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John Bicknell

John Bicknell

John Bicknell

CEO and Founder at More Cowbell Unlimited, Inc.

John Bicknell is the CEO and Founder of More Cowbell Unlimited, Inc., a cloud process mining software technologies and data science firm. Mr. Bicknell is a leader, lifelong learner, and passionate analytics visionary. For almost 30 years, he has helped businesses and government organizations derive actionable insights from their data, save on costs, and make more money. Before retiring from the United States Marine Corps in 2010 as a Lieutenant Colonel, Mr. Bicknell served worldwide most notably in Afghanistan and the Pentagon; he also led the “Street to Fleet” program – a process intensive human resources supply chain effort designed to discover inefficiencies, architect solutions, and repurpose manpower savings. In his corporate career, he has helped businesses derive insights from marketing, financial, human resources, and call center data. He is a member of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS). Mr. Bicknell’s Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School emphasizes econometrics and operations research.

Track: Analytics in the Public Sector

Tuesday, April 16, 1:50–2:40pm

Process Mining: The Capability Every Organization Needs

Process Mining is an emerging AI/ML technique which may be thought of as an x-ray capability for your organization’s processes. It allows you to see where process challenges reside, simulate change assumptions, make corrections with confidence, and quickly re-measure the upgraded ecosystem — capturing return on investment every step of the way. Your organization has next-level strategic advantage hidden within your IT systems. All systems create “data exhaust” which is rich with process activity trails documenting the actions of users or machines while performing business activities. When process ecosystems are not optimized towards meaningful goals, your organization hemorrhages costs unnecessarily. Failing to adopt cutting edge artificial intelligence to optimize your processes places you at a competitive disadvantage. In this session, you will learn process mining fundamentals, hear impactful cross-industry use cases, and understand why it is the capability your organization needs to compete and transform continually.