Building a Data Driven Organization for Company Performance & Competitive Advantage – IT Executive Boardroom


June 3, 2021


3:00pm-4:30pm CDT; 4:00pm-5:30pm EDT


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Online

In this boardroom, our presenters will cover:

  • Are you organized for data driven success?
  • How do you develop data literacy in your organization?
  • It’s not about what you want, it’s what the business wants – how to align to business use cases and speak business talk
  • How do you enable and influence change?

Webinar Price: $0.00 per person

Michael Baraz,

Head of Global Data Finance Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance



Michael Baraz is a career data professional who has consulted with many leading financial and insurance institutions. He has bootstrapped data governance programs, led major BI, data warehouse, Master Data Management, data integration architecture efforts, in general, all things data.



Michael earned his MBA at Florida International University and his since achieved certifications, including TOGAF Enterprise Architect and Agile Scrum Master.


Sridhar Ramaswamy, Ph.D.,

Digital Analytics Manager, Caterpillar



Digital Analytics champion and leader, with a passion for building analytics expertise at enterprise level, in solving business problems using big data analytics, machine learning, cognitive computing, quantum computing & artificial intelligence. Currently developing data governance, data strategy and architecture for the Digital Platform. Results-oriented with strong data strategy, governance, evaluation, monitoring, and organizational process and operations.


Adept at executive leadership of center of excellence, marketing strategy and development of effective, multi-platform initiatives. Teaches Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive computing for MBA, master programs at the Univ. of Chicago and Southern New Hampshire University.


Leading roles, in finance, investment, pharmaceutical, Healthcare and fast moving consumer goods industry and in OEM. Skilled at getting individuals, teams and an entire organization to perform at a higher level and to embrace change. Operates as a senior member of the management team providing expertise, insight and accountability with professionalism and high ethical standards.


Solid communicator who institutes initiatives and carries them out creating positive change, efficiency and increased shareholder value.


Deciphers and articulates solutions to complex problems in a systematic and coherent manner to a diverse set of audiences. Hands on in Python, R, Spark, Scala, Hadoop and mapReduce.


Solid background in technology, finance, portfolio planning, cost modeling, budgeting, strategic decision-making, and road map creation for an enterprise.


Steve Shelton,

Consultant, Vertica



Steve Shelton has over 15 years of IT sales experience helping organizations protect their people, processes and data. Steve brings a variety of knowledge to his customers, which he developed from his tenures at CDW, Verizon, Symantec, RSA and Proofpoint. He believes the best working relationships come out of integrity, trust and care. Steve’s main goal is to make the lives of those around him better in any way he can.


Steve has a variety of interests outside of work, including Tai Chi, yoga, nutrition, parent coaching and staring at goats.

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.