ROBERT J. ZWERLING, P.E.
Robert J Zwerling is a high-tech entrepreneur, founding and growing software companies in telecommunication, manufacturing & distribution, high data availability, and predictive analytics. His accomplishments span over 25 years include patent pending artificial intelligence software, author of numerous papers and requested speaker at summits on forecasting and predictive analytics for business optimization, and inventor of the concept of Systematic Intelligence™. Over the past decade, he has implemented analytics in Finance groups in dozens of companies ranging from $100 million to Fortune 500 firms across a wide breadth of industries. He architected significant exits as co-founder of the ISIS Telecom Group (sold to Computer Science, NYSE: CSC) and CEO of Vision Solutions (sold to a foreign public company). With his daughter, Megan, he co-authored the book, Vigilance The Price of Liberty, What you can do today to save America tomorrow, and co-authored with Jesper Sorensen, Implementing an Analytics Culture for Data Driven Decisions, A Manifesto for Next Generation Finance.
Mr. Zwerling is involved with civics as co-producer with US Vigilance and the Richard Nixon Foundation, The Collegiate Forum, which brings together bright college students from major California universities to discuss current political topics at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. He is also a member of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
Mr. Zwerling is currently founder and Managing Director of Aurora Predictions, a company that provides Systematic Intelligence™ with AI that is packaged with an Excel style user interface to enable Finance organizations to take control to develop insights and foresights that optimizes business performance.
He holds a Bachelor in Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) in mechanical engineering from Stony Brook University, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (majoring in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics) from CSU Los Angeles. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and a licensed Professional Engineer in CA.
JESPER H. SORENSEN
Jesper H. Sorensen is a highly accomplished finance professional who is result-oriented with strong analytical and strategic influencing skills. Jesper is the modern CFO with an innovative Silicon Valley mindset who use his advanced analytics skillset and toolbox to affect business leaders to take data driven decisions. His motto is: Finance don’t just provide numbers, but use data to provide insight and foresight that challenge and influence decision makers. He has several years of management experience leading global finance teams in multi-billion dollar companies and a proven track record of creating a strong performing environment to improving top line growth and profitability in the company.
He is Senior Finance Director with a Fortune 100 technology company. He is on the advisory board for Aurora Predictions, a company with an Artificial Intelligence Platform to help companies improving their top line. He is an Analytics Expert for International Institute of Analytics, an independent advisory firm that works with organizations to build strong and competitive analytics programs.
Mr. Sorensen is a highly respected keynote speaker who has been featured at several conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago and Boston. He covers topics as Business Partnering, Next Generation Finance and Advanced Analytics. He is also co-authored with Robert Zwerling the book Implementing an Analytics Culture for Data Driven Decisions, A Manifesto for Next Generation Finance.
He holds a Master Degree in Economics and Management from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and is certified in Risk Management and Strategic Decision Making from Stanford University.