When the hacking is done, our distinguished panel of judges will select teams from every track with the most impressive business case – looking at creativity and the potential of developing into a solution.

Pauline Ashcraft

Program Manager, SAS



Bahar Billar

Principal Operations Research Specialist, SAS

John Boyd

Senior Director, Research and Development, SAS

Rob Brown




Igor Bulyga

Software Engineer, Booking.com


Lou Bush

North America Head of Data Science Solutions, Citi (retired)


Ryan Day

Senior Data Scientist, Conference of State Bank Supervisors

Natali Delić

Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, Telekom Srbija a.d.


Patrick Dittli

Director Business Development and Partner Enablement, SAS Canada

Hassan El Majidi

GAMMA Data & Analytics Manager, Boston Consulting Group

Mike Fitzgerald

Advisory Industry Consultant Insurance, SAS


Alan Flater

Consultant Economist, American Transmission Company, LLC

Sacha Fontaine

Principal Industry Consultant, SAS


Andrew Fowkes

Director Global Consumer Goods & Retail, SAS


Mike Guilfoyle

Vice President Research, ARC Advisory Group


Esteban Jenkins

Data & Analytics Platform Engineer, Organon


Dev Kakde

Principal Research Statistician Developer, SAS


Ewa J. Kleczyk, PhD

Vice President, Advanced and Custom Analytics, Symphony Health, ICON, plc Company


Avnish Kumar

CEO, LivNsense




Alex Kwiatkowski

Director, Global Financial Services Industry Marketing, SAS


Sarrah Lal

Assistant Professor of Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MGD School of Medicine, McMaster University

Justin Lukas

New Initiatives Program Manager, SAS


Jason Mann

Vice President, IoT, SAS



Kirk McLean

Director of Open Data, City of Buffalo, NY


Emre Meterelliyoz

Principal Consultant, AI & Data Science, SAS

Srijib Mukherjee

Senior Scientist and Joint Faculty Professor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee

DJ Penix

President, Pinnacle Solutions




Morgan Pettis

Global Director, Partner Development, Microsoft



Yuri Poletto

Advisor on insurance innovation, Founder of the Open & Embedded Insurance Observatory

Reshma Ramachandran

Group Senior Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer, The Adecco Group


Bill Roberts

Senior Global Director, IoT, SAS




Siegfried Scherm

Data analytics@munichre




Sascha Schubert

Senior Manager, Pre-Sales Support, SAS



Milan Simic

Country Manager, Nortal


Tom Snyder

Executive Director, NC RIoT



Tim Stettner

Analytics Consultant, ERGO



Shawn Tedman

Vice President of Biopharma Innovation, ixlayer

Marcia Walker

Director of Research, Internet of Things, IDC



Joel Winter

Customer Research Scientist, Wells Fargo



Chan Wong

Director of Innovation and Transformation, Ampirical Solutions

Hakan Yilmaz

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Yapi Kredi


Tom Zink

Research Director IDC Financial Insights