Keynotes

Your Business Is Only As Fast As Your Data

Michele Goetz, Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Monday,  April 30th  

Data governance programs have a way of starting and then fading away. This creates peaks and valleys in an organization's ability to know its customers and engage relevantly with them. Enterprise architects must establish sustainable governance that improves customer experience and supports line-of-business objectives.

Biography:

Michele Goetz serves enterprise architects, chief data officers, and business analysts trying to navigate the complexities of data while running an insight-driven business. Her research covers artificial intelligence technologies and consultancies, semantic technology, data management strategy, data governance, and data integration. Michele has over 20 years of experience in data management, business intelligence, and analytics. Prior to joining Forrester, she was the VP of marketing at Trillium Software, launching data governance and quality solutions to global enterprises across a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, pharmaceutical, consumer, and energy. At PTC, Michele led customer data management and analytics and established the global data quality and governance program. In addition to Trillium Software and PTC, Michele held various roles in enterprise firms and management consulting, leading research and analytics to identify and forecast market trends, guide go-to-market strategies, gain insight into digital marketing and commerce effectiveness, and support healthcare and pharmaceutical research studies. Michele has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Cybertrend, Information Week, Analytics Week, and ITWorld.

Andrew 'Flip' Filipowski, Executive Chairman and CEO SilkRoad Equity Monday,  April 30th  

Biography:

Executive Chair and CEO, Andrew 'Flip' Filipowski, is a legendary successful high-tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, and industry visionary. He devotes his expertise, vision, leadership and entrepreneurial talent to the strategic direction of Fluree, PBC, providing global enterprises with FlureeDB the worlds only ACID compliant Blockchain Graph Database.

The former COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 1980s, was also the founder and CEO of PLATINUM technology, inc. Flip grew PLATINUM in twelve years into the 8th largest software company in the world with over a billion dollars in revenue at the time of its sale to Computer Associates for $4 billion in 1999, the largest such transaction for a software company at the time. Flip was the founder or co-Founder of SilkRoad, InterAct911, MissionMode, House of Blues, Blue Rhino, Primo Water, Littermaid, Veriblock, TallyCapital, Netswitch, Unicoin and Fluree. Upside Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Information Technology. A recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Awards from both Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, Flip has also been awarded the Young President's Organization Legacy Award and the Anti-Defamation League's Torch of Liberty award for his work fighting hate on the Internet.

Flip is a futurist and renowned speaker on such topics as Bitcoin, Crypto Assets, Blockchain, FinTech, History of Money, Energy, Disruption, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Digital Autonomous Organizations, and Organizational Structures. Flip is a resource for YPO/WPO and has recently keynoted at Blockchain events in Kenya, Kazakhstan, Toronto and at industry events such as the Blockchain Cruise Asia 2018, North America Bitcoin Conference among many others…