Connecting with peers and industry leaders via digital and in-person networking groups are great ways to make connections, stay in the loop on business analytics advances and learn about upcoming webinars, conferences and other events. Groups on Meetup, Facebook and LinkedIn are all great places to start. These groups are great information sources, but also give you a chance to connect with or at least follow industry leaders. Here are a few we’ve rounded up with MSBA students in mind with brief descriptions in their own words:
This Facebook community blends useful info on upcoming webinars and newly published white papers with news articles on emerging trends.
A premier community for both existing expert professionals and companies researching the convergence of big data analytics and discovery, Hadoop, data warehousing, cloud, unified data architectures, digital marketing, visualization and business intelligence.
Discussions related to business analytics. This includes predicting modeling, data mining, KPIs, new technologies, trends, and visualizations for any industry.
Seattle Local Option: eSage Group’s Seattle Marketing Analytics Group
eSage Group’s Marketing Analytics Group is organized and sponsored by eSage Group, a boutique marketing analytics consultancy. Our group brings together marketers and analysts to share best practices and learn about new trends. For over 5 years, we have been meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Currently, we are meeting at SUR in SODO. We talk Marketing Analytics from all angles – Attribution, Segmentation, Data Driven Marketing, Visualization, Cloud, Big Data, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and so much more.
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