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Using Analytics to Build Big Data Workforce

Many innovative businesses and IT organizations appreciate the competitive advantage analytics capabilities can provide and have ambitions to reach increasing levels of analytics maturity. However, the well-documented shortage of analytic talent leaves many firms without a strong analytic talent bench and little knowledge about how and where to find analytics professionals needed to get there.

In this presentation, Greta Roberts will discuss results of a major quantitative Study of the "raw talent" of professional analytics professionals. This Study crossed industries, experience and skills.

Practical insights shared will include: raw talent characteristics businesses are looking for in their analytics professionals, trends and correlations that lend unexpected insight into how organizations are building a strong and scalable analytic talent bench.

Attendees will be provided with the ability to compare themselves to the Analytics Professional benchmark for no fee.

About the Speaker:

Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytics, Corp.

Greta Roberts is the CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp and a faculty member at the International Institute for Analytics. She has 20+ years working for world-class technology innovators like Lotus, Netscape, WebLine, Cisco and Open Ratings.
Under her direction, Talent Analytics has grown to be a leader in predicting employee behavior — the next logical step beyond predicting customer behavior. In 2012, she led a Research Team with the International Institute for Analytics that resulted in the world’s only Benchmark for hiring Data Scientists / Analytics Professionals.

Greta is a sought-out thought leader, presenter, and author. In 2013, she has spoken at the Predictive Analytics World events around North America, SAS Day at Kennesaw State, SAP Sapphire NOW, IIA’s Chief Analytics Officer Summit, SAS’s Analytics 2013 & other major analytics & business events. She is also a frequent guest on the SAP’s Game-Changers Radio Show. Greta has recently been quoted in MIT Sloan Management Review, the Harvard Business Review blog network, Forbes, VentureBeat, Information Management, Computerworld, Data Informed, Tech Target, and many other major influential publications. Follow Greta on twitter @GretaRoberts.

Microsoft for providing awesome venue for the event.

a2c for providing the food/drinks.

cognizeus for providing book to give away as raffle.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to live before the end of presentation. Can you share a link to the presentation and on-line survey?

    February 5, 2014

  • Dennis R.

    Many requested information, so I thought to share what I promised.

    1.) Davenport
    Tom Davenport’s new book is coming out and you can get access to a free chapter of “Big Data at Work” at: To get a 30% discount when you purchase the book on just type in this promotional code when you are checking out: DATA30

    If you want to be informed when his book presentation will occur, send me a request email to go on the list. [masked] 2.) MIT CIO Symposium
    The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium will take place on May21st in Cambridge. We are currently recruiting sponsoring companies and speakers.

    Please go to and check out the agenda. If your company can contribute to the conversations, let me know.

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    1 · February 5, 2014

  • Jon M.

    I went to the page given at the Meetup, and it said "Meetup Followup", and I clicked "Click Here", but the URL was bad. Can we get a fixed URL?

    1 · February 4, 2014

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    January 19, 2014

  • Andrew J.

    Psyched to meet the group

    January 17, 2014

  • Ed K.

    Really a compelling topic, but sorry - I will be out of town. Will the event be streamed or recorded for remote viewing?

    January 5, 2014

    • Vishal K.

      Hey Ed, Sorry we'll miss you for the event. Hope to catch you for the next ones. I will certainly try to record the event and put it up on youtube for later consumptions.

      January 5, 2014

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