speakers

Adrian Reed

He is a true advocate of the analysis profession. In his day job, he acts as Principal Consultant and Director at Blackmetric Business Solutions where he provides business analysis consultancy and training solutions to a range of clients in varying industries. He is a Past President of the UK chapter of the IIBA® and he …

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Hamid Benbrahim

Hamid Benbrahim is Head of Data and AI at Thomas, the primary source for industrial sourcing the US and Canada. He is leading the transformation of Thomas Publishing into a data business, developing new financial indexes and alternative data products for the financial industry, streamlining data operations, and deploying AI and analytics capabilities for sales, …

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John Zachman

He is the originator of the “Framework for Enterprise Architecture” which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, or “periodic table” of descriptive representations for Enterprises. He is not only known for this work on Enterprise Architecture, but he is also known for his early contributions to IBM’s Information Strategy methodology as …

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John O’ Brien

With 30 years of experience delivering value through data strategy, architectures, and analytics John has a unique perspective that comes from key roles as a practitioner, consultant, and vendor CTO in the data analytics industry. As a recognized thought leader, he has been publishing articles, teaching, and presenting at conferences in North America and Europe …

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Heather Hedden

She has been a taxonomist for over 25 years in various organizations and as an independent consultant. She currently works for professional services team of Semantic Web Company (vendor of PoolParty Semantic Suite software). Previously Ms. Hedden was a senior vocabulary editor at an educational publisher, the taxonomist at an enterprise search engine software developer, …

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James Hobart

James Hobart is an internationally recognized user interface design consultant based in California, USA. He specializes in the design of large-scale, enterprise applications. He is an expert in user interface design and in creating effective user experience strategies. Mr. Hobart has over 27 years of software development experience and over 23 years of GUI, Web …

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Sander Hoogendoorn

He is a dad, an independent consultant, software craftsman, architect, programmer, coach, speaker, trainer, and writer. He is seasoned in Agile, Scrum, Kanban, continuous delivery, (no) software estimation, agile requirements, design patterns, domain driven design, UML, software architecture, microservices, and writing beautiful code. Sander changes organizations and teams and coaches them to optimize their processes, …

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Rick van der Lans

Rick van der Lans is a highly-respected independent analyst, consultant, author, and internationally acclaimed lecturer specializing in data architectures, data warehousing, business intelligence, big data, and database technology. In 2018 he was selected the sixth most influential BI analyst worldwide by onalytica.com. He has presented countless seminars, webinars, and keynotes at industry-leading conferences. For many …

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Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited.  As an analyst and consultant he specialises in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Business Integration.  With over 34 years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies on Business Intelligence Strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, and data management. He has spoken at events all …

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Jesse Anderson

With 30 years of experience delivering value through data strategy, architectures, and analytics John has a unique perspective that comes from key roles as a practitioner, consultant, and vendor CTO in the data analytics industry. As a recognized thought leader, he has been publishing articles, teaching, and presenting at conferences in North America and Europe …

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