Δευτέρα, 18 Απριλίου 2011

Webinar: Geographic Business Intelligence at Walmart

How an associate at the world's largest retailer develops data-driven analyses for informed strategic decisions

Join us on April 20th for a webinar about "Building High-Impact Presentations and Geospatial Reporting" – and discover how a senior manager at Walmart is unlocking the full power of his team's geospatial data.

In recent years, associates at Walmart have found unique ways to integrate and automate business intelligence (BI) workflows with geospatial insights. Like most organizations, associates at Walmart face the traditional obstacles in analysis and decision making: silo bottlenecks, slow data integration and processing, and tradeoffs between accuracy, speed and insight. They also have an urgent need for detailed, up-to-date reports that are easily understood, widely available and immediately actionable.

Walmart's Store Innovations & Sustainability team tackled these challenges with an open mind and the company's legendary focus on process- and cost-efficiencies. Using their existing IT infrastructure, they were able to leverage the many benefits of geographic business intelligence: “no-limits” access to data, rapid integration and processing, powerful analytics with ease-of-use, and on-demand reporting across the enterprise.


This webinar will address:

  • How to become agile and competitive with location-savvy visual reporting that requires no degree in GIS button-ology
  • How a new approach to delivering geographic business intelligence returns results in minutes and hours, not days and weeks
  • What a single, analytic system can deliver that trying to cobble together Microsoft Access, Excel, GIS and tabular reports cannot
Featured Presenter
Dana Pickup is the senior manager of Store Innovations & Sustainability at Walmart where, among his many other duties, he is often asked to evaluate the financial efficacy of new operational strategies, develop performance metrics, and provide insightful recommendations for executive review. Dana has an MBA in finance and international strategy, and a bachelor's degree in actuarial mathematics.

Who Should Attend
Business leaders, analysts and other professionals from such location-intensive industries as Telecommunications & Cable, Restaurants, Commercial Real Estate, Retail and Fast Moving Consumer Goods.

You may apply attendance at most Directions Media webinars to GISCI's GISP EDU-3 Educational Achievement Points Schedule.

Register here.

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