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Business Analytics Round Table: CBA faculty and professionals gather to network and share case studies and examples of best practices in how they implement analytics in their businesses and endeavors.
Business Practitioner Lectures: The CBA hosts guest speakers to present specific examples of how they have successfully applied analytics to solve business challenges.
Several times each year the CBA invites forward thinking experts to discuss how they have used analytics to address the challenges around them. These lectures have included notable thought leaders such as Alicia Rankin, head of research for the NFL, Tom Davenport, author of Competing on Analytics and Analytics at Work, and William McDermott, co-CEO of SAP.
Please join the Villanova Center for Business Analytics for our Thought Leader Lecture Series. Our featured speaker is Dr. Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton and his presentation is titled, "Analytics for the Self-Driving Organization in the Internet of Things Era"
Dr. Kirk Borne is a data scientist and an astrophysicist. He is Principal Data Scientist in the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz-Allen Hamilton since 2015. He was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science in the George Mason University (GMU) School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences during 2003-2015. He served as undergraduate advisor for the GMU Data Science program and graduate advisor to students in the Computational Science and Informatics PhD program. Prior to that, he spent nearly 20 years supporting NASA projects, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as Data Archive Project Scientist, NASA's Astronomy Data Center, and NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. He has extensive experience in large scientific databases and information systems, including expertise in scientific data mining. He was a contributor to the design and development of the new Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), for which he contributed in the areas of science data management, informatics and statistical science research, galaxies research, and education and public outreach.
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Meredith K. Lockyer
Center for Business Analytics