Susan Etlinger, Principal Analyst, Altimeter GroupShree Dandeker, Chief Strategist, BI and Analytics, DellPeter Yared, CIO/CTO, CBS Interactive
To make social data an integral part of the business is a series of steps and challenges. This session will give the insider's view on the impacts and opportunities with social in an interactive discussion with two industry veterans; Shree Dandekar, Chief Strategist, BI and Analytics at Dell, and Peter Yared, CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive. Susan Etlinger will interview these execs to discover how they're using social data, the challenges and opportunities they're facing, and their advice for other organizations trying to make sense of social data--at scale.
Shree Dandekar has been at Dell for the past 13 years in a number of roles covering software design, product development, enterprise marketing and technology strategy. Currently, he is Director, Business Intelligence and Analytics Strategy responsible for developing and driving the strategy for Dell’s BI solutions.
Susan Etlinger is an industry analyst with Altimeter Group, where she focuses on data and analytics. She conducts independent research and advises global organizations and technology innovators on strategic data initiatives. Ms. Etlinger is on the board of The Big Boulder Initiative, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the successful and ethical use of social data. She is regularly interviewed and asked to speak on data strategy and best practices, and has been quoted in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and the BBC.
Peter Yared is the CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive, a top ten Internet destination, and was previously the founder and CEO of four enterprise infrastructure companies that were acquired by Sun, VMware, Webtrends and TigerLogic. Peter’s software has powered brands from Fidelity to Home Depot to Lady Gaga. At Sun, Peter was the CTO of the Application Server Division and the CTO of the Liberty federated identity consortium.
Peter is the inventor of several patents on core Internet infrastructure including federated single sign on and dynamic data requests. Peter began programming games and utilities at age 10, and started his career developing systems for government agencies. Peter regularly writes about technology trends for CNET and has also written for the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, VentureBeat and AdWeek.