Ellen Bonnell - Founder - TrandSavants
Ellen Bonnell is an expert in Analytics, Forecasting, Business Intelligence and Supply Chain Systems. Ellen created TrendSavants in 1985 to provide consulting services to clients who leverage data, technology and well-defined business processes to create competitive advantage. These esteemed clients include Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Qwest, Coca Cola Bottling Companies, Baskin-Robbins and Taco Bell. She is equally at home at a port, in a warehouse or in the office developing statistical models.
Ellen is known for her creative thinking and problem solving. She has a unique approach to supply chain forecasting: she combines time series models, multivariate insights, knowledge that every business is unique and the practicalities of working with data that is never perfect. She is well known for her ability to deliver highly accurate to reduce the complexities of supply chain and labor management.
Ellen began her career at Nielsen in Statistical Research. At Gould, Inc. Fluid Components Division she was responsible for global distribution systems. As a Management Consultant with Deloitte, she developed both strategic and operational systems in distribution, manufacturing and health care industries.
Ms. Bonnell completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from Indiana University and Masters of Business Administration coursework from Northwestern University. She is a sought-after speaker and popular instructor of Analytics at the University of California at San Diego Extended Studies.www.trendsavants.com
Sam Tawfik Teradata Marketing Manager
Sam Tawfik has been with Teradata for over 20 years and is currently the Product Marketing Manager for Teradata Viewpoint, Teradata Workload Management, and Business Intelligence Optimization. Sam has extensive data warehousing, business intelligence, enterprise application architecture, and systems integration. His broad technical experiences include large scale data warehouse systems, business intelligence, application development, and enterprise integration architecture.
Sam’s work experiences include software engineering, systems integration consulting skills, project management, pre-sales technical consulting, product evangelism, marketing, and partner development.
Sam has over 25 years in information technology experiences and received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton.
Sam has presented at major Teradata, IBM, HP, and BEA conferences.