Industry leaders access top-notch Olin Business School talent through the Center for Analytics and Business Insights

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Center for Analytics and Business Insights

Driving the future of data-driven, values-based decision-making.

The Center for Analytics and Business Insights (CABI) is Washington University’s hub for research, innovation and applied knowledge in the burgeoning field of analytics.

CABI strives to help leaders across academia, industry, public service and nonprofit sectors better leverage analytics to make a positive and principled difference in their organizations, communities and society at large. That vision forms the core of our mission to drive the future of data-driven, values-based decision-making.

CABI acts as a conduit between industry and academia by connecting industry leaders with the expertise of Olin’s faculty, other university partners, students and our corporate advisory board to create a collaborative environment that empowers leaders to maximize the potential of advanced data analytics.

By providing cutting-edge research, expertise and technology, CABI bridges gaps in analytics talent, skills, knowledge and resources to solve complex problems through the four cornerstones of our strategy.
  • Board Member Events allow leaders to share ideas and knowledge while shaping the next generation of big-data practitioners who will solve tomorrow's analytics challenges..
  • Research Roundtables put strategists at the center of the latest big-data thinking, pairing them with the country's leading experts at the cutting-edge of research in the field
  • Immersion Trainings help data analysts and scientists stay abreast of the latest trends and best practices by providing new insights, services and technology in an optimal learning environment. Immersion training events are led by Olin faculty and visiting professors.
  • Student Consulting Engagements provide firms with actionable insights and implementable solutions to problems facing their organizations through student-led, faculty-supported practicum projects.
CABI partners include the Technology and Leadership Center, the Bauer Leadership Center, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Data and GIS Services and the University Library.


Director: Seethu Seetharaman, W. Patrick McGinnis Professor of Marketing
Business Director: Michael Wall, Professor of Marketing Practice
Program Manager: Katie Cannady | 314-935-6976

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