Anne Milgram, HAS 16 opening keynote presenter, often uses the 2011 movie Moneyball to illustrate the power of data analytics to drive improvement and success. The film recounts the story baseball team the Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who used one key statistic—a hitter’s on-base percentage—to make signing decisions. The practice transformed baseball, adding data-driven indicators to the historic process in which managers relied solely on their experience and instinct when filling their rosters.
“We all know that change can be difficult,” Milgram explains, “Yet data, technology, and analytics have shown that we can change the way we do business in faster and more impactful ways.”
As the Former New Jersey Attorney General, Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law, Vice President of Criminal Justice, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Milgram’s area of expertise isn’t baseball but criminal justice. She has, however, taken a similar approach to Beane’s in her work to transform the justice system and improve public safety. In this talk, Milgram will describe her to bring the best of the modern world—data, technology and analytics—to bear in an effort to transform the American criminal justice system. She’ll also discuss parallels between the criminal justice and healthcare systems and the significant overlap between high utilizers of these systems.