Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium Conference Offers Insights for Business Leaders

July 15, 2019
Carroll Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium
Conference Offers Insights for Business Leaders
Learning to succeed in today’s fast-moving business world is the theme for an Aug. 16 daylong conference offered by the Carroll University School of Business’ Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium (ABIC). 
Called “On the Verge: Hacking the Future,” it offers speakers with advanced knowledge in predictive analytics and algorithms, ethical artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, virtual reality, applied analytics, marketing analytics and more.
The keynote speaker is Rebecca Costa, technology futurist and author, who will discuss “On the Verge: The Future of Everything.” Drawing from her two blockbuster bestsellers, Costa reveals 12 adaptive and predaptive principles leaders use to succeed in fast-changing environments. Costa covers technologies that empower preadaptation, including Big Data, quantum computing, predictive analytics and algorithms, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
Chris Thomas, CEO and founder of The Stonington Group, will focus on how innovations in data science that derive value from information available around us are being counterbalanced by a renewed focus on protecting data rights. Prior to founding the Stonington Group, Thomas was chief strategist at Intel Corporation, where he worked for 26 years.
Todd McLees, founder of Pendio Group, of will examine “Work of the Future” and key projections over the next decade. He also will discuss the impact of AI and other emerging technologies on roles in the workforce. McLees also is founder and executive director of the TENXEcosystem for Advanced Manufacturing. TENX is an exponential ecosystem hub focused on helping middle-market manufacturers improve their  capabilities to leverage industrial technologies and execute growth strategies.
A panel discussion, "Sports Analytics and Its Impact on the Game," will highlight the importance of analytics in the NBA. The panel features three Carroll University alumni - Mason Yahr, Justin Jacobs and Aaron Blackshear - whose careers include stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons.
There also will be a number of breakout sessions on topics that include marketing analytics, ethical AI, cyber security and more.
Event details and online RSVP at or contact Kelly Sykes:
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