October 7-9, 2024
Orlando, FL

Keynote Speakers

Sol Rashidi

Sol Rashidi

Sol Rashidi is an acclaimed figure in artificial intelligence, data, and technology, and her contributions shape the industry’s future. Her pivotal role in launching IBM’s Watson in 2011 marked one of AI’s earliest global applications, setting a precedent for over three dozen large-scale AI projects she would lead. Throughout her illustrious career, Sol has been at the vanguard of creating, conceptualizing, and implementing groundbreaking data and AI solutions.

With eight patents, Sol’s innovative spirit has been recognized and utilized in leadership roles across some of the world’s most prestigious organizations. Her diverse experience includes serving as Chief Analytics Officer at Estée Lauder, Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Merck Pharmaceutical, Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer at Sony Music, Chief Data & AI Officer at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Senior Partner in charge of the Digital & Innovation Practice at Ernst & Young, and Partner at IBM, where she led the Watson Go-To-Market strategy.

Currently, Sol leverages her vast expertise as an advisor, consultant, and fractional Chief Data Officer (CDO) & Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAIO), guiding companies in enhancing their strategic initiatives.

Manish Sood

Manish Sood

Manish is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Reltio, the first cloud-native, software-as-a-service (SaaS) data platform. An entrepreneur with a vision of the big-picture ways data can drive business and industry transformations, Manish founded Reltio in 2011 to help organizations accelerate the value of their data and deliver on business outcomes. Since its inception, Manish has led Reltio’s evolution from the concept stage to a high-growth company valued at $1.7 billion with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

Manish previously led product strategy and management for the Master Data Management (MDM) platform at Informatica and Siperian. During his career, Manish has architected some of the largest and most widely used data management solutions used by most Fortune 500 companies today. Manish holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Andhra University College of Engineering.

Mainstage Speakers

Asha Saxena
Founder & CEO

Laura Merling
Global Transformation Executive

James Lupton
Chief Technology Officer

Ravit Jain
Founder & Host

Hear from data leaders

Amy Whisnant
Director of Product Platform Management

Bijan Yeylaghi
Senior Product Owner, Data Products

Roselin Daniel
SVP Enterprise Technology

Chad Lindsey
Vice President of Enterprise Systems and Data & Analytics

Ross Schalmo
Chief Data Officer

Nik Kashyap
Head of Data and Insights

Kimberly Choate
Director, Data Delivery and Big Data

Alex Langhorne
Data Governance Manager

Rufus William
VP Data Strategy & Management

Vamshi (Vamsheekher) Andhe
Director, IT Data and Business Intelligence

Marcie Stoetzel
Sr. Manager Enterprise Core Data Management

A.J. Varganin
Director, Engineering

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