April 19, 2016
"How to Make an Analytics Start-up Successful"
David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital
David Hornik discussed his experiences as a venture capitalist, helping analytics-based start-ups become successful.
February 23, 2016
"Leveraging Big Data and Analytics to Drive Business Disruption"
Scott Friend, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
Vijay Subramanian, Chief Analytics Officer, Rent the Runway
Nate Faust, COO and co-founder, Jet.com
Assaf Baciu, Co-founder & SVP of Products, Persado
Scott Friend of Bain Capital Ventures, and executives from Jet.com, Rent the Runway and Persado, discussed building successful analytics-based businesses.
February 10, 2016
"Personalizing the Customer Experience with Analytics"
David Glueck, VP Data Science, Sailthru
Divyanshu Vats, Senior Data Science Engineer, Sailthru
Tuesday, December 1
"Dynamic Pricing on the Road: How Managed Tolls Are Increasing Efficiency and Innovation"
Ricardo Sanchez, Technical Director North America, Cintra
Monday, November 30
“Omni-Channel Markdown Optimization For Fashion Retail”
John Bible, ,Senior Director of Retail Data Science and Insights, Oracle
October 7, 2015
Mark Shafer, SVP Revenue & Profit Management
David Parker '07, Sr. Managing Consultant,Revenue Management & Analytics
April 29, 2015
Scott Friend, Vijay Subramanian, Nate Faust
December 1, 2014
John Bible, Senior Director Retail Data Science "Markdown Optimization: How to Counterbalance Instinct with Data-Driven Insight"
November 17, 2014
Bruce Berman, President, Bloomingdales.com "Omnichannel: The New Customer Experience"
November 12, 2014
Spencer Lazar, Principal, General Catalyst Partners "Next Generation Online Marketplaces"
September 11, 2014
Drew Patterson, Founder, Room 77 "How Analytics is (Still) Changing Travel: from Kayak to Jetsetter and Beyond"
May 5, 2014
Barry Kahn, Founder and CEO, Qcue "Introducing Dynamic Pricing to Sports and Entertainment Ticketing" Barry Kahn spoke to a group of MBA and MS&E students and alumni about applying dynamic pricing to sports and event ticketing. He discussed the positive impact on sports teams' profitability and attendance, and pointed out how Qcue has adapted to meet the needs of their clients.
April 16, 2014
Ricardo Sanchez, Technical Director North America, Cintra US "Public-Private Partnerships: Increasing Efficiency and Innovation in Infrastructure Development"
February 5, 2014
Scott Friend, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures and Vijay Subramanian, Chief Analytics Officer, Rent the Runway "Building Disruptive New Companies Based on Analytics"
The use of business analytics is at the core of many successful startups. Scott Friend discussed his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor in analytics-driven companies. He shared his perspective on what it takes to succeed as an analytics-driven startup and what investors such as Bain Capital look for in funding such startups.
December 3, 2013
Mark Shafer, SVP Revenue and Profit Management, Disney Parks and Resorts "Game-Changing Analytics – a Disney perspective"
Mark W. Shafer discussed his use of analytics across platforms at Disney, including parks and resorts, television, Broadway shows and cruise lines. Mr. Shafer explored some of the ways Disney thinks about analytical-based decision making and how it integrates technology and analytical innovation into delivering unique experiences to its fans and guests across multiple platforms.
October 28, 2013
Alex Vratskides, founder and CEO of Persado "Revolutionizing Digital Marketing"
Previously, Mr. Vratskides co-founded Upstream in 2001 and served as the company’s CEO between 2004 and 2012. During his tenure, the company grew to become a global leader in mobile marketing, with mobile operator clients in more than 40 countries. Mr. Vratskides holds a BS in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University, and a Masters of Engineering in Operations Research from Cornell University.
Michael Rubinstein, CEO, AppNexus "Analytics at Work"