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Christine A. Poon, dean, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

By Christine A. Poon

As one of the oldest and most respected land-grant institutions in the U.S., The Ohio State University is dedicated to ensuring that students graduate with highly relevant skills to make immediate impacts in their chosen careers. In doing so, we advance our mission of elevating the economic growth of our state, nation, and world.

We now have an extraordinary opportunity to deepen this commitment through the transformational field of big data.

Four years ago, the term “big data” didn’t exist, and anything to do with data and analytics was most likely a CIO challenge. Today, CEOs must think of big data as infiltrating every aspect of their organizations. To understand data is to be inspired by its possibilities — from improving patient care, to creating more efficient city programs, to completely transforming the consumer experience. It provides us with incredible tools to focus on answering the most important questions.

That is why OhioState, Fisher College of Business, and other corporate partners have joined IBM to establish the IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics, a first-of-its-kind partnership bringing together business, industry, and academic experts to create a hub for advanced analytics solutions. We envision this center as a thriving ecosystem of innovation — one that begins in Ohio and then reaches across the globe.

(L-R) Christine A. Poon, dean, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, IBM Software Group senior vice president Mike Rhodin, and Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich, discuss the importance of advancing research, development and skills in analytics and big data at the grand opening of the IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Dublin, Ohio. (Jay LaPrete/Feature Photo Service)

Critical to this vision is providing corporations with the talent to distill meaningful insights from the vast amounts of data created each day. The shortage of professionals trained in data analysis and critical thinking is occurring at a pivotal moment. While leaders in all industries have the data at their fingertips, they lack the highly skilled workforce to connect the dots and advance their businesses and organizations to new heights.

The future will be claimed by those able to see critical patterns among this overwhelming complexity — and the partnership between IBM and Ohio State will ensure that immersive, action-based learning experiences prepare the next generation of leaders to thrive in this environment.

We will develop new business and technology curricula to help students and professionals gain the latest skills in analytics and prepare for high value jobs, including the 500 new analytics consultant positions IBM is committed to adding in Ohio over the next three years. We will create a destination for thought leaders across industries and academic disciplines. This is good news for our students, the community, and the global economy.

Ron Lovell, left, vice president of the IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics, with Dr. Greg Allenby, right, professor of marketing at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, and Ohio State business student Jenn Barlette at the IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Dublin, Ohio. (Jay LaPrete/Feature Photo Service)

Big Data is all about competitiveness, innovation, and growth. IBM and Ohio State are dedicated to leading this effort, and I encourage you to join us.

Christine A. Poon was appointed dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business in 2009.  Prior to coming to Fisher, she spent 30 years in the health care industry — most recently as vice chairman and worldwide chairman of pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson.

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