2018 Presenter Bios

Rebecca Ator
Solutions Consultant – Informatica
Rebecca has been with Informatica since 2015 as a Solutions Consultant.  She has 7 years of experience in the data management space, both as a developer and as a consultant.  She specializes in solutions for Higher Education and State Government.  Rebecca is based out of Austin, Texas.

Sarah Bauer
Program Manager, Institutional Data Governance – Purdue University
Sarah began at Purdue focusing on student data research and partnering with IT as a business analyst.  She has been a data-area director within Enrollment Management and the Office of the President. She led the IT reporting team for Banner ODS/EDW implementation.  She was instrumental in forming the Business Intelligence Competency Center.  Her BI community liaison role allowed for growth in enterprise subject areas, including HR/Finance. The need for an enterprise view of data led to her current data governance focus. Reporting to the chief data officer allows her to work at the institutional level with central and academic areas.

Neil Belcher
Business Intelligence Engineer, Data Modeler – Cornell University
Neil Belcher has 18 years of higher education business intelligence experience working for Cornell Information Technologies. Mr. Belcher specializes in Dimensional Data Modeling in a wide array of data domains: Financials, Student Administration, Alumni Affairs, Research Administration, Campus Life, Time Tracking, and Vet Med.

Eady Broscheit
Lead, Business Intelligence Systems – Regis University
Ms. Eady Broscheit has over 20 years of database design and development experience, with almost 10 of those being in data warehousing and integration.  Ms. Broscheit earned her Master’s in Computer Science, Database Technologies from Regis University and was hired in 2012 to start the “Business Intelligence” and “Data Governance” initiatives for Regis.  Ms. Broscheit also teaches Data Warehouse Design at the Graduate level and Computer Information Systems at the Undergraduate level.

Ted Bross
Senior Director, Center for Data, Analytics & Reporting – Princeton University
Ted has many years of experience in Higher Education, working in a variety of institutions and roles. His current position is Director of the Center for Data, Analytics and Reporting (CeDAR) at Princeton. Prior to Princeton, he worked as the Associate Director of Institutional Research at the University of Pennsylvania, and both the Director of Administrative Computing and Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Thomas Jefferson University (Pennsylvania). He is one of the founders of HEDW, serving on the HEDW Board for many years, including being its President in 2010. He is also a charter member of the Cognos Higher Education User Group, holds a doctorate from Rutgers University in Adult Development and Learning, has presented at numerous professional conferences and has had multiple papers published in professional journals.

Adithya Buddhavara
Partner – Datagaps
Adithya is Partner/Advisor for datagaps. Adithya was previously a Product Strategy Manager in the Life Sciences Team at Oracle Corporation. He has over 11 years of experience in the areas of Customer Relationship Management, Software as a Service, Product Management & Engineering. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and an MBA from Duke University. He is passionate about providing education to underprivileged children and is on the Board of Directors for Bighelp (http://www.bighelp.org).

Robert Carpenter
Associate Provost for Analytics – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Robert E. Carpenter is Associate Provost for Analytics and Institutional Assessment and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Associate Provost, his charge is to advise the Provost and the campus on the use of analytics to support strategic planning, guide the development, deployment, and integration of analytics to improve student success, shorten time to degree, and better understand the impact of resource allocation decisions.  He also advises several technology firms on the development of their higher education analytics platforms, and currently serves as a member of the executive committee for the APLU Commission on Information, Measurement, and Analysis (CIMA)

Heather Chapman
Director of Academic Analytics – Weber State University
Heather Chapman can read a spreadsheet, scatterplot, or line chart and can (usually) understand (most of) those symbols and letters that show up in a results section or statistical output. She has a passion for creating visualizations that tell a good story to people who are afraid of or uncomfortable with all that data. In her free time she likes to read, garden, or be outside. One of her favorite activities is teaching stakeholders that “pie is for eating, not for charts and graphs.”

Nick Chaviano
Developer, Business Intelligence – Georgia Institute of Technology
Nick Chaviano is a Business Intelligence Developer for Enterprise Data Management (EDM) at Georgia Tech, a leading research and technology institution. Nick is working to develop reporting solutions within the Leading Insight Through Empowerment (LITE) Business Intelligence Center which provides reports and data for business users across campus. Prior to joining EDM, Nick’s background was in institutional research (IR), as he worked previously in the IR offices at Georgia Tech and Florida State University.

Miriam Clark
Business Intelligence Lead, Kansas State University

Andrew Cluff
Senior Business Intelligence Engineer – Brigham Young University
Andrew Cluff is a Senior Engineer on the Business Intelligence Team at Brigham Young University’s Office of Information Technology.  When he is not woodworking or cycling, or swimming in data, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

Ian Czarnezki
Director of Operations, Office of the Vice President for Research, Kansas State University

James Dick
Research Analyst – Prince George’s Community College
James Dick is a Research Analyst in the Office of Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness at Prince George’s Community College. In his role, James focuses on striking the correct balance between the technical side of IR (data warehousing, business intelligence, & reporting) and the contextual side (data stewardship, interpretation, & education).

Steve Fischer
Senior Director, BI & Analytics – The Ohio State University
Steve Fischer is Senior Director of BI & Analytics in the Office of the CIO at The Ohio State University. His group oversees several data warehouses and marts, and two reporting platforms. He also serves as BI, Analytics Reporting Lead on Ohio State’s Enterprise Project, an initiative to deploy Workday Finance, HCM, and Student. In this role, he oversees the work of building new data environment in the cloud and the Tableau Enterprise Server. He has Bachelors’ degrees in Communication and Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration from Ohio State. He and his wife Jodi have 3 children.

Kimberly Ford
Director, Data Analytics & Operational Excellence – Walden University
Dr. Kimberly Ford is Director, Data Analytics & Operational Excellence in the Center for Faculty Excellence at Walden University. With over 25 years of data, metrics, analysis and reporting, she oversees, designs and develops data, reporting and analytics in support of quality initiatives and faculty performance management. She provides additional analytic support to the University for special projects such as retention, pilot programs and the lead faculty peer process model. Her experience also includes the support and analytics of business data including budgeting, linking metrics to KPIs, and developing and designing strategic plans to align business goals with KPIs.

Augie Freda
Campus Data Steward – University of Notre Dame
Since 2013, Augie Freda has been the Campus Data Steward at the University of Notre Dame.  He leads data stewardship and governance activities supporting the University’s use of information assets, including the governance efforts for Notre Dame’s BI initiative, “dataND”. Previously, Augie served 17 years in Notre Dame’s Development Office in corporate relations to prospect management, and in 2012 was awarded Notre Dame’s Presidential Award for Leadership.  Before Notre Dame, he spent 17 years with EDS (now HP) and GM in management, consulting and manufacturing engineering. He is a 1979 Notre Dame graduate with a degree in metallurgical engineering.

Kimberly Griffin
Director, Electronic Research Administration-Office for Sponsored Research – Northwestern University
Since 2013, Kim Griffin has been Director of Electronic Research Administration in the Office for Sponsored Research at Northwestern University. Prior to her role at Northwestern, she was a senior BI analyst at the University of Chicago, and a past HEDW board member.

Kristen Handley
IT Data Specialist-Whitman College (for WhereScape)
With 7 years of experience working within higher education at both public and private institutions, Kristen Handley currently leads Whitman College’s data warehousing initiative as a member of the Enterprise Technology team. Kristen also co-chairs Whitman’s Data Advisory Group, overseeing data governance, and is the team’s primary user of its WhereScape automation software. Kristen additionally has a background in institutional research.

Melissa Hartz
Associate Director, Institutional Research – Colby College
Melissa Hartz is passionate about making information beautiful, accessible, and easy to understand. After graduating with a degree in Communications and Journalism, she fell into a job in Big Data and has never looked back. Melissa is currently the Associate Director of Institutional Research at Colby College. She loves hiking, crocheting, and gardening.

Dawn Hemminger
Manager, Agile Software Release – University of Washington
Dawn Hemminger is an Agile Software Release Manager and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) at the University of Washington (UW). She has 20+ years of engineering leadership, systems service, training and quality assurance experience in the aeronautical and software industry, as well as 10+ years working as a community organizer and workshop leader. Her unique and diverse background in both the private and public sectors, demonstrates her strengths and accomplishments in planning, coaching, transparency, collaboration and implementation. When not evangelizing Agile and Lean practices, you can find Dawn hiking the beautiful trails of the Pacific Northwest.

Heidi Hiemstra, Ph.D.
Business Data Analyst – University of Kentucky
Heidi Hiemstra, PhD has thirteen years of experience in higher education analytics and data governance in the state, non-profit, and institutional sectors.  She holds a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College.  Heidi joined the University of Kentucky’s Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics team in January 2017 as a Business Data Analyst working with human resource data to improve HR decision support and operational data use.

Kevin Joseph
Director, Business Intelligence – UMBC

Kristin Kennedy
Director, Business Intelligence and Analytics – Arizona State University
Kristin Kennedy leads the Business Intelligence team in the University Analytics and Data Services group (part of central IT) at Arizona State University. Her teams help create and maintain dashboards and reports for the entire university. Whether by graphs, charts, maps or complicated queries, the teams help users get the data they need. By empowering the University to make data driven decisions, her teams help students to succeed and reach their goals. Kristin has over 20 years’ experience in higher education. She has worked in Information Technology for over 16 of those years.

Nick Kimmel
ETL Developer – Bowling Green State University
Nick Kimmel is currently the ETL Developer of the Data Warehouse team at Bowling Green State University.  He has been with BGSU in the ETL Developer role for 3 years and was previously employed at a consulting firm for six years as a software developer.  He earned his BS in Information Technology from Franklin University.

Steven Lonn
Director, Enrollment Research & Data Management – University of Michigan
Dr. Steven Lonn is the Director of Enrollment Research and Data Management in the University of Michigan’s Office of Enrollment Management. In his role, Steve designs and conducts policy research and is responsible for the high-level management and communication of enrollment data. Prior to his current position, Steve was the assistant director for assessment and evaluation in U-M’s Office of Academic Innovation. Steve earned his doctorate in learning technologies and Masters of Arts from U-M. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Yiorgos Marathias
CEO – Phytorion
Yiorgos has 31 years of experience in Higher Education.  Yiorgos started working with data, reporting and analytics in the late 80s at the University of Chicago.  At PeopleSoft, he initiated and oversaw its first operational and analytical reporting service for Higher Education before he and his senior team started Phytorion thirteen years ago.

John McGale
Architect & Manager – Performance Architects

Jeffrey Meteyer
Manager, Reporting & Analytics – University of Rochester
Jeff Meteyer has been with the University of Rochester since 2009 developing and managing data warehouse strategies and development teams. He is a graduate of St. John Fisher and received his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. When not focusing on data warehouse, he is actively working his current team of visualizers for the University’s Reporting and Analytics team, encouraging users to embrace tools like Cognos and Tableau for their reporting needs and analytic processes. He is a Lean Six Sigma practitioner and embraces a Customer First mentality.

Itzik Maoz
Senior Analytics Solution & Architect – Lighthouse Computer Services
Prior to working at Lighthouse, Itzik served as Practice Leader and later as the Business Analytics Director for Creative Computing, delivering extensive value to clients by managing complete system development life cycles, including full data integration, business intelligence and corporate performance value chains. Having technical expertise in the areas of ETL, meta-data modeling, OLAP modeling, reporting, score carding, predictive and prescriptive modeling and performance management, Itzik has earned the reputation as a trusted advisor. With over 19 years of experience with advanced analytics, BI and data warehousing, his expertise spans a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, and finance. Itzik attended “Hamichlala Leminhal” college in Israel, earning degrees in Business Administration and management, information systems and computer science teaching diploma.

Jeff Montgomery
IT Services Coordinator of Application Development – Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

Dawn Moore
BI Architect – University of Iowa
Dawn worked at Microsoft for more than a decade, serving in a number of capacities in IT, including Knowledge Management Service Owner and Incident Management Global Process Owner, before focusing on business intelligence for the last several years.  While on a BI team at Microsoft, she led the development of a robust reporting suite for a Six Sigma project to eliminate server defects as well as an extensive suite of incident management dashboards.  She left Microsoft and moved back to Iowa in September of 2015 to join the University of Iowa’s new BI Shared Service Center (BISSC). Since joining BISSC, she has acted as an architect and the primary developer for the BISSC dashboard solutions.

Yuko Mulugetta
Chief Analytics Officer – Ithaca College
Dr. Yuko Mulugetta is the inaugural Chief Analytics Officer at Ithaca College, NY.  A recognized leader in the field of predictive analytics technology, she has nearly forty research publications which led to IBM granting their highest recognition award to Ithaca College in 2014.  Currently, she serves on the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) Survey Project Team which focuses on redesigning the Analytics Maturity and Deployment Indices in the CDS Survey; and the Strategic Planning Team for NEAIR (Northeast Association for Institutional Research).  Her interests include: predictive analytics, EDW architecture in the cloud, and data governance systems.

Jack Neill
Vice President – HelioCampus

Daniel Newhart
Asst. Vice Provost & Director, Student Affairs Research, Evaluation & Planning – Oregon State University
Daniel Newhart currently serves as an Assistant Vice Provost for the Division of Student Affairs at Oregon State, as well as the Director of Student Affairs Research, Evaluation and Planning. He is the past chair of the Student Affairs Assessment Leaders, a national organization for those leading assessment in student affairs. Daniel’s work at OSU relates to using data to make decisions to support student success.

Uche Nwoke
PhD Graduate of Biostatistics – University of Iowa
Ms. Uche Nwoke is a second year PhD graduate of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa and is a Research Graduate Assistant for the Retention Analytics Project. Uche received her Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from St. Cloud State University. During that time, she was a research assistant for student enrollment and retention and was later hired as a research scientist. Uche is tasked with data cleaning, model building and implementation using R and provides technical support to the team.

David Pacific
Senior Consultant, Analytics Practice – Lighthouse Computer Services
David has been an analytics consultant for over 12-years with a focus around Higher Education.  With a passion for data, his analytics experience has grown very broad while utilizing tools such as IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects, Qlik, Tableau, Power BI, SQL Server and Reporting Services, and Blackbaud CRM to name a few. David a graduate of Saint Anselm College with a degree in Computer Science (with an emphasis in Business) and gained recognition for obtaining the highest GPA within the Computer Science program.  He is an IBM Certified Master Instructor and holds a number of development and administrative certifications.

Julie Parmenter
Manager, Enterprise Decision Support Services – Indiana University
Julie Parmenter is the manager for Enterprise Decision Support Services at Indiana University. A longtime IT professional, she has been working on Data Warehouse projects and Business Intelligence solutions for over fifteen years.

Kyle Quass
Data Architect – Indiana University
Kyle Quass is the Data Architect for the Decision Support Initiative at Indiana University.  After a tour in the Army and gathering a couple of degrees in Jazz Studies, he began his career as a starving artist in NYC and unknowingly began his career in IT.  Starting out as a MS Office Specialist, in common language a temp, he has since worked as a PeopleSoft developer, ETL developer, DBA, and Data Architect, somehow managing to accumulate 20’ish years in the IT field.

Michael Rebar, Ph.D.
Director of Systems Integration – CEdO of Oregon
Dr. Rebar has more than 30 years of experience working in early childhood, K-12, and higher education. Since 2008 he has played a leadership role in Oregon’s SLDS efforts, first at the Oregon Department of Education, and now at the Chief Education Office. He is passionate about providing high-quality low-latency data to support improved educational outcomes.

Brenda Reeb
Sr. Data Consultant – IData Incorporated
Brenda Reeb is an expert in data management, data governance, and the information needs of data users.  With over 20 years experience in higher education, she helps people use data easily and confidently.

Mark Richards
Consulting Partner – EKS&H
Mark has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including application development and support, database administration, data modeling, system migration, enterprise reporting (BI), and data integration. Mark combines logical thinking and creativity to help clients achieve their data and reporting goals. Prior to joining EKS&H, Mark was a managing director at Infolink Consulting and has held various positions at IBM Global Services (both in the U.K. and U.S.) and in public education.

Daniel Riehs
Lead Technology Associate – Boston College
Dan joined Boston College’s newly-formed office of Institutional Research in 2006 as a web applications developer. His position quickly evolved to play a key role in the creation of a modern business intelligence infrastructure at BC. He contributes as a developer, business analyst, and quality assurance lead experiences, on which he draws in his current strategic position as Lead Technology Associate. He is currently enrolled part-time in the MBA program at BC.

John Rome
Deputy CIO & BI Strategist – Arizona State University
John Rome is the Deputy CIO and BI Strategist at Arizona State University (ASU).  He is an experienced IT leader, educator, consultant, technologist and innovator with a long history of working in higher education. John is a pioneer of data warehousing in higher education, building ASU’s data warehouse in the early 1990’s.  He is also an instructor in the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business.  His areas of expertise include information technology strategy, analytics/business intelligence, data governance, organization development, program management, big data, public cloud development and deployment, and most recently, voice-enabled interfaces. His special interests include student mentoring and learning science.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clarke University (Iowa) and a MBA from Arizona State University.

Craig Rudick
Executive Director, Institutional Research & Lead Data Scientist – University of Kentucky
Craig Rudick is the Executive Director of Institutional Research and Lead Data Scientist at the University of Kentucky. His team conducts quantitative data analyses with the aim of improving student success and improving the efficiency of the University’s business operations. Craig is also heavily involved in designing the architecture of UK’s data warehouse, integrating new data sources, and making data available and easily consumable across the campus Analytics Community of Practice. He has worked in this role since July 2013. Previously, Craig earned a Ph.D. in theoretical astrophysics, and worked as an academic post-doctoral researcher in that field.

Susan Schaefer
Data Warehouse Analyst – University of Utah
Susan Schaefer has worked in the Office of Budget and Analysis at the University of Utah since 2013. During the last two years, she has worked with the data warehouse team to bring in IR’s definitions of student, faculty, and financial data. She received her B.S. in Economics from Idaho State University in 2013.

Ken Schreihofer
Manager of IT, Division of Student Affairs – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Ken Schreihofer is the Manager of IT for the Division of Student Affairs at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He is responsible for advancing initiatives for the departments within Student Affairs, via improving business applications, reporting/analytics, and new partnerships. In his spare time, Ken volunteers with the Maryland State planning board for FIRST LEGO League. Ken holds a B.S. in Information Systems from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and a M.S. in Information Systems from UMBC.

Michael Sheppard
Assistant Director, Information Quest, ITS – University of Michigan
Mike is the service manager for Data Services and is responsible for strategic direction and product roadmaps for Information Quest’s data warehouse, data integration and application development technology. He is also the service manager for UM’s API Directory and Chair of the API Governance Council. Mike is the co-founder of UM’s Data Integration Community of Practice.

Theresa Sherwood
Data Warehouse Architect – Bowling Green State University
Theresa Sherwood is currently a data warehouse architect at Bowling Green State University.  She has over twenty years of experience in higher education, including eight years as an Enterprise Reporting team member at BGSU.  Theresa has worked with data from many different areas of higher education including Admissions, Enrollment, Human Resources, Finance, Institutional Research, and Sponsored Program and Research.  She has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration majoring in Information Systems and an MBA specializing in Information Systems, both from the University of Toledo.

Greg Siino
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Business Intelligence – University of California, Davis
Greg Siino is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Intelligence at the University of California, Davis.  Prior to joining UC Davis, Greg was the Director of Data Services and Business Intelligence at California State University, Sacramento. Greg has over 25 years of IT experience including extensive experience working in the high-tech industry managing the implementation of global strategic initiatives. Greg earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from California Polytechnic State University and a Masters of Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento. He is certified as both a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).

Jason Simon, Ph.D.
Asst. Vice President, Data, Analytics, & Institutional Research – University of North Texas
Jason leads a data warehouse unit designed to bring together data sources across enrollment, finance, academic and student affairs to promote data informed decision-making. Jason has also led teams in advancement, student affairs, academic affairs and finance and administration. Jason brings these diverse perspectives to his work supporting creative data solutions for strategically important challenges facing higher education. Jason serves as affiliate faculty member in higher education and recently authored a book chapter titled “Linking Planning, Ownership, Governance and Execution: Fundamental Steps in Building an Effective Data Culture” in Cultivating a Data Culture in Higher Education (Routledge Publishers-in press).

Robert Silcher
Analytics Director – Phytorion
Robert has 26 years of experience in Higher Education. Originally a Records developer for the University of Waterloo, Robert worked for PeopleSoft’s Higher Ed Consulting group and directly for a number of U.S. universities in long-term engagements in various IT positions. Robert has been a senior Phytorion member for over a decade.

Elizabeth Snow-Trenkle
Consulting Manager – EKS&H
Elizabeth Snow-Trenkle is a business analytics professional with eight years of experience directly in higher education and a further seven years of consulting. She has strong problem-solving and analytical skills and is recognized for her patience and attention to detail when working with customers. Elizabeth has a documented track record for achieving customer success through project management, report development, mentoring, and training.

Steve Sporinsky
Business Intelligence/Tableau Consultant – University of Notre Dame
Steve holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Indiana University.  His career experience spans from the 3M Company to the University of Notre Dame.  Now in his 20th year with ND’s Office of Information Technologies (OIT), his work energies remain entrenched in the customers’ needs and perspectives.  When ND departments clamored for more dedicated I.T. support, Steve helped implement a distributed services model that embedded IT staff throughout the University.  Currently a member of the Business Intelligence team, Steve’s role as a Tableau support specialist and instructor provides even more opportunities to foster relationships between the OIT and its campus customers.

Dimuthu Tilakaratne
Assistant Vice President, Decision Support – University of Illinois
Data warehousing and Business Intelligence (BI) professional with 15 years of higher education experience with a proven track record in organizational leadership, successful project management, staff development and BI development. Dimuthu is a strong advocate of the use of self-service tools, empowering everyone to take advantage of organizational data, while championing opportunities for innovation in data analytics to better serve the University community.

Shelly Turner
Lead Developer, Data Integration – University of Michigan
Shelly Turner is a Data Integration Developer Lead on the Information Quest team at the University of Michigan. She has been a part of the UofMI Data Warehouse and BI team since 1998. She has worked in various roles doing design, requirements gathering and development. She is currently Co-Facilitator of the Data Integration Community of Practice (CoP) at UofMI. Prior to joining UofMI she worked in DW/BI departments at various insurance companies and for the Target Corporation. Shelly has attended numerous HEDW conferences, starting with the 2005 conference held at Northwestern University.

Brenda Ulin
Lead BI Shared Service Center – University of Iowa
Brenda has served as an Oracle DBA, Data Architect and BI Architect at the University of Iowa for over 25 years. Over the years she has been the primary data architect for many enterprise systems, including the in-house developed Student Information System. Brenda was responsible for implementing the University Data Warehouse, which has grown to over 20 subject areas and 18 terabytes of data. She leads the Business Intelligence Shared Service Center (BISSC) and chairs both the Institutional Data Users Group (IDUG) and Business Intelligence Community (BIC@UI). She facilitates strategic BI planning and roadmap initiatives such as the University-wide BI Needs Assessment. BISSC provides data modeling, ETL, data analytics and business intelligence solutions to collegiate and administrative units across the University.

Keith Van Eaton
Metadata Manager – University of Washington
Keith Van Eaton is the Metadata Manager for Enterprise Information, Integration & Analytics at the University of Washington in Information Technology-Information Management. Keith has been the Metadata Manager for UW-IT’s Enterprise Data Warehouse since April, 2015. Serving as the content manager for the UW’s metadata repository, Keith works across campus to help define the institutional metadata associated with the warehouse and reports using warehouse data. When not chasing after 2 delightful children with his wife, Keith can be found in Washington’s peaks and fire lookouts, playing guitar, or in search of new ale houses.

Pieter Visser
Solutions Architect – University of Washington
Pieter is a Solutions Architect in the Enterprise Information, Integration and Analytics group at the University of Washington. He helps design and implement solutions for Business Intelligence, Metadata, Analytics and the Enterprise Data Warehouse. He is a Neo4j Certified Professional and loves to demonstrate the power of Knowledge Graphs.

Joanne Wilhelm
Software Engineer – Indiana University
Joanne Wilhelm is a Software Engineer and Scrum Master (Agile Coach) for the Decision Support Initiative at Indiana University (IU). Since 2005 she has worked within University Information Technology Services, IU’s central IT organization, focusing on building and delivering enterprise business intelligence, analytics, and data warehouse services.  Prior to this, she held positions in data analysis, planning, finance, and budgeting. Joanne has been a member of HEDW since 2005 and participated in hosting the conference at Indiana University-Bloomington in 2009.

Narendar Yalamanchilli
Product Development and Support – datagaps
Narendar oversees Product Development and Support for datagaps. He has over 16 years of well rounded project life cycle experience in multiple areas of Federal Government and Enterprise software development including Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, Data Migration and Business Intelligence. Narendar was previously a Manager at Oracle Corporation responsible for implementing Oracle BI Applications for Oracle Corporation. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering and a Bachelors degree from IIT Kharagpur.