Paul A. Hoy
Worldwide Industrial Sector Executive for Business Analytics, IBM

Paul is responsible for leading IBM's Business Analytics solution growth in the automotive, aerospace & defense, and electronics industries. He is responsible for driving market strategy, developing and aligning solutions with target markets, and helping business users derive value from IBM's Business Analytics applications.

With 30 years experience helping organizations tackle business and technology issues, Paul's understanding of sales and operations planning (S&OP), supply chain performance, inventory management, production, and demand and fulfillment challenges enables him to assist IBM customers to realize the efficiencies and returns Business Analytics solutions deliver. He has executive management experience with a number of application software vendors, and has held materials management positions in industry. His experience includes the areas of S&OP, ERP, supply chain management, and labor management solutions. His roles include general manager, and executive sales, support, materials, marketing, and product management positions.

Prior to joining IBM, Paul was a Vice President at Kronos, Inc. where he was responsible for Kronos' $100 million manufacturing industry division. Paul also held the position of Vice President of Product Management at Pivotpoint, Inc. a start-up organization that launched one of the first client/server ERP product offerings for the midrange manufacturing market.

Paul is a frequent speaker on manufacturing industry topics. He holds a BA degree from The College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

John Ward
Predictive Analytics Solution Lead, IBM Software Group

John Ward has 25 years experience in designing and deploying analytics solutions for industrial clients with a strong focus on the automotive industry.  He possesses experience in a wide array of business domains ranging from statistical quality control to business integration to dealer management and warranty systems.  Prior to his current role, John was a Principal Consultant for ten years with IBM Global Business Services designing and implementing automotive solutions.  Prior to joining IBM, John spent seven years in industrial engineering with a focus on statistical quality control.

Simon Bailey
Associate Partner, Business Analytics and Optimization (BAO)

Simon Bailey is an Associate Partner within IBM’s Business Analytics & Optimization (BAO) practice. He has over 12 years of IT experience, primarily in data warehousing solution delivery & strategy.

Simon joined IBM in 2006.  Before that, Simon worked for Ford Motor Company, where he was the manager of their Data Warehousing Center of Excellence.  In this role he was responsible for setting the analytical information strategy and the data warehousing architecture direction for the whole Ford Enterprise.  Prior to joining Ford, Simon spent 8 years at Accenture, a global management consulting company.   Whilst at Accenture, Simon led business intelligence solution delivery & strategy projects at more than 10 large commercial businesses that operated in Europe and North America.

Simon holds an MBA from Duke University, NC, a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Brunel University, London, England and is qualified as a Chartered Engineer in the UK.