Professor Arif Ansari is an expert in the area of Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Intelligent Systems Technologies. A Big Data and Advanced Predictive Analytics visionary, he has developed a framework for Creative Analytics and has built advanced analytics engines for challenging problems including his real-time Contagious IndexTM for Strike Social. Dr. Ansari is providing custom-built Advanced Analytical Engines for the Retail, Sports & Health Science sectors. Dr. Ansari holds a Ph.D. from USC as well as multiple Masters Degrees in intelligent systems from USC & IIT – Madras. Dr. Ansari teaches Applied Statistics & Advanced Analytics at USC Marshall School of Business. Prior consulting clients include Wipro, Strike Social and others. Dr. Ansari gives keynote speeches on Advanced Analytics. Dr. Ansari also holds multiple US and International patents. Professor Ansari has twice received the Marshall School of Business's Golden Apple Award in 2006 and 2009 and Evan C. Thompson Teaching & Learning Innovation Award in 2012.