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    Captain B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III
    "Miracle on the Hudson" Pilot; Contributor to CBS News and Best-selling Author
    Captain B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety for his entire adult life. While he is best known for serving as Captain during what has been called the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sullenberger is an aviation safety expert and accident investigator, serves as the CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert, and is the founder and chief executive officer of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc., a company dedicated to management, safety, performance and reliability consulting.

    Presenting:

    • 208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons


    Shane Battier
    Vice President, Analytics and Basketball Development, Miami Heat; 2012 and 2013 NBA Champion, Miami Heat
    Where Shane Battier went, winning followed. After graduating with honors from Duke University with two Final Four appearances, one national championship, two All-American awards, and Naismith and John Wooden National Player of the Year awards, he was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2001 NBA draft. Battier went on to be part of the back-to-back 2012 and 2013 NBA championship Miami Heat team and a member of the USA Basketball national team.

    Presenting:

    • Lessons From the Intersection of Sports and Technology


    Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek
    CMO of IBM Watson AI
    Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek (BB) serves as the CMO of IBM Watson AI. A thought leader at the intersection of data, technology, and strategy, Michelle leads a global marketing team that helps companies unlock the value of AI within their organizations to make more informed decisions and drive better outcomes. Previously, Michelle served as the global head of marketing for Watson Media and Weather, including a portfolio of products from The Weather Company, an IBM Business. A brand evangelist, Michelle helped businesses understand how to anticipate, plan for, and make better decisions - with greater confidence - in the face of weather.

    Presenting:

    • The AI Ladder


    Spencer Burke
    VP of Growth, Braze
    Spencer Burke is the VP of Growth at Braze, customer engagement platform that delivers messaging experiences across push, email, in-app, and more. Braze powers cross-channel marketing for the world's largest enterprise and digital-first brands in 40 countries across six continents. He joined the Appboy team in 2011 and over the past six years has helped leading brands develop digital marketing and growth strategies. Previously, Spencer worked at PwC as a management consultant and has his Master's in Information Systems from the London School of Economics.

    Presenting:

    • The Growth Sweet Spot


    Susan Cook
    Executive Vice President - North American Sales, Microstrategy
    In October 2014, Susan Payne Cook joined MicroStrategy as Executive Vice President, North American Sales. In this role, Cook leads sales operations in North America. Susan Payne Cook brings nearly two decades of experience in analytics in large global technology companies. Most recently, she was a Vice President of Sales in both global and North American roles in the Business Analytics software brand at IBM, which included the Cognos, TM1 and SPSS products. She joined IBM as a Partner and global leader in the Business Analytics and Optimization practice within IBM Global Business Services.

    Presenting:

    • Your Real-Life Superpower: HyperIntelligence


    Rachel Cordrey
    Pharmacy Supervisor of Inpatient Operations at Peninsula Regional Medical Center
    Rachel Cordrey serves as the Pharmacy Supervisor of Inpatient Operations at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Dr. Cordrey was heavily involved in the beta testing of Micromedex with IBM’s Watson Assistant at Peninsula. She was also a team member supporting the first integration of Watson into the electronic health record, Epic.

    Presenting:

    • The AI Ladder


    Julie Fleischer
    SVP, Head of Customer Intelligence, WW (Weight Watchers)
    Julie Fleischer leads Customer Intelligence for WW, a global wellness company and the world’s leading commercial weight-management program. At WW, Customer Intelligence supports the company’s millions of members in their wellness journey and enables WW to touch and impact more people around the world. Prior to joining WW, Ms. Fleischer led marketing at Neustar, and previously served as Senior Director of Data, Content and Media at Kraft Foods Group. Ms. Fleischer is a proud Board Member of She Runs It, a nonprofit that strives to pave the way for women to lead at every level of marketing and media.

    Presenting:

    • You’ll Never View TV the Same Way Again


    Jon Hyman
    Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Braze
    Jon Hyman is the cofounder and chief technology officer of Braze, customer engagement platform that delivers messaging experiences across push, email, in-app, and more. He leads the charge for building the platform's technical systems and infrastructure as well as overseeing the company's technical operations and engineering team. Prior to Braze, Jon served as lead engineer for the Core Technology group at Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund. There, he managed a team that maintained 80+ software assets and was responsible for the security and stability of critical trading systems.

    Presenting:

    • The Growth Sweet Spot


    Hugh Owen
    Senior Vice President - Product Marketing, Microstrategy
    Hugh Owen is the Senior Vice President in charge of Product Marketing for MicroStrategy. He is responsible for the product marketing of MicroStrategy's Enterprise Analytics and Mobile Software platforms. He has been with MicroStrategy since 2000. Prior to running Product Marketing, he launched and ran MicroStrategy's Mobile Product business (launch in 2010). From 2006-2010 he worked as a Senior Product Manager, during which he launched multiple new MicroStrategy Business Intelligence products. From 2000-2006 he cut his BI teeth in MicroStrategy Technology Services. Mr Owen received a Bsc (Hons) degree in Business from The University of Bath, England.

    Presenting:

    • Your Real-Life Superpower: HyperIntelligence


    Michael Schoen
    Neustar SVP / GM, Marketing Solutions
    At Neustar, Michael is developing and perfecting an integrated platform that enables companies to win in the connected age. Michael oversees the end-to-end system of identity that gives marketers a complete, real-time portrait of their customers and prospects based on accurate data, enabling a personalized dialogue across all marketing channels. His leadership has been instrumental in architecting the industry’s most authoritative and real-time marketing platform, built on trusted identity across people, places, and things. Prior to joining Neustar in 2014, Michael was the EVP, Product at Cadreon, IPG’s cross-channel audience measurement, management and buying platform.

    Presenting:

    • You’ll Never View TV the Same Way Again


    Rob Thomas
    General Manager of IBM Data and Artificial Intelligence, IBM
    Robert Thomas is the General Manager of IBM Data and Artificial Intelligence. He directs IBM's product investment strategy, sales and marketing, labs, and software product development. With a portfolio of over 1000 products, IBM has emerged as a leader in data and AI, spanning databases, data integration and governance, business intelligence, planning, data science and AI tools, and AI applications. Major product brands under Rob's leadership include Watson, Db2, Cognos, SPSS, and InfoSphere. He has overseen 4 acquisitions representing over $2.5B in transaction value.

    Presenting:

    • The AI Ladder