Date(s) - 02/09/2016
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chevron Building 51st floor
George E. Danner & Michael O’Connell
George E. Danner is President of Business Laboratory, LLC, an award winning consultancy. He is the author of the forthcoming book about business problem solving, “Profit From Science”, published by Macmillan. George specializes in the application of agent-based simulation modeling, Monte Carlo simulation, System Dynamics, Game Theory, Visualization, and Real Options to some of the world’s most difficult and complex business strategy problems. George has 29 years of experience in corporate strategy, specifically operational and financial analysis, across a wide variety of industries. George has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Michael O’Connell is Chief Data Scientist at TIBCO Software, developing analytic solutions across a number of industries including Financial Services, Energy, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods & Retail, and Telco, Media & Networks. He has been working on statistical software applications for the past 20 years, and has published more than 50 papers and several software packages on statistical methods. Michael did his Ph.D. work in Statistics at North Carolina State University and is Adjunct Professor Statistics in the department.
George will speak on Algorithms: The new currency — Algorithms are the new currency, and the people who design them are going to rule the coming economy. In my own work I show ordinary business people how to design, test, implement, protect, and improve algorithms. Anyone can be an algorithm designer, and in doing so may in fact re-invent the company in clever and astonishing ways. In my talk, I will cover a few “famous” algorithms like the VW software that cheated emissions testing, American Airlines yield management, Uber’s pre-staging algorithm, how Moneybag works, and several others. I will also discuss the role of IoT in algorithms.
Michael will speak on Using Data to Solve Business Problems– Data analysts and business users rely on TIBCO Spotfire’s visual and interactive environment to address a wide range of business and engineering problems. Data professionals have likewise been taking advantage of the close integration of R and geolocation computing capabilities within Spotfire. To this end, TIBCO has created their own R engine – TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR). TERR runs R code directly inside Spotfire and complex event processing environments such as TIBCO Streambase. Michael will touch on several interesting ways companies are using this combination of analytics, visualization, mapping and event processing for rapidly driving business value.