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

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Nathan Lasnoski

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Practical AI Examples

Speaker: Nathan Lasnoski
Date: Thursday, March 26, 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

Artificial Intelligence is the most impactful technology of our generation.  Come and learn about the practical impact it is already having in businesses in various industries and how it will change the way you look at your career.  Nathan Lasnoski will cover several companies who have seen measurable gains in their customer experience, revenue, efficiency, or product through AI technologies.  Also, learn about how non-profits like Gigi’s Playhouse are using AI to create meaningful work for individuals with disabilities.  Bring your questions and prepare to explore the potential for your career in an exciting domain.
About Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski is the chief technology officer at Concurrency, where he leads internal technology direction and customer transformation. He has engaged hundreds of companies in technology transformation and is a speaker at major technology conferences, such as Microsoft Ignite. Lasnoski engages customers around ideation, build and digital operations, leveraging technology such as artificial intelligence, cloud platforms and modern development. A prolific blogger, he has been writing recently on the ethics of artificial intelligence and business disruption in conjunction with presenting video talks through “Tech Talks” and “Beer 30.” He has been named “Microsoft MVP” for 10 years for his engagement in technology modernization and community involvement.

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.
Danny Henken
Danny Henken

The Experience Economy

Speaker: Danny Henken
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time: 3:30–5 p.m.
Place: Carroll University 
Free for ABIC Members and students; $25 for non-members

Each season, all 30 Major League Baseball teams are tasked with filling their stadiums with an excess of 40,000 fans, 81 times per season. Each team is conducting business with thousands of fans over the course of the season. Some fans attend one game, while others attend all 81. Over time, each team has collected valuable data about each of their fans, which populates into each team’s customer relationship management (CRM) database. As part of this conversation, we will discuss the many types of data that are captured and the analytical capabilities needed to paint a comprehensive picture of each fan. Additionally, it is always great to have a robust database, but how can all of this data be leveraged in order to create actionable insights and enhance the overall fan experience?

About Danny Henken
Danny Henken has been a member of the Milwaukee Brewers front office since 2016, and currently holds the position of senior coordinator - business intelligence systems. In his role, he is responsible for providing strategic and analytic support to all business-related departments across the organization, such as ticket sales and operations, marketing, and partnership sales and activation. Through survey development and analysis, as well as a number of other data sources, Henken is able to integrate all of these sources to produce actionably insightful analysis. Additionally, he manages the Brewers internal CRM database, as well as the Brewers game day satisfaction survey. Henken graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in statistics, along with a criminal justice certificate.

Upcoming Events

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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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