Past Events

Friday, January 29, 2016

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

Presented by:
Jo Clubb
Applied Sports Scientist, Buffalo Sabres

Friday, September 18, 2015

“Predictive Analytics for Parkinson’s Disease to Identify Risk Factors and Drive Patient Care”

Presented by:

Katrina Adams, PhD
Predictive Analytics Practice Lead
LPA Software Solutions
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**Co-sponsored with the College of Nursing**

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

“Factors Influencing the Decision to Invest in Analytics”

Presented by:
Suzanne Clain, PhD
Associate Professor, Economics and Statistics

Bruce Pollack-Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Thursday, April 3, 2014

"The Intersection of Soccer and Analytics"

Presented by:
Bret Myers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Villanova School of Business

Brian Coughlin '14 MBA


Analytics in Digital Marketing and Consumer Insights

Friday, September 22, 2017

‘Analytics and New Digital Marketing Insights for Diverse Industries: Cases in Retail, & Telecom’

Mark Hosbein, Accenture

‘Achieving New Operational Efficiencies with a Customer360 View’

Mark Langsfeld, Anexinet

‘Analytics Driving Digital Campaign Success’

Scott Stopper, Mindshare

Healthcare Analytics Roundtable

Friday, March 17, 2017

“Data Governance In Action”
Patrick Farrell, Senior Director Data Analytics
Data Analytics Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System

“Leveraging the Public Cloud for Enterprise Analytics and Self-Service"
Peter Mooiweer, Vice President, Information Delivery, AmerisourceBergen

"Analytics Case Examples @ CHOP”
John N Martin, Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

“Big Data to Big Insights - How to use the Power of Analytics to Improve Healthcare Outcomes”
Dinesh Vandayar, Vice President, SAP Industry Advisory for Life Sciences & Healthcare
SAP North America

Fall Business Analytics Roundtable

Friday, November 18, 2016

“The Shifting Software Market: Top 3 Trends in Big Data & Analytics”                     
Lawrence J. Weber, Program Director, Developer Marketing, IBM

“Advertising Analytics”
Remy Stiles, Associate VP, Client Solutions & Head of Philadelphia Office
Kepler Group

"Getting from “So What?” to “WOW……What?!??!?!” to “Now What?” with Analytics and Data Visualization"
Kellianne Catalano, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Procter and Gamble
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Business Analytics Roundtable

Friday, June 17, 2016

"Using Management Accounting and Prescriptive Analytics to Double Your Company’s Profitability"
Graham Tasman, Grant Thornton - Click here to view presentation

“Business Cases Leveraging IBM Watson and Cognitive Computing"
Boris Vishnevsky, IBM - Click here to view presentation

“Creating a Data Driven Organization”
Amanda Teschko, Thorogood Consulting Click here to view presentation

November 20, 2015

“Artificial Intelligence Turbocharges Analytics”
Brad Power - Partner, FCB Partners

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

“Dynamic Strategic Portfolio Modeling”  
Roland Mosiman - CEO, AlignAlytics

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

November 22, 2013

“Integrating Analytics and Process Improvement at Vanguard”
James Hyatt – Principal, Center for Excellence, Vanguard

“Optimizing the Sales Process”
Steve Crom – Partner, Valeocon Management Consulting
Thomas Bertels - Partner, 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

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 - Exelon
Dave Shavor - Exelon

June 15, 2012

“The Performance Management Framework” 
Roland Mosimann - CEO, AlignAlytics
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“New Customer Acquisition – Marketing Optimization” 
Ron Cline - Vice President, Bank of America
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“Assessing the State of Mobile Analytics” 
William (Bill) Wagner, PhD - Associate Professor of Accountancy & Information Systems
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November 21, 2011

“Business Analytics: The Promises and Perils”
Gary Cokins - Principal Consultant at SAS and author of  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

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, Comcast XFINITY

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, ARAMARK

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

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 - CEO, Qlik Tech

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

June 12, 2009

“Store Dashboard and Enterprise Models” 
John Baldino - Wawa
Brian McCaffrey – Wawa

“Award-winning Analytics Approach to Employee Safety” 
Andrew Pelcin – ARAMARK

“Role of Quantitative Approaches in Professional Football Operations” 
Andrew Brant - The Philadelphia Eagles

 ‘Blockchain: What It Is and Why It Matters’ - Friday, January 26, 2018

Susan Ramonat

Founder and CEO of Spiritus Partners

‘Analytics in Nature’ – January 27, 2017

Lori Scott

Chief Information Officer, NatureServe

"The Intersection of Technology and Entrepreneurship: Lessons for the Future" - April 13, 2016

Bill Knapp
Health Recovery Partners

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

"From Living Room to Funding: An Analytics Startup"- March 26, 2014

Ryan Caplan
President and CEO

"Data-Driven Decision Making: How Congregational Leaders Can Leverage Data to Create Sustainability" - October 10, 2012

Sacha Litma
Managing Director and Founder
Measuring Success

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"Linking Performance Insights & Metrics to Advocacy Behavior: The Customer Advocate and the Customer Saboteur" - Februrary 24, 2012

Michael Lowenstein
Executive Vice President
Market Probe

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"The Promise of Social Media" - January 27, 2012

Chris Bound
Founder and Chief Statistician
Social Media Research Bureau
Medidata Solutions

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Analytics & The Philadelphia 76ers Re-Branding

Chris Heck, ’92 VSB
President of Business Operations
Philadelphia 76ers
Friday, April 27, 2018

Truth, Lies & Data Science
Jennifer Shin
8 Path Solutions, LLC
Friday, December 1, 2017
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Analytics for the Self-Driving Enterprise in the Internet of Things Era
Kirk Borne, PhD
Principle Data Scientist
Booze Allen Hamilton
Friday, April 21, 2017
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From Analytics to Action
Paul Melchiorre, ’83 VSB
Chief Revenue Officer
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
October 23, 2015
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From Big Data to Big Statistics
John Sall
Co-founder and Executive Vice President
October 3, 2014

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The Future of Analytics: A CEO's Perspective
Lars Bjork
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
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
January 15, 2010

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Daniel Wright, PhD
Faculty Director

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

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator

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