The second edition of the International Workshop "Advanced Analytics & Data Science" is an event gathering academic and business leaders to discuss the challenges regarding analytically-focused educational programs designed to address real-world business needs. The conference is organized by the Warsaw School of Economics (Collegium of Economic Analyses – Institute of Statistics and Demography - Event History and Multilevel Analysis Unit) under the honorary patronage of the Chairman of the Polish Accreditation Committee – prof. Marek Rocki.

About This Conference

The 2014 conference will examine "The role of the data scientist" in the evolving world of business analytics. What is a data scientist? What does a data scientist do? What critical skills do students need to develop in order to become data scientists? We will attempt to determine whether universities are prepared to educate future data science professionals. How to educate analysts so that they meet the criteria for becoming data scientists? How to construct academic programs suited to present-day business requirements? How to educate professionals capable of using data creatively in order to secure large-scale business value?

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Krzysztof Jajuga
Professor, Department of Financial Investments and Risk Management,
Wrocław University of Economics

Professor Jajuga holds an Honorary Doctorate of Cracow University of Economics and Honorary Professorship at Warsaw University of Technology. He has taught courses in quantitative methods in finance, financial markets, financial investments and risk management in numerous programs in Poland and other countries (China, Germany, France, Sweden). He is editor-in-chief of Argumenta Oeconomica, a scientific journal listed by Journal of Citation Reports. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of the international Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions.

Prof. Goutam Chakraborty
Professor, Department of Marketing,
Oklahoma State University

Prof. Chakraborty has taught business analytics, marketing analytics, data mining, advanced data mining, database marketing, new product development, advanced marketing research, web-business strategy, interactive marketing and product management for more than 20 years. His research has been published in many scholarly journals. He coauthored the book Contemporary Database Marketing. In addition, he has served on the editorial review board of the Journal of Business Research and Journal of Academy of Marketing Science.

Speakers and Panelists

Dr Carsten Bange
Founder and CEO, Business Application Research Center - BARC GmbH

Prof. Włodzisław Duch
Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Prof. Andrzej T. Gałecki
Research Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan Medical School

Prof. Joanna Plebaniak
Dean of the Collegium of Economic Analyses, Warsaw School of Economics

Chuck Kincaid
Senior Engagement Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics Practice, Experis

Prof. Marek Rocki
Chairman of the Polish Accreditation Committee Professor, Warsaw School of Economics

Prof. Marek Niezgódka
Director, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw

Dr Iga Sikorska
Assistant Professor, Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics.
Senior Industry Consultant, SAS Poland

Dr Łukasz Bolikowski
Assistant Professor Centre for Open Science, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw

Adam P. Świrski
Vice-President of the Management Board, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Panel Discussion

Following last year’s success, the conference will end with a panel discussion. The panelists-prominent academics and industry experts - will discuss and debate “Models of cooperation between science and business”. The panel’s introductory lecture on "Models of cooperation between science and business based on the example projects of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw” will be delivered by dr Łukasz Bolikowski.

Why attend?

  • Take the opportunity to participate in an exclusive learning and networking event where academic, business and technology thought leaders discuss key advanced analytics issues.
  • Gain awareness of challenges impacting higher education advanced analytics programs.
  • Hear from industry and academic experts how to create and develop successful cooperation between academia and the business world.
  • Share knowledge, experience and best practices with speakers and fellow conference delegates.

Honorary Patronage

Polska Komisja Akredytacyjna

Conference Host

Warsaw School of Economics


14 October 2014
9.00 – 16.00

Conference Venue

Warsaw School of Economics
Building C
128 Niepodległości Ave.
Warsaw 02-554


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