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Employment trends, and the in-marker application of various data analysis technology to evaluate business scenarios

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  • Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm




Employment trends, and the in-market application of various data analysis technology to evaluate business scenarios

Computer Science Colloquium Series

Dr. Zal Phiroz

Dept of Data Sciences and Operations,
University of Southern California, Marshall

Date:  Friday, April 6th, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Erie Hall, 2127

Abstract:  One of the most important areas of development within the evolution of commerce, is the acknowledgement that businesses can no longer compete as individual entities, but rather must function as part of a value chain.  Within an ever-competitive business environment, the ultimate success of a business can often be tied directly to the overall functionality and efficiency of its value chain. This talk will center around some of the patterns in which certain types of data analysis (specifically classification methods and clustering methodologies) are applied to specific business scenarios.  The focus will specifically focus on business examples, and case studies in which these two methodologies have been explored and used- as well as cost benefit analysis.  An overall view on where and how value is attained, and some of the variables within these modeling types which are evaluated, will be discussed.  This talk will further examine some of the current employment trends in various markets, and the integration between business and data analysis.

Bio: Dr. Zal Phiroz is an established specialist on marketing and global supply chain practices, within global impact areas including the fast-moving consumer goods and IT industry. He has held a number of executive and senior management roles, including appointments at Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), TELUS (NYSE:T). Dr Phiroz is currently an Adjunct Professor at USC Marshall, within the Dept of Data Sciences and Operations, and focusing mainly on data analysis areas for Operations Management.  He also holds and adjunct status at Harvard University, where he focuses on Supply Chain Management and Operations. Additionally, he is a member of the executive board for the Center of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. As a senior partner at Pier Consulting Group Inc., Dr. Phiroz is responsible for direct collaboration with medium-large sized corporations on sustainability, macro marketing, and management and coordination of all supply-chain and operations projects. Major projects have included management of consumer marketing research, aggregate data analysis on competitive markets, growth opportunity quantification, and optimization of supply chain coordination. Dr. Phiroz holds a PhD with a focus on Supply Chain Management (University of Cape Town), a MBA (Wayne State University), and is a graduate of the University of Windsor’s Computer Science program (BCS, BSc Hons).  He is a certified Procurement Manager (CIPM and CISCM), and sits on the executive advisory board for the Centre for Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.  In addition to speaking at TEDx, OPAL, UN, Intermodel (keynote), Dr. Phiroz consults on various supply chain projects within the FMCG space globally



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