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Thursday, September 12, 2019

12:30 – 1:30Check-in
  • Poster SymposiumNew! A juried poster symposium will be held for undergraduate and graduate students with two winners receiving the “Research in Practice” award. All attendees are invited to view the posters and interact with the student researchers.
  • Data Technology Petting ZooCome see some of today’s new innovative technology in action! Interact with augmented reality and virtual reality researchers and the new devices they are using.
1:30 – 2:00Welcome and Conference Opening
2:00 – 2:15Break
2:15 – 3:30Breakout Sessions I
  • Technology Education Today for the Workforce of Tomorrow Join this important panel discussion about preparing to educate our K-12 students and equip them with the skills needed to successfully enter the technology-driven workforce for tomorrow.
  • Bots and Deepfakes as Influencers in the Social Media LandscapeExplore how synthetic media such as deepfakes and social bots are influencing many consumers’ discussion or opinions of people, institutions, organizations, and even products.
  • The Quantum Day of Reckoning: When Quantum Computing Will Break Most Crypto and What You Can Do To PrepareLearn how quantum computers are breaking today’s crypto, when it’s likely to happen, and what you can do to start preparing for it today.
3:30 – 3:45Break
3:45 – 5:00Breakout Sessions II
  • Transforming the Global Energy Economy with Data Our group of experts discuss how data science research will potentially transform the energy economy through data-driven tactics like increasing renewable energy or transporting with less energy.
  • Bringing Intelligent Security to Big Data Intelligent security that is fast, artificially intelligent, and integrates seamlessly and automatically is now a mandatory standard. Join this panel as they reveal methods and strategies on how to bring intelligent security to big data.
  • Deploying AI Models In Everyday Devices To Bring Disruptive Products To Market Despite popular belief, machine learning is capable of being deployed in not only large models but also tiny, resource-constrained devices. In this discussion, we talk about how machine learning can bring additional safety, efficiency, and performance to everyday devices like treadmills.
5:00 – 7:30Reception

Friday, September 13, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:45 Welcome and Morning Keynote
9:00 – 10:30 Panel: How Data and Technology Are Shaping the Workforce of the Future As workplace changes are accelerating due to data and emerging technologies, a panel of top-notch national experts help you understand what this all means for the workforce of tomorrow and how to prepare today.
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Breakout Sessions III
  • Wearable Sensors in Athletics: The Data Ecosystem in Sports Learn how sports technology and wearables help to solve problems and how the cultural shift of bringing in a data scientist has caused significant change—both good and bad—in the ever-changing sports ecosystem.
  • Integrated Data for Community Resilience Experts reveal the advantages and challenges of collecting and disseminating data to and from multiple sources, across many municipalities with varying laws and protocols, to enhance community resilience against extreme events.
  • 23 and Criminology: The Unintentional By-Product of Genetic Genealogy Explore the intersection of genetic genealogy and criminology, where an interesting ethical debate is now emerging.
  • Great for Business: How Data Prove Workers with Disabilities Help Companies Thrive This breakout session will discuss training programs designed, through partnership with the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services, to assist individuals with disabilities train for and obtain full-time careers. Hear from agency staff and representatives from Sephora, Baptist Health Systems, and New Summit School as they talk about their partnerships and the data that show hiring individuals with disabilities is a win-win for the business and for the individual.
12:15 – 1:45 Lunch and Keynote
1:45 – 2:00 Closing