Fortune 100 Analytics Leaders to Headline IIA’s 4th Annual Chief Analytics Officer Summit

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Nearly Sold Out, Fourth Annual Summit to Take Place in Las Vegas October 26-27

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"Participants will undoubtedly come away from the event inspired and empowered to take what they’ve learned and apply it within their organizations," Daniel Magestro, IIA VP and Research Director

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading independent research and advisory firm for organizations committed to accelerating their business through the power of analytics will host its 4th annual Chief Analytics Officer Summit October 26-27, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV at the Bellagio Hotel. The CAO Summit is an annual signature event for IIA clients and brings together an impressive network of business analytics executives from Fortune 500 companies, along with IIA’s expert faculty and industry experts.

This year’s CAO Summit will focus on the theme of “Advancing Analytics” and is designed to educate and inspire senior executives who lead the analytics programs at their companies. The event punctuates the research and advisory firm’s ongoing efforts to guide its clients in building, measuring and growing their analytics programs to compete in today’s data economy.

IIA’s new Vice President and Research Director, Daniel Magestro, Ph.D shared his enthusiasm in anticipation of the event. “We have a fantastic group of analytics leaders joining us for CAO Summit this year and an all-star line-up of speakers and keynotes. Participants will undoubtedly come away from the event inspired and empowered to take what they’ve learned and apply it within their organizations. CAOS is a powerful forum for sharing insights and best practices with analytics leaders and practitioners. I am really looking forward to it.”

Robert Morison, Co-Author of Analytics At Work, IIA lead faculty member and thought leader in the intersection of business, technology and human asset management, will keynote and kick-off the day-long program by sharing insights from recent research on “The Chief Data Officer vs. Chief Analytics Officer”. In his address, Morison will discuss the research findings and provide an unrivaled insight into the roles and responsibilities required to advance analytical maturity.

CAO Summit attendees will participate in discussions led and facilitated by esteemed analytics experts including:

  •         John Pyhtila, Head of Analytics, Cigna
  •         Jill Dyche, Vice President of Best Practices, SAS
  •         David Dittmann, Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics, Procter & Gamble
  •         Lee Pierce, Chief Data Officer, Intermountain Healthcare
  •         Doug Hague, Chief Analytics Officer, Bank of America Merchant Services

During the event’s luncheon, IIA CEO and Co-Founder, Jack Phillips will present IIA’s Excellence in Analytics Award (“The ANNY”) to recognize a company that has gone above and beyond to make their organization an analytical competitor. Past recipients include Ford Motor Company, Procter & Gamble, UnitedHealth Group and Intermountain Healthcare.

Jeff Ma, Twitter’s Director of Business Insights and inspiration for the best-selling book, Bringing Down the House, will deliver the closing keynote address. Advancing on the content presented throughout the day and drawing from real-life experiences in the world of gambling and entertainment, Ma will demonstrate how to build consensus in order to create and communicate a value proposition and the importance of advanced analytics to the hierarchy of an organization.

About the CAO Summit
The CAO Summit is a gathering of approximately 200 analytics leaders designed to deliver tangible, thought-provoking strategies and tactics that can be applied to advance any analytics program. The annual CAO Summit focuses on issues that are critical to all organizations, regardless of industry.

For more information about the CAO Summit, visit

Follow CAO Summit via Social Media
Another way to engage with IIA’s CAO Summit speakers, experts, and attendees is through social media:

  •     Twitter—Track the latest news by following @iianalytics and the hashtag #CAOS2015.
  •     LinkedIn— Join IIA’s LinkedIn group to keep up on the latest research and discussions.
  •     Facebook— “Like” IIA on Facebook and receive updates.

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) is an independent research and advisory firm for organizations committed to accelerating their business through the power of analytics. Co-founded by Tom Davenport and CEO Jack Phillips, IIA works across a breadth of industries to uncover actionable insights from its network of analytics practitioners, industry experts and faculty. IIA’s research clients gain access to an extensive research library, faculty-moderated executive roundtables and phone conversations. IIA also provides analytics benchmarking, dynamic inquiry and advisory services to its members, allowing business leaders and analytics professionals to keep their fingers on the pulse of analytics in the new data economy. Since its inception, SAS, Intel, Teradata, and Dell have supported IIA as underwriters. For more information about IIA, and how you can become a member, visit or call 503-467-0210.

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