Center for Business Analytics

Ed Toben, ’70 VSB and former CIO of Colgate-Palmolive, delivered “Analytics Thought Leader Lecture”

October 23, 2015

The Center for Business Analytics (CBA) welcomed back Ed Toben ’70 VSB, and retired CIO of Colgate-Palmolive on October 23, 2015 as the presenter for the CBA’s 12th "Analytics Thought Leader Lecture." Mr. Toben presented "How Colgate Transformed Its Strategic and Tactical Decision Making Using Analytics" to an audience of over 120 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and industry members of the CBA community.

While Mr. Toben was Colgate-Palmolive's CIO, he led Colgate's global implementation of SAP in over 100 countries. He emphasized how the “explosion of information” needs to be analyzed in order to extract knowledge and insights that will aid in strategic and tactical decision making.

Brian Carolan, VSB '93 and CFO of CommVault, joins CBA Advisory Council

February 17, 2015

The VSB Center for Business Analytics (CBA) is pleased to announce that Brian Carolan, ’93 VSB, has accepted an invitation to join the CBA Advisory Council.   Mr. Carolan is the Chief Financial Officer at CommVault Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:  CVLT), a leading data and information management software company. Mr. Carolan joined CommVault in 2001 as Controller, and was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2006. Prior to CommVault, he was with Ernst & Young LLP in its Technology, Communications and Entertainment audit practice.

The CBA Advisory Council is a senior-level, invitation only forum that assists CBA leadership in connecting analytics theory to analytics practice through internships, job placement opportunities, assistance in the identification and delivery of analytics consulting projects, and providing guidance on the content of the speaker, workshop and professional education programs offered by the CBA. Click here for more information about the Center for Business Analytics Advisory Council.

Anthony Reynolds, EVP of Ananplan, joins CBA Advisory Council

January 13, 2015

The Villanova Center for Business Analytics (CBA) is pleased to announce that Anthony Reynolds has accepted an invitation to join the CBA Advisory Council. Anthony is the Executive Vice President of Operations at Anaplan in San Francisco, CA, where he oversees Anaplan's growth operations, including customer services and support, partnerships and accelerated application strategy. Prior to joining Anaplan, Mr. Reynolds was the Global Head of Technology Partners and Business Development at SAP.

SAS Co-founder and Executive VP John Sall presented CBA's Analytics Thought Leader Lecture

October 3, 2014

The Center for Business Analytics hosted John Sall, a co-founder and current Executive Vice President at SAS, who delivered the Fall 2014 Analytics Thought Leader lecture on October 3, 2014.  Mr. Sall’s presentation "From Big Data to Big Statistics” was well received by the 150 students, faculty and CBA industry associates in attendance.

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