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Problem Framing for Business Analytics
This session will offer a tactical approach to solve problems working across key business functions with big data. Using McKinsey style issue trees that are applied in the field of consulting, Lily presents a strategic approach to working with teams that includes key business frameworks, conceptual data roadblocks or opportunities, and team dynamics. You will leave this session with a strategic focus to design an intentional plan to solve business analytics problems with a team. We also invite anyone who has worked on problem framing with big data or business analytics to bring their insights! Lily Salem is the career strategist for the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business MS in Business Analytics program, #1 ranked nationally by the TFE times. Having partnered with university and business players in the Silicon forest, valley, beach and beyond, Lily has worked closely with both emerging business talent and executive leads through targeted recruitment and employer partnerships. Lily built her career primarily in the university setting and previous to USC, worked with graduate business students in the Silicon Forest (Pacific Northwest) as Director for Graduate Business Recruitment and Corporate Partnerships where she partnered frequently with employers headquartered in the Silicon Valley and Bay area. Lily has previously held roles in career services where she managed corporate partnerships, employer relations, career advising, and internship programs. Lily earned an MA in Student Counseling and an MA in Education Leadership to effectively support students for career success as well as build innovative and high-impact recruitment opportunities with employer partners. When Lily is not preparing students for jobs and internships or networking with employers, she enjoys the Southern CA lifestyle with her friends, family and Rhodesian Ridgeback, Bella. Note for parking: There is a $12 flat fee for on campus parking structures and hourly meters around the perimeter of the campus and neighboring blocks.

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Exposition Blvd & S Figueroa · Los Angeles, CA

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We are the Southern California Chapter of the Women in Big Data Forum.

Our goal is to strengthen the diversity in the big data field. As part of this initiative, we would like to encourage and attract more female talent to the big data & analytics field and help them connect, engage and grow.

To learn more:

• Visit WiBD Central Site:

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• Want to be part to the leadership team and help grow the community? Send an email to for details.

Come and explore opportunities with us via our networking, knowledge sharing and training events.

Note: Men are welcome to join as allies to support Women in Big Data.

The WiBD SoCal chapter is proudly sponsored by the USC Marshall MS, Business Analytics program. We partner with employers and organizations to offer tech trainings and panels across the Southern California region. If your organization would like to learn more about becoming a key partner, please contact Lily Salem at

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