Past Events

Past events sponsored by the CBA are listed below. For more information about any of the events please follow the event-title links.


Business Analytics Professional Education

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"Improving Operating Results with Analytics-Based Enterprise Performance Management"

Gary Cokins
Former SAS Executive and Author of:  

  • “Predictive Business Analytics: Forward-Looking Capabilities to Improve Business Performance" 
  • "Performance Management: Integrating Strategy, Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics" 

Analytics Practitioner Speaker

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"The Intersection of Technology and Entrepreneurship: Lessons for the Future"

Presented by:
Bill Knapp
Co-founder of SoftSwitch and CIO of Health Recovery Partners

Co-sponsored with the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute (ICE) 

Villanova Technology and Analytics Day at SAP

Friday, February 12, 2016

VU Women in Tech

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Center for Business Analytics was pleased to sponsor the inaugural event of the “VU Women in Tech”, featuring over 18 presenters and attended by over 130 students, faculty, alumnae and professionals.

Click here for more information about VU Women in Tech.

Analytics Research Briefing

Friday, January 29, 2016

"Sport Analytics – Applied Research on Performance, Development and Injury Prevention"

Presented by:
Jo Clubb
Applied Sports Scientist, Buffalo Sabres


Business Analytics Roundtable

Friday, November 20, 2015

“Artificial Intelligence Turbocharges Analytics”
Brad Power
FCB Partners

"In-Memory Computing, Big-Data and the Internet of Things"
Pat Tupper
Vice President

“Dynamic Strategic Portfolio Modeling” 
Roland Mosiman

Analytics and Emerging Technology Career Panel

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Panelists include:
Bernhard Ritz
Vice President

Paul Mullen ’91 CLAS
Director, Global Analytics and Business Intelligence
Janssen Healthcare Innovation (Johnson & Johnson)

Jennifer Cherry '10 CLAS
Business Intelligence Consultant
Thorogood Associates

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

Friday, October 23, 2015

“How Colgate Transformed Its Strategic and Tactical Decision Making Using Analytics”
Ed Toben ’70 VSB
Former CIO
Click here to view presentation summary and speaker bio.

2015 Business Leaders Forum

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Keynote Speaker:
Carolyn Everson
Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions

Analytics Research Briefing

Friday, September 18, 2015

“Predictive Analytics for Parkinson’s Disease to Identify Risk Factors and Drive Patient Care”
Katrina Adams, PhD
Predictive Analytics Practice Lead
LPA Software Solutions
Click here to view presentation summary and speaker bio

**Co-sponsored with the College of Nursing**

Business Analytics Networking Reception

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Analytics and Emerging Technology Career Panel

Thursday, March 19, 2015

George Finnerty
Federal Account Manager
F5 Networks

Bob Jacobs    
Cloud Solutions Architect

Steve Selleny
Technology Strategist, Enterprise Sales


Patrick Tupper
GVP, Cross-Portfolio GTM, SAP Platform Solutions

*Co-sponsored with the MIS Society and Business Analytics Society

Student Analytics Consulting Workshop

Friday, February 20, 2015

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


Analytics Research Briefing

Wednesday November 19, 2014

“Factors Influencing the Decision to Invest in Analytics”
Suzanne Clain, PhD
Associate Professor, Economics and Statistics

Bruce Pollack-Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Business Analytics Roundtable

Friday, November 14, 2014

"Optimize Human Capital Investments: Make the "Hard" Business Case"
Frank DiBernardino
Managing Principal

Vienna Human Capital Advisors, LLC

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

Christopher Mederos
Villanova University, Class of 2015

“Digital Analytics to Fuel Enterprise Optimization”
Craig Smith
Founder and CEO
Trinity Insight

Analytics and Emerging Technology Career Panel

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jeff Burke ’09 A&S
Thorogood Consulting

Dan Ellis '14 MA

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

October 3, 2014

"From Big Data to Big Statistics"
John Sall
Co-founder and Executive Vice President

Click here for speaker bio
Click here for presentation

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

Friday, April 11, 2014

"The Future of Analytics: A CEO's Perspective"
Lars Bjork

Analytics Research Briefing

Thursday, April 3, 2014

"The Intersection of Soccer and Analytics"

Bret Myers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Villanova School of Business

Brian Coughlin '14 MBA

Analytics Practitioner Speaker

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"From Living Room to Funding: An Analytics Startup"

Presented by:
Ryan Caplan
President and CEO

*Co-sponsored with the Villanova Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE)

Analytics and Emerging Technology Career Panel

Feburary 25, 2014

Timothy Barkdoll '12 MBA 
Senior Vice President, Optimization and Strategy Development
Bank of America

Jennifer Cherry '10 CLAS
Business Intelligence Consultant 
Thorogood Associates

Andrew Gunn 
Director, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences Advisory Practice 
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Bernhard Ritz 
Vice President 
Analytics Solutions, SAP


Business Analytics Roundtable

Friday, November 22, 2013

"Integrating Analytics and Process Improvement at Vanguard"
James Hyatt
Principal, Center for Excellence


"Optimizing the Sales Process"
Steve Crom
Valeocon Management Consulting

Thomas Bertels
Valeocon Management Consulting

"Air Products Data and Analytics (DnA) Journey"
Glenn Kasten
Program Manager for Management Reporting
Air Products

Steve Smith
Director of Information Technology Analytics
Air Products

Business Analytics Professional Education

October 25, 2013

"Business Performance Management for the 21st Century"
Gary Cokins
Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

October 4, 2013

"Trends That Change Everything"
Tom Klein '84 VSB
CEO and President
Sabre Holdings

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

April 12, 2013

"How Data is Influencing the NFL Fan Experience"
Alicia Rankin
Head of research and fan insights
National Football League (NFL)

Analytics and Emerging Technology Career Panel

Feburary 6, 2013

Ryan Caplan 
Founder and CEO 
ColdLight Solutions

Ron Cline 
Senior Vice President 
Bank of America

Jennifer Katz 
Business Intelligence Consultant 
Thorogood Associates

Anthony Reynolds 
Chief Operating Officer, Global Technology Solutions and Mobility 


Business Analytics Roundtable

November 29, 2012

"Enterprise Data Integration: Turning Data into a Strategic Asset"
W. Graham Tasman
Grant Thornton LLP

"The Promise of Social Media in Analytics"
Chris Bound
Social Media Research Bureau

"Case Study: Improving Call Center Forecasting"
Thomas Coghlan
Center for Business Analytics, Villanova University

Timothy Krall

Dave Shavor

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

October 26, 2012

"Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century"
Thomas Davenport
Babson College, International Institute for Analytics

Analytics Practitioner Speaker

October 10, 2012

"Data-Driven Decision Making: How Congregational Leaders Can Leverage Data to Create Sustainability"
Sacha Litma
Managing Director and Founder
Measuring Success

Business Analytics Round Table

June 15, 2012

"The Performance Management Framework"
Roland Mosimann

"New Customer Acquisition – Marketing Optimization"
Ron Cline
Vice President
Bank of America

"Assessing the State of Mobile Analytics"
William (Bill) Wagner, PhD
Associate Professor of Accountancy & Information Systems
Villanova University

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

April 18, 2012

"Winning with Analytics"
William McDermott

Analytics Practitioner Speaker

February 24, 2012

"Linking Performance Insights & Metrics to Advocacy Behavior: The Customer Advocate and The Customer Saboteur"
Michael Lowenstein
Executive Vice President
Market Probe

Analytics Practitioner Speaker

January 27, 2012

"The Promise of Social Media"
Chris Bound
Founder and Chief Statistician, Social Media Research Bureau;
Statistician, Medidata Solutions


Business Analytics Roundtable

November 11, 2011

"Business Analytics: The Promises and Perils"
Gary Cokins
Principal Consultant, SAS
Author, Performance Management

"Driving Profits with Business Analytics"
Ted Gifford
Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff
Schneider National Inc.

"Know thy Customer: Next Generation Techniques for Turning Customer Data into Action"
Stephen Meyer
Director of Data Strategy
Comcast Interactive Media

Ryan Caplan
CEO and Founder
ColdLight Solutions

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

October 28, 2011

"Driving Business Performance Through Analytics"
Christopher T. Gheysens

Business Analytics Roundtable

April 13, 2011

"Driving Efficiencies through a Single Global Business Intelligence Framework"
Mike Bizzoco
Director of Global Business Intelligence
Campbell’s Soup Company

"Re-imagining the Brand…and the Use of Data to Unwind Myths"
John Vonk
VP of Product Planning

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

April 1, 2011

"Using Business Analytics to Embrace Social Commerce and to Take Customer Engagement to New Levels"
Chris McCann


Business Analytics Roundtable

November 5, 2010

"To Catch a Thief: Combating Fraud and Aiding Investigations with Data Analytics"
Jeremy Osinski
Senior Manager
Ernst and Young

Jared Crafton
Senior Manager
Ernst and Young

"Workers' Compensation Best Practices: Data Analytics"
Debbie Rodgers
VP, Global Risk Management


"Establishing Key Performance Indicators - A Case Study from the Life Sciences Industry"
Michael Zubey
Senior Principal and Director
IMS Health Consulting and Services

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

October 22, 2010

"The Unbeatable Combination of Analytics and Innovation"
Thornton May
Futurist, Educator, Author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics

Business Analytics Roundtable

April 29, 2010

"The State of Business Analytics"
Tom Davenport
Author of Competing on Analytics and Analytics at Work

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

March 26, 2010

"Business Analytics Customer Loyalty, and Profitability"
Gary Loveman
Chairman, CEO and President
Harrah's Entertainment

Analytics Thought Leader Speaker

January 15, 2010

"Analytics Impact on Long Term Success"
Dr. Jim Goodnight
CEO and Founder


Business Analytics Roundtable

June 12, 2009

"Store Dashboard and Enterprise Models
John Baldino

Brian McCaffrey

"Award-winning Analytics Approach to Employee Safety"
Andrew Pelcin

"Role of Quantitative Approaches in Professional Football Operations" 
Andrew Brant
The Philadelphia Eagles

Business Analytics Roundtable

September 25, 2009

"Unlocking the Information in Transactional Systems"
Glenn Kasten
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Ted Wagner
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

"A New Approach to Data Analysis and Decision-Making"
Lars Bjork
Qlik Tech

"Using 100% of Customer Feedback to Listen to Customers"
Bryan Jeppsen
JetBlue Airways, Inc.

Business Analytics Roundtable

February 27, 2009

"Proven Practices using Predictive Analytics Linked to Top Level Metrics"
Kathleen Donahue
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

"Frameworks and Tools for Predictive and Leading Measurement"
George Diehl 
Villanova School of Business

"Villanova Current Couse Offerings to Meet BA Skill Requirements"
Matt Liberatore, Wenhong Luo and Tom Coghlan

Contact Us

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

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

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator

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