Business Analytics Forum

Haslam College of Business


Fall 2015

Monday, Nov 9th

7:00am - 8:00am

Breakfast

8:00am - 8:30am

Welcome

8:30am - 9:30am

Best practices for completing a maturity model assessment

Aaron Burciaga
Analytics Applications Platform North America Lead | Global Defense Analytics Lead – Accenture
IAMM Chair (INFORMS Analytics Maturity Model) – INFORMS


9:30am - 9:45am

Break


9:45am - 10:45am

Analytics & Innovation at Caterpillar

Craig Brabec
Chief Analytics Officer – Caterpillar Inc.

10:45am - 11:00am

Break


11:00am - Noon

Alumni and Forum Member Experiences

Hear several alumni share their experiences in a specific area of analytics maturity. What has worked well, what hasn’t and tips for success.
Each presentation will be 25 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.
John Hart – Scripps Networks Interactive – Infrastructure
Mark Ewing – Eastman – Analytics Capability

12:00am - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Alumni and Forum Member Experiences

Hear several alumni share their experiences in a specific area of analytics maturity. What has worked well, what hasn’t and tips for success.
Each presentation will be 25 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.
Essam AlShreafi – St. Onge Company
Jennifer Golek – Capital One

2:00pm - 2:30pm

An Interview: Experiences in managing increasing levels of organizational maturity

Eric Johnson, Vice President Information Services – Jewelry Television
Interviewer: Howard Kirkland, Vice President – Stowers CAT

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Break


3:00pm - 4:30pm

Live Maturity Model Assessment

Aaron Burciaga and Randy Bradley
Attendees will anonymously answer assessment questions and receive feedback and guidance. The goal is to help you understand different interpretations of the questions and how to use the results when defining a strategy for improvement.

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Evening Reception

Scruffy City Hall – Market Sqaure
Complimentary food and beverage


Tuesday, Nov 10th

7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast

8:30am - 10:00am

News from the Department

The session will update you on the current status of our degree programs, our goals for the future and how we would like to partner with you going forward.
You will get to hear from students and faculty in this jam packed session.


10:00am - 10:15am

Break


10:15am - 11:15am

How to effectively implement changes in your analytics culture

Sean Willems – Haslam Chair, Supply Chain Analytics
Now that you’ve completed an assessment, how do you identify the best course of action and successfully implement the change. The answer is not always obvious and Sean has found that choosing the wrong initial project can have a negative impact on the analytics culture within your organization. He will guide you through the process of how to qualify a project plan a road map that will maximize the chances of a successful implementation.

11:15am - 12:15

Lunch

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