Harvey Spencer has over 40 years experience in the computer market as a User; VAR; Manufacturer/Developer; and Consultant. During his career he has had extensive experience in Systems Analysis; Application Programming; Hardware Development; Strategic Planning; Product Management; and Product Marketing.
Since 1989 he has been President of HSA Inc., an analyst company specializing in advanced document imaging technology and solutions, with a particular focus on document capture, recognition technologies, forms processing and content capture from structured and unstructured business inputs. He is a recognized expert on document scanning and forms recognition including OCR, ICR, OMR, and barcode recognition and has written extensively on these subjects.
HSA issues an annual analysis of the $3bn worldwide document capture software market, which is growing at double digits. Detailed reports from HSA identify market trends and opportunities as well as analyses of the leading vendors. The reports are complemented by an annual Capture conference, now in its 11th year, and the only conference devoted solely to this market.
Before joining HSA in 2013 Mike Spang managed Business Research for Eastman Kodak’s Document Imaging business. In this role Mike provided market research, market situation analysis, competitive assessment, and forecasting in the content capture and management market space. In his 20+ years of business experience, Mike has been involved with the consumer, print, and health care markets. In addition to market situation analysis, Mike’s variety of experiences also including: market research, capital equipment sales, workflow analysis & modeling, ethnographic research, usability testing, scenario planning and marketing communication..
Christopher Surdak is President and CEO of Surdak & Company, a technology strategy consulting firm. He is an industry-recognized expert in Mobility, Social Media and Analytics, Big Data, Information Security, Regulatory Compliance, and Cloud Computing with over 20 years of experience.
Mr. Surdak has held similar roles with other leading companies such as Accenture, Siemens, Dell and Citibank. Mr. Surdak began his career with Lockheed Martin Astrospace, where he was a spacecraft systems engineer and rocket scientist.
Mr. Surdak holds a Juris Doctor from Taft University, an Executive Masters In Technology Management and a Moore Fellowship from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s Certificate in Information Security from Villanova University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Surdak is author of upcoming book “Jerk: Twelve Steps to Rule the World” available in Summer 2016.
He is also author of “Data Crush: How the Information Tidal Wave is Driving New Business Opportunities”, published by AMACOM Publishing, recipient of GetAbstract’s International Book of the Year Award, 2014.
He is contributing author to the book “Big Data Combat,” a 2016 best-seller in China.
He is recipient of the Information Governance Initiative’s Evangelist of the Year for 2015.
He is recipient of the WhartonDC Benjamin Franklin Innovator of the Year Award for 2015.
Mr. Surdak is Honoured Consultant to the FutureTrek Community of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
He is also contributing editor and columnist for European Business Review, European Financial Review, China Business Review and HP Matter magazines.
Mr. Surdak provides talks, guidance and advice to global leaders on a range of technology, policy and business topics, including over 300 public speaking engagements in the last 3 years.
Ralph Gammon has served as editor of the Document Imaging Report since 1998. In 2002, he purchased the publication and helped launch the publishing company RMG Enterprises. Ralph also works as a freelance consultant and editor for industry vendors and serves as a conference speaker. He has been a contributing editor for trade publications such as Business Solutions, Integrated Solutions and Transform magazines. Ralph is a former newspaper reporter who holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Gannon University in Erie. Reach Ralph at +1.814.866.2247, or send an email at to email@example.com.
Nagendra Kumal Goel – CEO of GoVivace Inc.
Nagendra is the CEO of GoVivace Inc. that develops speech technology for call analytics, transcription, dictation and IVR. It’s also an early provider of technologies such as accent, age, and gender and emotion identification based on the speaker’s voice. He is co-founder of EnableDoc LLC. Earlier he worked for organizations such as Apptek inc., Entropic Inc., LSI Logic and IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.
BRIAN GARR – CEO of Cognitive Code
COO for startup Cognitive Code. Create business strategy, raise funds, sell to reference accounts, etc.
CEO and one of three founders of LinguaSys. Created to help governments, and large enterprises solve human language challenges in a Big Data and social media. Understand, Analyze, Translate. Successful exit to Aspect Software in 08/2015
Ken Bradberry is the Senior Vice President of Managed Services and Innovation for The HCI Group. He also serves as the President and Executive Director of the BlockChange Center of Excellence in partnership with the Global Delaware Blockchain Initiative and Co-Chairs the National MACRA Advisory Council. Ken is a healthcare technology innovation leader, focused on emerging technology, managed services and applying technology to solving real problems pan industry.
As a seasoned healthcare technologist with 25+ years’ experience working with healthcare providers, payers, pharma and life sciences organizations, Ken is focused on creating and sustaining Centers of Excellence that support multiple industries and with a particular focus on architectural and technical solutions supporting healthcare.
Ken received his bachelor’s degree in Science with a focus on Internetworking technology from Strayer University and a Project Management Masters Certificate from Villanova University with expertise in managed services, contact center technology, automation, blockchain and cyber security training and expertise.
Previously, Kristin was SVP of Global Sales and Services at Conversocial, an enterprise social media platform for customer experience, and a founding member of Sequoia and NEA backed Hearsay Social’s executive team, where she led the sales organization and NY based operations, helping financial services firms market, sell and prospect compliantly across Social Media channels. She brings over 25 years of experience helping companies adopt new technologies through some of the biggest technology paradigm shifts including the internet/.com, search, social media and now, AI. Kristin was also a Director and founding member of the Enterprise business at Google (now Google Cloud), where she spent 7 years and built and led the Enterprise team in the Northeast region. She has also held sales, business development and management roles at industry-leading technology solutions companies such as BearingPoint, Virage (now Autonomy/Hewlett Packard), Sun Microsystems, and NCR Corporation. Kristin holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Liberal Arts from Villanova University.