Alonso Arteaga King, Director IT- Information Services, Global Information Technology, Chamberlain Group 

Alonso Arteaga is Director, IT Information Services, responsible for Business Intelligence and Master Data Management at Chamberlain Group. With more than 25 years of IT industry experience across the spectrum of IT management from applications development, infrastructure, project and program management, eBusiness and Analytics, Business Intelligence and Master Data management. Current role supports business initiatives with operational business intelligence and data governance initiatives. Also has been on the vendor side of IT with more than 13 years with IBM in sales, marketing and systems integration experience.

Chris Balcer, Director, Neudesic Chicago

Chris leads the Chicago market for Neudesic, overseeing all areas of the business. Formerly the Director of Technology at mLevel where he led the technology vision and architecture of their proprietary platform and developed key components of the analytics and services delivery solution. Chris brings deep technical knowledge and business-centric technology experience to Neudesic.

Don Fleschut, Chief Data Officer, Ryerson

Don Fleschut, Vice President & Chief Data Officer of Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc., is a business executive whose approach to technology draws heavily on nearly 30 years of experience serving the metals processing and supply chain management needs of North American manufacturers. Don’s diverse background spans roles in sales, financial analysis, ERP implementation, and business intelligence & analytics. In business, he is passionate about two things: improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Ryerson’s ability to serve our customers and taking a people-centric approach to optimization of business process by leveraging technology. During his tenure in Information Technology, Don has overseen the rapid growth of Ryerson’s data and analytics practice encompassing the acquisition, cleansing, enhancement and a myriad of uses of data ranging from business intelligence, CRM and, increasingly, custom application development.

Mike Jennings, Senior Director, Global Data Architecture, Global Enterprise Architecture, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Michael Jennings is a recognized industry expert in enterprise architecture and information management with more than twenty-five years of experience in various industries. Mike speaks frequently on enterprise architecture and information management concepts and practices at major industry conferences.  He is a co-author of the book “Universal Meta Data Models” (2004) and a contributing author to the books “Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository” (2000) and “The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge – DMBOK” (2009). Editorial advisor to the book “The Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) 2nd Edition (2017). Mike was recognized with the 2013 DAMA International Professional Achievement Award and as one of Information Management Magazine’s 25 Top Information Managers for 2012. He currently serves as VP of Programs for the Wisconsin DAMA Chapter and as Interim VP of Finance for DAMA International.

Tom Nolan,  Account Executive, NxtTeam

Tom Nolan is an Account Executive at NxtTeam in Oak Brook, IL. NxtTeam is an IT Services company dedicated to data. Their team of local Solution Architects offer expertise in the areas of data architecture, cloud solutions, big data, business intelligence and analytics. Tom has ten years of technical consulting experience in Chicago. He has expertise developing business as well as building and managing IT consulting teams for clients ranging from Small and Medium-Sized Businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining NxtTeam Tom was an Account Manager at Aerotek Engineering, the largest privately held staffing firm in the United States. 



Richard Olejniczak, Former 2VP Strategic Capabilities and Analytics, Trustmark Insurance

Rich is an experienced analytical business leader with over 20 years industry knowledge and experience. He has led teams in both classical business areas as well as IT areas all focused on leveraging data to make transformational changes all focused on the customer experience. He holds degrees from The United States Military Academy, DePaul University and Northwestern University. He also teaches Business Analytics, Operations and Research at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Steve Sarsfield, Director, Product Marketing, Vertica

Steve Sarsfield is a product evangelist and spokesperson the Vertica analytics platform. He is also a big data enthusiasts and author of the book “The Data Governance Imperative”. Steve has more than 20 years of experience in big analytics, information quality, big data and data governance.


Rick Skriletz, Global Managing Principal, RCG Global Services

Richard A Skriletz is a manager and management consultant with more than 35 years experience working in large corporate and start-up environments. His professional focus is on leading the strategic application of information technology to customer-focused business operations, improving operational performance, managing organizational and technical change, and optimizing business operations. As the global leader of the Business Intelligence and Data Delivery practice for RCG IT, Mr. Skriletz evaluates technologies, vendors, and market trends and works with customers to help them drive business results with better managed data.

Satya Yenugula, Senior Director of Business Intelligence & Data Management, Enlivant

Satya Yenugula is Senior Director of IT at Enlivant, responsible for Business Intelligence and Data management also. He is a highly accomplished professional with a distinguished 18-year career Managing, leading the design and implementation of Business Intelligence, Data warehousing, integration, analysis, and reporting solutions to enhance decision-making. Skilled in partnering with business, leadership, teams and partners to identify needs, define strategy, and guide the delivery of tools, systems, interfaces and analytics to measure performance against goals, identify trends and respond immediately to new opportunities or issues.