meet the JUDGES

 

SUMIT RANA

Sumit Rana is Epic’s Senior Vice President and oversees Epic’s R&D division that includes software development, user experience design, quality assurance and technical writing. Sumit serves as a liaison with Epic’s user community and helps coordinate and propel Epic’s research, technology and application development roadmaps. Sumit previously served in the role of Executive Director of Epic’s Implementation Services where he bridged the gap between Implementation and Research & Development ensuring successful, on-time-on-budget delivery of quality software. Sumit is a graduate of the Delhi College of Engineering and has formal training in computer science. He has played an extensive role in Epic’s software development and services planning and has been with Epic for over twenty years.

ANDREW WALKER

Andy has made a career as an operator and investor in data driven technologies. Most recently Andy was CEO of Channel IQ, acquired by Market Track, which performed eCommerce channel management analysis for manufacturers and retailers. Prior to Channel IQ, Andy founded 42six Solutions, which was acquired by Computer Science Corporation (NSYE: DXC). Andy is now a partner at Rock River Capital Partners where is invests in disrupted technologies in the Midwest. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, M.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

DALE WILLIS

Dale Willis is the co-founder and CTO of Curate, which scans public municipality data using AI and has the largest database of public municipality meeting data in the US. Prior to Curate, he has worked in two other startup companies and started his career as a firmware engineer at Extreme Engineering. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UW Madison, and most recently left his PhD program in CS to start Curate.

 
 

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