2016 Advisory Council

Data4Decisions’ unique concept is guided by the event’s Advisory Council, a powerful compendium of the region’s leading research universities, private companies and thought-leading, Research Triangle-based associations.


  • Adrienne Cole, Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development
  • Lee Anne Nance, COO, Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP)


  • Mike Carraway, Vice President, IT Shared Services, Red Hat
  • Scott Doron, Assistant Director, NC Department of Commerce, Office of Science, Technology & Innovation
  • Russ Gyurek, ‎Director, Innovation Labs, CTO Group, ENG, Cisco
  • Dave Harris, Director, National Security Agency/ Laboratory for Analytic Sciences
  • Craig Hill, ‎Senior Vice President, RTI International
  • Terri Lomax, ‎Executive Vice President, Discovery-Science-Technology, RTI International
  • Adam Martin, Open Raleigh Manager, City of Raleigh
  • Karen Peterson, Executive Director, Association Executives of North Carolina
  • Brooks Raiford, President & CEO, NCTA
  • James Sauls, Economic Development Manager, City of Raleigh, Office of Economic Development
  • Christopher Scott, Data Visualization Architect, PRA Health Sciences
  • Larry Steffann, General Manager, NC Wireless Research Center