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Volker Hatz has been named the first chief data officer at Sizmek, a people-based creative optimization and data activation platform. Hatz will be responsible for Sizmek’s data operations, analytics strategy and innovation in the data space. Hatz brings 20 years of experience in IT and advertising technology, formerly holding the position of global head for SAP Exchange Media’s SAP XM DMP Solution.

Ian Kalin has been named the chief data officer of eHealth, which partnered with executive search firm Caldwell Partners International in the appointment. As a seasoned data technician, Kalin brings over 15 years of experience in modernizing regulated systems in both the private and public sectors. In his new role, Kalin takes control of all data operations for eHealth, including new applications for eHealth’s data assets and empowering customers with the information they need to make healthcare decisions.

Amen Ra Mashariki, formerly a White House fellow and the chief technology officer for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, is heading to Esri, a geospatial mapping and data company, where he will continue to work on projects dealing with the public sector. He served as New York City’s chief analytics officer for the last three years, guiding many projects at the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics. At Esri, Mashariki is expected to work on a collaboration between government, academia, and the private sector in dealing with data analytics and smart cities.

Thomas M. Warden has been named as senior vice president, chief data and analytics officer for EMPLOYERS. Warden brings over 30 years of experience in the fields of data and analytics. The position is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s data and analytics strategy. This includes building and leading a skilled, analytical organization that delivers data solutions and capabilities that enable fact-based decision-making. Warden previously worked for Bridgevine Strategy Partners, LLC, where he was the president.

David Bray has been named the chief ventures officer at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. The new Office of Ventures and Innovation, which falls under the Plans and Programs Directorate at NGA, was formed to accelerate innovation between intelligence agencies and the growing number of mapping and analytic startups. Bray, the former CIO of the Federal Communications Commission, has long been an advocate for agile and organization change in the federal IT community.

Bora Arslan has been named the chief analytics officer at GTB, a leading global advertising company. Arslan’s main duty will be to oversee global data and analytics efforts for the agency. Prior to joining GTB, Arslan served as the chief data and analytics officer at BGL Group in London and has held analytics leadership roles at Wal-Mart and Peppers & Rogers Group.

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