It’s already been 4 weeks since our Analytics Executive Symposium in Chicago – it seems just last week that we brought our Faculty, Leadership, Research Clients and Underwriters together for this inaugural event.
We kicked off the Symposium the evening before with the presentation of the IIA Excellence in Analytics award by Tom Davenport. Tom presented The Procter & Gamble Company with this prestigious award to honor their tremendous work in pioneering an enterprise approach to analytics. It was fascinating listening to Guy Peri’s insight on how they incorporate analytics into their everyday operations and infrastructure.
The real work began the next day – when over 100 great minds across 3 rooms rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Through IIA Faculty led discussions in the areas of Retail, Health Care and Analytics in the Enterprise, we were able to share thoughts, insight, perspective and experience across so many organizations.
The feedback for our research clients has been very positive:
“IIA is providing a great vehicle for analytic leaders to share both successes and challenges. The opportunity to share and learn from peers is quite valuable and has potential to accelerate improvements to healthcare analytics and ultimately improve patient care and contain costs which is a common objective amongst healthcare leaders” – Mass General Physicians Organization
“All analysts everywhere should tune into the important work that IIA is doing. Finally an organization that speaks to a profession that has been under valued in corporate America” – GoGo Air
“I thought the event was well run and provided a great number of opportunities to network with individuals inside and outside my direct industry vertical. The format provided for a fairly open dialogue which was a nice change of pace from traditional conferences” – The Kroger Company
“This was my first event and I was very impressed with the content, the speakers, and the caliber of the attendees as well. Well worth my time” – Northwestern Mutual
As we concluded our Symposium, it became very clear to all that we had just experienced the first Chief Analytics Officer event. We here at IIA are excited to announce the annual Chief Analytics Officer Summit – our now annual gathering of the brightest and most strategic minds in the analytics industry. Stay tuned for more details and information as we continue on our path to analytics excellence.
Originally published by the International Institute for Analytics