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Business Intelligence,
Big Data and Analytics

Best Practices for Harnessing Big Data Analytics for business leaders and results

Join us for this Chicago seminar and get insights on practical strategies on how to take advantage of your massively growing data - both structured and unstructured, and integrating your business intelligence anlalytics for results.

You'll learn from senior IT executives, who will share how they are

  • Evolving the company to a more agile enterprise via Big Data strategies
  • Measuring and Managing both kinds of big data: Structured and Unstructured.
  • Integrating real time BI and analytics to Big Data
  • Embracing new data types, like social media, clickstreams and log files, low-latency data, sensor information and other real-time feeds
  • Storage and infrastructure ramifications of Big Data
  • Security and other risks associated with Big Data


Dr. Bamshad Mobasher, Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Web Intelligence at DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media in Chicago

Dr. Bamshad Mobasher, Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Web Intelligence at DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media in Chicago

He is also the co-founder and the director of the Center for Data Mining and Predictive Analytics at DePaul University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Iowa State University in 1994. His general research areas include artificial intelligence and data mining, and in particular, he is considered one of the leading authorities in Web mining, Web personalization, and recommender systems. He has published 5 edited books, numerous book chapters, and over 150 scientific articles in these areas. As the director of the Center for Web Intelligence, he directs research in these areas and regularly works with the industry on various joint projects involving data mining, Web analytics, and predictive modeling.


Parthiv Sheth, Director of Business Intelligence at Hyatt Hotels Corp., leads efforts to build and improve analytics, business intelligence and customer relationship management capabilities. He is an executive with global IT management and consulting experience. He started his career at KPMG where he focused on delivering business and technology solutions to Fortune 500 clients like General Electric, Johnson & Johnson and Symantec. Prior to joining Hyatt, he led the business systems department at a home improvement retailer. In his prior roles at Hyatt, he oversaw a portfolio of corporate systems catering finance, HR, procurement and other departments. He holds an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a Master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois.

Chuck Jacobs, VP - Technology Strategy & PMO, MorningStar

Chuck Jacobs, VP - Technology Strategy & PMO, MorningStar works in the office of the CTO and is responsible for planning and executing global technology initiatives.  Morningstar is midway through a multi-year re-platforming initiative moving legacy products and data systems to private cloud and a global data warehouse. Morningstar empowers investors with illuminating data, research, analytics, and design.  Prior to joining Morningstar, Mr. Jacobs worked at Nielsen, responsible for Service Delivery and Operations of Nielsen’s flagship data analytics product.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.


Todd Nash is a founding Principal at CBIG Consulting
Moderator: Todd Nash is a founding Principal at CBIG Consulting, a professional services firm that helps clients leverage their data assets through BI and Big Data Analytics to produce timely, effective business strategies and tactical decisions. Todd is highly experienced in the development, implementation, and execution of Business Intelligence methodologies, Master Data Management strategies and complex Data Warehousing solutions. His role involves integrating Big Data analytics architectures with data warehousing solutions and Cloud services. Todd is an industry thought leader, frequently writing and speaking about Big Data and business intelligence architectures, applications and the leverage this investment generates toward business growth.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS - Sample Topics, final TBA

-Ray Johnson Director – Data Management MPS Partners

Deploying Predictive Analytics to the Masses -Ray Johnson Director – Data Management MPS Partners


As Business Intelligence becomes more prevalent across organizations, the predictive analytic techniques that were once solely in the hands of academia and researchers are available to information consumers and business analysts. Although this allows for a more self-service environment, it concurrently creates significant change management issues related to training, business processes and deployment strategies. This briefing will cover common issues and provide solutions for deploying and managing advanced analytics using a proven implementation framework.


- Tim Wormus, TIBCO

After the Dashboard: Using Visual Data Discovery to Quickly Answer Questions


- Tim Wormus, TIBCO

While high-level business dashboards can provide excellent, intuitive access to large volumes of important information, they typically do not offer the ability to help answer the question "Why?" A visual Data Discovery tool provides the key next step in uncovering, understanding and acting upon questions that are frequently prompted when data is displayed in a dashboard.

Lean Big Data - Balancing Business Intelligence w Big Data"


-John Huffman, Principal, CBIG Consulting

We will address where and when to execute specific types of data warehouse or Big Data processes, where and when to store data, where and how to report and visualize these results, and how to balance the return on investment as the data lifecycle evolves

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior IT and LOB Executives
  • VPs & Directors responsible for BI, analytics and data management
  • Any IT Executives and Managers who provide data management direction and support to LOB functions
  • CxO's and VP of Development for software developers, VAR's, OEM's and other Technology Companies looking to take advantage of BI, analytics and data management
  • Ecommerce Executives
  • VP's of Marketing & Sales who want to learn more about data management




Chicago, IL
Oct 16, 2014
, 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago IL 60604

Questions? Call Maria Tuthill in our Chicago office
847-837-3900 x 1


IT Executives & Staff Members

1.Members: Register Here to Use Your Ticket package or Contact Member Services at 847-837-3900 x1

2. Nonmembers: Learn how to attend this event with
a complimentary VIP Pass

Providers (Hardware, Software, Consultants)

1.Members: Who have a ticket package, Register here.

Pre-registration required.

Professional business-casual attire required.

Final speakers and topics are subject to change.

Event Sponsors
The Judge Group

Contact Alex Jarett at 1-847-837-3900 x3.




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