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Happy Hour: How Redbox is using Data Visualization to Solve Business Issues

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The CCASA is pleased to announce our first ever happy hour and statistics presentation. Save the date for May 22nd, 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Rockit Burger Bar 3700 N. Clark St.

The event will feature Matt James (Sr. Director of Strategy and Analytics) from Redbox speaking on "How Redbox is using Data Visualization to Solve Complex Business Issues".

Matt leads the Strategy & Analytics team at Redbox which is responsible for using analytics to make high value decisions for the company including international expansion, kiosk site selection, product mix optimization, and new business exploration. The team is also responsible for merchandising decisions - developing the analytics to drive the initial assortment of games and movies and then optimizing within the kiosk network.

Prior to joining Redbox, Matt led consulting teams at Bain & Company and Marakon, advising clients across a variety of industries on growth strategy. Matt received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA from Northwestern University.

Redbox is the number one destination for renting DVDs in America, renting more than 2 billion discs to date. Redbox has more than 34,600 locations in the US (more than Starbuck's and McDonald's combined) and 68% of the US population lives within a five-minute drive of a Redbox kiosk. Those kiosks generate a lot of data, and Redbox analysts eagerly consume it to provide analysis and recommendations to drive decision-making (big and recurring) for the company. We will share some of the unique challenges of the Redbox business and how analysis and data visualization is helping us to make the right decisions.

Date: Wednesday, May 22nd
Time: 5:30-7:30
Location: Rockit Burger Bar 3700 N. Clark St.
This event is free!

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