Big Data Summit

Thank you for a great 2019 Big Data Summit!

Stay tuned for information on our eighth annual Big Data Summit in 2020.

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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.

November 2020
I-Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S. First Street, Champaign

 

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For more information about speaking opportunities, sponsorship opportunities, and other ways to collaborate, please contact Laura Bleill, Associate Director of Communications and External Engagement, at lwbleill@illinois.edu.

Big Data 2019 summary

Tuesday, November 12
I-Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S. First Street, Champaign

Our sponsors:

Silver: John Deere

Bronze: Jump Trading

2019 BIG DATA SUMMIT AGENDA

7:45 am | Check-in & Continental Breakfast

8:15 am | Welcome + Opening Remarks | Illinois Ballroom 

  • Laura Frerichs – University of Illinois Research Park
  • Robert Brunner – University of Illinois Gies College of Business

8:35 am | Morning Keynote Illinois Ballroom

  • Sanmi Koyejo – University of Illinois Department of Computer Science

9:30 am | Break

9:40 am | The Value of Artificial Intelligence | Illinois Ballroom

  • Moderator: Kim Mendoza – University of Illinois Gies College of Business
  • Panelists:
    • Matt Ahrends – Verizon Media
    • Gui Maia – Ameren
    • David Charles – John Deere
    • Abby Scott – COUNTRY Financial

10:35 am | Analytics + Talent Lincoln Room

    • Moderator: Amy Fruehling – University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering
    • Panelists:
      • Mohan Ayikara – CME Group
      • Alice Delage – NCSA
      • Ann Peedikayil – Caterpillar
      • Jeff Rambole – State Farm
      • Misha Shah – AGCO

11:30 am | Lunch

12:00 pm | Fireside Chat Illinois Ballroom

  • Laura Bleill – University of Illinois Research Park
  • Kinglsley Osei-Asibey – Fighting Illini Athletics

12:45 pm | Robotic Process Automation

  • Moderator: Lori Gold Patterson – Pixo
  • Panelists:
    • Pritam Das – CME Group
    • Crystal Rhoads – AARP
    • Victor Sami- Synchrony
    • Masha Trenhaile – AbbVie

1:45 pm | Break

1:55 pm | Mixed, Augmented + Virtual Realities | Illinois Ballroom

  • Moderator: Dan Cermak – University of Illinois iSchool
  • Panelists:
    • Miranda Kemp – AARP
    • Kesh Kesavada – AirV Labs
    • Jamie Nelson – University of Illinois Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
    • Rachel Switzky – University of Illinois Siebel Center for Design
    • Mani Golparvar – Reconstruct Inc.

3:00 pm | Data Governance + Ethics

  • Moderator: Verity Winship – University of Illinois College of Law
  • Panelists:
    • Kevin Hayes – Corteva
    • Sanford Hess – City of Urbana
    • Elizabeth Luckman – University of Illinois Gies College of Business
    • Matt Schaapveld – John Deere

3:50 pm | Thank You & Closing Remarks | Illinois Ballroom

  • Laura Frerichs – University of Illinois Research Park

4:00 pm | Career + Networking Reception | Lincoln + Alma Mater Rooms

This is an opportunity for companies to connect with a niche talent pool in the field of Data science and analytics. No registration is required for job seekers.

Participation in this event is free for Research Park tenants.

Big Data Summit History

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

2018

2018 Big Data Summit Photos

2017