Upcoming Events

The Villanova Business Analytics in Sports Conference

Friday, April 27 2018
Villanova School of Business
Bartley Hall; PwC Auditorium
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please join us for our inaugural Business Analytics in Sports Conference on Friday, April 27th 2018. The Philadelphia sports landscape has quickly become known as a hotbed for adopting analytics use across business and team operations.

The Center for Business Analytics at VSB will be hosting top executives from our local teams to discuss current use-cases and business opportunities gained through an analytics-forward approach to areas such as marketing, ticket sales, sponsorship collaborations and contract negotiations.

Presenters include:

Scott Freedman
Director of Operations
Philadelphia Phillies

Kyle Mathiot
Vice-President, Business Analytics
Philadelphia Union

Keynote Speaker:

Chris Heck, ’94 VSB
President, Philadelphia 76ers

VSB students will also be presenting their year-long social listening project in coordination with the Villanova Men’s Basketball team during lunch.

Space is limited – please RSVP today!

$50 registration fee includes lunch

Villanova students, faculty, staff and alumni are free of charge.

CBA Practitioner Lecture
Blockchain: What It Is and Why It Matter

Friday, January 26, 2018
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Bartley Hall, PwC Auditorium

“Blockchain: What It Is and Why It Matters." Attendees will learn about blockchain’s origins, its underlying concepts, and disruptive potential across business and society. We’ll explore high-value use cases and summarize the activities of major players – from open source communities and startups to corporates, government agencies and major IT providers. We’ll close with a description of commercial, legal, regulatory and technology challenges faced in turning visions into reality.


Susan Ramonat is the Founder and CEO of Spiritus Partners. Spiritus enables Next Generation Service Records providing assurance that safety, security and compliance measures have been taken across an asset's or facility’s operating life in such critical sectors as healthcare, life sciences, energy, and power. Susan speaks frequently at industry conferences and universities about blockchain, cybersecurity and IOT in critical infrastructure settings.


Follow Susan on Twitter @susan_ramonat


Center for Business Analytics
Executives in Analytics:
Alumni Career Panel & Speed Networking Event

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Bartley Hall: PwC Auditorium & Atrium
5:00 – 7:00 PM

VSB’s Center for Business Analytics will host an evening with executives and Villanova alum across the industry as they discuss opportunities using analytics, business intelligence and artificial intelligence across their respective fields. The panel will include senior executives from Axalta Coating Systems, Barclaycard US, Bristol-Myers Squibb and HCL Technologies. They will discuss the importance of data use and strategy and the tools students should be aware of as they prepare for careers and internships across this quickly evolving landscape.

After the panel, please join us as we welcome additional Villanova alumni in analytics roles in local firms, as well as Center for Business Analytics Advisory Council members who hold senior roles in the analytics space for networking in the Bartley Hall Atrium.

Panelists include:

Jeff Derus, ’09 MBA
Global Business Intelligence Leader
Axalta Coating Systems

Christopher Goldkamp, ’94 VSB
Managing Director - Head of Strategic Analytics
Barclaycard US

Greg Killian, ’94 COE
Global Head of Analytics - Healthcare, Life Sciences & Manufacturing
HCL Technologies

Amy Pawloski, ’93 VSB
Global Lead, Compliance Risk Mitigation & Monitoring Strategy
Bristol-Myers Squibb

John Ross, ’87 VSB
Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence
Hartford Funds

Center for Business Analytics
Technical Academy and Corporate Visit @ SAP

Friday, April 20, 2018
SAP NA Headquarters, Newtown Square
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

All day event with SAP data science team - working session of techniques used with clients — first of its kind with university students. This session is limited to 20 students – please register ASAP.

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Center for Business Analytics
Spring/Summer Advisory Council Meeting

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Villanova University
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a member and invite-only event for Advisory Council members and guests. If you have any questions, please reach out to Meredith Lockyer (Meredith.lockyer@villanova.edu)


Contact Us

Daniel Wright, PhD
Faculty Director

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

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator

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