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2019 ECC Conference
June 9-11 at Marist College

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Keynote Speakers


Photo of Joshua P. MatheusJoshua P. Matheus

Managing Director and Global Head of Networks at Goldman Sachs

Josh manages Network Engineering at Goldman Sachs. Previously, he managed Data-center Networking and Network Security. Prior to that, he managed Network Architecture from 2010 to 2012. Earlier in his career, Josh held roles specializing in electronic trading network systems and market data. Josh joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 as an associate in Network Engineering in Investment Banking Division Technology. He was named managing director in 2017.

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Photo of Jianying HuJianying Hu, Ph.D.

IBM Fellow; Global Science Leader, AI for Healthcare; and Program Director of the Center for Computational Health at IBM Research

Prior to joining IBM in 2003 she was with Bell Labs at Murray Hill, New Jersey. Dr. Hu has conducted and led extensive research in machine learning, data mining, statistical pattern recognition, and signal processing, with applications to healthcare analytics and medical informatics, business analytics, and multimedia content analysis. Her recent focus has been on leading research efforts to develop advanced computational methods for deriving data-driven insights from real world healthcare data to facilitate learning health systems.

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Dr. Nicki Washington

CS Professor, Winthrop University,

Author, Speaker, Advocate and Entrepreneur

Dr. Nicki Washington is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Winthrop University and author of Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field. She previously spent nine years at Howard University as the first Black female faculty member in the Department of Computer Science. Her research on identity and culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum to increase the participation and retention of underrepresented students in computer science includes partnerships with organizations such as Google, Exploring Computer Science, Code.org, Washington, DC Public Schools, and the South Carolina Board of Education to create K-12 local, state, and national computer science standards and programs. 

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Gabriel Bell

Senior Manager of Data and Analytics, Unigroup
Storyteller, Architect, Analyst, Data Miner, Building and Leading Teams

Our future hangs on an ability to filter signal from noise, turn signal into stories, and use stories to foster understanding. More than an individual, a model, or a dashboard, this requires complex systems of ingesting, curating, and then translating through storytelling if we are to move past justification by data to that place where data is the heart of our decisions.  In my 25 years of experience, across numerous industries, I have built the systems and trained the storytellers that turn businesses around.

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Featured Speakers

 Tony Sager

CTO Commercial Markets for Blackridge Technology

Tony Sager is a senior product development executive and CTO with extensive experience in communications, networking, virtualization, big data, and servers. He built and launched numerous new products and served in various CTO roles for networking product development, alliances and partnerships. At Brocade, Tony led the Business Development team for IBM and he was a Distinguished Architect. Tony held numerous positions at IBM as both a Distinguished Engineer and Director specializing in networking products, alliances and partnerships.

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Dr. Casimer DeCusatis , 

Assistant Professor Marist College 

Dr. Casimer DeCusatis is an Assistant Professor with the Computer Science & Mathematics Department at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.  He is a former IBM Distinguished Engineer and emeritus member of the IBM Academy of Technology, with extensive experience in cloud computing, optical data networking, SDN, NFV, and cybersecurity.  He is an IBM Master Inventor with over 140 patents. Dr. DeCusatis received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.) in 1988 and 1990, respectively, and the B.S. degree magna cum laude in the Engineering Science Honors Program from the Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) in 1986.

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Mouli Narayanan, 

Founder & CEO Zeblok Inc

Mouli is the Founder and CEO of Zeblok Inc.  Zeblok provides first-in-class medical grade digital insights and digital biomarker bioinformatics platform for life science and healthcare companies to fill a big void in creation of digital ecosystems. Such digital ecosystems are needed by sponsors and providers to further delivery of personalized care, achieve fuller engagement with patients and physicians, and drive data insights predictive capabilities to improve patient outcome and increase commercial value of drug pipeline. Prior to Zeblok Mouli was Senior Digital Technologist at JPMorgan, specializing in large scale distributed systems. As a chief architect in multiple business lines he has delivered pivotal capabilities including one of the largest grid computing cluster on Wall Street, award winning brokerage workstation technology integrating 100 plus applications and an OMS/EMS trading platform for equities and options.  Mouli has an MS Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State. 

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