Western Michigan IT Forum

  • Big Data and the Internet of Things
    Opportunities, Challenges and Trends
    Friday, November 4, 2016 Fetzer Center
    Western Michigan University,

Although online registration is now closed, you may register in person on Friday during the event

Keynote Presentations

Richard Hook

Hook
Chief Information Officer, Penske Corporation, and Senior Vice President and CIO, Penske Automotive Group

"Driving Technology @ Penske Corporation"

Dan Fay

Fay
Senior Director, Strategic Research Engagements, Microsoft

"Unlocking Information with IoT and the Cloud"

Dr. Kuanchin Chen

Chen
Professor, Business Information Systems, WMU

"Business Analytics Education at WMU and in the United States"

Special Speakers

Joseph Tan

Tan
Professor of eHealth Informatics & eBusiness Innovation, McMaster University, and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, McMaster University, Canada

"The Emerging Digitization Revolution: How Big Data/IoTs, Social Media and New Informatics Competencies will Impact on Humanity Future"

Peter Pearce

Pearce
Principal, Baker Tilly Management & Technology Consulting, Enterprise Solutions

"Modern Cloud Enterprise-wide Business Technology-Big data, Analytics, Business IoT and the Power of Multi-tenancy"

Jim Vandermey

VanderMey
Chief Innovation Officer, Open Systems Technologies

"The Business Imperative for Analytics and Organizational Integration in Enterprise IoT Implementations"

Plenary Sessions

Ganapa "Sashi" Murthy

Murthy
Senior Innovation Lead, Global Commercial Technology Solutions, Kellogg Company

": IoT Wearables Powering "Quantified Self" Movement"

Andrew
Targowski

Targowski
Professor, Business Information Systems, WMU

"From Big Data to Big Wisdom Towards the Integrational Model of Computerized Business-oriented Cognition"

 

Guarav
Dave

Dave
Senior Director Infrastructure Services, WMU

"WMU's Cyber Infrastructure: The Invisible Path"

Beth Wolniewicz

Wolniewicz

Higher Education Specialist, Splunk
Presentation

"IoT and the Art of Possibility--Medicine, Sports, Student Success and the Presidential Election"

Workshops

SAS Data Analytics Demo


George Habek, Sr. Analytical Training Consultant—Education Practice—Global Academic Program

Agile Project Management Workshop

Haskins Lim
Gabrielle B Haskins, (left), Project Management Professional, Chief Project Officer  for Project Executive Coaching.
Mei Lim, Senior IT Project Manager, MESSA

Paper Sessions

IT Forum is very well attended by participants and presenters from the industry and academics:

  • Industry Participants
  • Academic Participants
  • Student Participants
Submit a paper or presentation

Sponsors

Your company can help continue bringing high quality industry presentations and research papers to the Western Michigan IT Forum, promoting industry knowledge and networking opportunities for industry experts, academics leaders and students.

Sponsor the IT Forum

Registration

Online registration is now closed. If you have not registered but plan to attend, you may register on-site during the event. Call the conference hotline if you have any questions: (269) 387-5411. Join us for a quality academic conference that will explore vital and critical information security and privacy topics in business, industry, healthcare, government and education.

Registration is closed.

Paper Submissions
We invite you to participate.

The Western Michigan IT Forum, hosted by the Department of Business Information Systems at the Haworth College of Business, bridges academia and industry. It provides an important forum for the exchange of ideas and information for educators, students, professionals, employers, and state and local governments.

You are cordially invited to join us for a quality professional conference that will explore big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) topics in business, industry, healthcare, government, and education. The Western Michigan IT Forum invites papers from

  • Improving Data Analytic Techniques
  • Big Data Tools and Deployment Platforums
  • Data Visualization
  • Fraud Detection
  • Big Data Anlytics in Healthcare: Potentials and Challenges
  • Information Integration at Large Volume of Data
  • Collection, Visualization and Communication of Big Data
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Securing IoT Communications; Risks and Challenges
  • Smart Management and Control with IoT: Personal, Residential, Community, Industrial and Global
  • Modularity in IoT: Connecting the Dots
  • Healthcare IoT: Possibilities and Challenges
  • Posters on Big Data Analytics and IoT

 

Submission Types

Important Dates

  • September 19: Full papers submission deadline
  • September 26: Abstract submission deadline
  • October 3: Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • October 17: Final revisions of accepted papers due

Official Publication Opportunity: If accepted, refereed research papers will be published in the conference proceedings, Western Michigan IT Forum Transactions, and will be scheduled for presentation during the concurrent presentation sessions. Acceptance of abstracts and papers are subject to final approval by the track chairs.

Submit your paper

 

7:15 – 7:55 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome Message

Dr. Daniel Dan Litynski, Vice President for Research, Western Michigan University
Satish Deshpande, Interim Dean, Haworth College of Business
Kirsch Auditorium

8:15 – 9:10 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Richard Hook, Senior Vice President and CIO, Penske
Kirsch Auditorium

9:15 – 10:10 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Dan Fay, Senior Director, Strategic Research Engagements, Microsoft
Kirsch Auditorium

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break & Networking

10:30 – 11:55 a.m.

Concurrent Presentation Sessions

  • Session 1: Internet of Things
  • Session 2: Big Data Analytics
  • Session 3: IoT/Big Data Education
  • Session 4: Health Analytics/IoT
  • Session 5: Agile PM Workshop
  • Session 6: SAS DA Demo
Noon – 1:25 p.m.

IT Forum Luncheon & Special Presentation

Special Presentation: Dr. KC Chen, Professor of Business Information Systems, Business Analytics Education at WMU and in the U.S.
Banquet Room (1035)

1:30 – 2:40 p.m.

Academic and Industry Best Practices in Big Data/IoT

Joseph Tan, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, McMaster University, Canada
Peter Pearce, Principal, Baker Tilly Management & Technology Consulting, Enterprise Solutions
Jim VanderMey, Chief Innovation Officer, Open Systems Technologies
Kirsch Auditorium

2:40 – 3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break and Networking

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Big Data/IoT Plenary Session

Gaurav Dave, Senior Director Infrastructure Services, WMU
Ganapy Murthy, Sr. Innovation Lead, Kellogg Company
Andrew Targowski, Professor, Western Michigan University
Beth Wolneiwicz, Spunk
Kirsch Auditorium

4:30 – 4:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Raffle

Kirsch Auditorium