2018 OTM Symposium: The Importance of Big Data in Today's Business World

Big Data .jpg

IGNW is excited to sponsor University of Portland’s 3rd Annual Operations & Technology Symposium.

University of Portland's Pamplin School of Business is pleased to present its 3rd annual Operations & Technology Symposium as part of the Pamplin Education Series! This year's theme: The Importance of Big Data in today's Business world.

This annual event congregates thought-leaders in the OTM space (IT managers, business analysts, project, operations and supply chain managers, business intelligence analysts/managers, market research analysts, procurement managers, product developers, etc.) to spotlight the latest trends, initiate dialogue and network with fellow professionals. All attendees receive a digital badge. Networking reception also included featuring hors d'oeuvres and beverages.


Keynote Speaker -

  • Abhijit Pandit, Chief Technology Officer, OHSU

Breakout Session(s) -

Session I

The Cloud, Data Science, and Enterprise Automation - Challenges, Use Cases, and Benefits

  • Presented by Jason Ruhman and Karl Rutledge, formerly Aera Tech, Columbia, Nike

Session II

Real Opportunities in a Data-Rich World

  • Presented by Dave Friesen, The Standard, Senior Director

Session III

Democratize Information Across the Enterprise 
Data size & complexity is only increasing; which makes it harder for business leaders to access the information they need to make decisions. What are the challenges with traditional approaches to providing information to non-technical business users? How do we leverage Artificial Intelligence provide easy access to information and identify what’s the most important?

  • Presented by Todd LaFavers, ThoughtSpot, Senior Engineer

Conclude with Networking Reception