MSBA from NYU Stern: Born to shape Data Science Leaders

NYU Stern School of Business

Some days ago, I wrote a Tweet message that changed my perspective about Business Analytics. That message was sent to Anindya Ghose (@aghose), a professor of the well known New York Stern School of Business and Co-director of the Center for Business Analytics in the same institution. He is an expert in Social Media Analytics, Advertising effectiveness (one of the my favorite research fields), Mobile Advertising market and a lot of amazing stuff that you will amazed for his commitment.

But, he is not alone. With him, there are other brilliant minds working all together to create an amazing Master degree in Business Analytics. Who are? I will mention just two: Sinan Aral, another research leader in Social Networks, Social Media and Digital Strategy, and a Microsoft Faculty Fellow, who wrote an amazing article about the Power of Influence in Social Marketing in the Harvard Business Review, and the professor Vasant Dhar who is the Head of the Information Systems Group at New York University Stern School of Business. Dr. Dhar’s research is focused on Data-driven predictive analytics in Finance, Healthcare, and Social Phenomena. Continue reading “MSBA from NYU Stern: Born to shape Data Science Leaders”

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What I learned about MIT Sloan MBA program

MIT Sloan

First, a letter directly from MIT Sloan MBA Admissions office

When my mom said to me that a package from MIT arrived to our home, I was excited to read its content. First, a great summany in form of a letter signed by Pamela Spencer, Associative Director of MBA Admissions at MIT Sloan; explaining some key points to find in the brochure.

Then, I began to read the brochure and I was in shock: MIT Sloan MBA program is synonym of collaboration, learning everyday, and innovation.

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Al Gore, Soft skills and Data Science

You should be thinking: “Definitely, this guy is crazy”. Yes, maybe this can be true, but first, hear my points and after, you can comment the post with your own thougths. The objetive of this writing is to explain you why yo should learn from Albert Gore‘s soft skills, the former Vice President of United States, and apply them for your work like Data Scientist. Continue reading “Al Gore, Soft skills and Data Science”

Employees, Employers and IT Events

IT Events

Why Employers should let to participate to employees in Big events?

There are many good and amazing IT events in the world, and many employees, sometimes want to participate on these events, and they are full of work, they can not simply gain three or four weeks in the year to enjoy some events, and one of the main reasons for it, is that their employers are very strict and hard bosses that they don’t understand that these events improve their business exponentially.

So, my advices for business owners and CEOs are:

Please, always include on the perks for employees some days to participate on these events

    1. I sure you that your employees will be more happy everyday if you, like their boss, let them to increase their professional network and talk about similar troubles or solutions for a certain issue

Listen to your employees about the events that they are talking about, and susprise them buying a ticket for it

    1. Think, boss, for example, if you have a great group of sysadmins inside your company, and they use for their daily job Puppet or Chef for configuration management; you should consider two amazing events: PuppetConf and ChefConf.

      Second example: if you have the pleasure to work with Big Data fans and Data Scientists (like me, it’s a joke), you have to consider some good events in these topics: HBaseCon, Hadoop Summit, Strata Conference and Hadoop World, The Open Source Convention, by O’Reilly (OSCON), are you listen, my friends??

Guide to your employees to increase their soft skills

    1. It’s a matter of communication, so, you have to train to your co-workers to practice their own communication’s skills everyday to expose, comment and talk with colleagues about certain issues that they are facing in your company. Teach to your coworkers to use business cards, it doesn’t matter if he/she is a product manager, a marketing specialist, a sysadmin, a software architect; they always have to use business cards, because, you don’t know if the contacts that they know on these events could be your potencial customers or your next business partners. Note: Introduce the soft skills bug in your employees: communication, teamwork, leadership, time management and motivation

Gain in visibility for the world writing about these events

  1. Motivate to your co-workers to write in the technical blog of the company their personal thoughts about their participation in the event. If your employee participate on the SURGE Conference, the amazing event for Scability, founded by the OmniTI amazing engineers and their CEO Theo Schlossnagle, please, say to your colleague to write about their experience, the new contacts that he/she made, his/her personal insight about the event, which talks or discussions were more useful to him/her. The community will be very grateful with these comments.

Final Thoughts

So, my friend, think about this and listen to your employees about these events, give to them a opportunity to prove to you how valuable is one of these events, and you will be rewarded forever. Believe, it’s worth it.

Happy Hacking !!!