When

Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Where

88 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Rutgers University, Livingston Hall, located inside 
Livingston Student Center

 

Driving Directions
 

Parking Directions
Visitors:  
Please park in the Yellow Lot, Lot 112 or Lot 105.  A map of these lots and the Livingston Student center is on PAGE 7 of  this document.   Note that the Livingston Student Center is in red lettering and the lots are colored in dark gray.  All lots will be marked as EVENT PARKING, are free to park in and are within close walking distance of the Livingston Student Center, which houses Livingston Hall.  No parking permits are necessary.  

Rutgers Faculty and Staff:  Please park in Lot 112 or Lot 105.  A map of these lots and the Livingston Student center is on PAGE 7 of  this document.   Note that the Livingston Student Center is in red lettering and the lots are colored in dark gray.  All lots will be marked as EVENT PARKING, are free to park in and are within close walking distance of the Livingston Student Center, which houses Livingston Hall.  No parking permits are necessary.  

Contact

Jackie Melillo 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
609-456-1858 
jmelillo@aesop.rutgers.edu 
 

New Jersey Big Data Alliance Symposium 

Partnerships in Big Data: Pathways to Transformative Innovation in New Jersey

The proliferation of data sources and the resultant deluge of digital data is significantly impacting all sectors of industry, academia and society. Challenges associated with the collection, management and analysis of extremely large data sets permeate many industry sectors in New Jersey including the financial, biopharmaceutical, insurance and energy sectors. Similarly, researchers in diverse academic fields are grappling with the transport, storage and analysis of extremely large data sets.  All share the challenge of identifying and recruiting candidates that possess the analytical skills necessary to thrive in today's data-driven world.

The New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) Symposium will be used to broaden statewide awareness of the NJBDA, a consortium of New Jersey higher education institutions, and will provide a forum for policy makers and individuals from New Jersey industry and academia to learn more about the challenges and opportunities associated with "Big Data."

Agenda

8:15 - 8:45  Breakfast and Registration

8:45 - 9:10  Welcome Remarks

  • Margaret Brennan, Associate Vice President of Economic Development at Rutgers University
  • Christopher Molloy, Senior Vice President of Research and Economic Development at Rutgers University
  • Manish Parashar, Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute

9:10 - 9:20  Introduce Senior Executives from NJBDA Institutions

9:20 - 10:20  Keynote Presentation by Christopher Greer, Director of NIST Smart Grid and Cyberphysical Systems Office

10:20 - 10:45  Coffee and Networking Break

10:45 - 11:45  Panel 1:  Big Data Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator:  David Belanger, Senior Research Fellow in the Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology

Panel Participants:

  • Lisa Sokol, Analytics Data Scientist at IBM
  • Upendra Belhe, Chief Analytics Scientist and Senior Vice President at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Parag Pruthi, Founder, Chairman and CEO of NIKSUN

11:45 - 12:45:  Lunch

12:45 - 1:45:  Panel 2:  Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce for the Big Data Economy
Moderator:  Rashmi Jain, Chair, Department of Information and Operations Management, Montclair State University

Panel Participants: 

  • Christine Nakatani, VP Product, The Wireless Registry
  • Pranay Agrawal, Co-Founder and EVP for Fractal Analytics, Inc.
  • Marina Thottan, Director at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent

1:45 - 2:15  Coffee and Networking Break

2:15 - 3:00  Invited Talk by Basel Kayyali, Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc.

3:00 - 4:00  Panel 3:  Preparing New Jersey for the Big Data Era

Opening Remarks:  Assemblyman Chivukula

Moderator:  Daniel Paolini, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, NJ Office of Information Technology

Participants:

Assemblyman Chivukula
Representatives from New Jersey Big Data Alliance Institutions
George Laskaris, President of NJEdge.net

4:00 - 5:00  Reception and Poster Session

**4:00pm Drawing**
At 4pm, there will be a drawing and 5 lucky attendees will win a copy of Dr. Stephan Kudyba's book Big Data, Mining, and Analytics from CRC Press.  Must be present to win. 

Registration has been closed but walk-ups are welcome.  We hope to see you there!  Register Now! 

Want to take advantage of sponsorship and marketing opportunities? Contact Dave Sadowski d.sadowski@rutgers.edu or 848-445-3344.