Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium

Thanks to everyone who attended the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium conference Aug. 16!

Among event highlights were great speakers, including:

Also popular among guests was the panel discussion, “Sports Analytics and the Impact on the Game,” which featured three Carroll University alumni working in the NBA: Mason Yahr, Justin Jacobs and Aaron Blackshear, whose careers include stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons.

There also were these great breakout sessions:

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Event Feedback

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Featured Speakers

Rebecca Costa, Technology Futurist and Author

Rebecca Costa

Technology Futurist & Author

Costa stands out as one of the few female technology futurists in the world today. As an award-winning sociobiologist, she brings a deeply human perspective to discussions of technology, disruption and change. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and other leading publications. Costa is the leading expert on "fast adaptation" in complex environments and the founder and CEO of one of the largest technology marketing firms in Silicon Valley, Costa developed a track record of introducing disruptive new technologies. Her clients included industry game-changers such as Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Oracle, Siebel Systems, 3M, and GE. Following the sale of her company, Costa spent six years researching and writing the international bestseller “The Watchman's Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse,” followed by “On the Verge,” which hit bookstores in 2017. She brings a futurist's eye, a business executive's savvy, and an author’s storytelling skills to the stage, leaving audiences with actionable insights they can use in their work and life.

Chris Thomas, CEO & Co-founder The Stonington Group

Chris Thomas

CEO & Co-founder The Stonington Group

Thomas is an industry developer with a history of successfully driving market adoption of cutting-edge technologies. He is sought after for visionary workshops that blend technology with accelerating business revenue. Prior to founding the Stonington Group, he was chief strategist at Intel Corporation, where his 26-year career focused on global engagement with industry, governments, systems integrators, NGOs and global development agencies. Thomas is well-known for driving computer industry standardization and next-generation solutions, including founding the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF), creating and directing Intel’s Distributed Enterprise Architecture Lab, and architecting core technologies behind the LANDesk™ Management Suite. Thomas co-authored the book "Mashup Corporations" and has participated in World Economic Forum Information Technology, Internet Security, and Cloud Computing activities. A 1984 graduate of Carroll University, he recently was honored as a 2019 Distinguished Alumnus.

Todd McLees, Founder of Pendio Group

Todd McLees

Founder of Pendio Group

In addition to founding Milwaukee-based Pendio, which helps companies implement strategic frameworks to digitally transform their business and find opportunities for growth in times of extraordinary change, McLees is founder and executive director of the TENXEcosystem for Advanced Manufacturing. TENX is an exponential ecosystem hub focused on helping middle-market manufacturers improve their capabilities to leverage industrial technologies and execute growth strategies. Founded in 2019, it is comprised of more than 100 high-performing Wisconsin component manufacturers, as well as 50 service providers and technology companies focused on helping manufacturers close existing operating gaps. McLees created frameworks for “Digital Ecosystem Design” and the “Supplier Readiness” methodology, which Foxconn and other OEMs use to future-proof their supply chain and develop new value-added solutions. McLees speaks nationally on topics that include the exponential rate of innovation, work of the future, disruptive business models and the rise of digital ecosystems.


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We look forward to another great conference in August 2020!

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