Chris is an Engineering Technical Analyst at Syncreon and has been with Syncreon for nearly a decade supporting roles in IT and Engineering. During this time Chris has supported launches and on-going contracts across North America for customers such as FCA, Harley Davidson, GM, Mahle, Yazaki, and BMW.
Dorothee Baas is the Manager, Business Process Integration at Stant Inc., a supplier of vapor management systems, fuel delivery systems, thermal management systems and Engineering services for the automotive industry.
Dorothee is currently focusing on business process efficiency projects by investigating and leveraging RPA (robotic process automation), enhanced ERP functionality, and reporting tools. She is also leading cross-functional initiatives around ERP Master Data metrics and auto-emailed audit reports to proactively advise on high-risk business issues.
Clayton joined Duo Security in July 2018 as a Solutions Engineer. In his current role, Clayton provides pre-sales solution design and trusted advisor expertise for prospective and current Duo customers. His past experiences include Sales Engineer for a Business to Business security company and various other roles such as System Administrator, Database Administration, and End-User customer support totalling nearly 15 years as an IT professional.
Robert Brincheck is a Business Transformation Director for PTC. He helps customers develop and execute strategies for transforming their business for a smart, connected world.
Bob has over 30 years of experience with the automotive industry and returned to PTC in late 2010. Prior to re-joining PTC, he spent seven years as a Sales Director at Dassault Systemes. Before that Bob spent 5 years with PTC in management roles for their Global Services and Business Development organizations and was an internal expert on the automotive industry. Before that he spent five years running product development for Magna International’s North American Mirror division. He started his career in various engineering roles at General Motors.
Having years of experience in networks and control system solutions at Motivity Technologies, Charlie has become familiar with various types of applications in automated manufacturing. He takes pride in understanding customer needs and turning these needs into solutions. With a background in Information Technology, he is familiar with both the IT and OT sides of factory automation and can speak to both groups from a technology perspective. Charlie is passionate about network and system security and is dedicated to providing solutions that will both enhance and protect his client’s processes.
Mark Fisher is the Digital Solutions lead at General Motors. Digital Solutions team handles RPA, Analytics Enablement, and Emerging Tech/AI. Throughout his career, he has spent time in IT, Finance, and Advanced Analytics with a focus on problem solving and turning data into business value.
Jerry Foster is the current CTO and one of the founders of Plex Systems. Initially serving as chief programmer, Jerry today leads the 25-year-old company’s technology strategy and research initiatives to build next-generation cloud solutions tailored to the manufacturing enterprise. Centered at the intersection of manufacturing and technology, Jerry has empowered and motivated his team to find new ways to implement leading technology innovations, such as being one of the first to apply Google Glass to manufacturing operations.
Mike is an Oracle ACE and Oracle Database Specialist/Architect at Secure-24, which manages IT operations, hosting and cloud services, and technical consulting. Mike's professional focus is in technical management, architecture, and consulting within the Oracle Database and application stack, having migrated over 300 database systems from On-Premise to Cloud platforms. Mike has achieved worldwide recognition as an accomplished and certified Oracle DBA and database expert and has presented at numerous Oracle Open World, Collaborate, UK Oracle User Conferences and various Oracle communities around the globe.
Andrew Gissal is Sr. Manager of Sales & Marketing at iDashboards, and oversees several different business development teams. Andrew leverages his extensive sales and leadership background to manage multiple teams with responsibilities that span business development, client success, and strategic partnerships. Andrew is also recognized for his dedication in establishing technology partnerships and being involved in the daily conversations with clients through the transition from legacy to SaaS deployment.
Greg is a Senior Director of Product Strategy, Analytic Applications & Data Management at TIBCO. Greg is an accomplished Product Management strategist who is skilled in defining market opportunities, developing product roadmap and customer requirements, and delivering capabilities in an agile manner. He is an expert with extensive experience in the areas of business intelligence, data science, and data management, and is passionate about creating products that are differentiated through superior user experience.
Tony is a senior director at Centrify which delivers Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises and stop the leading cause of breaches — privileged access abuse. Tony has more than 30 years of global information security experience.
Internally he contributes to product strategy, messaging, competitive intelligence, education, and marketing program development. Externally, he’s a product and cyber security evangelist and provides commentary and byline articles for media outlets, covering topics such as cyber security, data breaches, identity and access management, zero trust privilege, and risk management strategies.
Linglong He is the Chief Information Officer of Quicken Loans. With more than 20 years of experience within technology, Linglong is responsible for the overall vision and leadership for technology initiatives across the business. Since joining the company in 1996, Linglong has served in many roles, including Director of Database and Systems Engineering, Software Engineer, Oracle DBA, Progress DBA and UNIX System administrator.
Linglong served as the Chair for the Experience IT program, which she was a founder of alongside other Detroit technology leaders in 2012 and also currently serves on the Board of Directors for APACC (Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce). She has a strong passion for developing leaders and is actively involved with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) and the We Build Character organizations.
Marc Heimlich has an 18 year track record of success in the software space at Vertica, CA Technologies, SFI and Lucent Technologies. Marc is currently Head of Vertica's OEM, Channel and Alliances Business. During Marc's tenure at Vertica, he and his teams have delivered over $100M in revenue, added over 150 Partners and averaged over 150% of annual quota obtainment. Marc has an MBA in Finance from NYU-Stern and a BA from Emory University.
Brad Johnson is the Software Development Manager at GreenPath Financial Wellness, a national nonprofit focused on helping people lead financially healthy lives.
Using his 15 years of industry experience, he is leading a team of technology professionals on a journey of building sustainable, scalable systems that support Greenpath’s goal of remixing the American dream so it works for everyone.
Jennifer Kwapis is a Sales Director with Snowflake supporting the Michigan market. She is a strategic business analytics leader with 18 years of experience advising customers on maximizing business outcomes from their analytics and data management strategies. She has a long history of partnering with customers as an extension of their teams to advance their digitization and data monetization roadmaps. She has experience with data science, business intelligence and analytics, enterprise information management, and cloud data warehousing.
Jeff Kwiatkowski, Holland Regional
Jeff Kwiatkowski is the Director of Data Warehousing and Project Management for USF Holland. For the last 20 years, Jeff has been involved in multiple aspects of business intelligence and data warehousing. Prior to USF Holland, Jeff has worked for Haworth as a business liaison manager and Johnson Controls as a platform manager for the data warehouse and java development teams and program manager for an IoT product. Jeff has also been formally trained on lean manufacturing principals and is a certified six sigma blackbelt.
Sireesha Mandava is the CIO and Vice President of Innovation at GreenPath Financial Wellness, a national nonprofit focused on helping people lead financially healthy lives. Sireesha is passionate about innovation through technology and actively brings her over two decades of experience, energy and enthusiasm to bring new solutions to hard problems.
At GreenPath, she brought in focusing on client, employee and partner experience with mobile apps and analytics. Prior to GreenPath, Sireesha was an ‘intra-preneur’ who founded and grew a software start-up within an international company she was managing IT for.
Dan Rainey serves as Chief Information Officer for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Dan started with DWSD in March 2013 and today has more than 25 years of experience leading and transforming IT organizations. As DWSD's CIO Dan is part of the executive leadership team that is changing the way Detroit's local water utility operates; becoming more customer focused, leaner and more efficient as it transitions into a digital organization. Recent utility improvements under Dan's leadership include partnering with the Detroit Fire Department on a paperless fire hydrant management system, installing 40 new payment kiosks and implementing a new mobile and Alexa compatible customer portal.
Joseph Treadwell is the Solution Specialist Director for TimeXtender, facilitating the technical enablement new and potential partners. When he's not helping partners develop Data & Analytics solutions through Discovery Hub, he's evangelizing at conferences and leading TimeXtender’s solution specialists around the globe.
Before working with TimeXtender, Joseph was the lead analyst and data engineer for a manufacturing organization in Los Angeles, CA where he improved several business processes through data management and analytics solutions.
Lindsey is a Solution Architect for Qlik based out of the Detroit area. With a background in data science, Lindsey has experience working with several BI tools and analytic strategies. As a former Qlik developer, she is passionate about helping a broad range of users find value in their data.
Jeffrey Vagg is the VP of Data Sciences and Big Data Engineering at North American Bancard (NAB). In this role, Jeff provides analytical and data leadership to further enable NAB to become a stronger data-centric analytics competitor in the payments industry. Jeff’s 20+ years of experience provides NAB an understanding how they can leverage new technologies and architectures to discover insights that are impactful to the business. Jeff provides strategic leadership for the continued development of an innovative and robust next-generation data architecture environment for NAB.
Ray Wijangco, Box
Ray Wijangco has spent the last 20+ years in content management, implementing solutions on various content platforms, including Box, Alfresco, Documentum, FileNET, iManage, and IBM. A majority of his career spent in consulting, Ray has worked extensively with customers to implement content solutions in financial services, insurance, retail, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and non-profits.
Ray is currently a Senior Sales Engineering Manager for Box, educating customers on Cloud Content Management. Box assists customers in their digital transformation journey, providing solutions for both the digital workplace and reimagining business for the digital age. Since 2005, Box has made it easier for people to securely share ideas, collaborate and get work done faster. Today, more than 41 million users and 92,000 businesses—including 70% of the Fortune 500—trust Box to manage content in the cloud.
Brandon Zeerip is an Enterprise Account Executive who resides in Ann Arbor and is one of the most tenured reps in the Midwest region for Celonis. The scope of roles for Brandon's typical conversations include IT Leadership, Data & Analytics, Shared Service Centers, COEs, Continuous Improvement, Finance, Manufacturing, and Transformation. Prior to joining Celonis, Brandon spent three years in the customer experience analytics industry. During Brandon’s undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan he was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, an Academic All-American on the mat, and a hand-selected board member on the University of Michigan Advisory Board for Intercollegiate Athletics (ABIA).