Speakers

Customer Speakers

Joseph Amorosso

Joseph Amorosso

Director of Enterprise Item Data
The Home Depot

Joe Amorosso is the Director of Enterprise Item Data at The Home Depot, where he leads teams responsible for data governance, product management, business intelligence, and item data science. With over 13 years of MDM experience, including the original implementation of STEP at The Home Depot, Joe has a wealth of knowledge in the space. An advocate for the success and roadmap of Stibo Systems’ MDM products, Joe loves to chat with retailers on their journeys.

Sessions:

  • PANEL: Maximizing Supplier Success and Customer Satisfaction by Using the Right Data Tools​
Alex Bähr

Alex Bähr

Director, Supply Chain Products – Global Technology
McDonald's

Alex Bähr serves as a director within McDonald’s Global Technology responsible for all corporate supply chain software products designed for restaurants, markets, and the supply chain function. Working for more than 26 years in the McDonald’s system, he previously held management positions within the global and European supply chain, finance, and technology functions and in the Austrian market. Prior to joining McDonald's, Alex held positions at the Vienna School of Economics and GLAXO Austria GmbH. He earned a university degree in Economics from the Vienna School of Economics and qualifications in project, process management, and personal coaching.

Sessions:

  • McDonald's – Building a Restaurant Menu Platform for a Federated Environment

Brian Bantali

Senior Lead, Master Data Management
Chick-fil-A

Brian Bantali is Senior Lead for Master Data Management at the US quick-serve restaurant chain Chick-fil-A. He is part of the Data Services team under Enterprise Analytics that is responsible for helping and guiding the organization in data governance, data engineering, master data management as well as unlocking data in the enterprise and much more. For the past 20 years, Brian has spent his career in software engineering and architecture building, implementing data management platforms and solutions for both public and private sectors. He has also been working in operations and consulting primarily in the MDM space. One of them was Stibo Systems MDM where he led and helped with the inception of the Technical Services group.

Sessions:

  • Chick-fil-A - Climb with Care and Confidence with Stibo Systems’ MDM

Robert Barbour

Group Data & Insights Director
Travis Perkins PLC

Travis Perkins Plc is the UK’s largest distributor of building materials to the building, construction, and home improvement markets. Rob Barbour is responsible for data management and governance, from data foundations right through to data insights and science. He joined Travis Perkins from Accenture where he developed his fast-moving, data-focused career over 13 years. He is a BCS Fellow who is passionate about using data for good in the construction Industry.

Sessions:

  • Travis Perkins – Establishing the Underpinnings for the Data Foundation
Johan Bern

Johan Bern

VP E-Commerce
Beijer Ref AB

Johan Bern, M.Sc., is VP E-Commerce at Beijer Ref AB, Sweden, a world-leading wholesaler of cooling technology and air conditioning. Johan Bern is driving a digitalization journey with the target to grow ecommerce sales for 60 decentralized subsidiaries in 37 markets. A strong business focus on acquisitions makes this journey even more challenging. Working with different cultures and traditions, Johan Bern’s passion is to make people aware of how important master data is for future businesses.

Sessions:

  • The Digital Journey of a Global Company: A Hands-on Experience
Shaun Chung

Shaun Chung

VP of Data Enablement, North America
Compass Group

Shaun Chung has over 25 years’ experience in the analytics and data management discipline. Prior experience in diverse industries and enterprises includes Walt Disney, Kaiser Permanente, Cisco, and NTT Data North America. Devoted USC Trojan.

Sessions:

  • Codifyd – Leveraging Master Data Management to Support Merger & Acquisition Aspirations
Jean Feutrie

Jean Feutrie

IT Application Manager of Product and Supplier MDM and Partner Onboarding
Saint-Gobain

As an IT manager Jean is working in product and supplier master data management and supplier onboarding applications. He is in charge of the digitalization of partner exchange in SGDB France IT teams.

Sessions:

  • Saint-Gobain: A Business Development Journey from Product MDM to Supplier Integration
Rachel Gondouin

Rachel Gondouin

Head of Supplier and Article Information
Saint-Gobain

Rachel Gondouin has 25 years of experience as project manager in both marketing and IT projects such as PIM for Saint-Gobain. Currently, Rachel Gondouin is business data owner for supplier and article data and also business process owner for collection, storage, distribution, and data quality processes in relation with supplier and article data.

Sessions:

  • PANEL: Managing through Distribution Challenges by Utilizing Effective, Shared Data
  • Saint-Gobain: A Business Development Journey from Product MDM to Supplier Integration
Steve Graves

Steve Graves

Principal Program Lead
Chick-fil-A

As Principal Program Lead at Chick-fil-A, Steve Graves is working on the Enterprise Analytics Consulting team. His key role is to act as an analytics translator connecting business needs with technical solutions. This last year he has been intimately involved in the deployment of the Stibo Systems MDM platform for the location data domain at Chick-fil-A and has learned many lessons from Stibo Systems and other subject matter experts.

Sessions:

  • Chick-fil-A - Climb with Care and Confidence with Stibo Systems’ MDM

Rhian Greenway

CIO
City Beach

Rhian Greenway is a seasoned senior ICT leader, with over 20 years of experience, with the last 12 years in the retail sector. Rhian Greenway is accomplished across a diverse range of technology disciplines, including hosting, infrastructure, VOIP, MS Dynamics ERP Suite, POS system, and buying applications.

Sessions:

  • How City Beach Leveraged MDM to Grow Their Online Business
David Holowchak

David Holowchak

Program Management, SCM
NGK Spark Plugs

In his managerial role, David oversees aftermarket customer and product launches, as well as supply chain coordination including sample shipments and customer service. He has over 10 years of business experience, ranging from contract proposals and negotiations to procurement, program management, and lifecycle management. His interests include the relationships of organizations and their workforce. He has volunteered as the “Great Places to Work” Ambassador, supporting activities to bolster the wellbeing of his coworkers and peers.

Sessions:

  • Reducing Friction In the Value Chain Through Data Governance and Standards

Nic Johnson

Data Quality Manager
MTS Systems Corp

Pair Nic's passion for data with the variety of businesses he has served, including commodity handling, finance, sales, and supply chain, and you have all the attributes for his current role as Data Quality Manager. Nic’s mantra is technical automation. He loves creating technical solutions that serve the business. For that to happen, supporting data is foundational. With Stibo Systems MDM he’s found a new tool to serve this purpose since joining MTS.

Sessions:

  • MTS – From Zero to MDM-with-SAP in Three Months

Mark Jones

Head of Product Programme
Mitchells & Butlers

Mark Jones is head of a 20 people strong team that is responsible for all product and outlet data in a multidomain MDM solution for one of the largest hospitality companies in the UK. Mark Jones’ team is delivering EPOS and digital solutions, supporting entry into new markets. As a team, they are always evolving and changing with demands and looking for innovative solutions.

Sessions:

  • Mitchells & Butlers – Utilizing Location Data to Provide Superior Customer Experiences
  • PANEL: Delivering Customer Response Excellence through Effective Data Use in Food Service
Taniel Khamo

Taniel Khamo

Associate Director, Online Marketing
Klein Tools

Taniel Khamo is the Associate Director of Online Marketing at Klein Tools. He has led a digital transformation for the hand tool company. Under his guidance, the Klein Tools has outpaced its industry peers in providing high-quality digital content and marketing initiatives that help drive online sales. Prior to joining Klein, Khamo spent 12 years on the distribution side of the industry in various roles at W.W. Grainger.

Sessions:

  • Klein Tools – Driving Speed to Market by Leveraging Accurate and Complete Content with PDX
  • PANEL: Maximizing Supplier Success and Customer Satisfaction by Using the Right Data Tools​
Vanessa Kling

Vanessa Klinge

Product Owner eBusiness
Sartorius

During more than ten years of practical experience in medical device marketing and project management at Ottobock, Vanessa earned her master’s degree in Executive Business Marketing on top of the job and furthermore became an expert in the field of product and marketing data. As product owner for the PIM system in the eBusiness department at Sartorius, she is now leading the implementation and continuous development of Stibo Systems MDM with her dedicated team.

Sessions:

  • Dealing with Challenges in Historically Grown Data Structures
Jason Kosarek

Jason Kosarek

Sr. Strategic Marketing Manager
Goodman Manufacturing

Jason Kosarek is the Senior Strategic Marketing Manager for one of the largest HVAC manufacturers in the US, Goodman Manufacturing. He is responsible for industry forecasting, competitive intelligence, and the Product Information Master. Prior to his current role, Jason spent a decade as a digital marketer focused on martech, sales enablement, and website strategy. He earned his BA and MBA from Harding University.

Sessions:

  • Goodman Manufacturing - A Marketer's Perspective on MDM
  • PANEL: Managing through Distribution Challenges by Utilizing Effective, Shared Data

Bent Laursen

Head of PIM and DAM
Danfoss

Bent has more than 20 years of experience with ecommerce, PIM, DAM and MDM from both PIM software vendors and the largest technical wholesaler in Denmark. Now at Danfoss, he is responsible for the PIM and DAM system, heading up his second Stibo Systems MDM implementation that will comply with Danfoss’ API first strategy.

Sessions:

  • PANEL: Managing through Distribution Challenges by Utilizing Effective, Shared Data
Francois Martin-Festa

Francois Martin-Festa

VP Offer Data, End-to-End Data & Performance Governance
Schneider Electric

Francois Martin-Festa leads the digital end-to-end offer data transformation for Schneider Electric. With over 30 working years at Schneider Electric, he holds three global roles as VP for Supply Chain Planning, Logistics, Offer Data and eBusiness. Prior he managed operations in Turkey, South Africa, France, Germany, and Hungary, thus accumulating rich experience on information systems, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, and digital marketing.

Sessions:

  • Schneider Electric’s Digital Journey to Ensure Offers are Embedded on Customers’ Platforms
Jan-Willem Pothof

Jan-Willem Pothof

Manager Data & Content, Development/Quality
Kramp Group

Jan-Willem Pothof has worked on mainly three aspects throughout his career: IT, process optimization (CI Black Belt), and MDM. By combining these aspects, Jan-Willem Pothof is able to gain huge insights and continuously improve the data and content management (DCM) at Kramp. Currently, he is responsible for the development of the DCM department and of co-developing the strategic roadmap of DCM.

Sessions:

  • Kramp – Get Insight into Your Business Processes with the Audit Message Framework
Mmiriam Reissnauer

Miriam Reißnauer

Chief Product Owner
Sartorius

After earning a Master's degree in International Information Management, Miriam's first position was at Google's European headquarters in Ireland. Following several leadership positions in digital marketing and ecommerce, she is now leading the web platforms team at Sartorius, responsible for the PIM, DAM, website, e-shop, and marketing automation platforms. Using agile frameworks, her team is building and constantly improving the digital marketing and sales landscape at Sartorius, a global supplier for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Sessions:

  • Dealing with Challenges in Historically Grown Data Structures
Darren Ren

Darren Ren

Sr. Manager Digital Business Partnership
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Darren joined Thermo Fisher Scientific China four years ago leading multiple IT teams from application, CRM, to business partnership. Before Thermo Fisher, Darren worked for Siemens Healthcare China as IT Demand Manager. Darren has rich experience in ERP, CRM, BI, and digital innovation areas.

Sessions:

  • Thermo Fisher – Developing a Data Foundation Set for Growth

Jennifer Skeen

SVP, Omnichannel & Marketing
Sun & Ski Sports

Jennifer Skeen is the SVP of Omnichannel & Marketing at Sun & Ski Sports for the past five years. Jennifer has held positions at Academy Sports & Outdoors, Office Max, and CompUSA. As with many digital teams, Jennifer learned to wear many hats over the years in order to meet overall team objectives. Jennifer enjoys leading high performing teams, empowering them to work interdepartmentally to improve all aspects of an omnichannel P&L. Master data management of all sorts (product, customer, store, vendor, etc.) has been a key focus in all of her job roles throughout her career.

Sessions:

  • Sun & Ski – How to Have Fewer Makeshift Solutions Because of Bad Data
Jonathan Weightman

Jonathan Weightman

Global Product Owner
McDonald's

Jonathan Weightman is a product owner within McDonald’s Global Technology. Based out of the UK he is responsible for the development and deployment of their menu ideation and maintenance solution across all markets. He has worked for McDonald’s for more than 22 years, managing functions including operations, centralized replenishment, logistics, and supply chain transformation. Prior to joining McDonald's, Jonathan worked in the defense industry. He studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey in England.

Sessions:

  • PANEL: Delivering Customer Response Excellence through Effective Data Use in Food Service
Michael Wojtalewicz

Michael Wojtalewicz

Director, MDM
Integrated Supply Network (ISN)

From complex global supply chain MDM implementations to advanced chemical data solutions, Michael Wojtalewicz leverages a robust combination of education and experience to help conquer the most difficult data issues. Michael has utilized Stibo Systems MDM to drive and deliver end-to-end projects in a wide array of fields, including retail, raw materials, and supply chain in customer, supplier, and product domain solutions. Most recently, Michael has driven the Automotive Aftermarket Product MDM program at ISN.

Sessions:

  • PANEL: Maximizing Supplier Success and Customer Satisfaction by Using the Right Data Tools​
  • Sculpting an MDM Program Fit for Growth
Bertrand Dammaretz

Bertrand Dammaretz

Head of Offer Information
Schneider Electric

Working in eBusiness since 2001 with previously 12 years of marketing experience, Bertrand has a comprehensive understanding of offer data and its impact on business. He is currently in charge of offer data and digital assets governance and also representing Schneider in different data industry standardization bodies such as ECLASS.

Sessions:

  • Schneider Electric’s Digital Journey to Ensure Offers are Embedded on Customers’ Platforms

Main Stage Speakers

Brad Crosby

Brad Crosby

President, America
Stibo Systems

Brad Crosby joined Stibo Systems in 2017 as the President of North America with over 25 years of leadership experience in data management software companies and with a deep expertise in the MDM world. With an impressive track record, he has helped drive growth, expand partner programs, improve customer satisfaction, and increase employee engagement. At Stibo Systems, his ambition is to help customers reach their next level of success.

Sessions:

  • Digitalization Trends in the Americas
Christian Oertzen

Christian Oertzen

President, EMEA/APAC
Stibo Systems

With his hands-on approach and belief in strong team dynamics and transparency, Christian Oertzen has established his reputation through execution on set goals, leading by example, and his capability to foster change. At Stibo Systems, he is leveraging his more than 25 years of experience from global companies such as Salesforce, Avaya, and Dell EMC to further drive business value for Stibo Systems’ customers and partners across Europe and Asia.

Sessions:

  • Digitalization, Personalization and Sustainability Trends in EMEA

Neda Nia

Chief Product Officer
Stibo Systems

Neda is responsible for all things related to Product at Stibo Systems. Neda’s primary focus is on building innovative products and delighting our global customers with the most cutting-edge solutions.

Sessions:

  • Master Data Management Innovation for a Changing World
  • Stibo Systems' Perspective on How Business Leaders Can Drive Value from Big Data
Philipp Kristian

Philipp Kristian

Trust Futurist and Innovation Strategist
PhilippKristian

Philipp believes in human transformation: It’s about leading by example and creating our personal journey to greatness: A movement empowering us to transform ourselves as we are creating the future of our organizations and people, for good. Philipp’s career is shaped by driving Fortune 500 innovation in JAPAC and helping CEOs of Singapore’s most successful startups reimagine entire industries. This is giving him a global authority voice on digital trust, digital innovation, and future.

Sessions:

  • RESET: Reimagining a Trusted and Human Digital Future
Brendan Witcher

Brendan Witcher

VP, Principal Analyst
Forrester

As VP, Principal Analyst with Forrester covering digital business strategy, Brendan is globally recognized as a leading authority on consumer behavior, market developments, and tech trends in the commerce engagement space. With 25 years of experience and having authored over 150 industry research reports, he is a trusted adviser to over half of the U.S. Fortune 100 companies — including 8 of the top 10 — that lead their industries in driving innovation and digital transformation.

Sessions:

  • Conditional Love: Using Data-Led Strategies to Win Your Customers’ Loyalty
Jesper Eljersen

Jesper Ejlersen

Chief Executive Officer
Stibo Systems

As a result-oriented and involved leader, Jesper believes as much in people as he does in numbers. His philosophy is that a good leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. A philosophy he picked up years ago when he was a captain in the Danish army reserve. Jesper has more than 20 years of experience working with finance and IT for technology and manufacturing companies such as EG, Terma Elektronik and PwC.

Sessions:

  • Master Data Management Innovation for a Changing World

Partner Speakers

Gaurav Bhandari

Head of Data and Analytics Consulting
Infosys

Gaurav has been working with the CXOs, advising companies in corporate/business strategy development & implementation, assisting in creating multiple sources of business value through enhancing business models and capabilities. His areas of expertise are Data management, Data Governance, Data Privacy and Master Data Management.

Sessions:

  • Accelerating the Evolution of MDM with Infosys and Stibo Systems
Derek Corrick

Derek Corrick

General Manager, MDM
Pivotree

Derek is an experienced information management practitioner with an abiding commitment to the success of his customers. As Pivotree’s GM for MDM, he leads a team dedicated to helping companies leverage their information assets to deliver clear and measurable business results, increase sales, drive enterprise efficiency, and enhance customer experience. Prior to Pivotree, Derek founded and managed successful MDM practices at two leading consultancy firms and served as EVP for a major MDM solution provider.

Sessions:

  • Reducing Friction In the Value Chain Through Data Governance and Standards

Damian Deßler

Senior Business Consultant
foryouandyourcustomers

Damian Deßler has accompanied various digitilisation projects as a consultant and program manager and led them to success. These include the end-to-end implementation of SAP S/4HANA, PIM and MDM, e-commerce and marketing. In his current role, he is responsible for the strategy, consulting and implementation of MDM projects with STEP.

Sessions:

  • Dealing with Challenges in Historically Grown Data Structures
Michael Gandolf

Michael Gandolf

Global Alliance Director
Dun & Bradstreet

With more than 20 years in the data consulting and software industry, Michael Gandolf is today a senior alliance leader at Dun & Bradstreet. Michael’s focus is on master data management solution partnerships and the data workflow within an organization’s ecosystem. He believes that partnerships with data and technology drive digital transformation and create a connected customer experience.

Sessions:

  • Engineering a 720° View for MDM

Aaman Lamba

Senior Industry Principal
Infosys

Aaman has vast experience in consulting and strategy and in enabling clients to deliver significant value through IT-led business transformation focused on customer-centricity, particularly in the domains of Retail, CPG, banking & financial services, technology. He has expertise in Master Data Management, Enterprise Information Management, Graph databases, BI, CRM, Data Strategy, Program Management and Data Governance.

Sessions:

  • Accelerating the Evolution of MDM with Infosys and Stibo Systems
Vinny Maurici

Vinny Maurici

VP of Strategy & Solutions
Codifyd

As head of strategy, Vinny is accountable for the growth, success and excellence of Codifyd Professional Services. His hands-on approach has enabled clients to align systems to business objectives by understanding the prerequisites needed to successfully select, implement, and optimize MDM and digital transformation solutions. He brings more than 12 years of digital strategy experience to Codifyd.

Sessions:

  • Codifyd – Leveraging Master Data Management to Support Merger & Acquisition Aspirations
Nick Panagopoulos

Nick Panagopoulos

VP, Global Strategic Alliances
Translations.com

Panagopoulos has over 20 years' experience in the translations and localization industry. In his current role as Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances, he oversees the partner program for Translations.com's GlobalLink technology platform, the world’s most widely deployed globalization management system. Currently based in Chicago, Nick is a graduate of DePaul University and holds an MBA in International Business with concentrations in Marketing and New Product Development.

Sessions:

  • Launch and Maintain Multilingual Product Content Faster - cosnova Beauty
Joseph Santos

Joseph Santos

Principal Data Strategy Consultant
Dun & Bradstreet

A 23-year veteran in the data and technology space, Joseph Santos is a Principal Consultant on the Dun & Bradstreet Data Advisory Services team providing strategic guidance on data initiatives to organizations, large and small. Joseph's extensive experience and expertise allow him to deliver strategic solutions on Master Data, hierarchies, customer data management, data governance, data stewardship and data forensics.

Sessions:

  • Engineering a 720° View for MDM

Hafeez Syed

Principal Consultant
Infosys

Hafeez is a seasoned MDM architect and has been helping clients on MDM programs involving Stibo and other relevant technologies. His area of expertise includes Functional & Technical Consulting, MDM Strategy, Application Architecture, Data Modelling, Development and Program Management. He has been involved in several projects across large organizations in Retail, CPG and Manufacturing industries.

Sessions:

  • Accelerating the Evolution of MDM with Infosys and Stibo Systems
Brian Thomsen

Brian Thomsen

CEO
Astrocytia

Brian Thomsen, CEO and founder of Astrocytia has worked more than 20 years combining people, passion, and technology. Brian knows the MDM business inside out and has a huge network globally having worked across the globe within various industries, including healthcare, pharma, food, manufacturing, retail, fashion, and lifestyle. Astrocytia enables businesses worldwide to align strategy, innovation, and business growth and get the organization to work together in a neural network around master data.

Sessions:

  • Using MDM as the New Neural Network and Growth Medium

Stibo Systems Speakers

Darren Cooper

Darren Cooper

Director, Industry Strategy
Stibo Systems

During the past 20 years, Darren has been advising companies on selecting and implementing software tools that support their data governance strategy. As Director of Industry Strategy, Darren helps business leaders understand and quantify the positive impact that good data governance and in particular master data management, can have on their organization. Darren is British, speaks French fluently and holds a Distinguished IT Specialist certification from the Open Group.

Sessions:

  • Hyper-Personalization Needs Multidomain MDM
Jesper Grode

Jesper Grode

Director, Product Strategy, Multidomain MDM
Stibo Systems

Decades of experience with master data management, technologies, people, and processes has led Jesper into his current role, spearheading Stibo Systems' innovation around multidomain MDM and technology adoption. Responsible for company-wide strategic initiatives on growth in multidomain MDM, he is relentlessly seeking to increase the value of our product offerings to customers and partners. Jesper comes from prior roles as Section Head R&D, Director Professional Services, and Associate Professor at a Danish university.

Sessions:

  • Augmented MDM - Enhancements from Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • The Connector Gallery Open Platform Initiative

Bjarne Hald

Chief Technology Officer
Stibo Systems

As the CTO for Stibo Systems Bjarne Hald is responsible for the technology roadmap and cloud operations. Passionate about creating technology that provides real value to customers, Bjarne sold his first home-developed software components in his teens and has continued to develop software professionally ever since.

Sessions:

  • DaaS – Putting Your Master Data to Work at Scale
Danny Giles

Danny Giles

Director, Product Management – Customer Domain
Stibo Systems

Danny Giles is a product manager at Stibo Systems and has 35 years’ experience in the design and development of enterprise solutions to solve global party data management problems. In his current role Danny works with internal and external stakeholders to understand customer MDM market problems and initiates strategic initiatives to utilize emerging technologies, driving innovation within the product lines.

Sessions:

  • Emerging Customer Data Trends and MDM

Helen Grimster

Product Manager, User Experience
Stibo Systems

Helen is a seasoned MDM evangelist with over 20 years’ experience in all data domains both with Stibo Systems and other vendors. She currently is responsible for defining the strategy to deliver an exemplary user experience which provides a seamless merging of all disciplines and is an utter joy to work with.

Sessions:

  • Data Storytelling – Taking Visualization to the Next Level

Ian Piddock

Product Manager, User Experience
Stibo Systems

Ian joined Stibo Systems in 2018 and is currently Senior Director, Multidomain Solution Strategy. Ian helps organizations to optimize their business outcomes through delivery of multidomain and innovative technology solutions that support digital transformation initiatives. Ian has more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, he is an accomplished marketing leader and an accredited GS1 Standards practitioner. He has a keen eye for where customers can capitalize on data to drive value.

Sessions:

  • Augmented MDM - Enhancements from Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Diving into Multidomain and Revealing Insights to Power the Business

Ian Rendall

Chief Innovation Officer
Stibo Systems

Ian Rendall has spent more than 20 years providing innovative solutions for some of the most complex data-first companies. As Stibo Systems’ Chief Innovation Officer he is able to bring together a multidisciplinary group of people to look at new and exciting opportunities.

Sessions:

  • Innovation Collaboration
Jane Norre Nielsen

Jane Norre Nielsen

VP, Performance Enablement
Stibo Systems

As VP Performance Enablement, Jane is responsible for all programs and initiatives enabling customers, partners, and Stibo Systems staff to sell and implement MDM solutions with strong business outcomes and value. Her 25 years of experience spans a broad range of organizations and roles combined with many different approaches to learning. She is constantly driven by a passion for developing and delivering engaging learning experiences to enable on-the-job performance and results.

Sessions:

  • Training as an Enabler to Maximize Project Success and Business Value

Janet Mongia

Director, PDX
Stibo Systems

Janet has over 25 years’ experience in retail and ecommerce with a diverse background in process re-engineering, online customer experience, product content, and syndication. She has been helping brands drive growth by ensuring their product data is syndicated to all their valued partners. Janet has been with Stibo Systems for the two last years and works with many manufacturers who have chosen Stibo Systems’ Product Data Exchange solution as their platform for syndication.

Sessions:

  • Product Data Syndication: Managing Complex Global Syndication Requirements

Matthew Cawsey

Director, Solution Strategy
Stibo Systems

Matt leads our solution strategy for master data management of customer, supplier, and location data with a focus on driving business value from trusted, complete, curated and connected information. Matt has over 20 years of experience in enterprise data management software solutions with some of the world’s leading data management companies.

Sessions:

  • Emerging Customer Data Trends and MDM
  • Location, Location, Location. Managing WHERE You Do Business

Nils Pedersen

VP, Product Strategy
Stibo Systems

With over 25 years of experience in enterprise data management, Nils is today VP of Product Strategy for Stibo Systems. He has held various leadership positions and has helped some of the world's largest enterprises streamline their data processes with business outcome focus. The mix of delivery experience, customer centricity, and technical expertise makes him an ideal candidate to lead Product Management. Always curious, he enjoys hearing success stories and ideas for future software versions.

Sessions:

  • Product Vision and 36-Month Roadmap
Omar Ali Sheikh-Omar

Omar Ali Sheikh-Omar

Ph.D. Student
Stibo Systems

Specializing in machine learning, Omar’s research focuses on applying AI to improve data quality in the Multidomain Master Data Management setting. His mission is to develop automated solutions that increase operational efficiency. Intelligent automation to help increase data quality is not a one-time effort but a continuous process since data evolves over time and is critical in the data governance processes.

Sessions:

  • Augmented MDM - Enhancements from Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Patrick van Kappel

Manager, Sales Enablement & Learning Consultancy
Stibo Systems

Patrick’s passion is to motivate people and see them growing in their skills. With over 15 years of experience in training, he is part of the Stibo Systems MDM Academy team where his passion fits perfectly into the training philosophy. The MDM Academy’s training is built up around motivating people to achieve better personal and business results.

Sessions:

  • Stibo Systems MDM Academy – Online Learning Insights
Rob Bruce

Rob Bruce

VP Pre-Sales, North America
Stibo Systems

As VP of Presales for Stibo Systems – Americas, Rob runs the global Center of Excellence. He has been with Stibo Systems for 16 years where he describes his role as a data therapist and master data evangelist. Outside the office he enjoys being a professional musician, coin collecting, golf, and hiking with his family.

Sessions:

  • Consumer Packaged Goods: Delivering ROI with Stibo Systems MDM
  • Distribution: Delivering ROI with Stibo Systems MDM
  • Manufacturing: Delivering ROI with Stibo Systems MDM
  • Retailers: Delivering ROI with Stibo Systems MDM
  • Turbocharge Your Customer Loyalty
Jignesh Patel

Jignesh Patel

Director, Product Strategy
Stibo Systems

Jignesh is an innovative product professional who lives and breathes data quality, data management, governance, and MDM. He's responsible for the product strategy and direction for Stibo Systems' Customer and Supplier MDM solutions and has a passion for helping organizations unlock the full potential of data.

Sessions:

  • Emerging Customer Data Trends and MDM
  • Increase Data Transparency Across Your Supply Chain with Supplier MDM
Kimberly Southerland

Kimberly Southerland

Director, Pre-Sales Enablement – North America
Stibo Systems

Kimberly began her career in high-tech manufacturing using data and analytics to drive revenue. Her passion for outcome thinking has led to a demonstrated track record of success at both Fortune 500 firms and small to medium-sized enterprises. She is a proven, results-driven leader who leverages data science to drive business outcomes across Stibo Systems’ customers in consumer product goods, retail, fashion, healthcare, automotive, hi-tech, and semiconductor.

Sessions:

  • Bringing the Benefits​ of Multidomain​ MDM to Life
Silas Mortensen

Silas Mortensen

Product Manager
Stibo Systems

Today, Silas is responsible for the productization efforts at Stibo Systems. For the last ten years, he has been creating inspiring products for engaging users with both Stibo Systems and eBay.

Sessions:

    Thomas Jensen

    Thomas Jensen

    Director, Product Strategy
    Stibo Systems

    An experienced product leader with a proven 20+ years track record within MDM, ecommerce, and mobile. Thomas’ core competence is to combine business success and creation of great products with a clear focus on customer needs and market problems. Having worked for and with tier one companies and having led great teams, he has been able to consistently create value for customers through an outside-in approach and by being value led and market driven.

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