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  • Akio Oka

    Akio Oka

    Chief Information Officer, Semiconductor & Storage Products Company

    Toshiba Corporation | Japan

    Mr. Akio Oka is Chief Information Officer, Semiconductor & Storage Products Company at Toshiba Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. He joined Toshiba in 1984, and during his career of nearly 30 years has worked on the IT systematization of structural analysis, 3D-CAD/CAM, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) construction within business units ranging from nuclear power generation, dynamo machines, medical apparatus, personal computers, mobile phones, and household appliances.

    Akio contributes to the management of the Semiconductor & Storage Products Company as an expert in environmental impact data analysis, drawing on his significant experience of IT-related businesses within the Toshiba group. He believes that data-driven decisions that leverage the power of business intelligence contribute significantly to business success. He is also involved in the advancement of business systems such as monozukuri, supply chain management, and customer relationship management.

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    • Presenter: Gartner Business Intelligence Summit, Tokyo, May 2013

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  • Andy Quirin

    Andy Quirin

    Consultant Manager

    Sogeti Consulting | United States of America

    Mr. Andy Quirin is Consultant Manager at Sogeti Consulting, a leading provider of technology and software testing, specializing in Application, Infrastructure and Engineering Services, and a subsidiary of Cap Gemini. He is part of Sogeti's Business Intelligence Management practice and heads up the Data Visualization Center of Excellence in Houston, TX, where he leads a team of data analysts and developers making data simple, actionable, and easy to consume.

    Prior to joining Sogeti, Andy was Manager of Operations, Strategy & Support at Rackspace, where he worked in several business units including Enterprise Business Intelligence, Management Information Systems, Data Warehousing, Product, and Sales Operations. He is an active champion of leveraging the power of business intelligence to make data-driven decisions, and regularly contributes to Business Intelligence thought leadership through presentations and blogs, where he shares his thoughts and experiences on the evolution of reporting and data self-service. 

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  • Darren Freeman

    Darren Freeman

    Director of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

    HealthSouth Corporation | United States of America

    Mr. Darren Freeman is Director of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing at HealthSouth Corporation, America’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, based in Birmingham, Alabama. He joined HealthSouth in 1997 and worked in various roles supporting the company’s PeopleSoft ERP system. In 2004, Darren headed up a pivotal project, working with a team of highly skilled people to design and implement HealthSouth’s data warehouse from the ground up.

    In late 2009, Darren led the business intelligence (BI) team in the creation of HealthSouth’s premier enterprise management BI environment, BEACON, which uses QlikView as its platform. This environment has transformed the way hospital senior executives are able to do their jobs, translating into better patient care and clinical efficiency. As a result of this highly successful implementation, HealthSouth received CIO Magazine’s “CIO 100” Award in 2011 as one of the 100 most innovative companies in the United States.

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  • Jay Deblank

    Jay DeBlank

    Senior Manager, Planning & Analytics

    7-Eleven | United States of America

    Mr. Jay DeBlank is Senior Manager, Planning & Analytics at 7-Eleven’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas. 7-Eleven is the world’s largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores. In this role, Jay leads the development of merchandise planning and operational performance analytics, providing senior management with intelligence that identifies opportunities to maximize sales and profits for over 7,500 US domestic stores. Prior to joining 7-Eleven, Jay worked at Blockbuster Entertainment for more than 12 years, serving as the Director of Retail Inventory Management overseeing processes related to allocation, replenishment, and assortment planning analytics.

    Jay serves as the lead analytics support advisor to 7-Eleven’s merchandising and operations communities. He is a big advocate of leveraging QlikView’s core values to deliver actionable insights: challenging the conventional, moving fast, having an open and straight-forward approach, taking responsibility for the results, and keeping the team’s goals and needs at the forefront.

    Qlik Luminary Credentials

    • Presenter: Gartner Business Intelligence Summit, Texas, March 2013

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  • Jeremy Smith

    Jeremy Smith

    Senior Manager, Distribution Optimisation

    BT Financial Group | Australia

    Mr. Jeremy Smith is Senior Manager, Distribution Optimisation at BT Financial Group, a division of Westpac Group, based in Sydney, Australia. In his current role, he is responsible for business performance and strategy, including designing and implementing sustainable and scalable business intelligence and business planning frameworks. Jeremy started his career as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, and has more than 20 years of experience in wealth management and financial services in a variety of roles.

    As an experienced and skilled business leader, his passion is bringing data to life in ways that engage the entire business around strategic priorities and influences decisions to drive growth. He has taken a highly innovative approach to user adoption and change management at BT Financial Group, and believes that connecting data, people and projects is the key to changing the way that companies create and apply business insights.

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  • Johann Prenninger

    Johann Prenninger

    Head of Field Data Analytics

    BMW AG | Germany

    Dr. Johann Prenninger is Head of Field Data Analytics at BMW AG, a manufacturer of premium automobiles and motorcycles, at the company’s headquarters in Munich, Germany. In his current role, he is responsible for broadening and intensifying the use of field vehicle data analytics to support all of BMW’s relevant business processes. Following a career in production technologies and process automation, he joined BMW in 2000 as Head of Logistics at the BMW Engine factory in Austria, and subsequently worked in various management roles in production, logistics, R&D, and post-sales.

    Since 2006, Johann has specialized in electric/electronic supply chains, focusing on data mining and predictive analytics of vehicle data from the field. An enthusiastic proponent of business intelligence and data analytics, he is the author of several published articles on supply chain management and best practices, and frequently shares his expertise through participation in conferences and public events.

    Qlik Luminary Credentials

    • Keynote speaker: QlikView Business Discovery World Tour Düsseldorf, September 2012
    • Panelist: QlikView Business Discovery World Tour Düsseldorf, September 2012
    • Presenter: QlikTech Global Analyst Summit, November 2012
    • Presenter: QlikView Business Discovery World Tour Düsseldorf, September 2012

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  • Keith Carter

    Keith Carter

    Visiting Senior Fellow Decision Sciences, Business School

    National University of Singapore | Singapore

    Professor Keith Carter is Visiting Senior Fellow Decision Sciences at the National University of Singapore’s Business School, where he also spearheads the QlikView Academic Program. As a global supply chain executive, Keith’s career has encompassed roles with Accenture, Goldman Sachs, and Estee Lauder, where he led projects to propel company growth, drive change, and increase productivity. He combines being an IT visionary with practical, real-world implementation of new capabilities.

    Keith is well-known as a keynote speaker at conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia where he shares his expertise on topics including end-to-end supply chain visibility, big data, actionable intelligence, purchasing, risk management, financial intelligence, and corporate strategy. He is an Advisory Board member for eWeek Magazine. Keith is as an “ideas” man, solving complex problems with innovative technologies, process re-engineering, and change management. He is currently writing a book about big data and actionable intelligence with contributions from Donald Farmer and Cliff Siegel.

    Qlik Luminary Credentials

    • Article: Business Times, Singapore, July 2013
    • Keynote speaker: QlikTech/Ashisuto event, Tokyo, June 2013
    • Media interviews: Japanese publications, June 2013
    • Article: Think Business, Singapore, June 2013
    • Presenter: QlikView Business Discovery World Tour Singapore, March 2013
    • Chairman: Mobile Internet and Cloud Computing, Singapore, March 2013
    • Keynote speaker: Global Supply Chain Conference, Shanghai, June 2012
    • Presenter: TAPA Security Conference Asia, Singapore, November 2012
    • Keynote speaker: Terrapin Supply Chain Conferences, September/October 2012
    • Presenter: Gartner Business Intelligence Conference, Los Angeles, May 2011

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  • Mats-Olov Eriksson

    Mats-Olov Eriksson

    Architect, Data Platforms

    King | Sweden

    Mr. Mats-Olov Eriksson is Architect, Data Platforms at global online gaming giant, King in Stockholm, Sweden. A proactive enthusiast of data and analytics, he has gained considerable experience of designing and building large data architectures and putting them into action throughout his career in the telecoms, finance, and online gaming industries. In his current role, Mats-Olov is responsible for the facilitation of data analytics, and for the tracking, storage, and processing of data across all platforms at King – a highly dynamic environment where billions of records are added each and every day.

    As a highly visible and respected member of the big data community, he regularly contributes his knowledge and experience to discussions about how to make huge volumes of data accessible in the most cost-effective and efficient way. His enthusiasm for the online gaming world is because he believes it provides an environment where creativity meets cutting-edge technology.

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  • Michael Der

    Michael Der

    Director – Business Intelligence

    Mark Anthony Group | Canada

    Mr. Michael Der is Director of Business Intelligence at Mark Anthony Group, the leading privately-owned importer and distributor of fine wine, premium beer, and specialty beverages in Canada, and creators of the popular Mike’s Hard Lemonade brand in North America. Based in Vancouver, Canada, he is responsible for three critical areas that support business units in the United States and Canada: re-engineering the organization's data warehouse; advancing the analytical software suites/tools; and improving the reporting platforms. Michael is a business professional with a specialty in Business Intelligence/Analytics and more than 13 years of experience, spanning technical and strategic management roles.

    Michael’s responsibility for developing his organization’s long-term strategic direction for business intelligence began by fostering a culture where business analytics is integral to decision making. He is an expert in the alcoholic beverage industry, with extensive experience in consumer packaged goods, and is recognized as a champion for data quality, integrity and information transparency.

    Qlik Luminary Credentials

    • Keynote speaker: QlikTech Internal Summit 2013, Phoenix, January 2013
    • Keynote speaker: Big Data World Canada, Toronto, March 2013
    • Presenter: QlikTech Customer Advisory Council, New York, February 2013

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  • Orlando Agrippa

    Orlando Agrippa

    CEO

    Draper & Dash | United Kingdom

    With a track record of turnaround senior management success in both private and public sector organisations of varying scale and complexity, Orlando has transformed the delivery of services and implementation processes to deliver lasting improvements. He has led services within organisations that faced financial and performance delivery challenges and has delivered award winning improvements through the use of hands on delivery, clear leadership, stakeholder engagement, and communication and negotiation skills. Orlando has championed turnaround strategies within multimillion pound organisations to drive up performance and visibility.

    Orlando has almost 10 years of experience in the delivery of Business Informatics, 2 years of Retail Sales and Marketing and a working history with diverse groups of professionals. He has supported a host of NHS organisations with a wealth of knowledge around the seamless planning, development and delivery of Business Informatics through QlikView data discovery and other platforms. Orlando also has the privilege of being only NHS /healthcare Charter Qlik Luminary representative for Europe, among 10 Charter Qlik Luminaries globally.

    Orlando now runs the healthcare analytics company, Draper & Dash as CEO, where he spends most of his time working with his internal management, business development and delivery teams on ensuring that the solutions they deliver provides value to their clients and patients.

    As a high-profile, senior IT innovator, he is a firm advocate of the QlikView solution as a way of overcoming the constant battle that businesses have with lots of data, but little intelligence. Orlando regularly contributes to industry discussions on changing the way that information is used to enable smarter day-to-day decisions and increase operational efficiency.

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