8:15 AM to 8:30 AM - Introduction and Logistics

Job Title: Executive Director of External Relations

Maryalicia Johnson
Maryalicia Johnson

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Ballroom

8:30 AM - Welcome
Maryalicia Johnson
Introduction by: Maryalicia Johnson

Job Title: Executive Director of External Relations

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Ballroom

Job Title: Provost

Joan Lorden, Ph.D.
Joan Lorden, Ph.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Ballroom

Presentation: Data Science Initiative Panelist

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Keynote
Rhonda Baker
Introduction by: Rhonda Baker

Job Title: Client Executive

Organization: IBM

Location: Ballroom

Job Title: Executive Editor of MIT Sloan Management Review

David Kiron
David Kiron

Organization: MIT

Location: Ballroom

Presentation: Beyond the Hype: The Hard Work Behind Analytics Success

Job Title: Associate Professor of Information Systems at Boston College and the MIT Sloan Management Review Guest Editor for the Data and Analytics Big Idea Initiative

Sam Ransbotham, Ph.D.
Sam Ransbotham, Ph.D.

Organization: Boston College

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Title: Beyond the Hype: The Hard Work Behind Analytics Success

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM - Data Science Initiative
Bob Wilhelm
Introduction by: Bob Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Job Title: Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Ballroom

Job Title: Executive Director, Data Science Initiative

Mirsad Hadzikadic, Ph.D.
Mirsad Hadzikadic, Ph.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Ballroom

Presentation: Data Science Initiative Panelist, Partnership for Social Good

Job Title: Provost

Joan Lorden, Ph.D.
Joan Lorden, Ph.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Title: Data Science Initiative Panelist

Job Title: Dean, College of Computing and Informatics

Yi Deng, Ph.D.
Yi Deng, Ph.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Title: Data Science Initiative Panelist

Job Title: Dean, College of Health and Human Services

Nancy Fey-Yensan, Ph.D., R.D.
Nancy Fey-Yensan, Ph.D., R.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Title: Data Science Initiative Panelist

Job Title: Dean, Belk College of Business

Steve Ott, Ph.D.
Steve Ott, Ph.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Title: Data Science Initiative Panelist

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM - Energy Analytics

Job Title: Energy & Sustainability Manager

Rob Phocas
Rob Phocas

Organization: City of Charlotte

Location: Salon 1

Presentation: SmartCities Panelist

Job Title: Asst. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Rob Cox, Ph.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Salon 1

Presentation Title: SmartCities Panelist

Job Title: Manager, Product and Services Support Center

Bradley Rash
Bradley Rash

Organization: Duke Energy

Location: Salon 1

Presentation Title: SmartCities Panelist

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM - Social Analytics

Job Title: Executive Director, Data Science Initiative

Mirsad Hadzikadic, Ph.D.
Mirsad Hadzikadic, Ph.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Salon 3

Presentation: Data Science Initiative Panelist, Partnership for Social Good

Job Title: Asst. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Glenn Devitt
Glenn Devitt

Organization: Delitor, Inc.

Location: Salon 3

Presentation Title: Data Analytics for Social Good

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM - Executive Education

Job Title: Director, Enterprise Data Delivery & Analytics

J.D. Elliott
J.D. Elliott

Organization: TIAA

Location: The Den

Presentation: Analytics for Decision Makers

Job Title: Associate Professor of Marketing, Belk College of Business

Jared Hansen, Ph.D.
Jared Hansen, Ph.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: The Den

Presentation Title: Analytics for Decision Makers

Location: The Den

11:45 AM to 1:15 PM - Keynote and Lunch
Ned Carroll
Introduction by: Ned Carroll

Job Title: Enterprise Data Management and Architecture Executive

Organization: Bank of America

Location: Ballroom

Job Title: President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management

Tom Davenport
Tom Davenport

Organization: Babson College

Location: Ballroom

Presentation: Four Eras of Analytics

Overview:

Many economists have all but ceded many middle and lower-skill jobs to automation, but high-end knowledge workers have always been deemed safe from automation-driven job loss. The rise of analytics and other decision... read more

1:45 PM to 2:30 PM - Internet of Things

Job Title: CTO

Dan Thyer
Dan Thyer

Organization: Logical Advantage

Location: Salon 1

Presentation: Internet of Things Panelist

Job Title: CIO

Joe Topinka
Joe Topinka

Organization: SnapAV

Location: Salon 1

Presentation Title: Internet of Things Panelist

Job Title: Director, Devices and IoT Strategy

Phil West
Phil West

Organization: Microsoft

Location: Salon 1

Presentation Title: Internet of Things Panelist

Job Title: General Manager

Larry’s career spans 35 years deeply entrenched in technology.  Mr. Steffann held several roles   with a number of startups, from advisor, angel investor and as executive/founder.  He served in   executive roles at two publicly traded companies, CEO of NSO/AMEX and COO BOCI/Nasdaq.   As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Steffann’s recent roles have included GM of the Wireless Research   Center of North Carolina and VP of Product Development for Consert, a Smart Energy start up   in Raleigh North Carolina. Consert
Larry Steffann

Organization: Wireless Research Center of NC

Location: Salon 1

Presentation Title: Internet of Things Panelist

Job Title: Lecturer

Joe Yeremuk
Joe Yeremuk

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Salon 1

Presentation Title: Internet of Things Panelist

1:45 PM to 2:30 PM - Healthcare Analytics

Job Title: Professor and KDD Lab Director

Zbigniew W. Ras, Ph.D.
Zbigniew W. Ras, Ph.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: The Great Room II

Presentation: Reduction of Hospital Readmission

Overview:

The projection of the growth rate in healthcare spending in the US is 5.8 percent during the period 2014-2024, which means that the spending will rise to 5.4 trillion by 2024. Analyzing the reasons behind... read more

Job Title: Senior Manager and Principal Research Statistician

David Olaleye
David Olaleye

Organization: SAS Institute

Location: The Great Room II

1:45 PM to 2:30 PM - Analytics Processes

Job Title: VP Data Science

John Thomas, Ph.D.
John Thomas, Ph.D.

Organization: Red Ventures, LLC.

Location: Salon 2

Presentation: Building Data Science Teams

Job Title: Senior Director, Business Intelligence

Erin Adamaitis
Erin Adamaitis

Organization: Time Warner Cable

Location: Salon 2

Presentation Title: Agile Analytics

2:45 PM to 3:30 PM - Analytics Practice

Job Title: Chief Analytics Officer

Bill Franks
Bill Franks

Organization: Teradata Corporation

Location: Salon 2

Presentation: Cultural, Policy and Privacy Issues Surrounding Analytics, Keynote Panelist

Overview:

Getting the facts right should be all that matters. Unfortunately, it isn't that easy. In addition to the analytics themselves, it is necessary to also take into account other factors. Culture and politics can... read more

2:45 PM to 3:30 PM - Data Visualization

Job Title: Technical Consultant

Nick Beaton
Nick Beaton

Organization: Tableau

Location: The Den

Presentation: The Science of Data Visualization

Overview:

Humans can see visual patterns very well, but only when the patterns really play to a human’s strengths. This presentation is intended to take a look at how humans interpret visual information and ways in which... read more

2:45 PM to 3:30 PM - Fraud Analytics

Job Title: CEO

Abhishek Mehta
Abhishek Mehta

Organization: Tresata

Location: Salon 3

Presentation: The Trillion Dollar Baby

2:45 PM to 3:30 PM - Healthcare Analytics II

Job Title: Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences

Christopher Blanchette, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Christopher Blanchette, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: The Great Room II

Presentation: Identifying Patients with Rare Diseases using Big Data

Job Title: Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics

Dan Janies
Dan Janies, Ph.D.

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: The Great Room II

Presentation Title: Genes and geography of Infectious Diseases

3:45 PM to 5:00 PM - Keynote Panel: Big Data - Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics
Rishi Bhatnagar
Introduction by: Rishi Bhatnagar

Job Title: CEO

Organization: Syntelli Solutions

Location: Ballroom

Job Title: President

Derek Raghavan, M.D.
Derek Raghavan, M.D.

Organization: Levine Cancer Insitute

Location: Ballroom

Presentation: Keynote Panelist

Job Title: Chief Analytics Officer

Bill Franks
Bill Franks

Organization: Teradata Corporation

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Title: Cultural, Policy and Privacy Issues Surrounding Analytics, Keynote Panelist

Overview:

Getting the facts right should be all that matters. Unfortunately, it isn't that easy. In addition to the analytics themselves, it is necessary to also take into account other factors. Culture and politics can... Read more >>

Job Title: Head of Analytics

Ahmer Inam
Ahmer Inam

Organization: Nike, Inc.

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Title: Keynote Panelist

Job Title: Vice President, Business Intelligence & Information Management

Sullivan McConnell
Sullivan McConnell

Organization: Time Warner Cable

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Title: Keynote Panelist

Job Title: Chief Information and Data Officer, Bank of America

Laurie Readhead
Laurie Readhead

Organization: Bank of America

Location: Ballroom

Presentation Title: Keynote Panelist

5:00 PM to 5:15 PM - Closing

Job Title: Executive Director of External Relations

Maryalicia Johnson
Maryalicia Johnson

Organization: UNC Charlotte

Location: Ballroom