Business Analytics Forum

Sep. 19-20, 2019

University of Tennessee Student Union

Knoxville, Tennessee

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The forum is our way of thanking our Business Analytics Corporate partners. Please contact Julie Ferrara if you are interesting in joining or to request permission to attend once as a guest.

Registration is now open!

Thursday, Sep. 19

7:00am - 8:00am

Check-In and Breakfast

SU 272 B/C

8:00am - 9:00am

Welcome and Department Updates

SU 262

9:00am - 10:00am

Keynote Speaker, Libby Adams

SU 262

The State of Analytics Means the Future is Now!

10:00am - 10:15am

Break

10:15am - 12:00pm

Mini Sessions

SU 262

Speakers: Ben Martin, HanesBrands, Inc. and Rich Schlentz, Founder of EXTRAordinary! Inc.

Title: Soft Skills are the Hard Skills: Core to Successful Adoption and Implementation of Analytics

 

Speaker: Vilma Todri, Assistant Professor at Emory University

Title:Trade-offs in Online Advertising: Advertising E ectiveness and Annoyance Dynamics across the Purchase Funnel

 

Speaker: Darren Seay, Director, Business Intelligence, Pilot Flying J.

Title: Struggle! Centralized vs. Decentralized Data Science

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

SU 272 B/C

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Keynote Speaker, Anne Robinson

SU 262

Solving the Talent Gap: The Democratization of Analytics and the Importance of the Citizen Data Scientist

2:30pm - 2:45pm

Break

2:45pm - 4:45pm

Logic Challenge - Special Recruiting Event

SU 272A

The games are on in this fun and friendly challenge of logic and wits.  This special recruiting event will allow students to rotate to tables where they will be given an opportunity to complete logic puzzles with corporate partners.  Once the time is up, pencils are down and students move to a new table.  This is a great way to see how our students react as a team in crunch time.
 

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Melton Scholar Introductions

SU 272A

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Reception for all Attendees

SU 272 B/C

Friday, Sep. 20

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast

SU 272 B/C

Sponsored by MicroStrategy

9:00am - 10:00am

Keynote Speaker, Elissa Fink

SU 262

Communicating With Data: Stories and Secrets from the Trenches

10:00am - 10:15am

Break

10:15am - 11:30am

Roundtable Discussions

SU 272A

Attendees will gather at tables of 7-10 people to discuss pressing analytics topics. Faculty will choose topics from suggestions received during registration. Over the course of an hour, each table will discuss each topic, with attendees rotating tables and topics every 15 minutes.

11:30am - 12:30pm

Lunch

SU 272 B/C

12:30pm - 5:00pm

Optional Interivews

For companies who wish to interview our students, please contact Julie Ferrara to reserve an interview room.  jferrara@utk.edu

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