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Big Data Day LA 2016 Keynote - Tom Horan/ Claremont Graduate University


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Big Data Day LA 2016 Keynote - Tom Horan, Dean of the Drucker-Ito School of Management & Director of the Center for Information Systems and Technology at Claremont Graduate University (CGU)

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Big Data Day LA 2016 Keynote - Tom Horan/ Claremont Graduate University

  1. 1. Big Data Insights for a Better World Thomas A. Horan, PhD. Dean, Drucker-Ito School of Management Director, Information Systems and Technology Co-Director, Transdisciplinary Studies Program July 9, 2016
  2. 2. • Claremont Graduate University is one of the Claremont Colleges (Harvey Mudd, Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, Scripps, KGI) and focuses on masters and doctoral degrees. • Over the past two years, CGU has undertaken a university-wide Big Data initiative including new programs, classes, and research projects. • In keeping with the university’s mission, the initiative has been deliberately transdisciplinary and focuses on the societal contribution of Big Data. Introduction
  3. 3. • Big Data can provide insights on business performance, markets, and economies • We have undertaken projects ranging from sentiment analysis of car dealerships to how industry cluster growth affects supply chains. • These projects and related courses include not only technical elements but business and management elements, as both perspectives are needed to translate insights into action. • An example of this is a study we did for BNSF in collaboration with the University of Minnesota. Insights: Business
  4. 4. Insights: Health • Big data provides a means to improve health care delivery. • Health care reform is affecting the ability to supply enough primary care physicians and match to patient needs. • IEHP in San Bernardino/Riverside has swelled to 1M members. • Analysis underway using transactional database (3.72TB) and data warehouse (474 GB) to develop algorithms for linking patients with providers. :
  5. 5. • Big Data can provide insights into global concerns •One study corroborates refugee accounts by documenting when villages are burned (Sudan). •Collaboration with Human Rights Watch / Holocaust Memorial Museum to monitor human rights violations using time-series satellite data. •Another study using a “drone” gathered visual data across the electromagnetic spectrum (multispectral imagery) on the southwest coast of Costa Rica. •The visual data from the drone together with 30 years of historical satellite imagery will enable researchers to determine the rate at of reforestation. Insights: Global Concerns
  6. 6. • Big Data requires changes in education. • New Courses: Big Data Across the Disciplines, Computational Skills for Industry, Consumer Digital Marketing and Analytics, Design Thinking and Research, Data Mining, Machine Learning. • New Degree Programs: Masters (MSIST, MBA) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees with specializations in data science and locational analytics, and dual IT/IS management degrees. • Research and Outreach: New data science lab and new non-degree offerings (e.g. MBA Essentials for Salesforce) and DTLA Location. Insights : Educational Changes
  7. 7. Research and Program Information THANKS!