Jean-Georges “jgp” Perrin
Jean-Georges Perrin “jgp” is a senior enterprise architect focusing on data innovation at The NPD Group and the author of Spark in Action, 2nd edition (Manning). He is passionate about software engineering and all things data, small and big data. His latest endeavors bring to more and more data engineering, data governance, and his favorite theme, the industrialization of data science. He is proud to have been recognized as a Lifetime IBM Champion.
Jean-Georges shares his more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry as a presenter and participant at conferences and publishing articles in print and online media. His blog is visible at http://jgp.ai.
When he is not immersed in IT, which he loves, he enjoys exploring his adopted region of North Carolina with his wife and kids.
Jean-Georges is the President of AIDAUG.
Heather L. Cole has 30+ years of experience implementing and positioning analytic solutions to help organizations grow and leverage analytics. She is a two-time best-selling author of Business Intelligence Bull’s-eye and Solving the CIO Identity Crisis and keynote speaker.
Heather’s teachings and skills have touched the lives of thousands of people around the world via her insights in business strategy and the future of businesses during the data revolution.
As the founder of Lodestar Solutions, an IBM partner, and Heatherized, Inc. she still manages to find time to serve others sharing her diverse knowledge in Finance, IT, Law, Psychology, Sales, and Marketing. Heather is also a Certified High-Performance Coach, licensed attorney, Scrum Master, a five-time winner of the IBM Champion Award. Heather also serves on the national board of Financial Executives International (FEI). In 2014 Heather was an Enterprising Woman award winner. In her free time, Heather volunteers at Ready for Life, a charity that helps youth that age out of foster care in St. Petersburg, FL.
Heather is the Vice President & Treasurer of AIDAUG.
Ryan fell in love with data in 1991, when as a nine-year-old he would key the attributes of various Marvel characters into Excel to generate charts proving that superiority of The Silver Surfer. After a serious attempt to make it as a playwright and actor, he parlayed his passion for storytelling and data into a career in analytics.
His primary professional interests are in exploring new philosophies for analytics delivery and in community building, which he does through his website and the Super Data Brothers YouTube channel he hosts with his brother Eric.
Ryan is the VP of Technology at PMsquare, where he hosts a popular YouTube series focused on Cognos Analytics. He is a three time IBM Champion.
Ryan enjoys reading, lifting weights and caring for his flock of chickens alongside his wife and three children.
Ryan coordinates AIDAUG memberships