Keynote Speakers

Ben Shneiderman
Emeritus Distinguished University Professor, Department of Computer Science and Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
University of Maryland

BEN SHNEIDERMAN is an Emeritus Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory ( at the University of Maryland.  He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, NAI, and the Visualization Academy and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to human-computer interaction and information visualization. Shneiderman’s information visualization innovations include dynamic query sliders and multiple coordinated windows for Spotfire, development of treemaps for viewing hierarchical data, and novel network visualizations for NodeXL. He has received six honorary doctorates for his contributions.
Ben is the lead author of Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (6th ed., 2016).  His forthcoming book on Human-Centered AI, will be published by Oxford University Press in early 2022.

Ahmer Srivastava
Director, Memory Product Solutions - Analytics & Software Applications
Western Digital

Ahmer has deep passion and experience for bringing together ideas, technology, and people to solve complex problems through software-driven manufacturing and advanced analytics. He currently spearheads strategic initiatives for big data analytics, visual analytics, and predictive analytics solutions for Western Digital’s NAND flash product engineering & manufacturing teams. With 20+ years of experience in high-tech manufacturing at IBM, Hitachi Global Storage, and SanDisk/Western Digital, he brings deep expertise in failure analysis and yield management, advanced analytics, and product management. Ahmer received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from UC San Diego and completed executive education at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Matt Quinn
Executive Vice President, Products & Technology, and COO
TIBCO Software Inc.

Matt Quinn manages TIBCO's day-to-day operations and is instrumental in the growth and development of TIBCO's products and technologies, including the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud. Formerly serving in executive roles including Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Products and Technology, Matt has spent more than 20 years with TIBCO leading large-scale transformations to organizational structure and product strategy. He received his BA in Computer Science and Masters of Applied Science Information Technology from RMIT University Melbourne.

Fred Studer
Chief Marketing Officer
TIBCO Software Inc.

Fred Studer is the Chief Marketing Officer of TIBCO. He's had a distinguished career in marketing, creative, and product management, with more than 25 years in the high tech industry. Previously, as the CMO of FinancialForce, he led the modernization of the brand, defined a targeted go-to-market model, and helped to dramatically improve marketing ROI and efficiency. Studer has also led worldwide marketing as the CMO of Gigamon and NetSuite, and before that, spent several years at Microsoft and Oracle. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Studer received his B.S. in accounting and finance from the University of Colorado Boulder and is a board member of the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.

Michael O'Connell
Chief Analytics Officer
TIBCO Software Inc.

Michael O'Connell is the Chief Analytics Officer at TIBCO Software, developing analytic solutions across a number of industries including Financial Services, Energy, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods & Retail, Telco, Media and Networks. He has been working on statistical software applications for the past 20 years, and has published more than 50 papers and several software packages on statistical methods. Michael did his Ph.D. work in Statistics at North Carolina State University and is Adjunct Professor Statistics in the department.

Breakout Speakers

Dave Barnett
Product Development Manager
Bahwan Cybertek

Lee Grant
Supervisor Strategic Planning & Business Intelligence
Birchcliff Energy

Matthew Haggerty
Senior Data Scientist
Biota Technology

Clay Harter
CTO Oil and Gas
Bahwan Cybertek

Vishakha Mujoo
Associate Director

Jordan Sawadogo
Principal Engineer
Biota Technology

Sreelatha Sunkugari
Data Governance and Visualization Manager