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2023-2024 Board of Directors

Uzma Khan: President

Uzma has over 30+ years of experience in IT with 20+ years of experience working in Data Architecture, Data Management, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. She has proven ability to work with business leaders to create data architecture that provide insights based on relevant and actionable data. Uzma has been recognized by her peers in the industry for her technical expertise and ability to mentor others. She has presented at Enterprise Data World, Data Architecture Online and DAMA Day. She is a Principle Software Architect for Boeing Global Services and Acting CIO for Tasveer.  She holds the following certifications: CDP, CDMP, CBIP & CITA-F.  She is passionate about growing the DAMA-PS chapter for fellow data enthusiasts and building alliances with other data groups in the Puget Sound area. She joined the DAMA PS board in 2014 and has served as the VP of Membership and VP of Special Events.

Jeff Johnson: Past President

Jeff has 20+ years data management experience, including at Starbucks, Experian Information Solutions, World Vision, Sila Solutions Group and DeepData. He holds a Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) Practitioner certificate from DAMA International. Jeff has a desire to lead the strategic direction of DAMA-PS with a team of committed members in order to proactively grow DAMA-Puget Sound's presence in the Puget Sound area.

ChaiJen To: Co-VP of Operations

ChaiJen is a consultant on both traditional and Cloud data architecture,  for Global 1000 companies and mid-size organizations. He has designed or helped design and implemented CRM and data warehouse projects with Big Data or in a SOA environment for cyber security, banking, telecommunication, retail, workforce, and manufacturing industries. ChaiJen has written over 1000 db objects and design scalable solution on Cloud MPP with data integrity for enterprise data management and business intelligence systems. He is a CDP, CDMP, CBIP, and is active in TDWI, ISSA and AI events.

Doris Ho: Co-VP of Finance

Doris has been working in the data management field over 20 years, specializing in Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solution architecture design.  She designed data solutions for many business domains including insurance, aerospace, telecom, utility and transit systems.  She has been passionate in promoting the value of data and architecture to both business stakeholders and technical teams.  Most recently, she has been working on Azure cloud architecture and data compliance & security projects.  Doris is also a program manager on data products.  She is very experienced in SDLC and agile development, is a certified PMP and a certified Scrum Master.  Doris has been participating in DAMA for many years and have been benefiting from it.  Has the desire to work with other DAMA-PS board members to bring more practical and latest data management topics to the Puget Sound data professionals.

Chirag Bindal: Co-VP of Marketing and Communications

Chirag is Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Innovation at Zimetrics, a niche data engineering and sciences company. With over two decades of sales and consulting experience in the industry, Chirag brings a deep understanding of the digital technology landscape and is a strong advocate of data-driven approaches. His work has spanned across Retail & Ecommerce, Travel & Hospitality, Hi-Tech, Media & Advertising, and Healthcare industries. As a member of the DAMA-PS board, Chirag is dedicated to utilizing his leadership and marketing expertise to support the strategic and operational goals of the organization and contribute to the growth of this professional community.

Derrick Priebe: Co-VP of Marketing and Communications

Derrick Priebe is currently a lead Product Manager at Boeing for all Offer to Cash processes supporting multiple complex SAP implementations across the company. He has a wide variety of experience supporting both physical implementations in the telecommunications industry as well as software implementations in the aerospace industry. Areas of experience include Project Management, Finance, Systems and Data Architecture, as well as Software Engineering. His advanced education includes MBA in Finance from Seattle University and MS in Information Management from the University of Washington. Certifications include SAFe Scrum Master and Project Management Professional.

Randy Lane: Co-VP of Programs and Education

Randy is a driven Data Management leader with 30+ years of experience in helping organizations find the right fit Data management solutions. With years of experience in Software engineering and Data Architecture, Modeling, MDM to real Business value driven Analytics delivery. The key to success of customers in finding real driving value from their data. Randy has held CDMP, CBIP certifications. In the role of Co-VP of Programs and Education, Randy is driving the delivery of top interest technical and business presentations you want to learn about, AI – ML, Data as Product. Lets keep learning and driving value.

Krishna Bonagiri: Co-VP Programs and Education

Krishna Bonagiri brings about over 25 years of experience in IT industry. He excels in architecting scalable solutions, driving innovation and aligning technology with business objectives. With a proven track record of successful project delivery, he has played key roles as a Delivery Manager and Program Manager. His expertise lies in leading teams, implementing cutting-edge technology solutions, and constructing robust data warehousing and business intelligence systems that yield valuable insights from actionable data. Krishna's proficiency spans across diverse industries, consistently delivering outstanding results.

As Co-VP of Programs and Education, Krishna's vision is to create a robust and impactful programs and education framework that empowers individuals, fosters learning, and drives positive change in the field of data engineering.

Bibin Varghese: Co-VP of Special Events

Bibin Varghese has 18 years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing computer applications. He currently works at Google, where he recommends integration strategies, enterprise architectures, platforms, and application infrastructure required to successfully implement a complete solution using best practices on Google Cloud.

Previously, Bibin worked at Nordstrom as the Principal engineer of Planning and Replenishment Stack. He also worked at Oracle Retail for 8 years in Oracle Consulting and implemented solutions for multiple retailers globally. His areas of expertise include Oracle Retail Solutions - Advanced Inventory Planning, Replenishment Optimization, Merchandise Financial Planning, Demand Forecasting, Item Planning, Size profile Optimization, Prepack optimization, Customer Relationship Management and Enterprise Systems. He has been part of implementing various large-scale applications for retailers across different supply channels. He has experience within the functional, technical, and consulting areas to define and execute business requirements to reach organizational goals and achieve growth and visibility.

Ruchi Arora: Co-VP of Special Events

Ruchi is a technology, and data executive with vast experience in transforming, and scaling business. She has unique problem solving capabilities, and proven AI/ML, analytics and data product experience that has consistently resulted in top line growth, operational efficiency and delighted customers.

Ruchi started her career as a Software developer building enterprise scale backend systems, but quickly shifted to AI and Big Data. Ruchi is a known speaker, who takes pride in solving complex business problems, and helping industries through their digital transformation, RPA and cloud journey.

In addition Ruchi is a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion advocate, and an active member of many Women in Technology and Data communities.

Sanjay Kumar: Co-VP of Membership

Sanjay is key technologist and has a proven record of managing high impact digital transformation programs by adding significant value through technology innovations. Prior to joining Agivant as Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Sanjay was a key technology and engineering leader at HCL Tech & Infinite from 1999 to 2023. He has architected and delivered complex technical solutions to Microsoft, Priceline, TechData, Zagat, Rovi, GE, AssetMark, Yahoo Small Business (Turbify) etc. in their business and digital transformation journey.

Mahesh Moturu: Co-VP of Membership

Mahesh Moturu has 20+ years of experience in managing teams developing data management technologies and implementing data solutions for healthcare, government, telecommunications and energy industries. Currently, as VP of Product Development and Technical Service at WhamTech, he leads the development of their Smart Data Fabric software. 

Mahesh also advises companies on strategy, products and technologies. He just founded Knovantage Technologies to pursue emerging opportunities in AI and data. 

Earlier in his career, he helped develop a multi-platform database engine that was acquired by Seagate Technologies. Later, at WholeWeb, he ran IT operations for their text and image search engines.

Mahesh holds an MS in Computer Science from University of Texas at Arlington, and an MBA (Valedictorian) from SMU Cox School of Business. Outside work, he enjoys participating and leading in his kids' scouting, robotics and other activities.

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