Thought Leader Lectures

Since 2010, the Villanova Center for Business Analytics has invited distinguished senior executives, consultants and authors to Villanova to share their insights on the current state of analytics.

From Big Data to Big Statistics

John Sall
Co-founder and Executive Vice President, SAS
October 3, 2014

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The Future of Analytics: A CEO's Perspective

Lars Bjork
CEO, Qlik
April 11, 2014

Trends That Change Everything

Tom Klein '84 VSB
CEO and President, Sabre Holdings
October 4, 2013

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How Data is Influencing the NFL Fan Experience

Alicia Rankin
Head of Research and Fan Insights, National Football League (NFL)
April 12, 2013

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Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

Thomas Davenport
Babson College, International Institute for Analytics
October 26, 2012

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Winning with Analytics

William McDermott
April 18, 2012

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Driving Business Performance Through Analytics

Christopher T. Gheysens '93 VSB
CFO, Wawa
October 28, 2011

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

Chris McCann
April 1, 2011

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The Unbeatable Combination of Analytics

Thornton May
Futurist, Educator, Author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics
October 22, 2010

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Business Analytics Customer Loyalty, and Profitability

Gary Loveman
Chairman, CEO and President, Harrah's Entertainment
March 26, 2010

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Analytics Impact on Long Term Success

Dr. Jim Goodnight
CEO and Founder, SAS
January 15, 2010

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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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