Upcoming Webinars


5 Trends of the Analytics Evolution: A Fireside Chat with Kathy Koontz and Bill Franks

Jul 26, 2018

Join Kathy Koontz and Bill Franks as they discuss the ever-evolving analytics industry

Join us as we welcome our new Executive Director of the Analytics Leadership Consortium, Kathy Koontz, to the team and hear her insights on the industry. Kathy joins IIA with years of experience working with enterprise analytics teams – from her time at Nationwide to her experience Teradata – and has a unique perspective on this ever-growing area. IIA Chief Analytics Officer Bill Franks will be hosting Kathy in this fireside chat as they discuss:

  • How the analytics industry has grown over the last 15 years
  • Key challenges that clients are facing in today’s data economy
  • Analytics trends to watch

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Archived Webinars


Organizing Analytics Teams: New Angles on a Perennial Challenge

Jun 21, 2018

Based on IIA’s new and updated research on organizing analytics teams, Research Advisor Bob Morison will review the objectives and variables of organizational structure and share examples of how enterprises are adjusting their structures to deploy and develop analysts effectively, incorporate new methods and technologies, address strategic business opportunities, and leverage the analytics ecosystem.

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Path to Cloud for Analytics

May 31, 2018

In today’s data-fueled world, organizations are increasingly looking to the cloud for analytics to help accelerate time-to-value, spin up resources at will, and reduce financial risk while enabling in-house talent to focus on value-add.

The path to cloud is rarely straight and wide, however, and a number of factors affect each company’s journey:

  • Data gravity and migration
  • Network connectivity and latency
  • Use cases, culture, skills, and expectations

Tune in to this exciting webcast to hear three cloud experts – an architect, an advocate, and an evangelist – engage in a lively, free-flowing conversation about the many considerations when moving analytics into the cloud. One thing’s for sure: you’ll pick up new knowledge and get a fun, fresh perspective on one of the hottest topics of our era.

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Cutting Through the Hype of Artificial Intelligence

May 24, 2018

In this webinar, CAO Bill Franks cuts through the hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) to help the audience better understand what they need to know about the state of AI today. He will share examples of AI in action and the value it can drive, what AI can and can’t do today, how AI differs from (and is similar to) other analytics approaches, tips on getting started, and perspectives on the future of AI. The aim of this webinar is to be both educational and thought-provoking.

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Five Best Practices for the Analytics Lifecycle

Apr 26, 2018

Analytics can mean different things to different people depending on their background, perspective, and organizational context and culture. For example, for some, analytics serves as the underpinning of organization strategy and innovation, while others treat analytics as an alchemy yet to be fully understood. Regardless of where you are in your analytics journey, there are a number of best practices that help frame the discussion of analytics value and position an organization for success.

In this presentation Greg Nelson, Founder and CEO of ThotWave, talks about the five best practice areas of analytics and the importance of design thinking as a tool to help us design and deliver analytic products and services that create value for organizations.

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Is Poor Design Responsible for Your Underperforming Analytics Solution?

Apr 05, 2018

A Design Self-Assessment Guide for Non-Designers and Business Leaders

More ML, AI, Data Lakes, and Data Viz alone is probably not going to delight your customers or enable your business to maximize the power of analytics. Brian O’Neill (Designing for Analytics) will help business and technology leaders learn how strategic product design and design thinking have a direct impact on turning data into actionable, indispensable insights and enable business objectives to be met. While there are many great data visualization and UI resources available today, this webinar is more focused on the topic of holistic user experience and the role that design plays in enabling delightful end-to-end analytics experiences that also deliver on the bottom line.

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Making Analytics Fly at Southwest Airlines

Mar 08, 2018

Southwest Airlines is leveraging a growing team of analytics professionals, ample data, and state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies to create and sustain a strategic competitive advantage. In this webinar, Enterprise Data & Analytics Director, Doug Gray will address Southwest’s journey to date as well as future plans for the use of analytics, and highlight the organizational models, methodologies, techniques, and technologies being utilized. Two award-winning solution case studies will be highlighted: Fuel Supply Chain Optimization & Irregular Ops Recovery Optimization.

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The Road to Optimization – UPS’s Analytics Success Story

Mar 01, 2018

UPS has gone through a long evolution in moving up the analytical hierarchy, which required organizational commitment and significant process change. UPS has seen a reduction of 185 million miles driven per year by integrating analytics within its operations’ systems. Its award-winning dispatch optimization tool ORION (On Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation) completed deployment in 2016 and is saving $300M to $400M annually. In this webinar, Jack Levis shares his experiences and best practices to compete with analytics, requiring organizational support in the form of data, tools, and senior management commitment.

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How to Hire and Test for Data Skills: A One-Size-Fits-All Interview Kit

Feb 23, 2018

Given the recent demand for data analytics and data science skills, adequately testing and qualifying candidates can be a daunting task. Interviewing hundreds of individuals of varying experience and skill levels requires a standardized approach. In this webinar, Tanya Cashorali explores strategies, best practices, and deceptively simple interviewing techniques for data analytics and data science candidates.

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Planning the Next Best Action for a Better Customer Experience

Feb 15, 2018

Many industries need to consistently be in touch with their customers but tend to create a poor customer experience with excessive and uncoordinated promotions through a lot of different channels. In this webinar, Pratap Khedkar, Ph.D., Managing Principal, ZS Associates examines an analytical approach that improves customer experience by using a collection of data science algorithms – how to personalize channels and content by inferring customer preferences, how to detect touchpoint sequences that have the best impact on results, and how to design a harmonious sequence of promotional contacts to create the best experience.

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