2013 Big Data Symposium

Using Big Data for Predictive Analytics

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


Computing Tools

The New Factors of Production & Rise of Big Data

Brian Gentile, Chairman & CEO, Jaspersoft

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Unlocking Business Value with Big Data and Predictive Analytics

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

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Big Data Security Gaps

David Cowart, Director Strategic Solutions, Mandiant

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Building a Smarter Campus

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

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Smart Data is the Key to Scaleable Healthcare Solutions


Michele Polz, Head of Patient Insights, Sanofi 

Mikki Nasch, Co-Founder, AchieveMint

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Data Mining and Analytics in the NBA

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

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Technology and Services

Big Data: Applications, Analytics and Aspirations

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

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Driving Your Business Through Big Data

Darren Stoll
GVP, Interactive Marketing - Operations and Analytics, macys.com

Kerem Tomak
Vice President, Marketing Analytics, macys.com

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