Building & Establishing a Successful Analytics & AI Program

Part I: Focus on Building Outcomes & Strategy

Signature Series Event

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202

Big data and analytics have climbed to the top of every executive's agenda. Together, they have proven to enhance performance and bring returns that aren't comparable to any other business strategies in the book. These data-driven outcomes and strategies are quickly turning out to be an important point of competitive differentiation for organizations.

This event will highlight "how" organizations can dive into their data analytics journey head first, while being confident of its success.

During our reception, you will have the opportunity to network with some of the brightest minds in the industry while enjoying Wine and delicious Hors D'Oeuvres.

Event Schedule

4:30 PM - Registration    5:00 PM - Speaker Session     6:30 PM - Wine and Hors D'Oeuvres



      Juan Gorricho | LinkedIn

Senior Vice President, Data & Analytics - TSYS

Topic: Moving Fast in Data Analytics: The Right Way

Due to the eagerness to jump quickly into data and analytics, organizations tend to over or under estimate the importance of the components needed, ending up with too many of one; and usually, organizations tend to see data and analytics as a technology problem. Contrary to common belief, the most important drivers are not technology-related, but rather the need to focus on clear business outcomes and on gathering the necessary executive sponsorship.

meet our Case Study Speaker

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Wynand Booysen | LinkedIn

Director, IT Corporate Applications - SPX Corporation

Topic: SPX Corporation: Enabling a data-driven culture

SPX Corporation identified analytics as a key strategic enabler for the post spin-off roadmap of the company, and September 2018 will be 3 years since they embarked on this journey! Looking back, SPX Corporation picked up experiences and skills that will play a valuable role in the next phase of its journey. The discussion will focus on these lessons and how to apply them going forward.



Jaclyn Doody | LinkedIn

Research Assistant - Pacific Whale Foundation

Topic: From Binders to Big Data; How Database Management & Computer-Assisted Programs are Transforming Marine Mammal Research & Conservation Efforts

Jaclyn’s journey in marine mammal research began during her freshman year of undergrad in 2012, where she worked for the Eckerd College Dolphin Project that utilized digital photography and computer-assisted fin matching programs to identify and monitor local bottlenose dolphins. She is currently in Maui, Hawaii working with the Research Department of the Pacific Whale Foundation, a well-established non-profit organization that contributes to the scientific understanding of marine life and ecosystems. There, she is involved with collecting and analyzing data for long-term research efforts of several species of cetaceans. Throughout her travels and experiences, she has gained a unique perspective on the challenges that marine mammal researchers face, and believes that further technological advancements could be made to enhance how data is collected and analyzed in order to ultimately conserve and manage species that need protecting.

Tim Stone

Special Agent - Dept. of Homeland Security

Topic: The role of Data & Analytics in the fight against Human Trafficking

Special Agent Tim Stone moved to Winston-Salem, NC in December 2015 where he serves as the Resident Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  He has been in law enforcement for 23 years and has been with HSI since 2003.  Special Agent Stone has also served with United States Border Patrol and was a Police Officer in Midland, Texas before being hired by U.S. Customs (now HSI).  He began his HSI career as an agent in El Paso, Texas and worked in Midland, Texas before becoming a Group Supervisor and later the Resident Agent in Charge in Alpine, Texas.  He has worked in many different programmatic areas within HSI, including Financial Crimes, Child Exploitation/Cyber Crimes, Transnational/Violent Gangs, Narcotics, Trade Enforcement, Identity and Benefit Fraud, Counter Proliferation, Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking.  Special Agent Stone has a history of building task forces comprised of local, state, and federal law enforcement emphasizing the unique expertise of each agency in complex investigations.  He currently leads task forces in Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation, and Financial Crimes and is an Executive Member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.