A Preview of Summit’s Opening Keynote Panel: The Analytic Strategies of Highly Successful Organizations

Terri White
June 13, 2016

Can an analytics-driven culture create greater success?

We’ve put together a panel of top technology and business leaders to dig into this question and get their perspectives. Moderated by noted data mining and predictive analytics author and Forbes columnist Meta Brown, our panelists will explore how analytics is being used in bold, innovative, and operational ways to help transform their businesses in inventive, practical, and sometimes revolutionary ways.

The one-hour keynote panel on Tuesday, June 14 will use a Q&A-style format in which the panelists will give highlights of their business challenges, how they applied Information Builders’ BI and analytics solutions, and the business outcomes and transformation that resulted. There will also be the opportunity for Summit attendees to ask questions of the panelists. Watch on IBTV Live and watch in this blog for a recap of the discussion.

Meet our esteemed panelists: Nageswara “Nagesh” Goteti of Vantiv, Peter Antonucci of Pershing, and Mike Muenzing of Ace Hardware.

Nageswara Goteti, IT Leader, Vantiv

Nageswara “Nagesh” Goteti is a technology leader who has helped several financial and healthcare organizations with enterprise wide transformation, robotics, automation and managed an array of technologies for data and analytics, business process management and decision management. He’s a hands-on technologist and a leader who has enabled organizations by building a strong data insights team delivering several enterprise solutions and being ahead of the curve.

Nagesh’s highly successful center of excellence teams have helped in delivering state of the art solutions that continually promote innovation, agility and governance, and now expanding his thoughts on building out community of excellence. He is highly recognized in the industry and continually provides thought processes around the art of creating high performing center of excellence at various events.

In his current role at Vantiv, he is leading data analytics and visualization and his team is supporting various strategic initiatives such as consumer analytics, technology analytics, sales analytics, operational analytics and provide reporting solutions for finance.

Peter Antonucci, Managing Director, Pershing

Peter Antonucci is a Managing Director for Pershing, a BNY Mellon company, with management responsibility for the technology platforms on Pershing's Managed Investments business and Business Intelligence platform, as well as the technology platforms for the firm's affiliate Albridge Solutions, Inc.—including Albridge Analytics. Prior to assuming this role, Peter was the business technology officer for Pershing's Managed Investment business, responsible for application development and oversight of program management, project management and quality assurance.

Peter joined Pershing's Technology Department in 1991 as an application developer on Pershing's online broker PC Financial Network, which later became known as DLJdirect. During his 20-plus career at Pershing, Peter has assumed numerous roles within the core Pershing Technology Platform, including NetExchange Client, TelExchange, Document Management and Mobile Solutions. Peter has also held leadership roles in Pershing's Project Office and Pershing's Network Technology Team.

Prior to joining Pershing, Peter was a project leader at the Bank of New York Mellon's Securities Processing Division, where he was responsible for the development of Global and Domestic Securities Processing Systems. From 1987 to 1988, Peter worked at the Depository Trust Corporation, where he was an application developer on the Institutional Delivery System.

Peter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at St. John's University, and has also completed the Securities Industry Institute® program, sponsored by SIFMA, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mike Muenzing, IT Director, Ace Hardware

Mike Muenzing is an IT Director for Ace Hardware Corporation and is in charge of Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Data Management. He is responsible for BI, analytics, data integrity, and application integration technologies. Mike has more than 30 years in the retail industry mastering enterprise system Planning, supply chain and e-commerce systems.

Meta Brown, Summit keynote panel moderator, author and analytics expert

Meta Brown is the author of Data Mining for Dummies, and creator of the Storytelling for Data Analysts and Storytelling for Tech workshops. Her work focuses on two challenges: 1) helping technical experts communicate effectively with everyone else, and 2) providing guidance for organizations launching or expanding analytics programs. She is a hands-on statistician and data miner who has worked with clients across three continents, in industries ranging from manufacturing to healthcare to law enforcement. While Meta best known as an expert in text analytics and data mining, her first love is good, old-fashioned statistics, particularly statistics for quality improvement. For those who like alphabet soup, she holds an S.M. in Nuclear Engineering from M.I.T., a B.S. in Mathematics from Rutgers, CQE, CQA and CRE certifications from American Society for Quality, and CPHQ certification from National Association for Healthcare Quality.