Women in Analytics Conference #WIA2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
@ The Faculty Club in Columbus
5:30 – ­9 p.m. | Networking & hors d’oeuvres Tickets $20

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We’re gathering Ohio’s brightest data analysts to share their knowledge, experiences, and climbs to the top of an elaborate and growing career. From students to experienced professionals, we invite the public to learn and spread awareness about the thriving world of women in data analytics.

Join us at Ohio’s first Women in Analytics Conference to meet local data leaders and to discuss how to advance the industry.



Patty Morrison, E xecutive VP, Customer Support Services & CIO at Cardinal Health Morrison is responsible for Cardinal Health’s enterprise‐wide information technology.

Previously she was EVP and CIO for Motorola, CIO of Office Depot, Inc., and senior‐level information technology positions at General Electric Co., PepsiCo, Inc., The Procter & Gamble Co. and The Quaker Oats Co. A respected and experienced IT professional, she is a recipient of the Fisher‐Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership. She has dedicated her career to using technology to solve business problems.

Kathy Koontz, Associate Vice President, Customer Insights & Analytics at Nationwide Insurance 

Britney Williams­Ward, Senior Consultant, North American Analytics Center at IBM

Jennifer Bleen, VP, Senior Operations Analyst, Enterprise Data and Analytics at Huntington National Bank

Stan Lucas, Associate Vice President, Customer & Business Insights at Lane Bryant Allison Jones­Farmer, V an Andel Professor of Business Analytics at Miami University

Speakers will cover an array of topics:

●  The necessity of technical experience, the power of multiple perspectives, and the significance of

discovery and research in the analytics community.

●  Understanding where women currently thrive within the industry, where they are underrepresented, and what the community can do to support an increase in diversity across the spectrum of analytics.

●  Defining the necessary skills to successfully contribute to and lead within the analytics community.

●  How to generate awareness and support of women in the analytics community.

Ticket proceeds will be donated to OSU’s student­ led Big Data and Analytics Association t o cover the costs of operations, networking events, and career fairs.