Our Advisory Committee members support our infrastructure, community and research-based programs with recommendations, referrals, and (optionally) guest post content.

 

We are always looking to meet sector leaders to discuss mutually-beneficial relationships so please get in touch if our mission aligns with your personal and/or professional goals.

OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Mark Surman - Advisory Committee member of Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE PRIVACY

Mark Surman (USA/Canada)

 

Mark is Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, a global nonprofit that does everything from making Firefox to standing up for issues like online privacy. Mark is focused on fueling the broader internet health movement by working with citizens, technologists and civic leaders around the worldLinkedIn

Kate Strachnyi - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE PRIVACY

Kate Strachnyi (USA)

Kate Strachnyi is the Founder of DATAcated, providing brand amplification for companies focused on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science. She’s also the founder of the DATAcated Circle – a community of data professionals and hub for courses on data visualization best practices, data storytelling, and dashboarding. LinkedIn

Derek Strauss - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE PRIVACY

Derek Strauss (USA)

 

Derek is the founder, CEO and Principal Consultant of Gavroshe, a 34-year old boutique-sized international consulting company which specializes in multi-year Enterprise Transformation Programs, utilizing Data and Analytics, and the enablement of the Office of the Chief Data Officer. Derek is a former Chief Data Officer, TD Ameritrade – an FTE role spanning 5 years (2012-2016). Responsible for building the Office of the CDO from scratch. He is also an active Founding Member of MIT’s International Society of Chief Data Officers and co-author of "DW 2.0: The Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing”. LinkedIn

Raju Rampa - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE PRIVACY

Raju Rampa (USA)

 

Raju is a technology leader with over 25 years of global experience in leveraging technology to deliver business impact. As a Vice President at Cognizant Technology Solutions, he is responsible for the Digital Process Automation, Digital Customer Experience and Supply Chain Management practices. Raju helps Global 2000 corporations navigate the digital shift by developing successful strategies, collaborating with executives, engaging with technology partners and implementing technology initiatives at scale. LinkedIn

Hema Lakkaraju - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE HEALTH

Hema Lakkaraju (USA)

 

Hema Lakkaraju is an international author, speaker, and the CEO and Co-Founder of HAYAG Corp. Hema provides data-driven strategic compliance solutions and consulting services to the healthcare and life sciences industries. LinkedIn

Mia Champion - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE HEALTH

Mia Champion (USA)

Based in Seattle, Mia has been a global trailblazer in life sciences, healthcare, machine learning and cloud computing. Mia is committed to helping shape a future where technology contributes to the betterment of humanity. LinkedIn

Craig Bradley - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE SOCIETY

Craig Bradley (Canada)

 

Craig is the Senior Vice President at YMCA of Greater Toronto and is a technology leader with a strong vision for how IT can secure the future of business. LinkedIn

Adam Samson - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE HEALTH

Adam Samson (USA)

 

Adam is a US-based healthcare research professional with expertise in global and single center studies and clinical trial phases across multiple therapeutic areas including endocrinology, cardiovascular, respiratory, and infectious disease. LinkedIn

Brenda Cunnington - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE FINANCE

Brenda Cunnington (Canada)

 

Brenda is the Managing Director, Americas, for Trayport at TMX Group.  Brenda has over 25 years of financial sector experience, bringing a deep understanding of market structure with a strategic view across multiple asset classes. Her experience includes market data, trading, capital formation, crypto/digital assets, and energy/commodities. LinkedIn

Darrell Robinson - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE HEALTH

Darrell Robinson (USA)

 

Mr. Darrell Robinson is the founder & owner of BioMedVerse LLC, a biotechnology research and data science software startup in Binghamton, New York. Darrell also is a PhD Candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Darrell conducts research on creating computational data science and machine learning models to better understand the genetic mechanism of the immune system while fighting disease with the aim to create safer and more effective therapeutic medicines. LinkedIn

Kristin Riddell - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE EDUCATION

Kristin Riddell (Canada)

 

Kristin is an Ottawa-based principal of curriculum working with schools, schoolboards, post-secondary institutions, other districts, and central agencies to build educational excellence. LinkedIn

John Durland - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE PRIVACY

John Durland (Canada)

John is an associate at Gilbert’s LLP, where his practice spans the corporate, commercial, and intellectual property issues relevant to growing businesses, specifically technology companies where data governance issues are at the forefront. LinkedIn

Sylvie Veilleux - Advisory Committee member ofData Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE PRIVACY

Sylvie Veilleux (USA/Canada)

 

Sylvie is the ex-CIO at Dropbox and a global leader who has helped some of today’s largest technology organizations, including Apple, Salesforce, Mozilla and Dropbox, to scale for growth. Sylvie brings a deep understanding of developing technology transformation roadmaps and implementing scaleable governanceLinkedIn

Arun Nandi - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE CITIES

Arun Nandi (USA)

 

Arun is the Head of Analytics at Unilever. Arun is a senior executive leader with extensive experience across Marketing, Sales and Finance and is a strong believer in the role of data and analytics in driving top and bottom line value for the organization.  His experience includes excelling in industries such as consumer goods, telecommunications and blockchain. LinkedIn

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COLLABORATIVE CITIES

Rob Wood (Canada)

 

Rob is a Founder of Koan Analytics, an advanced analytics company focused on complex geospatially-based natural resource challenges.   Rob brings over 35 years of IT related senior executive experience in both public and private sectors.  He wrote British Columbia’s Information Management and Information Technology strategy, which has been a leading jurisdiction over the past decade in identity and access management, joined up government, open data strategies and data driven public policy. LinkedIn

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LEARNING

Susan Walsh (UK)

 

Susan is Founder and Managing Director of The Classification Guru Ltd, a specialist data classification, taxonomy customisation and data cleansing consultancy. She is an industry thought leader, TEDx speaker, DataIQ100 2022, and author of ‘Between the Spreadsheets: Classifying and Fixing Dirty Data’. She’s also the creator of the COAT philosophy.  LinkedIn

Rohit Kumar - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE FINANCE

Rohit Kumar (Canada)

 

Rohit is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto based boutique techno-management consulting firm, The Honest Consultants. LinkedIn

Jeff Jockisch - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE PRIVACY

Jeff Jockisch (USA)

Jeff Jockisch is a data privacy researcher and the CEO at PrivacyPlan. He creates datasets about data privacy to gain insight into the privacy landscape. His research focuses on privacy-enhancing tech, privacy regulations, AI, and more. He’s passionate about issues such as digital identity, data brokers, and data subject access requests. He also tracks, rates, and ranks privacy podcasts. Before his focus on privacy, Jeff studied Organizational Behavior at Cornell, and spent 20+ years in tech startups, including building mortgage information systems, custom web browsers, and a Q&A search engine. LinkedIn

Jacqueline Lu - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE CITIES

Jacqueline Lu (Canada)

 

Jacqueline helps organizations build new nervous systems that use tech and data. At Helpful Places, she’s building a coalition to implement and improve DTPR, an open-source communication standard for digital technology. Jacqueline is also Data Lead at Mozilla Foundation, where she is building a data strategy that will glean insights and measure progress on Mozilla’s theory of change for trustworthy AI. LinkedIn

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COLLABORATIVE PRIVACY

Paul Banwatt (Canada)

Paul is a partner at Gilbert’s LLP. Paul's practice focuses on emerging technologies, music, entertainment, and high-tech IP litigation. LinkedIn

XinChi Yang - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE PRIVACY

XinChi Yang (Canada)

 

XinChi is an enterprise B2B product manager. XinChi's product experience focuses on data architecture and she is passionate about building solutions with a data first mindset. LinkedIn

Keith Jansa - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE SOCIETY

Keith Jansa (Canada)

 

Keith Jansa is the Executive Director of the CIO Strategy Council. The CIO Strategy Council is Canada’s national forum that brings together the country’s most forward-thinking chief information officers and executive technology leaders to collectively mobilize on common digital priorities. LinkedIn

Neal Oswald - Advisory Committee member of the Data Collaboration Alliance

COLLABORATIVE FINANCE

Neal Oswald (Canada)

Neal is a senior executive leader and execution specialist with extensive financial services experience in retail and wholesale banking. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector in senior line roles and as a senior advisorLinkedIn