Monthly Archives: March 2019

Data Governance and Veracity – Monique Hesseling

With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Monique has held senior leadership positions in many large companies. Currently she is a Director of the Data Business Group at Accenture.

Throughout her career, Monique has helped companies grow their businesses based on data insights and analytics. She has worked on numerous BI initiatives, data warehousing, customer insight efforts, market segmentation and product development projects. Her success in assisting in global development and expansion planning is widely recognized. She draws on her global experience when applying her expertise in different markets.


Leading through uncertainty: A look at how to navigate large scale changes in a big data world- Debra Keeling-Christmas

Debra Keeling – Christmas is a 40 + year industry veteran with a wealth of experience in leading organizations to use data and technology to navigate challenging global landscapes, ultimately helping them to deliver positive business outcomes.

Currently, she is an Executive partner at Gartner

Over the years, she has led strategy and technical services as VP of Americas Technical Sales at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. There she set the vision, business model and go to market strategy for the evolution of the software portfolio and technical resources. Previous to that,  she was Chief Information Officer in the cities of Kinston and Kanata in Canada;  Where she ran all aspects of technology from application development to Operation within the City.

She advises on big picture organizational strategy for achieving positive outcomes in data projects and beyond.

Data Use Cases in Insurance – Cindy Maike

As General Manager for Insurance, Cindy Maike is responsible for global insurance strategy and customer engagement for Cloudera. She works with customers and partners leveraging analytics for business growth and exploring the use of new data sources to drive innovation in the evolving world of insurance. She has over 25 years of finance, consulting and advisory services experience in the insurance industry working with clients globally on their business strategy leveraging analytics and technology to further drive business results.


She is passionate about solving business problems and eternally believes in process improvement and strongly believes that today’s next generation of business intelligence in the form of advanced analytics will revolutionize the insurance industry.

The Journey Begins

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The SheKnowsData initiative aims to inspire and educate data professionals world wide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. The Podcast features leaders in various industries talking about their work,  their journeys and lessons learned along the way.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton