Sexy job, sense of humor, slogan
By Peter Horner
They already have the sexiest job of the 21st century according to a Harvard Business Review article by Tom Davenport and D.J. Patil. Now, it turns out, data scientists also have a great sense of humor. Who knew?
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) will hold exams for its Certified Analytics Professional program according to the following schedule:
Queens School of Business
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jan. 11, 2014
ITPG Education Center
Vienna, Va. (suburb of Washington, D.C.)
Jan. 29, 2014
University of Alabama
Business Analytics Symposium
March 6, 2014
Drexel University James E. Marks Intercultural Center
March 29, 2014
INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R.
Westin Boston Waterfront
June 21, 2014
INFORMS Conference on The Business of Big Data
San Jose Marriott
San Jose, Calif.
To apply, click on https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification/Apply-for-Certification
For more information, click on https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification
March 30 - April 1, 2013
2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
June 22-24, 2014
2014 INFORMS Conference on the Business of Big Data
San Jose, CA
December 15, 2013
AnyLogic Conference: Multimethod Simulation & Modeling
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The TechAmerica Foundation has announced two outstanding academics have joined the Foundation’s expert panel examining the issue of Big Data. Serving as the academic co-chairs will be Dr. Michael Rappa, founding director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University and principal architect of its Master of Science in Analytics degree; and Dr. Leo Irakliotis, dean and national director for the College of Information Technology at Western Governors University (WGU).
“Ensuring that the academic perspective is part of this collaborative process is critical, especially as we face a big data workforce shortage. The expertise that Dr. Rappa and Dr. Irakliotis bring to the table will encourage an even fuller examination of the issue and allow this commission to deliver valuable guidance,” said Jennifer Kerber, President of the TechAmerica Foundation.
The Commission has been tasked with making recommendations on how the government should handle the mountains of data that are being created at a lightening pace – the last two years has created more than 90 percent of the data that has ever existed. With the amount of data doubling every 18 months, the Administration has recently turned its attention to the topic, announcing a $200 Million Big Data Research and Development Initiative.
“Enhancing our ability to leverage big data will drive greater efficiency and productivity across the U.S. government,” said Rappa. “Big data analytics is an imperative for virtually every federal agency, from health and human services to defense and homeland security. Having the requisite talent is critical. Universities must do their part to step-up and address the acute shortage of data scientists. The Commission’s work is important and timely and I am delighted to participate.”
The commission membership is made up of leading experts on big data and represent both industry and academia – the full list of members can be found here.