For years, IT has been driving the business world with numerous innovative applications
and business concepts. In the last three years, big data has emerged as a cutting-edge
IT initiative worldwide. As part of this trend, the Rawls College has been implementing
new research and coursework to innovate big data analytics. Every Spring semester,
the Area of ISQS hosts a big data symposium to move beyond the basic concepts of big
data to include partnerships between academia and industry.
The objectives are to identify trends driven by big data, to conceive strategies to
take advantage of opportunities and to form collaborations for future efforts across
industry and academia. Additionally, there are multiple sessions on strategy, technology
and business-related topics. The symposium is open to the public and welcomes any
faculty, student or business interested in the topics.