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Meet The Panelists; Crafting a Career in DATA

4:50 pm - 5:30 pm | EST

Rimma Perotte
Director of Biomedical Informatics, Emergency Medicine
Hackensack University Medical Center

Rimma Perotte, PhD is the Director of Biomedical Informatics in the Emergency Medicine Department at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Perotte is also a faculty member in Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics where she mentors students and teaches a graduate class on the intersection of quality in healthcare and informatics. Dr. Perotte earned her PhD at Columbia University.  She studied large-scale data mining of the electronic health record and developed machine learning tools for the automated summarization of patient records. Her thesis work won the national biomedical informatics dissertation award. 

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Bruno Germansderfer
Product Manager

Bruno Germansderfer is a senior product manager at Google working within the travel group. He has been a PM for over 12 years now building a variety of products for companies such like Touchtunes, Vice Media & Apple. He is a proud graduate of the Northeastern College of engineering class of 2010.  

Melissa Soong
Associate Product Manager
Publicis Sapient 

Melissa Soong is an Associate Product Manager at Publicis Sapient, crafting digital solutions for companies through the Salesforce practice. In this role she explores new approaches to enhance the consumer experience, by understanding how people are interacting with their current digital experiences.


As a proud Northeastern Marketing Analytics alumni and an inagural member of the DATA Initiative, she has been able to help provide learning opportunities for both students and corporate partners through forums, workshops, and the analytics lab. Passionate about data science and marketing analytics, her goal is to continue to provide opportunities for students to learn these skills through the DATA Initiative and to further dive into our digital community.

Greg Bonnette
Senior Director, Data & Analytics
Slalom Boston

With over 15 years of data & analytics consulting, Greg has a track record of helping clients create business value from data. Greg is business-centric in approach; fixated on how data, analytics and technology can be organized to achieve specific outcomes. As an experienced consultant he has accumulated business model and problem domain experience across multiple verticals including Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, B2B Services & Technology, and Media & Entertainment. Greg is often valued by the organizations he serves for his ability to quickly develop expertise in new domains and synthesize applications and product ideas that draw upon experiences in other contexts. Greg is a frequent thought leader and has spoken at numerous industry conferences including Gartner and IBM.

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Michael Sullivan
Lead Product Analyst
Boston Consulting Group 

Michael is a lead product analyst at Boston Consulting Group with a focus in digital and marketing technologies. He graduated from D'amore Mckim in 2015 with concentrations in marketing and finance. Michael supports and leads a variety of data initiatives at BCG from website/content analytics to account based marketing and personalization.

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