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The Saint Louis University Computer Science Advisory Board is a group of professionals drawn from a wide variety of computing careers, whose goal is to offer insights into the fast paced and rapidly changing field of computer science. The Advisory Board's duties includes review of the department's academic portfolio and advancing university/industry partnerships in areas of research, innovation, and student mentorship and development.


Joseph Busateri
Director of Information Technology
Centene Corporation
Advisory Board member since 2019

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Joseph Busateri, has over 30 years of experience in the Technology Industry. He has held leadership positions at Fortune 100 companies in the US; including MasterCard and Centene Corporation. He is currently that Director of Information Technology at Centene, leading Provider Data Systems teams; DevOps, Machine Learning, AI, Agile Transformation, Architecture and Mergers & Acquisition Data Migrations.. He is an inventor holding two US patients in the technology space. He is committed to innovation and was quoted in the New York times and several technology trade magazines for innovative application of social platforms in the workplace. He is husband to and a father of five children.

Eric Druker
Data Science Director
Advisory Board member since 2019

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Eric Druker is a Principal in Booz Allen’s Data Science & Artificial Intelligence practice and leads the firm’s business in St. Louis, MO. His team partners with the Intelligence Community to develop and deploy systems leveraging automation and machine learning into operations. Eric believes the democratization of data empowers anyone with curiosity and analytic training to discover insights that can profoundly change the world and can regularly be found championing this view in-person at conferences and over-the-air on his frequent radio appearances. With three young children and a busy work schedule, Eric relaxes by staying up all night in his backyard applying his technical skillset to his passion for deep space astrophotography.

Jeff Heaton Ph.D.
Vice President, Data Science
RGA Reinsurance Company
Advisory Board member since 2019

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As Vice President, Data Science in RGA Reinsurance Company’s Global Research and Data Analytics department, Jeff Heaton works primarily with modeling risk for underwriting systems using electronic health records. In this role, Jeff’s IT background allows him to bridge the gap between complex data science problems and proven software development. Jeff joined RGA in 2001 as a member of the Information Technology (IT) group to design and implement systems for retrocession administration and premium calculation, and transitioned to a data science role in 2013. He is a frequent speaker and author for organizations such as the Society of Actuaries (SOA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and for academic journals. Jeff has authored several books on artificial intelligence, and teaches a graduate course at Washington University in St. Louis on this subject. Jeff is a senior member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI). He holds a Master of Information Management (MIM) degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in computer science from Nova Southeastern University.

Nate McKie
VP of Application Services
World Wide Technology
Advisory Board member since 2019

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After serving as CTO for nearly 20 years at the custom software development shop known as Asynchrony, Nate transitioned to Vice President and General Manager of Application Services (Asynchrony’s new name) within WWT in 2019. As VP and GM, he is responsible for the continued financial and operational success and growth of the division. With his extensive experience and passion for this field, this role has proven to be a natural progression for Nate. Throughout his career, he has worked on significant global integration projects and has direct experience in a broad range of financial services companies, including finance companies, insurance, and mortgage banking. In 2003, Nate became interested in Agile as a way of harnessing the amazing R&D work that Asynchrony was doing into a mature process that could create ready-to-ship applications for our customers. Since then, WWT Application Services has become a leading practitioner of Agile techniques and ideas and has spread the disciplines of quality code and rapid implementation throughout its commercial and government customer base. WWT has more recently been branching out to other software solutions to help customers as well, including DevOps consulting, real-time performance monitoring, and coaching in Agile transformation and adoption.

Sean Walsh
Managing Director and Co-Founder
1904 Labs
Advisory Board member since 2021

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Sean has split his 30 plus year career between working in large organizations - IBM, Accenture, Cambridge Technology Partners and Novell – and leading and/or co-founding several venture and private equity backed startups. He has provided solutions to Fortune 500 clients in a diverse set of industries. In addition to general leadership his areas of expertise include Sales, Operations, Lean Six Sigma (green belt), Agile Software Development, Human Centered Design and Service Design. Sean is based in St. Louis and is married with 3 children. He is an avid runner having completed 17 marathons overall which includes a streak of 7 straight Boston Marathons. He is on the boards of the Cortex Innovation Community and the Global Learning Exchange.

Ebony Williams
Associate Director - Technology
Advisory Board member since 2019

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Ebony Williams leads management professionals in the St. Louis region on behalf of AT&T's Technology Development Program. The Technology Development Program is dedicated to securing talented, highly qualified and extremely motivated students and college graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Ebony's responsibilities include talent recruitment, job placement, new employee training, career development, coaching, supervision and day to day operations of the program. Ebony is a St. Louis native and holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Certificate in Telecommunications Management from the University of Dallas and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Ebony has received numerous leadership awards locally and nationally including the Women of Color STEM award in Detroit, MI and the White House Summit Nominated Change Maker award in Washington, DC.