Big Data in Brazil: who you gonna call?

An exclusive mentoring program by ZDNet will provide access to top experts to help business leaders make the right decisions around their Big Data strategies
Written by ZDNet UK, Contributor

Having access to experts that have been there and done that is essential to any decision maker considering to boost or create a Big Data strategy for their organization.

With that in mind, ZDNet has created Mastering Business Analytics - Learn, Apply, Lead, a four-week education program in partnership with IBM to uncover the main trends, issues and opportunities around the development of advanced analytics strategies in Brazil.

The program combines exclusive ZDNet coverage of the main developments in the field in Brazil and also the advice of a team of experts in the subject:

Eldes Mattiuzzo - co-founder & CEO, Bidu

Eldes Mattiuzzo is the co-founder and chief executive of insurance firm Bidu. Bidu is an online price comparison tool that provides real-time cost estimates based on products of several Brazilian insurers. He has 17 years of experience in financial markets, was CEO of MaxFácil, a joint-venture of financial groups Unibanco and Ipiranga and co-founder of Fairplace, an online financial loans community. His experience also includes work in the consumer credit, credit cards, and commercial banking segments, at Brazilian organizations such as Fininvest, Unicard, Unibanco and Nacional Bank. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Unicamp, a master degree in finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, an MBA in Brazil from Fundação Dom Cabral and an MBA in the United States from Stanford University.

Glaucia Alves Macedo - Subsecretary of State in the Government of Minas Gerais

Glaucia Alves Macedo is the Subsecretary of State in the Government of Minas Gerais at the Office of Strategic Priorities. In this role, she leads the activities of assessment, analysis and information. The initiatives managed by Glaucia include specific assessment and monitoring programs related to the State Government's priority areas - Education, Health, Security and Employment. Within information management, she is also responsible for the information and indicators that feed the business intelligence programs producing crucial data on public service administration that is utilized by citizens and government departments. Prior to her role in the Minas Gerais government, she worked for seven years at the Ministry of Social Development in the federal government in Brasília, on programs related to evaluation and monitoring of priority areas. Glaucia holds a degree in Economics and a masters degree in Demographics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

Sergio Loza, director, Big Data & Analytics, IBM Latin America

An executive with an extensive experience in Software sales management, services sales and operations, Sergio Loza is responsible for IBM's Social Business & Collaboration Software, including Software as a Service (SmartCloud for Social Business) sales in Latin America. Previously, he was a Sales Operations Executive for two years, managing daily sales operations for the Software Business Unit in IBM Latin America, as well as resources deployment, sales forecasting and pipeline management, order processing and fulfilment.

Alejandro Padron, Latin America Retail Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Alejandro Padron manages consulting engagements as a Partner in the Retail industry in the Latin America region, developing new approaches to the improvement of business efficiency abd otimizing operations. He is also accountable for the development of strategies where technology is used to transform the businesses he serves, while improving innovation and reducing operating costs. His areas of specialism include optimizing business processes and analyzing current client processes to define future scenarios and strategies.

Over a four-week period, we will  give you access to these experts and investigate the current trends and challenges around Big Data in Brazil, present exclusive case studies and provide insight on the current issues and opportunities of the Brazilian market.

Click here to register for this exclusive education program.

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