Mendoza School of Business

Notre Dame offers Chicago conference for data professionals

Published: September 5, 2017 / Author: Carol Elliott

As technology has enhanced exponentially the use of data analytics across a wide variety of industries, so, too, has the interest escalated in analytics as part of a career.

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business is co-hosting a conference in Chicago aimed at analytics professionals who want to learn more about innovation and trends, as well as have an opportunity to network.

The IMPAC Midwest Chicago Chapter Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT on September 14 in Notre Dame’s Chicago classroom facility located at 224 S. Michigan Street. The event is co-sponsored by INFORMS, a leading organization promoting analytics professional development and networking in business, government and academia.

The 2017 IMPAC, now in its fourth year, will feature keynote speaker Patrick Lucey, the director of data science for STATS LLC who has extensive expertise and research interests in the areas of artificial intelligence and interactive machine learning in sporting domains.The event is open to analytics professionals in the Chicago area. Registration and fee information are available at Deadline for registration is Sept. 8.

The conference’s afternoon session will offer two tracks: finance technology and sports analytics. The finance technology, or FinTech, track explores topics such as real-time analytics and digital decision making, as well as large-scale machine learning automation for the financial industry. The sports analytics track delves into the three areas of sports: the front-office business side, the back-office team operations, and health and safety analytics.

The event is sponsored by the Stayer Center for Executive Education and the Department of IT, Analytics, & Operations, both at Mendoza College of Business, as well as INFORMS Analytics Society SpORts Section, Enova Decisions, CGN Global and AnyLogic.

For more information about the IMPAC Midwest Chicago Chapter Conference, contact organizer Scott Nestler, associate teaching professor at Mendoza College of Business, at (574) 631-8117 or, or visit