REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
WELCOME | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
AM WORKSHOP | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8:30 am | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery B

Introduction to Amazon Web Services

Kevin Oleniczak Solutions Architect | Amazon Web Services

8:30 am | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery D

Introduction to Apache Kafka

Mark Fei Confluent, Inc.

8:30 am | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery Overlook G

Understanding Causality to Advance from Prediction to Action, Part 1

Felix Elwert Professor of Sociology, Biostatistics, and Medical Informatics | University of Wisconsin

8:30 am | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery C

Machine Learning Pipelines with Containers: A Hands-on Quick-start

Joseph Blue Data Scientist | MapR

8:30 am | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery E/F

The Beautiful Science of Data Visualization: Hands-on workshop with Tableau

David Z Spezia Strategic Solutions Architect | Tableau Software

8:30 am | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery A

Snowflake Workshop

Newel Rice Solutions Architect - Big Data and Analytics | Sirius

Lunch | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
PM WORKSHOP | 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1:30 pm | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery D

Bring Big Data and IoT to Life with Streaming Analytics

Muki Soomar Solutions Engineer | Hortonworks

1:30 pm | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery B

Deeper Dive into Amazon Web Services

Kevin Oleniczak Solutions Architect | Amazon Web Services

1:30 pm | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery Overlook G

Understanding Causality to Advance from Prediction to Action, Part 2

Felix Elwert Professor of Sociology, Biostatistics, and Medical Informatics | University of Wisconsin

1:30 pm | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery E/F

Machine Learning in Production: Continuous Deployment Strategies and the Tooling to Deliver It

Kyle Polich Data Scientist | Data Skeptic

1:30 pm | 240 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery A

Predictive Modeling and Data Mining using JMP

Kevin Potcner Academic Ambassador | SAS JMP

REGISTRATION | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
WELCOME | BALLROOM | 8:00AM - 8:25AM
AM SESSION 1 | 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
8:30 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

The West Michigan R User Group Meeting

Aaron Clark Co-Founder, West Michigan R Users Group, Data Scientist, Advanced Radiology Services | Advanced Radiology Services

8:30 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery D

Next Generation Data Scientists: Bring Together Business and Academia

Joseph Pomerville Data Scientist | The Institute for Health & Business Insight at Central Michigan University

8:30 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery C

Information Integration, AI and CDS in Healthcare

Gunter Tusch Professor Computing and Information Systems | Grand Valley State University

8:30 am | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

Who is Afraid of GDPR?

Veronica Pastor Deputy General Counsel, Group Data Protection Officer | K2M Inc.

8:30 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

What’s the Big Idea?

Pat Bailey Professor of Information Systems, Software Developer | Calvin College

8:30 am | 120 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery Overlook H

Introduction to Microsoft Azure DataBricks with BlueGranite

Dr. Colby Ford Senior Data Scientist | BlueGranite, Inc.

TRANSITION | 9:15 AM - 9:20 AM
AM SESSION 2 | 9:20 AM - 10:05 AM
9:20 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

The Enemies Among Us

Angie Hill CEO & Co-Founder | Jadex LLC

9:20 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery D

Assembling a Network of Public Life-Science Data

Randy Kerber Chief Technical Officer | Data2Discovery, Inc.

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook G

Close Enough: streaming algorithms for a world with limitations

Daniel Walter Data Scientist | Distil Networks

9:20 am | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

Are we designing the Future with Present Day Mindsets?

Mary Brown Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, former Senior Digital Experience Analyst | Spectrum Health

9:20 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

When Less is More: Picking your R (starter) toolkit

Randall Pruim Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Dept. Chair | Calvin College

8:30 am | 120 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery Overlook H

Introduction to Microsoft Azure DataBricks with BlueGranite

Dr. Colby Ford Senior Data Scientist | BlueGranite, Inc.

REFRESHMENT BREAK | 10:05 AM - 10:25 AM
AM SESSION 3 | 10:25 AM - 11:10 AM
10:25 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery C

Solving Deep Learning Data Operations Challenges

Jim Scott Global Architect & Engineering Leader | MapR Technologies

10:25 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

Statistical Machine Learning with R

David Zeitler Associate Professor of Statistics | Grand Valley State University

10:25 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery D

IoT in the Transportation Industry

James Mentele Applications Architect | Predictive Fleet Technologies

10:25 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook G

Streaming Topic Modeling and Inference

Suneel Marthi Apache Software Foundation

10:25 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

Talking Batteries: The Internet of Assets

Joe Bennett Software Architect & IT DevOps Lead | Flow-Rite Controls

10:25 am | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

Automation Speculation

Kyle Polich Data Scientist | Data Skeptic

8:30 am | 120 MINS Workshop

Grand Gallery Overlook H

Introduction to Microsoft Azure DataBricks with BlueGranite

Dr. Colby Ford Senior Data Scientist | BlueGranite, Inc.

TRANSITION | 11:10 AM - 11:15 AM
AM SESSION 4 (Plenary) | 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
11:15 am | 40 MINS Keynote

Ballroom

Keynote Address

David L. DeVries Michigan CIO and Director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget; former CIO, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; former Principal Deputy CIO, U.S. Department of Defense | State of Michigan

LUNCH | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
PM SESSION 1 | 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery c

Machine Learning Use Case: Employee Flight Risk

Jacque Carlson Data Scientist, Staff Consultant | BlueGranite, Inc.

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery d

The Enterprise Analytical Journey: Building an Analytics Practice from the Ground Up

Jake Blough CTO | Service Express

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

Self Service Analytics Empowerment

Ryan Eavey Kellogg

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

Keys to Effective Internships: A Round Table Discussion

Pat Bailey Professor of Information Systems, Software Developer | Calvin College

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook H

Achieving the Highest ROI on Your Big Data Initiative

Brad Miller Practice Director of Information & Analytics | Mainline Information Systems

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

Mastering Data in the Era of Big Data: Is MDM Dead?

Winston Hsiao CEO | Millenial Enterprise Technology

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook G

The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance Blockchain

Abder Boukour Chief Architect | Farmers Insurance Group

TRANSITION | 2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
PM SESSION 2 | 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM
2:20 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

Data Engineering For Dummies

Brian Tol Vice President of Engineering | SpinDance

2:20 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery C

Mapping ETL Dependencies with Neo4j

Ross Wagner Analytics Consultant | Dematic Corporation

2:20 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

Cartography in Tableau

Joseph Pomerville Data Scientist | The Institute for Health & Business Insight at Central Michigan University

2:20 pm | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

Bringing AI and Data Science to Mid-Size Organizations – Lessons from Capital Markets

Samuel Chen Chief Scientist | Millenial Enterprise Technology

2:20 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery D

The Rapidly Changing World of Insurance Analytics

Scott Slezak Manager Analytics R&D Group | Farmers/Foremost Insurance Company

2:20 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook H

Big Data ROI Methodology Deep Dive

Brad Miller Practice Director of Information & Analytics | Mainline Information Systems

REFRESHMENTS | 3:05 PM - 3:25 PM
PM SESSION 3 | 3:25 PM - 4:10 PM
3:25 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery C

Computing for life: critical problems in research and education

Arju Krishnan Assistant Professor | Michigan State University

3:25 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery D

Using Mixture Density Networks in Modeling Pure Premium

Drew Betz Assistant Vice President/Head of Statistical Analytics - Personal Lines | Farmers Insurance Group

3:25 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

SharePoint for User Data Entry and Feedback

Ryan Smith Kellogg Company

3:25 pm | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

IOT: The S stands for Security

Tim Brom Senior Security Researcher | Grimm

3:25 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

Landuse Classification of Satellite Imagery

Suneel Marthi Apache Software Foundation

3:25 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook G

Data Lakes Don’t Have To Be Camp Crystal Lake

Kevin McGinley CTO | Snowflake

TRANSITION | 4:10 PM - 4:15 PM
ENTERTAINMENT | 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
REGISTRATION | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
WELCOME | BALLROOM | 8:00 AM - 8:25 AM
AM SESSION 1 | 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
8:30 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery D

Feed Your Inner Data Scientist: JavaScript Tools for Data Visualization and Filtering

Doug Mair Director of Consulting | Improving Enterprises

8:30 am | 45 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook H

K-12 Robotics Demo, part 1

8:30 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery C

Taking the brakes off precision medicine

Marie Mooney Duke University School of Medicine

8:30 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

Abductive theorizing: Using big data and machine learning

Omar Malik Associate Professor of Management | Heidelberg University School of Business, Computer Science, and Information Technology

8:30 am | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

Data Science, Ethics, and Human-Centered Design

Lisa Nash Data Scientist and Designer | IDEO

8:30 am | 45 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook G

K-12 Teachers Workshop, part 1

Bradford Dykes Assistant Professor of Statistics | Grand Valley State University

8:30 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

Machine Learning from Scratch

Collin Prather Student | Cornerstone University

TRANSITION | 9:15 AM - 9:20 AM
AM SESSION 2 | 9:20 AM - 10:05 AM
9:20 am | 45 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook H

K-12 Robotics Demo, part 2

9:20 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery C

Governance: Data in the Service Express Ecosystem

Chad Botbyl Business Intelligence Analyst | Service Express

9:20 am | 45 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook G

K-12 Teachers Workshop, part 2

Bradford Dykes Assistant Professor of Statistics | Grand Valley State University

9:20 am | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

Firehose Data Science: Real-Time Analytics of Twitter Feeds

David Corliss Data Scientist | Ford Motor Company, Manufacturing Forecasting

9:20 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

Harry the Hedgehog Learns You A Communication

Laura Mosher Developer | Planning Center

9:20 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

Model Developement from Concept to Implementation

Zach Drescher Steelcase

9:20 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery D

Cybersecurity Risk Management as Shared Responsibility among Stakeholders in the Medical Devices Industry

Maria Lai-Ling Lam Professor of Business | Calvin College

REFRESHMENTS | 10:05 AM - 10:25 AM
AM SESSION 3 | 10:25 AM - 11:10 AM
10:25 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

Cloud Ready DevOps Using Azure and VSTS

Dinesh Pillai Meijer

10:25 am | 45 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook G

K-12 Teachers Workshop, part 3

Bradford Dykes Assistant Professor of Statistics | Grand Valley State University

10:25 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

Open Source Data Management for Industry 4.0

Michael Ger Sr. Director | Hortonworks Industry Solutions

10:25 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery D

Predictive Modeling and the Variance-Bias Trade Off

Laura Kapitula Associate Professor of Statistics | Grand Valley State University

10:25 am | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

Big Data and Analytics: From Marketing Buzz to Reality

Barzan Mozafari Professor, Computer Science and Engineering | University of Michigan

10:25 am | 45 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook H

K-12 Robotics Demo, part 3

10:25 am | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery C

Using Big Data and AI to Discover Therapeutics

Bin Chen Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Human Development | Michigan State University

Transition | 11:10 AM - 11:15 AM
AM SESSION 4 (PLENARY) | 1:15 AM - 12:00 AM
11:15 am | 40 MINS Keynote

Ballroom

Cultivating Creativity in Data Work

Hilary Parker Data Scientist | StitchFix

Lunch | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
PM SESSION 1 | 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook H

What’s up with Blockchain and Healthcare Biz

Kurian Kattukkaran Researcher | Grand Rapids BigDATA

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery D

On the way to our factory of the future with the industrial internet of things

Eric Anderson Senior Analyst, Advanced Analytics | Steelcase

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

SQL, Python and R Together

Tom O’Neill CTO | Periscope Data

1:30 pm | 45 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery C

Java Cloud Latency

Matt Schuetze Senior Sales Engineer | AppDynamics

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

Statistical Problem Solving: the Art and Science of Learning and Teaching from Data at the School Level

Christine Franklin K-12 Statistics Ambassador and ASA Fellow | American Statistical Association

1:30 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

How to Stop a Robot from Taking Your Job

Jessica Tower President | Tower & Company Consulting

TRANSITION | 2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
PM SESSION 2 | 2:20 PM - 3:05 PM
2:20 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery B

A Data Analytics Use Case: Pharmaceutical Development

Kevin Kesseler Founder | AdderStone Predictive Analytics

2:20 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery D

Machine Learning Models: From Research to Production

Sagar Kewalramani Solution Architect | Cloudera

2:20 pm | 40 MINS Invited Talk

Grand Gallery E/F

Big Data in Healthcare: Opportunity and Peril

Dale E. Green Professor of Health Policy and Management | University of Georgia College of Public Health

2:20 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery C

Java Cloud Latency II

Matt Schuetze Senior Sales Engineer | AppDynamics

2:20 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery A

Research Discussion

Neil Carlson Director, Center for Social Research | Calvin College

2:20 pm | 40 MINS Contributed Talk

Grand Gallery Overlook H

Community Activation: Tools to Inform and Engage

Jeremy Pyne Geographic Information Systems Manager | Community Research Institute, GVSU

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION | BALLROOM | 3:05 PM - 4:10 PM
TRANSITION | 4:10 PM - 4:15 PM