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March 2014 Joint Events

March 19, 2014

  1. An afternoon analytics event organized with the Minnesota PDMA (Product Development & Management Association)
  2. An evening data visualization event organized with the Twin Cities Data Visualization Group.

Afternoon Session:
Registration and Networking 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Presentations 3:00 pm to 5:50 pm

Beer Social and Networking 5:50 pm to 7:00 pm

Evening Session:
Data Visualization Meetup 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Preliminary Schedule

Speakers Include:

-“Healthcare Analytics: Managing through constant change” by Dan Walczak, Asst. Director Health Care Informatics, UCare

Healthcare Analytics is an industry in constant change. In addition to the data deluge swamping all industries, healthcare is experiencing multiple, concurrent “sea changes” including: 1) External governmental mandates, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act; 2) Pedagogical drivers as the medical disciplines shift to evidence-based medicine; and 3) Industry tremors as payers move from fee-for-service to valued-based payments. This presentation will describe one organizations move to more reliable, in depth, widely-accessible integrated health analytics, and lessons learned along that journey.
-“Analytics and Visualizations in the Hospitality Industry” by Roger Hamm, Product Manager – Business Intelligence, and Brian Bowman, PhD, Sr. Manager Research, IDeaS Revenue Solutions

This session will introduce Revenue Management, some of the concepts around the predictive and prescriptive analytics, and the presentation of the analytical output using a Business Intelligence Tool.  This session will cover the: 1) Revenue management industry; 2) Dynamic pricing; 3) Predictive and prescriptive analytics used in that industry; and 4) Presentation of the analytical data.


-Panel: “Do’s and Don’ts of Implementing and Running Analytics Programs to Drive Innovation” Moderated by Scott Propp with Panelists: Karla HillierEdward Chenard, and Sean Larson

This session will cover the do’s and don’ts of implementing and running analytics practices to drive innovation and develop new products. The panelists have a broad range of experience in this area in a variety of industries.

-“Transit Accessibility: Calculation and Visualization” by Andrew Owen, Director, Accessibility Observatory at University of Minnesota

-“Building blocks of Visualization” by Jay



March 19, 2014
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