Big Data Summit

SAVE THE DATE for Big Data Summit 2021!

The ninth annual Big Data Summit will take place on

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
University of Illinois Research Park
I-Hotel and Conference Center

The Research Park’s ninth annual Big Data Summit will take place on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. The free event features discussions from industry leaders on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and digital transformation.

This interactive conference offers participants the opportunity to learn and share knowledge about key aspects of big data and its business applications through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities.

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2020 Agenda

8:00 AM COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
8:30 AM WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Laura Frerichs | Executive Director, University of Illinois Research Park

8:40 AM AWS DEEPRACER LEAGUE

Jarai Carter | Data Scientist, John Deere

9:10 AM NETWORK PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Bryan Elverson | Team Lead, Engineering, Riverbed Technology

9:40 AM ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LIFE SCIENCES

Yannick Djoumbou Feunang | Data Scientist – Cheminformatics, Corteva

10:10 AM MACHINE LEARNING FOR TUMOR TREATMENTS

John Cole | Chief Scientific Officer, SimBioSys

10:25 AM BREAK
10:35 AM CONSUMER PRIVACY IN DIGITAL ADVERTISING

Larry Lo | VP of Engineering, Data Systems, Amobee

11:05 AM WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT THROUGH AI

Nina Kshetry | President, Ensaras

11:25 AM BIASES IN DATA SCIENCE

Jana Diesner | Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences

11:55 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Philip Hajduk | VP for Information Research, AbbVie

12:20 PM MHUB ACCELERATION INCUBATION – INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS (IIOT)

Haven Allen | CEO, mHub

12:30 PM CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS WITH STARTUPS

Moderator: Laila Partridge | Managing Director, STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator, working in partnership with Stanley Black & Decker

Chinmay Soman | Co-founder and CEO, EarthSense
Daphne Preuss | Chief Executive Officer, Aspiring Universe
Sam Hamedi Rad | COO and Sr. Research Scientist, LifeFoundry
Mani Golparvar | CTO, Reconstruct

1:30 PM MANAGING DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Robert Brunner | Associate Dean for Innovation & Chief Disruption Officer,  Gies College of Business

2:00 PM MACHINE LEARNING FOR COVID-19 MITIGATION

Sayantani Basu | PhD Student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2:30 PM ALL COVID TESTS (ACT) PIPELINE

Ken Taylor | Cloud Architect, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2:55 PM BREAK
3:05 PM DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN LIFE SCIENCES

Dirk Tomandl | Principal Scientist and Group Leader Cheminformatics, Corteva

3:25 PM VERIZON 5G INNOVATION HUB

Abhijit Kudrimoti | Distinguished Architect, Verizon 

3:45 PM TECH TRAINING PROGRAM

Neal Davis | Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Emilio Ruiz | Tech Training Participant

4:00 PM STUDENT CAREER AND NETWORKING RECEPTION
  • Career and Networking Reception continues until 5 pm
    (participating companies listed below)
4:30 PM CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE INNOVATION
4:55 PM CLOSING REMARKS
  • Laura Frerichs | Executive Director, University of Illinois Research Park
5:00 PM NETWORKING RECEPTION

 

Big Data Summit History

Check out these highlights from our Big Data Summits of past years.

2019

2019 Big Data Summit Photos

2018

2018 Big Data Summit Photos

2017