Analytics projects and initiatives struggle for a wide variety of reasons that cross every aspect of the analytics function, including: business alignment and understanding, data and technology, resource planning and utilization, and budgetary considerations.
In this webinar, IIA Research Director Dan Magestro will share the Analytics Project Lifecycle framework for successfully guiding an analytics project or initiative through its various stages, from initial identification of the business problem to the business action and recognition of the value generated by the work. The framework can be utilized in any situation where analytics is applied to support business needs and processes.
Join us on January 26th to review the eight stages of the Analytics Project Lifecycle and increase the organizational effectiveness of analytics by formalizing the planning phase, optimizing project execution and decision making, and driving toward successful implementation.
To succeed, an analytics or data science team must effectively engage with business experts who are often inexperienced with advanced analytics, machine learning and data science. They need a framework for connecting business problems to possible analytics solutions. Decision modeling brings clarity to analytics projects, linking analytics solutions to business problems to deliver value.
In this webinar, IIA Expert James Taylor shares four key lessons learned by the central analytics team at a global leader in information technology. These lessons underscore that decision modeling builds a shared understanding with their business clients, revives projects that have lost their purpose, brings clarity to problems long thought difficult and delivers value quickly. The webinar will also introduce the basics of decision modeling and provide practical recommendations for adoption. A Leading Practice Brief based on this case study will be available for all registrants.
Ensuring analytics projects have clarity of purpose is critical to delivering business value. Learn how decision modeling helps a leading organization bring focus to its data science and analytic investments.
When it comes to using data and analytics to drive business results, where does the retail industry stand relative to other industries? And more importantly, where does your company stand against a retail industry index? In this webinar, IIA CEO Jack Phillips will reveal IIA’s retail industry analytics maturity index, and describe the characteristics of the highest-performers. Retail Analytics expert, Scott Friesen will provide additional insights from his experience on the front lines at Ulta Beauty and Best Buy. “Competing on analytics” is no longer a mystery - join us to learn how your company can get with the program.Read more >
One of the most pressing issues facing analytics programs in every industry is the frequent disconnect between analytics activities and the business’s stated strategic priorities. This disconnect has many causes, including the lack of visibility into high-level priorities, inability to translate strategic needs into analytics projects, and the historical lack of analytics in the strategy development process itself.
Based on best practices gleaned from dozens of companies, IIA Research Director, Dan Magestro will share three paths to success with practical recommendations for how to align analytics activities to a business’s strategic objectives, including the formation of oversight committees, more effective project prioritization, alignment of senior business leadership, and demonstrated benefits of incorporating analytics into the strategic planning process.
When it comes to aligning analytics to business strategy, one size does NOT fit all. Join us to learn the best path to success for your organization.
Agility — doing things fast, and iteratively — is the key to success in turbulent markets. Analytics-as-a-Service partnerships can facilitate agile analytics allowing you to develop and iterate algorithms and models faster, and more effectively, than is possible when you are responsible for deploying and managing your own advanced analytics infrastructure.
This webinar will explore the emergence of analytics as a service (AaaS), and the use of AaaS providers to avoid the time, cost and risk associated with deploying cutting-edge advanced analytics infrastructure. You’ll hear about the emergence of AaaS, the profile of companies exploiting AaaS providers, and the criteria you should use when evaluating AaaS providers, as well as the economic and time-to-market benefits of leveraging Analytics-as-a-Service partnerships to improve your advanced analytics capabilities and leapfrog your competition.
Join us to learn how Analytics-as-a-Service can help develop competitive advantage and increase agility in the ever-evolving marketplace.
As the adoption of a variety of analytics continues to grow across all industries, so does the focus on attaining a data-driven competitive advantage. A key requirement for becoming analytically competitive is that companies of all types, whether they are long-standing corporations or emerging startups, must invest in their analytics talent. With the ongoing talent shortage in analytics and the challenges of attracting the right talent, a strategic approach is necessary when recruiting and retaining analytics professionals.
In this webinar, Burtch Works analytics talent experts, Linda Burtch and Katie Prezas will provide actionable guidance for hiring managers and analytics leaders looking to strengthen and grow their analytics teams.
Presented by IoT expert, Bill Roberts, this webinar explores how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is having a dramatic impact on how manufacturers and service providers operate. From the factory floor to a distributed energy generation facility to anywhere a critical piece of equipment operates, machine data holds enormous potential to drive high levels of operational efficiency and unlock new service innovations. This blending of operational technologies (OT) with Information Technology (IT) has created challenges with the data, the analytics lifecycle and a deep thinking into the roles of personnel. A robust IoT analytics lifecycle can play a critical role in helping organizations separate the relevant signals from the noise in IIoT data, gain real time critical insights, and drive appropriate, timely action to realize the promised value of IIoT. This session will explore these topics and offer insights on pursuing a successful industrial IoT strategy that leverages a robust analytics lifecycle.Read more >
As business analytics continues to gain momentum and increase its impact on organizations, the challenges facing analytics leaders continue to evolve. While the need to establish credibility and build new data analytics teams dominated agendas just a few years ago, many organizations now focus on expanding capacity, operating more efficiently and measuring the return on analytics investment. With continuous, rapid advances in technology and automation, knowing which trends to pay attention to is more important than ever.
With that in mind, the International Institute for Analytics will unveil its annual list of top predictions and priorities on December 15. Each year, IIA shares its perspective on the year ahead in the world of analytics, presenting viewpoints from leading analytics practitioners, executives and thought leaders. This year IIA has gathered feedback from more than 200 analytics executives and our broad network of unbiased analytics experts.
Don't miss this compelling hour of insights to learn where to focus your time, attention and resources in the coming year.
In the not-so-distant future, smart machines will be able to learn, predict and make decisions with greater speed and accuracy than the human mind. As artificial intelligence and cognitive systems become more mainstream, they hold the potential to dramatically augment how people and businesses function, with significant implications for workers and organizations.
In this webinar, IIA Co-Founder Tom Davenport will discuss his new book, "Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines" and explain how advances in analytics have set the stage for this coming transformation. He'll also examine what happens to the workforce when machines start taking on work traditionally done by people.
In this webinar, IIA CEO Jack Phillips was joined by Tapan Patel, a Product Marketing Manager at SAS, to share findings of our upcoming research report on the Current State of Hadoop Adoption. Over the course of one hour, they explore the pros and cons of using Hadoop, including examples of how companies get value from Hadoop and the key challenges organizations face when implementing a Hadoop solution.Read more >
A new set of international reporting standards (IFRS 9) goes into effect for Canadian financial services institutions late next year. With those standards come new complexities and risks, new data and analytics requirements, and new business opportunities for banks that can get ahead of the curve by modernizing their accounting and risk management platforms and putting those platforms to innovative use.
This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities related to IFRS 9 and provide insights into how financial services institutions can optimize for both.
Many financial institutions recognize that they still do not have sufficient data management, infrastructure, or staffing in place to address all the issues brought about by the myriad of risk regulations. While larger banks continue to struggle with the qualitative aspects of supervisory stress testing and capital planning, IFRS 9 and the new CECL accounting standard will demand greater interconnection of Finance and Risk, more complex modeling, and increased public disclosure. Heightened expectations of strong model risk management and governance further strain organizations.
To address these challenges, institutions are reexamining existing processes with a goal to establish a more efficient and controlled modeling environment—including model implementation and lifecycle management, orchestration, and governance. How can financial institutions ensure they have the foundational building blocks in place to meet these increasing demands?
You may have heard the terms Deep and Dark web, but do you understand what they mean? There is a lot of confusion over these terms, this webinar will help give you a good understanding of the different layers of the world wide web.
Richard Cozart, Technology administrator for IIA Detroit Chapter and Senior Security Architect at Securely Yours LLC will explain the secrets of deep dark web. He will clarify the terminology and will provide information on how to access it and what is generally available within the deep dark web.
Internal audit functions are increasingly under pressure to provide value and meet the needs of key stakeholders. This webinar addresses:
•Requirements of IIA Standards for Quality Assessment & Improvement Program;
•Top ten common QA findings and lessons learned;
•Improvement opportunities and emerging trends; and
•What internal auditors can do to add value to their organization.
Values-free leadership is an oxymoron, and leadership without authenticity is a misnomer. Integrity is the heart of leadership and authenticity is its soul. True leaders are not only ethical and transparent, they engage and influence others on a deeper, more personal level. By applying the ethical theories of notable moral philosophers and contemporary thought leaders, participants test proven ethical principles of authentic leadership.Read more >
The use of web enabled devices has profoundly changed the world we live in. The average American now spends upwards of 10 hours per day in front of some form of electronic medium. More and more, the smart phone is becoming the device of choice to communicate, get news/information, and share social information on a real time basis. This is how people navigate through today's world and has had a significant behavioral impact as a result.
Internal Auditors can benefit greatly from understanding how to best integrate this new wealth of information in their audits and investigations. The future of both audits and investigations will need to rely more on technology but cannot neglect the impact and role of the “human element”. Points of particular interest include:
•social media searches to identify where someone has been and plans to be,
•location enabled services identifying where someone's phone (and presumably they) have been,
•devices and apps measuring and sharing individual’s mobility and activity,
•the trend towards this data going directly to the public cloud, and
•the emergence of the "internet of things".
Is that activity you’re seeing a malicious user? Is it someone who made a mistake? Is it coming from an account whose credentials were compromised? Is it command and control traffic? How confident are you? As security programs are maturing, attention is turning to threats emanating from inside the network. Doug Copley will discuss seven profiles of highly risky users, outline how your organization can reduce insider risk, and present a real-world case study of how a software organization protected themselves.Read more >
According to IIA guidance, internal auditors are charged with monitoring organizational ethics and assessing whether management policies, procedures, and practices support ethical operations. And while management usually seeks to set, promote, and perpetuate an ethical climate, some leaders seem either motivated by self-interest or so focused on other operational priorities that they overlook their obligation to steward organizational ethics.
What can internal audit do to articulate this risk of unethical behavior? How can internal audit influence the tone at the top? How can internal auditors persuade management to see the value proposition for ethical leadership? This webinar addresses these questions and equips auditors, audit directors, and CAEs to make a compelling argument as to how ethical leadership drives bottom-line results.
By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:
-Compare contrasting views of behavioral ethics
-Differentiate between moral and conditioned honesty
-Examine rationalizations commonly indicative of moral disengagement
-Explain why ethical stewardship is a primary leadership responsibility
-Correlate ethical leadership to organizational results
-Formulate a compelling argument in favor of an ethical tone at the top