Upcoming Speakers

We bring some the nation’s top experts in business analytics and operations research to our campus each year to speak at the forum. To get a more full picture of the level of discussions at our business analytics forum, you can review our company members list as well.

Current Agenda Previous Speakers

Thomas E. Potok

Thomas E. Potok

Distinguished Scientist at ORNL

Thomas E. Potok is a Distinguished Scientist at ORNL, leading the Data and Artificial Intelligence Systems Section of 50 scientists and engineers. He has conducted over 20 years of research in the field of text analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Awarded over $22 million in research funding from various organizations, Potok is responsible for starting new programs at ORNL in his research areas and more. He has authored more than 120 papers and holds 18 patents, achieving the distinguished inventor level at ORNL. He holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate in computer science and computer engineering from North Carolina State University.

Brian A. Worley

Brian A. Worley

Data Science and Engineering Consultant

Brian A. Worley, data science and engineering consultant, has more than 40 years of experience in business analytics, computational science, and nuclear engineering and physics, working with large and small businesses and in the government sector. He most recently served as Verana Heath’s vice president for provider analytics, focusing on integrating its data systems for CMS measures reporting and research. Before that, he was PYA Analytics’ president and CEO, providing healthcare business analytics for large private companies and government agencies. Previously, he spent many years heading ORNL’s Computational Science and Engineering Division. He holds a bachelor’s in nuclear engineering from UT and a master’s and doctorate in nuclear engineering from MIT.