Big Data Conference at Haas to Feature Top CIOs, Nov. 1

Maximizing the use of big data will be the focus of a one-day conference at the Haas school on Nov. 1 hosted by the Fisher CIO Leadership Program.

The conference will feature talks by some of the biggest players in the IT sector, who will explain how they are using big data to improve their companies' operations. Among them:

  •  Kim Stevenson, Chief Investment Officer, Intel
    "Uncovering the Hidden Business Potential Through Big Data and Analytics"
  • Bill Ruh, VP, GE Global Software Center
    "The Industrial Internet"
  • Anjul Bhambhri, VP of Big Data, IBM
    "Smarter Decision Making – Leverage Big Data to Gain New Actionable
  • Hugh Williams, VP Experience, Search & Platforms, eBay
    “Big Data at Ebay"
  • Geoffrey Moore, Author, Crossing the Chasm
    "Big Data: Great Idea─What Are You Going to Do About It?" 
  • David Henke, SVP, LinkedIn
    “Making Big Data Work for LinkedIn Members and Partners”

In addition, Bask Iyer, CIO of Juniper Networks, will lead a panel discussion with speakers from morning talks and Oliver Halter, technology consulting principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers, will lead a panel discussion with afternoon speakers.

Big data also will be the focus of the second annual Haas Technology Challenge Case Competition from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3. The invitation-only competition, organized by students in the Haas Technology Club, will pit teams from 10 top business schools against each other as they solve a case involving General Electric, the competition's lead sponsor. The Fisher Center for Management and Technology and Adobe Systems are also co-sponsors.

Attendees at the Fisher Center Big Data Conference are invited to attend the last day of the Technology Case Competition Nov. 3 with no additional fee. More information on the competition is available at

The Fisher Center's Big Data Conference on Nov. 1 will run from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room and be followed by a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. The event is sponsored by TEKsystems.

Early-bird registration for the big data conference will be available until Oct. 26. For more information, visit To register, visit<