Upcoming Events

Business Leaders Forum
(Advisory Council and Leadership Members)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Advisory Council Meeting

Thursday, October 2, 2014
1 - 5 p.m.
Dougherty Hall – West Lounge

Analytics Thought Leader Lecture

"From Big Data to Big Statistics"
John Sall
Co-founder and Executive Vice President, SAS
Click here for John Sall’s bio

Friday, October 3, 2014
1:30 p.m.
Driscoll Hall 134

Click here to register

This Event is Professional Development Component-Approved

Villanova Analytics Day at SAP

Friday, October 24, 2014
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Newtown Square HQ
3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Learn more about SAP, one of the world's largest software companies. Speakers will include Bernhard Ritz (Vice President, Analytics) and Patrick Tupper (Vice President, Solutions Go-To-Market)

Students need to provide their own transportation.  Please register here.

SAP Student Innovation Day

Friday, November 7, 2014
9 a.m - 3:30 p.m.

Newtown Square HQ
3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073


9 - 9:30 a.m.        
Introductions and Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
AP Industry Cloud on HANA – What does it mean for IT?
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
SAP Customers and the Simplification of  IT Landscapes
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch and meet recent SAP hires
1 - 2 p.m.
Working in IT at SAP – What skills does it take?
2 - 3 p.m.
Working as an SAP Consultant – What skills does it take?
3 - 3:30 p.m.
What students can get out of the SAP University Alliance program

Student Analytics Workshop

"Lean in Financial Services: ‘Custom Your Credit’ Process Simulation
Facilitated by Valeocon Management Consulting

Friday, November 7, 2014
1- 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 3:45 p.m. Workshop

Click here for workshop overview

Business Analytics Career Panel

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
6 p.m.
Bartley Hall

Panelists include:

Jeff Burke
Thorogood Consulting

Dan Ellis '14 MA

Business Analytics Roundtable

Friday, November 14, 2014
West Lounge, Dougherty Hall

Presentation topics and speakers:

"Optimize Human Capital Investments: Make the "Hard" Business Case"
Frank DiBernardino
Managing Principal, Vienna Human Capital Advisors, LLC
Click here for Frank DiBernardino's bio

"Case Study: Using Data Mining to Improve Customer Retention"
Alex McKinney
Project Management Institute (PMI)

Christopher Mederos
Villanova University, Class of 2015

“Using Analytics to Improve eCommerce ROI”
Craig Smith
Founder and CEO, Trinity Insight

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Analytics Research Briefing

Factors Influencing the Decision to Invest in Analytics

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
5 p.m.
Bartley Hall, Room 1001

Presentation speakers:

Suzanne Clain, PhD
Associate Professor, Economics and Statistics

Bruce Pollack-Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

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Student Analytics Workshop

"Lean in Pharmaceuticals: Clinical Trial Case Study"
Facilitated by Valeocon Consulting

Friday, February 20, 2015
1 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 3:45 p.m. Workshop

Click here for workshop overview

Business Analytics Career Panel

February 2015
Date and Time to be determined
Bartley Hall

Analytics Research Briefing

"Beyond Butts and Bucks: Analytics at the Parish Level"
Dr. Charles Zech
Director, Center for the Study of Church Management and Ethics

Monday, March 9, 2015
5 p.m.
Bartley Hall

** Co-sponsored with the Center for Church Management and Ethics

Business Analytics Roundtable

Friday, March 20, 2015
Garey Hall, Room 10A

Advisory Council Meeting

Friday May 1, 2015
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bartley Hall, Room 1063 (Faculty Board Room)

For More Information

Matthew Liberatore, PhD
Contact for: Analytics research projects, MS in Analytics, MBA Concentration in Analytics.

Thomas Coghlan
Business Fellow and Associate Director
Contact for: Speaker programs, Advisory Council, CBA membership, Analytics consulting projects.

John Sall