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Big Data, Analytics & Industry Implications Conference

Institute for Financial Services Analytics

Friday, October 19, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Big Data, Analytics & Industry Implications Conference

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Lerner College of Business & Economics'

Institute for Financial Services Analytics


Big Data, Analytics & Industry Implications Conference


Friday, October 19, 2012

8:30 am - 1 pm

** Please note the change in venue - the conference is now being held at Clayton Hall

If you plan to join us for lunch, please register for the conference and lunch separately.

 Please contact Kim Ragan at 302-831-1760 or ragank@udel.edu if you have questions or need special accommodations.


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8:30 a.m. - Opening Remarks

8:40 a.m. - Presentation "Big Data in Financial Services: Opportunities & Challenges" by Dr. Raghav Madhavan, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

9:25 a.m. - Presentation "Big Data for the Financial Industry: New Insights, New Value?!" by Dr. Dave Schrader, Director of Strategy & Marketing, Teradata Corporation

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:20 a.m. - Presentation "Getting More Knowledge Out of Our Data for Better Decisions" by Dr. Anastasia Christianson, Senior Director & Global Discipline Lead for Biomedical Informatics, R&D Information, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

10:55 a.m. - Presentation "How Big Data Helps Manage Big IT Infrastructure? Making Sense of Machine Chatter" by Mr. Vess Bakalov, Chief Technology Officer, SevOne Corporation

11:30 a.m. - Panel Discussions by UD Faculty Members from Engineer & Lerner Colleges:

    • Dr. Hui Fang, Assistant Professor, Computer & Electrical Engineering
    • Dr. Harry Wang, Associate Professor, Accounting & Information Systems
    • Dr. Skip White, Professor, Accounting & Information Systems
    • Dr. Cathy Wu, Edward G. Jefferson Chair Professor, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
    • Dr. Bintong Chen (Moderator), Professor, Business Administration

12:10 p.m. - Lunch in the Lerner Atrium

1:00 p.m. - Conference Adjourns


Featured Speakers

Dr. Raghav Madhavan, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase


Dr. Raghav Madhavan currently serves as a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase.  Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Raghav spent over 18 years as managing director at Morgan Stanley.  He also served as an adjunct professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, teaching IT courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Raghav holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology with a minor in Finance from New York University-Leonard N. Stern School of Business.  He has a Masters in Computer Science from University of Detroit, Masters in Statistics & Operations Research from Indian Statistical Institute and a B.S. in Applied Sciences from Anna University.


Dr. Anastasia Christianson, Senior Director & Global Discipline Lead for Biomedical Informatics, R&D Information, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals


Dr. Christianson is Senior Director in R&D Information at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals responsible for delivering the Information needs of Neuroscience and R&D Strategy, Portfolio and Performance.

Anastasia obtained her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania followed by postdoctoral training at Harvard University in Cellular and Developmental Biology. She began her professional career at a small biotech company, DNX Biotherapeutics, Inc., before moving to Zeneca. Anastasia has led Drug Project Teams, set up Genomics and Bioinformatics in Wilmington, and established Biomedical Informatics in Clinical Development before moving to R & D Information. 

Outside AstraZeneca, Anastasia has held adjunct professor appointments at area universities including Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University chaired the external advisory committee of the Quantitative Biology degree program at the University of Delaware and was actively involved in the establishment of this program. She has also contributed to the development of the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, a collaborative center established by the University of Louisiana and Drexel University and funded by NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research and is a member of the editorial team for the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics.


Mr. Vess Bakalov, Chief Technology Officer & SVP of Products                    SevOne Corporation

As one of the co-founders of SevOne, Vess Bakalov serves as Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for leading the company’s product development and design, and overall vision of the technology architecture.  Prior to SevOne, Mr. Bakalov served in a number of senior technical positions at BankOne, including Assistant Vice President and Network Architect. He also led the network management team for the Credit Card Services division of the company, which was the largest issuer of VISA credit cards in the U.S. During his time at BankOne, Mr. Bakalov also taught undergraduate and graduate courses as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Delaware. 

Mr. Bakalov began his career as a technical advisor for a fast-growing CLEC. There, he led the design and engineering effort behind that company's first DSL deployment. He was also in charge of architecting and developing the network management and instrumentation strategy for the firm.  He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1999 with a BS degree in Computer Science.


Dr. David Schrader, Director of Strategy & Marketing, Teradata Corporation

Dr. Dave Schrader is one of the Marketing Directors for Teradata. He is responsible for marketing the Active Intelligence initiative, intended to help Teradata customers and prospects derive more value from their Enterprise Data Warehouses by writing new applications and portlets using traditional and big data to create insights for front-line employees and systems. This includes frontline systems like Call Centers and the web, as well as industry-specific points of contact like banking ATMs and retail scanner devices.  He is currently focused on collecting the best customer practices of AI, and helping customers fast-track new uses of Teradata, Teradata Aster, and Aprimo technologies.

 He joined Teradata in 1991 and held various positions in Engineering - Advanced Development until 1998 when he moved into Marketing. Schrader holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, has published widely in the area of Customer Management, and presents talks world-wide at Teradata and industry events on how companies can get a competitive edge from using technology.  In the past 2 years, he invented and has produced episodes of “Business Scenario Investigations” (BSI), a CSI-like “show” on YouTube that shows how data forensic investigators solve business problems by analyzing tweets, social media, geospatial, and other types of data.  He is on the board of the Teradata University Network, and regularly gives talks to students and faculty.


Panel Participants 


Dr. Hui Fang, Assistant Professor, Computer and Electrical Engineering

Hui Fang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Delaware. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and 2007, and B.S degree from Tsinghua University in 2001 respectively. Her primary research interest is information retrieval and text mining, with focus on enterprise search, search results diversification and axiomatic retrieval models. She received the ACM SIGIR 2004 Best Paper Award and 2010-2012 HP Labs Innovation Research Awards.

Dr. Harry Wang, Associate Professor, Accounting and Information Systems 

Harry Jiannan Wang is Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. He received Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Eller College of Management, University of Arizona. His research interests include business process management, business analytics and intelligence, services computing, and enterprise systems. He has published several research articles in these areas in journals and conferences, such as Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Database Management, Information Technology and Management, International Journal of Web Services Research, Journal of Information Systems and E-Business Management, Communication of the AIS, IEEE IT Professional, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), and Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).


Dr. Skip White, Professor, Accounting and Information Systems 

Clinton E. White, Jr. (Skip) currently serves as the Associate Chair for MIS in the Department of Accounting & MIS at the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business & Economics.  In addition to faculty positions at Penn State and Delaware, he is the author of The Accountant’s Guide to XBRL and The Guide & Workbook for Understanding XBRL. Professor White has published numerous articles in academic and professional journals, conducted numerous academic and professional workshops around the world, and is the founding Webmaster for the American Accounting Association. His recent efforts have been focused on XBRL and other emerging XML-based technologies and their effect in various areas of business.  He received his BA in History & Government from Western Kentucky University, MBA from University of Louisville and DBA from Indiana University.  He served as a Military Intelligence Specialist in the First Special Action Force in Southeast Asia and worked as a Branch Manager and Loan Officer at a Savings & Loan in Louisville, Kentucky.  


Dr. Cathy Wu, Edward G. Jefferson Chair Professor, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Cathy H. Wu is the Edward G. Jefferson Chair and Director of the Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Professor of Departments of Computer & Information Sciences and of Biological Sciences, and Director of Bioinformatics Master’s and PhD Programs at the University of Delaware. She has conducted bioinformatics research for over 20 years and directed the Protein Information Resource (PIR) to support genomics and systems biology research, with over 10 million web hits per month by researchers worldwide from 100,000 unique sites. Professor Wu’s research involves management, integration, mining, analysis and visualization of big data in biology and medicine. She is the PI/Co-PI on several large NIH and NSF consortium projects and serves on several advisory boards, including the NIH Protein Structure Initiative, the ACM SIGBioinformatics, and the international Human Proteome Organization. She has published about 180 peer-reviewed papers and eight books and conference proceedings, and given about 140 invited talks.


Dr. Bintong Chen (Moderator), Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Business Administration

Bintong Chen is associate dean for research and professor of business administration at University of Delaware’s Lerner College for Business and Economics. He received his Ph.D. in operations management/research from the Wharton School, M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and B.S. degrees in ship-building and naval architecture as well as electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.  He has taught operations management/research related classes at undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels. His research interests include optimization techniques and applied business modeling. He is published in many high quality academic journals and his research work has been widely cited. He is currently a senior editor for Production and Operations Management. He has supervised and worked on consulting projects for JPMC, Delaware Department of Transportation, Nordstrom, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, Key Bank, Northwest Dairy Farm, Burlington Northern Rail, AT&T.   He received several teaching, research, and faculty excellence awards at both college and university levels. He was recently selected to be a board of director for APICS.








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