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.


Student Analytics 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

Business Analytics Career Panel
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jeff Burke ’09 A&S
Thorogood Consulting

Dan Ellis '14 MA

Analytics Thought Leader Lecture
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

Business Practitioner Lecture Series
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)

Business Analytics Career Panel
Feburary 25, 2014

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

Jennifer Cherry '10 A&S 
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

Thought Leader Lecture Series
October 4, 2013

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

Thought Leader Lecture Series
April 12, 2013

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

Business Analytics 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

Thought Leader Lecture Series
October 26, 2012

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

Business Practitioner Lecture Series
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

Thought Leader Lecture Series
April 18, 2012

"Winning with Analytics"
William McDermott

Business Practitioner Lecture Series
February 24, 2012

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

Business Practitioner Lecture Series
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

Thought Leader Lecture Series
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 product planning

Thought Leader Lecture Series
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

Thought Leader Lecture Series
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

Thought Leader Lecture Series
March 26, 2010

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

Thought Leader Lecture Series
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 and Associate Director
Contact for: Speaker programs, Advisory Council, CBA membership, Analytics consulting projects.

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