Informatics… it can refer to “big data”, analytics, visualization or a host of other IT-related terms that describe the collection and analysis of data in new ways to drive strategic business insights. Informatics is one of the most important areas of study emerging today.
McKinsey Global Institute calls “big data”
“The next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity.”
Companies that employ informatics in the strategy and management of their businesses are outgrowing and outperforming their competitors. By creating an informatics educated workforce, Charlotte region companies can develop business advantage and differentiation. This program features internationally renowned speakers to educate on the value of Informatics, the impact it can have on your business, and to discuss the urgent need and coming nationwide shortage of informatics professionals which UNC Charlotte is already addressing.
Sponsoring Organizations. The College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has partnered with The Belk College of Business, The Charlotte Research Institute, and The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce to host the first-ever Charlotte Informatics Conference.
When: May 15, 2012, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Charlotte. An optional session at 7:30 AM will provide an introduction to informatics.
Who Should Attend? We expect over 300 CEO’s, Senior Business Executives, Informatics Professionals, and those seeking a better understanding of “Big Data” and what it all means.
What is it About? Expert guest speakers from around the country will address how, by integrating technology, business, and education into the interdisciplinary study called “informatics”, we can create 21st Century leaders who can turn data into profitable, efficient insights.
What is on the Program? Our keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Davenport, the Chair of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, is one of the world’s leading business strategy consultants. Davenport has helped hundreds of companies understand how to build competitive strategies around data-driven insights, generating impressive business results. Accolades for Davenport include:
· Voted the third leading business-strategy analyst, behind Peter Drucker and Tom Friedman, in Optimize Magazine
· Wrote Competing on Analytics, named one of the “management ideas of the millennium (so far)” by Harvard Business Review
· Wrote one of the “Ten Must Read” articles in Harvard Business Review’s history
· His ideas and writings have been mentioned in The Economist, Fortune magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Information Week, CIO and The Financial Times
· Named one of the most influential people in the IT industry by Ziff-Davis magazines.
· Named one of the Top 25 consultants in the world by Consulting magazine
Also, noted speakers from IBM, McKinsey & Company, Premier, Inc., Lowe’s Companies, UNC Charlotte, CSG Systems and Tresata will participate as well.
Continuing Credits. CPE and CEU Credit will be available.
More Information. Please contact Marjorie Bray (Marjorie.Bray@uncc.edu) if you are interested in more information on sponsorship opportunities.
Event Sponsors: Charlotte Research Institute; BB&T; Duke Energy; Family Dollar; Lowe’s; Mariner; Premier, Inc.; Quaero, A CSG Solution; and WFAE.