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October 15, 2021

c.t. and kelly Fitzpatrick auditorium, Hewson hall

a day for data

The Culverhouse Business Analytics Symposium presented by the Institute of Data and Analytics and the Culverhouse College of Business brings data and analytics to the forefront. Hear from industry experts, and network with hundreds of other data-driven individuals.

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The Symposium will follow all UA-recommended COVID-19 health and safety protocols, as detailed here.

2021 Speakers

Vice President – Visa Predictive Models | Visa

Janine has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of analytic and data science roles. Her experience includes marketing analytics, visualization and dashboard development, non-linear modeling for loss prediction, graph theory for fraud detection, consulting analytics, and predictive modeling for product development.

Manager, Operations Decision Science | Delta Air Lines

Dot Green is a manager of predictive analytics on the Operations Decision Science (ODS) team at Delta Air Lines. She joined the team in 2018 after completing a Master of Science in Analytics at Georgia Tech, concentrating in Business Analytics. Dot also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, concentrating in IT Management from Georgia Tech. The ODS team provides decision support across all major operational divisions using advanced analytics including machine learning and optimization. Since joining the team in 2018, Dot has led projects spanning data engineering, product development, simulation, and predictive analytics. Dot grew up and currently resides in Atlanta, GA

SVP, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Consumer Insights and Analytics | Travel + Leisure Co.

Jeremy TerBush is a leader in the analytics space with 20 years of experience building solutions and leading global teams in the hospitality, retail real estate, and education industries. He has led the development and execution of corporate strategy for analytics at multiple companies. He is equally comfortable in the board room and the scrum room. TerBush has led the creation of many teams throughout his career and has a proven track record of returning value on analytics investments.

Modeling Analyst | USAA

Matt Hall is a Data Scientist on the Data Science Delivery team within USAA Federal Savings Bank’s Fraud and Central Operations organization. He leads a variety of machine learning efforts aimed at preventing fraudsters from accessing members’ accounts. Matt was the head developer on FCO’s interdictive solutions based on machine learning models. In addition to his analytics roles, he leads the internship program for the Data Science Delivery team.

Chief Data Scientist and Artificial Intelligence Executive | IBM

Dr. Ilyas Iyoob is chief data scientist and distinguished engineer at IBM. He pioneered the seamless interaction between machine learning and operations research in the fields of autonomous computing, space tech, and blockchain.

Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science Faculty | The Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama

Dr. Gregory J. Bott holds the Marillyn Hewson Chair Professor of Cybersecurity in the ISM Department at the University of Alabama and is a Cyber Nexus Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Nickolas K. Freeman is an Associate Professor of Operations Management in the ISM Department. Dr. Freeman serves as an Assistant Director of the Institute of Data and Analytics at UA. Dr. Burcu B. Keskin is a professor of Operations Management (OM) and the associate department head for the Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science at The University of Alabama.

Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science Faculty | The University of Alabama’s Institute of Data & Analytics

Dwight W. Lewis Jr. is an assistant professor of health analytics at The University of Alabama’s College Culverhouse of Business. He also is an associate director of The University of Alabama’s Institute of Data and Analytics. Jason M. Parton, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Institute of Business Analytics at the University of Alabama and an Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science, Culverhouse College of Business.

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