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With the proliferation of technology and the divergent needs of the industry, Tech Titans offers forums built around specific technology or business verticals where members can meet and share ideas around areas that would most benefit their careers and the future of their companies. Non-members may attend any of the forum meetings, though only members may have a leadership role. If you have any questions about the special interest forum program, please contact Tech Titans SVP Programs Paul Bendel at 972-792-2854.

Analytics & Insights

Analytics and Insights Forum

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It has often been said that it is not the transmission of data that is the primary issue, the question becomes what to do with the data once it arrives at its designated landing point. Given the data arrives at its destination in a variety of methods and sizes, it can be hard to process or manage. So both technology and non-technology companies are being challenged with the management of information. What to do with the information, how to govern it and how to analyze it to make the everyday decision making process more strategic and critically successful are driving the needs for industry experts to share their stories and solutions.

The Analytics & Insights Forum will bring together functional and technical experts to advance the knowledge and understanding of how data is used, identify solutions and use cases, and encourage the growth of the business intelligence and analytics community in North Texas.

Next Event

Tuesday, June 19
3:30 - 5 pm
Location:  TBA
networking happy hour to follow at nearby restaurant

"Using predictive analytics in sports"

Speaker:  Edward Egros, Weekend Sports Anchor, Fox 4

Sports provides a multitude of interesting and fun opportunities to use quantitative tools to discover current trends and determine the outcomes of a game, series, tournament, etc.  Join us for a discussion on how Edward uses predictive analytics across a variety of different sports to predict results of games and even player selection.  He will:

  • Discuss how to communicate analytics in an easy-to-understand way so any audience can appreciate the findings
  • Explain how different media can be used to communicate specific storylines
  • Use examples of forecasting in college football, basketball and golf
  • Showcase how data visualization helps explain why the Dallas Cowboys won/lost certain games

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Previous 2018 events

April 24, 2018- "Communicating complex product and company information:  Pitfalls and best practices"
Featuring:  Michael Guillory, Worldwide Brand Communications, Texas Instruments, and Randy Krum, CEO, InfoNewt

March 27, 2018- "Customer experience (CX) analytics and data driven customer experience"
Featuring:  Diane Magers, CEO, Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA), Jaime Chambron, VP of Customer Engagement, NTT DATA, Vamsee Reddy, Director of Analytics & Research, Intuit, Sheilon King, Director of Data Insights Customer Touchpoints, AT&T, and Tommy Nicholson, Senior Manager of Business Planning and Analytics, Citi

January 24, 2018- "Using artificial intelligence and machine learning to create personalized messaging and customer experience"
Featuring:  Sherif Mityas, SVP of Strategy and Brand Initiatives and CIO, TGI FRIDAYS

2017 Events:

November 30, 2017- "Best practices in communicating data and insights"
Featuring:  Seemit Sheth, Head of Data Science, Capital One, Jeff Rosenfeld, VP Customer Insight and Analytics, The Neiman Marcus Group, Abhishek Goel, SVP Data Solutions, Citi, Adam Gaspar, AVP Data Insights, AT&T, Rob Schneider, Creative Director, Dallas Business Journal

November 7, 2017- "What's your social media worth?"
Featuring:  Stan Woodward, CEO, MVPindex

October 24, 2017- "Diagnosis=Terminal:  Why IT won't survive this round and our journey to change the future with platforms and data"
Featuring:  James Altendorf, Director, Enterprise Performance, Intelligence, Content, and Knowledge Solutions, Sabre

September 14, 2017- "Big Data:  Profits and pitfalls"
Featuring:  Brian Kenjarski, MD, MBA, FACEP, VP, Chief Medical Information Officer, Methodist Health System, Eric Swayne, Sr., Director of Fan Engagement, Funimation, Marc Michels, VP, Software Solution Sales, Acuity Brands, and Robert W. Kantner, Partner, Jones Day

June 14, 2017- "Predictive analytics top optimize the top and bottom line"
Featuring:  Steve Roemerman, Chairman & CEO, Lone-Star Analysis

April 25, 2017- "The Smart Building Revolution"
Featuring:  Greg Fasullo, CEO, ENTOUCH, and Neal Sivie, VP Smart Buildings Solutions IFM Americas, Jones Lang Lasalle

February 7, 2017- "Invisible and effective BI in retail banking"
Featuring:  Julie Hamrick, Founder & CEO, and Thom Suhy, Manager of Client Engagement, Ignite Sales, Inc.

2016 Events:

November 9, 2016- "How Business Intelligence & Analytics is used by Texas Instruments to optimize its manufacturing process"
Featuring: Vishal Mehra, Chief IT Architect, Texas Instruments

October 25, 2016- "Beyond the customer - enabling new journeys via analytics"
Featuring: Bryce Engelbrecht, Senior Vice President of the Data Solutions and Analytics Group, iQor

June 16, 2016- "Adapting marketing to the new customer journey"
Featuring: Damian Fernandez-Lamela, Senior Director Global Marketing Analytics, Fossil Group

April 19, 2016- "Just what the doctor ordered- Innovation- Enabled sales effectiveness"
Featuring: Scott Albright, Vice President IT, Commercial & Latin America Beverages, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

2015 Events:

September 18, 2015- Business Intelligence Symposium/ Tech Industry Luncheon
Featuring: Paul Ingram, Principal Data Scientist, HugeData; Urmil Shah, Senior Software Engineer, Texas Instruments, Bryce Engelbrecht, SVP, iQor, Matt Dugan, Director of Data Insights, AT&T
Tech Luncheon- featuring, Allison Cerra, Vice President, Marketing, EG Americas, Hewlett-Packard

June 4, 2015- "Business Intelligence Squared: Build vs. Buy for Data Visualization, where do you start, data or tool?
Featuring: Bob Bloem, Business Analytics Practice Area Lead, Slalom Consulting; Asif Masood, Consultant, Anji Technologies; Dan Hooper, Principal, ISI; Jeff Dillenburg, AIM, National Solution Director; Moderator- Robert Bell, Delivery Consultant, Hitachi Consulting

April 9, 2014- "Analysis of Big Versus Rich Healthcare Data"
Featuring: Richard Gilder, MR RN-BC, Nursing Analysis Champion, Office of Patient Safety, Baylor Scott & White Health

January 27, 2015 - "Big Data's Big Value: What, Why, How
Featuring: Dan Hooper,
 Principal, ISI


The Analytics & Insights Steering Committee meets every 4th Friday of the month
Members only

11:30 am - 1 pm
Tech Titans board room
411 Belle Grove Dr. Richardson 75080

For Tech Titans Analytics & Insights Forum leadership or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paul Bendel, Senior Vice President or call 972-792-2854.

Prospective members must be eligible for Tech Titans membership. Please contact Drew Snow, VP member services or call 972-792-2855 for membership information.

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