TUESDAY, February 26 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Annenberg center for the performing arts, Harold l. zellerbach theater

      

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The focus on data analytics continues to grow by leaps and bounds across all industries and is revolutionizing the workplace. This boom has driven the demand for skilled professionals and the need for educators to incorporate data analytics in secondary and postsecondary curriculums.  Data analytics cuts across various industries and leaders are looking for skilled professionals to provide revolutionary insights to help make better business decisions.

This Town Hall will highlight the growth and power of data analytics in business, with a specific emphasis on job growth and creation and the demand for skilled workers of all levels in this field.  In addition, we will explore how education systems, both traditional and non-traditional pathways, are responding to this demand and educating students for the changing job landscape.


List of Panelists:

Scheduled to appear: (lineup is subject to change):

  • Allen Blue (Keynote Speaker), Co-founder, LinkedIn
  • Eric Bradlow, W’88, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School
  • H. Patrick Clancy,President & CEO, Philadelphia Works
  • Tsvi Gal, CTO, Morgan Stanley
  • Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Melanie Harris, CIO, School District of Philadelphia
  • Ravi Kandikonda, Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Planning, Comcast
  • Steve Kern, Deputy Director, Quantitative Sciences, Gates Foundation
  • Kevin Mahoney, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Penn Health
  • Jake Schwartz, WG’08, Co-Founder & CEO, General Assembly
  • Bhushan Sethi, Partner, Joint Global Leader, People & Organisation, PwC
  • Matt Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass Technologies

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Agenda

4:30 – 4:40 PM: Opening RemarksArt Bilger, W’75, Founder, WorkingNation & Geoffrey Garrett, Dean, The Wharton School

4:45 – 5:05 PM: Keynote SpeakerAllen Blue, Co-Founder, LinkedIn

5:10 – 5:40 PM: The Landscape of Data Analytics: Growth in data and analytics careers across various industries, including Finance, Healthcare, Media and Government.

Panelist:

  • Bhushan Sethi,Partner, Joint Global Leader, People & Organisation, PwC
  • Tsvi Gal, CTO, Morgan Stanley
  • Ravi Kandikonda, SVP Marketing, Strategy & Planning, Comcast
  • Steve Kern, Deputy Director, Quantitative Sciences, Gates Foundation
  • Kevin B. Mahoney, EVP & Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Dean, Integrative Services, Penn Medicine

5:45 – 5:55 PM: Educational Pathways OpeningMatt Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass

6:00 – 6:30 PM: Educational Pathways in Data Analytics: Response from the education system to the growth in data and analytics, including various tools and training opportunities available for students and professionals interested in analytics.

Panelist:

  • Eric Bradlow, W’88, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School
  • H. Patrick Clancy, President & CEO, Philadelphia Works
  • Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Melanie Harris, CIO, School District of Philadelphia
  • Jake Schwartz, WG’08, President, General Assembly

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About WorkingNation

Founded by philanthropist and venture capitalist Art Bilger, WorkingNation exists to expose hard truths about the looming unemployment crisis and bring the country together to create  new  jobs for a changing economy. Bilger serves as CEO of WorkingNation and has assembled a team of talented journalists and media and non-profit executives to carry out its mission. WorkingNation’s efforts include a series of original programming from award-winning directors and producers as well as other forms of interactive multimedia outreach to everyday Americans.

For more information, visit WorkingNation.com.

About The Wharton School  

For more than 135 years, Wharton has been the place where visionaries, inventors, and trailblazers get their start.  In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania — a radical idea that revolutionized both business practice and higher education.  Since then, the Wharton School has continued innovating to meet mounting global demand for new ideas, deeper insights, and  transformative leadership. We blaze trails, from the nation’s first collegiate center for entrepreneurship in 1973 to our latest research centers in alternative investments and neuroscience.

For more information, visit wharton.upenn.edu.

About Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI)

WCAI is a preeminent academic research center within the Wharton School.  WCAI focuses on the development and application of customer analytics methods. Through our broad network of top companies spanning a wide spectrum of sectors, WCAI has fostered opportunities for experiential learning and innovation in analytics for students and faculty.