Nashville Analytics Summit '17

The Nashville Analytics Summit was created by Nashville Technology Council members and continues to expand as one of Nashville's largest, locally grown tech events in the region. It focuses on fundamental issues in organizations today: how to effectively leverage big data and analytics. This two-day Summit alternates between hands-on workshops and speaker presentations, presented by experts from various industries and backgrounds who will address topics ranging from Big Data & Predictive Analytics to Delivering Insights & Professional Development. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 9 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.
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Tom Davenport

09 August

Tim Estes

President & Founder
Digital Reasoning
Tim Estes is the president and founder of Digital Reasoning, a leader in trusted cognitive computing. Driven by the belief that all software would learn and that all people should have access to it, Tim and his team at Digital Reasoning work closely with leaders in government and industry to solve extraordinarily valuable and morally compelling problems in National Security, Finance, Health Care, and other markets by automating the understanding of human communication.

08 August

Brian Moyer

08 August

Martin Vioski

08 August

Sean Anderson

Senior Manager of Data Science Marketing
Cloudera
Sean is a tenured infrastructure scaling and cloud strategy consultant with a strong focus on strategic partnerships and innovative hybrid technology. He has been a part of integral shifts in technology including the rise of cloud computing, open source standardization, big data, and machine learning. Sean quickly became a go-to resource and speaker for data specific workloads focusing on technologies like machine learning, data science, Apache Hadoop, MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch, SQL, and Data Warehousing. At Rackspace Hosting, Sean helped bring to market and launch open-source cloud platforms around Hadoop, MongoDB, and Redis. Sean is currently senior marketing manager for data science and data engineering at Cloudera; the pioneers of Apache Hadoop. Sean focuses on modern data science practices involving popular open-source languages like Python, R, and Scala and speaks often about the convergence of big data and machine learning/AI.

08 August

Dr. Charles Apigian

Department Chair of Computer Information Systems
Middle Tennessee State University
Dr. Charlie Apigian is a Professor and Chair of Computer Information Systems for Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches information security, web development, and analytics. In addition to his teaching and research, he is responsible for the Computer Information Systems department at MTSU, which has over 400 undergraduate and 120 graduate students majoring in Information Systems. The recent accomplishments within the CIS department include an emphasis on bridging the gap between industry and academics through mentoring, internships, and relevant initiatives that have also led to three concentrations at the graduate level; Information Security, IT Project Management, and the new Business Intelligence & Analytics program.

08 August

Scott Augenbaum

Special Agent
FBI
After joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the New York Field Office in 1988 as a support employee, Scott became a Special Agent in 1994 and was assigned to the Syracuse, New York Office, where he worked domestic terrorism, white collar and hate crimes, and all computer crime investigations. In October 2003, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters, Washington D.C in the Cyber Division, Cyber Crime Fraud Unit and was responsible for managing the FBI's Cyber Task Force Program and Intellectual Property Rights Program. In 2006, Augenbaum transferred to Nashville, TN and managed the FBI Memphis Division Computer Intrusion/Counterintelligence Squad in Nashville, TN. Over the past ten years, Augenbaum had the opportunity to provide hundreds of computer intrusion threat briefings with the goal of educating the community on emerging computer intrusion threats and how to not to be the victim of a data breach. Scott earned his MBA at American Sentinel University in Information Technology and a Masters Certificate in Information Security Management from Villanova University and holds numerous General Information Assurance Certifications.

09 August

Gabriel Bassett

Senior Information Security Data Scientist
Information Security Analytics LLC
Gabriel is the senior information security data scientist on the Verizon Security Research team at Verizon Enterprise Solutions specializing in data science, machine learning, and graph theory applications to cyber security. He is the lead data scientist and a contributing author of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. He has previously held cyber security risk management, testing, intelligence, architect, and program management positions at the Missile Defense Agency and Hospital Corporation of America.

09 August

Scott Bergquist

09 August

Philip Best

Applied ML & AI - Worldwide Healthcare
Microsoft
Philip Best is a competent and respected member of the data science and big data communities within Nashville, as well as New York and the Bay Area. I currently specialize in the development of products that aid clinical and operational decision support. My products make inferences from real-time data streams using models codified in functional programming languages hosted by the Hadoop ecosystem.

09 August

Nate Brown

Director of Customer Experience
UL (Underwriters Laboratories)
Nate Brown has had an outstanding day when he is able to help customers. His ambition is to create outstanding service interactions through creativity, knowledge and professionalism. He is an HDI certified Support Center Manager, VP of Communication for the HDI Music City Chapter and is the founder and primary author for the service blog CustomerCentricSupport.com. He has been recognized among the "Top 50" thought leaders through ICMI and "Top 25" for HDI.

08 August

Joy Brown

Workforce Analytics Consultant
Bridgestone Americas
Joy Brown is a Workforce Analytics Consultant for Bridgestone Americas. Joy draws from her extensive background in Retail Sales and Operations to deliver actionable insights for the business.

08 August

Ted Chila

Data Architect
ZenRelational
For over twenty five years, Ted's career paralleled the evolution of database management technology. His focus is always on applied solutions to complex data management problems. Along the way, Chila had the good fortune to work directly with some of the foremost technical and business leaders in the industry; E.F Codd, Edmon Begoli, Bill Inmon, Joy Mundy and others. Their insights and guidance had a profound impact on his ability to positively affect the outcome of data management problems entrusted to himself.

08 August

Michael Corcoran

Chief Marketing Officer
Information Builders
Michael Corcoran is the chief marketing officer for Information Builders. With more than 20 years’ experience in the software industry, he is responsible for working with the executive management team to develop and communicate corporate and product strategy. During his career, Mr. Corcoran has held top management positions in sales and marketing, business development, product management, and systems management. He has played key roles in the development and acquisition of major technologies, including business intelligence (BI), integration middleware, Internet technology, data warehouse, application development, and expert systems 
Previously, Mr. Corcoran served as vice president of Marketing, responsible for product and corporate marketing. He served in this role for seven years, helping Information Builders to re-emerge as a market leader in business intelligence and enterprise integration in today’s Web-based computing environment. Prior to working for several major software manufacturers, Mr. Corcoran began his career building and managing financial, supply chain, and order processing systems at Grumman Aerospace Corporation.
Mr. Corcoran is a frequent speaker at industry and financial investor conferences and has lectured at the Yale School of Management, Columbia University, University of Michigan, New York University, and St. John’s University. He has also contributed hundreds of articles to the leading technology and business publications.

09 August

Kindall Dietman

Business Data Analyst

09 August

Brent Dykes

Director of Data Strategy
Domo
Brent is the Director of Data Strategy at Domo and has over 12 years of enterprise analytics experience at Omniture and Adobe. He is a regular Forbes contributor on data-related topics and has published two books on digital analytics, including Web Analytics Action Hero. In 2016, Brent received the Most Influential Industry Contributor Award from the Digital Analytics Association (DAA). He has been a popular presenter at multiple conferences such as Shop.org, Adtech, Pubcon, and Adobe Summit. Brent earned his MBA from Brigham Young University and his BBA (Marketing) degree from Simon Fraser University. Follow him on Twitter @analyticshero

09 August

Michael Faron

Director of Data Science
Medalogix
As director of data science at Medalogix, Michael builds and maintains our machine learning solutions that help our customers better manage their patient populations. Michael also leverages analytics to evaluate our products and support company-wide business intelligence inquiries. Michael brings nearly 20 years of experience designing, building and managing data systems to the Medalogix team. In his previous role as lead data scientist at a healthcare technology company, Michael applied analysis techniques such as classification, clustering, sequence analysis, propensity scoring and statistical simulations to unearth value from hospital bedside monitoring systems data. Michael's educational background includes extensive work at the graduate level in statistics and machine learning, including degrees in actuarial science, philosophy and education. Michael most recently completed a graduate certificate in advanced analytics from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in candidate, measurement and statistics from Arizona State University. Michael is a certified SAS Predictive Modeler, placed in a national competition hosted by SAS for his work on predicting hospital admissions. Additionally, the SAS Global Forum and Yale University's Global Health and Innovation Conference featured Michael’s papers in a poster presentation.

08 August

Zach Gemignani

CEO
Juice Analytics
Zach Gemignani is co-founder and CEO of Juice Analytics where he helps companies make data more usable and valuable. Headquartered in Nashville, Juice works with companies across many industries to build analytics-savvy organizations and develop analytical tools that focus on getting the human elements right – user experiences, data visualization, and building trust in the solutions. Zach has led Juice's efforts to design and build an innovative data visualization and communication platform called Juicebox. Zach is the author of "Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Data Communication" published by Wiley in 2014. In addition, he has been on the leadership committee for the Nashville Analytic Summit for the last three years. During his management consultant career with Diamond Consultants and Booz Allen, Zach focused on information-intensive businesses such as credit cards and banking. At AOL, he led efforts to bring analytical rigor to the broadband programming and advertising groups. Zach has an MBA from University of Virginia's Darden School of Management and a BS in Economics from Haverford College.

08 August

Dan George

Workforce Analytics & Planning Lead
Bridgestone Americas
A workforce analytics and strategic planning professional, focused on supplying executives with in-depth analysis, talent insights, and the latest Human Capital trends. With over 12 years of experience in Human Capital consulting, and 9 of those years focusing on HR analytics, my unique skill set uses components of data science, data architecture, and storytelling to help resolve workforce issues and execute strategies.

BS in Engineering & MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University. Dean's Honor Scholarship, Deans List, and Club President.

Prior to obtaining my MBA, I worked as a Manager in Accenture's Human Capital Management practice assessing, implementing, and leading change management initiatives for large enterprise analytics systems and Human Capital transformations.

08 August

Hrishikesh Gokhale

Principal Consultant
Tech Mahindra
Hrishikesh Gokhale is a principal consultant with Tech Mahindra and has 15+ years experience in building analytics solutions for Retail, and Telecom customers. He has hands-on experience on SAS, SPSS, R, Python and has built analytics models using Regression, classification, decision tree techniques.

08 August

Jay Graves

Partner
SSB
Jay Graves is responsible for data strategy and data warehouse consulting along with developing new digital marketing technologies. He has over 20 years of experience in technology management, software development, strategic business development, and with high-growth startup companies.

08 August

Michel Guillet

Adjunct Professor Data Presentation and Visualization
Georgia State University
Michel has over 20+ years spent leading the design and implementation of data and reporting solutions. His experience includes working with structured and unstructured data across consumer goods and government, healthcare and insurance. He currently leads customer data solution team for Applied Systems, a software leader in the insurance industry and is a professor of data presentation and visualization at Georgia State University's Institute or Insight.

09 August

Jennifer Higgs

GIS Director
Metro Planning
I have a MS in Geography with emphasis in Remote Sensing and GIS from Murray State University. I have been with Metro Planning for 20 years. I manage the GIS Division which include GIS and Parcel Mapping Sections.

08 August

Kevin Holland

Consulting BI Engineer
HCA
A recent addition to HCA's multiplying Patient Experience team, Kevin brings 'go-get-em' from years as a Naval officer and a healthcare consultant. What gets him up in the morning? Crafting a clear, compelling narrative to communicate complex ideas through Tableau is what drives him. When he's not waxing poetic on the benefits of agile methodology, Python or 30 Rock, he enjoys exploring backroads on his motorcycle or cooking with his lovely wife.

09 August

Michael Hudson

Head of Strategy
Groups360
Michael Hudson, CRME, is a former Walt Disney Imagineer with more than 20 years experience in data analysis and user-experience design. Through his career at Disney, he helped open two theme parks and designed numerous ride systems across both coasts. He championed using data visualization and predictive analytics to improve ride reliability. In 2006, he was recruited by Gaylord Entertainment to graft his Disney experience onto hotel development. He created innovative retail and sports bar experiences for hotel guests and brokered strategic partnerships with the MLB and The Smithsonian. From there, he transitioned to help form a new team centralizing revenue management and yield strategies for the brand. Based on experiences yielding group business during the 2009 downturn, Michael then founded Group-onomics to help bring event-performance transparency to the Sales and Revenue Management teams within the Hotel Industry. He focused on creating an application that unlocks data collecting digital cobwebs in CRM systems/spreadsheets. Group-onomics provided Sales, Revenue Management, Hotel Executives and Asset Managers a summarized view of Group business to contract yet displayed in easy to grasp Key Performance Indicators and data visualization. If you can't measure it, you can't change it. After successfully growing Group-onomics, his company was acquired by Nashville based, Groups360 in 2015. Michael joined Groups360 as Head of Strategy, Hotel Analytics Division. He remains dedicated to continue bringing transparency to both sides of the Hotel/Meeting Planner equation. When data is transformed from an ugly tabular system to a format that tells a story, that's when you truly unlock the potential of a collaborative sales process. Effective communication only happens when data is set free; Knowledge for both sides creates efficiency and maximizes profits for all.

09 August

Lydia Jones

Analyst & Research Director
Gartner, inc.
Lydia Jones is an Analyst & Research Director at Gartner, Inc. As part of the Data & Analytics Group, Office of the Chief Data Officer (CDO), she covers privacy regulation, compliance ethics, and data monetization. Her specific interests include data collection and use, data analytics and insights, and applying data governance to identify data value and data monetization opportunities. She has over 20 years of business and legal experience helping Fortune 100 and 500 clients in the online commercial space navigate data collection and data sharing initiatives while complying with privacy rules and industry best practices. Lydia is also an adjunct professor of law at Vanderbilt University and Boston University.

09 August

Matt Jones

Director, Consulting
CGI
Matt Jones is a Director, Consulting at CGI. Matt leads a group responsible for assisting customers to understand leading edge technology and applying that technology to newly evolving use cases. He is a seasoned professional with over 21 years of experience in the technology industry.

Matt has assisted numerous large enterprise organizations to implement enterprise data hubs (data lakes) and advanced analytics solutions on top of the Hadoop platform. His favorite engagements over the past year have involved helping customers mature beyond descriptive and diagnostic analytics into the world of predictive and prescriptive analytics. Matt's 'Big Data' technology experience ranges from most of the major Hadoop distributions (Cloudera, Hortonworks, and HDInsight) to secondary add-on tools, including Syncsort, Datameer, and Dataguise. Matt attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems.

08 August

Aaron Kelly

Business Intelligence / Analytics Consultant
Think Data Insights
Aaron Kelly is a Business Intelligence and Analytics Consultant at Think Data Insights in Brentwood, TN. He has over 5 years of experience delivering visual analytics and reporting solutions in various industries, including retail, financial, pharmaceutical, health care, and non-profit. Aaron enjoys creating value for organizations by delivering customized, innovative analytics solutions and uncovering insights. In a previous life, Aaron founded a microfinance institution in Guatemala where he lived and worked for 5 years as a missionary with his wife and family. When he's not logged on, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, brief walks on the beach, and vacationing for free using credit card sign-up bonuses. Aaron holds a B.A. in Finance from Bethel University, St. Paul, MN.

09 August

Scott Kelly

HCA

08 August

Mike King

Enterprise Technologist, Big Data
DellEMC
Mike has 33+ years of core IT experience including stints at FedEx, Xerox, Autozone, IBM and some boutique consulting firms. Roles have included solution architecture, enterprise architecture, data architecture, technology management, data management, DBA, analytics, data warehousing, data governance, performance & tuning, system administration & programming. Mike has been a presenter at Oracle Open World, Enterprise Data World, International Sybase User Group & MidSouth DAMA. While at FedEx he led POCs for Big Data, EA tools, databases. archiving & database tools. Mike served as the technical lead for the Strategic Technology Applications group & led the database productization effort architecting and delivering FedEx's initial DBaaS offering for Oracle on Linux. He also architected the 2nd generation solution that is still in use today. Mike served as a domain architect in the customer service space for an application rationalization effort. He also chaired the Data Architecture Council & authored the database strategy for several years. Mike's current focus is on Big Data, solution architecture, Hadoop, machine learning and their application to solve business problems. Mike has an MBA from the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Computer Science & Applied Math from the State University of New York @ Albany. Mike's other interests include knowledge management, wikis, MDM, data quality, metadata, automation & competitive intelligence.

09 August

Dr. Rado Kotorov

Global Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Information Builders
Dr. Rado Kotorov is global vice president and chief innovation officer for Information Builders and works both with the WebFOCUS and the iWay product divisions to provide thought leadership, analyze market and technology trends, aid in the development of innovative product road-maps, and create rich programs to drive the adoption of business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integrity, and integration technologies. He strives to make BI and business analytics more accessible, intuitive, and collaborative through the adoption
of innovative Web 2.0, advanced visualization, predictive modeling, search, and mobile technologies. Prior to his current role, Dr. Kotorov was executive director of Strategic Product Management and competitive Strategy. Active Technologies, InfoAssist, Magnify, RStat, Enable, Mobile Favorites, and the BI Portal are just a few of the products that have been developed and launched by his team. Dr. Rado Kotorov has a Ph.D. in Decision and Game Theory, and institutional economics from Bowling Green State University. He has also published various papers and articles on business processes, emerging technologies, intellectual property rights, CRM, KM, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

08 August

Hung Le

Student
Lipscomb University
A group of three graduate students, each with professional background in their respective fields dealing with domain specific data. Urvish is verse in retail data, Michael having knowledge of healthcare data, while Hung is familiar with manufacturing data.

09 August

Larry LeBlanc

Professor of Management
Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
Professor Larry J. LeBlanc is a prolific author and lecturer to professional organizations, an active consultant to industry, and an award-winning educator in the field of operations management and information technology. His research on spreadsheet risk was the topic of a 2009 Financial Times.com article. LeBlanc's research interests include reducing spreadsheet risk, supply chain analysis, application of spreadsheet optimization models, implementation of algorithms for large-scale optimization models, and telecommunication network design/analysis. He has approximately 65 publications in refereed journals and 60 presentations at universities and organizations overseas. Professor LeBlanc has served as a scientific advisor to France Telecom and received a Japanese Government award for travel to Tokyo to study manufacturing efficiencies of Japanese factories. He has also developed solution techniques for large-scale traffic models. LeBlanc's consulting activities include assignments in the areas of optimization models for production and personnel assignment, forecasting, aggregate production planning, project planning and inventory control. He has provided consulting services for a long list of clients including Mendocino Forrest Products, Nu-kote International, Heery International, Ingram Periodicals, The Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company, Dr. Pepper, U.S. Army Inventory Research Office, Trailways, Mississippi Chemical Company, McDermott, Port Everglades Steel Corporation, Eaton Corporation, and the Carbon/Graphite Group. Professor LeBlanc's honors are many. He has been listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Technology Today, Who's Who in American Education, Community Leaders of America, and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America. In 2000 and 2002, he received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence. He has served as Secretary and Council Member of the Telecommunications Section of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Prior to that, he served as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Council Member of the Transportation Science Section of INFORMS. Before coming to Owen, LeBlanc was an Associate Professor in the Department of Operations Research and Engineering Management at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Education: B.S., Mathematics, Loyola University, 1969 M.S., Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University, 1971 Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University, 1973

08 August

John Liu

Senior Data Scientist and Product Manager
Digital Reasoning
John is senior data scientist and product manager at Digital Reasoning, where he is developing new ways to improve lives through technology and innovation. Prior to Digital Reasoning, John served in a number of senior roles at Spartus Capital, Citi Global Markets, Vanderbilt University, BNP Paribas, Bank of America, Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse. He earned his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is a CFA Charterholder. In his spare time, John coaches MathCounts, mentors start-ups, volunteers at science fairs, and unwinds at the Nashville Fencing Club.

08 August

Robyn Mace

Chief Data Officer
Metro ITS

08 August

Damian Mingle

Chief Data Scientist
Intermedix
Damian Mingle is Chief Data Scientist for Intermedix, a global leader pioneering innovations in data analytics and cloud-based technology to deliver best-in-class revenue cycle management, practice management, and emergency management solutions. In this role Mr. Mingle works with a team of experts to extract knowledge from data. Prior to Intermedix Mr. Mingle held positions with companies like WPC Healthcare, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Coventry Healthcare (an Aetna Company), and Morgan Stanley. As a leading authority on healthcare data science, Mr. Mingle speaks nationally and internationally on patient safety, global health, and applied data science. His current board service includes the Neural Network and JUMP. Mr. Mingle's work has been published in The International Clinical Pathology Journal, Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering & Biosciences, and The International Journal of Biomedical Data Mining. He is ranked in the top 1 percent globally as a data scientist through regular competitions. Mr. Mingle was the 2015 NTC Data Scientist of the Year, 2016 Sepsis Hero Finalist, and the 2017 Best Use of AI in Food, Health, and Medicine for machine learning innovation in the Emergency Department. Mr. Mingle is married, has three daughters, and lives in Franklin, TN.

08 August

Matthias Mueller

Digital Marketing Manager, North America
SVP Worldwide
Matthias is a seasoned, Adobe-certified (ACE) Creative Director and Marketing Expert currently based in Nashville, after previously working in Berlin, Montreal and New York. Focusing on results-based design, he leads creative campaigns that place strong emphasis on empirical data and digital analytics to influence any and all design decisions. Matthias has almost ten years worth of work experience in the advertising & marketing industry and had his creative work featured in various national and international media. Currently, Matthias works for Local Search Masters, where he is in charge of the Creative Services and Content Strategy team. On a daily basis, he creates unique user experiences (UX) for his clients, ranging from web design and development projects, to strategizing social media or online ad campaigns. As a Google Analytics certified and Google AdWords certified professional, Matthias strongly relies on digital insights and testing environments (such as A/B and multivariate testing) to optimize those campaigns. Matthias is also presently pursuing a graduate degree in Marketing Analytics at University of Alabama's Manderson School of Business, expanding his expertise within the areas of regression and multivariate analysis, statistical modeling, data mining, marketing research, big data, and analytically-driven marketing software such as SAS, Tableau, Minitab, and SPSS.

08 August

Syed Nasar

Technical (Machine Learning and Big Data) Architect
HCA
Syed Nasar is a Machine Learning Expert and a Big Data Architect currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. His expertise range from Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, NLP to Big Data. Syed has built many Big Data platforms for machine learning, streaming analytics and data processing. Nasar holds a Masters in Machine Learning from Georgia Tech and a Nanodegree in Deep Learning from Udacity, and is heavily invested in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

08 August

Ken Raetz

Owner/Principal
Think Data Insights
Ken Raetz is a technology professional who has spent the past 15 years as a business intelligence and data warehouse architect, as well as a technical team manager for solutions across multiple BI platforms, including Cognos, Business Objects, Microsoft SQL Server and Power BI. He has spoken at several national conferences, including PASS Business Analytics, and is a Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP).

09 August

Ian Raffalovich

Senior Business Analyst, Technology Innovation

09 August

Paul Rubenstein

Vice President of Advisory Services
Visier
Paul Rubenstein has spent his career doing three things - linking business strategy to talent strategy, helping organizations find competitive advantage through the human resources function and creating profitable lasting relationships with clients as a consultant and outsourcer.
He is passionate about using science and data to make better talent decisions.

08 August

Dalton Ruer

Senior Solutions Architect
Qlik
Dalton Ruer has worked in the IT field for 30 years, 25 of which have surrounded database related activities. He has traveled the world as a consultant and trainer, worked for startup companies as well as large corporations like AT&T and authored a book on client/server development. For the past 10 years Dalton has focused his efforts on improving healthcare processes using data. He is also a huge proponent of solid data visualization and combines that with his healthcare knowledge in his blog QlikDork.com. His passion for 0's and 1's and his belief that they can provide real answers to real problems is matched only by his love of chocolate.

09 August

Lorelei Samuelson

Architect
CGI
Lorelei Samuelson serves as the the lead Architect for CGI, a consultancy company in Franklin , TN. An MTSU alumna, Samuelson was instrumental in founding and serves as an adjunct professor in the Business Intelligence and Analytics concentration for the Jones College of Business. She has worked at organizations ranging in size from publicly traded to private equity-owned to early startups. She served in analytics roles at the VA Medical Center, Sony ATV Music Publishing, HCA, and SME Solutions Group. Her expertise includes project management, process improvement, executive dashboard development, data architecture, data warehousing, master data management, analytic reporting and predictive analytics. In 2016 Samuelson was appointed by Governor Haslam to the Open Data Task Force Initiative. She works with the nonprofit Women in Technology of Tennessee; Nashville Technology Council Analytics Peer Group, organizing the Nashville Analytics Summit; and instructs a STEM and coding program at Bellevue Middle School.

08 August

Kevin Scott

Solution Architect
CloverETL
Kevin Scott is a Solutions Architect for Javlin Inc, where he helps clients design data integration solutions that support business intelligence and analytics projects. Prior to joining Javlin, Mr. Scott worked for a software compamy specializing in data visualization, dashboard and business intelligence. He started his career as a software engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center where he designed Space Shuttle telemetry distribution software. He earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

08 August

Dr. Scott Siepel

Associate Professor
Middle Tennessee State University

08 August

Jesse Spencer-Smith

Director of Enterprise Data Science
HCA
Jesse is Director of Enterprise Data Science, reporting to HCA's Chief Data Scientist, Dr. Edmund Jackson. He holds a BS in Computer Science, and a PhD in Cognitive Science and Cognitive Psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington. In his dissertation, Jesse developed new geometric methods for characterizing high-dimensional data. Prior to joining HCA, he was a Beckman Fellow at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and was a professor of Quantitative Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He taught graduate courses in mathematical modeling and statistics, and led a research lab investigating geometric models of human perception. He joined HCA in 2010, and now applies many of these techniques to the creation and training of machine learning models to leverage HCA's unparalleled data resources to help improve patient outcomes and experience, operations and company performance.

08 August

Elizabeth Ann Stringer

Chief Science Officer
Axial Healthcare, Inc.
Dr. Elizabeth Ann Stringer is the Chief Science Officer at axialHealthcare where she leads the analytics team in analysis of client data and research and development. As an undergraduate, the Nashville native pursued her interest in mathematics and physical science by performing her own independent research projects as well as spending a summer conducting research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, FL. She graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2003 with a BS in Physics. Following her undergraduate studies, she sought to integrate her background in physics with her passion for human health, which led her to study neuroimaging in graduate school. Dr. Stringer's doctoral research focused on mapping somatosensory and pain processing in the healthy human brain with ultra high field functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 7 Tesla. She was honored with invitations to speak locally, nationally, and internationally about her research, earning her multiple research awards. After graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2010 with a PhD in Neuroscience, she continued her research on the pain system, accepting a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. She worked on several projects in the Division of Pain Management, including measuring the neural effects of acute opioid exposure in the treatment of various pain syndromes using MRI. While at Stanford she was introduced to big data analytics and the start-up culture that runs rampant in the Bay Area. In 2013 Dr. Stringer returned to Nashville to work with axialHealthcare, a healthcare start-up. AxialHealthcare has pioneered a data-driven, predictive pain management solution that empowers insurers and care professionals to curb the overuse of opioids, stop runaway expenses, ensure safety, and secure optimal patient outcomes.

09 August

Megan Verbanick

Solutions Engineer
MicroStrategy
Megan is a Senior Sales Engineer with over 10 years' experience in MicroStrategy currently focused on supporting accounts in the Carolinas and Tennessee. She started her MicroStrategy career in 2007 as an Education Consultant then Education Lead and Manager. Between 2014 and 2016 Megan joined a Partner, DataTutors, as an instructor but returned to MicroStrategy in 2016 as a Sales Engineer.

09 August

Ed Marx

Director, Strategic & Operations Analytics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Ed Marx is the Director of Strategic and Operations Analytics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he has worked since 2011. His team works with leaders across the Medical Center to help them frame their opportunities and questions, design the analytics that will most effectively address their needs, and present the results of their analysis. Ed has also led a number of special projects for the Medical Center including: targeted cost reduction, ensuring a successful transition of the Medical Center to a separate legal and financial entity, and the creation of a new Enterprise Data Warehouse along with the transition of reporting due to the Epic installation.
Ed spent seven years with McKinsey & Company before accepting his role at Vanderbilt. During his time there, he helped create the McKinsey Hospital Institute (renamed Objective Health), an offering focused towards community providers that enables them to capture bottom line impact and build capabilities through proprietary analytics, web-based performance tools, and benchmarking/expertise. He led the development of client solutions including a cost allocation model, physician utilization analyses, and lean training/implementation. Prior to McKinsey, Ed spent four years with Procter & Gamble where he led teams in the installation and equipment setup of new production lines.
Ed graduated summa cum laude and with honors from Penn State with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and earned his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Abtract: In building our team we encountered a number of issues and learned valuable lessons on the steps that it takes to build an effective analytics team. We have refined our process to focus on 5 steps that we go through whenever we are adding analytics to an area. This presentation will walk you through our 5 steps, give examples that we have encountered along the way, and recommend how you can increase your chances for success in building your analytics team.

09 August

Eric Stephens

Vanderbilt Univeristy Medical Center
Eric Stephens is Manager of Population Health Analytics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he leads a team of analysts and developers working to implement multiple analytics solutions to support population health management for both the hospital and the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network. Prior to Vanderbilt, Eric spent 13 years with SESAC, a music copyright organization, most recently holding the position of Associate Director of Research and Analytics. Mr. Stephens is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Leadership Health Care, and Toastmasters International, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Tennessee Tech University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics from the University of Tennessee. He is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®), and is active in the Nashville analytics community through his role as the co-chair of the Nashville Technology Council’s Analytics Peer Network.
In addition to his role at Vanderbilt, Eric is an Adjunct Professor at Lipscomb University in Nashville, where he teaches courses in business analytics and statistical methods for various programs in both the College of Business and the College of Computing and Technology. He is also a member of the advisory board for the newly-developed Master of Management in Health Care being offered by the Lipscomb College of Business.
When not working or teaching, Eric is a part-time professional musician whose primary instruments are bass (both upright and electric) and tuba. He has performed with such varied artists as Dennis DeYoung (former lead singer of Styx), Jimi Jamison (former lead singer of Survivor), Grand Ole Opry star Porter Wagoner, and the Nashville Symphony.
Contact Eric at theevolvinganalyst@gmail.com.

Lorelei Samuelson

Architect
CGI
Lorelei Samuelson serves as the the lead Architect for CGI, a consultancy company in Franklin , TN. An MTSU alumna, Samuelson was instrumental in founding and serves as an adjunct professor in the Business Intelligence and Analytics concentration for the Jones College of Business. She has worked at organizations ranging in size from publicly traded to private equity-owned to early startups. She served in analytics roles at the VA Medical Center, Sony ATV Music Publishing, HCA, and SME Solutions Group. Her expertise includes project management, process improvement, executive dashboard development, data architecture, data warehousing, master data management, analytic reporting and predictive analytics. In 2016 Samuelson was appointed by Governor Haslam to the Open Data Task Force Initiative. She works with the nonprofit Women in Technology of Tennessee; Nashville Technology Council Analytics Peer Group, organizing the Nashville Analytics Summit; and instructs a STEM and coding program at Bellevue Middle School.

Knight Stivender

Alcott Marketing Science

Zach Gemignani

Juice Analytics
Zach Gemignani is co-founder and CEO of Juice Analytics where he helps companies make data more usable and valuable. Headquartered in Nashville, Juice works with companies across many industries to build analytics-savvy organizations and develop analytical tools that focus on getting the human elements right – user experiences, data visualization, and building trust in the solutions. Zach has led Juice's efforts to design and build an innovative data visualization and communication platform called Juicebox. Zach is the author of "Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Data Communication" published by Wiley in 2014. In addition, he has been on the leadership committee for the Nashville Analytic Summit for the last three years. During his management consultant career with Diamond Consultants and Booz Allen, Zach focused on information-intensive businesses such as credit cards and banking. At AOL, he led efforts to bring analytical rigor to the broadband programming and advertising groups. Zach has an MBA from University of Virginia's Darden School of Management and a BS in Economics from Haverford College.

Brian Johnson

DonorBureau

Damian Mingle

Intermedix
Damian Mingle is Chief Data Scientist for Intermedix, a global leader pioneering innovations in data analytics and cloud-based technology to deliver best-in-class revenue cycle management, practice management, and emergency management solutions. In this role Mr. Mingle works with a team of experts to extract knowledge from data. Prior to Intermedix Mr. Mingle held positions with companies like WPC Healthcare, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Coventry Healthcare (an Aetna Company), and Morgan Stanley. As a leading authority on healthcare data science, Mr. Mingle speaks nationally and internationally on patient safety, global health, and applied data science. His current board service includes the Neural Network and JUMP. Mr. Mingle's work has been published in The International Clinical Pathology Journal, Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering & Biosciences, and The International Journal of Biomedical Data Mining. He is ranked in the top 1 percent globally as a data scientist through regular competitions. Mr. Mingle was the 2015 NTC Data Scientist of the Year, 2016 Sepsis Hero Finalist, and the 2017 Best Use of AI in Food, Health, and Medicine for machine learning innovation in the Emergency Department. Mr. Mingle is married, has three daughters, and lives in Franklin, TN.

Dan George

Brigestone Americas
As a workforce analytics and strategic planning professional, Dan is focused on supplying executives with in-depth analysis, talent insights, and the latest Human Capital trends. With over 12 years of experience in Human Capital consulting, and 9 of those years focusing on HR analytics, George's unique skill set uses components of data science, data architecture, and storytelling to help resolve workforce issues and execute strategies. BS in Engineering & MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University. Dean's Honor Scholarship, Deans List, and Club President. Prior to obtaining his MBA, Dan worked as a Manager in Accenture's Human Capital Management practice assessing, implementing, and leading change management initiatives for large enterprise analytics systems and Human Capital transformations.

Amy Harris

Middle TN State Unversity

Information Builders

Presenting

Pilgrim Consulting

Platinum

Bridgestone

Platinum

Domo

Platinum

NetApp

Platinum

RoundTower Technologies

Platinum

Asurion

Platinum

Qlik

Platinum

We Work

Platinum

Middle TN State Univeristy

Education

Western Governor's University

Education

Nashville Software School

Education

CGI

Supporting

SouthComm Communications

Supporting

Cardinal Solutions Group

Supporting

MicroStrategy

Supporting

HCA ITS

Supporting

Pure Storage

Supporting

Tech Mahindras

Supporting

Health Catalyst

Supporting

Silex Data Solutions

Supporting

MapR

Supporting

Trinisys

Silver

Visier

Silver

CloverETL

Silver

QuantumMetric

Silver

Registration + Networking & Coffee w/ Exhibitors

07:30 AM 08:15 AM

Kickoff - Brian Moyer, Tim Estes & Martin Vioski

08:15 AM 09:00 AM Legends Ballroom D

Speakers

Delivering Insights

The Datafication of HR: Graduating from HR Metrics to Workforce Analytics

09:00 AM 10:30 AM Legends Ballroom A

Talent is a seller’s market making the workforce an increasingly data-driven area and top concern for CEOs. HR metrics do not deliver enough insight into the workforce and its impact on the business. Learn the ins and outs of analytics and the datafication of HR to make your function more strategic.

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Delivering Insights

From Data to Story: Learn Our Proven Process and Patterns for Creating Data Stories

09:00 AM 11:30 AM Legends Ballroom B

Every data set is unique and every audience has their own questions. As a data analyst, your job is to bridge this gap with data presentation that delivers actionable insights. Creating effective “data stories” is a common challenge. We’ll share common patterns to make your job easier.

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Building the Analytics Function

Analyzing the Analytics Function

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Legends Ballroom C

The hard work of good analysis is often surrounded by underestimated processing steps. The time spent retrieving and validating can dwarf the time spent creating the actual analysis. A good data integration strategy is key to building a strong analytics organization that frees analysts to analyze.

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Building the Analytics Function

Throw Out the Books! Getting Past Data Warehouse and BI Dogma to Effective Hybrid Solutions

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Music Row 5

Core paradigms of enterprise data management for analytics are thirty years old. They were conceived to address technical constraints that largely no longer exist. Changing the focus to functional data exploitation use cases optimizes hybrid data platform stacks, particularly in the cloud.

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Building an Analytics Culture for Industry 4.0

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Legends Ballroom C

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Delivering Insights

Closer to Reality: Extending 3D GIS to the Virtual and Augmented World to put the Citizens and Stakeholders in the mind of the Planner

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Music Row 5

The Nashville Planning GIS department uses 3D GIS to analyze change in the physical landscape of the city. Zone changes, new development, street layouts, open space, and other elements of the city can be viewed and understood in a 3D environment in which everyone can see the same idea and plan. The models can be built quickly with modern GIS software and procedural modeling that uses GIS data to automate 3D rendering. We have made these models into a number of visualization tools including animated videos, Google Earth tours, web scenes, and virtual and augmented reality applications. This assists city officials and citizens in analyzing how a development can effect line of site, traffic, community character, zoning law compliance, or just how a neighborhood will look. These tools have proven useful in Planning Commission meetings, community events, web sites, and other metro departments.

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Delivering Insights

Start Your Engines: How data fuels NASCAR’s efforts to drive fan engagement

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Legends Ballroom A

As the sports landscape evolves from “buy a ticket or watch on TV” to the opportunity and challenge of engaging fans through multiple channels 24/7, leading professional sport organizations are transitioning from a traditional approach to leveraging data platforms to communicate with their fans.

Speakers

Building the Analytics Function

Growing Your Analytics Function

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Legends Ballroom B

This presentation will take the audience through the growth story of HCA's HR Analytics team. 3.5 years ago, we didn't exist. Today, we are a team composed of analysts and data scientists producing predictive models integrated into our business process.

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Professional Development

Analytic Creativity: The New Oxygen for Business

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Legends Ballroom C

Analytics professionals come to a standstill when textbook approaches fail with real-world business problems. Drawing inspiration from a variety of problem-solving techniques, we will illustrate how to come up with creative solutions and solve real-world problems with data.

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Professional Development

Increasing Productivity and Minimizing Errors in Operations Research Spreadsheet Models

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Music Row 5

Operations research practitioners often write spreadsheet software that is used, modified, and transferred to other people over time. They need techniques that are fast to code without error and whose accuracy can easily be verified and tested.

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Lunch & Networking w/Exhibitors

12:15 PM 01:15 PM Legends Ballroom D

Big Data

Self Service Operationalization of Advanced Analytics

01:15 PM 02:45 PM Legends Ballroom A

CGI will discuss the keys to enabling and sharing new insights within an organization and discuss how a solution like Cloudera's Data Science Workbench is enables power user operationalization of these new insights. CGI will cover the role of IT in delivering data to data users to discover new insights. Also, CGI will talk about the next data users must take to maximize the business value of their new insights. In addition to a presentation on the topic, CGI will give a deep dive demo of Cloudera's Data Science Workbench.

Speakers

Predictive Analysis

Accelerating Data Science in the Enterprise

01:15 PM 02:15 PM Legends Ballroom B

In this session, we will explore why collaborative, customizable, self-service access is critical for data scientists to secure Hadoop environments via Python, R, and Scala.

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Delivering Insights

Connecting Management to the Metrics - A Story of How Operational Analytics Can Drive Results in the Field

01:15 PM 02:15 PM Legends Ballroom C

Too often operational analytics look past the most valuable data on how people drive results to the top line. The Retail HR Analytics team will dive into the creation of its scorecard and how it aligned with what the business needed to drive true impact for field management.

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Predictive Analysis

Synthetic Dialogue Generation Using Recurrent Neural Network with TensorFlow

01:15 PM 02:15 PM Music Row 5

A walkthrough of a Deep Learning based technique which would generate TV scripts using Recurrent Neural Network. The model will generate a completely new TV script for a scene, after being training from a dataset. You will learn the concepts around RNN, NLP and various deep learning techniques.

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Predictive Analysis

Healthy Competition: How Adversarial Reasoning is Leading the Next Wave of Innovation

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Legends Ballroom B

To provide attendees an intuitive understanding of how machine learning algorithms are evolving to embrace adversarial reasoning principles such as surmising intent, detecting and practicing deception, and formulating long-range winning strategies to solve real world problems.

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Building the Analytics Function

Using Analytics to Improve The Customer Experience

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Legends Ballroom C

Is your organization ready to use analytics to take the Customer Experience to the next level? With a special focus on NPS and CES, attendees will learn how to establish or evolve their VOC (Voice of the Customer) program into a meaningful pillar of the business.

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Predictive Analysis

Don't Sell Your Product Short: Use Propensity Score Matching to Show Value to Uour Customers

02:45 PM 03:45 PM Music Row 5

Come learn why and how to use PSM on your data to demonstrate value for your customers. Randomized controlled trials aren’t always feasible or even possible! Propensity Score Matching is an analytics technique that can estimate treatment effects from data you’re already collecting.

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Predictive Analysis

Discovery in Data Science: Exploratory Data Analysis with Clustering and Modeling

03:15 PM 04:45 PM Legends Ballroom A

Exploratory data analysis is the most thrilling and valuable phase of Data Science. You identify problems before they become costly, sharpen your hypotheses, and discover new areas for investigation. Exploring together with your customer gives them insight and confidence in your final product.

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Predictive Analysis

Different Approaches of Operationalizing Analytics

03:45 PM 04:45 PM Legends Ballroom B

Gokhale will present analysis of multiple approaches and their nuances involved in operationalizing analytics algorithm that solve real-life business problem.

Speakers

Building the Analytics Function

Using Data Analytics to Drive Your Design Decisions

03:45 PM 04:45 PM Legends Ballroom C

Given the myriad of creative options, how can we really measure whether a design is good or bad? Let’s chat about how access to instant, sophisticated analytical tools enables us to make design decisions based on empirical data and how to use them to create a better user experience for our clients.

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Building the Analytics Function

Analytics Tools and Platforms: Sifting Through the Plethora of Choices for a Focused Approach

03:45 PM 04:45 PM Music Row 5

With so many languages, tools, and platforms available, it can be overwhelming to find the right solution for your organization. This talk will review different solutions in context of specific applications to organize your data, create dashboards, or even perform high level predictive analytics.

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Happy Hour

05:00 PM 06:30 PM The Diner, 200 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN, 37021

Breakfast & Networking w/ Exhibitors

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Keynote - Tom Davenport

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Legends Ballroom D

Speakers

Delivering Insights

Practical Storytelling for the Data Scientist

10:00 AM 11:30 AM Legends Ballroom A

You’ve seen the lists of data science qualifications that include ‘storytelling’. But what does that mean? It’s at the intersection of reason and emotion that our solutions are adopted by the very people we work to help. Competent storytelling will help move of those solutions to be adopted.

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Delivering Insights

Desktop to Department to Enterprise: Data Discovery for the Business Analyst

10:00 AM 11:30 AM Legends Ballroom B

The Data Discovery workshop is a mixture of theory and hands-on exercises to learn self-service data discovery in MicroStrategy Desktop. It will be centered on the business analyst, geared toward business needs and agile analytics. Learn to deploy data from Desktop to Department to Enterprise.

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Big Data

NoSQL Databases - An Essential Component of Big Data Architecture

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Legends Ballroom C

NoSQL dbs are often misunderstood & many implementations are sub-optimal. We will review the NoSQL taxonomy & landscape & compare them to RDBMSs touching on the top eightish most prevalent offerings citing strengths. Finally we detail how to add NoSQL dbs to BDA and describe use cases that apply.

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Professional Development

Why Privacy is Opportunity to Monetize Personal Data

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Music Row 5

Data and analytics leaders work to realize the value of data. Yet misperceptions about how privacy mandates apply to personal data can undermine that effort. This talk identifies three actions that data and analytics leaders should take to fully leverage the value of personal data.

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Delivering Insights

Stories Rule the World: How to Tell a Better Data Story

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Legends Ballroom C

What if it requires much more than access to and great insights from data to succeed in a data-driven company? Join Domo’s Director of Data Strategy, Brent Dykes as he shares:
- How memorable data stories can be more powerful than data alone
- How to combine the science of data analysis with the art of narrative and visualizations
- How to choose the best visualizations to convey your story

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Storing is Boring: Architectures for the Next Generation Data Center

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Music Row 5

As workloads and platforms continue to diversify, enterprises are challenged to align their infrastructure and operations teams more with their consumers. Along that journey, it becomes obvious that traditional storage architectures just aren’t capable of dealing with the volume of data, number of workloads that need access, or the scaling and operational models those workloads demand.

Join us as we explore the NetApp NGDC portfolio and understand how storage design and architecture can be a powerful force for change and growth in today’s data centers.
Big Data

Leveraging Big Data Analytics to Build a Healthcare Startup

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Legends Ballroom A

Not a day goes by without ‘the opioid epidemic’ featured in the headlines. Government policy and grant dollars have not moved the needle, but data analytics can. We have mined over 150 million lives of claims data to identify the source of the problem and develop models to help combat the problem.

Speakers

Machine Learning Automation with DataRobot

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Legends Ballroom B

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Building the Analytics Function

5 Reasons Why Spreadsheet Reporting is Bad for Business

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Legends Ballroom C

Regardless of Business – Extracts to Excel and Pivot Tables are the de facto way performance data is communicated. Reporting with rows and columns of data is bad for business. Tabular data is a lossy, outdated format that doesn’t convey trends or lend itself well to visualizing performance.

Speakers

Building the Analytics Function

Building a World-Class Enterprise Analytics Team

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Music Row 5

In building our team we encountered a number of issues and learned valuable lessons on the steps that it takes to build an effective analytics team. We have refined our process to focus on 5 steps that we go through whenever we are adding analytics to an area. This presentation will walk you through our 5 steps, give examples that we have encountered along the way, and recommend how you can increase your chances for success in building your analytics team.

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Lunch & Networking w/Exhibitors

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Descriptive Analytics

Quick Data Insights: What’s New in Tableau 10

02:00 PM 03:30 PM Legends Ballroom A

As a leading solution in the data visualization space, Tableau allows for intuitive and rapid data insights where your data sits. With version 10, Tableau brings new analytic capability with highlighting, clustering, cross-database joins, device designer, web-authoring, and more!

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Building the Analytics Function

The Reporting of Cycle Doom

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Legends Ballroom C

Reports are great. Within a short span of 6-7 weeks you get the answers to the questions you needed to answer last week. Then you ask for a change and the process repeats itself. And repeats itself. Organizations want to consume data faster but can’t seem to get out of this reporting cycle of doom.

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Delivering Insights

5 Steps to Monetizing Big Data and IoT

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Music Row 5

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Delivering Insights

Delivering Big Data Results to an Executive Audience

03:15 PM 04:15 PM Music Row 5

Conducting great analyses gets you only part of the way. Presenting findings so that executives know how to value and take action can make all the difference. This session covers how a group of graduate students at Georgia State helped Red Cross with their approach to repeat blood donations.

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Building the Analytics Function

The Emerging Threat of Cyber Crime. Are We Prepared Or Are We the Next Victim

03:45 PM 05:15 PM Legends Ballroom A

Why would transnational criminal enterprises and foreign intelligence services want to get their hands on "Big Data" or worse hold for hostage with Ransomware. Is our orgaization prepared to handle these types of events. Special Agent Scott E. Augenbaum, a twenty nine year veteran, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will provide you with an eye opening presentation and share a number of case studies and mitigation strategies will the goal of preventing your organization from becoming the next victim.

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Delivering Insights

Data Modeling and Delivery with Power BI

03:45 PM 05:15 PM Legends Ballroom B

In this workshop, we’ll step into the shoes of an analyst tasked with uncovering insights using Power BI, Microsoft’s data visualization tool. Users will gain a familiarity of Power BI Desktop as we walk through data prep, data modeling, and visual development.

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Predictive Analysis

Inventory Control Using K-Means Clustering and Polynomial Regression

04:15 PM 05:15 PM Legends Ballroom C

Applying machine learning techniques based on clustering algorithms to a real world company provided data set, the output is then put into a polynomial regression model that will identify which types of products will be in demand and should be ordered.

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Building the Analytics Function

Analytics Three-Way Showdown! Tableau vs MS Power BI vs R

04:15 PM 05:15 PM Music Row 5

Each of us has our favorite analytics toolset, but what do we really know about the other options out there? Come see a Tableau, a Power BI, and a R analyst battle it out against the clock to analyze a dataset they have never seen.

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Give Away

05:15 PM 05:30 PM Legends Ballroom D