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Big-Data Analytics: Enabling the Enterprise Evolution
March 5 - April 16
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Big-Data Analytics: Enabling the Enterprise Evolution
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Mar 5
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Sriram Mohan  
Sriram Mohan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology who is ...  
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Sriram Mohan

Sriram Mohan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology who is currently on a one-year sabbatical at  Avalon Consulting LLC. In his role as consultant, he is responsible for researching and developing advanced Hadoop and NoSQL solutions for Avalon's clients. He also will leverage his teaching expertise to expand Avalon's in-house advanced training program for the company's staff. The consulting experience he gains through critical commercial projects while at Avalon will allow Sriram to incorporate leading-edge technology training in core database courses for future Rose-Hulman students, who will improve their readiness for advanced placements in industry roles upon graduation. At Rose-Hulman, Sriram's research interests include relational, XML, and document-oriented database systems, as well as human-computer interaction. He has led the development of native XML database systems, introduced security models for XML databases, and trained software engineers in designing and developing relational and NoSQL systems. He is also associated with the Database Lab in the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University. He has a PhD and a Master's in computer science from Indiana University.


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Mar 12
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Sriram Mohan  
Sriram Mohan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology who is ...  
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Sriram Mohan

Sriram Mohan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology who is currently on a one-year sabbatical at  Avalon Consulting LLC. In his role as consultant, he is responsible for researching and developing advanced Hadoop and NoSQL solutions for Avalon's clients. He also will leverage his teaching expertise to expand Avalon's in-house advanced training program for the company's staff. The consulting experience he gains through critical commercial projects while at Avalon will allow Sriram to incorporate leading-edge technology training in core database courses for future Rose-Hulman students, who will improve their readiness for advanced placements in industry roles upon graduation. At Rose-Hulman, Sriram's research interests include relational, XML, and document-oriented database systems, as well as human-computer interaction. He has led the development of native XML database systems, introduced security models for XML databases, and trained software engineers in designing and developing relational and NoSQL systems. He is also associated with the Database Lab in the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University. He has a PhD and a Master's in computer science from Indiana University.


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Mar 19
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Wayne Applebaum  
Wayne Applebaum is Vice President of Analytics and Data Science at Avalon Consulting LLC, responsible for delivery of ...  
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Wayne Applebaum

Wayne Applebaum is Vice President of Analytics and Data Science at Avalon Consulting LLC, responsible for delivery of Avalon's Analytics Services and development of the company's Analytics Framework. He has more than 30 years experience in data analytics and enterprise consulting. Prior to joining Avalon, he was a principal business architect at SAP, responsible for designing and leading the implementation of analytic solutions -- a role he had also performed at Oracle prior to joining SAP. Prior to Oracle, Applebaum was director of business development for Business Objects, where he managed the global growth of the company's extranet product line. He spent 17 years at EDS (now HP Enterprise Services) in a variety of roles including director of quality measurement and practice director for employee disability services. He holds an MA and PhD in statistics from the University of Pittsburgh; he earned a BS in psychology from The City College of New York.


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Mar 26
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Fern Halper  
Fern Halper is the director of TDWI research for advanced analytics, focusing on predictive analytics, social media ...  
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Fern Halper

Fern Halper is the director of TDWI research for advanced analytics, focusing on predictive analytics, social media analysis, text analytics, cloud computing, and other big-data analytics approaches. She has more than 20 years of experience in data and business analysis and has published numerous articles on data mining and information technology. Halper is co-author of "Dummies" books on cloud computing, hybrid cloud, service-oriented architecture, and service management, as well as Big Data for Dummies. She has been a partner at industry analyst firm Hurwitz & Associates and a lead analyst for Bell Labs. Her PhD is from Texas A&M University. You may reach her at fhalper@tdwi.


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Apr 2
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Madina Kassengaliyeva  
Madina Kassengaliyeva, Principal Manager with Think Big Analytics, is responsible for ensuring successful delivery of the ...  
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Madina Kassengaliyeva

Madina Kassengaliyeva, Principal Manager with Think Big Analytics, is responsible for ensuring successful delivery of the firm's engagements -- helping clients imagine and capture the value of adding big-data technologies and methods to their businesses. She believes that starting with the business opportunity and then identifying the right mix of infrastructure, data, and organizational capabilities across the client's organization is the way to maximize the value of big data. Kassengaliyeva has led strategy, engineering, and data-science engagements in a variety of areas, including recommendation engines, customer interactions optimization, marketing analytics, and compliance. She brings the entrepreneurial spirit to large client organizations and strives to build strong, cross-functional teams. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA in international studies from American University.


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Apr 9
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Goutam Chakraborty  
Dr. Goutam Chakraborty has a B.Tech (Honors) in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a PGCGM from ...  
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Goutam Chakraborty

Dr. Goutam Chakraborty has a B.Tech (Honors) in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a PGCGM from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and an MS in statistics and a PhD in marketing from the University of Iowa. He has held managerial positions with a subsidiary of Union Carbide, US, and with a subsidiary of British American Tobacco, UK. He is a professor of marketing at Oklahoma State University, where he has taught data mining, advanced data mining, database marketing, marketing research, advanced marketing research, web analytics, and digital business strategy for more than 20 years. He has presented numerous programs and workshops to executives, educators, and research professionals in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has won many teaching awards including SAS® Distinguished Professor Award, Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, Outstanding Direct Marketing Educator Award, and Outstanding Marketing Teacher Award, among many others.

Goutam's research has been published in many scholarly journals such as Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, and Industrial Marketing Management. He coauthored two books:Text Mining and Analysis: Practical Methods, Examples, and Case Studies Using SAS and Contemporary Database Marketing: Concepts and Applications. In addition, he has served on the editorial review board of Journal of Business Research and Journal of Academy of Marketing Science. He has chaired the national conference for direct marketing educators in 2004 and 2005 and co-chaired the M2007 data mining conference. Goutam serves as a member of SAS Customer Analytics Advisory Board, and JMP Discovery Summit Steering Committee. Goutam has also consulted extensively on issues related to developing digital business strategy, building and managing customer relationships, product development, and management and creation of e-business models with companies such as Aetna, Mercruiser, Thrifty Rent-A-Car, Berendsen Fluid Power, Globe Life Insurance, Vanguard Realtors, Hilti, Love's Travel Stops, etc. He is the founding director of data mining and analytics programs at Oklahoma State University.


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Apr 16
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Hyoun Park  
Park is a trusted advisor in the fields of analytics, social networking, unified communications, and enterprise mobility. His work ...  
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Hyoun Park

Park is a trusted advisor in the fields of analytics, social networking, unified communications, and enterprise mobility. His work includes insights on telepresence robotics, the true cost of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and the alignment between sports analytics (made popular in Moneyball) and business environments. Park is a top 10 Big Data, analytics, and mobility influencer who has been quoted in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and a wide variety of industry media publications. 

In addition to his analytics, telecom, and industry background, he has also been involved with online social media and social software for over 15 years, leading to a unique perspective on the social enterprise, social marketing, gamification, hyperlocalization, and the power of network effects associated with technology adoption.

Hyoun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Amherst College and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Boston University.


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Retailers like Family Dollar and suppliers like Procter & Gamble are using big-data analytics to maximize efficiency and revenue across the entire supply chain. Lori Schafer, Executive Advisor for the SAS Institute Retail Practice, moderated a panel with executives from these companies at the National Retail Federation BIG Show in New York last month. Here, she shares insights on retail supply chain optimization and in-store customer tracking for targeted sales.
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