2016 Big Data Summit Presented by Capital One

 

The fourth annual Big Data Summit presented by Capital One will take place on November 10, 2016 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Many thanks to our platinum sponsor, Capital One, for supporting this event. 

Our lunch keynote speaker will be Jaime AdamsSenior Advisor for International Affairs, Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture

BIO: Jaime Adams joined the Office of the Chief Scientist in 2011 as the Senior Advisor for International Affairs. In this capacity, Ms. Adams engages in cross-functional international agricultural science and technology collaboration with all levels of staff and leadership from government and non-governmental organizations. Ms. Adams' portfolio includes management of a multi-million dollar project and management and negotiation of numerous international bilateral and multilateral agricultural science and technology relationships. Ms. Adams manages the U.S. Government (USG) participation in the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative. Ms. Adams has worked on international agricultural issues for over 10 years, having traveled extensively including serving in Afghanistan for over a year, and has supported high-level USG leadership including members of Congress, U.S. Ambassadors, and U.S. Cabinet officials. Ms. Adams earned a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her Bachelor of Science degree in International, Resource, and Consumer Economics was also from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Our morning keynote speaker will be Adam Hecktman, Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago, Microsoft Corporation

Adam Hecktman, Microsoft CorporationMeeting of the Minds

BIO: Adam J. Hecktman is Microsoft’s Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago. In this capacity, Adam helps civic leaders – and the communities they serve – apply technology to the city’s key issues and opportunities facing Chicago today and in the future. Prior to this role, Adam was the Director of the Microsoft Technology Center – Chicago, helping organizations maximize business value and ensure long-term success when facing their toughest business challenges and opportunities. He has been with Microsoft in Chicago since 1991. Adam received a Bachelor of Science in commerce and business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is pursuing his Masters of Data Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He regularly appears on television, print, and radio, and has authored numerous articles. 

 

 

 

 

Schedule: 

Time

Chancellor Ballroom

Alma Mater Room

Technology Room

8:00-8:30

Registration + Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:30-8:45

Welcome: Laura Frerichs, University of Illinois Research Park

 

 

8:45-9:15

Morning Keynote:

Adam Hecktman, Director of Technology and Civic Innovation, Microsoft

 

 

9:30-10:30am

Panel: The Value of Visualization

Moderator: Deana McDonagh, UIUC

Panelists:

Manny Najera, Jump Trading

Jakub Slomczynski, Yahoo!

Jim Kofron, AbbVie

 

 

10:30-10:40am

Break

Break

Break

10:40-11:40

 

Panel: Natural Language Processing

Moderator: Jana Diesner, UIUC

Panelists:

Dan Shalmon, Cline Center for Democracy

Peter Ghavami, CEB

Allen Murvine, IMO

TJ Tang, AbbVie

Panel: Civic Tech Innovations

Moderator: Scott Wilkin, NCSA

Panelists:

Alan Joyce, Wolfram

Adam Hecktman, Microsoft

Jacqueline Kazil, Capital One

11:40-12:10

Lunch

 

 

12:10-12:50

Lunch Keynote:

Jaime Adams, USDA

 

 

12:50-1:00

Break

 

 

1:00-2:00

Panel: Deep Learning

Moderator: Robert Brunner, UIUC

Panelists:

Alex Schwing

Thomas Paine

Tanmay Gupta

Prajit Ramachandran

 

 

2:00-2:15

Break

Break

Break

2:15-3:15

 

Panel: Cloud Computing

Moderator: Peter Christensen, UIUC

Panelists:

Matt Ahrens, Yahoo!

Matthew Turk, UIUC

Michael Spiegel, Capital One

Beth Ladd, Caterpillar Data Innovation Lab

Panel: Personal Data

Moderator: Cynthia Coleman, UIUC

Panelists:

Jeff Rambole, State Farm

Firoze Lafeer, Capital One

Susan Potter, Referential Labs

3:15-3:20

 

 

 

3:20-4:20

 

Panel: Startup Pitches

Moderator: Jed Taylor, TEC

Startups:

Charmworks: Phil Miller

Invoq Health: Mayank Kale

Soil Insight: Evan Coopersmith

Bilder: Rohan Gupta

Panel: Internet of Things

Moderator: Jen Bernhard, UIUC

Panelists:

Mark Moran, John Deere

Rich Sowers, UIUC

Kannan Puthuval, OSO Technologies 

Roy Campbell, UIUC

4:20-6:30pm

Career Networking Event Presented by Capital One with Association of Data Science and Analytics

 

 

Thought leaders from the University of Illinois Research Park, industry, and academia will come together for the fourth annual Big Data Summit on Thursday, November 10, 2016 to learn and share knowledge about key aspects of big data and its business applications through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities. 

Registration for the Big Data Summit has reached capacity and is completely closed.

If you are a student or community member interested in attending the Career Networking Event from 4:20-6:30pm at the end of the summit you do not need to register for the Summit in order to attend. Simply arrive at the Chancellor Ballroom and get signed in. If you have questions please contact Event Coordinator, Dana Cohen, at dfcohen2@illinois.edu .

In addition to the engaging topics, we will conclude the Summit with a Big Data Career Networking Event where companies can set up booths to showcase the jobs and internships available  in the realm of Big Data.  Research Park companies can set up a booth at no charge. There will be a small fee for outside companies who want to participate; contact Dana Cohen (dfcohen2@illinois.edu) for more information.

Subscribe to our Big Data 2016 mailing list to stay up to date on speakers, panel subjects and more. 

More than 350 people attended the 2015 Big Data Summit, including 70 different companies and 20 University of Illinois departments representing six different colleges. In addition to students from our home university, the Summit drew students from the University of Illinois at Springfield; UIC; and University of Chicago.

If you are interested in speaking at the next Big Data Summit, please contact Laura Bleill at lwbleill@illinois.edu.

Highlights from Big Data 2015:

 
View the various slide decks from some of our 2015 presentations. 
 

Big Data 2015 Agenda