Redwood City, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that it is a new Supporting Partner of the Institute for Business Analytics (IBA) at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
This leadership role enables Informatica to join IBA Founding Member and longstanding industry collaborator, Deloitte, in supporting academic research and curricula in the burgeoning field of business analytics.
According to Idalene Kesner, dean, Kelley School of Business, the IBA will benefit from Informatica's input as the school continues to shape the future of business analytics. "We are delighted Informatica will leverage its relationship with Deloitte to guide the IBA in exploring how Big Data and other analytics tools are transforming business strategy, performance and decisions," Kesner said.
"Informatica eagerly supports IBA's efforts to prepare the workforce of the future to compete in this new, data-centric world," said Mike Pickett, vice president, Global Education Services, Informatica. "We thank Deloitte for spearheading our involvement, and look forward to collaborating with them and other IBA corporate members to prepare Kelley students for putting data to work for their future employers."
The Institute for Business Analytics (IBA), which was founded in 2012, supports academic programs that prepare students to solve business problems using analytics. It also forms corporate relationships that shape its understanding of analytics; facilitates cross-disciplinary research by faculty; organizes seminars, conferences and case competitions; and helps companies tap into Kelley's talent.
Deloitte, which joined the IBA in 2013 as its Founding Member, will work with Informatica and others to guide analytics education initiatives, according to Mark Zozulia, principal and Executive Sponsor to the IBA, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
"We are excited that Informatica, one of our key collaborators in the analytics and information management space, can also become a partner with the IBA to support innovative analytics research, classroom training, and educational initiatives," Zozulia said.
Informatica will join Deloitte and other sponsors in a variety of IBA events and activities, including the Kelley Forum on Business Analytics. The annual April event brings together Kelley stakeholders - students, faculty and corporate partners - to discuss opportunities and challenges in applying business analytics in organizations.
About Indiana University Kelley School of Business
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business - in Bloomington, Indianapolis and online - offers top-ranked business education with a global impact to undergraduate, master's, doctoral and executive education students. Kelley's programs are consistently ranked in the Top 20 and our faculty is internationally recognized for teaching and research. With over 100,000 living alumni, Kelley boasts the largest business school alumni network in the world.
About Deloitte Analytics
Deloitte Analytics creates value for clients by helping them transform data into deeper and more rapidly accessible insights that power informed decisions. Spanning Deloitte's portfolio of businesses, our analytics professionals work with organizations to help identify and address their requirements in business intelligence, data management, statistics, change management, technology, automation, risk and governance. Our broad-based approach is fueled by our deep industry knowledge, global presence, broad functional experience and mastery of technology. Combining advanced analytics skills - such as data visualization and performance enhancement - with the power of strategic technology alliances, Deloitte Analytics works with clients to provide tailored solutions that generate tangible and measurable results. For more information about Deloitte Analytics, please visit www.deloitte.com/us/deloitteanalytics.
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