Predictive Analytics World for Industry 4.0 2022

June 19-24, 2022 l Caesars Palace, Las Vegas


Dean Abbott
Dean Abbott

Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist

Dean Abbott is cofounder and chief data scientist at SmarterHQ, a Wunderkind Company. Mr. Abbott is an internationally recognized expert and innovator in data science and predictive analytics, with more than three decades of experience solving problems in customer analytics, fraud detection, risk modeling, text mining, survey analysis, and many more. He is frequently included in lists of top pioneering and influential data scientists.

Mr. Abbott is the author of Applied Predictive Analytics (Wiley, 2014, 2nd edition forthcoming) and coauthor of The IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook (Packt Publishing, 2013). He is a popular keynote speaker and workshop instructor at conferences worldwide and serves on advisory boards for the UC/Irvine Predictive Analytics and UCSD Data Science Certificate programs.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computational Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Applied Mathematics from the University of Virginia.


Dean Abbott is speaking in the following session:

Nathan Allen
Nathan Allen

Executive Director

WaterStart

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Clinton Brownley
Clinton Brownley

Data Scientist

Clinton Brownley, Ph.D., is a data scientist at WhatsApp, where he’s responsible for a variety of analytics projects designed to improve messaging and VoIP calling performance and reliability.  Before WhatsApp, Clinton was a data scientist at Facebook, working on large-scale infrastructure analytics projects to inform hardware acquisition, maintenance, and data center operations decisions.  As an avid student and teacher of modern analytics techniques, Clinton is the author of two books, “Foundations for Analytics with Python” and “Multi-objective Decision Analysis,” and also teaches Python programming and data science courses at Facebook and in the Bay Area. Clinton is a past-president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association and is a council member for the Section on Practice of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Clinton received degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and American University.

Arnab Chakrabarti
Arnab Chakrabarti

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Chakrabarti is a Senior Research Scientist in Hitachi's Financial Innovation Lab. in Santa Clara. He works at the intersection of data science and finance, and has been doing industrial research for over ten years . He did his MS-PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, and afterwards did his Master of Financial Engineering at U C Berkeley. Dr. Chakrabarti's research publications and patents have collectively been cited over one thousand times.

Tom Chi
Tom Chi

Former cofounder of Google X & Founder

Tom Chi has worked in roles ranging from astrophysical researcher to Fortune 500 consultant to corporate executive leading hardware/software team to develop innovative products & services. He pioneered and practices a unique approach to rapid prototyping and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas and move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. He was head of Product Experience and a founding member of Google X, and currently works to accelerate a future where humanity becomes a net positive to nature as Managing Partner of At One Ventures.

Jim Duarte
Jim Duarte

Principle, IMAGILYTICS and Academician

Jim is an Academician of International Academy for Quality, a Fellow of American Society for Quality, and is co-author on 9 international patents for advanced analytics in Oil & Gas, and Utilities.  His most recent publications are on Disruptive Analytics and Data Science.  He lectures internationally on Big Data and Advanced Analytics for the China International Industries Fair (keynote 4 years) as well as India and universities in Taiwan, Portugal and Qatar.  Jim’s career includes positions as a corporate director for two Fortune 100 companies.  His positions included Director, Strategic Business Analytics for Anheuser-Busch, Senior Data Scientist for SAS Institute, and Technology Director, Corporate Quality Assurance for Reynolds Metals.  He chaired the committee on statistical procedures for the Aluminum Association and served on the GMP SPC Committee for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.  Jim holds BS and MS degrees in statistics.

Jim Duarte is speaking in the following session:

John Elder Ph.D.
John Elder Ph.D.

Founder & Chair

John Elder chairs America’s most experienced Data Science consultancy. Founded in 1995, Elder Research has offices in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Washington DC, and London. Dr. Elder co-authored 3 award-winning books on analytics, was a discoverer of ensemble methods, chairs international conferences, and is a popular keynote speaker. John is occasionally an Adjunct Professor of Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia.

Fabio Ferraretto
Fabio Ferraretto

Business Analytics Sr Executive

Fabio is a Business Analytics Sr Executive working on the field for over 20 years applying advanced modelling and analytics tech solutions to solve complex business challenges, achieving improved customer engagement and higher operational efficiency servicing most of the top 100 companies in Latin America.

He holds a Masters of Logistics Systems Engineering and BA in Construction Engineering both from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fabio is also a certified Lead of Analytics & AI from Northwestern University.

Fabio developed his professional career inside Accenture Latin America, where he started in 2002, being one of first executive in the Analytics Group back in 2010. He conducted Gapso Acquisition on Accenture side in 2015 becoming Lead for Advanced Analytics and Data Science in the region, eventually leading Supply Chain Analytics for Growth Markets until 2021.

Fabio is currently a Sr Advisor in Analytics and Data Adoption for some of the top companies in Brazil and also supports Startups growth and services in the fields of Analytcs and Digital Talent Recruiting.

Bala Ganesh
Bala Ganesh

Vice President, Engineering

Bala Ganesh leads the Operation Technology, Advanced Technology & Technology Support Groups at UPS. He joined UPS in 2012 as a Program Manager for UPS’s customer technology group. Thereafter he had stints in Global Retail Strategy and the Advanced Analytics & Revenue Management groups.

Prior to joining UPS, Bala was a consultant with McKinsey & Co.  He has also worked as an Aerospace Engineering researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Early in his career, Ganesh served as a pilot in the Indian Air Force. 

Bala earned a PhD in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Math along with an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He graduated from the Indian National Defense Academy and Air Force Academy with his undergraduate degree.

Siddha Ganju
Siddha Ganju

Sr. Data Scientist, Self-Driving Vehicles, Medical Instruments & Deep Learning

Siddha Ganju, an AI researcher who Forbes featured in their 30 under 30 list, is a Self-Driving Architect at Nvidia. As an AI Advisor to NASA FDL, she helped build an automated meteor detection pipeline for the CAMS project at NASA, which ended up discovering a comet. Previously at Deep Vision, she developed deep learning models for resource constraint edge devices. Her work ranges from Visual Question Answering to Generative Adversarial Networks to gathering insights from CERN's petabyte-scale data and has been published at top-tier conferences including CVPR and NeurIPS. She has served as a featured jury member in several international tech competitions including CES. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion in technology, she speaks at schools and colleges to motivate and grow a new generation of technologies from all backgrounds. She is also the author of O'Reilly's Practical Deep Learning for Cloud, Mobile and Edge.

Anders Hallsby
Anders Hallsby

Partner

Mazarine Ventures

Anders Hallsby is a Partner at Mazarine Ventures; a technology investment firm entirely focused on innovations that address water and wastewater challenges. Most of his career has been spent in the water space, working both in large multinational Fortune 500 companies and in small entrepreneurial start-ups. He has a strong technical background combined with extensive commercial and sales experience, and has developed, commercialized and managed solutions for institutional (commercial properties, food service, multi-tenant housing), industrial (e.g. Food & beverage, Manufacturing, Microelectronics, Power, Chemical Process, Mining, Oil & Gas) and municipal customers.

Prior to joining Mazarine Ventures Anders was Director of Marketing for Nalco Water’s Pretreatment Solutions business, a $60 million business unit within Ecolab. As part of the executive leadership team he helped drive the transformation of a stagnant business by integrating culture, products and work processes from three acquisitions into one, and he led work process reengineering for Marketing, Sales and Engineering.

Earlier in his career, Anders gained extensive experience in sales, marketing, innovation and new product commercialization, managing businesses and launching several new solution offerings generating over $100 million in new revenue over a seven-year period.

Anders holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and received a Master of Science degree and a PhD in Chemical engineering from Cornell University as a Fulbright scholar.

Anders is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Marketing Association (AMA), International Desalination Association (IDA), American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF). He is past Secretary of the Caribbean Desalination Association (CaribDA) and a former board member of the American Filtration & Separations Society.

Anders is on LinkedIn, at https://www.linkedin.com/in/andershallsby/

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Susan Herman
Susan Herman

Digital Water Solutions Leader

Black & Veatch

Susan Herman is speaking in the following session:

Sarah Kalicin
Sarah Kalicin

Data Scientist

Sarah Kalicin is a HR Measurement Data Scientist with Intel Corporation, who is passionate about how organizations gain more business value through Data Science. In her extensive data career at Intel, she develops strategic plans for analytic adoption to increase business impact. Working in various industry and government positions, such as Becton Dickinson (BD), Kraft Foods, Nabisco, Ford Motor Company, and USDA/National Agriculture Statistics Service, she has gained insight and experience on how successful organizations function that allow them to succeed in their analytic initiatives.  She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan and Bachelors’ degrees in Mathematics and Psychology from the SUNY at Oswego.

 


Sarah Kalicin is speaking in the following session:

Matthew Klein
Matthew Klein

CEO

Aqualaurus Group

Dr. Matthew Klein, the Founder & CEO of Aqualaurus Group, provides executive, anticipatory, and strategic leadership solutions for water-focused organizations. Dr. Klein is a former President of North Carolina and Tennessee for a private equity-backed drinking water and wastewater utility. Earlier in his career, Dr. Klein led the turnaround and eventual sale of Indianapolis Water, one of the largest public drinking water systems in the United States. Previously, Dr. Klein served as both a senior environmental regulator and a senior utilities regulator. Dr. Klein was recently awarded his doctorate in strategic leadership at Regent University. Also, he possesses a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, a Master of Science degree from Ball State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Taylor University. Dr. Klein is a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute and the host of the Water Foresight Podcast. Also, he is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina Class XXV and the recipient of the 2018 Exceptional Service Award from the Management & Leadership Division of the American Water Works Association. Finally, Dr. Klein is a member of the American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, the Association of Professional Futurists, and the American Bar Association.

Matthew Klein is moderator of the following session:

Markus Larsson
Markus Larsson

Head of Predictive Maintenance

Markus is a member of PARC’s Sr. leadership team. He brings 10+ years’ experience in corporate and startup innovation, and innovation partnership in the industrial and consumer sector. He is also an early stage tech enthusiast. Markus holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Chalmers University of Tech.

Wes Madrigal
Wes Madrigal

President and ML Engineer

Mad Consulting

Wes is a data science innovator, with a career of experience working on projects that elevate data science solutions to business problems.  With a strong background in software engineering, analytics, and machine learning Wes is able to bridge the gap between computer science and data science.  Wes has built software to streamline machine learning at scale, built product integrated machine learning models that drive revenue by increasing product ROI, and answered countless questions with deep dive analysis projects.

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Terry Miller
Terry Miller

Executive Director-Predictive Analytics (Global Services)

Terry Miller has spent nearly 10 years working with OEMs to evaluate and optimize industrial processes through increased performance of their machines. After finishing a Master’s Degree in Predictive Analytics, Terry began formally training and deploying traditional statistical models, as well as Machine Learning algorithms for asset-predictive (explanatory) maintenance and process optimization, specifically on industrial robots.

In his current role, Terry is building a global team of data scientists and data engineers to solve problems in the Services business for Johnson Controls.  Deploying the best practices of Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics, his team facilitates outcomes in Customer Retention, Pricing, and other enterprise applications.

Santosh Padmagirison
Santosh Padmagirison

Sr. Director, Commercial Finance, Forecasting and Advanced Analytics

Santosh Padmagirison is a seasoned finance and analytics executive focused on improving sales forecasting, decision making, and driving digital transformation at Illumina. Santosh has extensive knowledge/experience using data as a strategic asset to drive business impacts and harnessing the power of artificial intelligence for mission-critical business operations.

Oscar Porto
Oscar Porto

Partner

Oscar is an advanced analytics executive with over 20 years of experience in Software and Analytical Consulting Services, contributing significantly to achieving results, improving the business and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.

He holds a PhD in Computer Science and Systems Engineering from the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He was one of the founders of GAPSO Analytics in 2003, a company acquired by Accenture in March 2015, where he was one of the leaders of a team of over 300 analytics in Latin America as of July 2021.

He has been working in the field of advanced analysis since 1991. Prior to GAPSO, he was Associate Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro where, in addition to regular teaching and research activities, he participated in several consulting projects.

Oscar is one of the founding partners of DHAUZ.

Guillermo Jenaro Rabadan
Guillermo Jenaro Rabadan

Project Executive

Acubed (Airbus’ Innovation Center) - Project ADAM

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Steven Ramirez
Steven Ramirez

CEO

Steven J. Ramirez is the chief executive officer of Berkeley, Calif.-based Beyond the Arc, Inc., a firm recognized as a leader in helping companies transform their customer experiences by leveraging advanced analytics.

In addition to developing and executing the vision for Beyond the Arc, Ramirez leads teams of data and strategy consultants committed to client success. They analyze customer and social media data, combined with text analysis, to drive customer growth, improve customer retention, understand service breaks and build stronger customer loyalty.

Prior to leading Beyond the Arc, Ramirez served as an executive with Time Warner, where he was responsible for creating and successfully implementing marketing and corporate development strategies.

Ramirez earned a bachelor's degree and master's in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He as also created and taught courses in business management for UC Berkeley and been a guest speaker at the university's Haas School of Business.

Prakash Reddy
Prakash Reddy

Distinguished Technologist

Prakash Reddy is a Distinguished Technologist at HP Labs and has been working on advancing the state of technology in 3D printing. His primary focus has been to build a software eco system that automates the digital to Physical transformation using 3D printing.

He is currently working on building a low or no code analytics platform targeted at additive manufacturing. As part of this effort he leads a geographically distributed team in developing a highly scalable on-premise edge compute infrastructure, peta byte scale data storage system to manage the device telemetry data. The low code analytics platform leverages the data platform and enables users to build, test and deploy experimental models quickly.

In the past he has worked on large scale distributed systems both on private and public cloud infrastrucuture. He has been part of two successful starts..

Karl Rexer
Karl Rexer

President

Karl Rexer founded Rexer Analytics in 2002. He and his teams have built an outstanding reputation providing predictive modeling and analytic consulting to clients across many industries. Recent clients include OneBlood, PwC, Boston Scientific, Redbox, ADT Security, Interamericana University, MIT, Forward Financing, SharkNinja, and many smaller companies. In addition to leading client engagements and hands-on data work, Karl is a predictive analytics evangelist, frequently speaking at conferences, colleges, and other events. He also serves on Advisory Boards for the Business Analytics programs at both Babson College and Bentley University. Since 2007 Rexer Analytics has conducted surveys of analytic professionals, asking them about their algorithms, tools, behaviors and  views. Summary reports from these surveys are available as a free download from the Rexer Analytics website. Prior to founding Rexer Analytics, Karl held leadership positions at several consulting firms and two multi-national banks. Karl holds a PhD from the University of Connecticut.

Karl Rexer is speaking in the following session:

Hassan Sherwani
Hassan Sherwani

Data Scientist Architect

As a Data Scientist expert, Hassan has worked with the IT industry, startups & Academia for more than 10 years, ultimately gaining hands-on experience in machine (deep) learning for Energy, Retail, Banking, Law, Telecom, and Automotive sectors.

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Yentai (Vincent) Wan
Yentai (Vincent) Wan

Director, Network Planning & Optimization

Yentai Wan is the Director of Network Planning & Optimization in UPS Corporate Industrial Engineering group. His primary responsibilities are to (a) improve network planning processes, (b) generate network efficiencies and (c) support strategic initiatives across the enterprise. He joined UPS in 2007 as an Enterprise Network Planning Manager in Corporate Transportation.

Yentai was born and raised in Taipei City, Taiwan. He came to US in 2000 for advanced education and received his PhD of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is passionate about applying Operations Research and Machine Learning with real world applications. Yentai is a Industry Advisory Board member of The Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute. 


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Evan Wimpey
Evan Wimpey

Director of Strategic Analytics

Evan Wimpey was a Financial Management Officer in the Marine Corps and an Operations Associate at Goldman Sachs prior to joining Elder Research as a Data Scientist. He holds master's degrees in Economics from East Carolina University and in Analytics from North Carolina State University. He is currently the Director of Strategic Analytics at Elder Research. Evan has a passion for cryptocurrency and exploring more equitable access to credit markets. Evan lives in Cary, NC with his wife and two sons.

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