A new wave of business analytics is upon us, and it's blowing the lid of old paradigms. With the explosion of information assets resulting in Big Data and the exponential appetite for metrics and forward looking key indicators such as predictive analytics, companies need to take a different approach. Will analysts step to the foreground as critical leaders of analytics for business or will the much-discussed data scientists come to the rescue? Learn more about critical new research on the next generation of business analytics and how real time data will impact the operational analytics of the future. This session will examine the reality of business and IT now and look ahead to 2013. Gain exclusive insight into the research agenda that will shape the way organizations assess and invest into these two essential business technologies.
Tony Cosentino, VP & Research Director, Business Analytics, Ventana Research
Tony is responsible for the business analytics research practice including business intelligence, location intelligence and operational intelligence, including business analytics, big data, cloud computing, business collaboration, mobile technology and social media. Tony is an expert in market research and business intelligence with decades of experience. Tony has helped business and IT use technology across marketing, sales and customer service and brought one of the first global deployments of a web-based architecture for Voice of the Customer (VOC). Tony has held research and consulting positions in the technology industry over the last two decades and worked at General Electric, TNS and Ipsos.
Tony is an accomplished author with his book titled Into the River: How Big Data, the Long Tail, and Situated Cognition are the Changing the World of Market Insights Forever. His work has been published in Business 2.0, Marketing News and many other publications. Tony has held research and consulting positions in the technology industry over the last two decades and worked at companies like General Electric, TNS and Ipsos.
Tony holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA with a focus in Business Analytics and Computing Systems (BACS) from the San Francisco State University School of Business.
You can find Tony on Twitter at @tonycosentinovr and on LinkedIn and reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and read his blog at tonycosentino.ventanaresearch.com.