Data Analytics Matures, with Plenty of Room for Continued Evolution

Data analysis experts from universities around the country gathered June 9 for a roundtable discussion on “Educating in a Data-Driven World,” hosted by Tableau Software at the St. Regis hotel in Washington, D.C. The six professors represented a range of fields — management and computer sciences, journalism, information systems, neuroscience and public policy — but they shared similar perspectives on where data analytics stands today and where college curricula have room to grow. Ben Jones, director of Tableau Public, moderated the discussion. First Discover, Then Share “Are we teaching people how to analyze data? I would say, absolutely,” said Vijay Khatri, associate professor of information systems at Indiana University and co-director of the Kelley Institute for Business Analytics. “They know how to analyze, but how do you use the output…


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