vice president of research and development IT
As the vice president of research and development IT at the biotech pioneer Biogen Idec, Martin leads the buildout of a new data sciences group. Formed to support Biogen Idec research, in time the group will assist business groups across the company on "big data" projects. Until recently, he was CIO at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the biomedical research organization in Cambridge, Mass., that played a major role in mapping the human genome. There, he was responsible for more than 13 petabytes of storage and for compute "farms" totaling more than 10,000 cores. Before The Broad Institute, he led the IT team that supported the research group for discovery and pre-clinical sciences at Merck, the pharmaceutical giant.
Michael's research is focused on software technology, platforms, and practices within the key coverage areas of big data predictive analytics, performance best practices, user experience design, and emerging technologies. Michael is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, architecture, design, and creative collaboration. He has more than 25 years' experience in the industry helping firms design and develop mission-critical applications in eCommerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and scientific research for organizations including Nasa, eBay, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Nielsen, EMC, and others. He has written thousands of lines of code, managed development teams, and consulted with dozens of technology firms on product, marketing, and R&D strategy.
vice president and business analytics research director
Tony is responsible for the business analytics research practice including business intelligence, location intelligence and operational intelligence. He is an expert in helping business and IT organizations develop strategies to use information and analytics to take smarter actions and make better decisions. Tony is responsible for researching the intersection where information can be used and enhanced with business technology innovations including: business analytics, big data, cloud computing, business collaboration, mobile technology and social media. Tony is an expert in market research and business intelligence with decades of experience.