Gaining a Competitive Edge

Learn at intensive workshops for industry practitioners.

Immersion Training

CABI immersion training uncovers new insights, services and technology in an optimal learning environment. Participating companies send employees to intensive two-day workshops with Olin faculty and visiting professors. These courses ground business professionals in the principles of big data and customer analytics, keeping participants abreast of the latest trends and best practices.

An Example of Applied Learning

Social media provides a unique platform for firms and consumers to interact on a massive scale. However, the high dimensionality of the data—combined with the complexity and diversity of human language—makes it a nontrivial task to extract information.

To help industry overcome this challenge, we hosted a two-day training, introducing best practices for successfully mining social media data. We showed practitioners how they could develop their analyses in different types of businesses using techniques such as end-to-end social media text mining, domain-specific dictionary/corpus development, and various applications of supervised and unsupervised machine-learning techniques.

During this training, we also covered emerging academic research wisdom on how to optimize the payoff from social media for a business. This training demonstrated how to prevent being blindsided by disruptive changes in the marketplace and guided efforts to sustain market leadership in the future.