Thought Leader Speakers

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 Analytics to Action”

Paul Melchiorre, ’83 VSB
Chief Revenue Officer
Anaplan
Friday, November 4, 2016

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How Colgate Transformed Its Strategic and Tactical Decision Making Using Analytics

Ed Toben ’70 VSB
Former CIO
Colgate
October 23, 2015

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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
CEO, SAP AG
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
President

1-800-Flowers.com
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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Contact Us

Daniel Wright, PhD
Faculty Director
daniel.wright@villanova.edu

Meredith K. Lockyer
Associate Director
Center for Business Analytics
meredith.lockyer@villanova.edu
(610) 519-7016

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator
sharon.ballard@villanova.edu

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