Chancellor DuboisThank you for your interest in the Data Science Initiative (DSI) at UNC Charlotte.

The DSI is proposed as an industry-university-state partnership to broaden and deepen North Carolina's business analytics talent and stimulate strategic innovation. It will directly support high-end job creation and business investment in the Charlotte region and across the state.

The lead partners on the DSI, the College of Computing and Informatics and the Belk College of Business, each has a long, successful history of fostering strategic relationships with the business community. The initiative also includes the College of Health and Human Services and its emerging leadership in health informatics. This team will provide intellectual capital, academic programs and outreach activities to meet the needs of employers in the new data-driven economy, both in developing a highly trained workforce and in providing cutting-edge research to address challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing business environment.

I encourage you to explore this website to learn more about the exciting programs planned through the Data Science Initiative. If you or your company would like to learn more or be involved in these efforts, please visit the Contact Us page to connect with the planning team.


Philip L. Dubois
Chancellor, UNC Charlotte

The Analytics Frontiers Conference is the first of the annual data analytics conferences sponsored by the Data Science Initiative. The inaugural conference will focus on the current leading edge analytics topics that impact regional organizations.

Session content will include security analytics, risk analytics, the nature and impact of the emerging Internet of Things, sentiment analysis, smart cities, the mobile domain, and industry specific topics in financial, healthcare, retail, energy and manufacturing analytics.

Analytics for Decision Makers

May 10, 2016 (8:00AM - 4:30PM)

This program introduces current thinking on how to determine the right questions and how to assess where an organization is on the analytical competitiveness spectrum. Discussions will address how data architecture affects the total cost of an organization’s investment in analytics. Participants will learn the categories of analytics tools and how to choose those that are appropriate to address varied types of strategic questions.The session concludes with a review of the “Analytics Triangle,” the right mix of corporate culture, staffing and organizational alignment to drive real business outcomes.  Participants will learn techniques to assess and ultimately drive improvements to harness the true potential of their analytics teams.

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