Vertica Big Data Conference 2014
Boston, August 11-14, 2014

HAVEn Track Speakers 2014

HAVEn Track Session – Speakers

Gary Brandt
HP Global IT Functional Architect
Gary has over 20 years experience in the IT industry focusing on enterprise scale business solutions and operations.  He is the principle architect for designing and instrumenting monitoring and operational analytic solutions for HP’s private cloud and traditional data centers.   Gary is a subject mater expert with many HP Software products and is using HP Operations Analytics to enable  HP IT operation teams to analyze trends and patterns in data to isolate, solve and proactively prevent production problems.
Ken Elliott
Director of Analytics
HP Enterprise Services Analytics and Data Management
Ken Elliott has over 25 years of experience delivering Business Intelligence and Analytic Solutions. 15 of these years managing the delivery of analytic consulting services and 10 of these leading the development and support of BI/Analytic applications within IT. He has experience applying advanced analytics to various industries including manufacturing, transportation, retail, ecommerce, healthcare, banking, and public sector. Ken holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.
Manu Jareth
Marketing Operations & Analytics
HP Global Marketing
Manu is part of HP Global Marketing team wherein he manages end-to-end marketing operations & analytics. As a marketing analytics professional, Manu has held management positions in various marketing organizations with technology companies. Manu has extensive experience in leading data driven marketing operations & leveraging actionable insights to enable marketing success through technology. He has been recognized for driving business transformation initiatives focused on: database marketing process, CRM operations, Analytics/BI- architecture, reporting, implementation & business insights interpretation, marketing automation large-scale technology initiatives & strategic planning/financial management. With his passion for data driven marketing to provide incredible customer experience, Manu is currently focused on driving the adoption of predictive marketing analytics platform for customer segmentation for HP marketing.
Manu holds a MBA degree with a major in Marketing Strategy from Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA and Bachelors in Engineering degree from India.
Robert Fehrmann
Data Architect
Robert Fehrmann is a 20 year veteran in the IT Industry and has a passion for all aspects of data management using polyglot architectures ranging from traditional SQL systems to NoSQL and NewSQL platforms. Currently Robert helps Snagajob as a data architect to build a highly scalable, highly flexible, and always available data platform to manage Snagajob’s ever growing needs to collect, store, and analyze data for 50+ million jobseekers generating tens of millions of traffic events on a daily basis. In the past Robert has worked in multiple business verticals ranging from financial services (LandAmerica) to high throughput factory floor automation (Siemens AG). Robert holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from “Technische Universitaet Brauschweig”, Germany, and he is a regular speaker at the Richmond MongoDB and Datahackers meetup groups.
Patrick Joyce
Sr. Manager, Information Security Offering Development
Patrick has over 10 years of experience working in the information security industry focusing on infrastructure, compliance and risk management.  Patrick has served on a broad range of security consulting projects.  He earned a BS in Management Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, holds the industry recognized CISSP certification, and is a SABSA certified security architect.
Saum Mathur
CIO HP Software and VP of Information Management IT
Saum Mathur is CIO of HP Software and Vice President of Information Management IT for Hewlett Packard Company (HP). He has overall responsibility for application development and support, customer service and technology innovations and solutions to complement HP Software solution offerings. Saum also has enterprise-wide responsibility for defining and managing deployment of the HP global information management strategy, analytics platforms, master data management, enterprise data standards, enterprise application architecture, data services, and mobility platforms.Most recently, Saum served as Vice President of Global Business Intelligence and Mobility for HP. In this role, he was responsible for defining and managing the company’s enterprise business intelligence and master data strategy and leading a cross-functional team to deploy the IT frameworks and standards for mobile applications deployed to HP employees, customers, and partners worldwide.He is a featured speaker at HP and industry events on Application Transformation, Enterprise Mobility, Business Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics, and he was previously honored by Computerworld magazine as one of the Premier 100 IT leaders.Saum was formerly Vice President of Personal Systems Group IT, which aligned with the PSG business to deliver IT solutions that drive efficient growth of HP. He also created strategies and deployed architecture for HP’s e-commerce systems globally.He led merger and integration planning for the HP Imaging & Printing Division during the HP/Compaq merger. After the merger, Saum was appointed head of Americas IT for the Personal Systems Division. He was instrumental in developing HP’s IT strategies for supply chain and the re-invention of HP’s direct go-to-market model.Before joining HP, Saum worked with CGI consulting, Deloitte and Touche Consulting, Alcatel, and SPAR Aerospace. Early in his career, he specialized in safety-critical software engineering, software engineering process improvement, software quality management, aerospace engineering, and robotics.Saum holds a Masters in engineering from McGill University in Canada and an undergraduate degree from Marine Engineering and Research Institute in India.
Srikanth Natarajan
Distinguished Technologist
HP Software
I am a senior technology executive and CTO for the Business Service Management software products at HP Software responsible for technology strategy development, breakthrough innovations, portfolio architecture, and technology roadmap development. I have significant experience providing executive as well as hands on technical leadership to global teams developing software products related to big data applications for IT management, IT Operations management, network management, storage management, systems management, application performance management and cloud monitoring. I have led development of brand new products, ongoing versions of current products, and have taken products through obsolescence.
Dr Jon Palma
Medical Director of Clinical Informatics and Analytics
Stanford Children’s Health
Dr. Palma is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine at Stanford University. In addition to his clinical role in newborn intensive care, he holds an administrative appointment as Medical Director of Clinical Informatics and Analytics at Stanford Children’s Health. He earned a Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics at Stanford, and is board certified in Clinical Informatics.Jon’s informatics efforts focus on providing the hospital’s operational and clinical leadership with actionable information from Stanford Children’s enterprise data warehouse, and on applying text and predictive analytics to hospital data. His career interest is to integrate these technologies into clinical workflow in order to enhance the quality and safety of healthcare.Jon attended Davidson College and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed clinical training in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. During residency and fellowship, his scholarly work involved optimizing commercial EMRs for neonatal care. His Master’s research included mining clinical data to predict the development of disease.
Pramod Singh
Director of Digital and Big Data Analytics
HP Global Analytics
Pramod Singh is Director of Digital and Big Data Analytics at HP Global Analytics. He has more than 18 years of leadership experience in design and implementation of analytics solutions. He has been with the HP since 2000 in different roles. For last thirteen years at HP, Pramod has lead advanced analytics teams in areas of customer knowledge management, e- business , global business intelligence in IT and digital analytics at Hewlett-Packard. Before joining HP, Pramod worked at Wal-Mart’s Information systems. Here, he designed and developed advanced assortment planning system, a technology that revolutionized the store assortment practices for Wal-Mart. Pramod has PhD in Mathematics from University of Arkansas and an MBA in Marketing. Pramod is author of several published papers and patent and regular speaker at international conferences.
Brian Weiss
Vice President
HP Autonomy
Brian Weiss serves as Vice President for HP Autonomy. In this role he leads Autonomy’s domain expert group, with a focus on strategic marketing and product strategies for Autonomy’s emerging technology, and information analytics and governance offerings.A 15 year veteran of the software industry, Brian has held management and executive positions in sales engineering, marketing, and product development with companies specializing in custom application development, archiving, information governance, electronic discovery, and cloud computing.Brian is currently focused on the development and expansion of HP Autonomy’s technology and solutions to address the challenges and opportunities of Big Data, Security, and Information Management across the HP software portfolio.    He is extensively involved with HP’s strategic client base in a consultative role, as they manage the risks and capitalize on the value presented by Big Data and the new style of IT.