Registration and Breakfast Refreshments  ( 8:00am - 9:00am )

Welcome  ( 9:00am - 9:15am )
Maryam Alavi, Dean, Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Analytics: Georgia Tech  ( 9:15am - 10:45am )
Sabyasachi Mitra, Professor, Information Technology, Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

Thursday Morning Refreshment Break  ( 10:45am - 11:15am )

Panel: Industry Perspectives  ( 11:15am - 12:00pm )
Peter Drewes, Business innovation, Lockheed Martin

Luncheon  ( 12:00pm - 1:00pm )

Designing and Launching an MS Program in Business Analytics: The University of Alabama  ( 1:00pm - 2:00pm )
James J. Cochran, Associate Dean for Research, Culverhouse College of Business , The University of Alabama
John Mittenthal, Department Chair, Culverhouse College of Business , University of Alabama , The

Thursday Afternoon Refreshment Break  ( 2:00pm - 2:30pm )

The Importance of Algorithmic Transparency: What Are You Doing with My Personal Data?  ( 2:30pm - 3:00pm )
Hugh J Watson, Professor of MIS, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia

Panel: Fusing and Incorporating Analytics into Existing Curriculum  ( 3:15pm - 4:15pm )
Michael Goul, Associate Dean, Research, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Sabyasachi Mitra, Professor, Information Technology, Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
Linda Oldham, Director of Corporate Partnership Engagement, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Panel: Machine Learning  ( 4:15pm - 5:00pm )
Marc Neri, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University

Reception  ( 5:30pm - 6:30pm )

Continental Breakfast  ( 8:30am - 9:00am )

Panel: International Collaborations  ( 9:00am - 9:45am )
Rashmi Jain, Professor, Information Management and Business Analytics, School of Business, Montclair State University
Arne K Strauss, Associate Professor, Warwick Business School

Brighter Future for Analytics: Unique University Outlook with Global Reach: Texas A&M University - Commerce  ( 9:45am - 10:15am )
Joe Brodnax, Instructor of Business Analytics, College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Peter Drewes, Business innovation, Lockheed Martin
Chris A. Myers, Professor and Department Head, Marketing and Business Analytics Department, College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Friday Morning Refreshment Break  ( 10:15am - 10:30am )

Challenges: Traditional and Online Graduate Programs  ( 10:30am - 11:00am )
Marta Indulska, Professor, Head of Discipline, UQ Business School, University of Queensland

Panel: Technology in Analytics Curriculum  ( 11:00am - 12:00pm )
Michael Goul, Associate Dean, Research, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Arne K Strauss, Associate Professor, Warwick Business School

Wrap Up  ( 12:00pm - 12:30pm )

Networking Lunch  ( 12:30pm - 1:30pm )