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Tuesday, March 28 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Predictive Analytics and Data Science Panel: The Practitioners' Perspective

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Predictive Analytics and Data Science are emerging as essential business competencies. The panel will discuss how enterprises are deriving value out of data by dedicating resources to predictive analytics and data science. Topics to be discussed include how to set up a predictive analytics team, how to identify pilot projects, critical success factors for predictive analytics projects, trends and fads in technology and software, and the importance of business culture and change management.


Ravi Nath

Associate Dean, Creighton University


Kelly Burdine

Data Analyst Lead, Hudl
Kelly Burdine is the Data Analyst Lead at Hudl, a Lincoln based company that builds video sharing and analytics software for sports teams and athletes. Kelly’s team helps leaders at Hudl make better decisions by using analytics to gain insight from more than 10 petabytes of data. Previously, Kelly worked as a Data Scientist for the Human Trafficking Initiative at Creighton University, Head Research Assistant for the International... Read More →
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Branden Collingsworth

Predictive Analytics, HDR
Branden Collingsworth has worked a data scientist his entire career, helping to establish predictive analytics teams at three different Omaha companies, including a fortune 500 company and a start-up. He has worked on Predictive Analytics teams in IT as part of Business Intelligence, in a corporate strategy department and now leads a team of consultants. Branden has experience evaluating technology for predictive analytics, hiring and training... Read More →
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Michael Hemenway

Director Decision Support Center, Union Pacific Railroad
Michael Hemenway is the Director of the Decision Support Center at Union Pacific Railroad. His area is responsible for advancing organizational excellence by empowering decision makers with reliable human capital data, comprehensive knowledge, and predictive Insight. He has held positions at Union Pacific for 13 years with assignments in compensation, benefits, compliance and advanced reporting & analytics. Prior to Union Pacific, Michael... Read More →

Tuesday March 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
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