Global Chief Data Officer
Inderpal Bhandari is the IBM Global Chief Data Officer, where he has leveraged his extensive experience to lead IBM’s data strategy to ensure IBM remains the number one AI and hybrid cloud provider for the enterprise. Under his leadership, the Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint was created, a roadmap for IBM’s clients on their own transformation journeys.
Inderpal brings to IBM more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles at such leading companies as Cambia Health Solutions and Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions. Prior to joining IBM, Inderpal served as Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer of Cambia Health Solutions where he led the development of Cambia’s data strategy and drove the transformation of the company’s consumer experience strategies.
Prior to that, Inderpal served as Vice President of knowledge solutions and Chief Data Officer at Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions, where he was responsible for maximizing the utility of the company’s data and its readiness to respond to emerging market trends. Before that, he founded Virtual Gold, growing the company into an international market leader for analytics in call centers and professional sports.
Inderpal is an expert in transforming data into business value and improved customer experiences by delivering strategic, innovative capabilities that use analytic insights to enable growth and productivity. In 2017, he was named U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year by the CDO Club and has been featured as an industry expert by Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, US News & World Report, CNN and FOX.
Inderpal earned his Master of Science Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Director, AI Accelerator, Global Chief Data Office
In an era of disruptive technologies and a myriad of innovation challenges, Dr. Liliana Horne empowers start-ups, government agencies, and Fortune 500 organizations through major transformations and complex enterprise architectures.
Liliana is the IBM Director of AI Accelerator, which has enabled $350M in revenue since 2019, along with a diverse portfolio of 20+ data and AI assets and solutions. Her strategic thinking and passion for harnessing leading technologies to accomplish core business goals align perfectly with the team’s mission. Liliana brings together deep expertise in technical, application and network optimization solutions, as well as client solutions.
Attaining an MIT Post-Graduate Certificate in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and a Ph.D. in Information Systems, Liliana successfully developed the “Client-Side Mobile Evil Twin Attack Detection (CSMETAD)” application and published her doctoral dissertation “Development of a Client-Side Evil Twin Attack Detection System for Public Wi-Fi Hotspots based on Design Science Approach.”
Previously, as Client Solutions Executive at IBM, Liliana led global, large-sized teams to advance enterprises and government agencies to become agile by adopting new technologies. As a future-focused technology leader, she led complex transformation projects, designed clear IT strategy and roadmaps, and strengthened network and information security.
For a global hospitality organization, Liliana developed a net new $15M cloud-managed High-Speed Internet Access service product from scratch, which grew hotel revenue by 22% and improved customer experience. For the Puerto Rico Department of Education, she drove the network modernization initiative at 750 schools, which reduced cost by 50%.
Earlier, as a Growth Executive and Application & Network Optimization Solutions Leader, Liliana added to the top- and bottom-line growth by boosting the enterprise sales pipeline by 60% and closing $10M in revenue in the first year.
Liliana served as a National Practice Leader and was entrusted with building and running a net new line of business for IBM. Here, she led go-to-market, strategic partnerships, and pricing strategy. As Principal, she supported clients’ growth by delivering scalable and resilient architectures, modernizing systems and networks, and cutting-edge engineering infrastructures.
Liliana operated as the Acting CIO, leading the US DOJ-sponsored multiyear Life Sciences digital transformation initiative for the anti-terrorism and human rights forensic services division. Here, she developed a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), including automated workflows, modern data management, and secured networks.
Liliana is married to a successful business executive and has a 12-year-old daughter who is a rising robotics inventor and entrepreneur. She is proficient in English and Spanish and loves yoga, biking, swimming, and hiking.
Chief Data & Marketing Technology Officer
As an accomplished Data and Marketing Technology Officer, Arun Kumar has a proven record of setting data & technology strategies that drive business growth, developing products and managing technical operations. With a reputation as a data marketing expert, he possesses a unique combination of visionary business acumen and technical expertise that allows him to drive growth and enhance performance.
He is highly skilled in simplifying complex solutions and linking them to clear, measurable business outcomes. This makes him an invaluable asset to any organization seeking to harness the power of data and technology to drive growth.
In addition to his technical expertise, Kumar is also valued as an industry expert in high stakes discussions about utilizing cutting-edge technologies to overcome challenges and drive growth. Global news media, such as CNBC, Forbes Ad Agency, Wall Street Journal (WJS), and Netflix, have highlighted his thought leadership in major press coverage due to his ability to bridge the gap between technical solutions and business objectives. These accolades have made him a sought-after consultant and thought leader in the data and marketing technology space.
Kumar has been a senior member at Interpublic group, one of the world’s biggest agency holding companies, developing its data and technology solutions globally and growing its addressable media buying practice 10X over the last six years. He was responsible for driving the acquisition of Acxiom, Interpublic Group’s largest acquisition to date.
He holds a master’s degree from Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) and an Advanced Management Leadership Certification from The Wharton School of Business. Kumar is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and the CNBC Executive Technology Council. He is also a published co-author of a book on programmatic advertising and an Advisory Board member.
In his personal life, Kumar has a wife, one child and one dog, who he thinks of as a kid. He resides in New York with his family.
Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Dun & Bradstreet
Gary Kotovets is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics. In this role, Gary leads the company’s data and analytics strategy globally, and is responsible for enterprise data governance and exploring new digital and alternative data and analytics opportunities.
Before joining Dun & Bradstreet, Gary spent nearly two decades in leadership roles across Bloomberg L.P.’s data and exchange businesses. There, he was instrumental in turning Bloomberg Global Data’s Content & Entities Business Management group into a world-class operation that drives the growth and revenue of Bloomberg Financial Products.
Most recently, Gary was Global Head of Data Acquisition and Management where he led an international team responsible for all aspects of financial information management across all of Bloomberg’s businesses. Prior to this role, Gary was Global Head of Exchanges and Index for Bloomberg’s Calculation Business. He began his career in business development and international project management roles.
Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from City University of New York.
Nicholas Fuller, PhD
Vice President, Automation and Edge, IBM Research
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Executive Director, Data and AI Architecture
Deputy Executive Director, Data & Trust Alliance, and Partner
Vice President, Data Sources
Travis Carpenter has been innovating with data for over two decades. As the leader of the Data Sources team at Mastercard, he brings an entrepreneurial spirit to the management and usage of internal and external data sources. To ensure all data was fit for purpose, he led the development of the framework and methodology for improving data quality through activities that discover, diagnose and remediate issues. To make data more accessible and private, his team has led the analysis and implementation of new Privacy Enhancing Technologies, such as Homomorphic Encryption, Differential Privacy and Synthetic Data.
Travis has been with Mastercard for sixteen years. Prior to joining the Data Sources team, he led many teams within the Loyalty business unit, including the Rewards product line. Mastercard is one of the leaders in consumer loyalty worldwide, supporting over 400 issuer and merchant programs. Travis lives in St. Louis with his wife and four sons. He holds an MBA from the University of Missouri, Robert J. Trulaske School of Business.
Richard Andrews currently serves as Senior Counsel at Transcarent, a growth stage venture led by healthtech entrepreneur Glen Tullman on a mission to create a new, different, and better health and care experience that puts health consumers in charge, directly connecting them with high-quality care, transparent information, and trusted guidance on their terms – measurably improving Member experience, increasing health outcomes, and reducing costs.
A proud member of the Data & Trust Alliance, Transcarent recently completed an acquisition transaction with 98point6, a virtual care company powered by an AI chatbot that collects information via a text exchange with the patient and summarizes it for a human doctor who then takes over the chat. As a key leader in Transcarent’s negotiations and due diligence process with 98point6, Richard had the opportunity to become an early user of the Responsible Culture, Data & AI Diligence for M&A diligence tools that have been developed by the D&TA and is looking forward to sharing some of his experiences.
Richard joined Transcarent as an early employee while the company was in stealth mode and has enjoyed helping to build the company’s legal function from the ground up. Prior to joining Transcarent, Richard practiced corporate and securities law at premier global law firms Latham & Watkins and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. A Northern California native, Richard received his law degree from UC Berkeley and holds an MBA from UC Davis.
Talent Managing Director, HR Strategy & Transformation
Meredith Feiner is a Talent Managing Director at Deloitte, leading the organization’s ongoing HR transformation. Meredith is a strategic Human Resources leader with a track record of directing enterprise-wide talent initiatives to elevate the Talent experience. She has extensive experience leading teams and developing, implementing, and guiding HR processes to enable business growth. Prior to her current role, Meredith led Deloitte’s HR Technology, User Experience, and People Analytics teams to provide data-driven workforce insights and industry-leading digital solutions to advance professionals’ Talent experience. In this role, she led the implementation of the Data & Trust Alliance Algorithmic Bias Safeguards for Deloitte, which is a proud member of the Alliance and early adopter of the Safeguards.