On Oct. 10, experts from industry and MIT will meet in MIT’s Wong Auditorium for the annual MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges. This year's focus is “Systems Thinking and Big Data: Going Beyond the Numbers.”
Sponsored by the MIT System Design and Management (SDM) program, the event will highlight best practices for using systems thinking and big data to strategically deploy a company's technical and managerial resources. Speakers will include several SDM alumni who have risen to the top of the big data arena in their industries.
A panel discussion on “Leveraging Big Data for Business Value” will be moderated by Irving Wladawsky-Berger, vice president emeritus at IBM and visiting lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Engineering Systems Division. Panelists include:
- Mona Vernon SDM ’09 - senior director of emerging technologies at Thomson Reuters
- David Deitrich - advisory technical education consultant at Global Education Services, EMC
- Puneet Batra - former chief data scientist at Kyruus
For the conference's full lineup and to register, visit: http://sdm.mit.edu/systemsthinkingconference/2013/.