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2018 Wittenberg Analytics Symposium

2nd Annual Wittenberg Analytics Symposium

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Wittenberg Analytics Symposium! We have three very exciting speakers lined up to present this year, in addition to a fascinating group analytics experience. Along with a free lunch, we are excited to offer an excellent networking opportunity with a diverse group of students and professionals from the throughout the region. In the afternoon we will be facilitating an interactive group activity, utilizing a data set from Ohio Means Jobs. Below you can will find a full schedule of events, as well as bios for our presenters. Click here to register!

Date: February 27th
Time: 9am-3pm
Place: Wittenberg University,
Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center
Price: Free

9:00-9:45: Curtis Rowland
9:55-10:40: Tim Wilson
10:50-11:35: Mark Birnbirch
11:45-12:45: Lunch
12:50-2:00: Analytics data set activity
2:00-3:00: Debrief/Discussion.

Speaker Bios:

Curtis RowlandCurtis Rowland
Chief Scientist
National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)

NASIC is the Air Force and Department of Defense Center of Excellence for creating integrated, predictive intelligence in the air, space and cyberspace domains. As Chief Scientist, Mr. Rowland guides the 3,000-person center’s analytic production mission, ensuring timely delivery of relevant intelligence data products and services to Air Force and joint operational warfighters, acquisition and force modernization communities, and senior defense and intelligence community policymaking customers.

Mr. Rowland began his government service upon graduation from Wright State University, Ohio. He has served in a variety of positions across NASIC and its predecessor organizations since entering federal service in July 1982. He initially served as a foreign air-to-surface missile analyst where he specialized in the analysis of guidance and control systems on Soviet long-range cruise missiles. He was appointed to his first management position in 1989, and held numerous analytical and leadership positions at both the Squadron and Group level.  In 2004, he earned the rank of Defense Intelligence Senior Leader and assumed his current duties as NASIC’s Chief Scientist in April 2014.

Mr. Rowland is a member of national-level intelligence community and Air Force boards. During his career he has served as the Air Force representative to both the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee and the Scientific and Technical Intelligence Committee. In both 2009 and 2015, Mr. Rowland earned a Presidential Rank Award as a Meritorious Senior Professional.

Tim WilsonTim Wilson
Senior Director of Analytics
Search Discovery

Tim Wilson is a Senior Director of Analytics at Search Discovery, a digital intelligence company that empowers organizations to make transformative business decisions.

Tim has been working with digital data full-time since 2001 in a variety of roles: from managing a web analytics platform migration and developing analytics processes as the head of the business intelligence department at a $500 million high tech B2B company; to creating and growing the analytics practices at three different agencies that worked with a range of large consumer brands; to consulting with the digital analytics teams at Fortune 500 companies on the their strategies, processes, and tactics for effectively putting their digital data to actionable use. Tim is a long-time creator of pragmatic content for analysts and marketers, including co-hosting the bi-weekly Digital Analytics Power Hour podcast ( and co-creating -- a site dedicated to encouraging analysts to learn the R programming language and apply statistical methods to their data.

Mark BirnbrichMark Birnbrich
Project Director
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Mark Birnbrich manages multiple projects for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ Office of Workforce Development and the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation. Most notable among these is, the state’s premier resume, job posting, and career exploration and planning site developed in partnership with Birnbrich spearheaded this innovative public-private partnership, the first of its kind in the nation.

During Birnbrich’s 29-plus-year career with the state, he has worked with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation to develop a forecasting tool for businesses to communicate their future workforce needs, to identify in-demand jobs; worked in Medicaid to overhaul the reimbursement system; developed Ohio’s first statewide Child Support system; and Chief Information Officer with annual budget of approximately $500 million and over 1,000 employees.

Birnbrich has a bachelor’s degree in operations management from The Ohio State University.

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