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Banking


  • Francis McKeon

    Francis McKeon

    Cognos Banking Industry Director -
    Americas


About

Frank McKeon is the Banking and Financial Markets Industry Executive for the Americas representing the IBM Business Analytics division. He is responsible for the go-to-market Banking and Financial Markets solutions strategy leveraging the IBM Business Analytics. Frank has more than 28 years Financial Services industry experience in Bank Finance, Marketing and Technology, with a proven track record of providing enhanced business intelligence solutions and management information systems for financial institutions. Before joining IBM, Frank held executive positions at two major US Financial institutions as well as being a consultant to the industry globally. Frank has been a featured speaker at several industry conferences including BAI and AMIFS and is contributing author for the Performance Manager for Banking book highlighting Proven Strategies for turning Information into higher business performance for Banking .


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Responsible for ensuring that IBM teams who are working with banking and insurance companies are able to make use of relevant Business Analytics solutions. The IBM Business Analytics solutions embrace the technologies within the three segments of Advanced Analytics (IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and IBM SPSS), Financial Performance Management (IBM Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos Controller and IBM Cognos FSR) and Risk Analytics (OpenPages and Algorithmics). Specific responsibilities include: - Solution strategy and development of key demonstrations - Enablement of Business Analytics sellers with financial services assets - Integration with wider IBM industry strategies - Financial services specialist support for key customer engagements.

Government


  • Robert Dolan Jr

    Robert Dolan Jr

    Worldwide Industry Executive, Public Sector

    LinkedIn

About

I am the global Industry Executive for Public Sector for IBM Business Analytics. My areas of focus are Government and Education and I am responsible for defining the IBM business analytics strategy for public sector organizations worldwide. In that role, I work closely with our public sector clients around the world to show them how analytics can lead to an outcomes-based performance approach and help their organizations to more efficiently and effectively deliver the highest value services to their constituents. I have over 20 years experience working in a variety of roles within software companies focused on the public sector. I am based in Washington, DC.

  • Tom Harris

    Tom Harris

    Worldwide Industry Solutions Leader - Government, Education, Healthcare - IBM Business Analytics

About

I have over 30 years of software related experience, 20 of which has been working with Business Analytics technologies. I received a bachelors degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University. I reside in Maryland with my wife and three children.

Insurance


  • Craig Bedell

    Craig Bedell

    Global Insurance Industry Executive - BA SWG Solutions Strategy

    LinkedIn

About

Insurance Exec with 30+ years experience in the Insurance business as an underwriter, branch manager, broker and home office executive. Special focus of surety bonding, commercial lines property and casualty, specialty and personal lines coverages. Left the insurance carrier ranks to join MapIfno (now Pitney Bowes) to establish and lead its Global Insurance veritcal before joining Cognos for the same purpose approximately one year before IBM's acquisition of Cognos. Special expertise in business analytics,financial performance management, spatial and GIS, catastrophe analyses, predictive analytics and sales performance management.


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Responsible for ensuring that IBM teams who are working with banking and insurance companies are able to make use of relevant Business Analytics solutions. The IBM Business Analytics solutions embrace the technologies within the three segments of Advanced Analytics (IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and IBM SPSS), Financial Performance Management (IBM Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos Controller and IBM Cognos FSR) and Risk Analytics (OpenPages and Algorithmics). Specific responsibilities include: - Solution strategy and development of key demonstrations - Enablement of Business Analytics sellers with financial services assets - Integration with wider IBM industry strategies - Financial services specialist support for key customer engagements.

About

Tony Boobier BEng CEng FICE FCILA FCIM MCIPS. An experienced insurance professional of VP / Senior Director status with 25 years direct insurance experience with carriers and intermediaries, and a further 5 years in the technology sector. Well know international public speaker and commentator. Specialisms in risk ( ie Solvency II) , claims management (fraud, supply chain), and customer analytics.Also expert in location intelligence / spatial analytics.


About

Martijn Wiertz is the insurance solution leader for IBM Predictive Analytics. In this role, he advises insurance companies around the world on the use of predictive analytics to improve business outcomes across the insurance value chain. Recent customer engagements covered business domains like fraud detection, customer retention, claims management and distribution management. Martijn started a 15+ year career in analytics when he joined SPSS in 1997. He held a variety of roles there and was the Director of Enterprise Analytics when the company got acquired by IBM in 2009. Martijn is a frequent speaker at events and holds a MA in Mass Communications from Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Manufacturing


About

Anuj is currently Program Director in the Predictive and Business Intelligence Solutions Marketing group. He focuses on strategy development, message creation, and go-to-market activities in the area of customer and operational analytics. Additionally, he focuses on Predictive Maintenance. He joined IBM in 2009, as part of the SPSS acquisition. Prior to joining SPSS, he worked as a consultant for Diamond Management and Technology Consultants and in various product development, manufacturing, and client-facing roles at an automotive Tier 1 supplier, Visteon Corporation. Anuj has earned a M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a mechanical engineering degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Daniel Barrett

    Daniel Barrett

    Business Analytics Industrial Sector Solutions Leader

    LinkedIn

About

Dan Barrett is the IBM Business Analytics, Global Industrial Sector Solutions Leader. Prior to joining IBM Cognos, Dan served as the CFO of a manufacturing company. Dan is recognized as a leader in providing the expertise to deliver a full set of solutions that incorporate the IBM Cognos suite of performance management applications in the industrial sector, retail and supply chain vertical markets. Dan has represented IBM Cognos in hundreds of evaluations of Business Analytics and Optimization solutions with some of the world’s leading organizations, such as SAB Miller Brewing, Briggs and Stratton, Toro, Research in Motion, Dow Chemical, Dole Foods, GP Battery, Staples and Nordstrom’s. Dan currently drives the IBM Cognos solutions development process for Industrial Sector and Supply Chain; these solutions include the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Blueprint, the SCOR Blueprint, the Predictive Maintenance Solution, the Upstream Oil and Gas Blueprint, and Trade Promotions Management Blueprint.

Retail


  • Vivian Braun

    Vivian Braun

    Business Analytics Distribution Sector Lead, EMEA

    LinkedIn

About

Vivian Braun is responsible for IBM Business Analytics solutions for Consumer Products and Retail in EMEA. She manages strategic go-to-market programs and helps share best practices with clients. Before joining IBM in 2009, Vivian spent 20+ years in industry in senior, international positions with large CP companies including United Biscuits, Electrolux and Electronic Arts in strategic sales and business development, driving category management programs, consumer research and retail partnering initiatives.


  • Marygrace Bateman

    Marygrace Bateman

    Market Manager- Predictive Analytics Solutions Marketing

About

Lead positioning and messaging for Customer Analytics for Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics product and solutions marketing team. Knowledgeable about Cognos & SPSS capabilities as relates to acquiring, growing and retaining customers. Key focus industries include Retail, Banking, Telco, Non-Profit, Media & Entertainment and Academic.

About

I lead the Distribution sector for IBM Business Analytics, which includes Retail, Consumer Products (CP), and Travel and Transportation. My responsibilities include solution strategy, customer engagement and seller support and enablement. I have been with IBM Business Analytics for 13 years and have a strong Distribution-focused background gained across multiple functional roles. During my tenure in IBM Professional Services, I led implementations at several marquis Retail and CP companies. As the team lead for the IBM Cognos Innovation Center, I led the development team, which resulted in our current inventory of 70+ industry offerings, including assets for Retail, CP, and Manufacturing. Many of IBM's largest Distribution customers have come to rely on me as a strategic partner to ensure they have a solid Business Analytics roadmap.

Telecommunications


  • Perry McDonald

    Perry McDonald

    Worldwide Communications Sector Executive, Business Analytics

    LinkedIn

About

Perry is a seasoned technology executive with over two decades of international leadership experience spanning telecommunications, software, and defense. With a diverse international background in solutions marketing, strategy, sales, and business development, Perry is an innovator who is singularly focused on generating measurable, client-centric results.

Consumer products


  • Vivian Braun

    Vivian Braun

    Business Analytics Distribution Sector Lead, EMEA

    LinkedIn

About

Vivian Braun is responsible for IBM Business Analytics solutions for Consumer Products and Retail in EMEA. She manages strategic go-to-market programs and helps share best practices with clients. Before joining IBM in 2009, Vivian spent 20+ years in industry in senior, international positions with large CP companies including United Biscuits, Electrolux and Electronic Arts in strategic sales and business development, driving category management programs, consumer research and retail partnering initiatives.

Education


  • Robert Dolan Jr

    Robert Dolan Jr

    Worldwide Industry Executive, Public Sector

    LinkedIn

About

I am the global Industry Executive for Public Sector for IBM Business Analytics. My areas of focus are Government and Education and I am responsible for defining the IBM business analytics strategy for public sector organizations worldwide. In that role, I work closely with our public sector clients around the world to show them how analytics can lead to an outcomes-based performance approach and help their organizations to more efficiently and effectively deliver the highest value services to their constituents. I have over 20 years experience working in a variety of roles within software companies focused on the public sector. I am based in Washington, DC.


  • Marygrace Bateman

    Marygrace Bateman

    Market Manager- Predictive Analytics Solutions Marketing

About

Lead positioning and messaging for Customer Analytics for Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics product and solutions marketing team. Knowledgeable about Cognos & SPSS capabilities as relates to acquiring, growing and retaining customers. Key focus industries include Retail, Banking, Telco, Non-Profit, Media & Entertainment and Academic.

  • Tom Harris

    Tom Harris

    Worldwide Industry Solutions Leader - Government, Education, Healthcare - IBM Business Analytics

About

I have over 30 years of software related experience, 20 of which has been working with Business Analytics technologies. I received a bachelors degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University. I reside in Maryland with my wife and three children.