2021 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Time
8:00 AM
Workshop (4 Hour)
Topic: Change Management
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Workshop (3 Hour)
Topic: Algorithmic Bias
4:00 PM

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Time Regency Ballroom Franklin Lounge Expert Room Expo Hall
7:30 AM
Registration
Sponsor Exhibit
8:30 AM
Welcome
8:40 AM
Opening Keynote
Feryal Ozel
9:15 AM
Break
9:30 AM
The Shape of Data Science: Balancing Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics in Driving Business Value
Leadership & Strategy: Leadership, Culture, Talent, and Strategy

Ying Wang
Testing, Experimentation, and Methodologies
Industry Use Cases

Dee Pai
10:10 AM
Break
Ask an Expert
10:25 AM
Data Democratization: Enabling Citizen Data Scientists
Leadership & Strategy: Leadership, Culture, Talent, and Strategy

Laura Ellis, Tiffany Cross
Optimizing Data Pipelines: What Language to Use When
Platforms & Process: Tools, Data, and Infrastructure

Jordan Hagan
11:05 AM
Break
Networking Session
11:20 AM
If You Build It, They Will Come: Creating efficiencies, ensuring reproducibility, and enabling scalability
Platforms & Process: Tools, Data, and Infrastructure

Leigh Alexander
12:00 PM
Lunch
12:00 PM
VIP Lunch
1:30 PM
Main Panel - The Analytics Life Cycle: From Start to Iteration
Janette Vinciguerra
Tara Paider
Rehgan Avon
2:30 PM
Break
2:45 PM
Yes, WE Can: Unleashing the Power of People for Data Transformation
Leadership & Strategy: Leadership, Culture, Talent, and Strategy

Tonjia Coverdale
Event Streaming at Scale
Platforms & Process: Tools, Data, and Infrastructure

Lauren McDonald
3:25 PM
Break
Networking Session
Ask an Expert
3:40 PM
Action Take Influence: Building Relationships through your Brand
Leadership & Strategy: Leadership, Culture, Talent, and Strategy

Mimi Shalash
How to Build a Data Analytics Team when you have Nothing
Industry Use Case

Sharon Wilhelm
4:20 PM
Break
4:30 PM
Closing Keynote
Carol Willing
5:10 PM
Data Viz Competition Demos
5:45 PM
After Party
8:00 PM
End of After Party

Friday, July 23, 2021

Time Regency Ballroom Franklin Lounge Expert Room Expo Hall
7:30 AM
Registration
Sponsor Exhibit
8:30 AM
Welcome
8:40 AM
Opening Keynote
Noelle Silver
9:15 AM
Break
9:30 AM
Making your Insights Accessible: Storytelling for the Scientist
Leadership & Strategy: Leadership, Culture, Talent, and Strategy

Ruth Milligan
Rapid Dashboarding
Driving Value & Uncovering Insights: BI and Data Visualization

Julie Laux
10:10 AM
Break
Networking Session
Ask an Expert
10:25 AM
Diversity in Analytics
Leadership & Strategy: Leadership, Culture, Talent, and Strategy

Colleen Saunders-Chukwu
11:05 AM
Break
11:20 AM
Biohacking the (Aging) Distance Runner Body
Advanced/Applied Methods: AI/ML, Deep Learning, and statistical methods

Carmen Fontana
So What, then What: A Full Journey of Your Data Architecture and Advanced Analytics
Industry Use Cases

Sabitha Darsi & Yi Cheng
12:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
Fireside Chat - Building a Data Company
Falon Donohue
Berit Hoffmann
2:10 PM
Data Viz Competition Awards
2:20 PM
Break
2:35 PM
Making the Case for Security - Metrics Based Conversations
Leadership & Strategy: Leadership, Culture, Talent, and Strategy

Ingy Youssef
Analytics Tools to Unleash Your Data: My Analytics Experience from the United Nations
Platforms & Process: Tools, Data, and Infrastructure

Avishan Bodjnoud
3:15 PM
Break
Ask an Expert
3:30 PM
Practical Approaches to Reproducibility in Academia and Beyond
Industry Use Cases

Abigail Baldridge
Cross Disciplinary Approaches in Big Data: Integrating Analytics and Cancer Research
Platforms & Process: Tools, Data, and Infrastructure

Stephanie LaHaye
4:10 PM
Break
4:25 PM
Closing Keynote
Archika Dogra & Karly Hou