Prof. Davy CIELEN


Davy Cielen is a managing partner of the Maiton Consulting Group (London) and a a Principal Consultant of the Business Analytics Institute.

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Professor Cielen will lead our discussion on business analytics. His discussion explores in turn on various practices of business analytics in both supervised and unsupervised learning environments, while focusing on specific models used in machine learning.

Maiton Ltd. is a strategic business partner of SAS, designs and develops data science projects and solutions for their customers in a variety of service industries.

Prof. Cielen is also a senior lecturer in Business Analytics at the Maastricht School of Management (Maastricht, the Netherlands) and Adjunct Professor Big Data Science at the IESEG School of Management (Lille, France).

Prof. Kevin Mentzer


Kevin Mentzer is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics at Bryant University

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Prof. MENTZER has a rich experience in teaching and consulting related to Information Management and Web Services. His domains of research are Semantic Technologies, Text Analytics, Web Analytics and SNA, he is currently teaching many courses related to Business Analytics. Besides teaching, he has been heading the Campus Systems Management and has been instrumental in many digitization and e-learning activities in the institute.

Prof. Chen ZHANG


Chen ZHANG is an Associate Professor of Robotics at Bryant University, in Smihfield, Rhode Island.

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Dr. Zhang's main areas of expertise relate to critical organizational issues, including cross-cultural management, occupational health & safety, motivation, and complex decision-making processes.

He is currently an Associate Professor at Bryant University's faculty of Management and Law/  a full-time graduate program exclusively taught in English language for foreign students. Dr. Neveu publishes in international peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management, and Annual Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.




Lee SCHLENKER is Professor of Business Analytics and Community Management and a Principal Consultant of the Business Analytics Institute.

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Dr. SCHLENKER has been a guest speaker in corporate conferences for Apple, Cegid, IBM, Oracle, SAP and SAS in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Over the last twenty years, he has led dozens of missions for Big 4 consulting groups in the manufacturing, telecommunications, public works, and service industries.

Recipient of the EDSF prize for the use of technology in teaching,  as well as a recognized as an expert for the European Commission in learning analytics, Lee has directed or participated in studies on improving management education in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 


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