Make Better Decisions

 The Business Analytics Institute improves managerial decision-making through the application of data science.



The BAI produces applied research, MasterClasses, Corporate and ExecEd modules, and a dedicated Summer School. In working with the Institute, management students and confirmed managers can transform their data into impactful decisions for their organizations and their customers.

BAI Partners Lee SCHLENKER, Davy CIELEN, and their Associates represent a group of international practitioners and specialists with a proven track record in both industry and academics, to facilitate workshops, conferences, and consulting assignments.

We will be offering three boot camps next year in the greater Boston area (Artificial Intelligence for Management from March 1-10, 2019), in Bayonne (The Practice of Data Science July 1-10, 2019) and in Mysore (The Ethics of Data Science September 09-16, 2018).

Our customer references include Accenture, Berger-Levrault, Cegid, E&Y, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, NationBuilder, SAS, Semdee, as well as several universities, business schools, public administrations and SMBs in the US, Europe and Asia.

We dispose of corporate training facilities in the center of Paris (4 Rue Édouard VII) and a campus in Bayonne on the French coast.

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For more information on the Institute, please consult the Business Analytics Institute Website or Lucile Sorenson at <>


 In this issue :

Find that Panda

Find that Panda ! Exploring the SVM algorithm

The essence of Data Science isn’t looking at the data but developing our ability to analyze contextual relationships from differing dimensions. Support vector machines are an excellent example...

The Business Analytics Institute

The  Business Analytics Institute

The Business Analytics Institute improves managerial decision-making through the application of data science.

The BAI Spring Session

The  BAI 2019 Spring Session on Artificial Intelligence for Management

Designed to develop the mission-critical skills in applying data science to business decision-making, this year's session will use examples from Health Analytics and the Life Sciences ....

 The Ambassador Program

BAI's Ambassador Program

In our GDPR MasterClass we explore what the legislation is all about, how it will impact the practice of data science, and what you can do to turn this “threat” into an opportunity...

The Paradox of Trust

Leveraging your data in a Post-GDPR world

Your efforts of regulatory compliance may  be misguided, for your corporate data will never be worth more than the confidence your stakeholders have in your data practices...

 Airport Excellence

Can AI reinvent airport excellence?

Artificial intelligence can be a source of revenue opportunities as airports are evolving from terminals to multi-modal business and leisure centers. What are the critical success factors in applying AI to airport management?


This Newsletter has been created specifically for the BAI community to foster conversation around the use of analytics in improving business decision-making.