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Center for Business Analytics

2019 Business Analytics Colloquium Agenda

The Center for Business Analytics (CBA) at the McIntire School of Commerce will host its sixth annual Business Analytics Colloquium Friday, Sept. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event will highlight the state-of-the-art for analytics, showcase our strong industry partners, and provide McIntire students with an opportunity to learn more about exciting careers in data analytics.

2019 Business Analytics Colloquium Agenda

Friday, September 6, 2019
Session Speakers Time
Opening Remarks Ahmed Abbasi, Associate Dean for Analytics Initiatives; Murray Research Professor; Professor of Commerce; Director, Center for Business Analytics; Director, M.S. in Business Analytics
Carl Zeithaml, Dean; F.S. Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Leadership in an AI-Enabled World (Room 120)

​Joanna Bergeron, Principal and Regional President, CapTech
Mark Polyak, Senior Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs
Sacheen Punater, Principal, EY
Lee Scoggins, Principal Director, Accenture
Moderator: Ahmed Abbasi

9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Break   ​11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Customer Analytics: From Consumer Behavior to Customer Journey
(Room 120)​

David Algranati, Chief Product Officer, comScore
Jeff Campbell, Vice President, Applied Predictive Technologies
Kristin Moody, Associate Vice President, Analytic Partners
Martin Stolfa, Vice President, Hilton
Moderator: Rick Netemeyer

​11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch (Third Floor
Art Gallery & Fourth Floor)
  1 - 2:15 p.m.
Careers in

Business Analytics (Room 223):
Capital One
Moderator: Jeff Boichuk

Digital Media (Room 225):
Moderator: Brent Kitchens

Analytics Consulting 1 (Managerial Perspective) (Room 254):
Moderator: David Dobolyi

Analytics Consulting 2 (Younger Professionals) (Room 256):
Analytic Partners
Applied Predictive Technologies
Moderator: Jingjing Li

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Break   3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Reception (Fourth Floor)
  4:30 - 6 p.m.

Leadership in an AI-Enabled World and Customer Analytics: From Consumer Behavior to Customer Journey: In these two sessions, industry executives will present on the use of analytics within their organization, followed by a faculty-moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A session.

Lunch: During lunch, speakers will dine with students interested in pursuing careers in analytics. We ask that all morning and afternoon session speakers be present during lunch.

Careers in Analytics Panels: These panel sessions will provide students with information about analytics career opportunities. The panels will run concurrently, with each student attending two sessions.

Reception: A reception will follow from 4:30 to 6 p.m., allowing additional conversation between speakers and students.

Contact Serrell Stoke at with questions about the event.