The 2020 ABET Symposium is quickly approaching, and we’re excited to announce our lineup of inspiring plenary speakers.

This year’s Symposium focus is Data Impact. Dr. Kirk Borne, the principal data scientist and an executive advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, will open the conference with “Three Steps to Data Impact: The Keynote” on March 31.

A leading thinker in the field of data science, astrophysicist Dr. Borne deploys his extensive knowledge to deliver a personal take on the training of data scientists, achieving data literacy for all and providing data science education through educators, education researchers and accreditors.

On day two of the conference, Dr. Borne will lead an esteemed panel of guests drawn from industry, academia and government in a debate designed to spark a meaningful distillation of the ideas covered in his keynote and provoke probing questions from the audience. Don’t miss “Three Steps to Data Impact: The Debate.”

Panelists will include:

  • Moorea Brega, Director of Data Science at UrbanFootprint
  • Charles Isbell, Dean of the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Andrew Phillips, Academic Dean and Provost, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Eric Lundborg, Program Engineer for Engineers Without Borders – USA

And for more in-depth insight, join ABET President David P. Kelly in conversation with Moorea Brega during the session 1:1 with Moorea Brega and David Kelly. Brega leads Data Science at UrbanFootprint, where she supports urban planners through actionable, accurate data and analytics. She previously served as VP of Data Science at Premise Data, where she oversaw the development of models for data collection, task allocation and key data products.

Learn more about our plenary speakers and, if you haven’t already planned your trip to the Symposium in Nashville, register today.