BI & Analytics Peer Group

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Name: BI & Analytics Peer Group
Date: February 18, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST
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Event Description:

Online registration is closed. Onsite registration will be available.

The Great Divide:
Nashville's Hiring Challenges for Analytics Talent

Greater Nashville/Middle TN is faced with human capital dilemma; i.e. the insufficiency of IT and Analytics talent to support Nashville's tremendous business growth. 

A panel of experts will discuss the acute employment challenges faced by Middle Tennessee organization and creative strategies they use to address this problem. Perspectives from educational institutions, employers and HR will be presented during this interactive session. 

Panel will include:

Dr. Charlie Apigian, Professor & Director of Data Science Institute, Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Charlie Apigian is a Professor and Director of the Data Science Institute at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches big data concepts with machine learning and predictive analytics. The Data Science Institute works to partner business and academics to solve real problems and create a data driven approach to analytical thinking and strategic decision making. Prior to becoming Director, he was the Chair of the Computer Information Systems department at MTSU, which has over 400 undergraduate and 100 graduate students majoring in Information Systems. Dr. Apigian's focus and passion is on research in big data concepts and working with the Nashville community to be a leader in technology and data science and has led the development of an undergraduate degree in Data Science and a graduate certificate, which start in the Fall 2020.  He has authored and co-authored over 30 papers and presentations in technology related journals and recently won the 2018 Nashville Technology Council IT Community Leader of the Year and is a finalist for the 2020 NTC Data Scientist of the Year.

Sean Cofoid, Envision Health
Sean is a healthcare analytics leader with experience spanning from startups to enterprise. In his current role, Sean is helping to build Envision Healthcare's first enterprise analytics function. Sean also teaches a course on information and analytics at Lipscomb's College of Business. Outside of work, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristin, and their three young children: Amabelle and identical-twins Bennett and Elliott.    

Megan Heim, Vice President, Furst Group
Megan Heim is a transformational healthcare and business leader who envisions, champions, and advances creative solutions that enable healthcare organizations to achieve their missions. Based in Nashville, a recognized healthcare epicenter and hub for healthcare innovation, Megan brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and consulting solutions to her clients, who populate a wide spectrum of the industry, from providers to payers to healthcare technology and services.  She has worked with non-profit, for profit and investment backed organizations and is highly committed to the mission of leading cultural and gender diversity initiatives in the healthcare industry by educating leaders and organizations to successfully attract, promote, and retain diverse professionals. 

 Dr. Glenn Acree, Professor of Mathematics, Belmont University
Dr. Glenn Acree is a Professor of Mathematics at Belmont University, and the author of the university's newly launched undergraduate programs in Data Science. He has held several roles at Belmont including Director of the Pathways to STEM scholarship program, Director of the Institute for Computing Related Disciplines, Academic Outreach and Undergraduate Research Director, and Assistant Provost of the university. Active in the Middle Tennessee technology community, he has served on the Executive Committee and Board of the Nashville Technology Council, the Board of TNHIMSS, and the Workforce Development Committee of Life Science Tennessee. He is also committed to the advancement of the local Developer and Data Science communities with a passion for creating opportunities for collaboration and cooperation across organizations from academia and industry.

Food and drinks sponsored by:

Tech Hill Commons 
500 Interstate Blvd. S, Suite 210
Nashville, TN 37210      
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, February 18
5:00pm- 6:30pm
Contact Information:
Dominique Butts
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