Salient Federal Solutions, Inc., a provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytics services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security and federal civilian markets, announced on July 21 that Cindy Walker will speak at the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Incorporated (IASA) in Austin TX, on July 24. Her topic will be, “The What, Why & How of Big Data”.
Walker, vice president of Salient’s Data Analytics Center of Excellence, is responsible for strategy and innovations spanning predictive analytics, agile business intelligence, and Big Data solutions for Salient’s customers. She is a recognized industry leader and author of numerous articles and white papers on enterprise data management topics. She’ll discuss the user side and core elements of Big Data analytics. She will also demonstrate the different types of visualization tools that are available to analyze data with finance and accounting business scenarios. Walker will point out how users can successfully explore data to reveal valuable business insights and gain competitive advantage.
In her sessions, Walker will explain the four primary categories of analytics: (1) descriptive (what happened); (2) diagnostic (why did it happen); (3) predictive (what will happen next); and (4) prescriptive (how can I influence what will happen) insights. She will also demonstrate examples of compelling visual displays of data findings that can be used to effectively communicate analytical insights and accelerate informed action.
“The goal of any analytics solution is to provide organizations with actionable insight to proactively drive better business outcomes and improve customer service levels,” said Walker. “Understanding what each analytics type can deliver, then aligning the analytics function to an organization’s operational needs can provide a dependable path to an optimal solution that can address business needs.”
The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Incorporated (IASA) is a non-profit, education association that strives to enhance the knowledge of insurance professionals, and participants from similar organizations closely allied with the insurance industry by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information. IASA is one of the insurance industry’s largest trade associations.
The event will be held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Austin, TX July 24 – 25, 2014. To learn more about the conference visit www.iasa.org.