Perhaps you’ve been astonished to receive an accurate “personalized recommendation” from an online retailer. Or maybe you’ve heard about how Fitbit has collected the biggest set of heart-rate data ever and medical researchers are now using this data. These kinds of uses of big data and analytics have arrived and it’s more important than ever that L&D and other performance improvement professionals understand what’s happening, why it’s important and what to do about it.
In this presentation, we use two case studies--one academic and one corporate in nature--to delve into some important concepts, principles, questions and precautions that L&D and performance improvement professionals should be paying attention to.
- What are data science and analytics?
- Why are these important?
- How are these being used today in general and in L&D, education, and performance improvement projects?
- Who are some thought leaders you should be paying attention to?
Presenters include principal consultants of Peregrine Performance Group, Russ Powell and Joe Halpin, and data-scientist and data-storyteller, Rahul Jakhmola, from University of Texas.
Joe Halpin, co-founder and principal consultant at Peregrine Performance Group, is a performance technologist with more than 20 years’ experience. He was a contributing architect to the award-winning Sherpa learning platform. Other areas of expertise include sales, communications, human resources and assessing learning strategies. Joe holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from San Francisco State and a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications from Ithaca College. Follow Joe on LinkedIn.
Russ Powell, co-founder and principal consultant at Peregrine Performance Group, is an award-winning learning-industry veteran who helps mid-sized and large businesses create effective and affordable training programs and other performance improvement initiatives (e.g., simulations, process documentation, job aids, instructional videos, eLearning, etc.) that help bring their workers to the next level. Russ holds degrees in behavioral sciences from Georgia State University and Loyola University. Follow him on LinkedIn and/or Twitter.
Rahul Jakhmola is a data-scientist and data-storyteller who loves to communicate! He's skilled in data analysis and reporting, and has experience in business communication and data science education. His solution, "The Next Newton Algorithm" was recognized at the 2017 ASSISTments Data Mining Competition when its output beat the top score of a previous competition. Rahul holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from YMCA University Of Science and Technology (Faridabad, Haryana) and is completing a Masters degree in Business Analytics at University of Texas Dallas. Follow Rahul on LinkedIn.
About Peregrine Performance Group -
Peregrine Performance Group is an award-winning workforce performance improvement consulting firm that helps business leaders move their teams from NOT-KNOWING to KNOWING and from KNOWING to DOING. Peregrine solutions help business leaders reduce high rates of turnover, maintain quality and profitability during rapid growth, expand markets, reduce exposure to hazards, and increase employee productivity.
In addition to being job-aid ninjas, Peregrine is known for world-class expertise in performance-based instructional design, eLearning design and development, facilitation of face-to-face and live-virtual training programs, instructional media development, and the evaluation of training.
For more, visit the Peregrine website and/or follow Peregrine on LinkedIn or Twitter.