Big Data Leadership – Part 1

A Leader’s Introduction to Data Analytics and Digital Transformation

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More data is produced today than ever before in human history, and everywhere you turn people are talking about the revolutionary potential of big data. Yet most organizations struggle to unlock this potential, as a growing number of digitally focused competitors redefine the cost of doing business. This course gives you a holistic understanding of key considerations required to integrate data analytics into your operation; with practical guides for navigating the rapidly evolving language, opportunities, and challenges of big data.



By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define key data analytics terms and concepts
  • Describe benefits and challenges of different types of analytics
  • Understand and monitor data related business trends
  • Assess organizational opportunities and readiness to integrate data analytics
  • Understand how to identify and best navigate the social and ethical issues arising in the digital age


***IMPORTANT NOTE – Part 1 is a pre-requisite for “Big Data Leadership – Part 2“.

Facilitators for Strategic Trends in Data Analytics

This course will be facilitated by Dr. Milena Head and Jonathan Carrigan

Dr. Milena Head Dr. Milena Head is a Professor of Information Systems and the Wayne C. Fox Chair in Business Innovation at  at the DeGroote School of Business.  Her research focuses on human-computer interaction, technology use and...
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  • Dates and Fees


    $825.00 + HST

    Receive 10% off when registering for 3 or 4 courses or 15% off when registering for 5 or more.

    All meals and parking included.

    Cancellation Policy

    Payment Policy

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  • Who Should Attend?

    This course is for anyone that wants to build a deeper understanding of how data analytics is revolutionizing business, and key leadership considerations when initiating the process of becoming a data-driven organization.

  • The Setting

    Classes are held at the:

    DeGroote School of Business
    Ron Joyce Centre
    4350 South Service Road
    Burlington, ON
    L7L 5R8

    The Ron Joyce Centre is easily accessible from the QEW and Go train service.

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lynn Petruzzella at or by telephone at 905-525-9140 Ext. 20509.