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AITP Chicago Office of the CIO SIG

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O'Hare Plaza
8745 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631
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Tom Forkenbrock

Striking a Balance – The Role of Data Governance in the Era of Self-Service Analytics

 A major challenge facing IT leaders today is finding the right balance between self-service analytics and data governance. How do you provide the agility and freedom the business demands without sacrificing data quality and integrity? What roles do critical decisions about architecture, strategy, change management and business acumen play in the success of a transformation initiative?

Please plan to join us for the exciting opportunity to hear from one of our area’s trailblazing business founders on how he and his company have responded to these critical business questions. Thomas Parkinson, Peapod’s Co-Founder, SVP and CTO, will share how Peapod, an early adopter of agile culture, progressed from data anarchy to a well-governed, yet democratized Analytics platform in the cloud.  The conversation will be moderated by Jim Ingle, Messina Group Executive VP a BI/Analytics Expert.

Thomas Parkinson
Thomas co-founded Peapod with his brother Andrewin 1989 when he was 29 years old. With $50,000 in seed money from friends and family, the Parkinson brothers pioneered the online grocery delivery concept and created the first e-commerce company in the world. Twenty-eight years later, Peapod is now owned by Ahold Delhaize and maintains its leadership as the largest e-grocer in the U.S., serving 24 markets in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

As Peapod’s CTO, Thomas serves as the company’s technology visionary. He is responsible for Peapod’s web and mobile product development, IT infrastructure, supply chain systems and R&D. Even after 30+ years in the software development field, Thomas retains his passion for creating unique online experiences and delivering superior customer service.

Thomas holds a Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a BA from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. For fun, he plays in a rock band, Who’s Your Daddy. Thomas and his wife have placed 1,517 orders with Peapod, which is the equivalent of one order every week since the founding of the company.

Jim Ingle
Jim is an Executive Vice President leading the Consulting division of the Messina Group. Jim brings over 30 years of thought leadership and consulting experience to Messina Group.  A proven entrepreneur, thought leader, and “data wrangler”with a proven record of client business transformation and management of 100 million dollar plus project portfolios.  Jim is an accomplished thought leader and possesses a unique blend of management, business, and technical analysis skills.

The consulting division at Messina Group specializes in helping clients through their digital journey with advisory services, and digital transformation services.   Accomplished through cloud data and application platforms such as Microsoft, Salesforce and proprietary data platform as a service Analytics Hub.  These services have been applied cross industry with specializations in Airlines, Financial Services, Life Sciences and professional services industries.

Prior to this role at Messina Group Jim managed and lead the business intelligence practice of 2000+ global resources, and expanded the practice into Big Data and advanced analytics.    Jim is fluent in the latest data architectures and practices as well as the intricacies of a global delivery model.    In addition, Jim was formerly a founding partner of The Revere Group, a 600+ employee, Chicagoland consultancy, with a role as Chief Solution Officer he established and managed many of the firm’s delivery practices.