Celebrity Lecture Series


Thursday, November 5, 2015 • 7 p.m.  Krys BoydDR. EMILY C. PLACHY
IBM Distinguished Engineer in Business Analytics Transformation

Big Data: The New Natural Resource

Buy Now!

What is Big Data? How can this information-rich resource be mined to transform the way we live? Dr. Plachy will share an insider’s perspective on how analysts use this vast treasure of insight to make our world better. Dr. Plachy is a Distinguished Engineer in Business Analytics Transformation, responsible for leading an increased use of analytics across IBM. She has integrated data analysis into her work throughout her career. She has held a variety of roles at IBM, including development, ad tech, research, emerging business opportunities, technical sales, and services. In 1992, Dr. Plachy was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology and served as its President from 2009 to 2011. She has been a long-term champion of women in technology and is a member of Women in Technology International. Dr. Plachy is co-author of Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics.

The Museum’s new fall exhibition THINK will also be open from 5:30 to 7 pm. 

General Admission: $12
Basic/Max Member: $10
Includes lecture and THINK exhibit.

Program Sponsor: Kathleen Connors Trust, PlainsCapital Bank, Trustee


Purchase tickets in advance online, or by calling 817-255-9540.

Fun Fact

The OMNI sound system has 50 speakers, driven by 8 amplifiers that produce over 24,000 watts of sound through 6 channels and a giant sub-bass stack to give the audience that “you are there” feeling.

Omni Films callout

Omni Films

employment callout

Become a Member callout - plan

Studios program callout - Ex

Site Design by {algo+rhythm}