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How does data analytics drive business performance?
Thu 1 December 2016, 15:30 – 18:00 GMT
Stirling Management School invites you to a data analytics masterclass at the official launch of the MSc in Data Science for Business. This is a unique opportunity to hear industry leaders discussing the huge potential of using data science and analytic tools to drive innovation, growth and business performance.
3.30 – Registration and coffee
4.00 – Welcome to the Stirling Management School - Professor George Burt, Deputy Head of School
4.10 – Data Science in Scotland – Gillian Docherty, CEO Datalab
4.30 - Data Science skills: MSc Data Science for Business – Elaine Mckechnie, Project Lead Cyber Intelligence Unit, HSBC, and Kepa Mendibil, Programme Director, MSc Data Science for Business
4.40 –Benefits and challenges of advanced analytics - Hugo D’Ulisse, Head of Data Management, SAS
5.00 – Using data to drive business performance – Steven Faull, Applications Development Manager, Aggreko
5.20 – Q&A and networking
6.00 - Close
Scotland is fast becoming a global centre of excellence for data science with industry, government and academia working together to maximise the opportunities that data science provides to generate economic, societal and environmental value. During the event you will hear how businesses across all industry sectors are creating business opportunities by utilising the huge amounts of data that is continuously being generated. You will have the opportunity to meet key people leading the way in the advanced use of data.
The event will also serve as the official launch of the MSc in Data Science for Business. This degree has been developed in close partnership with SAS, HSBC and the DataLab to address the widely acknowledged shortage of business leaders and managers with a detailed working knowledge of data analytics. The aim of this specialist master’s degree is to develop graduates with the highly sought after blend of data analytics, business acumen and advanced management skills.
The event is targeted to all types of organisations interested in better understanding the opportunities and challenges of taking a more data driven approach to driving organisational performance.