Agenda

Saturday, October 25th : Big Data & Analytics EdCon

 

8:00am – 3:00pm : Hands-on workshops in Coral A/B & Tropics A/B

8:00am Continental breakfast

8:30-11:30am Hands-on workshops***

    • Prepare students to handle large volumes of data at rest using IBM InfoSphere BigInsights to manage the information produced with NoSQL options, including Hadoop with enterprise-grade features including visualization & exploration, advanced analytics, and security & administration.
    • Learn how to prepare marketing and business students with skills to help an enterprise turn information into insight and make better business decisions with the personal analytics solution, IBM Cognos Insight, to develop visualizations and perform scenario modeling.
    • Teach students to harness the power of data with IBM SPSS Modeler. Delve into structured and unstructured data to discover underlying relationships and predict future behavior allowing you to make business decisions based on evidence rather than instinct.
    • Enable user-developed applications to rapidly ingest, analyze, and correlate information as it arrives from thousands of real-time sources. IBM InfoSphere Streams offers a highly scalable and powerful analytics platform that can handle incredibly high data throughput rates that can range to millions of events or messages per second.

***Workshop enrollment: Before selecting one morning and one afternoon workshop, please complete your EdCon 2014 registrationFor the workshop enrollment, you will need an IBM ID.  If you do not have an IBM ID, please create one here. Next step is to ENROLL in workshops.

11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch

12:00 – 3:00pm Hands-on workshops***

    • Big Data InfoSphere BigInsights: Prepare students to handle large volumes of data at rest using IBM InfoSphere BigInsights to manage the information produced with NoSQL options, including Hadoop with enterprise-grade features including visualization & exploration, advanced analytics, and security & administration. (repeat)
    • Business Intelligence-Cognos Insight: Learn how to prepare marketing and business students with skills to help an enterprise turn information into insight and make better business decisions with the personal analytics solution, IBM Cognos Insight, to develop visualizations and perform scenario modeling. (repeat)
    • Predictive Analytics SPSS Modeler: Teach students to harness the power of data with IBM SPSS Modeler. Delve into structured and unstructured data to discover underlying relationships and predict future behavior allowing you to make business decisions based on evidence rather than instinct. (repeat)
    • Enterprise Content Management-IBM Case Manager: Prepare students to put business content to work at the right place, to the right person, and at the right time. Learn how to optimize business outcomes and increase customer satisfaction by empowering knowledge workers. Gain knowledge of the architecture and perform labs that allow you to execute an IBM Case Manager solution and enhance it.

***Workshop enrollment: Before selecting one morning and one afternoon workshop, please complete your EdCon 2014 registration .  For the workshop enrollment, you will need an IBM ID.  If you do not have an IBM ID, please create one here. Next step is to ENROLL in workshops.

3:00pm – 6:30pm : Opening Plenary in Shell Seekers

3:00pm Break

3:30pm Kick-off

  • Welcome — Ayse Bener and Richard Self, EdCon Academic Co-Chairs
  • Executive overview — Susan Puglia, Vice President,  University Programs & Vice Chair, IBM Academy of Technology
  • Profiling the big data-enabled specialistJoe Ippolito, Oceans of Data Institute

4:15pm Panel : Skills – Filling a Regional Demand

  • The CARET Project: Collaboration for Analytics Research, Education & Technology in Nova Scotia
    • Odette Merchant, Project Manager, Collaboration for Analytics Research, Education and Technology, Nova Scotia Community College
  • A New Class of Data Scientists
    • Mike Tamir, Chief Data Scientist & Lead Data Science Instructor, GalvanizeU

5:30pm Papers : Training a Data Scientist

Sunday, October 26th : Big Data & Analytics EdCon

9:00am – 5:00pm : Shell Seekers

9:00am Continental breakfast

10:00am Keynote speakers

10:45am Panel : Training for employable graduates

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Papers : Business Analytics and Optimization

2:00pm Papers : Teaching Methodology and Experience

  • Big Data Analytics: Where is it Going and How Can it Be Taught at the Undergraduate Level?
    • Dr. Frank Lee, Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, New York Institute of Technology
    • Dr. Steven Billis, Chairman and Professor, Electrical Computer Engineering and Computer Science, New York Institute of Technology
    • Dr. Nada Anid, Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
    • Marta Panero, Director, Strategic Partnerships of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
    • Steven Miller, Data Maestro, IBM

3:00pm Break

3:30 – 5:00pm Panel : Training for graduates

6:00pm – 8:30pm : IBM Insight EXPO Grand Opening Reception in Bayside C/D

 

Monday

IBM Insight Conference

Tuesday

IBM Insight Conference

Wednesday

IBM Insight Conference

Thursday

IBM Insight Conference