Heather Yurko, Council Chair

Heather Yurko is a 10-year Cisco veteran and the Senior Manager for the Global Services Logistics + Operations  IT software development team, accountable for a $37M software portfolio that manages $10.6B in sparing worldwide.  Her team creates and maintains the software for planning, inventory management, order management, repair, and asset recovery. More…

Rama Akkiraju, Council Member

Rama Akkiraju is a Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and a member of Academy of Technolgy at IBM. She is presently leading the mission of people insights at IBM’s Watson division. Some of the technologies being researched include inferring people’s personalities, emotions, communication tones, attitudes, and intentions etc. from social media data by employing psycho-linguistic more…

Gerhard Gudergan, Council Member
Hamid Motahari, Council Member
Vijay Ponukumati, Council Member
Prashant Tyagi, Council Member

Institution affiliation: GE Digital
Prashant Tyagi leads the Data Lake Organization at GE Digital in San Ramon, CA. He is responsible for enabling the big data strategy for the Industrial Internet that leverages IT and Operational data for predictive analytics. More…