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What to Expect During the 4th-Annual Solutions Review BI Insight Jam on December 15

What to Expect During the 4th-Annual Solutions Review BI Insight Jam on December 15

What to Expect During the 4th-Annual Solutions Review BI Insight Jam on December 15

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A schedule of events for Solutions Review’s 2022 BI Insight Jam, a community web event for enterprise technologists. This year’s event theme is Cloud Data Architectures: Best Practices for Managing, Analyzing, and Governing Data in the Cloud featuring an exclusive best practices guide by industry analyst Philip Russom Ph.D.

What is the BI Insight Jam?

The BI Insight Jam is a data management and analytics community web event. Solutions Review editors are bringing the best and brightest minds in the industry together for a one-day social media gathering. Participants will include industry analysts, experts, influencers, practitioners, and software solution providers under the hashtag #BIInsightJam.

This year Solutions Review is doubling down on its popular Expert Panel segments to meet the demand for what its editors do best; bring industry experts together to publish the web’s leading content for enterprise technologists.

Join the largest data management and analytics software buyer and practitioner community

Solutions Review Data Management and Analytics is the largest software buyer and practitioner community on the web. Our Universe of Influence reach is more than 7 million business and IT decision-makers, as well as C-suite and other top management professionals. Our readers primarily use us as an enterprise technology news source and trusted resource for solving some of their most complex problems.

Our collection of vendor-agnostic buyer’s resources help data management and analytics buyers and practitioners during the research and discovery phase of a buying cycle. This critical stage of information gathering is where buyers narrow down the field of solution providers to a short-list they plan to engage. The mission of Solutions Review is to make it easier for buyers of data management and analytics software to connect with the best providers.

Event Details

Uncover insights personalized to your interests. From analysts to IT and the Public Sector, there is sure to be something for everyone. Solutions Review editors will be breaking the web event into three main tracks so you can find the insights that are best for you:

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Advice for BI, analytics, and data management software buyers featuring 16 expert insights; a new one every 15 minutes!

11:00 AM: Executive Roundtable: Cloud Data Architectures: Best Practices for Managing, Analyzing, and Governing Data in the Cloud featuring panel moderator Philip Russom, Ph.D. and Mark Diamond on LinkedIn and YouTube

Moderator: Philip Russom Ph.D., Industry Analyst for Data and Analytics

Philip Russom, Ph.D.

Philip Russom is a well-known figure in data management, data warehousing (DW), data integration (DI), big data, and analytics, having worked as an industry analyst for 25 years, producing over 650 research reports, magazine articles, speeches, and webinars. He covered data management for Gartner, TDWI, Forrester Research, Giga Information Group, Hurwitz Group, and his own private analyst practice.

Mark Diamond, Contoural

Mark DiamondMark Diamond is CEO of Contoural, the largest independent provider of Records & Information Management and Litigation Readiness Consulting Services. He is also Founder and program administrator of the Association of Corporate Counsel Data Steward program, the industry-leading law firm and legal service provider information security assessment, benchmark and accreditation program.

Slawomir Ligier, Privacera

Slawomir (Slawek) Ligier

Slawek Ligier has over 20 years of executive experience managing product development, engineering, and operations.  The most recent chapter of his career was focused on building cybersecurity solutions for enterprises of all sizes.  He was part of the executive team bringing new and innovative products to the market at companies such as McAfee, Skyhigh, Barracuda, Safenet, Symantec, and Verisign.

Anil Inamdar, Instaclustr

Anil InamdarAnil Inamdar is the VP & Head of Data Solutions at Instaclustr by NetApp. He has 20+ years of experience in data and analytics roles. Prior to Instaclustr, he held data and analytics leadership roles at Dell EMC, Accenture, and Visa, among others. Anil lives and works in the Bay Area.

Gary Hagmueller, Arcion

Gary HagmuellerGary Hagmueller, CEO of Arcion Labs, has been a leader in the tech industry for more than 20 years. With a deep focus on data infrastructure, AI, machine learning, and enterprise software, he has raised over $1.3 billion in debt and equity and played a key role in creating over $10 billion in enterprise value through two IPOs and four M&A exits. Previous to Arcion, he was CEO of CLARA Analytics, COO of Ayasdi, and CFO of Zuora.

Tom Nats, Starburst

Tom Nats Tom Nats is Director of Customer Solutions at Starburst. He has over 25 years of hands-on experience in data warehousing, data lakes, data integration, and architecture. His current technical focuses include assisting customers with architecting the next generation of data analytics infrastructure including helping with the quickly growing adoption of Presto as the industry-standard query engine of choice.

12:00 PM: Executive Roundtable: Key Considerations for Evaluating Cloud Data Platforms – brought to you by CelerData & DataStax and featuring moderator Shawn Rogers on LinkedIn and YouTube

Moderator: Shawn Rogers, Data & Analytics Thought Leader

Shawn Rogers is a 20+ year industry veteran. He is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker, author, and instructor/influencer on Cloud technologies, AI/ML, IoT, business intelligence, big data, data management, SaaS, and social analytics. His latest book, Analytics: How to Win with Intelligence, is available on Amazon (and comes recommended from our editorial team).

Li Kang, CelerData

Li KangLi Kang serves as CelerData’s VP of Strategy, helping guide the adoption of the company’s real-time analytics solutions into major enterprises across the globe. With over 20 years’ experience in software development, enterprise architecture, and consulting, Li now applies the lessons he’s learned towards helping technical leaders at some of the world’s largest data-driven companies transform their data assets into new insights.

Pranav Parekh, DataStax

Pranav Parekh is a proven go-to-market leader with more than 20 years of experience spanning consulting, development, products, pre-sales, and customer success at companies including Google, Apigee, Oracle, BEA Systems, and Akana. Pranav earned his MBA from Pepperdine University and, as a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, he is actively involved with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Ramneek Jaitla, Hitachi Vantara

Ramneed JaitlaRamneek Jaitla is a Director at Hitachi Vantara, and has more than 15 years of experience doing consulting work. He has led various big data and business intelligence initiatives for Fortune 500 companies as well. Ramneek has extensive experience in the telecommunications and oil and gas industries. He specializes in cloud and on-prem data lake implementations, managing teams, and information management.

Tomer Shiran, Dremio

Tomer ShiranTomer Shiran is the CEO and co-founder of Dremio. Prior to Dremio, he was VP Product and employee #5 at MapR, where he was responsible for product strategy, roadmap, and new feature development. As a member of the executive team, he helped grow the company from five employees to over 300 and 700 enterprise customers. Prior to MapR, Tomer held product management and engineering positions at Microsoft and IBM Research.

Armon Petrossia, Coalesce

Armon PetrossiaAs Co-Founder and CEO, Armon created Coalesce, the only data transformation tool built for scale. Coalesce is the first in its class to leverage a column-aware architecture. Prior, Armon was part of the founding team at WhereScape US, a leading provider of data automation software. At WhereScape, Armon served as national sales manager for almost a decade.

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Best practices segment for BI, analytics, and data management practitioners featuring 16 expert insights; a new one every 15 minutes!

1:00 PM: Executive Roundtable: Data Mesh, Data Fabric & Emerging Data Management Approaches – brought to you by Denodo and featuring moderator Robert Eve on LinkedIn and YouTube

Moderator: Robert Eve, Data Technology Advisor

Robert Eve

Robert (Bob) Eve is a data management thought leader who helps users and vendors achieve data-driven success. At Composite Software Bob helped define the data virtualization category and co-authored the first book on Data Virtualization, Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility. Bob has held executive leadership roles at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Mercury Interactive, Cisco, and TIBCO.

Kevin Bohan, Denodo

With a career spent on the cutting edge of technology and its integration with business processes, Kevin is currently the Director of Product Marketing at Denodo. Before joining Denodo, Kevin led strategic marketing activities for TIBCO with its cloud partner and led product marketing for TIBCO’s flagship integration technologies. He is the former SVP of Global Sales/Marketing for Proginet Corporation.

Juan Sequeda,

Juan SequedaJuan Sequeda is the Principal Scientist at He joined through the acquisition of Capsenta, a company he founded as a spin-off from his research. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin. Wearing his scientific hat, Juan’s goal is to reliably create knowledge from inscrutable data. His research interests are on the intersection of Logic and Data for (ontology-based) data integration and semantic/graph data management.

Andy Petrella, Kensu

Andy PetrellaAndy Petrella is the CPO and founder of Kensu, a data observability solution that helps data teams trust what they deliver and create more value from data. Andy is an entrepreneur with a background in data mining, data engineering, and data science. He is known as an early evangelist of Apache Spark and the Spark Notebook creator in the data community. Since 2015, Andy has been an O’Reilly instructor and author.

Kon Leong, ZL Tech

Kon LeongKon Leong is the chief executive officer of ZL Technologies. He studied at the IIT in Bombay, holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a degree in computer science from Concordia University. He spent more than eight years in various IT management and engineering positions and has created several successful startups, such as GigaLabs, a vendor of high-speed networking switches

Srujan Akula, The Modern Data Company

Srujan AkulaSrujan Akulaleads the long-term vision for The Modern Data Company as its co-founder and CEO. His expertise in building and leading high-performance teams spans several startups in the Bay Area, including VP of product for both Intertrust Technologies and Apsalar and as co-founder and CEO of Doot. Srujan also brings a wealth of product development, management, marketing, and sales experience as a former product manager for Greenroad and TeleNav.

2:00 PM: Executive Roundtable: Mastering Data Integrity & Data Quality in the Cloud-Age – brought to you by Monte Carlo, featuring panel moderator Susan Walsh – The Classification Guru, Tom Redman “the Data Doc”, and Prashanth Southekal, Ph.D. on LinkedIn and YouTube

Moderator: Susan Walsh, The Classification Guru

Susan Walsh Classification Guru

Susan is a specialist in data classification, taxonomy customization, and data cleansing, as well as the founder of The Classification Guru. She is an industry thought leader, TEDx speaker, and author of the published ‘Between the Spreadsheets: Classifying and Fixing Dirty Data’. Susan has also developed a methodology to accurately and efficiently classify, cleanse and check data for errors which will help prevent costly mistakes.

Will Robins, Monte Carlo

Will Robins Monte CarloWill Robins is a product manager and founding team member at Monte Carlo, a role in which he helps data teams achieve more reliable data through end-to-end data observability. Previously, he served as a post-sales leader for the company, spinning up their Customer Success function. He has led teams at Gainsight, the customer success software company, and in his free time, trades and collects historic coins.

Dr. Tom Redman, Data Quality Solutions

Tom Redman Data Doc

Dr. Thomas C. Redman, “the Data Doc,” President of Data Quality Solutions, helps start-ups and multinationals; senior executives, Chief Data Officers, and leaders buried deep in their organizations, chart their courses to data-driven futures, with special emphasis on quality and analytics. Tom’s most important article is “Data’s Credibility Problem” (Harvard Business Review, December 2013) He has a Ph.D. in Statistics and two patents.

Prashanth H Southekal, Ph.D., MBA, ICD.D, DBP-Institute

Prashanth H SouthekalPrashanth Southekal is the Managing Principal of DBP-Institute, a data and analytics consulting and education firm. He has consulted for over 75 organizations. Dr. Southekal is a published author of two books and a contributing writer on data, analytics, and machine learning in Forbes and CFO.University. Apart from his consulting pursuits, he has trained over 2,500 professionals worldwide.

Philippe Assuncao, TIBCO

Philippe AssuncaoPhilippe Assuncao is a Director of Product Management at TIBCO. He collects feedback and market trends from customers, partners, analysts, and internal teams to define the product direction and ensure solution alignment with the market needs. Specialized in Master / Reference / Metadata, he simply wants companies to have trustable data repositories.

Lakshmikant Gundavarapu, Tredence

Lakshmikant Gundavarapu is Chief Innovation Officer at Tredence. LK has over 25 years of experience in the IT sector and is a highly skilled expert in data migration, product development, digital computing, and advanced analytics. Based out of Seattle, LK is a thorough family man and loves spending time with his children outside of work. He is also a sports enthusiast and follows NBA very closely.

3:00 PM: Executive Roundtable: Data Integration, Data Engineering, and Data Pipeline Automation Best Practices – featuring panel moderator Michael Magalsky on LinkedIn and YouTube

Moderator: Michael Magalsky, infoVia

Michael Magalsky is founder and Principal Architect at infoVia. He draws from a quarter-century of data and analytics experience at Micron Technologies, where Michael helped lead the big data effort to integrate the company’s massive volumes of manufacturing data. Now as an independent consultant he specializes in Information Architecture, Data Warehouse Modeling, Implementation, and Data Security.

Mona Rakibe, Telmai

Mona Rakibe TelmaiMona Rakibe is CEO at Telmai. She has spent over 15 years driving product innovation and growth strategies in startups and enterprises like Reltio, EMC, Oracle, and BEA. In her last role as a founding product manager at Reltio, she played a key role in driving product strategy and growth from its early stages to hyper-success. She is a Data Management leader and was nominated for Silicon Valley Women Data Leader in 2019.

Matt Holzapfel, Tamr

Matt Holzapfel is Head of Corporate Strategy at Tamr. Matt joined Tamr in 2015 and has consulted with many of its largest customers on approaches to maximize the ROI from using Tamr. Prior to joining Tamr, Matt held positions leading the strategy and development of new analytics capabilities at Dell in strategic sourcing and Sears Holdings.

Tim Garrod, Qlik

Tim Garrod

Tim is a Director of Product Management at Qlik, focusing on product strategy and innovation in Qlik’s Data Integration portfolio. He brings over 20 years of experience in the data and analytics space. Prior to Qlik, Tim spent a majority of his career in financial services as a lead architect and then Sr. Manager of Enterprise data at Raymond James Financial, followed by a stint at Oracle as a member of the data integration product management team.

John Wills, Alation

John Wills is the Field CTO at Alation. He focuses on strategic customer and partner advocacy, supporting strategic opportunities, and closely following industry trends to help craft corporate strategy and product priorities. Previously, John led Alation’s Solution Development and Professional Services organizations. He is also the primary author of Alation’s Book of Knowledge, an internal corpus of best practices for using Alation designed for customers.

Eric Ho, Informatica

Informatica’s big data management platform allows organizations to access, integrate, clean, master, govern, and secure big data. The tool features purpose-built connectors to hundreds of data sources, real-time streaming, and mass ingestion. Informatica’s visual developer interface also ensures that the best open-source platforms can be adopted without sacrificing usability. Public cloud support for Big Data Management is available on AWS and Microsoft Azure.

4:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Industry trends and predictions for 2022 featuring 16 expert insights; a new one every 15 minutes!

Why Participate?

Wondering what’s in it for you? Join us for the BI Insight Jam to get advice on data management and analytics software buying, best practices for piloting new and emerging technologies, and find out what the future will bring. It’s also going to be a top-notch networking event featuring many of the foremost thought leaders in the field.


What: The 4th-annual Solutions Review BI Insight Jam

When: Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM Eastern

Where: Twitter (using the hashtag #BIInsightJam), YouTube, LinkedIn

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