Meet The Experts

Meet the Experts Interview Series

The PASS Business Analytics conference brings together some of the top analytics experts to share insights, ideas and tips. Get to know our speakers in advance of the event – listen to their podcast interviews or read their Interview Q&A's.

Carlo Ratti

Meet Carlo Ratti, Day One Keynote Speaker

Denise McInerney, Vice President, Marketing of PASS interviews Carlo Ratti, MIT Professor, Architect and Engineer. Listen to the podcast to hear Carlo tell us a little bit more about his projects and his thoughts on what’s important for analysts interested in taking their data skills into real-world applications like urban planning.

Mico Yuk

Meet Mico Yuk, Day Two Keynote Speaker

Jen Stirrup, founder of Copper Blue Consulting and BA Conference speaker, chats with our Day 2 keynote speaker, Mico Yuk, founder of BI Brainz, co-author Data Visualization for Dummies and a Top 50 Analytics Blogger to follow.  Listen to the podcast to hear how Mico got interested in working with data and other stories.

Bill Jelen

Meet Bill Jelen, Host of

Rob Collie, Excel expert and founder of chats with fellow BA conference speaker Bill Jelen, author of 40 books about Microsoft Excel.  Get to know Rob and Bill through this podcast.

James Kobielus

Meet James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM

James Kobielus spearheads IBM's thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, cognitive computing, enterprise data warehousing, and advanced analytics. He advises IBM's product management and marketing teams in all things big data.

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Lynn Langit

Meet Lynn Langit, Big Data and Cloud Consultant, Lynn Langit Consulting

Find out more about Lynn Langit, who has been doing production work with SQL Server, Hadoop, .NET, Java, and holds a number of partner awards - Microsoft MVP (SQL Server), AWS Community Hero, Google Developer Expert (Cloud).

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Andrew J. Brust

Meet Andrew J. Brust, Research Director for Big Data and Analytics, Gigaom Research

Learn more about Andrew, who is also an author, columnist, an advisor to NYTECH, the New York Technology Council and serves as Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. He also served on Microsoft’s BI Partner Advisory Council (PAC) for five years.

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Hyoun Park

Meet Hyoun Park, Chief Research Officer, Blue Hill Research

Hyoun covers analytics and enterprise mobility technologies as a noted advisor, social influencer, and practitioner. Park has been named as a top 10 Big Data, analytics, and mobility influencer including quotes in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and a wide variety of industry media sources.

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Oz du Soleil

Meet Oz du Soleil, Excel developer, blogger, trainer and co-host of ExcelTV

Oz du Soleil is an Excel developer, blogger, trainer, co-host of ExcelTV, raconteur, Excel MVP, and co-author of the soon-to-be-published Guerrilla Data Analysis 2nd Ed. (with Mr. Excel, Bill Jelen). He is committed to empowering individuals to manage their own data.

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