Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management improvement methods and business analytics. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina at www.garycokins.com. Gary received a BS degree with honors in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Cornell University in 1971. He received his MBA with honors from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1974. Gary began his career as a strategic planner with FMC’s Link-Belt Division and then served as Financial Controller and Operations Manager. In 1981 Gary began his management consulting career first with Deloitte consulting, and then in 1988 with KPMG consulting. In 1992 Gary headed the National Cost Management Consulting Services for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) now part of HP. From 1997 until 2013 Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software.
AI, ML, and Data Science expert with over 37 years of industry experience. Worked for two spin-offs of Yale AI Department, Bell Labs, and IBM’s TJ Watson Labs. Received 3 patents on NLP and one in software architecture, and the IBM Technical Award for the design and implementation of InfoSage, the world’s first personalized news service, in 1994. As Chief Enterprise Architect of Ally Bank, lead an international team of 150 engineers to create the bank from scratch in 6 months. Have worked at all levels, from developer to CTO, CIO and CEO, receiving several awards as an executive. Currently working as founder and principal data scientist/ai architect at Kanayma LLC, co-founder of Godzin LLC, and partner at AI REV. Just published 9 Skillsoft courses in AI and ML.
Over fifteen years of experience in developing sustaining business applications and providing leadership with proven track record of ability to develop and operate cost-effective IT environments with full understanding of software development life cycle. Expertise include enterprise, solution and Information architecture, system analysis, design & development, project & process management optimizing software development methodologies. Quality and process conscious focusing on both individual and collective results in a collaborative environment. Open Group TOGAF & Archimate certified, PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Yellow Belt & ISO certified, IEEE certified Software Development Professional (CSDP), IBM Certified Advanced Solutions Expert, Certified SAFe Practitioner (SPC4).