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Jack G. Zheng

http://jackzheng.net

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Morning!

Asking for a bit of help please :)


I
am looking to network through you to see if you know anyone within your
networking circle that may be looking for one of the following job opportunities in a
full
-
time permanent capacity (Salary up to $135K (for the right individual w/ possible
sign
-
on bonus) + Benefits) in the Alpharetta, GA area:


*
BI Analyst

* BI
Developer

* BI Architect

* ETL
Informatica

Developer





My client is a $10B firm that is rapidly growing and using cutting edge technology.




Executive
IT Recruiter

The
Intersect
Group

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What is BI?


What is the job prospects of BI?


Why should higher education care about BI?


What are the ways to offer BI education?


How’s BI education in
M
etro Atlanta?

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Business Intelligence is a set of methods,
processes, architectures, applications, and
technologies that transform raw data into
meaningful and useful information used to
enable more effective strategic, tactical, and
operational insights and decision
-
making.









-

Forrester

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Data management


Data warehouse, data integration, data modeling, etc.



Data analysis


Query, OLAP, analytics, data mining, etc.



Presentation and
delivery


Reports, business information visualization, dashboards,
etc.


Portal, knowledge management, web/mobile platform,
etc.



(Business)
A
pplications


Market research, strategic planning, budgeting,
performance management, CRM, etc.

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Market growth


Forrester Research
expects the BI market to generate
more than $12 billion in revenue in 2014, vs. $8.5
billion in 2008
.



Job demand


BI software tops the list of technology
priorities
for
companies
since 2007 (first from 2007 to 2009); only
27
percent of CIOs believe that they have the right number
of skilled people to meet business needs


Gartner EXP
CIO survey.



Growing student interests


BI Congress survey


My own experience

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Data from BI Congress Survey 2010

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Business skills requirements


Generate
standard or custom reports summarizing business,
financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers,
clients, and other stakeholders
.


Analyze
competitive market strategies through analysis of related
product, market, or share trends
.


Collect
business intelligence data from available industry reports,
public information, field reports, or purchased sources
.


Maintain
library of model documents, templates, or other reusable
knowledge assets
.



Technical skill requirements


Create business intelligence tools or systems, including design of
related databases, spreadsheets, or outputs.


Maintain
or update business intelligence tools, databases,
dashboards, systems, or methods.


Provide
technical support for existing reports, dashboards, or
other tools
.

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Data from BI Congress Survey 2010


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Data from BI Congress Survey 2010


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Data from BI Congress Survey 2010


Gartner Reports:


By 2012, business units will control at least 40 per
cent of the total budget for BI.


IT divisions excel at building BI infrastructure; but
business users have lost confidence in the ability of
them to deliver the information they need to make
decisions.


Business units drive analysis and performance
management initiatives, mainly using spreadsheets
plus analytic and packaged business applications to
automate the process.

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A

combination of business knowledge and BI tool training



Understanding
of the
business


Prepared student with solid business background


Incorporate real world application domains and cases, like
marketing, finance, sales, etc.



Effectively use IT tools


Spreadsheet
-
based analysis and reporting is still common


OLAP application is common in today’s business to work with
large quantity of data


Work with multiple heterogeneous data sources


Business information presentation (through charting and
dashboard tools) is important


Use the right tool to design and deliver reports


Rely on IT tools for advanced analytics


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BI content in existing non
-
BI courses


BI courses


BI tracks, concentrations, or minors


BI certificate/degree programs

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Data from BI Congress Survey 2010


Introductory/overview course



Courses that focus on a particular BI component


Data: data warehouse, data modeling, data integration


Analysis: business analytics, statistics, data mining


Presentation: report design, business information
visualization, dashboards



Management oriented courses


BI delivery/management


Domain specific BI: finance, CRM/marketing, performance
management, web analytics, etc.


Knowledge management and systems



Advanced/specialized topics


Visual
analytics

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Saint Joseph’s University: undergraduate minor in
BI, and MS in BI


http://www.sju.edu/academics/hsb/grad/msbi/about.ht
ml



The University of Northern Virginia: Master of
Business Intelligence


http://www.unva.edu/mbi.htm



Texas Tech University: MSBA BI


http://ms.ba.ttu.edu/Concentrations/MSmis.asp



University of Denver: MSBI


http://www.daniels.du.edu/schoolsdepartments/itec/de
greesprograms/graduate/graduate.html


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Foundation (prerequisite) courses


Database, system analysis, business analysis



An example BI track (3 to 4 courses)


1

BI overview course


1 or 2 courses focusing on a BI component


1 domain specific course



An example BI program (6 to 8 courses)


2 to 3 core courses: BI overview,

OLAP and
query


3 to 4 specialized courses


Analysis/management
track:
business
information visualization,
performance
management, knowledge management, health informatics,
financial modeling, etc.


Technical/development track: data warehouse, data mining, report and
dashboard
design, BI system development.


1 or 2
s
elective courses on advanced/special topics

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Academic resources


Teradata University Network


AIS DSS
-
SIG


BI Congress



Industry software

support


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Data from BI Congress Survey 2010


GATech
: no major courses known



Emory


Business college: 2 or 3 courses that focused on analytics (using spreadsheets)


CS: courses focused on database and data mining



GSU


Business college: a general BI course and a data mining course is offered as electives
in the management science department (both under and graduate level)


CS: focused on data mining and artificial intelligence



SPSU


Engineering oriented; very few business oriented courses; a few courses focused on
data management



KSU


A track with 2 courses focused on data warehouse and data mining (electives)



Mercer: none

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BI is a discipline that combines the skills in
business and
information technology



BI market is growing as well as the job
demand



Very few educational resources are provided
in metro Atlanta universities

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Wixom, B. H. and T.
Ariyachandra

(2011). State of
Business Intelligence in Academia 2010, BI
Congress II.



D. J.
Power, A Brief History of Decision Support
Systems, version 4.1


http://dssresources.com/history/dsshistory.html



Gartner reports and new release


http://
www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=856714



Forrester, Topic Overview: Business Intelligence


http://
www.forrester.com/rb/Research/topic_overview_
business_intelligence/q/id/39218/t/2


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