The rapidly evolving science of analytics will be the focus of a jointly sponsored Fordham University-IBM symposium, “Next Generation Advanced Analytics,” on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Lincoln Center campus.

In an increasingly complex world of technology-driven data, advanced analytics are helping organizations stay competitive and measure performance. Predictive analytics are helping organizations anticipate change and make informed decisions in advance of future issues.

The symposium will bring together faculty, students, practitioners and companies for a half-day event co-sponsored by the Fordham Schools of Business, around the topic of business analytics (BA).

Karen Parrish, vice president, Public Sector Industry Solutions, IBM Software Group, will present the keynote address on the future of BA: “Business Analytics for Better Business Outcomes.”

The event will coincide with the launch of Fordham’s new Center for Digital Transformation (CDT). It is free and open to the public.

TIME: 9 a.m.
DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 19
LOCATION: Lowenstein Center, 12th-floor Lounge, 113 West 60th Street

Fordham’s newly launched CDT is a high-impact research center dedicated to understanding the role of digital technologies in three areas:

•    transformation of the individual to create effective human capital;
•    business and industry transformation to promote competitiveness, productivity, innovation and growth; and
•    societal transformation toward a sustainable global society.

It was founded by Wullianallur “R.P.” Raghupathi, Ph.D., professor of information and communication systems at Fordham.