Building & Establishing a Successful Analytics & AI Program

Part II: Applying Strategy for Better Architectures & Outcomes

Signature Series Event

Thursday, November 1st, 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 be a continuation of our previous event, which discussed how organizations can dive into data analytics. Part II of this series will highlight how organizations can apply strategy to improve their data analytics journey for better architectures and outcomes.

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



      John Thomas | LinkedIn

EVP Data Science - Red Ventures

Topic: Machine Learning — Architecture and Considerations

The days of artificial intelligence are here. In many organizations, traditional human-powered analytical tasks are being replaced by machine learning systems that can do them faster, more consistently and drive better business outcomes. The power of these systems, however, comes from the type, amount, granularity and quality of data available to them. This talk will cover lessons learned by rebuilding an entire data ecosystem to optimize for an AI-powered future.

meet our Case Study Speaker


Norv Clontz | LinkedIn

Director, Data Science Innovation - Duke Energy Corporation

Topic: Duke Energy’s Analytics Journey: From Reporting on the Past to Predicting the Future

This session will highlight the establishment and development of data science as a competency in one of the country’s largest electric utilities.



Shikha Kashyap | LinkedIn

CTO - Syntelli Solutions Inc.

Topic: The Opioid Epidemic - can AI help?

Deaths due to drug overdose continue to increase in the United States. There are a 116 people dying each day just from opioid-related drug overdoses. To fight this epidemic, access to treatment for opioid addiction and overdose reversal drugs is critical. But since prevention is better than cure, what role can medical analytics and AI play in completely eradicating this alarming Opioid Crisis?


Mirsad Hadzikadic | LinkedIn

Executive Director - UNCC DSI