Session Category: General Session

May 6, 2019

4:15  -  5:30

Grand Ballroom CD

General Session 1: Revolutionizing Motorsports with Real-Time Analytics and Statistics

Motorsports has historically provided the ultimate proving ground for new technology. From the debut of the rear-view mirror in the 1911 Indianapolis 500 to the development of complex data acquisition software in the 1990s to the use of data-driven machine learning in the 2010s, the automobile racing industry – and specifically NASCAR – has always … Continued

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May 7, 2019

8:30  -  9:45

Grand Ballroom CD

General Session 2: Lighthouse: Duke Energy’s Journey to Transform our Business Leveraging Digital Capabilities

The energy utilities industry is experiencing change and disruption at an unprecedented pace. Customers’ expectations are rapidly increasing and many new entrants are entering our space with competitive alternatives to our core products and services. To thrive in this rapidly changing environment, we must act with urgency and transform our operations and the customer experience … Continued

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General Session 3: Drop the Ball: Epic Failures Lead to Epic Breakthroughs

5:00  -  6:30

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General Session 3: Drop the Ball: Epic Failures Lead to Epic Breakthroughs

Devin has learned that failure isn’t a dead end, it’s just a fork in the road (like when he got X’d by Mel B and booted off America’s Got Talent). Learn how taking risks, “dropping the ball,” picking up the ball, and repeating that process makes you a winner…and may the fork be with you. You’ll learn: Step-by-step strategies for accomplishing goals. How to use failure to your advantage.

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May 8, 2019

8:00  -  9:00

Grand Ballroom CD

General Session 4: Using AI to Rebuild a Data Ecosystem – The Red Ventures Journey

The days of artificial intelligence are here. In many organizations, traditional human-powered analytical tasks are being replaced by machine learning systems that can do them faster, more consistently and drive better business outcomes. The power of these systems, however, comes from the type, amount, granularity and quality of data available to them. This talk will cover lessons learned … Continued

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Lunch & General Session 5: Predictive Analytics: Applications in the Power Industry

12:30  -  2:00

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Lunch & General Session 5: Predictive Analytics: Applications in the Power Industry

The electric power grid is witnessing enormous challenges in integrating new bi-directional energy resources that are more intermittent than former central generating stations, and simultaneously supplying reliable and resilient energy under rigorous climate change demands. This session will focus on how predictive analytics has played a vital role in managing asset health for over a … Continued

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