April 16, 2021 – Flaum Navigators Founder Sander Flaum, The Data Mirage Ruben Ugarte and X-Force Security Nick Rossmann

April 16, 2021 – Flaum Navigators Founder Sander Flaum, The Data Mirage Ruben Ugarte and X-Force Security Nick Rossmann

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Sander A. Flaum – Founder & Principal at Flaum Navigators

Leaders are benign paranoid! It’s about continually thinking
about the success of the company.

Sander A. Flaum is also on that list–he is the author of “The Stutter Steps: Proven Pathways to Speaking Confidently and Living Courageously”. As a kid, Sander was bullied because of his stutter–even watching a Porky Pig cartoon with his friends would make him cringe, a cruel reminder of his speech disorder. With the help of his loving supportive mother, a speech therapy program and other tools, he was able to overcome stuttering to go on to great success–he became an internationally renowned business leader, a public speaker and veteran consultant to Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies. Sander continues to advocate for stutterers through his scholarship program. Sander serves on the boards of The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, the James Cancer Center, and Fisher College of Business, where he also serves as executive-in-residence. He is also the sponsor of the Flaum Speech Fluency Program and serves as a board member of American Friends of Tel Aviv University. Sander also writes a monthly column on the pharmaceutical industry for Medical, Marketing & Media (MM&M) and does a weekly radio show on Public Service Radio called The Leader’s Edge. As chairman and CEO of Euro RSCG Becker (now Havas Life), he led a worldwide team of marketing strategists in introducing six blockbuster $2-billion-dollar healthcare brands. In 2003, Medical Advertising News named Sander its Man of the Year and Becker its Agency of the Year. Following Becker, Sander went on to launch Flaum Navigators in 2004, where he encourages and coaches his clients to embrace disruptive innovation in marketing, sales, and leadership. In 2018, he received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by PM360 magazine. Sander received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, followed by an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Ruben Ugarte – Founder of Practico Analytics

One of the areas that is underutilized is qualitative data like
a customer survey or Net Promoter Score. Owners need to
know what customers actually think! 

Ruben Ugarte is founder of Practico Analytics, providing expertise in data analytics. He has worked with companies on five continents and in all company stages, helping them to use data to make higher quality decisions, boost performance, increase profitability and make their teams world-class. He maintains a popular blog with more than 100,000 readers. His new book is The Data Mirage: Why Companies Fail to Actually Use Their Data (Business Expert Press, January 22, 2021. Learn more at rubenugarte.com.

Nick Rossmann – Global Threat Intelligence Lead, IBM Security X-Force

Coach your employees to create a great security environment.
Companies that do the basics can go a long way.
Use 2 factor

Nick leads the threat intelligence teams that support clients and incident response at IBM. Prior to IBM, he help various roles in the private and public sector, such as FireEye, where he managed its threat intelligence production, as well as the U.S. intelligence community. am an experienced manager and analyst skilled in developing strategic insights for decision-makers. Nick is an effective relationship builder, well-versed in working in cross-functional organizations, as well as fostering a knowledge-sharing environment, and leveraging partnerships. He excel in fast-paced settings, utilizing flexibility and a “whatever it takes” attitude and have proven skills in prioritizing and managing multiple projects with high visibility that drive results-based solutions. While in government, Nick have developed innovative and creative products to address customers’ needs.