Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium (ABIC)

Experts

Access these Carroll University experts for collaborative analytics projects that will generate real-world solutions to the challenges facing your business.

Our Team of Experts

John Gnadinger

John Gnadinger, MBA
Director | Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium

John Gnadinger brings more than three decades of management experience with national and international organizations to his position as director of the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium. In his most recent position, he served as the director of Engineered Solutions for Johnson Controls that serves customers in transportation, government, retail, education, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. He has over eight years of experience running an entrepreneurial, independent organization with Johnson Controls which was responsible for the development, deployment and global sales of several IoT, analytics, big data, business intelligence visualization and reporting software platforms. He brings real-world experience with analytics and business intelligence to this position.

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John Michl, MSBIA, MBA, CBIP, FLMI
Co-Director of ABIC & Lecturer of Business

John Michl has nearly 40 years of analytics leadership experience in a variety of industries including financial services, consulting, outsourcing, and higher education. He was a founding member of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute which brought together two nationally recognized universities and one Fortune 100 company to promote and develop analytic talent in Southeastern Wisconsin. He has taught business analytics since 2011 in one of the nation’s first online, accredited graduate analytics programs. He is founder and principle of JAM Analytics, LLC serving clients’ analytics and skill development needs from coast-to-coast.
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Julio Rivera, Carroll University faculty

Julio Rivera, Ph.D.
Yersin Professor of Applied Business Analytics

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), which is 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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Katie McCarthy

Katie McCarthy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Applied Business Analytics and Yersin Fellow

Katie McCarthy has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare informatics, information technology and analytics, and has earned degrees in computer engineering, technical communication, and clinical and medical informatics. Beginning her career as an embedded software design engineer, she discovered a passion for the medical industry. This passion led to technical and leadership positions within the BloodCenter of Wisconsin (now Versiti) and Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). While working full-time, she began teaching as an Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) adjunct instructor within medical informatics. In 2013, she became an assistant professor and the MSOE program director for the Master of Science in Medical Informatics program (jointly offered with MCW). During this time, she was responsible for developing and delivering several undergraduate and graduate courses in medical informatics, information technology, and business analytics. In her current position, she will continue teaching undergraduate and graduate courses while pursuing research interests in healthcare analytics.

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