David Torgerson

Dave is an Instructor and guest lecturer at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and specifically co-teaches the Master of Business Analytics program Boot Camp. He is passionate about the role data & analytics play in creating “clarity out of chaos” and how analytic capabilities can evolve into a strategic competitive advantages for companies and organizations. Dave started his career as a Nuclear Engineer in the U.S. Navy / Department of Energy. He spent a number of years as a management consultant specializing in strategy, analytics, and analytic organizational design, which led to series of industry-side roles in building analytic organizations and capabilities at U.S. Cellular, Gogo, and most recently Sentara Healthcare. Dave holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Duke University, as well as a Master’s in Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech and a Master equivalent in Nuclear Engineering from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School. He also spent a year in the Marketing PhD program at Duke. Dave’s outside interests include triathlon, surfing, playing music, and building things - and he applies analytics to all of them.

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Communicating Business Analytics Results (Coursera)

The analytical process does not end with models than can predict with accuracy or prescribe the best solution to business problems. Developing these models and gaining insights from data do not necessarily lead to successful implementations. This depends on the ability to communicate results to those who make [...]

Introduction to Data Analytics for Business (Coursera)

This course will expose you to the data analytics practices executed in the business. We will explore such key areas of data analytics as the analytical process, how data is created, stored, and accessed, and how the organization works with data and creates the environment in which analytics can [...]