Forging Industry-Academic Alliances
Joseph M. Woodside
With ever increasing amounts of data, organizations are identifying the importance of Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics for decision making. However in order to realize the full potential of these technologies, organizations require well-trained and educated management and analytic subject matter experts to transform the data and results into actionable information for decisions.
In order to meet this demand for analytical talent, a Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics (CBIA) housed within the university seeks to develop knowledge and skills vital in the fast changing field of business, through developing the next generation of managers and analysts with skills in decision-making through use of analytical techniques. This presentation provides the strategic framework for the definition and development of a CBIA and framework for joint academic and industry collaboration to develop the next generation of industry experts. The core components including industry demand, alliance objectives including objectives, curriculum and talent requirements, and opportunities.