- Melissa Cragin, Executive Director, Midwest Big Data Hub, University of Illinois
- Johnette (Johnnie) Shockley, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
- Santiago Pujol, Purdue University, datacenterhub.org
- Mark J. Traynowicz, Nebraska Department of Transportation
- Todd R. Martindale, Union Pacific Railroad
- Sean Goggins, University of Missouri, https://github.com/OCDX
- Jose J. Gonzalez; University of Agder
- Mike LaViolette; HDR, Inc.