Want to understand the complexities of “Big Data” and how it can make a difference in your organization? As an aspiring leader in your organization, learn the definition of big data, discover the tools you need to understand and leverage large data sources, and find ways to unlock the power of big data to improve the performance of your organization.
Consider that on average, people send over 249 billion emails and complete over one billion online searches every day. Each email or online search creates a piece of data, which is collected and contributes to what is referred to as big data. The magnitude of big data is hard to comprehend, and organizations lag in both understanding the implications of big data for their company, and how to harness data to improve organizational performance.
Our Big Data track is built around nine core courses in leadership, strategy, and professional development. In addition to the core courses, three customized courses on big data are led by Max Kilger, Ph.D., a renowned facilitator and instructor in this field.
Kilger has extensive experience teaching and researching in the areas of big data, new research methodologies, relationship of people to digital technology, cybersecurity, social structure of the hacking community, and cyberterrorism. He has written and co-authored research articles and book chapters in the areas of influence in decision-making, the interaction of people with technology, motivations of malicious online actors, understanding the changing social structure of the computer hacking community and the nature of emerging cyberthreats. Kilger is a frequent national and international speaker to law enforcement, the intelligence community and military commands, as well as information security forums, and he is a founding and former board member of the Honeynet Project–a not-for-profit international information security organization that serves the public good.