MBA students from Appalachian, UNC-Greensboro collaborate, learn about data analytics

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"Every second, 2.9 million new emails are sent. Every minute, YouTube users upload 100 hours of new video. Ninety-two percent of the world's data was created in just the past two years, and every day we add 2.5 million terabytes. Information about the world around us is constantly changing. Understanding, adapting to, and identifying opportunity in this rapidly shifting world requires analytics on a scale never before seen." Teradata Corporation.

Dave SchraderGraduate students and faculty members from the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University and from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC-Greensboro recently co-hosted an analytics event on the campus at UNC-Greensboro.

Twenty-one students, staff and faculty members from the Walker College traveled to Greensboro on October 30 to engage in a one-day event with Dr. Dave Schrader, an expert in data warehousing, business intelligence and data-driven strategy.

Dr. Schrader (pictured at left) presented a two-hour lecture on teaching tools for data analytics as well as a session on research and emerging trends in data analytics. A major emphasis was placed on understanding how to strategically use both traditional and big data to create analytical insights and predictive models for strategic and operational decision-making.

Dr. Schrader retired in 2014 after 24 years with Teradata Corporation, a global leader in data warehousing and data analytics. He was responsible for marketing the Teradata® Unified Data Architecture™ Big Data initiative, which helps Teradata customers and prospects derive more value from Teradata, Teradata Aster, Hadoop solutions, and real-time data warehousing initiatives. Dr. Schrader serves as a board member of the Teradata University Network, lecturing at universities around the world and helping them with curriculum development for data analytics programs.

The event also served as a forum for students and faculty from the Appalachian and Greensboro schools to network and collaborate.

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Published: Nov 3, 2015 12:00pm