Millsaps Hosts Data Summit April 9-11

Joey Lee

April 8, 2024

"Students and community members are invited to the summit featuring leading experts in their fields in three separate sessions"

As part of its ongoing commitment to stay on the cutting edge of business demands and prepare students to be career-ready, Millsaps College will host a data summit, April 9-11.

The Millsaps Data Summit represents an important milestone for the college as it introduces several new areas of study including Business Analytics, Computer Science and Data Analytics, alongside a recent addition, Data Science. Additionally, the summit marks the launch of the new Master of Accountancy with Analytics and Master of Business Administration with Analytics programs.

Students and community members are invited to the summit featuring leading experts in their fields in three separate sessions, as they dive into diverse topics within the realm of data and analytics.

Through panel discussions, lectures and networking opportunities, attendees will gain valuable insights into the rapidly evolving landscape of data science and business analytics, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in this dynamic field.

Alumni Inspiration April 9, 2:30 p.m., Murrah Hall 120 – Millsaps alumni, Calvin Seals, vice president of corporate data and analytics at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company will describe his journey to becoming an analytics leader, discuss data-driven career opportunities and answer student’s questions.

The Else TechTalkApril 10, 5:30 p.m., Christian Center 122 – Millsaps College Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government, Dr. Craig Orgeron leads a discussion with Roger E. Wehner, director of economic development, Amazon Web Services and Andrew Henderson, senior solutions architect, Amazon Web Services.

The Moreton Lecture – April 11, 7:00 p.m., Christian Center 122 – Dr. Ken Ono, STEM advisor to the Provost and Marvin Rosenblum Professor of Mathematics, University of Virginia, will deliver a lecture about Srinivasa Ramanujan, “The Man Who Knew Infinity.” Ramanujan was a self-trained two-time college dropout who left behind three notebooks filled with equations mathematicians are still trying to decipher today.