COMPLETE - Session 1: Innovation through Analytics

Took place on April 7, 2016

How Analytics Drives Innovation – And Vice Versa
Jill Dyche
VP, SAS Best Practices

We’ve all been reading about companies that were “born digital.” You know the ones—those West Coast, formerly dot-com bastions of online commerce and social media. These companies have as many developers as they do business people—and more data scientists than workaday users. When it comes to technology funding, their cup runneth over.

Come hear what going digital is like for mainstream companies who need to run their operations as they innovate, creating a digital playbook that encompasses—indeed, transcends!—existing development pipelines and incumbent technologies. Noted author, speaker, and consultant Jill Dyché will explore the collision between leadership, information, and digital. She’ll discuss the roles analytics and data play in innovation, as well as present the do’s and don’ts of forming an innovation lab. Use this dynamic and fun session as a playbook and a set of lessons learned on what it takes to become a truly innovation-driven enterprise in the real world.

How Today’s Leading Organizations are Driving Education in Analytics
Yrui Levin
Professor & Director – Masters of Management Analytics, Queen’s University

Uncertainty and complexity make many decisions difficult, especially those involving new products and ventures. In the era of big data and analytics, organizations are under increasing pressure to improve decision-making by harnessing the extraordinary volumes of data collected. But how can executives convert huge quantities of ill-structured data into manageable amounts of organized information to help them sharpen the decision-making process? 

We will discuss opportunities offered by the Queen’s Smith School of Business for individuals to acquire the necessary skills and to help organizations develop a managerial culture that effectively combines both intuition and analytics to produce good decisions and influence the decisions of others.

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Date & Time:
Session 1: Completed
April 7, 2016.
Session 2: June 9, 2016 8:00AM – 10:30AM
Session 3: August, 2016 8:00AM – 10:00AM
Session 4: October, 2016 8:00AM – 10:00AM

Location: The St. Andrew’s Club
150 King St. W., 27th Floor - Toronto
Cost: Complimentary
Questions? Contact Andrew.Bowden@sas.com

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