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Closing the Analytical Talent Gap: An Executive's Guide to Working with Universities

After spending several years answering almost daily emails and telephone calls from business managers asking for staffing help and aiding fellow academics with their analytics teaching needs, Dr. Jennifer Priestley of Kennesaw State University and Dr. Robert McGrath of the University of New Hampshire have captured those learnings in a recently released book entitled: Closing the Analytics Talent Gap: An Executive's Guide to Working with Universities. The book builds a bridge between university analytics programs and business organizations. It promotes a dialog that enables executives to learn how universities can help them find strategically important personnel and universities to learn how they can develop and educate this personnel.

Case studies and anecdotes from the University of New Hampshire, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State University, University of Cincinnati will be discussed. Best practices and guiding principles on working with universities from Equifax, The Home Depot, The Southern Company, and Shaw Industries will also be integrated into the discussion.