Welcome!

Big Data Journal Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Vormetric Blog, Skytap Blog, John Savageau

News Feed Item

Orchestro Assembles Innovation Advisory Board of Retail and Supply Chain Visionaries

Building off momentum from 2013, Orchestro announced this morning the creation of its Innovation Advisory Board (IAB), made up of five retail and supply chain visionaries and designed to infuse external perspective and deep market understanding throughout the company.

Recognizing the dynamic, and often delicate, connections between retailers, consumers, and the supply chain, Orchestro will focus its efforts in 2014 on building solutions that help all three audiences, while keeping an eye on the retail future, specifically, consumer engagement. The IAB will help navigate these relationships, by meeting three primary objectives:

  • Solve and understand problems that have been identified by existing clients
  • Identify and analyze disruptive initiatives that alter the competitive landscape
  • Identify new ways of creating collaboration between retailers and suppliers for win/win situations

Inaugural members of the IAB include:

Michael Kilgore, President and CEO at Chainalytics
Before joining Chainalytics, Kilgore successfully led product strategy at InterTrans Logistics Solutions, which was acquired by i2 Technologies. Responsible for product strategy, as well as pre- and post-sales consulting for InterTrans’ suite of supply chain network design and transportation optimization applications, he also led the market introduction and successful delivery of the Supply Chain Strategist network optimization software. Full profile.

Philip Livingston, Former CEO at LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Livingston has extensive experience as an operating executive and board member. In his time at LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, he was responsible for the division that provided ratings and lead generation services, website construction and optimization, and online marketing services for the legal industry. This division included Lawyers.com, which served more than three million visitors a month. Full profile.

Gary Maxwell, Consultant and Founder at MVC
Maxwell is an innovative supply chain leader with extensive global experience in logistics, merchandise distribution and replenishment, inventory management, offshore analytics and engineering. In his current role at MVC, Maxwell focuses on helping retail suppliers build smarter networks to better serve customers. Previously, Maxwell served as Senior Vice President of Global Business Process Engineering at Walmart International, a fast-growing segment of Walmart's overall operations, with more than 4,000 stores and 664,000 associates in 24 countries outside the United States. Full profile.

Daniel Sanker, President and CEO at CaseStack, Inc.
Sanker has a 25-year track record of growth in intensely competitive industries, including consumer packaged goods and business services and technology. In his time at CaseStack, he's led the company to be recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work” in the U.S., #1 in the Deloitte Technology Fast50, #1 as the fastest-growing private company by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The company has also been acknowledged by others including: Inc500, Entrepreneur, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Sanker has held leadership positions at Procter & Gamble, Nabisco, Deloitte, and KPMG, has raised over $30 million in private equity and venture capital financing, has sourced and closed numerous transactions, and has successfully started and sold a company. Full profile.

Dr. Matthew Waller, Department Chair at the University of Arkansas’ Department of Supply Chain Management
An established authority in the supply chain industry, Dr. Waller invented a patent on assortment and space optimization, and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business Logistics. Waller focuses his research on algorithms that exploit available data, however, his studies span forecasting, space allocation, collaboration and perpetual inventory inaccuracy. Full profile.

"The combined experience of these visionary leaders gives us an unprecedented level of insight around the relationships between consumer, retailer, and supply chain, and, more importantly, the depth of knowledge necessary to build truly advanced, effective solutions,” said Matthew Waller, chairman of the Innovation Advisory Board. "We are very excited to have such an accomplished group join our team."

Follow Podium, the Orchestro blog and our Twitter for more through February and March.

About Orchestro
Orchestro correlates big data to reveal patterns, trends and anomalies that provide insight into consumer goods to shape decisions for competitive advantage. Please visit www.orchestro.com and @Orchestroinc for more information.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@BigDataExpo Stories
Datapipe has acquired GoGrid, a provider of multi-cloud solutions for Big Data deployments. GoGrid’s proprietary orchestration and automation technologies provide 1-Button deployment for Big Data solutions that speed creation and results of new cloud projects. “GoGrid has made it easy for companies to stand up Big Data solutions quickly,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Datapipe. “Datapipe customers will achieve significant value from the speed at which we can now create new Big Data projects in the clou...
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial C...
SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by minin...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CodeFutures, a leading supplier of database performance tools, has been named a “Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. CodeFutures is an independent software vendor focused on providing tools that deliver database performance tools that increase productivity during database development and increase database performance and scalability during production.
Things are being built upon cloud foundations to transform organizations. This CEO Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo conference chair, addressed the big issues involving these technologies and, more important, the results they will achieve. Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream; Brendan O'Brien, co-founder of Aria Systems, Bart Copeland, president and CEO of ActiveState Software; Jim Cowie, chief scientist at Dyn; Dave Wagstaff, VP ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ActiveState, the leading independent Cloud Foundry and Docker-based PaaS provider, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. ActiveState believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that ...
Companies today struggle to manage the types and volume of data their customers and employees generate and use every day. With billions of requests daily, operational consistency can be elusive. In his session at Big Data Expo, Dave McCrory, CTO at Basho Technologies, will explore how a distributed systems solution, such as NoSQL, can give organizations the consistency and availability necessary to succeed with on-demand data, offering high availability at massive scale.
Dale Kim is the Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL, and includes senior roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, and support engineering. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science f...
SYS-CON Media announced that Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow, has launched a new ad campaign in Cloud Computing Journal. The ad campaign, a webcast titled 'Is Your Data Center Ready for the Application Economy?', focuses on the latest data center networking technologies, including SDN or ACI, and how customers are using SDN and ACI in their organizations to achieve business agility. The Cisco webcast is available on-demand.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. ...
“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Performance is the intersection of power, agility, control, and choice. If you value performance, and more specifically consistent performance, you need to look beyond simple virtualized compute. Many factors need to be considered to create a truly performant environment. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, discussed how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your onlin...
Software Defined Storage provides many benefits for customers including agility, flexibility, faster adoption of new technology and cost effectiveness. However, for IT organizations it can be challenging and complex to build your Enterprise Grade Storage from software. In his session at Cloud Expo, Paul Turner, CMO at Cloudian, looked at the new Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) market and how it is changing the storage world. Now Software Defined Storage companies can build Enterprise grade ...
Hardware will never be more valuable than on the day it hits your loading dock. Each day new servers are not deployed to production the business is losing money. While Moore's Law is typically cited to explain the exponential density growth of chips, a critical consequence of this is rapid depreciation of servers. The hardware for clustered systems (e.g., Hadoop, OpenStack) tends to be significant capital expenses. In his session at Big Data Expo, Mason Katz, CTO and co-founder of StackIQ, disc...
In this Women in Technology Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing at Verizon Enterprise, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO at MetraTech; Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems; Seema Jethani, Director of Product Management at Basho Technologies; Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell Inc.; Anne Hungate, Senior Director of Software Quality at DIRECTV, discussed what path they took to find their spot within the tec...
CodeFutures has announced Dan Lynn as its new CEO. Lynn assumes the role from Founder Cory Isaacson, who has joined RMS and will now serve as chairman of CodeFutures. Lynn brings more than 14 years of advanced technology and business success experience, and will help CodeFutures build on its industry leadership around its Agile Big Data initiatives. His technical expertise will be invaluable in advancing CodeFutures’ AgilData platform and new processes for streamlining and gaining value from gro...
Amazon, Google and Facebook are household names in part because of their mastery of Big Data. But what about organizations without billions of dollars to spend on Big Data tools - how can they extract value from their data? In his session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Ali Ghodsi, Co-Founder and Head of Engineering at Databricks, discussed how the zero management cost and scalability of the cloud is addressing the challenges and pain points that data engineers face when working with Big Data. He also s...
Vormetric on Wednesday announced the results of its 2015 Insider Threat Report (ITR), conducted online on their behalf by Harris Poll and in conjunction with analyst firm Ovum in fall 2014 among 818 IT decision makers in various countries, including 408 in the United States. The report details striking findings around how U.S. and international enterprises perceive security threats, the types of employees considered most dangerous, environments at the greatest risk for data loss and the steps or...