The Kelley Forum on Business Analytics
Biographies of Speakers
- Professor of Marketing
- E.W. Kelley Chair of Business Administration
- Director, Customer Interface Laboratory
Professor Raymond R. Burke is the E.W. Kelley Professor of Business Administration at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and a research partner of the School's Center for Education and Research in Retailing. Professor Burke is the founding director of Indiana University's Customer Interface Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility for investigating how customers interact with new retailing technologies, including in-store and electronic shopping applications. He serves as Member of Advisory Board at AfterBOT, Inc.
Prior to joining IU, he served on the faculties of the Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
- Associate Professor of Operations Management
- W.W. Grainger, Inc. Faculty Fellow
Kyle Cattani is Associate Professor of Operations & Decision Technologies at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. His research and teaching interests are in supply chain management, logistics, and business analytics. Kyle worked for Hewlett-Packard for six years in various operations management positions before entering a PhD program at Stanford University in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. After graduating, Kyle was first on the faculty at UNC Chapel Hill, and since 2005 has been on the faculty at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He has taught in the BSBA program, the MBA program, the EMBA program, and the PhD program.
- Managing Director, StoneTurn Group, LLP
Joseph Cheriathundam is a Managing Director at StoneTurn and has over 20 years of data analytic experience. He has supported companies and organizations in forensic matters of conflict, change and regulatory compliance to include issues pertaining to anti-fraud consulting, anti-money laundering, market timing, late trading, mergers and acquisitions, the False Claims Act and international business compliance in industries as diverse as healthcare, life sciences, finance, energy, automotive and real estate.
He received a Data Analytics Certification from the Kelley Business School in 2012.
- Principal, McKinsey & Company
Michael Chui is a Principal of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm, where he leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society. Michael has led McKinsey research in such areas as Big Data, social technologies, and the Internet of Things.
Dr. Chui holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, and an M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from Indiana University.
- US Deloitte Analytics Lead, Deloitte Consulting
Forrest Danson is the US Deloitte Analytics practice leader, responsible for coordinating analytics go-to-market activities and capability building across each of Deloitte’s businesses – Audit, Tax, Consulting, and Financial Advisory.
He brings over 25 years of experience advising clients at the intersection of business and technology transformation. His background includes extensive experience in information/data strategies, technology-enabled business transformation, post-merger integration, IT strategy & architecture, and large-scale program management / systems integration.
Forrest focuses primarily on the Financial Services industry and has advised and served many of the largest global Banking & Securities institutions, including BNY Mellon, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, American Express, and Capital One.
Prior to leading Deloitte’s US Analytics practice, Forrest has had a number of other practice building roles in Deloitte Consulting, including leading the Financial Services Securities, Real Estate & Investment Management practice, the Global Technology Advisory Services practice, the Technology Strategy Service Line, and the Information Management Service Line.
Scott is responsible for the global leadership of ExactTarget. He and his fellow co-founders Chris Baggott and Peter McCormick launched ExactTarget in December 2000 to help organizations use the then-emerging medium of email to connect with their customers and drive business results. Today, the company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ET), has grown to nearly 2,000 employees, and powers cross-channel digital marketing campaigns across seven product lines for many of the largest brands around the world.
Scott is an acclaimed leader who has earned numerous accolades for his business and civic leadership, including 2012 Indiana Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year, 2012 Laureate Central Indiana Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, 2012 recipient of the Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, American Business Awards 2011 Executive of the Year, TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology, BtoB Magazine's Who's Who List, MS Society Hope Award, Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty Under 40 and Junior Achievement’s Best and Brightest. Scott serves on the board of directors of TechPoint, Indiana Sports Corporation, and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Informatics at Indiana University. In 2012, Scott served as Chair for the Marketing and Communications Division for the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.
Scott earned his undergraduate marketing degree from Indiana University and MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
- Lead Associate, Population Health Team, Booz Allen Hamilton
Ms. Fan leads a multi-disciplinary analytics team in the government healthcare sector. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Ms. Fan conducted basic research in the field of Cognitive Science focusing on the application of Decision Theory in Behavioral Economics and Human Factors, with an emphasis on quantitative methods, modeling, and simulation. In general, the goal of Ms. Fan’s research has been to understand and improve the decision making processes so that sustainable changes can be made to optimize accuracy, efficiency, and performance.
Brent F. Meyers
- Vice President, Customer Solutions, FedEx Services
Brent Meyers is Vice President of Customer Solutions. Customer Solutions works with Sales in providing FedEx customers with solutions that allow them to best leverage the assets of FedEx to gain a better overall customer experience. These solutions focus on integrating the capabilities of the various FedEx Operating Companies and often require strong analytical and information technology support. Solutions can be for a specific customer or involve overall network planning/management due to high volume spikes due to holidays, product releases and special events.
Brent received BA from Indiana University majoring in Mathematics/Economics. He also received his MBA from Indiana majoring in Transportation, Logistics and Finance.
- Vice President, Business Development, Global Government and Education, IBM Corporation
Dion Rudnicki has over 20 years of sales and business management experience in working with various client organizations on how information technology solutions can satisfy their challenging operational and strategic needs. In his current position, Mr. Rudnicki is responsible for leading the overall business results for IBM’s Global Business Services organization across the US Government’s Federal Health and Civilian Agencies marketplace by helping clients innovate, leverage, and optimize their own capabilities and performance.
Mr. Rudnicki earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1983.
- IU Vice President for IT & Chief Information Officer
- Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business
Professor Brad Wheeler leads university-wide IT services for IU’s eight campuses. He has co-founded and led remarkable software and service collaborations such as the Sakai Project, Kuali, and the HathiTrust. Most recently, he developed IU’s eTexts Initiative and implemented a cutting edge delivery model to tackle the high costs of textbooks for students. A member of various boards and organizations, Professor Wheeler focuses on leadership and meaningful collaboration in higher education. He is also a professor of information systems in IU’s Kelley School of Business, and has taught executive programs for corporate and MBA audiences on six continents.
Michael Wilhite, Ph.D.
- Senior Vice President, dunnhumbyUSA
- Leader of Kroger Insights and Customer Knowledge Capability
Michael Wilhite is Senior Vice President, Insight Analytics, for dunnhumbyUSA. His role includes responsibility for leadership of both Kroger Insights and Customer Knowledge. As dunnhumbyUSA’s first employee in the JV with The Kroger Co., Michael was instrumental in the development of analytics for customer strategy, customer-centric pricing, promotion planning and loyalty. Michael has also led Solutions in the non-grocery retail sector and held the role of General Manager of dunnhumby’s third largest office in Gurgaon, India. Michael began his career with Convergys Corp, where he developed analytics capabilities for Fortune 50 companies in the telecom, financial services, and technology sectors. Michael obtained his doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of California with an emphasis on decision-making processes.
- Information Management Regional Service Line Leader, Deloitte Consulting
Mark Zozulia is a Deloitte Consulting Principal based in Chicago with over 25 years of experience. He is a National leader in the Information Management (IM) practice and has successfully structured, delivered and operated complex enterprise information management programs for numerous companies in Financial Services, Health Care, Hi-Tech, Manufacturing, State Government and Telecom.
His teams have assisted these organizations develop business strategies for increasing the competitive value of their information assets. He has delivered process and organizational transformation efforts in financial management, customer analytics, performance measurement, external customer and regulatory reporting, case management, risk management and eDiscovery. These initiatives leveraged on and off-shore teams utilizing a combination of business analytics, business intelligence, search, portal, data warehouse and content management technologies.
Mark manages operations for Deloitte’s IM practice in the Central region and is Dean of the National Business Technology Analyst (BTA) program which includes campus hiring of more than 400 BTAs annually. He is also the Partner Sponsor for recruiting at Indiana University (IU). Within the Kelley School of Business at IU, Mark is an adjunct Professor, a member of the Institute for Business Analytics Advisory Council and was instrumental in developing our Global Certificate in Business Analytics training program.