Northwestern is starting a new Master of Science in Analytics. This promises to be a top notch program turning out students ready to lead in applying analytics.
IBM supports this deep commitment to analytics. Sam Palmisano, IBM's current CEO, is quoted on the Northwestern website:
"[Analytics] is huge...for the first time, information technology is going to do real things to make our lives better. The data is out there. Now it is just a matter of maximizing the utilization of that data, organizing and analyzing it so businesses can make better decisions."
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It is very likely, that IBM's incoming CEO, Ginni Rometty, (a Northwestern graduate) will be equally committed to analytics.