Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium

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The Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium (ABIC) at the Carroll University School of Business has an exciting variety of events throughout the year.

Featured Events

Julio Rivera, Carroll University faculty
Dr. Julio Rivera

Location Intelligence in Business Decisions

Speaker: Dr. Julio Rivera
Date: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
Time: 3:30–5 p.m.
Place: Carroll University Shattuck Auditorium Recital Hall
Fee: Free for ABIC Members and students; $25 for non-members

Location intelligence is playing a key role across business domains and is one of the analytic tools being used to inform planning and decision-making. This presentation will discuss how businesses can mobilize these applications to better understand customer profiles for sales, retail decision making as well as strategic and logistic planning. Other examples will focus on real estate analysis and comparison. The presentation will also discuss options for choice of available tools depending on budget and the scope of business questions. Many of the newer tools in the last five years are user-friendly enough to be employed across an organization. 

About Julio Rivera, Ph.D.
As the Yersin Professor of Applied Business Analytics, Dr. Rivera teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in applied business analytics and performs outreach through the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium (ABIC), spearheaded by Carroll’s School of Business. Dr. Rivera is an international leader in the undergraduate research movement and is emeritus president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), where he was president and served on its executive board. He has worked in three National Science Foundation grant programs to expand undergraduate research opportunities for students, and also serves as a consultant to government, business and higher education. The Yersin Professor of Applied Business Analytics endowed faculty position was established in 2019 through a $5.5 million bequest from Bill Yersin ’63.

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Sarah Sargent and Bill King
Sarah Sargent and Bill King

Data Privacy: Competing in a Digital Economy

Speakers: Bill King, King Innovative/Sarah Sargent, Godfrey & Kahn
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 3:30–5 p.m.
Place: Carroll University 
Fee: Free for ABIC Members and students; $25 for non-members

Today’s technology-driven, data-fueled product and service offerings are accelerating the rate of change across industries and throughout supply chains. According to a survey of U.S. adults by Pew Research Center, some 81% of consumers say that the potential risks they face because of data collection by companies outweigh the benefits. Additionally, a majority (79%) of Americans report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies and most feel they have little or no control over how these entities use their personal information. The proliferation of proposed and enacted data privacy regulations across the US (21 states) supports these findings and is changing the way businesses operate in the digital economy. How do you meet new customer demands, build trust and make it safer for customers to do business with your brand? What should you be aware of with respect to data privacy compliance, what does it mean to you and how do you move from where you are to where you need to be? Discover answers to these questions and more.  

About Bill King
Bill King is founder and president of King Innovative, a modern analytics and data privacy management practice located in Waukesha. King has been in been in technology services for over 24 years and, as a seasoned translator, specializes in bridging the gap between business and technology by communicating complex issues in simple terms.

About Sarah Sargent
Sarah Sargent is a member of the data privacy & cybersecurity practice group and digital business practice group at Godfrey & Kahn. She holds CIPP/US AND CIPP/E certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, allowing her to advise on issues regarding the European Union’s general data protection regulation, the California consumer privacy act and others.
Katie McCarthy
Dr. Katie McCarthy

Healthcare Analytics - Combining Patient Records

Speaker: Dr. Katie McCarthy
Date: Thursday, May. 28, 2020
Time: 3:30–5 p.m.
Place: Carroll University 
Free for ABIC Members and students; $25 for non-members

About Katie McCarthy, Ph.D.
Dr. McCarthy has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare informatics, information technology, and analytics.  During her career, she led teams to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery through the implementation and optimization of technology. An Assistant Professor of Applied Business Analytics and Yersin Fellow At Carroll, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses while pursuing her research in healthcare analytics and education.

Upcoming Events

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March 26, 2020
Practical AI Examples - Nathan Lasnoski, Concurrency

April 23, 2020
Data Privacy: Competing in a Digital Economy - Bill King,King Innovative/Sarah Sargent, Godfrey & Khan 

May 28, 2020
Healthcare Analytics - Combining patient records - Dr. Katie McCarthy, Carroll University

June 25, 2020
The Experience Economy - Customer Experience Management, Danny Kenken, Milwaukee Brewers 

July 23, 2020
Graph Analytics - Tool Selection, Rules of Thumb, Lessons Learned, Jeff Kwiatkowski /Dr. Jarod Hart, YRC Worldwide

Aug. 5, 2020
Annual ABIC Conference, multiple breakouts, plenary speakers

Sep. 24, 2020
IoT Implementation - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - Aaron Kamphuis, Open Systems Technology 

Oct. 22, 2020
Journey Science - The New Frontier in Big Data Analytics

Nov. 19, 2020
Behavioral Analytics


To learn more about these events or the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium at the Carroll University School of Business, please contact:

Kelly Sykes, Administrative Assistant, School of Business
262.951.3023 |

John Gnadinger, Director of the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium
262.951.3021 |

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