Nickolas (Nick) Downey is CEO of Nead Werx, Inc., an Atlanta software-consulting firm. Nead Werx was named the 2012 Co-op Employer of the Year by the Georgia Tech Division of Professional Practice, and was named one of Atlanta’s top 45 best and brightest companies to work for that same year. Nick Graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002 with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and lives in East Point with his wife Candi. Nick is a member of the Atlanta Technology Angels and sits on the Board of Directors of several Atlanta organizations.
Will McGinnis (Analytics Engineer) was the first employee at Predikto Analytics. With both a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University, and previous experience in process engineering, DoD Labratory research, quantitative finance, and software development, Will has the real world engineering experience to inform the data science with knowledge of the mechanical processes themselves. Will’s research background lies in predicting service life of military hardware in varied battlefield environments which effect the wear rates, and in the design of satellite control systems. Now at Predikto, Will serves in both a technical role, developing software and predictive models, and a client facing role, helping to bridge the gap between practicing engineers and the data scientists at Predikto.
Sean’s passion is ensuring that his customers and employees win every day. He drives Intelliverse to exceed the expectations of every customer with cloud communications solutions that leverage the most current technologies and are reinforced by a world-class customer experience. Sean joined Intelliverse in 2012 from West IP Communications where he was most recently Vice President and over the past 11 years helped turn a $30 million unknown company into a $1.5 billion industry leader. He also held various leadership positions at AT&T, EMC and Nortel Networks Corporation. Sean holds a degree from the University of Connecticut and enjoys spending time with his two songs and coaching them in baseball and football.