Upcoming Events

Center for Business Analytics
Thought Leader Lecture Series
Friday, December 1st, 2017
1 p.m. – PwC Auditorium, Bartley 1011

Please join the Villanova Center for Business Analytics for our Thought Leader Lecture Series on Friday, December 1st in the Bartley Hall, PwC Auditorium. Our featured speaker is Jennifer Shin, Director of Data Science at Comcast and founder of 8 Path Solutions, LLC. Her presentation is titled, " Truth, Lies, and Data Science".

Truth, Lies and Data Science: In an age driven by facts and evidence, “fact checking” can be just as important as “fact finding”. As we move towards an increasingly data driven world, data scientists will be called upon to make sure that the insights derived from big data is correct or being leveraged accurately. This talk will look at cases where artifacts in the data led to some unexpected conclusions and how we can leverage math and statistics to uncover the truth for better business decisions.

Fall Semester Events

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Phillies College Business Analytics Night

Citizens Bank Park

4 pm

Phillies College Business Analytics Night is set for Tuesday, September 19 at Citizens Bank Park, where students are invited to go behind-the-scenes with Phillies and MLB Advanced Media business intelligence executives. Panelists include Josh Barbieri, Director, Business Intelligence; The Phillies; Chris Pohl, Director, Ticket Technology and Development, The Phillies; and Michael Spalluto, Director, Ticketing for MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM).

Check-in begins at 4 p.m. and features a Networking Hour and ballpark tour, as well as #selfies with the World Series Trophies until 5 p.m. The panel portion of the program officially starts at 5 p.m., followed by the Phillies-Dodgers game at 7:05 p.m. The event is limited to 200 students. Interested professors and parents are welcome to attend. Students are urged to ask questions throughout the program, as well as in advance, to @Phillies using #CollegeSeries.

The Center for Business Analytics has purchased 20 tickets for interested students – please reach out to Meredith Lockyer (Meredith.lockyer@villanova.edu) with any questions.


Friday, September 22nd, 2017

CBA Fall Round Table

Presented jointly with VSB’S Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights

‘Data Strategy & Best Practices in Digital Marketing and Consumer Insights’

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Curley Exchange, Bartley Hall

Registration: $50

(Alumni, students & Advisory Council members – no cost)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Career Panel: Industry focus on Analytics, Digital Marketing, Business Intelligence & Consumer Insights

Presented jointly with VSB’S Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights

Geared toward Villanova students, the career panel will feature both senior-level and new professional perspectives in the ever-expanding opportunities created by data-driven decision making in the marketing and consumer industries. After the panel, students will be invited to network with Villanova alumni in these exciting fields.

4 – 6 PM

Driscoll Hall, Room 132

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Center for Business Analytics

Fall Advisory Council Meeting

Connelly Center – Villanova University

8:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a member and invite-only event for Advisory Council members and guests. If you have any questions, please reach out to Meredith Lockyer (meredith.lockyer@villanova.edu).

The Fall meeting will precede the Villanova School of Business’ Annual Business Leaders forum. For more information on this year’s BLF, please visit:

Contact Us

Daniel Wright, PhD
Faculty Director

Meredith K. Lockyer
Associate Director
Center for Business Analytics
(610) 519-7016

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator

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