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The Nuts and Bolts of Business Analytics

Managing People and Technology

Date & time
Thursday, October 6, 2022
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


4th Space and the John Molson School of Business Present: The Nuts and Bolts of Business Analytics

Business analytics and digital technologies are driving significant changes in business and society. The post-pandemic world is being shaped by virtual presence technologies and through paradigms, such as the metaverse, that directly embed us within digital and social innovation ecosystems. As the evolution of technologies continues, the world becomes more digitally-driven and complex. What do these changes mean for managers? How can organizations adapt to remain relevant and impactful? Three analytics experts will discuss these idea during a fireside chat as part of the launch of the MSc in Business Analytics and Technology Management program.

How can you participate? Online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube. 

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Kira Petrukhina
B.A. of International Economics (Amur State University, Russia), MSc. Management 2012 (Concordia University - John Molson School of Business)

Kira is the Director of Digital Analytics & Integration at CIBC. She is a fellow John Molson School of Business graduate with a Master of Science in Management degree. For more than 10 years she has been a leader in technology, web analytics and business intelligence in financial services, advertising and telecom industries. She is known for her abilities to leverage data to drive, manage and execute corporate strategic initiatives and enhance client experience. Outside of work you can find her playing beach volleyball and spending time with her family.

Theodore Zambelis, 
B.Eng. 2001 (Concordia University), M.Eng. 2004 (McGill University), M.B.A. 2007 (Concordia University – John Molson School of Business)

With a career spanning over 20 years in Engineering, Business Technology Strategy and Management, Theodore has specialized in the last decade in the world of data within the Financial Services industry, while working with Deloitte, National Bank and Manulife. This has included leading teams focused on architecting and implementing various data solutions and processes including master data management, data warehousing, data streaming and business intelligence.

Suchit Ahuja, PhD
Suchit is an Assistant Professor at the John Molson School of Business in the Supply Chain and Business Technology Management Department. He is also the Program Director for the new MSc in Business Analytics and Technology Management. Suchit holds a PhD in Management Information Systems from the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and an MSc in IT from Purdue University.

Suchit’s research focuses on digital strategy and innovation, digital platforms and ecosystems, frugal digital innovation, societal impacts of digital innovation, and community-based innovation. For his research, he has worked with small and medium enterprises and start-ups in India, USA, and Canada and is funded by federal and provincial agencies, such as SSHRC and FRQSC. Suchit has published in international conferences and journals including AoM, ICIS, AMCIS, Conf-IRM, R&D Management, IEEE, ACM, Kindai Management Review, among many others. He has served on prestigious committees, such as the Standards Council of Canada, and is a member of the Board of Advisors of BizSkills Academy, an education-focused start-up in Ontario, Canada. In his spare time, Suchit enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and reading about culture and geopolitics.

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