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Empowering Data Driven Business

Empowering Data-Driven Business

Our mission is to foster and grow the data ecosystem in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest.  Our experienced speakers and tutorial leaders will guide software engineers, data scientists, and data professionals through new tools and techniques to grow their careers!

Join us in our fifth year as the State's premier data and advanced analytics conference!

Important Registration Information

When registering for Data-Driven Wisconsin, you will be redirected to the MSOE Center for Professional Education system. MSOE is providing most of the conference space; please review their policies linked in the registration system.

Note: Once you complete your registration, you cannot edit it online. For any changes, please email cpe@msoe.edu or call 800-321-6763 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM.

Advanced registration closes on Sunday, July 21st at midnight. Limited same-day registration will be available.

Pricing
All-Inclusive Price
Professionals: $249
Students: $149

includes July 24 Tutorials and Dinner, and July 25 conference.
Dinner & Conference
Professionals: $189
Students: $99

includes July 24 Networking Dinner and July 25 conference.
Tutorials:          July 24
Conference:       July 25
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Diercks Hall 
Direct Supply Innovation & Technology Center at MSOE | Milwaukee, WI
Tutorials

Tutorials

A Day of Hands-on Learning
Wednesday,
July 24, 2024
7:00-8:00AM
Registration & Breakfast 
8:00AM
Tutorials Begin
Milwaukee School of Engineering  |  Diercks Hall and Campus Center
Direct Supply Innovation & Technology Center at MSOE
12PM
Lunch Break

Tutorials

Attendees learn skills in data-driven technologies and methods by participating in longer-form tutorials. Most tutorials consist of a mix of lecture and lab work and run either half or full day. Tutorials and their schedule will finalize by July 4th. We will then email registered attendees to choose which tutorials they wish to attend including what you need to do to be ready.
If you register after July 4th, we will email you within 1 business day of registration. 

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8AM-5PM
Derek Riley, Ph.D., Professor
MSOE
8AM-12PM
​Tyler Falkner, Data Scientist
Xorbix
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8AM-12PM
Jacob Hummel, Solutions Architect
Databricks
1-5PM
Jacob Hummel, Solutions Architect
Databricks
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Dinner

Dinner

Greet. Eat. Network.
Direct Supply Innovation & Technology Center at MSOE
July 24, 2024
5:00PM
Appetizers & 
Opening Remarks
6:00PM
Dinner Begins
Sponsored By
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Our keynote speaker, Chris Mattmann, as well as many other conference speakers and presenters, will be attending the Networking Dinner. There will not be a formal program; remarks from the event organizers will be made prior to dinner.

We are pleased to offer this unique opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals.

Our caterer will be able to accommodate vegan, kosher, and gluten-free requests.

Speakers
Business Track
Data Engineering Track
Data Science Track

Speakers

A Day of Insightful Talks
Thursday
July 25, 2024
Registration & Breakfast
7:30-8:30AM
8:30AM
Conference Begins
Milwaukee School of Engineering  |  Diercks Hall 
Direct Supply Innovation & Technology Center at MSOE
12PM
Lunch Break

Speaking Sessions

After our morning keynote and break, conference talks listed below will be organized into two-hour thematic sessions, with some of these sessions running in tandem.  Attendees can expect topics to include the usage of business impact of making data-driven decisions, technical introductions to AI models, data-intensive tools, and application development.  At 2:45pm there will be an additional break and scavenger hunt! 

Detailed Schedule will be posted here by July 4th.   

Track 1 Session 1 - Large Language Models

10AM-12PM

10-10:40AM
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Katie Panciera, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
MSOE
10:40-11:20AM
Sean Jones, Assistant Professor
MSOE
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11:20AM-12PM
Kevin Najimi, CFA
Causeway Capital Management

Track 2 Session 1 - Business 1
10AM-12PM

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Gregg Mattek, Head of AI Specialists - US Central, Canada, and Startups
Google
10-10:40AM
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10:40-11:20AM
Anne Dorn, VP of Legal Affairs & Managing Counsel
Direct Supply
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11:20AM-12PM
John Bukowy, Ph.D., Associate Professor
MSOE

Track 2 Session 2 - Business 2
12:45-2:45PM

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12:45-1:25PM
Industry 4.0 : Driving Business Value through Data
Aravind Kumar, Digital Automation Consulting Manager
Belden
Teresa Esser, Managing Director
Silicon Pastures Angel Investment Network
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1:25-2:05PM
Ben Paulson, President
MSOE AI-Club (MAIC)
2:05-2:45PM
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Track 1 Session 3 - Data-Driven Healthcare
3:30-5:30PM

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3:30-4:10PM
Suryanarayanan Kaushik
GE Healthcare
Brian Nett & Prakhar Prakash
GE Healthcare
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4:10-4:50PM
Katelyn Rowley
GE Healthcare
4:50-5:30PM
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Sponsors

Sponsors

Zettabyte Sponsors
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Exabyte Sponsors
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Terabyte Sponsors
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The Conference
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The Conference

For year five, Data-Driven Wisconsin Conference is pleased to take place at Milwaukee School of Engineering and Direct Supply's Innovation and Technology Center in downtown Milwaukee!

Venue

Diercks Hall at Milwaukee School of Engineering will be our home for both the first day of Tutorials and the second day of Speaker Presentations. Diercks Hall is located at 1025 N. Milwaukee St.,  Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Direct Supply's Innovation and Technology Center will host the first day's Networking Dinner, with breakfasts and lunches on both days.

Direct Supply's ITC building is located at 1020 N. Broadway,  Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Prior to attending your first conference activity, please check in at the Registration Desk inside Diercks Hall to receive your badge.

Registration Hours:

Wednesday, July 24: 7:00am-8:00pm

Thursday, July 25: 7:30am-5:30pm

Parking

Limited on-site parking in MSOE Surface Lots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that the Viets Field parking structure will not be accessible to attendees, and that the Water St. Lot is a paid lot. Click here for more parking information.

All day parking is available at many Parking Structures in downtown Milwaukee. Click here for more information.

Hotels
 

Click here to see a list of hotels in the area.

Volunteer Organizers

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Randall Kirk
EVP & Chief Scientist - Direct Supply
RJ Nowling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - MSOE
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Jeremy Kedziora, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, PieperPower Endowed Chair of Artificial Intelligence - MSOE
Ernesto Guerra Vallejos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - MSOE
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Robert Bardunias 
Managing Director - Digitamo
George Kroeninger, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Center for Professional Education - MSOE
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Andreana Moody 
Program Manager, Center for Professional Education - MSOE
Stephanie Schultz
Administrative AssistantDiercks Hall - MSOE
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