Prior to her newest venture, for more than 10-years, Christine worked at Eli Lilly and Company. Nearly seven of those ten years, as the director of Research and Development (R&D) Communications. In her role, she supervised a talented team of people, along with a New York-based communications agency. Her team´s deliverables included internal communications, external communications, executive visibility, executive speech writing, social media and a variety of pipeline initiatives. Ms. Van Marter rose quickly in her career at Lilly, starting with the company in November of 2003 working in Global Product Communications on Yentreve, ™ currently marketed outside the United States for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women. She was then promoted into oncology communications where she and her team contributed to a record-breaking number of entries into Lilly´s Oncology on Canvas™ program, designed to give a voice to cancer patients through painting. She was then promoted into corporate responsibility communications and then shortly into her role as the head of communications worldwide for R&D.
Prior to coming to Lilly, Ms. Van Marter served as a broadcast journalist for the Indianapolis-market´s NBC and ABC affiliates, working primarily as a morning show reporter. She covered a variety of breaking news ranging from weather, to traffic-related deaths and house fires. She took a break from her television career in the late 1990´s to establish a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and education about a little known medical condition she used to suffer from called idiopathic craniofacial erythema, also known as chronic facial blushing. She was relieved from it following a surgical procedure performed in Sweden.
Ms. Van Marter´s (formerly Christine Drury) story is documented in Dr. Atul Gawande´s New York Times bestselling book “Complications” as well as The New Yorker magazine. Ms. Van Marter also appeared on ABC´s Good Morning America with Charlie Gibson and Dr. Nancy Snyderman to share her experience with this medical condition.
As the managing director of Conference Ventures and Christine Van Marter Consulting, LLC, Ms. Van Marter hopes to help clients and customers to successfully promote their businesses, products and services through her PR, business development and financial planning skills for the benefit of the communities they serve.
Ms. Van Marter graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key National Honor Society from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.
Sandeep Allam has held senior level management positions in the technology field at STLOGICS. Mr. Allam is responsible for the design and development of strategies and processes that drive the STLOGICS business objectives. Mr. Allam has extensive expertise in the Technology industry. Prior to joining our company Mr. Allam was a Technologist at Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Allam is responsible for leading the application of common resources, methodologies, tools and support systems across the company in the areas of finance, procurement, human resources and information technology services. In this role, he provides expert counsel to senior management, and is responsible for IT strategy, functions, processes and people company wide. This includes investments, supplier relationships. He held a number of technology roles in various regions and divisions. He brings with him extensive technology, business and international experience. Mr. Allam is widely acknowledged in the field as a thought leader in emerging information technologies, and customer focused services.
Frank Acito currently serves as Director of the Institute for Business Analytics in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University where he is also Professor of Marketing and the Max Barney Distinguished Teaching Fellow. His current teaching is focused on predictive analytics and data mining tools in courses being taught to our graduate students as well as corporate professionals.
His research interests are in marketing research methods and tools, the application of research methods to management decisions, and marketing strategy. His publications on these topics have appeared in the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Research, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Decision Sciences, the Academy of Management Journal, Industrial Marketing Management, and other professional journals.
Frank has served as Associate Dean for Academics and also Associate Dean for Technology in the Kelley School. He also served as chair of the Marketing Department at the Kelley School for more than 11 years. During that time he established the Center for Education and Research in Retailing after obtaining a substantial grant from Sears, Roebuck and Company. He then served as chair of the Kelley School’s Doctoral Programs for four years. He received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Doctoral Student Association in 2002 and again in 2005. Frank developed and taught in executive programs at Eli Lilly and Company, IBM, Rolls-Royce Allison, 3M Corporation, and Ingersoll Rand. He has consulted with Chrysler Corporation, IBM, Eli Lilly, Kocolene Oil, and Walker Research.
Frank holds a B.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University at Buffalo.
Daniel H. Robertson, a proven and experienced technical leader in information technology (IT), computational science and research, is a visiting research fellow at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) on loan from Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Robertson is focused on assisting the Institute in defining and developing its computational analytics and data science capabilities.
Prior to joining the IBRI, Dr. Robertson served as senior director of research IT at Lilly where he led the IT team supporting discovery systems and processes across six global research sites and nine functional/therapeutic areas. In his leadership role, Dr. Robertson was instrumental in delivering emerging technology and analyses through informatics resources, enhancing support for big data storage and analysis, and transforming IT support for Lilly’s Open Innovation Drug Discovery program to a high-performing Development Operations team, which was recognized with an InformationWeek 500 award.
Dr. Robertson has worked for Eli Lilly and Company for more than 15 years, first as a research scientist within Lilly Research Laboratories, then as a group leader and director of scientific informatics and global computational drug discovery.
He earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Florida State University and his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Florida Southern College. After earning his Ph.D., Dr. Robertson served as an NRC/NRL Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He then held several positions at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) from 1993 through 2000. He last served as associate scientist and director of technical and administrative services and manager of the Facility for Computational Molecular Science at IUPUI before joining Eli Lilly and Company in 2000.
Dr. Robertson has published 67 papers in refereed journals, authored three invited book chapters, and conducted more than 65 professional/technical presentations. He has been honored with multiple awards from Eli Lilly and Company and IUPUI, and is a member of the American Chemical Society and American Physical Society.
Brad Robbins is currently Managing Director at NLogix, an IT managed services company. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, sales, finance, IT, HR and the on boarding of new clients. NLogix has been serving the Indianapolis area since 2004, previously under the STLogics name. NLogix provides IT support such as technical help desk and computer support, as well as consulting for small to enterprise-wide businesses.
Brad joined NLogix in 2015, after eight-years at Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P., a Fortune 500 company and leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon and fuel products in North America. At Calumet, Brad held many leadership roles in IT, most recently serving as the Master Data Manager, where he applied knowledge of master data management processes and standards in order to maintain and improve master data accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. Brad also utilized his expertise to advance enterprise data services capabilities in master data management and governance in support of the enterprise and its key transformational programs.
Brad received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Technology and a minor in Business from Purdue University and is currently working on his Masters in Accounting at Indiana University, Kelly School of Business. Brad and his wife, Stephanie, live in Avon with their three children.
Vijay Khatri currently serves as the Director of the Institute for Business Analytics in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University where he is also Associate Professor of Information Systems and Arthur M. Weimer Faculty Fellow in the Operations and Decision Technologies department. His current teaching is focused on enterprise data management and predictive analytics courses being taught to graduate students as well as corporate professionals.
His research centers on issues related to data semantics, semiotics and conceptual database design, temporal databases, and data governance. More specifically, his research involves developing conceptual design techniques for management of data, especially for applications that need to organize data based on time and space.
He holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, a Management Degree from the University of Bombay, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.
Michael King is currently President, Data Analytics Solutions, a new division for LHP Engineering Solutions. Along with LHP Telematics, LHP provides a full range of Internet of Things (IoT) and Engineering Services for major OEMs in the Automotive, Industrial, and Medical industries. In this position, Michael is responsible for implementing self-service business intelligence (BI), big data, and a variety of analytics capabilities. Prior to joining LHP, Michael was the Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence for Cummins, the global leader in diesel engines.
Michael is an accomplished IT executive with a proven track record of successfully leading highly-visible, complex global initiatives including finance systems implementations, enterprise business intelligence, facilities consolidation, and value engineering. He has held Leadership roles in profit & loss programs, shared services, supplier management, and corporate environments, including 4 years of factory management. Michael brings extensive experience driving organizational change through the implementation of large-scale IT systems solutions, including Microsoft BI, Azure, Oracle E-Business Suite, Hyperion Financial Management, Essbase, Oracle Business Intelligence, Sharepoint, Hadoop, Teradata, Oracle Exadata, Khalix, Cognos, and Baan ERP.
Michael joined Cummins in 2008 to lead its finance systems improvement program. Before Cummins, Michael spent nearly 18 years at Boeing, where he held leadership roles in finance, manufacturing, and supply chain; including serving as the Finance Systems Leader for Boeing’s 787 Airplane Program.
In 2013, Michael was named the United Way of Bartholomew County Volunteer of the Year for his work upgrading computing solutions for the United Way’s critical 2-1-1 phone service. In Seattle, Michael served as Boeing’s Employee Community Fund Campaign Director for several years, and is a graduate of the Leadership Eastside Community Leadership Development Program. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Kirkland Performance Center, the United Way of King County’s Out of the Rain Impact Council, and Hope-Link Executive Action Committee.
Michael earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Marketing from Eastern Washington University and completed his Masters in Technology Management at the University of Washington in 2005. Michael lives in Columbus, Indiana with his wife Joy and sons Tyler and Alex.
Charles “Skeets” James is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and part owner of eGov Strategies, a SaaS provider of on-line solutions to municipal governments. Prior to his current role, Skeets served as COO and CFO of Associated X-Ray Services, an independent distributor of medical imaging equipment. For six years prior, Skeets was an executive at TriMedx; an entrepreneurial, high growth medical equipment service company, fulfilling several leadership positions such as: VP of Service, CFO and Corporate Responsibility Officer. For 33-years prior to retiring and then joining TriMedx, Skeets held a variety of senior-level positions at General Motors, from Divisional CFO to Director of Healthcare Initiatives.
A CPA, Skeets earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. He also attended Harvard University’s Program for Management Development. He is an active member of the Butler College of Business Deans’ Advisory Board where he is an Adjunct Professor. He has been a leadership coach to Butler MBA students and was a 2009 honoree for the IBJ’s CFO of the Year Award.
David Matusoff is an executive at the intersection of technology and policy. He has expertise in the public sector, policy, start-ups and organizational transformation. In October, 2015 he became the Executive Director of the Management and Performance Hub (MPH) for the State of Indiana. MPH is the leading organization nationally helping state government transform through utilizing data, analytics, BI and consulting to improve efficiencies and effectiveness and develop data informed decision making to improve policy outcomes. He joined the MPH team and set out to change the culture of how state government performs. By working with state agencies and other partners, MPH is able to utilize world-class data science and analytics capabilities to solve problems that many Hoosier’s face. Matusoff developed a transformation plan for MPH to create a return on investment for MPH by developing new revenue streams through leveraging the data platform and driving efficient outcomes for MPH partners.
Prior to becoming Executive Director, he held several executive roles in technology including President of Drund, a technology start-up, a Principal in Whiteboard, a technology consulting firm and as a US Business Development and Sales Director for Accenture’s Public-Service practice. Additionally, he’s held roles as a lobbyist and consultant for The Ohio Supercomputer and has been an advocate for improved access to and utilization of technology in government and education.
David volunteers his time through Board participation in several non-profits and as has a teenage daughter, 12- year- old son and a lovely woman he plans to marry one day.
Josette Jones, RN, PhD joined the Indiana University, Indianapolis in August 2002 with 50-50 joint tenure-track appointment between the School of Nursing and the School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) (formerly School of Informatics). In 2007, her appointment was changed to a 90 percent appointment with the School of Informatics, in order to respond to the demands of the fast-growing health informatics program and to better align her teaching and research efforts. During her tenure, she has focused on preparing students with the new skills and competencies needed by health informatics professionals of the 21st century, as envisioned by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) initiative. These competencies include patient-centered care, work in interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice and the ability to use informatics to improve the delivery and quality of care. Recognizing that these competencies are both interdependent and essential for creating an environment to provide safer, higher-quality health care, developing these competencies has been an integral part of my teaching, research and service.
Since her appointment at Indiana University, she was instrumental in the development and design of the graduate curricula in nursing and health informatics. She was also instrumental in developing a certificate program in nursing informatics (School of Nursing) and five graduate certificates in health information technology (HIT) (SoIC). Her teaching demonstrates excellence in several ways, including: leadership in curriculum and program development; development of new models for teaching; interdisciplinary collaboration; course development and pedagogy; significant mentoring and research supervision leading to student success; positive student evaluations; positive peer review of teaching, publications/presentations bearing on teaching; and significant service in support of educational excellence. She has single-handedly improved the curricula and set the direction for health informatics education at SoIC, by closely monitoring the vast gamut of changes that are continue to happen in the field. Her excellence in teaching was noted at national level: she was appointed as an accreditation reviewer by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) for emerging health informatics. In addition,in November 2015, Josette Jones was appointed to the AMIA-CAHIIM committee to set the standards for health informatics education.
Dr. Jones´s commitment to her students, to Indiana University and to the average citizen of Indiana goes above and beyond her formal role as director of the health informatics program. Dr. Jones is an enabler, a champion to her students and her department. She spends considerable time and effort getting to understand students’ strengths, weaknesses, skills and competencies, and provide them mentorship accordingly. She celebrates a student’s accomplishment, yet is also alert to when a student stumbles, helps him/her back onto his/her feet, and then retreats to a safe distance to encourage to move on. Her skill in encouraging students to mature, to realize their full potential as professionals or future academicians is truly phenomenal. There are many alumni of the health informatics program, who are leaders in the field (in both industry and academia) and continue to come to Dr. Jones for friendly advice and career direction.
She is tireless in her commitment to help others to succeed, be it via mentoring students or junior faculty, making connections between researchers who are part of her extensive net of collaborators, or working with local institutions to provide research and practice experience. The success of her students and faculty, the growth of the department, the recognition of the school and university are the drivers of her work. Her colleagues and students have often reported that her warmth and amicable personality is among the most cherished things at the BioHealth Informatics department.
Collaboration with local, national and international businesses through course work and research, not only created strong community engagement but also offered substantive components for interactive learning through critical thinking and reflection-in-action surrounding past and present information technology applications for health care delivery. Students have greatly benefited through these collaborations, as they use the real-world settings in their Capstone projects and PhD dissertation. She expects students to engage in the development and implementation of clinical applications in real life and conduct translational research in health informatics. The success of the approach is illustrated by the fact that several student projects have been implemented, some organizations are returning every semester with project for almost a decade.
She has a long history of leadership and service in professional organizations. From 2004 to 2006, she served as Chair of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Nursing Informatics section. Under her leadership, the MNRS –Nursing Informatics Research Section was incorporated into the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, which now represents a unified voice for nursing informatics worldwide (http://www.allianceni.org/).She also volunteers on the Nursing Informatics Taskforce of the Health Information Systems Society (HIMSS) and serve as Eligibility Counselor for Nurse Leaders at the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society. In addition, she actively participated in the review of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope & Standards of Nursing Informatics Practice (published in 2008). She was recognized for her leadership and collaboration in the T.I.G.E.R. initiative, the ACM´s Special Interest Group on Health Informatics (SIGHIT, the SOIC and recently by the Alliance for Nursing Informatics for her commitment and leadership in facilitation junior faculty in nursing and health informatics. All of the above mentioned attributes triangulates perfectly with the teaching, research and service missions of the Indiana University.