June 20-21, 2016 | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston | 4th Floor - Connolly Center

Program | Location | Speakers


Join us for the 2nd Annual NABE Big Data Conference on June 20-21, 2016, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in downtown Boston, MA. The program will be held on the 4th Floor in the Connolly Center.

Arranged around the theme, "Extracting Value from Big Data: New Tools for Business Economics," this year's event will explore how big data and new analytical techniques are being used by private industry and leading academic economists to provide valuable insights. Attend NABE's Big Data Conference and come away inspired to seek out new sources of data within your own firm and new public and proprietary data that can be used immediately for your macroeconomic or firm level forecasts. The event will encourage you to become more entrepreneurial and creative in exploring, finding, and leveraging data wherever it may be found.


Confirmed Speakers



 
 
 Chamberlain  Chen  Elder  Humphries  Khater



   
Pentland  Reisinger  Richardson  Rigobon Sinclair 

 

Speakers

Andrew Chamberlain, Chief Economist & Director of Economic Research, Glassdoor
Keith Chen, Head of Economic Research, Uber
Lakshmanan Chidambaram, Senior Vice President, Tech Mahindra
John Elder, Founder, Elder Research
Peter Evans, Vice President, Center for Global Enterprise
Diana Farrell, founding President and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase Institute
Martin Fleming, Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer, and Chief Economist, IBM
Michael Horrigan, CBE, Associate Commissioner for Employment and Unemployment Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  
Stan Humphries, Chief Analytics Officer & Chief Economist, Zillow
Sam Khater, Deputy Chief Economist, CoreLogic
Randall Lewis, Economic Research Scientist, Netflix
Paul Lilford, Senior Director of Technology and Market Intelligence, Tableau
Bill MacMillan, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Prattle
Sandy Pentland, MIT Media Lab
Joe Reisinger, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Premise
Dan Restuccia, Chief Analytics Officer, Burning Glass Technologies 
Nela Richardson, Chief Economist, Redfin
Roberto Rigobon, Head of the Billion Prices Project, MIT
Sean Rowles, Global Chief Credit Officer, Paypal
Ken Sanford, Analytics Architect and Evangelist, H2O
Tara Sinclair, Chief Economist, Indeed








Program

 

Monday, June 20

1:15 PM Welcome
Jeffrey (Jeff) Fuhrer, Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Michael Horrigan, CBE, Associate Commissioner for Employment and Unemployment Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Big Data and Machine Learning for Economists
Sandy Pentland, (@alex_pentland), MIT Media Lab

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Gleaning Economic Insights from Aggregated Consumer Data: Sizing the Gig Economy as a Case Study
Diana Farrell, (@Farrell_Diana), founding President and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase Institute
Farrell Presentation

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Networking Break

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Algorithms, Software, and the Tools of Working with Big Data
Ken Sanford, (@eKENomics), Analytics Architect and Evangelist, H2O
Sanford Presentation

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Luck, Skill, or Torture? How Target Shuffling Can Tell if What Your Data Says Is Real
John Elder, Founder, Elder Research

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Big Data Policy Issues: Cross-Border Data Flows
Peter Evans, (@pevans_c), Vice President, Center for Global Enterprise

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Reception Hosted by Premise
Top Floor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

 

Tuesday, June 21

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Opening Keynote Address
Roberto Rigobon(@RobertoRigobon), Head of the Billion Prices Project, MIT
Rigobon Presentation

8:45 AM - 9:55 AM Big Data Applications: Labor Economics  
Andrew Chamberlain, (@adchamberlain),Chief Economist and Director of Economic Research, Glassdoor
Chamberlain Presentation
Tara Sinclair, (@TaraSinc), Chief Economist, Indeed
Sinclair Presentation
Dan Restuccia, (@DanRestuccia), Chief Analytics Officer, Burning Glass Technologies
Restuccia Presentation
Michael Horrigan, CBE, Associate Commissioner for Employment and Unemployment Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, moderator

9:55 AM - 10:20 AM Improving the Economics & Effectiveness of Web Ads
Randall Lewis, Economic Research Scientist, Netflix

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM Networking Break

10:35 AM - 11:45 AM Big Data Applications: Real Estate Economics
Stan Humphries, (@StanHumphries), Chief Analytics Officer and Chief Economist, Zillow

Humphries Presentation
(Adobe PDF File)

Sam Khater, (@TheSamKhater), Deputy Chief Economist, CoreLogic
Khater Presentation
Nela Richardson (@NelaRichardson), Chief Economist, Redfin
Richardson Presentation
David Stiff, Principal Economist - Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, moderator

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM The Future of Data Collection and the Impact on Public and Private Statistics
Michael Horrigan, CBE, Associate Commissioner for Employment and Unemployment Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Joe Reisinger, (@josephreisinger), Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Premise
Paul Thomas, CBE, Chief Economist, Intel, moderator
Horrigan/Reisinger Presentation

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon 
Dynamic Pricing in a Labor Market: Surge Pricing and Flexible Work on the Uber Platform
Keith Chen, (@MKeithChen), Head of Economic Research, Uber

1:35 PM - 2:00 PM The Role for Text Analytics in Analyzing Central Bank Communications
Bill MacMillan, (@wmacmillan), Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Prattle
MacMillan Presentation

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Big Data Applications: Fintech
Sean Rowles, Global Chief Credit Officer, Paypal
Tony Hughes, Managing Director of Credit Analytics, Moody's Analytics, moderator

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM Data Analytics at IBM
Martin Fleming
, (@Fleming_Martin), Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer, and Chief Economist, IBM Corporation
Fleming Presentation

2:55 PM - 3:05 PM Networking Break

3:05 PM - 3:30 PM Data Analytics at Tech Mahindra
Lakshmanan Chidambaram, Senior Vice President, Tech Mahindra  

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Data Visualization: New Tools and Methods 
Paul Lilford, (@paul_lilford), Senior Director of Technology and Market Intelligence, Tableau

4:15 PM Closing Remarks & Adjournment

 

Registration

NABE Members: $475

Government Employees: $375

Non-Members: $625 (includes one-year NABE membership fee)


REGISTER NOW


Refunds are available minus a $50 processing fee until May 6, 2016.  After May 6, no refunds will be granted.
Questions about registration?  
Email nabe@nabe.com or call us at 202-463-6223.


CBE Courses

Attending the Big Data conference in Boston?  Consider staying after the conference and earning your Certificate in Writing Skills for Business Economists and Analysts and/or Communication and Presentation Skills for Business Economists and Analysts. 


June 22, 2016
Writing Skills for Business Economists & Analysts  
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

June 23-24, 2016
Communication & Presentation Skills for Business Economists & Analysts
2 days, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

More information 

 

Travel / Hotel

 

NABE has secured a special room rate for out-of-town attendees at the Omni Parker House.

 

Omni Parker House
60 School Street 
Boston, MA 02108

 

Book online or by phone to receive the "NABE" rate of $299/night. Call 1-800-THE-OMNI to book, or BOOK ONLINE.  Hotel rooms must be booked byMay 20 to receive the discounted rate.

 

 

Scholarships

Foundation logoThe NABE Foundation will offer full scholarships to this year's NABE Big Data Conference ($325 value) to be held June 20-21, 2016, in Boston, MA. Young professionals are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for consideration to receive the Scholarship, one must:

-Be 35 years old or younger
-Have worked in the economics field for seven years or less
-Currently be involved in a position that uses economic principles and theory
-Hold an undergraduate college degree or higher.
-NOT be a family member or co-worker of a Foundation Board of Directors member.

The deadline for scholarship applications for the NABE Big Data Conference is April 15, 2016.  APPLY NOW

 

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