Even the most sophisticated analytics technology is only as good as the talent and culture behind it. So when it comes to achieving data-driven insight and a competitive advantage, an organization’s best secret weapon is its people. 

Join us for a webcast that describes how your organization can optimize its people, processes, technology and culture to harness the power of analytics for better, faster decisions, increased profitability and a competitive advantage.

Most importantly, you’ll learn how to capitalize on your analytical talent and begin turning business analytics into a true and valuable strategic asset within your organization.

Key Takeaways

  • Implementing a strategic approach to analytics along the key dimensions of people, processes, technology and culture.
  • Overcoming the scarcity of analytic-savvy talent by fostering a culture with the right level of executive sponsorship and visibility.
  • Creating competency centers and centers of excellence to optimally allocate talent and technology.


  • Jim Malone, Senior Editorial Director, IDG Enterprise Custom Solutions Group

    Jim Malone is a veteran journalist and communications professional with more than 20 years' experience in publishing and public relations. He's covered business and technology for newspapers and trade publications, and led publications such as Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology to provide news and insight on emerging tech trends and businesses. He’s also advised tech clients such as IBM, Novell, Philips, Hyperion Solutions and Avnet on press relations, strategy and messaging.

    Since joining IDG in 2005, he's worked with clients to produce website content, advertorial supplements, webcasts, roundtables, newsletters and custom magazines, working with writers, editors and designers to meet clients' communication goals.
  • Anne H. Milley, Senior Director of Analytical Strategy, Worldwide Product Marketing, SAS

    Anne Milley oversees the worldwide marketing of SAS® technologies. Her ties to SAS began with her thesis on bank failure prediction models and the term structure of interest rates, which she completed at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas. Milley continued her use of SAS as a senior business consultant at 7-Eleven Inc., performing sales analyses and designing and conducting tests to aid in strategic decision making. While at SAS, she has been co-chair of SAS’ data mining technology conferences (M2001 and M2002), as well as F2006 (SAS’ inaugural forecasting conference).

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