Mike Gualtieri is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester. His research focuses on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology and platform coverage areas are big data and IoT strategy; Hadoop/Spark; predictive analytics, streaming analytics, and prescriptive analytics; machine learning, data science, AI, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, architecture, design, and creative collaboration. Mr Gualtieri also has more than 25 years' experience in the industry helping firms design and develop mission-critical applications in eCommerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and scientific research for organizations including NASA, eBay, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Nielsen, EMC, and others. He has written thousands of lines of code, managed development teams, and consulted with dozens of technology firms on product, marketing, and R&D strategy.
Stephanie Mitchko is the Chief Technology Officer at Cadent Network, which provides solutions across cable, broadcast and Hispanic media. Cadent offers advertisers and agencies a dynamic, cost-effective alternative to traditional media networks. Stephanie graduated with a BSEE from New York University, Polytechnic School of Engineering.
Randy Halley is Executive Vice President at America First Credit Union responsible for the credit union's 109 branch network, lending, training and mortgage origination/processing. He has worked at various positions in the company for 40 years. He graduated with an MBA from Utah State University.
Namik Hrle is an IBM Fellow (IBM's highest technical recognition), and works in the IBM Boeblingen Development Laboratory and is the lab's Chief Information Management and Analytics Technologist, responsible for strategy and technology directions. He is a holder of numerous patents, outstanding technical achievements, author recognition and corporate awards.