Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Becoming data-driven: challenges along the way

Vincent Dell'Anno (Accenture), Fredrik Backner (Telia Company ), Bill Moschella (Evariant), Florin Trandafir (Nokia)
11:40am–12:10pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: 1 E14/1 E15
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)

Organizations use data – big and small, external and enterprise – along with analytics to fuel transformational change and become value-led, insights-powered enterprises.

This panel will explore the obstacles that companies encounter when they use data to transform their organizations, and lessons they’ve learned, including:

  • What data issues have they faced and how are they addressing them?
  • Where do they see the biggest impact from data?
  • How has solving data challenges changed their organizations or operations?
  • What is next for data and analytics within their organization?
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Vincent Dell'Anno


Based in Denver, Vincent Dell’Anno is managing director, Information Management-Data Supply Chain, Accenture Analytics, now a part of Accenture Digital. He also serves as a member of the Accenture Analytics global leadership team. As Accenture’s Data Supply Chain lead, Vincent manages a global team of technologists and data scientists that leverage new and emerging technologies to help clients manage large volumes of data to drive high performing analytic-driven outcomes, cost effectively, at scale. Vince has a BA in economics from Dickinson College and an MBA from the George Washington University School of Business.

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Fredrik Backner

Telia Company

Fredrik Backner is Vixe President of Data & Analytics at TeliaSonera, a leading Nordic operator with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. In his role Fredrik has globalresponsibility for enabling business value from Data & Analytics across six countries and is tasked with ensuring that big data capabilities are provided to the countries as internal cloud services, ranging from data lakes, advanced analytics and data visualization. Fredrik’s organization also provides data science, analytics and data visualization services and business consultancy to the countries and business units.

Fredrik has a solid entrepreneurial background from initiating and driving large change and improvement programs within IT and product management. He has built up an entirely new cross-functional and global organization and way of working within advanced analytics, and his team has over the past year established TeliaSonera as a truly data-driven company, using modern big data technologies, and led the implementation of cross-border governance.

Fredrik holds a MSC in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and an MBA from University of San Francisco.

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Bill Moschella


Bill Moschella is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Evariant, Inc., a company that provides a SaaS healthcare CRM and big data platform to healthcare providers. He has used his leadership and entrepreneurial skills to build Evariant into a dominant healthcare market leader by helping these organizations execute successful patient and physician engagement strategies. The company has more than doubled its revenue for software subscriptions each year for the past two years, grown headcount year-over-year (2014 to 2015) by 144%, and was recognized as being one of the fastest growing organizations in the state of Connecticut for three years in a row.

Bill is a proven visionary with broad experience in software as a service (SaaS), big data, marketing automation, and CRM. He was responsible for raising capital and establishing the strategic product vision for Evariant, which he has led since 2010. To bolster the company’s market position, Bill has established strategic partnerships with Accenture, Dell, Cloudera, Informatica, Salesforce, and other leading technology companies.

Bill is a sought-after speaker at national healthcare conferences and has written multiple articles for industry publications. He has spoken on the topics of big data, analytics, and technology development at HIMSS, DreamForce, The Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit, and other leading healthcare conferences.

Bill was recognized recently by the Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award,” which honors young professionals in the Greater Hartford area who are excelling in their industries through their leadership roles. Bill attended the Berklee College of Music and graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in music and a minor in philosophy.

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Florin Trandafir


Florin Trandafir is the global IT program manager for BI and Analytics at Nokia. Florin has a solid background in analytics, working in various positions in telecom and consultancy business. He started as a business intelligence consultant focusing on Nokia operations business and taking further responsibilities in operational and service management for Analytics and Financial Applications in the network field. Furthermore, in a business role, he was leading the Analytics area (focused on SAP technologies) for a major consultancy company in European Nordic market.

Currently, his main responsibility is in the program management area for the Business Intelligence and Analytics of Nokia, with main target in setting new advanced analytics capabilities, streamline the current analytics applications/processes and ensuring the
proper governance on the enterprise reporting data. The aim is to provide to the
business community, the needed processes, platforms and tools that are facilitating the
analysis, extraction, easy interpretation and proper decisions for a clear differentiation of
Nokia in the network business.