Analytics Pioneer and
Analytics 3.0: Where Big Data and Traditional Analytics Meet
Hear first-hand from the thought-leader who pioneered the concept of “Competing on Analytics.” Davenport’s best-selling 2006 Harvard Business Review article and 2007 book, co-authored with Jeanne Harris, launched the revolution that has made analytics the hottest business trend and “data scientist” the sexiest job profile. His most recent book, Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics, with Jinho Kim, has been called “the quantitative literacy guide” for managers. Davenport has written or edited 16 other books, and over 100 articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, and many other publications. He is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology & Management at Babson College, Fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business, Co-Founder of the International Institute for Analytics, and Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics.
Director, Sales Planning and Analytics, Walt Disney Parks
As Director of Sales Channel Planning and Analytics for Disney Destinations worldwide, Kathy Kilmer oversees the teams responsible for providing analytical and technology integration support across the sales teams and contact centers. Prior to her current role, she was Director of Industrial Engineering for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, overseeing more than 120 industrial engineers who serve as internal business consultants. Kilmer holds a B.S.I.E. from Purdue University, and two master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida: a master's of science degree in O.R. and an executive MBA. In addition to many keynote speaking engagements, she is on Purdue University's Engineering Advisory board and INFORMS Analytics Certification Board, and she has been featured on the Today in America show. Kilmer is a recipient of IIE’s Fellows Award, Purdue University's Outstanding IE Alumni Award and Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, and is in Purdue University’s Engineering Cooperative Education Hall of Fame.