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May 30 Webinar: Helping HR to Cross the Big Data Chasm

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DATE: May 30, 2013 This webinar has passed. The recording is available On Demand

TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific

PRICE: Free to all attendees


About the Webinar

OnDemandSince last year, Big Data has become a major topic of discussion, catalyzing attention among the C-Level executives and driving investments and projects inside the enterprise. But there is one component that can put halt some initiatives : PEOPLE. According to McKinsey, there will be a shortage by 2018 of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical skills to work with Big Data. But which skills are needed from a hiring manager perspective? And how prepared are the Human Resources units to attract and retain people in your company ? From what we have learned and experienced so far, hiring managers and human resources teams are not adequately prepared and this will hurt your company ability to compete with data and analytics. This webinar will help hiring managers and human resources teams to understand the steps needed to create a quality Big Data Analytics organization, by putting the right skills in place, while providing some real life examples on companies which did it successfully.

About the Speaker

Mario Faria, Big Data Advisor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Member of the MIT Data Science Initiative

Mario FariaMario was the first Chief Data Officer for Latin America. He has worked as a CDO for Boa Vista, a credit bureau services provider in Brazil, which is partly owned by Equifax. Also, he is a professor of Marketing and Strategy at the MBA program of the Laureate University and a contributor of several conferences, magazines and publications in areas of Big Data, Data Analytics, Data Management, Digital Marketing, Social Media and Technology. Prior to Boa Vista (Equifax), Mario has worked for IBM, Accenture and Microsoft, leading projects related to BI, DW, CRM, Supply Chain, Web Development and Management Consulting. Mario has an MBA from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a MSc from the State University of New York at Albany and a BSc from Unicamp (Brazil). Mario has moved to USA in January 2013, and is currently working as a Big Data Business Advisor, helping companies to cross the “data chasm.”


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