Dr. Kirk Borne
Booz Allen Hamilton
Data Science Fellow
Kirk Borne is a Data Science Fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to that, Dr. Borne was a professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University for 12 years, where he did research and taught students in the undergraduate and graduate data science programs.
Prior to that, Dr. Borne spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities for NASA space science missions, including a role as NASA’s Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope.
Professor Alberto Cairo
University of Miami
Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication
Alberto Cairo is a journalist and designer, and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is also the director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He has been head of information graphics at media publications in Spain and Brazil. The author of several books such as ‘How Charts Lie’ (2019) and ‘The Truthful Art; (2016), Cairo currently consults with companies and institutions like Google, and has provided visualization training to the European Union, and more.
Senior Director of Analytics
Emilio Isom is a highly experienced analytics and business intelligence leader who has worked in industries spanning automotive, supply chain & logistics as well as consumer goods manufacturing. In his current role he serves as the Senior Director of Analytics where he is responsible for creating enterprise analytic capabilities for the Cox Automotive Sales function. Always continuing to learn and “sharpen the saw”, he is currently pursuing his Masters in Analytics at Georgia Tech.
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Storytelling with Data
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic tells stories with data. She is the author of Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice! and Storytelling with Data: a Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals, which has been translated into a dozen languages, used as a textbook by more than 100 universities and serves as the course book for tens of thousands of SWD workshop participants.
For nearly a decade, Cole and her team have delivered interactive learning sessions highly sought after by data-minded individuals and organizations all over the world.
Dr. Story Musgrave
Franklin Story Musgrave M.D. is a retired American astronaut that has completed six space missions. He is also one of the most educated people to have traveled into space.
A mathematician, aviation technician, instrument technician, military pilot, Air Force doctor, National Heart Institute post-doctoral, and bio physics instructor.
His first flight into space was on April 4, 1983 and his last voyage was 7th December 1996. Operational duties included shuttle deployments, satellite launches and service, and repair of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Sandals Resorts International
Gebhard Rainer, CEO at Sandals Resorts International, has more than 35 years’ international experience in the hotel industry, having lived and worked in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the United States and the Caribbean.
A hospitality veteran with global operations and international finance experience, he served more than 20 years at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, including 2 years as executive vice president and CFO. From 2014 to 2016, he served as president and Chief Operating Officer for the luxury brand Coach.
Professor Gary Urton
Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies in the Department of Anthropology
Gary Urton is the Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. His research focuses on a variety of topics in pre-Columbian and early colonial Andean cultural and intellectual history, drawing on materials and methods in archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnology. He is the author of many articles and of numerous books and edited volumes on Andean/Quechua cultures and Inka civilization, including many single author books.