MEET THE SPEAKERS
Eduard (Edi) Danalache is a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. He graduated from Rice University in 2019 with a B.A. in Computer Science and Managerial Studies. He advises and serves clients across industries on strategy and operations topics such as go-to-market design and business unit strategy. Before joining McKinsey, Edi worked as a software engineer at Facebook and in technical roles across the financial and public sectors.
Coco Chen is a Strategy Analyst at Accenture. She graduated from Duke University in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and Minors in Economics and German. Her consulting experience spans across telecommunication, high tech, and pharmaceutical industries; her team’s business intelligence Tableau dashboard was presented to the CEO of a $132B company. Prior to Accenture, she worked at Procter&Gamble’s Amazon Customer Team in Seattle.
Dan Violet Sagmiller
Dan Violet Sagmiller is a Senior Unity Programmer at Microsoft and a leading contributor to many experimental technologies, including virtual reality and artificial intelligence. He has 20 years of experience in game development, has received 2 MVP awards from Microsoft, and has spoken at various Unity conferences across the globe. He has even led the development and architecture at NASA Kennedy Space Center's simulations for the Shuttle Launch and Mars Base experiences.
Teresa Howard is a research scientist at the UT Center for Space Research, and a mentor for NASA's SEES program. She has contributed to multiple emergency activations, including that of Space Shuttle Columbia, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ike, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Bastrop TX Wildfire, and Hurricane Harvey. She also has extensive experience with geography, working as an archeological illustrator for Minoan excavations in Crete, and going on a LiDAR data collection mission in the Dominican Republic.