Inspire Europe 2017: Keynotes

 

Keynotes
Timandra Harkness - Science Writer, Broadcaster, and Comedian
Timandra Harkness
Science Writer, Broadcaster, and Comedian

Timandra Harkness is a science writer, broadcaster and comedian. She has performed maths standup, presented on Radio 4, and written a book; Big Data: does size matter? Timandra formed the first comedy science double-act in the UK with neuroscientist Dr Helen Pilcher. Now a regular writing and presenting on Radio 4, Timandra has fronted documentaries such as Data, Data Everywhere, and Personality Politics. She also co-hosts FutureProofing, which sees her looking at the future of everything from language to war, ageing to food. She's also the resident reporter on social psychology series The Human Zoo. Beyond writing her own book, Timandra has written for publications including the Telegraph, Guardian, Sunday Times, Evening Standard, WIRED, Men's Health and Significance (the journal of the Royal Statistical Society). Combining unusual facts with insight and humour, Timandra looks at how the future will affect business and society. As well as looking at big data, she tackles AI and robotics, and considers topics around our relationship with science and technology.

 

Dean Stoecker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alteryx
Dean Stoecker
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alteryx

Chairman, CEO and founding partner of Alteryx, Dean Stoecker will kick off Inspire 2017 with a review of the profound developments in analytics over the past year. He will offer his vision on where self-service data analytics and Alteryx are headed; highlight inspiring customer successes with Alteryx; and set the tone for the conference. Dean's leadership and motivational skills, along with his ability to create, communicate and realize a vision, are a driving force behind the Alteryx focus on empowering analysts. He is an accomplished and respected industry professional with a strong knowledge of industry dynamics, technology trends, and application requirements related to market analysis and spatial technologies.

 

Olivia Duane Adams, Chief Customer Officer, Alteryx
Olivia Duane Adams
Chief Customer Officer, Alteryx

Olivia Duane Adams is a founding partner of Alteryx, and as Chief Customer Officer is responsible for overseeing and maximizing the complete Alteryx customer experience, from engagement to on-boarding, communications, performance, and retention. She has interacted with nearly every Alteryx customer, giving her a holistic perspective of the overall experience from implementation to adoption success. Libby will kick off the closing keynote with a recap of the highlights of Inspire 2017, present the trophy to the winner of the Alteryx Grand Prix, present customer awards, and reveal the top-secret location of Inspire 2018.

 

Jay Bourland - Senior Vice President, Engineering - Alteryx
Jay Bourland
Senior Vice President, Engineering, Alteryx

As the Senior Vice President of Engineering, Jay brings 20 years of high technology experience to Alteryx. Prior to Alteryx, he led the Customer Engagement Solutions line of business and served as the Group Technology Officer for Pitney Bowes Software. While serving as the Vice President and General Manager of the Customer Data Quality and Data Integration business, he was responsible for re-establishing Pitney Bowes in this market and turned a business in 10% decline to a 40% growth rate. He has also served in various product management and professional services roles. Prior to the private sector, he worked for several years in higher education at University of Washington, Stanford University, and Colorado State University. Jay has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Southern Methodist University. His B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science is from University of Tennessee at Martin.

 

Langley Eide - Chief Strategy Officer - Alteryx
Langley Eide
Chief Strategy Officer, Alteryx

Langley Eide is Chief Strategy Officer, where she is helping Alteryx maintain a healthy balance between growth, scale, execution, capital efficiency and addressable market opportunity. She is also responsible for the Alteryx technology and OEM partners. Prior to joining Alteryx in 2015, Langley was Vice President, Finance and Strategy at ServiceNow. Prior to ServiceNow, Langley was an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Equity Capital Markets practice where she drove planning and execution on numerous IPOs, follow-on equity and convertible debt offerings and other strategic initiatives on behalf of the firm’s West Coast Technology clients. Early in her career, she was a buy-side equity research analyst, focused on the software, internet and media sectors.

 

— Addtional Speakers —
Ned Harding, Chief Technical Officer, Alteryx
Ned Harding
Chief Technology Officer, Alteryx

Ned Harding is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and a founding partner of Alteryx. In this role, he is responsible for developing technologies that improve the speed and capacity of Alteryx products for self-service data analytics. Ned has developed proprietary compression algorithms that are estimated to have reduced the number of data CDs required for the 2000 U.S. Census audit from approximately 900 discs to 70. He has also led the development teams of core technologies for desktop and web-based count and fulfillment engines for large, record-level databases, including Experian's 650-million record National Vehicle database. Prior to co-founding Alteryx, Ned was a senior software engineer at Qualitative Marketing Software, Inc. (QMSoft), a developer and manufacturer of database and turnkey direct marketing solutions, where he was the lead developer of several industry-leading products, including GeoStan and InfoStan.

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