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Business Analytics Symposium

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At the Ivy College of Business, we are excited to host the 2018 Business Analytics Symposium – the premier analytics event in the state of Iowa.

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David Spalding, Raisbeck Endowed Dean

Thanks to the generosity and vision of entrepreneurs Debbie and Jerry Ivy, who recently provided us with a $50 million gift, we are now the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business. This historic gift will help us grow in key priority areas, which includes business analytics. The symposium is an important part of our growing academic programs at the college.

We have expanded the Business Analytics Symposium each year with the goal of making this the premier analytics symposium in the Midwest.  This is the must-attend event for professionals in the field of analytics who work in finance, insurance, retail, cybersecurity, and manufacturing. This is where people come to get the latest, cutting-edge information about analytics — information that will benefit their company, career, and professional knowledge.

We look forward to bringing you a full-day filled with highly qualified keynote speakers and breakout sessions led by engaging industry experts.

We are confident this symposium will sell out again this year, so I encourage you to register early! We look forward to seeing you on April 3, 2018.

David Spalding
Raisbeck Endowed Dean
Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Des Moines, Iowa

Speaker Bios
Session Descriptions


Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Venue and Travel


April 3, 2018

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:20 a.m. Keynote – Designing and Delivering Experiences using Machine Learning and AI:
Speaker: Anil Kamath
10:00 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. Session 1 (five concurrent sessions)
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:20 p.m. Keynote – Big Data Cyber Security Analytics
Speaker: Sajay Rai
1:00 p.m. Break (Ivy College of Business student poster sessions opens until 4:00 p.m.)
1:20 p.m. Session 2 (five concurrent sessions)
2:30 p.m. Break
2:50 p.m. Session 3 (six concurrent sessions)
4:00 p.m. Networking Reception


Please contact Amanda Severson at or 515-294-6882.

2018 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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PWC Logo

Cardinal Sponsors

At&T Logo
John Deere Financial Logo
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Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Kraig Paulsen to learn about our different opportunities.

Learn more about the 2017 Business Analytics Symposium.