Data Visualization and Predictive Analytics

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Date: April 9-11, 2019
Location: Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Time: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
CPE Credits: 23 in Management Services

Workshop Overview

Communicating with Data Visualization, Day 1

This technical workshop walks through the data lifecycle from gathering data, organizing it in a meaningful way, exploring the data for insights, using metrics to solve problems using data visualization, and presenting data to top level administrators. We will use Tableau, an industry leading software for data visualization.

Prerequisites: None
Requirements: You will need to bring a laptop for this hands-on workshop

What You Will Learn
  • Gain familiarity with general principles of selecting metrics and visualizing data
  • Understand principles for using data to brief senior leadership
  • Become acquainted with methods for exploring a dataset
  • Practice creating visualizations and dashboards in Tableau
  • Learn about new technologies for data visualization
Who Should Attend

Individuals interested in learning how data visualizations can help their organization make decisions, advocate for change, and show results.


Rebecca Barber, Senior Director of Management, Arizona State University

Predictive Analytics and Data Mining for Business Officers, Day 2 and Day 3

The session will cover the full life cycle of a project, from idea to implementation and assessment. No prior knowledge of data mining will be assumed. We will use RapidMiner, an industry-leading data mining tool that requires no programming skills.

Prerequisites: None, but basic understanding of statistics is helpful
Requirements: You will need to bring a laptop for this hands-on workshop

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the terminology and tools involved in predictive analytics, data mining, and other advanced analytic techniques
  • Learn a repeatable process for advanced analytics that can be applied to a variety of business problems
  • Gain experience using an open source, menu driven tool to perform and interpret an analysis
  • Practice assessing the results of an analysis to determine next steps
Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for individuals who are responsible for complex analysis tasks. Experienced professionals with solid technical and analytic skills can beneft from this course.


Rebecca Barber, Senior Director of Management, Arizona State University
Brian Flynn, Data Insights Specialist and Project Coordinator, Trinity College
Ferenc Feher, Data Analyst Specialist, Arizona State University

Registration Fees

Member Registration Fee: $600
Non-Member Registration Fee: $700

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given upon written request 30 days prior to program, less a $50 cancellation fee. Substitutions are allowed at any time at no additional charge.

Hotel Information

Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/Universtiy
510 South Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-2300

Rates *
Single: $174 per night
Double: $174 per night

* Room rate includes full breakfast.

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