Theresa Kushner turned her master's degree in journalism from UNT into a career in high technology. For over 25 years she has led companies - like IBM, Cisco Systems, VMware, Dell/EMC, and NTT DATA - in recognizing, managing, and using the information or data that has exploded exponentially. Using her expertise in journalism, she co-authored two books on data and its use in business: Managing Your Business Data: From Chaos to Confidence (with Maria Villar) and B2B Data-Driven Marketing: Sources, Uses, Results (with Ruth Stevens). Today, as the "Data as an Asset" lead for NTT DATA, Theresa continues to help companies gain value from data and information. For her efforts in leading analytics, Theresa was inaugurated into the Analytics Hall of Fame at Pace University in New York in March 2019. Theresa is also actively involved in developing women executives and leads a group called HiPower in Dallas.