Blogs

rob-dolan's picture
Robert Dolan, Jr.
Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics

Robert Dolan, Jr. is the worldwide Industry Solutions leader for IBM Analytics, supporting the Government and Education sectors. In that role, he is responsible for helping to define the Government and Education industry marketing strategies for analytics, working with government and education leaders globally. He has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of marketing and sales roles, inside and outside the public sector and is based in Washington, DC.

Becoming an analytics-driven government: Setting realistic goals

Becoming an analytics-driven government: Setting realistic goals

January 14, 2016 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
Many observers assume data and analytics can improve the way governments deliver services, but how can governments do so? The first step is to set realistic and attainable goals, rally stakeholders around meeting those goals, and then use data and analytics to measure and monitor progress.
Becoming an analytics-driven educational institution: Setting realistic goals

Becoming an analytics-driven educational institution: Setting realistic goals

August 26, 2015 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
The power of data and analytics can be successfully applied against the many issues that confront educational institutions—but how do you begin to use this power effectively? One sure way is to concentrate on a strategic mission objective and then use data and analytics to measure and monitor...
Applying analytics to elevate the higher education student experience

Applying analytics to elevate the higher education student experience

Part 3 of 3

August 5, 2015 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
This is the last of a three-part series on using analytics to help create a meaningful student experience in higher education.
How an analytics-driven approach can help reduce student attrition

How an analytics-driven approach can help reduce student attrition

Part 2 of 3

July 22, 2015 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
This is the second of a three-part series on using analytics to help create a meaningful student experience in higher education.
Building the exceptional higher education student experience with analytics

Building the exceptional higher education student experience with analytics

Part 1 of 3

July 1, 2015 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
Colleges and universities struggle with student attrition rates—but help is at hand. In the first of a three-part series, learn how analytics can help keep students in the classroom and on the path to graduation.
Can data and analytics help to improve student learning?

Can data and analytics help to improve student learning?

June 3, 2015 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
Today’s students have grown up with social media and other avenues to communicate and share information, consume content and navigate through many parts of daily life. And the education landscape is shifting rapidly to remain in step with students’ needs. Through data and analytics, many...
The new partnership between academics and finance in higher education

The new partnership between academics and finance in higher education

April 27, 2015 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
There has always been a strong interaction between the academic side of higher education and the finance or “business” side of higher education. The academic side had lofty goals for establishing new degrees programs and new ways of recruiting students, while the finance side needed to balance out...
Can analytics help decrease attrition in higher education?

Can analytics help decrease attrition in higher education?

April 23, 2015 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
Student attrition is a serious concern for colleges and universities around the world. Analytics and data can help higher education institutions manage attrition by helping to align all data to get a comprehensive view of each student, and then using analytics to determine who may be at risk. Once...