Atlanta Data & Drinks

March 30, 2023 | Atlanta Area

Elevate Your Team to Data-Driven Excellence

Join us for drinks and discussion after work on March 30 in Atlanta.

You’ll have the chance to network with business leaders and hear expert insights from our four guest panelists.

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Atlanta, GA

Date & Time

Thursday, March 30, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Complimentary Drinks and Hors D'oeuvres, Networking, Panel Discussion and Q&A

Panel Discussion Topic

Elevating Your Team to Data Driven Excellence: Overcoming Challenges and Unleashing Opportunities

Meet the Panelists

Jack Levis | Senior Director, UPS (Retired) & International Speaker

During his 40+ years at UPS, Jack was responsible for the development of operational technology solutions. These solutions required advanced analytics to reengineer processes, streamline the business, and maximize productivity.

Jack is a frequently requested speaker for business executives and organizations. He has been featured in many publications and media productions including a TED talk on Innovation.

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Beverly Wright, Ph.D., CAP | Head of Data Science Solutions at Burtch Works

Dr. Beverly Wright has spent over 30 years leading and delivering data science and analytics through corporate, consulting, and academic experiences.

As Head of Data Science Solutions at Burtch Works, Beverly provides guidance to a variety of businesses and to frame and solve critical issues using modeling and advanced analytics. She also serves as Director of Data Science for University of Georgia, Executive Education, where she builds, staffs, delivers, and evaluates programs targeted for executives.

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Mike Calano | Executive Director, Enterprise Data& Analytics at Chick-fil-A

Mike currently serves as the Executive Director of Chick-fil-A’s Enterprise Data & Analytics team which exists to provide data and analytics expertise to enable Chick-fil-A’s best future.

In 15-years with Chick-fil-A, most have been spent working directly with Chick-fil-A franchisees personally and through teams to maximize long-term profitability through analytic insights and operational best practices. This experience has fueled a desire to scale data & analytics capabilities in the lines of business where the business context is richest.

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Jennifer Schaff, Ph.D. | Managing Director at Elder Research

Dr. Jennifer Schaff uses her 20 years of management, data analysis, and business experience to break through the business barriers – defining the right opportunity and consumer, delivering the pertinent results to guide data driven decisions, and implementing the change processes – that often lead to analytics failure.

At Elder Research, Jennifer leads the Commercial business unit where she advises organizational decision makers to help them realize maximum value from their analytics investments.

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About the Event

As one of the largest business hubs in the southeast, the data and analytic scene in Atlanta is growing.

This event serves as a opportunity to build community with data and analytic professionals in the Atlanta area who want to be exposed to new ideas, ask practical questions, and make impactful connections.

The goal of the event is that the leaders and practitioners who attend will head back to their businesses with access to a community that will support and inspire them as they undertake the important task of transforming their organizations to be more data-driven.


Panel Discussion Topic:

Elevating Your Team to Data Driven Excellence: Overcoming Challenges and Unleashing Opportunities

We’ll be asking our panelists:

• Attributes of organizations that have successfully implemented a data-driven culture
• How to motivate people to use insights for data-driven decision making
• The most common challenges to becoming data-driven, and how to address them
• Significant untapped opportunities for data analytics in the future

What You Can Expect From the Evening

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Networking, Complimentary Drinks & Heavy Hors D’oeuvres

6:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Panel Discussion

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Q&A, Wrap-Up

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