There may be no place more public—or more unforgiving—to test out a theory than the world of professional sports. And if that theory involves computer analysis of statistics, there’s no sport with a deeper, richer body of statistics to analyze than major league baseball.
The story of using computer analytics to help assemble a competitive baseball team—and overcome the disadvantage of one of the lowest payrolls in the American League—is the story of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. As special guest speakers at this year’s Information On Demand conference, we’re delighted to present Moneyball author Michael Lewis and the General Manager of the Oakland A’s, Billy Beane, whose innovative use of computer analysis of player stats was the subject of the book. Lewis and Beane will share their insights and explain how the team’s success on the field offers concrete lessons for business success and the power of analytics. (The feature film version of Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, opens September 23.)
Executive keynotes focus on “AQ” and the power of analytics
For analytics discussions closer to the everyday experiences of the rest of us, keynotes by top IBM executives will focus on new products and exciting new approaches to the use of business analytics.
You’ll hear about the concept of Analytics Quotient or “AQ” and how organizations with a high AQ are outperforming their competitors across a broad range of measures. You’ll get a first look at new capabilities that empower people to use business analytics anytime, anywhere on the latest mobile devices and tablet computers.
In addition, you’ll learn how business analytics solutions from IBM are helping companies gain greater insight and cultivate closer relationships with their customers. You’ll see how technologies like predictive analytics, decision management and in-memory “what if” scenario modeling are powering solutions for different industries and lines of business, and you’ll hear about advances in business intelligence that keep everyone better informed and more closely connected with their co-workers.
Breakout Sessions, Workshops, EXPO, and more
Before and after these exciting keynote addresses, of course, Business Analytics Forum will offer more than 200 breakout sessions covering the full range of products and solutions. You’ll also find hands-on workshops, networking events and the largest ever onsite EXPO where you see our solutions in action.
But Business Analytics Forum is only seven weeks away. So don’t wait! Register today to save $200 off the onsite price and take advantage of extended early bird pricing on your hotel accommodations.
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