The NYU Center for Data Science is pleased to announce the launch of its premiere Executive Education course in Spring 2020. Located at the vibrant Center for Data Science space (60 5th Avenue) in the heart of NYU campus, “Predictive Analytics for Business Analysts: Using AI to Drive Strategy” has been specifically curated to match the needs of executive professionals.
Predictive analytics is the key source of business value from artificial intelligence. Almost all products and services can be augmented with predictions, and as predictions become more accurate and less expensive, business leaders are redesigning their companies to take advantage of these new capabilities. Until recently, analysts needed software engineering skills to develop predictive models and to put them into operation. But a new wave of technology — Automated Machine Learning — has made the power of predictive analytics accessible to many decision-makers and executives.
In this course, participants will use the Microsoft Azure automated machine learning tool to build predictive models that help inform valuable business decisions. We will discuss the fundamentals of predictive analytics, learn about what kind of predictions can be made, and uncover the data is needed to make these decisions. After building various predictive models, you will then make the leap from analysis to strategy and learn how your predictions can help redesign existing product and services offerings to meet customer needs, and conceptualize new offers and business opportunities. This course combines lectures, hands-on labs and case studies to enhance learning. Because it teaches the principles underlying creation of predictions, you will be able to quickly learn to apply those principles to tools similar to the Azure tool.
This course is a joint offering between the NYU Center for Data Science and NYU Stern School of Business, and draws on the strengths of each. The Center for Data Science serves as the focal point for NYU’s university-wide efforts in Data Science and is helping to shape this new field. For more than 100 years, NYU Stern has been inspiring executives to innovate, lead and transform themselves and their organizations.