Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Data Science Symposium 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016  8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Fee: $125

Location: 112 Lindner College of Business

The Data Science Symposium (formerly Business Intelligence Symposium) will showcase presentations from three thought leaders in data science. Each presenter will discuss technical use cases . The event will also include opportunities for networking with other leading analytics professionals and graduate students in the Business Analytics and Information Systems programs. Attendees will receive continental breakfast, box lunch and free parking.

There will be three speaker presentations in the AM  and a panel discussion featuring the three speakers between 12 and 1.


Andrew Harrison Data Science

Andrew Harrison
Assistant Professor Operations Business Analytics and Information Systems, Lindner College of Business

Title: Big Data Integration and Fraud Detection

: Fraud costs consumers and firms billions of dollars annually, and the problem is getting worse. The “Internet of Things” has expanded vulnerabilities and social networks provide a wealth of personal data that fraudsters covet. Big data solutions offer promising new avenues to fight fraud, but major hurdles persist: constraints upon completeness, accuracy, timing, and security make it difficult to get the information needed to detect fraudulent transactions as they occur. During this presentation, Andrew will discuss big data integration strategies that offer solutions to overcome these problems, and will provide examples of how firms are currently using big data integration practices to fight fraud.  

Bio: Andrew Harrison is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Lindner School of Business at the University of Cincinnati.  His research interests include consumer fraud, deception, security systems, privacy, media capabilities, and virtual worlds.


L Weber Data Science

Lawrence J Weber
Director, Analytics Platform Services, IBM

Title: The Shifting Software Market: Top 3 Trends in Big Data & Analytics

: While the software market has been progressing over the past 60 years, there have been some major shifts in how both practitioners and end consumers interact with the technology. Software has evolved from a hardware dependent afterthought to an instant, on-demand service.

In this talk, we will outline and discuss top technology trends that we are seeing emerging from the software market (such as open source and cloud technologies) and illustrate how these advances may affect the way that you (and your organization) consume software, build new products and tap into deeper analytical insights.

Bio: Having spent over 20 years in technology, building new business and bringing products to market, Larry understands the benefit of business analytics and tapping into new data sources for competitive advantage. On his current mission, he is getting back to his roots, getting hands on and is redefining the way that developers interact with enterprise software and engage with IBM on the digital front.

Prior to this role, Larry ran product marketing and strategy for IBM’s big data portfolio, including Hadoop and Streaming technologies and spent considerable time with IBM’s data warehousing business launching IBM’s first family of data warehouse appliances.

Larry holds an MBA with concentrations in product management and entrepreneurship from Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC) and a Masters of Computer Science from North Carolina State University.


Derek Kane Data Science

Derek S. Kane,
Enterprise Systems Engineer, Cloudera, Inc

Title: The Road Less Traveled: Data Science with Big Data

: Walk down the road with us as we go from data immaturity to the eventual destination: The Road Less Traveled - Data Science with Big Data

Derek will discuss how big data can impact your organization, how to find use cases that can make a significant impact, and how you can take your staff down the road to real expertise with Big Data and Data Science.

Bio: Derek Kane has spent the last 20 years building solutions with data. Before joining Cloudera, he spent ten years with a large financial services company where he was a Lead Architect. As a part of the Innovation team, Derek led the creation of Big Data solutions for an organization that managed $2 trillion in assets. He has also built out multiple Centers of Excellence covering Business Intelligence and Data Visualization. He is a patent holder for an application that manages Total Cost of Ownership of technology solutions. Derek has worked at Cloudera as a Systems Engineer since 2015 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.  Derek holds a BS in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.


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