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April 14th, 2016: Big Data & Machine Learning in Healthcare

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Boston Area BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Boston Chapter meeting on April 14, 2016. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our featured speakers will talk about federal healthcare big data initiatives as well as the application of machine learning in healthcare. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.

When:

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 3pm – 5:15pm

Where:

 

Topic:

Boston Children’s Hospital - Waltham
Deveber Conference Room
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA, 02453
“Big Data Initiatives in Washington, D.C.” by Gajen Sunthara, United States Digital Service and Boston Children’s Hospital
“Machine Learning in Healthcare” by Bill Disch, Evariant and TBD Data Scientist,  DataRobot

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Agenda:

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Opening Remarks

 3:15pm – 4:00pm

Presentation: “Big Data Initiatives in Washington, D.C.” by Gajen Sunthara, United States Digital Service and Boston Children’s Hospital

 

Abstract
United States Digital Services strives to transform critical services onto efficient online platforms. Gajen will report on big data initiatives involving the Veteran’s Administration as well as Healthcare.gov.

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Networking Break

4:15pm – 5:00pm

Presentation: “Machine Learning in Healthcare” by Bill Disch, Evariant and TBD Data Scientist,  DataRobot

 

Abstract
Bill Dish will provide insight into building big data analytics models in a healthcare environment.

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Raffle, Wrap-up, Networking

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! Please RSVP below
EVENT REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

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Bios of Presenters

Gajen Sunthara
Gajen Sunthara is currently a Health Technologist at the White House United States Digital Service (USDS) and Director of Innovation R&D at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to this, Gajen was a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where he worked on health interoperability standards and enabling patients to access their health data. While as a PIF, he worked with multiple government agencies including the Department of Defense (DoD), Veteran Affairs (VA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and private sectors in healthcare. He also volunteers as a Senior Advisor for InciteHealth at the Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School and for Hacking Pediatrics in collaboration with MIT H@cking Medicine. Gajen cofounded Nightingale Apps, a health information technology company offering mobile applications to nurses working in the hospital settings. Gajen has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Information Technology from Harvard University.
Bill Dish
As Director of Analytics at Evariant, Bill’s focus is on design, execution, and implementation of optimal analytics. Maximizing ROI as a result of multivariate predictive modeling is a primary goal. Bill has been a presenter at major marketing, analytics, and academic conferences including the DMA, AMA, APA, APHA, and GSA. His background as an experimental and health psychologist has included teaching as well as several years of clinical work. His specialty areas include older adults, community-based research, HIV/AIDS, sexual behavior and risk, environmental stress, influenza and pneumonia vaccination, depression and mental health, medication and health literacy. Dr. Disch earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Rhode Island, with a specialty in quality of life and well-being, and mixed-methods (quant, qual, mixed).

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