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Conference Agenda

2013 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking
for Contemporary Challenges

A Systems Approach to Big Data: Going Beyond the Numbers


Thursday, October 10, 2013

7:00–8:00 am:      Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–8:15 am:      Welcome and Overview
                             Pat Hale, Executive Director, System Design and
                             Management, MIT; Senior Lecturer, Engineering
                             Systems Division, MIT

8:15–9:00 am:      Back to the Classroom: Systems Dynamics
                             J. Bradley Morrison, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer,
                             Engineering Systems Division, MIT; Associate
                             Professor of Management, International Business
                             School, Brandeis University

9:00–9:50 am:      SDM and Tomorrow's Data-Driven Manager
                             John Baker, SDM '07, Founding Member, The Data
                             Sciences Group

9:50–10:20 am:    Break

10:20–11:10 am:  The Big Data ROI: How Big Is Big?
                             Brian J. Ippolito, SDM '98, President and CEO, Orbis

11:10 am–Noon:   A Holistic Approach to Integrating Big Data and
                             Strategy: Lessons from the Financial Services Industry

Troy Hamilton, SDM '97, CIO, NYSE Technologies,
                             Infrastructure Solutions, NYSE Euronext

Noon–1:15 pm:    Lunch

1:15–2:05 pm:      Value-Creation-Driven Analytics
                             Sandro Catanzaro, SDM '04, Cofounder and Senior
                             Vice President of Analytics and Innovation, DataXu

2:05–2:30 pm:      Break

2:30–3:45 pm:      Panel Discussion
                             Challenges: Leveraging Big Data for Business Value
                             Moderator: Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D., Vice
                                       President Emeritus, IBM; Visiting Lecturer,
                                       Sloan School of Management and Engineering
                                       Systems Division, MIT
                             Panel: Mona Vernon, SDM '09, Senior Director,
                                       Emerging Technologies, Thomson Reuters
                                       David Dietrich, Advisory Technical Education
                                       Consultant, Global Education Services, EMC
                                       Puneet Batra, Former Chief Data Scientist,

3:45–4:00 pm:      Summary and Close
                             Joan Rubin, Industry Codirector, System Design and
                             Management, MIT

4:00–5:00 pm:      Networking Reception

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