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Make Data Work
September 25–26, 2017: Training
September 26–28, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Brendan Aldrich

Brendan Aldrich
Chief Data Officer, Ivy Tech Community College


Brendan Aldrich is the chief data officer at Ivy Tech Community College, the largest singly accredited community college in the nation, where he leads data modernization and democratization initiatives. A cross-industry data innovations specialist, Brendan has over 20 years of information technology experience building and leading top-performing teams that transformed the enterprise at companies such as the Walt Disney Company, Demand Media, Travelers Insurance, and the City Colleges of Chicago. His groundbreaking work at City Colleges of Chicago and Ivy Tech has been recognized with a 2014 Innovators Award from Campus Technology magazine and a 2017 Data and Analytics Excellence Award from Gartner. Brendan holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles.


4:35pm5:15pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Data-driven business management, Strata Business Summit
Location: 1A 18 Level: Intermediate
Brendan Aldrich (Ivy Tech Community College ), Lige Hensley (Ivy Tech Community College )
As the largest community college in the US, Ivy Tech ingests over 100M rows of data a day. Brendan Aldrich and Lige Hensley explain how Ivy Tech is applying predictive technologies to establish a true data democracy—a self-service data analytics environment empowering thousands of users each day to improve operations, achieve strategic goals, and support student success. Read more.