[CANCELLED] Executive Speaker Series: Fireside chat with Bill Schmarzo, author of Big Data MBA

Date & Time:
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 5:30 p.m.
Soda Activity Center: Claeys Lounge, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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In light of the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and with respect for the health and well-being of those in our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Thursday's Executive Speaker Fireside Chat event.


We are looking to reschedule this event in late spring or early autumn and will let you know when we have a new date confirmed.

Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: MBA" will sit down with Prof. Navid Sabbaghi to discuss how data is a fundamental aspect of business strategy. We'll be giving away several copies of Schmarzo's book.

"Data never wears out, it never depletes, and if you are using it in the right manner, it becomes a reusable, invaluable resource." - Bill Schmarzo

5:30 PM: Networking
6:00 PM: Fireside Chat
7:15 PM: Wrap up


Bill Schmarzo, Chief Innovation Officer, Hitachi Vantara 

  • Considered "Dean of Big Data"
  • Top 50 Data Science Influencer
  • Author of Big Data and Big Data MBA
  • Data Science Social Media Influencer
  • One of five people considered "Humans of Data"

Schmarzo collaborates with Hitachi customers to guide customers' and Hitachi's digital transformation. With his breadth of experience delivering advanced analytics solutions, Bill brings a balanced approach regarding data and analytic capabilities that drive business and operational outcomes.  

In addition, Bill's written white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power an organization's key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the "Big Data MBA" course and is also an Honorary Professor within the School of Business and Economics at the National University of Ireland-Galway. 

Follow Bill at twitter @schmarzo and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/schmarzo.


Questions about this event? Call (925) 631-4500 or email smcmba@stmarys-ca.edu.

Bill Schmarzo, CTO Hitachi Vantara, Executive Speaker Series, Saint Mary's College, School of Economics and Business Administration