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Business Analytics Symposium

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Save the Date!

The 2020 Business Analytics Symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 7, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at the Iowa Events Center.

We’ve doubled the size of our breakout rooms for 2020, and we’re excited to announce two thought-provoking keynotes:

  • Teddy Bekele, SVP and chief technology officer for Land O’Lakes, Inc.
  • Election and cybersecurity expert Steffen Schmidt, the Lucken Endowed Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University, in conversation with Kathie Obradovich, opinion editor for the Des Moines Register.

The Business Analytics Symposium is the premier analytics event in Iowa, with a great line up of speakers who are on the cutting-edge of analytics. Since 2016, the Iowa State University Ivy College of Business has hosted an annual analytics symposium in downtown Des Moines, designed for analytics professionals who work in finance, insurance, retail, health care, government, and supply chain. Starting in 2019, the one-day event moved to a larger venue to accommodate demand and added a new Executive Track, designed to help executives leverage data and analytics to improve decision making and better lead their organizations.

Registration will open in January 2020.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support is used for event and speaker expenses and support of the Iowa State University business analytics program. Sponsorship benefits include:

Gold Level ($10,000)

  • All-day sponsorship of a session room **
  • Invitation to host two breakout sessions **
  • Recognition at a keynote presentation, meal, or reception
  • Company logo on symposium website, program, and signage
  • Complimentary registration for 15 participants
  • Extra fee waived for two participants in the Executive Track
  • Invitation to Speakers and Sponsors Dinner the evening before the symposium (4 seats)

Cardinal Level ($5,000)

  • Invitation to host one breakout session **
  • Recognition during breaks
  • Company logo on symposium website, program, and signage
  • Complimentary registration for 10 participants
  • Extra fee waived for one participant in the Executive Track
  • Invitation to Speakers and Sponsors Dinner the evening before the symposium (2 seats)

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Rahul Parsa for more information.

**  Does not apply to Executive Track

2019 Business Analytics Symposium

Sold out again! For the fourth year in a row, the Business Analytics Symposium, hosted by the Ivy College of Business, attracted record attendance.

More than 540 people attended the symposium on April 2, which brought together professionals in the analytics field to learn from 44 industry experts. Attendees came from nine states, representing more than 134 organizations.

Speakers from all over the country discussed topics such as data visualization, machine learning, cyber security, transportation analytics, and actuarial science. The 2019 symposium featured two nationally-known keynote speakers: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of the New York Times bestseller Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, and cyber-security expert John Sileo.

“This was an outstanding event, with a great lineup of speakers who are on the cutting-edge of analytics,” said Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding. “We host this annual event because we understand the importance of analytics to every business. For 2019, we moved to the Iowa Events Center to accommodate the growing demand for a symposium known as the premier analytics event in Iowa.”

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