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Douglas Laney to headline annual IU Northwest Business Speakers Series Luncheon

On Thursday, April 20, the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics and the IU Northwest Advisory Board will welcome Douglas Laney as the speaker for the 2017 Business Speakers Series Luncheon at Avalon Manor, 3550 East U.S. Route 30 in Merrillville.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Keynote speaker Douglas Laney, vice president and distinguished analyst of Gartner Infonomics will deliver the keynote address, “Monetizing, Managing and Measuring Information as an Asset.”

Laney is a pioneer in the field of data warehousing, who originated the field of infonomics – short for information economics. An experienced IT industry thought leader, he has led analytics and information-management-related projects on five continents and in most industries, as well as business analytics consulting and marketing practice for several software companies. In addition, he launched Meta Group’s Enterprise Analytics Strategies research and advisory service, and established and co-led the Deloitte Analytics Institute.

At Gartner, he covers data strategy, infonomics, information innovation, big data and analytics use cases, data monetization, open and syndicated data, and the roles/organizational structure for data management and analytics teams. He also is a frequent guest-lecturer at leading business schools on information asset management and valuation.

The annual event serves as a fundraiser to benefit the School of Business and Economics, accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

Individual tickets and sponsorship packages with table purchase opportunities are available. To learn more and register, visit or contact Jeanie Tucker at [email protected]. Walk-ins will not be accepted.


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