in the enterprise software market at high growth companies like CA Technologies, BMC Software and Delphix. During that time, he has built, managed and scaled teams ranging from Series A startups to the Fortune 200. He is currently responsible for the North American team at Azul.

Karthik Kandamuri, Enterprise Architecture Director, AbbVie


Leader in Information Management covering Cloud and Hybrid Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, AI/ML and Advanced Analytics.

John Marshall, Director, RCG Global Services


A highly motivated self-starter with an outstanding record of success establishing, cultivating and maintaining strong C-level & key decision-maker relationships. Proven leadership skills in all aspects of business development, customer relationship management, sales, marketing and service delivery. Exceptional communicator with strong organization, negotiation, problem resolution, team building and relationship development skills. Demonstrated track record of serving as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, exceeding expectations, and achieving individual and team sales & delivery goals.


Comprehensive experience with Business, Technology and Outsourcing solution sales & delivery, Channel and Alliance partner solutions, expanding business into new sectors & geographies while driving revenue and cross-selling / up-selling in existing accounts. Extensive experience working with clients within the Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare , Retail and Manufacturing industries.

Fazle Naqvi, Principal Program Manager, Optum


Results-driven, dedicated, and accomplished IT program and project manager with proven track record of managing corporate projects and programs, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives. Thorough understanding and experience in project management processes, methodologies, and terminology to ensure project deliverables produced on-time and within budget. Recognized leader capable of leading cross-functional teams and training, developing, and motivating team members to meet and exceed organizational and individual goals. Exemplary interpersonal skills used in interacting and building strategic relationships with stakeholders, business partners, associates, executives, vendors, and clients. 

Dr. Rob Nelson, VP and Head, Healthcare Transformation & Innovation Solutions, RCG Global Services


Dr. Rob Nelson’s industry experience includes healthcare, high-tech, not-for-profit, manufacturing, some financial and Insurance services, and a variety of others. Rob has a proven record of establishing and implementing a full-spectrum of initiatives that help organizations achieve performance transformation and deliver strategic, operational, and financial results that ensure market leadership. Dr. Nelson is also faculty at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Jack Welch Management Institute, where he focuses on marketing, strategy, innovation, technology, and the new economy. Rob holds a Doctor of Business Administration in Strategic Marketing from Grenoble Ecole de Management with expertise in the transformation of organizations to deliver higher performance. His MBA in Strategic Marketing is from the Kellogg School of Management, and his BA in Political Science is from the University of Oklahoma. He holds certificates in Global Leadership and Strategy from the Thunderbird School of Global Management; and in Innovation, AI, Digital Marketing from Dartmouth and Kellogg. He is a former Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Pragmatic Marketing Certified.

Volker Schulmeyer, Owner/Consultant at EAdvisory – Former Director of IT Strategy and Architecture at Caterpillar


Volker Schulmeyer currently consults at EAdvisory. He is a leader for Global Business and Application Enterprise Architecture. Prior to Caterpillar, Volker was at PepsiCo Inc. He held various leadership roles in development, technology to leading SAP Architecture globally for PepsiCo.


Prior to PepsiCo Volker worked at Deloitte Consulting and SAP Americas Inc. His expertise is in manufacturing and materials management, but Volker quickly moved into SAP transformation leadership roles.


He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Physics from UI Champaign/Urbana, a Master’s Degree in Physics from UCSD and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Volker was born and lived in Germany until his late 20s when he moved to the US.

Kenny Wilson, Data Engineer II, VGM Corporate IT


Kenny Wilson is a Data Engineer for VGM Group Inc in Waterloo, IA with 10 years of experience in business intelligence, data management, and data architecture. Currently, he is designing and implementing an enterprise data warehousing solution combining data from multiple business unit ERPs within VGM.


He has a BS in Biology from University of Northern Iowa, a MS in Business Analytics from University of Iowa and is a Certified Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner and Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate.

Bruce Woerner, Sr Project Manager, Project Management Office, Kuvare Corporate Management


I am a Program Technology Leader with extensive experience delivering results across organizational and cultural boundaries. I currently lead enterprise projects for Kuvare Insurance. Previously I was with Allstate Insurance where I leveraged Data and Analytics to drive business transformation. I have additional industry experience in consulting, market research, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, distribution, media and chemical industries. I bring diverse groups together and focus them on common business goals. I thrive in organizations with globally dispersed multi-functional teams.

Specialties: Technology Management, Program Management, Business Intelligence – Data/Analytics, Global Application Development, PMO Development, Mentoring, Speaker

Himanshi Yadav, Research Data Scientist, The University of Chicago


Himanshi is a research data scientist at the Research Computing Center (RCC) with expertise in human-centered multimodal machine learning and robotics. She holds a master’s degree in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining the RCC, she worked on affective computing specializing in speech and text, speaker diarization, deep brain stimulation for OCD and depression, and unsupervised clustering techniques for hyperspectral images. Her responsibilities at the RCC include providing computational solutions to faculty, post-docs, and doctoral candidates. She aspires to aid and conduct state-of-the-art research in machine learning and its applications and be a part of the AI revolution.