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Big Data Symposium

Using Big Data for Predictive Analytics

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Thank you to all who made this event a huge success!

The top-five ranked MIS department at the University of Arizona and the INSITE Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics held a one day symposium addressing the use of big data for predictive analysis.

The goal of the symposium was to help educate audiences on the various applications of predictive analytics from big data in various industries, and to discuss open challenges and issues that need further work.

Date: Thursday October 10, 2013

Location: UA Student Union - South Ballroom 1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Big Data Speakers

Brian GentileComputing Tools

Brian Gentile, Chairman & CEO, Jaspersoft

The New Factors of Production & Rise of Big Data

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Tim HoodRetail

Tim Hood,
Global V.P., Strategic Technologies, Chief Solution Architect, Retail Industry,

Unlocking Business Value with Big Data and Predictive Analytics

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David CowartCybersecurity

David Cowart, Director Strategic Solutions, Mandiant

Big Data Security Gaps

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Dr. Sudha RamResearch

Dr. Sudha Ram, Professor of MIS, Director, INSITE Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics

Building a Smarter Campus

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Michele PolzMikki NaschHealthcare

Michele Polz, Head of Patient Insights, Sanofi and Mikki Nasch, Co-Founder, AchieveMint

Smart Data is the Key to Scaleable Healthcare Solutions

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Zaheer BenjaminSports

Zaheer Benjamin, VP of Business and Basketball Analytics, Phoenix Suns

Data Mining and Analytics in the NBA

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Brenda DietrichTechnology and Services

Brenda Dietrich, IBM Fellow and V.P. Strategy & CTO for Business Analytics

Big Data: Applications, Analytics and Aspirations

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Darren StollKerem TomakRetail

Darren Stoll
GVP, Interactive Marketing - Operations and Analytics,

Kerem Tomak
Vice President, Marketing Analytics,

Driving Your Business Through Big Data

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