Innovate, Inspire, Protect, Perform

October 25, 2022 | New England

New England Facilitators Include:

Carlo Spada, Global Director IT Audit, Essilor
With more than 25 years of international management experience in Information Technology, Information Security, and Change Management, Carlo is currently Global Director IT audit at EssilorLuxottica a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames, and sunglasses including the legendary Ray-Ban and Oakley, lens technology brands including Varilux and Transitions, and world-class retail brands including Sunglass Hut and LensCrafters as well. In 2020, EssilorLuxottica had over 140,000 employees and consolidated revenues of Euro 14.4 billion. Carlo holds a Master’s Degree in Business Sciences and several professional certifications, including C-CISO. He also has extensive knowledge and experience of ISO27k, Change Management, Technology Innovation, and Transformation. He previously worked in several industries in different companies such as Packared Bell / Nec, Wolters Kluwer, Iddink, Monuta, and Trivento.
Prakash Teli, Chief Technology Officer
­­­Meteor Learning, Inc.

Dasa Ponnappan, Chief Technology Officer

Seasoned Machine Learning expert (UC Berkeley MIDS 2022), Data Science Engineering Director at Audible Amazon, and hands-on e-commerce architect with over 20 years of experience in digital transformation, cloud strategy, omnichannel solutions, and modernization for major retail companies. Industry-recognized thought leadership on cloud migration and strategy, deep technology, architecture skills, and building relationships with C-level executives. Have built very complex solutions for the retail domain with cross-functional and cross-geographic teams. As a Masters’s student at UC Berkeley, I build out Machine learning models using research design principles, Applied Machine learning algorithms (supervised, unsupervised, Deep learning Neural nets) architecting data pipelines using Kappa architecture, and building out production-ready Machine learning models using statistical techniques (Jupyter notebooks, Python data frames, and packages). Very strong Python Django experience and GraphQL-based React front-end experience in building out e-commerce solutions. Recently co-authored a paper for UC Berkeley NLP work highlighting BERT architecture and using improvements for aspect-based sentiment analysis. 

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