01/13/2015 03:35 PM
BATON ROUGE – Maureen Norton, Daniel Porter and Paul Codding will speak at the LSU
Business Education Complex in room 2520 on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
as part of the Analytics Speaker Series.
The talk, “Analytics: Ensuring Actionable Results in Organizations,” is presented
by the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Master of Science in Analytics program
and the LSU Center for Computation & Technology. Speakers will share their experiences
with implementing analytics initiatives throughout an organization and address the
challenges of moving methodologies from theory into the field. An interactive discussion
about the issues, considerations and value added will follow.
Please RSVP by Jan. 15 at http://business.lsu.edu/RSVP.
Norton is recognized by IBM as a Distinguished Market Insights Professional for her
outstanding leadership and expertise in the consultative practice of market insights.
She is currently working on the Business Analytics Transformation team at IBM, helping
to drive the widespread use of analytics across the enterprise. Social media analytics,
predictive and prescriptive analytics and optimization are her areas of interest.
Porter is a cofounder and head of the analytics practice at BlueLabs, a Washington,
D.C.-based analytics, data and technology company formed by the lead practitioners
from President Barack Obama’s 2012 analytics team. During the 2012 presidential campaign,
Porter was director of statistical modeling. His team developed individual level statistical
models that were used throughout the campaign for fundraising, media buying and state
Codding is a product manager at HortonWorks and has been working with IBM’s Hadoop
technology for more than two and a half years. He has also worked with many Fortune
500 companies on their Hadoop strategy and implementation. Codding brings a unique
“on-the-ground” view of how organizations are successful at adopting and operationalizing
Hadoop in their enterprise.
The MSA Program in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences is
an intensive 12-month curriculum that focuses on a unique combination of advanced
statistical methods, state-of-the-art information technology and communication skills
necessary for effective decision making and solving real business problems.
For more information about the MSA Program or the speaker series, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College
of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for
its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department
to assist organizations with issues related to business analytics and intelligence,
as well as innovation and technological change, and offer enhanced career opportunities
for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts by its diverse faculty have resulted
in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana.
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015