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Meeting Notice - May 26, 2016

May Dinner Meeting

Thursday, May 26, 2016

RSVP before noon on Monday, May 23rd, below


Main Presentation

Advanced Analytics & Modeling Techniques
Presented by Beverly Wright, PhD, CAP
Executive Director
Business Analytics Center,
Georgia Tech

Companies are becoming acutely aware of the value of their data as assets to drive strategic, operational, marketing, and other decisions across the organization.  Understanding the insights that data can provide, and learning methods for gaining these insights from data has become a top priority for many companies.  Learn how the data itself, business objectives, and ultimate decisions to be made can drive the types of analytics techniques chosen, and see use cases when advanced analytics and modeling techniques were applied to address strategic decisions and drive the business.

Dr. Beverly Wright brings over twenty years of research, analytics, and insights experience from corporate, consulting and academia to her role as Executive Director of the Business Analytics Center at Georgia Tech. Beverly has worked with both nonprofits and for profit businesses, solving critical business issues through the use of modeling and advanced analytics. In her consultative roles, Beverly has worked with clients to advance the application of analytics and encourage data-driven decisions through analytics and insights.

Beverly earned a PhD in Marketing Science, a Master of Science degree in Analytical Methods, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University. She has also received a Professional Research Certification from the Marketing Research Association and holds CAP certification (Certified Analytics Professional) from INFORMS.

(0.3 RU in person.  0.2 RU on-line)

Mini Presentation 

An Introduction to R Statistical Programming

John Ternent

An introduction to the R statistical programming environment with emphasis on migrating from Excel-based solutions, loading and navigating data sets, and on commonly-used libraries for descriptive statistics and exploratory data analysis.

John Ternent is the Director for Big Data and Advanced Analytics for the Southeast Region of RCG Global Services. He has worked as a consultant, architect, development lead, and senior technology executive in multiple industries over the last 20+ years but found his true calling in data science and big data technologies. He holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA, and resides in Orlando, Florida.

(0.3 RU in person.  0.2 RU on-line)


Hilton Suites Hotel, 6120 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328

5:30 P.M. Social Period & Registration / Cash Bar

5:45 P.M. Mini Presentation Begins

6:30 P.M. Dinner Begins

7:30 P.M. Speaker / Main Program Begins

In Person: $25 Member, $35 Non-Member and member with late reservation, $40 Non-Member late reservation.

On-line each session: $10.

On-line PayPal payment REQUIRED for all transactions.

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On-Line Mini Presentation Reservation


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Educational-Training Opportunities

The Greater Atlanta Section is delighted to announce special educational – training opportunities for our members.   Beginning January 1, 2015 all Atlanta ASQ members will be eligible to enroll for any continuing education course offered by the Institute of Industrial Engineers in Norcross, GA.   ASQ members will receive a discount of 40% off the regular registration fee.

In order to take advantage of this very special rate please follow these steps:

  1. Identify the course that you would like to take.  A complete schedule can be found at http://www.iienet2.org/iietrainingcenter/CourseSchedule.aspx.
  2. Download the registration form here:  CorporatePartner_TrainingRegForm_ASQ
  3. Complete the form and email the completed form to [email protected]
  4. IIE will confirm your registration via email.
  5. Attend the seminar and learn.

Self-paced courses are also available





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