Head of Data & Business Intelligence, Jackson National Life
Heather Fitzgerald is the Head of Data & Business Intelligence at Jackson National Life. She is a data visionary and analytics leader with 20+ years in driving innovative global solutions and data-driven insights that create operational efficiencies, growth, and success. She has deep expertise in business automation, data technology platforms, digital transformation, sales, marketing, and storytelling. She leads world-class data-centric teams through full transformation by way of the usage of agile, SCRUM, and SAFE methodologies.
Big Data Engineer at Allstate
Brian started his big data experience as a Hadoop platform engineer and has since leveraged that knowledge at Encompass Insurance (an Allstate Company) to build out the data lake and extend the integrated data sets. He also led the implementation of the business intelligence strategy to democratize the data with a semantic layer and familiar productivity tools. Brian earned a degree in Computer Science and certificates in Information Security and Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. Brian was also an accountant for 13 years specializing in accounting systems and financial reporting.
Business Intelligence, Author and Speaker
Dr. Barry Devlin is a founder of the data warehousing industry, defining its first architecture in 1985. A foremost authority on business intelligence (BI), big data, and beyond, he is respected worldwide as a visionary and thought-leader in the evolving industry. Barry has authored two ground-breaking books: the classic “Data Warehouse–from Architecture to Implementation” and “Business unIntelligence–Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics and Big Data” in 2013.
Distinguished Solution Engineer at Tableau
Larry Clark is a Distinguished Solution Engineer and member of the Strategic Solution Engineering team at Tableau Software, a Salesforce Company. He joined Tableau in late 2018 after several years as a BI consultant with Catapult, a Microsoft partner. Prior to that, Larry worked for Microsoft for over two decades, primarily as a SQL Server and BI technical seller. He recently earned a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from the University of Texas. Larry and his wife and two teenagers live in Austin, Texas with two dogs, three cats and four Land Cruisers.