New Data-Driven World

Trust, Drive, Adopt, Align

February 28, 2023 | Dallas, TX

Facilitators Include:

Murali Kallem, Head of Data Platform

Murali Kallem is a data leader with 25+ years of data experience. He has played several roles and led several facets in the data domains. He has held leadership roles in Small to Fortune 50 companies and brings in his experience from the consulting industry. He leverages his free time to give back to the community by speaking at industry events, university, and posts on LinkedIn, etc.

Murali currently heads the Data Platform at Salesforce and is embarking on a modernization journey of their platforms, governance, and finally enabling Self-Service to over 10,000+ users in the company.

Joseph Poth, US Director Analytics

Joseph (Joe) is a Director within KPMG’s Deal Advisory & Strategy practice with more than 20 years of management, advisory, and business experience. He is an imaginative analytics Director with extensive experience within Fortune 500 companies. He has a strong background in creating innovative tactics for optimization and target segmentation in multiple industries. At KPMG, Joe has worked to derive profitability trends and opportunities on many cross-industry projects both for private equity and corporate clients with a recent focus on consumer and retail M&A targets.

James Gaston, Vice President of Enterprise Data/Chief Data Officer
Parkland Health & Hospital System (PHHS)

James E. Gaston, MBA FHIMSS is a healthcare executive facilitating an advanced understanding of analytics and leading digital transformation. James has extensive provider, payor, and global consulting experience having worked with Ministries of Health in many European and Asia-Pac countries as well as with all sizes of providers across the United States. Through HIMSS, a non-profit professional healthcare organization James has presented in global forums promoting data-informed insights, health equity, analytics against coronavirus, and advanced analytics solutions like Good Machine Learning Practices (GMLP). James is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has served as ACHE faculty for over a decade, teaching healthcare executives how to develop a culture of analytics and effectively mature the skills to leverage data-informed insights.

James currently works with Parkland Health & Hospital System (PHHS) in Dallas, Texas serving as VP of Enterprise Data / Chief Data Officer. In this role, James is focusing on increasing the depth and breadth of analytics value and positioning PHHS as a national example of advancing health equity through excellence as a public health system.

James Carpenter, Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Technology Officer
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children 

James Carpenter is a Healthcare Information Technology & Security Professional with 20 years of IT leadership experience in diverse areas of IT. James is currently the Director of Enterprise Information Technology & Security for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. Over the course of his career, James has created and led healthcare information technology teams to successfully navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of security and technology. James has been responsible for the strategic design of information security programs, data management strategies, and digital innovation programs. James is a CISSP and holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University.

Sivakumar Pabolu, Former Vice President of Technology
The Michaels Companies Inc.

Siva is a top performing Technology Executive with expertise in Technical Product Management and Engineering, Technology Strategy, Solution Architecture, Digital and Cloud Transformation, and Organizational Design. He has 15+ years of proven success in delivering lasting business results by leading the implementation and management of innovative solutions in FinTech, Retail, Telecoms, and Healthcare industries. He has held Technology Leadership positions at Michaels Technologies, Fleetcor Technologies, and AT&T leading a variety of functions.

Siva has been a trusted, reliable, and knowledgeable technology advisor and delivery partner. He excels at quickly assessing an organization’s current state and identifying and delivering investment horizon and timeline-appropriate solutions to business-critical challenges.

He holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, a Master’s Degree in Computer Aided Engineering from North Carolina State University (NSCU), Raleigh, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).

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