Rich Carlton


Track: Unleashing the Value of Big Data Using Analytics

Topic: Cutting Through the Hype: Case Studies Identifying Business Opportunities, Overcoming Data Problems, and Driving Indisputable Value From Analytics

Bio: Rich Carlton is passionate about empowering organizations to utilize data for dramatic results. A frequent speaker, Mr. Carlton has spoken to hundreds of business executives about their overall data management strategies. In the high velocity world of IT and data management, he is passionate about helping businesses harness the power of data and use it to fuel the economic engine of growing companies, communities and people.

He believes “I.T.” can be transformed from a cost center into a revenue generator with the right data management plan and execution. Mr. Carlton has more than 20 years of experience building and managing communications and operational teams in data and technology industries in both private and publicly traded organizations.

He is the current Chair of the South Bend Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Indiana Technology and Innovation Council, and the Entrepreneurship Board of the Regional Cities of Northern Indiana.

Data Realty is a complete data management company offering cloud based analytics platforms and world-class colocation. The only of its kind analytics data centers are designed to enable automated data aggregation and analytic computation in a completely secure environment. Through their Hadoop Data Hub and partnership business model, Data Realty delivers organizations of all sizes unprecedented access to the advanced computing infrastructure, collaborative intellectual environment, and highly skilled technical talent that is normally reserved for only the largest of companies. For more information and to connect, visit Data Realty online at