Seminar: Big Data & Analytics

August 21, 2013
8:30am — 3:30pm
Bisgrove Hall, Rooms 228 and 230

Presenters: Dr. Anna L. McNab, Assistant Professor, Commerce, and Dr. Ann D. Rensel, Assistant Professor, Commerce

What’s the buzz about big data and analytics? Should you be worried about it? This seminar will provide you with an understanding on big data and analytics by answering the question:  What is Big Data?

  • Big Data and Ethics
  • Cost and Challenges
  • Big Data Solutions


  • Developing business metrics
  • What to measure
  • How to use multiple sources to develop robust performance metrics
  • Visualizing metrics through graphics
  • Introduction to Excel PowerPivot for Manipulating and Exploring large data sets
  • A review of Pivot tables
  • Applying PowerPivot
  • Extending data analysis capabilities with PowerPivot
  • An overview of Data Mining
  • What is Data Mining
  • How it uses Big Data

Cost: $299. (Group discounts for firms that sign up three or more employees.)

All seminars run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (lunch included) and are held on the campus of Niagara University.