We're entering the home stretch of our 7 Days of Executive Education (7DEE), with two stellar classes to wrap everything up. Today, we'll learn about making big business improvements through small decisions made with the benefit of analytics. And tomorrow our sponsors at IBM will wrap everything up and bring it all home.
Start with today's session, Tuesday, September 25, at 2:00 p.m. EDT: Using Predictive Analytics to Put Big-Data to Work in Little Decisions.
The power of predictive analytics and big-data lies, perhaps paradoxically, in an organization's smallest decisions. In this session, students will learn how to do a better job with the little, day-to-day operational decisions that make a big difference, using big-data and predictive analytics.
Today's instructor is James Taylor, CEO and Principal Consultant of Decision Management Solutions, an expert in using business rules and analytics technology to build decision management systems to help companies improve decision-making and develop an agile, analytical, and adaptive business. Taylor provides strategic consulting to companies of all sizes, and works with companies to adopt decision-making technology in insurance, banking, health management, telecommunications, and other sectors.
Then, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the final session: Making Your Business Smarter With Analytics.
Social media and other Internet and mobile tools empower customers more than ever before to demand the best products and services and complete transparency from the companies they do business with. Fortunately, those same tools, when harnessed by analytics, empower businesses to meet the challenge. By analyzing social media metrics, applying the right analytics methodology, employing big-data tools, and more, companies can give customers the excellent service they demand -- and deserve.
Our teacher for this class is IBM's Deepak Advani, who owns strategy and development for the BA product portfolio, which includes software for business intelligence, performance management, predictive analytics, and risk analytics. He was formerly Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of e-commerce for Lenovo. Previous to that, he worked at IBM for 13 years, where he held several global executive positions, including VP and Business Line Executive of High End Intel Servers, Vice President of Linux Strategy, and Director of High Performance Computing Software Development Lab. He has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, an MS in computer engineering from Wright State University, and a BS in computer science from Michigan State University.
Register for 7DEE here to catch these great classes. And if you missed the first five, you can catch up; the complete curriculum, with links to slide decks, audio, and archived chat, is here: 7DEE Curriculum Calendar.
— Mitch Wagner , Editor in Chief, Internet Evolution