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Bentley University, Bryant University, Tufts University

Bentley University, Bryant University, Tufts University, Nichols College present:


Registration is OPEN (Please click this link to register). Join us in-person on Mar 22 (Friday), 2024 hosted by Bryant University in partnership with Bentley University, Tufts University, and Nichols College.  The abstract submission is open NOW, until Mar 15th, 2024.

You are cordially invited to submit your presentation for the 7th Analytics Without Borders conference. This conference marks our return to in-person gatherings following the COVID pandemic.

The conference serves as a platform for individuals involved in various aspects of analytics to present and discuss their work, whether they come from corporate institutions, academia, or government organizations. This event aims to foster collaboration and bridge-building among diverse analytics communities.

The conference covers a wide range of topics in analytics, including applied statistics, optimization, data science, and more. We welcome anyone who works with data to share their insights. The conference sessions will feature a blend of corporate, academic, and government researchers and practitioners.
Please join to share your project, experience, and opinion, by submitting your abstract.

We welcome co-sponsors to support this annual conference. If you are interested in participating as a sponsor for our conference, please contact Tingting Zhao ( directly. Detailed sponsorship levels and their awards can be notified later.  

Student research competition

We strongly encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to submit their research or side projects. Moreover, we are excited to announce a student research competition during the conference, open to participating graduate and undergraduate students. The top three student projects in each level will receive the prestigious Excellent Student Research Award for AWB 2024. 

Student competition teams ( each team has no more than THREE students), please submit your abstract, team, and major contact person in the abstract submission form and indicate student competition presentation in the presentation preference. All students' competition presentations will be held in parallel tracks and judged by the competition committee. The winners will be announced before the closing of the conference. 

For more details, please contact the chair of the student competition committee below.

Conference Organizing Committee

Tingting Zhao (Chair) (Bryant University,
Thomas Dougherty (co-chair) (Bryant University,
Kacy Kim (Bryant University,
Kevin Mentzer (Nichols College,
Mingfei Li (Bentley University,
Jiaying Weng (Bentley University,
ML Tlachac (Bryant University,
Yuan Guo ( Bryant University,

Student Competition Committee

Jiaying Weng (Chair) (Bentley University,
ML Tlachac (Bryant University,
Yuan Guo ( Bryant University,
Michael McGuirk (Babson College,
Leonard Samborowski (Nichols College,



Keynote Speaker 1: Todd Gustafson, President, HP Federal LLC, U.S. Public Sector HP Inc.

Keynote 1


Speaker's Bio:

Todd Gustafson is President of HP Federal LLC and Head of U.S. Public Sector at HP Inc. In this role, Gustafson is responsible for managing customer and partner relationships, strategic financial plans, product and technology strategies, sales force strategy and structure, and P&L ownership within HP’s U.S. Public Sector business. As the leader of HP Federal LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of HP Inc., he is focused on providing IT innovation, enabling business outcomes, and supporting the U.S. government, State and Local Government, K-12, and High-Ed across the United States. With a 30+ year tenure at HP, Gustafson has held a variety of leadership positions in Channel Sales, Direct Sales, and ISV Marketing. Most recently, Gustafson took on the role of Vice President of U.S. End User Sales, which included the Commercial customer segment. From 2006 to 2012, he was Vice President for the Personal Systems Group (PSG) Commercial Solutions organization. Prior to that, Gustafson was the Vice President of U.S. Workstation sales. Gustafson graduated from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. He currently resides in Massachusetts, where he continues to be an avid road cyclist and remains actively involved as leader in various community organizations.

Title: Future Ready with Data Analytics

Abstract: In this keynote presentation, Todd Gustafson shares his career journey, how HP uses data analytics for problem solving and innovation, current trends, opportunities, and the essential skills and competencies for a successful career in data analytics.

Keynote Speaker 2: Dr. Michael J. Jabbour, Microsoft Education Chief Innovation Officer

Keynote 2


Speakers Bio

Dr. Michael J. Jabbour is an expert in organizational transformation, with over two decades of experience spanning artificial intelligence, human-centered design, agile development, and healthcare at scale. As the Chief Innovation Officer for Microsoft Education and a former CIO/CTO for various NYC agencies, notably the NYC Department of Education, he has spearheaded numerous digital transformations and operational mergers, generating substantial investments in innovation project funding and constructing programs that benefit millions of users. His current role at Microsoft leverages his experience and passion for making a positive societal impact through advancements in education.

Title: The Future of Education and Healthcare- Embracing AI's Potential in Education, Ethics, and Society

Discover the transformative world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), from its fundamentals to its uncharted propensity to 'hallucinate.' Learn how AI can revolutionize education, enhancing teaching and learning experiences with cutting-edge tools and personalized methodologies. Dive into the potential of AI to automate routine tasks, stimulate collaborative learning, and foster bespoke educational journeys. Get equipped with practical use cases and insights on seamlessly integrating AI into your classroom or institution and pave the way for a future where education is intuitively tailored, engaging, and impactful.


Morning Career Discussion Panel for Graduate students (TBD)

Afternoon Career Discussion Panel

Moderator: Tom Dougherty, Bryant University

Michelle Bicket, Director of Neighborhood health
Brenna Rojek, Little Leaf Farms
Chancellor Tang, Data Engineer, BI Innovation, Travelers Insurance
Mia Calegari, Data Engineer, Insights Delivery, Travelers Insurance
Dustin Cabral, Director of the Data Visualization & Analytics Practice at Cleartelligence llc

Tutorial Session 1

Title: “Visualize Your Data: Tableau for Beginners”
Dustin Cabral
Instructor: Dustin Cabral, Director of the Data Visualization & Analytics Practice at Cleartelligence llc.

Bio: Dustin Cabral is a dynamic leader in the field of data analytics, known for his expertise in data visualization, analytics, and solution engineering. With a proven track record of success, Dustin has accumulated over a decade of experience in driving organizational change and providing instant insights through innovative visual solutions.

As the Director of the Data Visualization & Analytics Practice at Cleartelligence llc., Dustin leads a team of 20 consultants, supporting numerous client engagements at fortune 500 companies around the country. In addition to his corporate roles, Dustin is an esteemed Tableau E-Learning Author & Instructor, reaching over 40,000 students through his engaging courses on the Maven Analytics and Udemy platforms. He also dedicates his time as a guest lecturer at prestigious universities such as Tufts, Bryant, and Babson, sharing his knowledge with future generations of data enthusiasts.


Tutorial Session 2

Title: "Rhode Island Department of Health’s Modern GIS Environment: Guiding RIDOH into the Future with Location Intelligence". 
tutorial session 2 speaker
Instructor: Jay, Metzger, GIS Manager, Rhode Island Department of Health, Center for Health Data and Analysis,  Adjunct Professor at Bryant University

Abstract: This presentation will cover the RIDOH ESRI GIS Environment, consisting of multiple cloud-based map portals, Data Governance, Best Practices, Training Modules, and Policies which make up our GIS focus at the Rhode Island Department of Health. Aspects of obstacles and implementation of this environment will also be shared, as-well-as demonstrations of Modern GIS solutions which have been developed to support this work.


Additional Conference Details

Call for Abstracts

The Analytics Without Borders conference invites students, faculty, and practitioners to submit abstracts for presentations at the Analytics Without Borders annual conference. The abstract submission is open now. The deadline for abstract submission is Mar 15th 2024.

Please click here is submit abstracts for all presentations including poster presentations and student competitions.

Please also register for the conference. Here is the registration link.

Registration and Direction

The registration for the 7th Analytics Without Borders conference is OPEN now. Here is the link.

Note: If you are a speaker, session chair or panelist, it is free of charge, but please still register, so we can send the meeting links to your contact email.


The conference will be held at Bryant University's campus. Please find the campus map HERE.




Program and Schedule

The detailed program will come out soon.

Student Research Competition
Please submit your research project abstract, indicate the presenter(s), co-authors and contact information, and select "student competition presentation" from the submission link ( here ).

All projects will be presented in the parallel track sessions and judged by the student competition committee.

Please also register for the conference. Here is the conference registration link.