IRI CEO Andrew Appel to Discuss Big Data and Technology Advances at 2017 Milken Institute Global Conference





Sumant Mandal, Managing Director, March Capital Partners; Managing Director, Clearstone Ventures



Andrew Appel, President and Chief Executive Officer, IRI®

Vanessa Colella, Head of Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer, Citi

Vikas Kapoor, Chairman and CEO, Mezocliq

David A. Steinberg, CEO, Zeta Global

Andreas Weigend, Director, Social Data Lab; Author, "Data for the People"



IRI President and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Appel will join executives from Citi, Mezocliq, Zeta Global and Social Data Lab at the 20th annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. In a panel titled “Big Data as a Driver of Disruptive Technology Breakthroughs,” Appel and fellow panelists will examine the business-to-business and business-to-consumer benefits of strong data governance and its support for innovation and disruption.




As organizations grow, the data that is central to their value propositions often becomes fragmented and tougher to govern. Clean data is integral to industry disruption, and business leaders will benefit from insight into three key concepts: 1) What is clean data, and why is it so hard to achieve? 2) What are the short- and long-term consequences of data disorder? 3) What are examples of the value of data innovation, and how can company executives invest in it?


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

10-11 a.m. PDT




2017 Milken Institute Global Conference

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

About the IRI Partner Ecosystem

IRI fundamentally believes that delivering differentiated growth for clients requires deep, highly integrated partnering with a variety of best-of-breed companies. As such, IRI works closely with a broad range of industry leaders to create innovative joint solutions, services and access to capabilities to help its clients more effectively compete in their various markets and exceed their growth objectives. IRI is committed to its partnership philosophy and continues to actively enhance its ecosystem of partners through alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions and affiliations. The IRI Partner Ecosystem includes such companies as Adobe, The Boston Consulting Group, comScore, Experian, GfK, Gigwalk, Ipsos, Kantar Shopcom, MasterCard Advisors, MaxPoint, Millward Brown Digital, Mu Sigma, Neustar, Oracle, Simulmedia, SPINS, Survey Sampling International, Univision and others.

About IRI

IRI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers and media companies to grow their businesses. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI helps to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers and deliver market-leading growth. A confluence of major external events — a revolution in consumer buying, big data coming into its own, advanced analytics and automated consumer activation — is leading to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries. Ensure that your business can leverage data at


IRI Contact:
Shelley Hughes
Phone: +1 312.474.3675


IRI Contact:
Shelley Hughes
Phone: +1 312.474.3675