Friends & Guests

Villanova’s Center for Business Analytics has been a proud host to the nation’s brightest industry leaders, researchers and pioneers in the area of big data, business intelligence, data visualization, artificial intelligence and the internet of things respectively. We actively seek thought-leaders who are interested in giving-back to the Villanova community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and local business members who are seeking to engage in this ever-changing and expanding field.

Some of our past guest lecturers and Thought-Leaders have included:

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Lars Bjork

CEO
Qlik Tech

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Dr. Jim Goodnight

CEO and Founder
SAS

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Gary Loveman, Ph.D.

Chairman, CEO and President
Harrah's Entertainment
Currently: President of Consumer Health and Services
Aetna

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Tom Davenport

President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management
Babson College
Co-founder
International Institute for Analytics

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Thornton May

Futurist & Executive Directors
IT Leadership Academy

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Chris McCann

President
1-800-Flowers.com

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Christopher T. Gheysens '93 VSB

CEO
Wawa

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William McDermott

CEO
SAP SE

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Alicia Rankin

Director of Research
National Football League (NFL)

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Tom Klein '84 VSB

Former CEO and President
Sabre Holdings

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John Sall

Co-founder and Executive Vice President
SAS

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Ed Toben '70 VSB

Former CIO
Colgate

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Kirk Borne

Principal Data Scientist
Booz Allen Hamilton

For upcoming Thought-Leader lectures please check our upcoming events page.

If you are interested in engaging with Villanova and speaking to our students, please contact Meredith Lockyer, Associate Director for more information.