Matt Harris is responsible for technology support for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, the works Formula One team of Mercedes-Benz, based in Brackley, UK. Matt has worked at the team since 1998 and during his time there has won four FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors' Championships, including "The Triple" from 2014—2016. He holds various ITIL qualifications, is an FA qualified football coach, and manages his local under 11s football team.
Erwan Vezin is responsible for enterprise architecture for AccorHotels where he focuses on business requirements definition and the design of lasting IT solutions to accommodate both current and future requirements. Prior to this role, he spent 10 years at Accenture where he contributed to a large transformation program for the retail banking industry and led IT architecture design and implementation.
As IT and program manager, Wim Liet is responsible for all IT systems supporting train travel information, and for the development and maintenance of several new information functions for "Comfort IT" train systems. These include WI-FI, entertainment, real-time occupancy information for passengers, and real-time sensor data for maintenance departments. After receiving an Economics degree and holding several freelance positions, he became Dutch Railway's first management trainee and was quickly promoted. Until now, his most remarkable accomplishment was the the Railpocket, an innovative handheld device for train staff. In his spare time, Wim plays soccer, and is referee and treasurer of his soccer club.
Hans Tönissen is program and domain architect for Dutch Railways, leading the architectural team responsible for innovating and renewing the support and comfort IT functions for the company's rolling stock. Before joining Dutch Railways, he was enterprise architect for Aegon, a global provider of pensions, insurance, and asset management, and held similar positions at other large companies. He studied Chemistry and Informatics, but learned business and IT architecture on the job. His motto: Always think from the customer's point of view, keep architecture simple, think platform, use smart technology, and look ahead, but stay pragmatic. Besides his regular work, Hans is an international beer sommelier.
Murray Rode was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2014, and brings almost 30 years of experience to his role. Prior to becoming CEO, Murray held the role of Chief Operating Officer at TIBCO, encompassing responsibilities for a range of functions, including Finance, Marketing and Corporate Development, as well as a variety of operating groups and business units. Murray has been with TIBCO (and its predecessor company) since 1995, and has held a number of different roles, including CFO and EVP Strategic Operations. Murray holds a BA from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Matt Quinn leads TIBCO's Core Products & Technologies Group, bringing focus to a broader go-to-market strategy. As CTO, Matt works to create a common, corporate-wide vision for all TIBCO products and technologies, ensures interoperability and consistent architectural approaches across TIBCO's various product families, and provides overall leadership and coordination of product plans and technology direction. Matt has been with TIBCO for two decades. He received his BA in Computer Science and Masters of Applied Science Information Technology from RMIT University Melbourne.
Thomas Been is responsible for worldwide marketing at TIBCO. Under his leadership, the marketing team creatively drives a digital marketing revolution using TIBCO-powered tools and best-of-breed marketing technologies for corporate communications, global customer programs, campaigns, and corporate events to help TIBCO customers navigate their own digital transformation. In 15 years at TIBCO, Thomas has held strategic roles, both technical and sales-oriented, creating some of TIBCO's key customer relationships. Thomas holds a Master's Degree in Physics from the Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis in France.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Analytics at TIBCO, Mark Palmer holds nearly three decades of experience working in the financial technology industry, creating innovative technology, taking products to market, and building companies. He has extensive expertise in algorithmic trading applications and automated trading architecture development and is actively using his skills to help TIBCO create a next-generation "Digital Business" software infrastructure and analytics platform. Mark has spoken at numerous industry events and is frequently quoted in leading publications, including the Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, The Financial Times, and CNBC. Prior to joining TIBCO, he served as CEO of StreamBase, which was honored by the World Economic Forum with one of the most prestigious awards in technology innovation: Technology Pioneers. From 2010 through 2013, Institutional Investor consecutively named Mark as one of the "Top Executives and Innovators in Financial Technology." In 2005, he won an InfoWorld "Innovator of the Year" award and was named to the InfoWorld Media Group's Innovators Hall of Fame for his achievement in event processing and event data management.
Randy Menon leads TIBCO's Interconnect & Cloud Services Group, as well as TIBCO's cloud operations. He's utilized his deep expertise in cloud technologies to drive value at TIBCO since 2011, having previously served as TIBCO's head of product management. Prior to that, Randy was the head of products at Fat Spaniel Technologies, until its acquisition by Power One/ABB, and held product leadership positions at Velosel Inc. and Escalate. Randy studied Computer Science at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as Strategic Marketing at Stanford University.
Michael O'Connell is Chief Analytics Officer at TIBCO Software, helping clients with analytics software applications that drive extreme business value. Michael's passion involves identifying insights with visual and predictive analytics, and turning these insights into actions across business operations—with real-time, event processing. He has worked extensively in many industries, driving TIBCO product direction to address business problems in Financial Services, Energy, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods & Retail, and Telco, Media & Networks. Michael has written more than 50 scientific papers and several software packages on statistical methods. His current book, "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Tables," is published by Springer. Michael did his Ph.D. work in Statistics at North Carolina State University and is Adjunct Professor of Statistics in the department.