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Data in the ATL: Fall 2018

Data in the ATL

Data in the ATL is a speaker series hosted by Georgia State University Library that connects the university community with prominent members of the Atlanta data community. Invited speakers show the importance of data science in making informed decisions and how they use data analysis and expertise in their daily work. #DataInTheATL

Location: CURVE, Georgia State University Library, 2nd floor of Library South, 103 Decatur Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Map it.

Friday, September 14, 2018 | 11:00-12:30

Charlie Miller

Data Wrangling at The Coca-Cola Company
with Charlie Miller, Finance Manager, Controls, Policies, and Governance,
The Coca-Cola Company

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At The Coca-Cola Company, Charlie analyzes, visualizes, and wrangles data in critical areas of finance, controls, policies, and governance. Among his talents, he is skilled in financial consolidation systems, change management, IT audit, risk management, IT governance, team leadership, and project management. He is also an experienced user of Tableau data visualization software and the suite of Salesforce customer relationship management products. Among his professional and service activities, Charlie serves as President of the Coca-Cola Tableau Analytics Group and is active in Toastmasters International. Charlie earned a B.B.A in International Business & Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia, and went on to receive a Professional Graduate Certificate in Business Communication from Harvard University. 

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 11:00-12:30

Becca AndersonAnalyzing Audience Data at Cartoon Network
with Becca Anderson, Manager, Digital Analytics, Cartoon Network

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Becca is a self-described "data nerd" with experience in product and audience analytics. Her love of data and enthusiasm for media and entertainment, brought her first to Turner, and now to Cartoon Network. With specialties in behavioral and technological quantitative research methods, digital product usability and statistical modeling, she is able to apply her expertise to better understand current and future audiences and synthesize audience data into actionable strategy. Before joining Cartoon Network, Becca held data and digital analytics positions at CNN, CNNMoney, and Turner. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Flagler College, an M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Friday, November 2, 2018 | 11:00-12:30

Karen HinsonTelling the Story with Data at Chick-fil-A
with Karen Hinson, Business Analyst, Chick-fil-A

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As an analyst in Chick-fil-A's Field Analysis & Performance Reporting group, Karen is responsible for producing reports and dashboards that measure the health of the business. She began using Tableau in 2013 and has been hooked ever since. She was part of an initial team of analysts who incited a movement at Chick-fil-A around data visualization. Today, she continues to serve as a champion Tableau user within the company, hosting user groups and development days. She enjoys creating simple, intuitive visualizations that "tell the story" behind Chick-fil-A's menu, sales, and profits. Karen earned her B.Sc. in finance from the University of South Carolina and her M.B.A. from Georgia Tech. She is also a regular speaker at the annual Tableau Conference.

Data in the ATL Objectives

  • Introduce students to possible careers in data science

  • Increase connections and partnerships with the Atlanta data community

  • Promote University Library efforts in supporting research and data services

  • Share expertise and promote knowledge

For more information

Contact Bryan Sinclair, Associate Dean, Public Services,

Need help with your own data? Our Research Data Services Team assists the Georgia State community with quantitative, qualitative, business, and spatial/GIS data.