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IM Speaker Series - Fall 2012

Michael Noel, CIO, PRGX

Michael Noel, CIO, PRGX

Monday, November 12, 2012

Michael Noel, CIO of PRGX, delivered a talk on big data delving into how PRGX leverages its data analytics capabilities to drive its Profit Recovery practice. Other businesses and examples were also showcased that students found very useful.

Michael discussed deriving business value by utilizing technologies such as:

  • semantic analysis
  • machine learning
  • natural language processing
  • data mining unstructured data to discover unrecognized profits left on the table from informal email contracts

The general conclusion: big data is here to stay and the wave is upon us. Students who have data analytical skills will be heavily recruited and highly marketable.