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Empower Professionals across Your Enterprise to Make More Confident, Insight-Driven Decisions

Business Analytics and Visualization

It's been eleven years since it was declared that "data is the new oil." Many companies thought they would be further along by now on their analytics journey to become an insight-driven organization. However, this goal has proven elusive for most, especially at an enterprise level. Join us to learn how to catapult your organization forward by using a combination of the major analytics disciplines—descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive—with cognitive, machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to put insights into the hands of decision-makers. See how we bring business analytics and data science together to help you avoid the most common traps that keep companies from achieving their analytics objectives.

Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Business Analytics and Visualization
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Tue (March 20), 10:30AM PT


Deborah Leff

Global Sales Leader, Business Analytics, IBM

With over 20 years of experience, Deborah currently supports thousands of sellers as they help their clients transform their business. She is passionate about the Business Analytics space and its potential to help companies leverage insights to forge their path forward.

Greg Mullinax

Mgr Enterprise Business Analytics, American Airlines

Seth Dobrin

Vice President and Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics, IBM

Dr. Seth Dobrin is Vice President and Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics. In this role he is responsible for the transformation of the Analytics Business operations using data and analytics, influencing IBM Analytics offerings to meet the needs of CDOs and providing his perspective and experiences to clients.

Homarjun Agrahari

Director, Advanced Analytics, FleetPride, Inc.

Homarjun Agrahari is Director of Supply Chain Analytics at FleetPride, Inc. which is the nation’s largest independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer replacement parts with over 260 stores across US. His team is involved in inventory optimization, supply chain network design, transportation network optimization. Before FleetPride, Homarjun led the Operations Research team at FedEx Corporate and before that he was manager of operations research at BNSF Railway. Homarjun graduated from Texas A&M University in 2007 with PhD in Industrial Engineering. His PhD dissertation research involved developing "Models and Solution Approaches for Intermodal and Less-than-Truckload Network Design with Load Consolidations". Homarjun lives in Frisco, TX with his wife Vandana and daughters Reva and Riya.

Haoming Tian

Business Analytics Consultant, FleetPride

Data analytics expert specialized in Supply Chain, Marketing, and Customer Insights. Currently Data Science Analytics Lead at Cresco International, Supply Chain analytic consultant at Fleetpride, and Senior BI consultant at Gamestop. Master of Science in Marketing specialized in Marketing Research, Master of Science in Information Technology Management specialized in Business Intelligence from the University of Texas at Dallas.