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Business Analytics Speaker Series

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The Center for Business Analytics highlights practitioners across industries, welcoming thought leaders from globally renowned organizations to share their insight and expertise with students and faculty. From Google, Mastercard and Spotify to Twitter, PepsiCo and UPS, featured organizations discuss how they leverage data for decision-making and offer advice for future analytics professionals.

Upcoming Speaker Series

Data-Driven Real Estate Decisions: Ben Litvinas, SVP, Data Science and Analytics

Thursday, February 23, 2023
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Gerri C. LeBow Hall
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

This event welcomes Ben Litvinas, Senior Vice President of Data Science and Analytics for Litvinas will discuss his role leading the organization’s data-driven initiatives and how leverages analytics for decision making.

Litvinas is responsible for’s data-driven culture, including business intelligence, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep learning efforts, as well as the centralized analytics, testing and experimentation functions. His team is responsible for leveraging data to help augment and inform the company’s decision making, operations and strategy in addition to leveraging machine learning to power many of the consumer-facing, personalized product experiences that are enjoyed by millions of consumers.

Prior to joining in 2020 as Vice President of Data Science, Litvinas spent six years at Comcast, where he led the development of Comcast’s homegrown AI decisioning platform, which powered many aspects of Go-To-Market for Comcast’s consumer business. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and GRA, Inc., where he partnered closely to embed data science and advanced analytics with commercial and government clients.

Litvinas holds degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Franklin & Marshall College and an MBA from Villanova University.

Events are open to the public and are intended to foster a community of learning. Students, alumni and professionals in the analytics community are invited to attend.

Register on the LeBow event calendar or on Meetup.

Past Events

Nathaniel Greywoode, Twitter's advanced analytics lead

Twitter @ LeBow: How the Social Platform Uses Data

Nathaniel Greywoode, advanced analytics lead for Twitter, shared how the social media platform leverages data for decision-making.

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Students attending lecture by MasterCard's Chief Data Officer

Beyond Payments: Insights from Mastercard’s Chief Data Officer

JoAnn Stonier, chief data officer for Mastercard, spoke at LeBow about leveraging data for responsible innovation and organizational decision-making.

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Eduardo Weinstein of Google at the Business Analytics Speaker Series

Google Talks Analytics at LeBow

The head of analytics and attribution for Google’s Technology Telecom team tells students: “Recognize trends and know how to work with the data.”

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Bill Powell of ARI Global Fleet Management Services

ARI: Data-driven Fleet Management

Bill Powell of ARI Global Fleet Management Services spoke to LeBow students as part of the Business Analytics Speaker Series, sharing how analytics impact his work.

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Comcast Analytics Director Speaks at LeBow

Comcast Analytics Director: “Choose Your Sandbox”

LeBow’s business analytics program welcomed Yasmine Ndassa, PhD, of Comcast to present to students as part of the Business Analytics Speaker Series.

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QVC VP: Storytelling “Foundational” in Bringing Analytics to Life

LeBow welcomed Peter Goodnough, VP, consumer insights and analytics at QVC, at its first Business Analytics Speaker Series event of the fall term.

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Razorfish Health VP of Analytics Speaks at LeBow

Data “at the Core” of Razorfish Health

Keri Hettel, VP of analytics, and Mike Sarnoski, senior business analyst, visited LeBow to discuss their use of predictive analytics to make smarter business decisions at Razorfish Health.

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Jack Levis, of UPS, speaks to Drexel LeBow Business students about big data

UPS: A Technology Company With Truck

Jack Levis, senior director of process management for UPS, spoke at Drexel LeBow about the importance not just of big data but also of big decision and big insight.

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Diana Jones

Executive Director, Center for Business Analytics, Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

(215) 571-3545

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