Business Analytics Symposium

Next Symposium Date TBA

Loras College Business Analytics Symposium
What do Analytics In Action look like?


Loras College’s 2017 Business Analytics Symposium, inside the beautiful Grand River Center on the shores of the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa, was dedicated to exploring data and turning ideas into innovation. Experts will share valuable insight with relevant case studies, explore real-world opportunities in data and finding solutions to some of the problems we face using analytics.

Directions to Dubuque Grand River Center
Overnight Accomodations

For the convenience of out-of-town guests, rooms have been reserved at both the Hotel Julien Dubuque and the Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque.

Please call and let them know you are attending the Loras Business Analytics Symposium.

  • Hotel Julien 563.556.4200
  • Grand Harbor Resort 563.690.4000
Symposium Pricing & How to Register

Registration is closed.  We look forward to seeing you at our next Analytics Symposium (date TBA).


Analytics Industry Expert

Rich Clayton
Vice President of the Business Analytics Product Group, Oracle

Rich Clayton is Vice President of the Business Analytics Product Group and is responsible for driving global adoption of Oracle’s Business Intelligence, Big Data Analytics and Enterprise Performance Management solutions. He has a passion for helping companies transform their operations with analytics and driving change in financial management processes. Clayton is continuously researching industry trends, interacting with customers and partners and presenting at finance forums, big data events and analytic symposiums around the world on Oracle’s strategy and the future of analytics.

Clayton currently serves on the Board of Regents for Loras College. Collaborating with Loras faculty and administration, he led the development of the first MBA program in the state of Iowa focusing on business analytics.

Prior to joining Oracle, Clayton was Vice President of Product Strategy for Hyperion, where he we was responsible for go-to-market planning, product positioning, market strategy, pricing and sales enablement. He has held several executive marketing positions for venture-backed cloud startups. Before joining the technology industry, he held various corporate finance roles and was a public auditor with McGladrey in Chicago.

Clayton earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loras College.

TWITTER: @RichardMClayton

Questions?  Let’s get in touch.

Dale Lehman, Ph.D.
Center for Business Analytics Director
Professor of Business
563.588.7725 |