Professonal Education

The Center for Business Analytics provides opportunities for organizations and individuals to increase their analytics expertise and capabilities through programs facilitated by industry experts.

Business Analytics Professional Education

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"Improving Operating Results with Analytics-Based Enterprise Performance Management"
Gary Cokins - Former SAS Executive and Author of

  • “Predictive Business Analytics: Forward-Looking Capabilities to Improve Business Performance" 
  • "Performance Management: Integrating Strategy, Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics" 

Business Analytics Professional Education
October 25, 2013

“Business Performance Management for the 21st Centure”
Gary Cokins - Founder, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

Seminar Summary:
A recent survey by the consulting firm Accenture reported that most companies are far from where they want and need to be when it comes to implementing analytics and are still relying on gut feeling, rather than hard data, when making decisions.

In the seminar, acclaimed performance management and advanced costing consultant and author Gary Cokins will discuss how firms can increase their bottom line through the integration of analytics with strategy maps, the balanced scorecard, dashboards, activity based costing, customer profitability and value management, performance based budgeting, and business intelligence.

Speaker Bio:
Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in performance improvement systems and advanced cost management.  Gary has worked for SAS, EDS, KPMG and Deloitte implementing performance management and advanced costing systems all over the world.  He is the author of three acclaimed books on performance management, three books on activity based costing, and has presented on best practices in these areas in over 20 countries.

Gary received a BS degree with honors in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Cornell University. He received his MBA with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1974.

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Matthew Liberatore, PhD
Faculty Director
Contact for: Analytics research projects, MS in Analytics, MBA Concentration in Analytics.

Meredith K. Lockyer
Associate Director
Center for Business Analytics
(610) 519-7016
Contact for: Advisory Council, CBA Membership, Speaker & Panel Series

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator

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