As Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it.”
Same could be said of your customer and financial data. If you don’t stop and analyze it, you might miss something important, such as why customers are churning, what product is selling best in a particular region or how social media data can improve customer interactions.
Below is a quick rundown of upcoming IBM Business Analytics events to ensure you don't miss anything – either virtually or in person.
“Making Chatter Matter: Monetizing Social Media Through Analytics”
Thursday, August 25 (1:00 pm EDT)
Join IBM and Don Peppers, founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group for a complimentary webinar that will teach attendees how to move social from a shiny object to an integrated element of a customer interaction strategy.
With predictive analytics, companies can track social interactions and consumer sentiment and combine that information with data from other sources to improve go-to-market and customer engagement strategies, as well as predict customer behavior.
“IBM Virtual Performance 2011”
Tuesday, September 13 (12:00 pm EDT)
This half-day, virtual event includes technical and financial breakout sessions, plus in-depth demonstrations to help plan the next steps on the journey from insight to foresight. And, in between the break-out sessions, visit the IBM Partner Pavilion, IBM Solutions Showcase and Networking Lounge and interact one-on-one with product and industry experts.
· Learn about the full range of IBM business analytics solutions
· Get answers to all IBM Cognos 10 questions
· Discover the power of combining financial performance management and predictive analytics
Tuesday, September 27 in New York City (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Insurance companies, banks and other financial institutions are all facing similar challenges – intense competition for customers and wallet share; pressure to grow profits while reducing costs; low levels of consumer trust; and a growing demand for transparency from regulators and customers.
Attend the first annual IBM Financial Services Summit and:
· See a captivating keynote session with Harry Markopolos, the Bernie Madoff whistleblower
· Participate in discussions on critical challenges and opportunities facing the financial industry
· Hear from industry experts about how analytics are transforming organizations
“IBM Midsize Business Analytics Quarterly Virtual Summit”
Tuesday, September 27 (Attend from 5:00 am – 8:00 am ET; 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET or 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm ET)
Join the third in the 2011 series of quarterly, interactive forums focused on business analytics solutions for midsize companies.
Learn how to "think big, but start small," achieve quick wins and gain exceptional return on investment (ROI) with business analytics.
· Receive free advice on how to successfully deploy business analytics from Nucleus Research, a global provider of investigative technology research and advisory services.
· Discover how three midsize businesses (Blue Mountain Resorts, Concept One Accessories and Cincinnati Zoo) achieved phenomenal ROI and payback from their business analytics investments.
“Information on Demand / Business Analytics Forum”
October 23-27 in Las Vegas
Only a little over a week left to save $300 off registration. Register by Wednesday, August 31.
Business Analytics Forum offers innovative strategies to accelerate all business analytics initiatives (watch video). Learn deployment best practices, discover valuable tips and techniques, and hear implementation success stories from your fellow customers. Office of finance, IT and line-of-business professionals will all see how the latest technology can support smarter decision-making and drive better business outcomes.
And see Michael Lewis, author of “Moneyball,” and Billy Beane, current GM of the Oakland A’s.
And since you stopped by...why not measure your AQ?
Take the short and easy Analytics Quotient Quiz and receive a real-time AQ score that describes the level of your analytics maturity. The AQ Maturity Model will map you to one of four stages (Novice, Builder, Leader and Master), and then recommend a plan to reach the next stage.