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Monday, December 14, 2015

8:00 – 9:00 Registration – 1st Floor Café, Harrisburg University, 326 Market St., Harrisburg PA
14th Floor – Auditorium 12th Floor – 1205 1st Floor – Reading Room
8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks:  Eric Darr, President of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Rand Ford and Jay Liebowitz
9:00 – 9:45 #Insight – Keynote Speaker:  Robert Sutor, IBM
Vice President for Mobile, Solutions, and Mathematical Sciences at IBM Research
From Data to Insights – Are We Crazy or Actually Making Progress?
10:00 – 10:45 # Habits

Kevin Bingham, Deloitte Consulting

Principal, Advanced Analytics & Modeling practice
Analytics, Nudges and Habits – Transforming the World Around Us

# Robots

 

John Vance Sullivan, SAP America, Director GlobalSystems of Innovation
Analytics Robots – It is not what data can reveal, but who data can influence!

#Stocks

Henri Waelbroeck,
Portware, LLC
Director of Research
Using Elementized News Feeds & Social Media Sentiment to Formulate the Optimal Response to an Intraday Surprise in Stock Prices

11:00 – 11:45 #Critical

Rod Fontecilla, Unisys
VP, Application Services for Federal Systems
Using Big Data Analytics to Solve Mission Critical Problems

#UseCase

James Serra, Microsoft
Big Data TSP, Americas C+E Blackbelt Team, NYM/MASD
Big Data: It’s all about the Use Cases

#Health

Amanda Dawson,
Select Medical
Director of Research
The Role of Unstructured Data in Healthcare Analytics

1:00 – 1:45 #LIWC – Keynote Speaker: Professor James Pennebaker,
Centennial Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Developer of LIWC
Mind Mapping: Using Everyday Language to Explore Social & Psychological Processes
2:00 – 2:45 #Search

Diane Berry, Coveo
SVP of Market Strategy
Intelligent Search: Making Unstructured Data Make Sense

#Advocate

Jonathan Marks, Quorum
Co-Founder
Transforming Legislative Advocacy with Big Data

#FWA

Sreekar Krishna, KPMG LightHouse, Data Scientist
Exploring Unstructured Data & Big Data Analytics in Reducing Fraud, Waste and Abuse

3:00 – 3:45 #Kids – Joe Zilka, SAS
Government Solutions Manager, State and Local Government
Leveraging Unstructured Data and Big Data to Enhance the Quality of Life of Children
#Innovate

Joe Caserta, Caserta Concepts, President
Delicate Balance Between Governance and Innovation

#NLP

Kevin Purcell, WildFig
Chief Data Scientist
Listening and Speaking: Leveraging NLP to Synchronize the Marketing Conversation

4:00 – 4:45 #NLU – John F. Sowa, Vivomind Intelligence Co-Founder
Natural Language Understanding
5:00 – 6:00  

 

Reception – 14th Floor Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

 

 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

14th Floor – Auditorium
9:00 – 9:45 Keynote Speaker:  Mark A. Caron

Chief Executive Officer of Geneia and EVP & CIO of Capital BlueCross

The Aim of Big Data: Turning Action, Insights and Meaning Into Value

10:00 – 11:00 ·         Using Data to Explore the Impact of Technological Change in a Hospital Emergency Department Environment  by Dr. Beverly Magda, Associate Dean, Georgetown University

·         The Socio-economic Impact of Data in a Hospital Emergency Department Environment: Examining the Utilization of Medical Scribes   by Dr. Jean Stanford, Del Ray Analytics, and Dr. Marvine Hamner, Harrisburg University

·         Utilizing Data Analytics to Assess the Sustainability of Telecommunications in Developing Nations  by Dr. Tarek Arikat, CEO, Spectrum International for Renewable Energy Investments and Dr. Marvine Hamner, Harrisburg

11:00 – Noon ·         Underlying Factors that Influence an Analytic Culture By Stephen Penn, Stephen Penn, DM, Hood College; Leslie Dinauer, PhD University of Maryland University College; & Toshi Yumoto

·         Preparing a 21st Century Workforce: Meeting the Demand for Data Analysts by Dr. Matthew North, Utah Valley University

·         Using Data to Better Understand How to Manage People of Different Cultures by Dr. Tae Won Moon, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea and Dr. Marvine Hamner, Harrisburg University

1:00 – 1:15 Using Data Analytics to Garner an Understanding of Brilliance in Hollywood: One out of a Hundred Actors at the Academy Awards is a Genius!  By Douglas Rumbough (Harrisburg University), Zachary Bricker (Harrisburg University), & Chad Von Chu (Harrisburg University)
1:15 – 2:00 Keynote Speaker:  Francisco J. Cantu-Ortiz, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Associate Vice Provost for Research

Framing Attributes and Learning New Patterns of Collaboration from

Unstructured Metadata in Scientific Publications

2:00 – 3:00 ·         Strategies for using data analytics in testing the readability levels of textbooks: it’s time to get serious!  By Emily Wefelmeyer, University of Maryland University College & Mary Beth Backus, University of Maryland University College

·         Chasing after a Century of Punctuation in Academic Writing By Alyson Stone (Harrisburg University) & W. Randolph Ford, Ph.D., (Harrisburg University)

·         Using the LIWC to Compare Usenet Messages to Today’s Reddit by Steven Stolarski (Amazon) and Rand Ford, Harrisburg

3:00 – 4:00 ·         What if you don’t have the data? Acquiring and exploring data for government programs
by Dr. Abdulla Mandi (Bahrain Defense Force), & Michael Agarwal (Georgetown University)·         LIWC-ing at a Century of Introductory College Textbooks: Have the Sentiments Changed?  by John Sell (FANNIE MAE) & Ingrid G. Farreras (Hood College)·         A New Method for Assigning Syntactic Roles in Unknown Language By BongYong Uh, (Harrisburg University) & W. Randolph Ford, PhD (Harrisburg University)
4:00 – 5:00 ·         Are Superbowl Commercials Worth it?  By Kiran Kolisetti(Harrisburg University) & Neel Shah, Harrisburg University,

·         Using Word Frequency to Improve Part of Speech Tagging by Majid Shaalan, PhD., Harrisburg University and Ingrid G. Farreras, PhD., Hood College

·         Comparing Top-Down versus Bottom-Up NGram Analyses: Does N-Gram Analysis help in phrase identification for natural language processing?  by Mohammad N. Teli, PhD & Majid Shaalan, PhD., Harrisburg University; and Ingrid G. Farreras, PhD., Hood College