Theresa Kushner is passionate about AI, data analysis and how it gets applied to today’s business challenges.  For over 25 years she has led companies – like IBM, Cisco Systems, VMware, Dell/EMC – in recognizing, managing, and using the information or data that has exploded exponentially. Using her expertise in journalism, she co-authored two books on data and its use in business:  Managing Your Business Data:  From Chaos to Confidence (with Maria Villar) and B2B Data-Driven Marketing:  Sources, Uses, Results (with Ruth Stevens). Today, as the Data and Analytics solutions lead for NTT DATA, Theresa continues to help companies gain value from data and information.  She concentrates specifically on how companies are applying AI, ML Ops and overall governance to their everyday challenges. She was recently installed on the boards of Women in Big Data and AI Truth.   For her efforts in leading analytics, Theresa was inaugurated as Analytics Practitioner into the Analytics Hall of Fame at Pace University in New York in 2019.