Leverage Your Data Sprawl to Create Trusted, High-Value Insights – Webinar


October 26, 2021


11:00am-12:00pm CDT; 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: ONLINE

Leverage Your Data Sprawl to Create Trusted, High-Value Insights

Before You Lose Agility and Fall Behind


What happens when companies process vast amounts of data and it becomes harder to keep up with the volume of what they have, who has access to it and why? Enterprises are wide in range with a clutter of information, comprised of countless sources spread across traditional & modern data sets, as well as multiple SaaS applications and cloud environments. Competing on insights requires evolving from Data Driven to Model Driven and ultimately Metadata Driven. Discuss what it takes to be a Metadata Driven organization, preserving your agility and ability to compete in your market.

Webinar Price: $0.00 per person


Derek Wilson, Global Director, Lumada Software Solution Engineering, Hitachi Vantara





Panelists will include:
Atif Usman, Global Data, Analytics, and Data Science Director | Certified Chief Data Officer, Zimmer Biomet
Deanna Jacob, Enterprise Data Management Director, Alight Solutions
Richard Olejniczak, SVP – Data Programs and Business Analytics and Reporting, Wintrust Financial

David Robledo, Director of Data Analytics and Information, Purdue University

And other Data Executives sharing strategies, tactics and lessons learned



Usman             Jacob         Olejniczak        Robledo


Derek Wilson

Derek runs a global team of solution engineers making Hitachi Vantara’s Lumada DataOps Suite of Technologies tangible to data management, analytics and data governance.


He is a technologist covering the full breadth of DataOps. He carries applied experience in analytics, data engineering, data viz and data science.


Atif Usman

Certified chief data officer with a proven track record of leading enterprise-wide transformations involving business intelligence, strategy development and execution, data products, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning across multiple industries and verticals.


Expertise includes:  Certified Chief Data Officer, Business Intelligence, Analytics Strategy & Governance, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Product Development, Enterprise Management, TensorFlow, Theano, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, SAP BI & BW, HANA, SQL, ABAP, JAVA, Python, MatLab


Deanna Jacob

Highly skilled manager with extensive knowledge in Business Intelligence best practices, relational database administration, data governance and analytics. An experienced professional and certified PMP who has managed both large and small global teams by applying strong leadership, articulate communication, and problem solving skills to drive results. Committed to continuous improvement methodologies to deliver results that focus on accuracy, quality, timeliness, and integrity. A driven consultant with a strong work ethic who is proficient in communicating with clients, employees, and senior management. Effective interpersonal skills allow me to delegate, coordinate, and execute all tasks. Specialized data knowledge supporting customer service call center operations, back office operations, web reporting and analytics, and CRM tools. Experienced in Agile and Waterfall development processes.


Richard Olejniczak

Enterprise Technology and Operations Leader adept at creating and driving business strategy via data and problem-solving skills. Keen eye for identifying insights and analysis to implement highly effective strategies and changes through programs or operational / organizational changes. Adept at combining vision, ingenuity and strong business acumen to build high performing cross-functional onsite & offshore teams. Specialties include turn-around operations, building Centers of Excellence, Program Governance and delivering large scale technology initiatives that drive revenue and enhance customer experience.



  • Getting value through Data Management and implementing technologies
  • Leading strategy through creative solutions using data driven insights
  • Distilling complex analyses and problems without oversimplifying
  • Developing creative solutions to get solutions implemented
  • Acting as a change agent and large, complex organizations


Strategy Development / Business Analytics / Master Data Management / Offshore Partnerships / Data Governance / Re-engineering
Integration Strategy / Change Management / Agile


David Robledo

Accomplished senior IT professional with strong record of driving business intelligence and associated projects to enable data-driven decision making.


Known as the “go-to” person for critical projects with high administrative visibility.


Specialties: Technical Staff Management, Business Intelligence, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Forecasting, Advanced Analytics, Process Improvements, Vendor Management, Forecasting, Financial Modeling

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.