The Chattanooga Technology Council will have a panel discussion on business analytics on Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Business Development Center.
Business analytics refers to the skills, technologies, applications and practices for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance to gain insight and drive business planning.
Technologies are providing more tools for data collection and ability to analyze data collected, yet many organizations struggle to find value from the process and the approach, and ultimately use the information compete in the marketplace, officials said.
The September luncheon will feature the following panelists: Jonathan Cooper, supply chain analytics and performance manager at TVA; Steve Dover, senior corporate technical consultant at EPB and John Zeglen, senior I/S group manager at McKee.
Each panelist will explain how they are using BA in their businesses today, what successes and benefits they have seen with business analytics, what challenges they have faced with business analytics implementations and what advice they have for others.
Thomsa Hoover, UTC's associate vice chancellor and chief information officer, will speak briefly about the new Business Analytics program being offered. The new program is a joint effort between School of Business and School of Engineering and Computer Science.
The event is event is free for members and $20 for non members. Register online at http://ctcseptember.eventbrite.com/.