Speakers: Bill Engelke
Topic: Managing a Big Data Project
Big Data and Analytics are often in the news. As a project manager, you need to be ready in case your company decides to do a project in this area, and you are on the team or leading it. This presentation will brief you on what is at the heart of these projects, what to look for, and how to be more successful with such projects. The aim is to familiarize you with the terms and concepts, the justifications and potential rewards of such projects, some things to look out for, and give an understanding of some of the long-term and organization-wide impacts that can come out of such projects. This presentation is excerpted from a course taught by the presenter at the University of Alabama in the Honors College.
Bio: With over 40 years of experience, Bill Engelke has been on project teams and managed projects, including projects with Big Data and Analytics components. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, a Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and was certified as a PMP in 2012. He currently works for the Center for Advanced Public Safety, which is a research and development center within the Computer Science Department of the University of Alabama.
PDU Awarded for Attendance: 1
Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm (food service begins at 11:15 am and meeting starts at 11:30 am)
Location: Iz the Place
Cost: Lunch (pre-registered)
- $20.00 Members or walk-ins with no meal
- $15.00 Members with no meal
- $25.00 Non-Members or Walk-ins*
- $10.00 Student (with valid ID)
*Walk-ins are welcome. Meals are available to walk-ins on a first come, first served basis. Online registration ends on Friday, October 14.