Derek Daly, International Racing Champion, Formula 1 and Indy Driver

Derek Daly

Guest Speaker & Panelist
Irish driving legend Derek Daly is the epitome of the Complete Champion. From the Victory Circle to the Announcer’s Desk, Hall of Fame Race Car Driver and Network Television Color Analyst Daly has spent nearly three decades as the face of the motorsport world. He counts Sylvester Stallone, David Letterman and Jay Leno amongst his friends.

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Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland to a middle class working family, Derek’s career path was set at the age of twelve when he attended his first auto race. From that moment, his commitment to the dream of being a professional driver was unshakeable. On the way to his dream he worked as a laborer in the iron ore mines of Australia and, while travelling the race tracks of England, even taking up residence in a school bus.

Derek’s professional racing career spanned 17 years and his experiences are nothing short of breathtaking. Daly’s story is one that precious few have lived to tell. In 1984, Derek suffered one of the hardest crash impacts that a driver had ever survived when he hit the wall at Michigan International Speedway at 212 MPH. After fourteen surgeries and three years in therapy, he returned to full-time racing. He competed in the 12 Hours of Sebring - one of the premier motorsport endurance races in the US – and won the race two years in a row.

His early dreams became reality when he won Irish, British and European championship events. In 1978, he competed in the Formula One World Championship, and two short years later Derek was ranked 10th in the world. In 1983, he made his first of six starts in the Indianapolis 500.

In 1985, Derek started a 10 year association with ESPN as a motor sport color analyst. He became the face of motor sports, seen on NBC, CBS, Fox and Speed Channel. USA Today highlighted Derek as “the best new face on sports television” and IndyCar Racing magazine voted Derek “the most popular motor sports television announcer.”

Moet & Chandon champagne awarded Derek the Joules Goux Award for his outstanding contributions to motor sports television. He was later nominated by ESPN for an Ace Award, and Derek received the 2000 Hall of Fame Award from “Motor Sport Ireland” for his leadership of Irish motor sport. In 2010, he was inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame.
Derek literally wrote the book on how to become a ‘Complete Champion’. Race To Win: How to Become a Complete Champion was heralded a “future classic” by the Irish Times. Friend, former race competitor and international auto racing superstar Mario Andretti contributed the foreword: “Derek’s book teaches lessons it took guys like me years to learn. Quite honestly, I believe the advice in this book resonates far beyond the racing industry.” His second book, A Champions Path: Be Extraordinary was published in 2017.

Derek’s gift of communication has made him one of the most sought after motivational speakers in America. His Be Extraordinary Model and Speed of Business Principles have influenced Fortune 500 companies and the US Government.
Derek and his three sons reside outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. Derek became an American Citizen on September 28, 1993.

Seth Dobrin, PhD, Vice President & Chief Data Officer, IBM Analytics

Seth Dobrin, PhD

Speaker & Panelist
Dr. Dobrin joined IBM in November 2016 as the Vice President and Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics. He is responsible for the transformation of the Analytics Business operations using data and analytics, influencing IBM Analytics offerings to meet the needs of CDO’s and providing his perspective and experiences to clients. Prior to joining IBM, he was a leader in the data science transformation of a Fortune 500 company as well as their Agile transformation and their shift to the cloud. Additionally, he led efforts to leverage the data science transformation to drive new business models to create new revenue streams as wells as the optimization of existing processes. He has been a member of IBM’s Spark Technology Center advisory board, is a founding member of the International Society of Chief Data Officers and has been a prolific panelist at the East and West Chief Data Officer Summits. Dr. Dobrin received his PhD in Genetics from Arizona State University where he focused on the application of statistical and molecular genetics towards the elucidation of the causes of neuropsychiatric disorders. In these efforts, he was involved in some of the first applications of machine learning to large scale genetic analysis. He has spent his career scaling and combining existing technologies to address previously intractable problems at scale.

Ari Sheinkin, Vice President, Marketing Analytics, IBM

Ari Sheinkin

As IBM Marketing Analytics VP, Ari is responsible for using data driven marketing to grow the business; this includes using advanced analytics to understand client behavior, create sales opportunities, progress leads and optimize marketing mix. Previously, Ari led IBM’s Client Insights organization responsible for marketing analytics related to clients. He directed Strategy for IBM Global Sales & Distribution. He started his career in film production and was a partner in a successful independent film production company; he directed production of the nationally renowned feature film A More Perfect Union. Ari has a BA from George Washington University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mark Eaton, Aspera brand specialist - Public, Distribution, Industrial sectors, IBM

Mark Eaton

Mark Eaton leads Aspera sales to financial services in New York, helping leading companies support complex use cases of high-speed file transport. With over 20 years’ experience in technology, Mark brings wide experience in enterprise and cloud computing. Prior to joining Aspera, Mark worked for 10 years providing file transfer and document delivery solutions to healthcare and financial clients.

Tim Davis, Executive Director, Big Data Architecture Group & Services Center Of Excellence (COE), IBM

Tim Davis

Tim is an accomplished professional with over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry as a practitioner in Senior Executive positions in US based Financial Markets companies. Tim is the Executive Director of IBM's Analytics, Information Management, Big Data and Cloud Field Architecture team across all industries worldwide. Tim also a top IBM Banking and Financial Markets Executive for IBM Software Group, Tim leads the team of architects who provide clients with industry-specific guidance to help them identify opportunities where they can more effectively use analytics, information and information technology. This work enables clients in generating new intelligence to improve their business performance, manage risk, and create competitive advantage. Tim is one of the creators of IBM’s Data First Method, leading the field deployment and execution team driving Data Strategy and Hybrid Cloud Secure Data Lakes/Analytics for IBM clients worldwide.

Expert Zone Demo's:

1. Data First Data Strategy for Banks and Financial Services
Paul Christensen, Lead Architect, IBM DataFirst Center of Excellence, Senior Certified, IBM Hybrid Cloud

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2. Unified Governance, GDPR, and Cognitive Classification for Banking
Barry Rosen, Senior Certified Global Executive Architect / Chief Field Advocate, IBM Hybrid Cloud

3. Advanced Identity Resolution and Legal Entity Management for Banking
Tim Davis, Executive Director, Big Data Architecture Group & Services Center Of Excellence (COE), IBM Hybrid Cloud

4. IBM Cloud Private ICP platform and open kubernetes based platform for Hybrid Cloud Bank Deployments
Rich Harken, Lead Architect, Big Data / Data Security, IBM Hybrid Cloud

5. Transformational Experts:
Paul Davis , Director Watson Financial Services Business Development
Antonio Fazzalari , Solutions Executive, Watson Financial Services, Industry Solutions & Business Development
Parisa Babaali, Technical Specialist, Watson Financial Services Solutions
Ed Smyth, Senior FSS Solution Executive