2017 Chairs: Caroline Gagliardi, Rod Wetterskog Staff Advisors: Paul Bendel, Andrea Young
Paul BendelSr. staff
Metroplex Technology Business Council
Senior Vice President, Programs
Laura LazarescouLead Tri-chair-2015
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Customer Experience Practice Advisor
University of Texas at Dallas, The
Assistant Dean, Corporate Relations
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Director, Customer Support Experience
Apollo Staffing, Inc.
Caroline GagliardiLead chair - 2017
Strategic Account Manager
Deborah SawyerLead chair - 2016
Business Development Manager
Senior Data Scientist
Dr. Sydeaka Watson is a Senior Data Scientist in the AT&T Chief Data Office. She earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from Baylor University and has several years of teaching experience at the university level. In her 5 years as Research Assistant Professor in The University of Chicago Biostatistics Laboratory, she consulted with over 110 biomedical research teams in The University of Chicago Medical Center, specializing in experimental design of clinical research studies and data analytics. On the AT&T Enterprise Solutions team, she currently uses predictive analytics and visual tools to describe and model AT&T small business customer behavior changes over time. She is also Founder and Owner of Korelasi Data Insights, LLC, an independent analytics consulting company.
Garrett Search Partners, Inc.
Alpha Sirius Inc.
Dallas Baptist University
State Farm Insurance IT
Information System Security Manager
Information System Security Manager at State Farm Insurance Companies, a Fortune 35 Corporation, where I developed a track record of developing high performing teams that deliver business results. Work experience includes leadership roles across multiple industries and disciplines; including, all branches of government, nonprofit, and Fortune 500 companies.
Director, IT Global Data Ctr
Working to bring all the critical data center and network elements together under a single, secure and richly interconnected environment, enabling you to scale instantly by supporting everything from single-cabinet colocation deployments to large wholesale data-center applications.
Veritis Group, Inc.
Veritis provides solutions for complex IT implementation projects and integration of emerging technologies. For example, we help companies concerned about implementing DevOps or apprehensive about which route to take when moving to the Cloud. Veritis assists customers based on their business needs. We have been particularly successful helping companies in the financial, energy and retail industries with a focus on DevOps, Cloud, IT Infrastructure and Virtualization Services. We give our customers the best solution to achieve the best results at the best cost. .
Dave (Debjoyti) Roy is the President/Consultant at CONSULTY USA with over 20 years experience in Business & Technology Transformations, Product Management, Product Development, Technology Strategy, Technology Architecture & Design, Technology Marketing/Sales & Business Dev., Program & Project Management, IT Consulting in the Telecom, IT & Technology Industries. Over the last 20+ years, Dave has managed Blue-Chip products, services & projects with global/national technology market leaders. Previously, Dave served as the Founder & President at Global-i Consulting & Global-i Group.