2nd Annual BIG DATA Conference & Workshop 12/4-5/17



2nd Annual BIG DATA Conference & Workshop

ONLINE REGISTRATION for TODAY is closed.
If you still need to register, please register at the Newman between 1:00 and 2:00 PM. Conference starts at 2:00 PM. Workshop is tomorrow morning.

CONFERENCE-Monday & WORKSHOP-Tuesday, December 4-5, 2017

 

Daniel Cohen of MasterCard

CCS is pleased to announce Daniel Cohen, Senior Vice President, Digital Payments and Labs for MasterCard Latin America and the Caribbean, will offer the keynote address. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development and commercialization of innovative payment solutions that can be used at the check-out counter, via the web, mobile phone, tablet, and beyond.  Previously, Daniel headed Mastercard’s operations in Israel as Country Manager. He was responsible for opening Mastercard’s first office in the country and expanding the company’s local payments footprint. During his time as Country Manager, he led the commercialization of breakthrough innovative payment solutions in the electronic and mobile commerce space. Daniel began his career at Mastercard in 2007, leading prepaid card program initiatives across the globe out of the company’s headquarters in Purchase, New York. Prior to joining MasterCard, he was a Strategy Consultant for BTS where he managed corporate strategy projects for Fortune 500 companies.

Big data, advanced computing, and algorithms are rapidly and profoundly changing every sphere of human activity; Airbnb, Uber, and Fitbit are just a few examples. Today, over 3.6 billion people worldwide are deeply engaged with smartphone devices, wearables, and Internet-of-things technologies while artificial intelligence also promises to create a wave of new products.  Advanced computing gives us the ability to reliably and cost effectively store petabytes of data; and machine learning algorithms can crunch through massive datasets in real time to extract business intelligence and socially relevant information, giving firms new marketing tools, like mobile geo-social targeting. These tools have also empowered customers, making them more savvy in their interactions with business. The businesses, nonprofits, health care providers, government agencies, entrepreneurs, and educational institutions that harness these trends have an historic opportunity to gain an advantage over their competitors.

 

DAY 1   To address the challenges and opportunities these changes generate, UM Center for Computational Science invites you to network with South Florida private- and public-sector healthcare providers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, educators, and researchers, and hear panel discussions on Big Data.  Full Day 1 Agenda appears following panelist list . . .

Part 1:  The Disruptive Power of Artificial Intelligence in Business

PANELISTS: Linton Ward, Tom Helou, George Bezzera, Arthur Kordon
Click here to submit a question to the panelists in Part 1.

 

Part 2:  Enabling Big Data and Analytics in Your Organization

PANELISTS:  Jeff Hutchins, Louis Gidel, Matthew Pape, Sol Rashidi, Nadine Davey-Rogers
Click here to submit a question to the panelists in Part 2.

 

DAY 2   The Big Data Conference “Data Science in Your Organization” Workshop dives deeper into the topics explored in Day 1, specifically on building data science competence at your organization. This will be an interactive workshop with examples of the possible compositions of data scientist teams, driven by the types of problems that you are looking to solve, an examination on the processes that the data need to go through from database to insight, an examination of the infrastructure needs both in terms of storage and computing power, caveats and limitations of data analyses, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to bring in their own problem as a test case, and apply the concepts discussed in the workshop by designing a pipeline for analysis to address it. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, participation is limited, so register early!

 

Location

UM Newman Alumni Center  |  parking & directions
6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

 

DAY 1 MONDAY 12/4 | Free  Register here

1:00 PM  Registration
2:00 PM  Big Data Conference
5:05 PM  Networking Reception
7:00 PM  Day 1 Conference ends

 

DAY 2 TUESDAY 12/5  | $200  Register here   American Express credit card logo   Discover credit card logo  MasterCard credit card logo   visa credit card logo

8:00 AM   Registration & Breakfast
8:45 AM   Workshop
12:30 PM  Day 2 Workshop ends

 

 

Day 1 Panelists

George Bezzera

George BezzeraSenior Manager of Data Science  |   TripAdvisorlinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Mr. Bezzera manages a team of data scientists on applying machine learning to a wide variety of industry problems, such as recommender systems, fraud detection, revenue optimization, online advertising, and user personalization.

Nadine Davey-Rogers

Nadine Davey-RogersSenior VP Custom and Configurable Delivery, Data & Analytics |   MasterCardlinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Nadine Davey-Rogers heads global boots-on-the-ground analytics for Mastercard Advisors, the consulting arm of Mastercard.  In this role Nadine and her team develop and deliver analytical solutions to business problems for merchants, governments, issuers, and acquirers—all based on nine fields in the Mastercard transaction message.

Louis Gidel, Baptist Health South Florida

Louis GidelPhD, MD Chief Medical Informatics and Quality Officer  |   BaptistHealth South Floridalinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Dr. Gidel aligns clinical informatics and data with quality metrics from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, helping to establish evidence-based best practices across the system. He is responsible for performance improvement, analytics, telehealth, and medical informatics, and focuses on the clinical decision-making to have data-driven support. Prior to this role, Dr. Gidel served as Baptist Health’s chief medical informatics officer and helped spearhead the organization’s implementation of Cerner Millennium, a new integrated electronic medical record system. He also served as medical director of Baptist Health’s eHealth Center including telemedicine, the eICU, and transfer center, and as co-chair of the System-wide Adult Critical Care Committee.

Tomas Helou University of Miami Center for Computational Science Big Data Conference panelist 2017

Tomas “Tom” Helou, Senior VP for Analytics and Insights  |  SAP Software Solutionslinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Tom Helou is the Senior VP for Analytics and Insights for SAP in Latin America. On that role, he leads the relationship with the biggest Customers in the Region and participates on large scale deployments around Analytics, IOT, and Big Data. Mr. Helou has over 25 years of experience leading B2B large scale projects. He held International Managerial positions working for Companies like BEA Systems, Business Objects, PeopleSoft, and MRO Software among others. He holds a Degree in Marketing, and is also an Agronomical Engineering with Postgraduate studies in Social Media and Community Management, and he is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

 Jeff Hutchins

Jeff Hutchins, Senior Program Manager  |  CCBSS Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services Company, LLClinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Jeff Hutchins has over 30 years of experience with The Coca-Cola system in a variety of roles starting as a FoodService reporting analyst with The Coca-Cola Company to his current role as Sr. Program Manager, Strategic Services supporting Data Services and leading the Alteryx implementation program at Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services, LLC (CCBSS). Jeff has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and has certifications as a Project Management Professional(PMP), Certified Change Management Professional and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Arthur Kordon

Arthur Kordon, CEO  |  Kordon Consultinglinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Dr. Arthur Kordon is an internationally recognized expert and consultant in applying advanced analytics and computational intelligence in industry. In his previous position as Advanced Analytics Leader at Dow Chemical, Dr. Kordon successfully applied advanced analytics solutions in forecasting, business cycles analysis, price elasticity analysis, and fraud detection in auditing. He also successfully introduced several novel technologies for improved manufacturing, and new product design, based on computational intelligence (such as: robust inferential sensors, process optimization based on empirical emulators, automated operating discipline, and accelerated fundamental model building). He was granted a US patent and has published more than 70 papers and 13 book chapters in the area of applied computational intelligence and advanced analytics. Recently, he published Applying Computational Intelligence and is co-author of the book Applied Data Mining for Forecasting. He spoke on analytics and forecasting at Chevron and several SAS conferences, and was the keynote speaker at the Business Forecasting Summit.

Matthew Pape

 Matthew Pape, Director of Market Data Analytics and Customer Insights |  Ryder Systemlinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Matthew (“Matt”) Pape, serves as a member of the University of Miami’s advisory board for the Center for Computational Science. He is also the Director of Market Data Analytics and Customers Insights at Ryder System, a Fortune 500 company that is an international leader in fleet management and maintenance, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions. Matt began his career as a marketing intern for Ryder in 1985, while going to night school at the University of Miami, where he graduated with his MBA in 1986. He worked his way up from analyst positions to marketing management for a variety of Ryder’s product lines including used vehicle sales, on-demand maintenance, transportation management, and vertical markets for supply chain solutions. In his current role, he directs the development of market and customer data warehouse solutions, procurement of prospect and contact information, and creation of analytical models and insights to target new business as well as share of wallet, customer value, churn, and next best offer opportunities with current customers.

Sol Rashidi

 Sol RashidiChief Data & Cognitive Officer  |   Royal Caribbean Internationallinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Driving connection and collaboration across Emerging Technologies such as Cognitive Computing, AI, Robotics, Strategy, Data, and Analytics, Sol bridges the gap between Business and IT to cultivate environments that are innovative, driven, and collaborative. As an evangelist in the AI, Robotics, Data & Analytics, Sol leverages her expertise to provide strategic guidance based on emerging technologies to enable businesses to push capabilities and enable positioning in the marketplace. Currently serving as Interim CDO of a $9B+ global corporation, Sol is defining this newly created function and framing capabilities required to enable the corporation’s digital transformation. As an executive who works closely with CEO’s, CFO’s, CIO’s, and CPO’s, Sol is often brought in to be the change agent and solve complex problems that drive transformations for organizations. Highly energetic and accomplished, Sol holds three (3) patents and is often called upon to keynote at conferences. A proven leader with operational, business development, and program management skills, she is well respected by Fortune 500 executives, clients, and peers and has a unique ability to merge internal strategic intent with market leading practices and movement.

Linton Ward

 Linton WardBig Data Analytics, Power Systems  |   IBMlinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Dr. Linton Ward is an IBM Distinguished Engineer currently focusing on leadership open workloads on OpenPower systems. He has designed and optimized many hardware-software stack solutions and led hardware design teams for numerous integrated offerings, including Data Warehouse and Hadoop offerings. As a systems and solutions architect, Linton brings a unique combination of deep understanding of software needs, client experience and hardware capability. He regularly meets with clients to help them understand the solution space and their next steps.

Day 1 Panel Moderators

Joseph Johnson

 Joseph Johnson, PhD   |  Associate Professor, Marketing,  UM School of Business Administrationlinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Prof. Johnson teaches Marketing Analytics, New Product Development, Strategic Brand Management, and a PhD Seminar entitled “Quantitative Methods for Marketing Strategy”. His research focuses on the use of data and analytics as a decision aid for managers. He has developed and collaborated on a host of analytical models. His research on financial markets has been featured in Financial Times of IndiaMSNBC, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He appeared on the Nightly Business Report to discuss how consumer decision making leads to financial bubbles. Dr. Johnson has over a decade of global industry experience through his work at Hindustan Petroleum, Tata Steel, and SSB, Oman, where he developed pricing and promotion response models for Toyota’s auto line up. In the US, he has worked on projects with AffinovaMiami-Dade County Asian-American Advisory BoardDellEli-LillyeMpulseHope FoundationHoly Rosary ChurchOcean Reef ClubProton Data SecuritySASUM Health20th Century Fox Studios, and CheapOAir.

Pete Martinez

 Pete Martinez   | CEO,   Game Changer Tec, LLC and SIVOTEC Analytics

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Pete Martinez serves as Chairman and CEO of Game Changer Tec, LLC and SIVOTEC Analytics; high innovation enterprises at the intersection of Sports, Health, Technology, and Big Data Analytics. An international entrepreneur, he has led numerous high impact initiatives in the areas of high technology, business consulting, healthcare, and education. Previously, during his 32 year tenure with IBM, Martinez, Vice President of Global Business Services and the Senior Location Executive for IBM South Florida, led a 1,700-person organization composed of consultants, hardware and software developers, industry specialists and sales leaders. He led projects in the areas of advanced research, supercomputing, and information based medicine. In 2003, Martinez led the formation of IBM’s largest Business Transformation Multi-client Center that has opened a multi-billion dollar outsourcing business.  Read more

Conference Organizers

 

DAY 1 Agenda

MONDAY 12/4 | Free  Register here

1:00-2:00 PM  Registration  (Multi-purpose ABC Room & Living Room)
2:00 PM Opening Remarks and Welcome | Nick Tsinoremas
2:10 PM Welcome | John A. Quelch, Dean, UM School of Business Administration
2:15 PM  Keynote Address | Daniel Cohen, Senior VP Digital Payments & Labs
for MasterCard Latin American and the Caribbean
2:45 PM  Introduction of Panelists
2:50 PM Part 1  “The Disruptive Power of Artificial Intelligence in Business”

Moderator: Joseph Johnson, UM School of Business Administration, Marketing

 

PANELISTS

  • Linton Ward, IBM
  • Tom Helou, SAP
  • George Bezzera, Trip Advisor
  • Arthur Kordon, Kordon Consulting
3:50 PM Part 2  “Implementation of Big Data and Analytics in Your Organization”

Moderator: Pete Martinez, Chairman & CEO Game Changer Tec, LLC and SIVOTEC Analytics

 

PANELISTS

  • Jeff Hutchins, Coca-Cola
  • Louis Gidel, Baptist Health South Florida
  • Matthew Pape, Ryder
  • Sol Rashidi, Royal Caribbean
  • Nadine Davey-Rogers, MasterCard
4:50 PM  Closing Remarks
5:00 – 7:00 PM Networking Reception

 

DAY 2 Agenda

TUESDAY 12/5  | $200  Register here   American Express credit card logo   Discover credit card logo  MasterCard credit card logo   visa credit card logo

 

Enabling Data Science in Your Organization Workshop

This interactive workshop features:

  • How to ensure that data science projects are in line with your organization’s strategy
  • Examples of the possible compositions of data scientist teams, driven by the needs of your organization
  • An examination on the processes that the data need to go through from database to insight
  • An examination of the infrastructure needs both in terms of storage and computing power, caveats, and limitations of data analyses

and more . . .

8:00-8:45 AM  Registration and Breakfast (Library & Living Room)
8:45-9:00 AM  Opening Remarks | Nick Tsinoremas, CCS Center Director
9:00-10:00 AM “Business, Strategy, and Data Analytics”
Facilitators:   Luis Pintado, SIVOTEC Analytics + Joseph Johnson, SoBA Marketing
10:00-10:10 AM  BREAK
10:10-10:55 AM “Data Understanding / Preparation / Modeling”
Facilitators:  Arthur Kordon, Kordon Consulting + Athena Hadjixenofontos, CCS Director of Engagement
10:55-11:05 AM BREAK
11:05-12:30 AM “Where are you in your analytics journey?”
Facilitators:  Hector Irizarry, Justin Irizarry, AnalytixIQ + Joseph Johnson, SoBA Marketing

 

 

Day 2 Facilitators

 Athina Hadjixenofontos

Athina Hadjixenofontos PhD,  Director of Engagement  |  UM Center for Computational Sciencelinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Dr. Athena Hadjxenofontos has attended educational institutions in four different countries: Cyprus, the U.K., Portugal, and the U.S.  Her interests evolved from biochemistry and structural biology to the –omics, which led her to pursue her PhD in Human Genetics and Genomics at the University of Miami. She is fascinated by the genetic architecture of polygenic diseases and its implications in the era of precision medicine. Dr. Hadjixenofontos has been honored with numerous academic awards, most recently with Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges, bestowed upon her by the University of Miami after being nominated by the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Brian Blake.

Hector Irizarry, Thinergistics

 Hector Irizarry  |  Partner, AnalytixIQ.comlinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Hectory Irizarry is also a Founding Partner of Thinergistics, LLC.  Thinergistics is a solutions provider that designs, procures, and deploys advanced data solutions that reduce complexity, minimize risk, and optimize return on invested capital for organizations with mission critical data to support enterprise storage, data protection, business continuity & disaster recovery, compute virtualization, network engineering, business intelligence, big data analytics, and IoT initiatives and requirements. Hector has more than 45 years of sales experience in the IT solutions industry including roles in systems engineering, territory sales, target account sales, major account sales, national account sales, international sales, and sales management across a broad range of verticals in the private sector and in the public sector in the municipal, county, K-12 education, hospital taxing districts, state agencies, and state university system areas via direct and indirect sales channels.

Justin Irizarry

 Justin Irizarry  |  Partner, AnalytixIQ.comlinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Justin Irizarry has more than 15 years of experience acting as a trusted advisor and interim executive for a wide range of companies, agnostic of industry. His diverse business experience has led him to advise boards of directors and senior management teams in the education, information, digital real estate, medical, and technology industries. The South Florida Business Journal has named Justin as an honoree on their 2016 40 Under 40 list. This prestigious annual program receives hundreds of nominations each year and the publication selects only the best and brightest young professionals in South Florida who have “made waves in both the business world and the community”.

Joseph Johnson

 Joseph Johnson, PhD   |  Associate Professor, Marketing,  UM School of Business Administrationlinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Prof. Johnson teaches Marketing Analytics, New Product Development, Strategic Brand Management, and a PhD Seminar entitled “Quantitative Methods for Marketing Strategy”. His research focuses on the use of data and analytics as a decision aid for managers. He has developed and collaborated on a host of analytical models. His research on financial markets has been featured in Financial Times of IndiaMSNBC, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He appeared on the Nightly Business Report to discuss how consumer decision making leads to financial bubbles. Dr. Johnson has over a decade of global industry experience through his work at Hindustan Petroleum, Tata Steel, and SSB, Oman, where he developed pricing and promotion response models for Toyota’s auto line up. In the US, he has worked on projects with AffinovaMiami-Dade County Asian-American Advisory BoardDellEli-LillyeMpulseHope FoundationHoly Rosary ChurchOcean Reef ClubProton Data SecuritySASUM Health20th Century Fox Studios, and CheapOAir.

Arthur Kordon

Arthur Kordon, Senior Vice President for Analytics and Insights  |  Kordon Consultinglinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Dr. Arthur Kordon is an internationally recognized expert and consultant in applying advanced analytics and computational intelligence in industry. In his previous position as Advanced Analytics Leader at Dow Chemical, Dr. Kordon successfully applied advanced analytics solutions in forecasting, business cycles analysis, price elasticity analysis, and fraud detection in auditing. He also successfully introduced several novel technologies for improved manufacturing, and new product design, based on computational intelligence (such as: robust inferential sensors, process optimization based on empirical emulators, automated operating discipline, and accelerated fundamental model building). He was granted a US patent and has published more than 70 papers and 13 book chapters in the area of applied computational intelligence and advanced analytics. Recently, he published Applying Computational Intelligence and is co-author of the book Applied Data Mining for Forecasting. He spoke on analytics and forecasting at Chevron and several SAS conferences, and was the keynote speaker at the Business Forecasting Summit.

 Luis Pintado

Luis Pintado, Chief Operating Officer  |  SIVOTEC Analyticslinkedin-icon-Team-Members

Mr. Luis Pintado serves as Chief Operating Officer of SIVOTEC Analytics. He brings to our team over 20 years of recognized leadership in the high-tech and mobile sector, with strong experience in conceptualizing, building and operating businesses inside major corporations and start-ups, as well as in strategic management advisory roles. He has broad hands-on experience in most aspects of running technology enterprises – from conception to divestiture – covering strategic planning and modeling, market sizing, team forming and leadership, solution sales, portfolio lifecycle management, product development, marketing and strategic alliances.

 

Given the interactive nature of the workshop, participation is limited, so please register early!  Hard copies of the materials will be provided, and electronic copies will be distributed to workshop attendees after the Conference.

 

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Click here for details on last year’s (the first) Annual Big Data Conference (9/21/2016).

 

 

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