Gary Angel

Partner/Principal – Digital Analytics at Ernst & Young

Widely considered one of the leading digital measurement experts in the world, Gary leads EY’s Digital Analytics Practice. EY acquired Gary’s previous company – Semphonic – in March of 2013. As Semphonic’s President and co-Founder, Gary led Semphonic’s growth over a 15 year period from a 2-person practice to the one of the leading digital analytics practices in the United States. Voted the most Influential Industry Contributor by the Digital Analytics Association in 2012, Gary writes an influential blog (http://semphonic.blogs.com/semangel), has published more than twenty whitepapers on advanced digital analytics practice and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Jacky Wu

Executive VP and CEO at Comverse

Jacky Wu is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, Jacky is responsible for all financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, reporting, valuations, pricing, and treasury functions. He also has oversight of Mergers and Acquisitions valuations, long term financial strategy, capital investment program, and capital markets. Prior to Comverse, Jacky spent five years at American Tower Corporation where he was Vice President of Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions. During his tenure, American Tower more than doubled its global and domestic asset portfolios, successfully converted to a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and strategically partnered with its major customers to long term contracts that helped the company achieve consistent double-digit top line growth. Jacky has more than 15 years in the Telecommunications industry, beginning his career at Verizon Communications. There he held roles of increasing scope and responsibility, most recently as Director and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Digital Services Inc. In that role, he helped expand Verizon’s FiOS footprint to more than 18 million homes nationwide, while forming a new $1.5b segment focused on optimizing content delivery.

Jacky graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and with Departmental Honors with both a Master of Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Tulane University. Jacky was also the recipient of DiversityMBA magazine’s “Top 50 Executive Leaders under 50” in 2012.

Patrick Chilcott

Director of Finance at EMC

Patrick is a results focused, process driven executive manager whose capability spans over 25 years. He specializes in end to end corporate finance, with expertise in balance sheet and P&L management, budgeting and financial analysis, organizational transformation, and deep business strategy capabilities. Patrick also has expertise in risk and compliance. He has worked cross industry and in strategy consulting.

Patrick has deep international experience. He has managed teams in the Untied States, EMEA and APJ. He has managed M&A teams, built shared services organizations and is a subject matter expert in lease classification and the coming FASB 13 changes, and has spoken nationally on the topic.

Stephen Denmark

Operations at Seagate Technology

Stephen Denmark is Senior Director, Demand Planning, at Seagate Technology. In this role, he has responsibility for Seagate’s product portfolio business planning, demand forecasting and analytics and Seagate’s S&OP process.

During his 18-year tenure at Seagate, Stephen has held various positions throughout the company, most recently as Senior Director Operations Strategy and Planning, Program Manager for Seagate’s acquisition of Samsung HDD, Country Lead of Seagate’s Brazil manufacturing operations and Senior Director of Materials for Recording Heads Operations, US and Ireland. Stephen has also held various engineering and management positions in Quality, Program Management, Commodity Management, and Supplier Development. Prior to joining Seagate, Stephen was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management.

Craig Fleisher

Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at Aurora WDC

Craig is focused on how to enhance and lead insight-related activities in business; developing the sensemaking/-giving culture, capabilities and processes that result in superior analysis, actionable decisions and market/stakeholder success.

For more than 25 years, his thought-leading expertise has been heavily cited in leading intl. media, publications and shared globally with many associations, public bodies, think tanks, as well as top companies including, among others, 3M, Bell, BHP, CIBC, EDS, ESSO, GE, GM, IBM, J&J, Labatt, Levi Strauss, Merck, P&G and TSX.

Ed Goldfinger

Chief Financial Officer at Veracode, Inc.

Ed Goldfinger is a seasoned financial executive, with over 25 years of financial leadership experience. Goldfinger is currently the CFO for Veracode, a fast growing, venture-backed organization in the Boston area that provides automated web and mobile application security, delivered as a cloud-based subscription service. In this role, Goldfinger is in charge of leading and managing Veracode’s financial direction as well as providing strategic, operational and analytical insight to the business and overseeing legal, sales operations, services and investor relations.

Prior to Veracode, Goldfinger was the CFO for Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network. While at Zipcar, he helped bring the company public and played a key role in the company’s acquisition by Avis Budget Group. Before ZipCar, Goldfinger was the CFO of Spotfire, a business intelligence and analytics software company sold to TIBCO. This followed on the heels of a successful run at Empirix, where he held the CFO and CEO positions and led the company through a period of significant growth.

Earlier in his career, Goldfinger worked at KPMG and spent nine years at PepsiCo, where he was the CFO of the Latin American beverage business. He also held the CFO position at Sapient.

Goldfinger is a graduate of the Wharton Undergraduate program at the University of Pennsylvania, and he was a CPA in the State of Connecticut.

Bill Grah

Vice President, Supply Chain at Annie’s Inc.

International leadership in the areas of supply chain management and finished goods/raw materials inventory optimization in the manufacturing and distribution of consumer products. Worldwide forecasting expertise in the high-tech and CPG industries. Proven ability to strategically manage the areas of materials planning, demand forecasting, production scheduling and distribution. Traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe to evaluate, develop, implement various Advanced Planning Systems in the areas of Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Distribution Requirement Planning, Long Term Strategic Planning and Rough Cut Capacity Planning. MBA Indiana University, APICS Certified, Green Belt

Arik Johnson

Founder and Chairman at Aurora WDC

Arik Johnson is Chairman of Aurora WDC, the intelligence advisory firm he founded in 1995. After stepping aside as CEO in late 2009, today Arik serves as Managing Director and lead architect at Aurora’s R&D lab, think tank network and intelligence policy institute, the Center for Organizational Reconnaissance (COR). Arik is a Fellow of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals society and has chaired SCIP’s annual international conference (2006), served on SCIP’s board of directors (2004 – 2006), won SCIP’s Catalyst award (2005), and served as a chapter coordinator, as well as, trustee and development committee chair of the CI Foundation.

Michael Kanazawa

Partner – Strategy, Innovation and Transformation at EY

Michael is currently Partner – Strategy, Innovation and Transformation at EY where he is focused on bringing the model of blended strategic and design thinking to solve clients’ needs in innovation, strategy and transformation. Michael is also Co-author of BIG Ideas to BIG Results (FT Press – Pearson Hall, 2008), winner of two awards on innovation and business management and localized for multiple global markets.

Erin Lavelle

Senior VP, Finance at Mesirow Financial

Erin Lavelle, MBA, FP&A, is Senior Vice President – Finance for Mesirow Financial, a financial services company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. In this role, she oversees financial operations including Financial Planning & Analysis, External & Internal Management Reporting, Business Intelligence and Payroll. Additional firmwide responsibilities include: acquisition/disposition analysis, product/client risk exposure, incentive program design and compensation reporting. Ms. Lavelle was selected into the pilot Mesirow Financial Professional Development program, which was launched to identify and prepare the next generation of leaders at the firm and she actively participates on intradepartmental committees such as Mesirow Financial WomenConnect Associate Group.

Formerly, she was Vice President of Portfolio Management – Auto Group with ABN AMRO Bank, N.V. and held various financial positions in her six + years with GE Capital Services, Inc. Ms. Lavelle received her MBA in International Business, with honors, from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University, and her BBA in Finance/Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame. In 2014, she was in the inaugural class receiving the newly created FP&A certification and participates in design and review for future exams.

For over 10 years she has been asked to speak about budgeting and planning best practices for various Associations. She has been quoted in publications such as Wall Street & Technology Magazine, on CFO.COM and in Business Finance Magazine among others. She also published in the Secured Lender; “Defining the Risk in Healthcare Receivables.”

John Mosch

Senior Mgr., Market Intelligence & Analytics at Cisco Systems

Senior Manager, Market Intelligence & Marketing Analytics at Cisco Systems

John Mosch manages the development and global implementation of analytic initiatives for Cisco Systems. He is part of the Advanced Analytics team within Marketing. John’s background is leading cross organizational and cross functional efforts to use large data sets to answer business questions and make business decisions. His current work involves integrating analytic results directly into Marketing and Sales planning processes.

John is a graduate of the Tepper School of Business with an emphasis in quantitative analysis, marketing, and strategy. He also holds certifications in project management and Six Sigma process management.

Chris Painter

Director of Product, Software and Services at GoPro

Chris is an entrepreneurial product leader with over 17 years of experience in product development and management, launching numerous successful products at Sony, his own startup GlideTV, Amazon and now GoPro. He loves being at the intersection of hardware and software products, focusing on an end to end experience that delights customers and drives business value.

Judith Schieve

Product Planning Consultant at Motorola Solutions

Lead competitive intelligence activities for the ASTRO 25 Infrastructure business. Collaborate with the portfolio management and architecture teams to generate analysis of the product mix and market trends that will be used to define the long term direction of the portfolio consisting of 35 products.

Redesigned market research process resulting in a 30% increase of product differentiators over competitors. Created new competitive “beat sheets” to support the global sales teams. Reduced the number of documents from 39 to 17 (56%
improvement).

Created and launched the CI Video Series, on-demand videos that support global sales enablement.

Pete Alle

VP Supply Chain at Oberweis Dairy

Supply Chain Executive with global business view, passion for continuous improvement, delivering business results and developing people.Experience in strategic and operational roles, currently as the leader of the supply chain for Oberweis Dairy and prior to that leading the global center of expertise for Customer Service and Logistics, spanning all of the process areas of Plan to Cash.

Specialties: Supply Chain Planning and Execution, Integrated Business Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Commercialization, Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering, Distribution, Transportation, Demand and Supply lanning, Customer Collaboration, Business Process Improvement.