Teradata COO to discuss power of analytics in talk at Wright State

Bruce Langos

Teradata Chief Operations Officer Bruce A. Langos

The COO of a global data warehousing corporation will discuss using analytics to transform business and higher education during a business keynote event at Wright State University.

Teradata Chief Operations Officer Bruce A. Langos will discuss “Analytics Unleashed” on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium. Langos’ talk is sponsored by the Raj Soin College of Business and organized by the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management.

Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data and relies on the application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance.

Those who attend “Analytics Unleashed” will learn why analytics matters to everyone, said Shu Schiller, associate professor and chair of information systems and supply chain management at Wright State.

“Businesses are using analytics to discover insights and to grow business value across all domains of practice,” she said. “Today, analytics are driving students’ major choices and career choices due to its promising hiring and salary outlook. Colleges are putting more resources into analytics so we can educate our students with the most needed skills.”

For instance, Schiller noted that RSCOB is creating the D.A.V.E. (Data Analytics and Visualization Environment) lab for teaching and research where students will learn by doing analytics for real businesses.

“Today, all of us need to better understand what analytics is and how it is transforming business and education,” Schiller said. “Join us on Oct. 16 to learn how you can benefit from analytics.”

Langos oversees operational functions across Teradata worldwide, including supply line management, global procurement, advanced manufacturing, logistics, real estate, aviation, corporate security, intellectual property licensing, and designs and implements programs. He also leads the company’s sales support and order management functions.

With headquarters in Miamisburg, Teradata is a global leader in analytic data platforms, marketing and analytic applications, and consulting services. Formerly a division of NCR Corporation, Teradata was incorporated in 1979 and separated from NCR in 2007.

Prior to his current position, Langos was senior vice president of global operations for NCR, responsible for improving operational efficiencies companywide. Previously, he served as vice president of NCR’s Teradata Division, where he was responsible for its order, supply-line management and procurement processes, information technology services and intellectual property licensing. He was also vice president of corporate real estate.

Langos is president of the board for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and a commissioner of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission.

For more information, contact Shu Schiller at (937) 775-2895 or shu.schiller@wright.edu.

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