Kelley School of Business at Indiana University was one of the first to create an Institute for Business Analytics, bringing faculty from different disciplines together.
In this interview, Ramesh Venkataraman, professor and chairman of MSIS Program, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, notes that seeing the indhahaustry need to integrate business analytics skills led the school to develop these new programs. Ramesh also highlights the different levels of analytics skills offered to undergraduate and graduate students. Over time, Ramesh believes analytics skills will become baseline business skills, just as MS Excel has been over the last 20 years.
The EdCon academic conference, which took place just prior to Information On Demand, provided a platform for faculty from both computer science schools and business schools to discuss how to approach teaching big data and analytics. Ramesh also points out that it offered faculty the opportunity to see the latest industry trends at IOD.