Data Day 2021
Wed December 1 2021, from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
The fourth edition of the HEC Data Day will take place on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021.
Registrations are closed

Event details

The HEC Data Day 2021 allows HEC researchers, students and start-ups to present innovative projects dealing with new data and/or data science techniques (machine learning, AI, etc). The audience is made of researchers, Master and Ph.D. students, as well as professionals from partner companies. This is a face-to-face event taking place on the Jouy HEC Campus but it can also be followed on Zoom.
8:30 - 9:00           Welcome coffee
9:00 - 9:15           Welcome Address: Christophe Pérignon, 
                             Associate Dean for Research, HEC Paris
9:15 - 10:45         Session 1
                             Chaired by Shirish Srivastava
                            (HEC Paris, Information System and Operations Management)
Federica De Stefano (HEC Paris, HR and Management): Careers Analytics: Employee specialization, compensation and advancement
Rodolphe Durand (Strategy, HEC Paris), Alexandre Madelaine (Accounting, HEC Paris PhD), Luc Paugam (Accounting, HEC Paris), Herve Stolowy (Accounting, HEC Paris): The influence of language and images in CSR disclosures on sustainability performance evaluation
 Xitong Li (HEC Paris, Information System and Operations Management): How do product recommendations help consumers search products? Evidence of underlying mechanisms from a field experiment
• Presentation of a startup incubated at HEC Paris: AlloReview with Yves-Marie Bouedo
10:45 - 11:00         Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30         Session 2
                               Chaired by Denisa Mindruta
                               (HEC Paris, Strategy and Business Policy)
Christophe Spaenjers (HEC Paris, Finance): Creators, Collectors, and Speculators in an NFT Market
Pablo Baquero (HEC Paris, Tax and Law): The compliance gap in data supply chains: Smart contracts as a compliance technology
Yann Algan (HEC Paris, Economics): Data, Trust and Public policy
• Presentation of a startup incubated at HEC Paris: Ayolab with Christophe Le Houedec
12:30 - 14:00         Lunch break
                               (Lunch only for presenters, faculty, Ph.D. students,
                               and guests)
                               Petit Gustave (health pass compulsory)
14:00 - 15:30         Session 3
                               Chaired by Anne-Laure Sellier
                              (HEC Paris, Marketing)
Aluna Wang (HEC Paris, Accounting): Pattern recognition and anomaly detection in bookkeeping data
Jean-Noel Barrot (HEC Paris, Finance): Using high frequency and social networks data to estimate the local impact of the Covid crisis
Julien Grand-Clement (HEC Paris, Information System and Operations Management): Interpretable machine learning: Application to triage and reassessment guidelines for ventilator rationing
• Presentation of a Data Challenge: Master in Data Science for Business, Eurofiber - an Antin participation, Vincent Fraitot, Denis Gromb, and the winning team
15:30 - 15:45         Coffee break 
15:45 - 17:15         Session 4
                               Chaired by Augustin Landier
                              (HEC Paris, Finance)
Thierry Foucault (HEC Paris, Finance): Does alternative data improve financial forecasting?
Matthew Yeaton (HEC Paris, Strategy): Testing a theory of cultural evolution within organizations: Evidence from alt-right echo chambers
Felix Tropf (ENSAE-CREST, Sociology): Integrating genetic data into social sciences 
Klaus Miller (HEC Paris, Marketing): Value of Online Tracking
17:15 - 17:30         Coffee break 
17:30 - 18:30         Keynote: 
                               David Freeman Engstrom (Stanford University), website
                              "The Automated State"
                              Introduction by David Restrepo-Amariles (HEC Paris, Taw and Law)
                              Joint event between HEC Data Day and the Algorithmic
                              Law & Society Symposium
18:30 – 20:00        Networking Cocktail
                               Hall d'honneur
Organizer and Contact:
Christophe Pérignon
The HEC Data Day 2021 is sponsored by:
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