Drawn from industry and academia, the Institute of Data Advisory Board guides the development of certification standards and education to ensure that our education programs meet the needs of members and the industry.
Moe Saleh is the Chairman of the Institute of Data’s Advisory Board and is Chief Data Engineer at the Oshkosh Corporation. At Oshkosh, Moe directs a cutting-edge data team that focuses on connected automobiles and machinery with the latest data analytics technology which draw insights from real time data ingesting and analyses. He has earned a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics from Wayne State University and is also an adjunct professor at Madonna University.
Robert Geoghegan is a Senior Data Analyst with over 11 years of global data analytics experience. Currently, he is focused on building operational data solutions for Global Risk Operations at Meta (Facebook). His previous experience centers on data-driven strategies for digital advertising campaigns. Robert has a Masters of Science degree from the University of Texas.
Umanga Poudel joins the Institute of Data Advisory Board while serving as a Data Scientist for Boston Scientific. Boston Scientific is a manufacturer of medical devices and known for the development of the Taxus Stent, a drug-eluting stent which is used to open clogged arteries. Umanga also spent time as a Data Scientist with ProActive Web Services and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University.
Gurkiran Kaur is a Senior Data Scientist with deep industry experience in multiple industries. Gurkiran has worked for GE Healthcare, AON and United Overseas Bank where she led teams focused on machine learning models in recommender systems and network analysis. In addition to her professional work experience, Gurkiran has a thirst for education. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at National University of Singapore and was also a Lead Trainer for our Institute of Data bootcamp programs in Singapore. Currently Gurkiran is an Instructor at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Andrew Grosser is a technology leader at neuromore and serial entrepreneur. Currently working on COVID therapies, Painkillr.org, Valid9.com, a real-time bargaining platform, a robotic surgical instrument, a scalable video streaming platform, a performance marketing startup, a skate platform and SFPL.io. Andrew is also a Partner at SFPL, a San Francisco based Startup Incubator and Consultancy that is focused on execution and growth. Andrew earned a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from The University of Queensland.
Richard Castellini currently serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Talent Inc where he champions their suite of Brands (TopResume, TopCV and TopInterview). Talent Inc is focused on helping professionals navigate career changes. In addition, Richard has worked for other technology companies focused in the employment space. He holds a Bachelor from Notre Dame University and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Sharmini Ravindran is an industry leader in Digital Strategy, Crypto Evangelist and Decentralization Junkie. Sharmini is a Co-Founder of DeZy. DeZy empowers people to achieve meaningful savings, income growth and wealth accumulation by simplifying decentralized finance in a safe and easy way. Sharmini has lived in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore.