Costa Mikhael is the A/NZ Sales Director for Stibo Systems. Costa has over 25 years experience in IT consulting and sales focusing on the Financial Services and the Retail industries. Costa is a thought leader in enterprise digital strategy, data driven solutions covering CRM, Business Analytics, Cognitive Learning, and Master Data Management. Costa started his career in Canada working for Nortel in research projects as part of an innovation team seeking to advance mobile network technology. Costa then moved to Unisys to modernise mainframe applications using distributed object oriented technology. Following Unisys Costa moved to IBM Australia to lead the front office and multi-channel financial services solution category in the Asia Pacific region. With organisations seeing the explosion of data both internally and externally, Costa started focusing on information management solutions covering Data Warehouses, Data Quality, Data Integration, Business Analytics, Advanced Analytics and Cognitive Learning Solutions. Today Costa focuses on Master Data Management from Stibo Systems, a global leader in MDM solutions.