Center Membership

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We seek members from for-profit, non-profit, large and small organizations from all industries and disciplines who are interested in the successful application of analytics. We engage organizations who are willing to commit to annual sponsorship and will share their analytics expertise and best practices with other members.

A key benefit of Center Membership is the ability for Member representatives to participate in a bi-monthly afternoon forum to network, benchmark and learn from each other and special guests—everything from tools, vendors and techniques to people, project and organization management.


Member representatives include leaders of analytic functions, key technical leaders, and business leaders who support the need for effective analytic capabilities to drive business objectives. Typical attendees hold director level positions or higher within their organizations and are responsible for disseminating information from the Center to their broader organizations, as well as coordinating contractual obligations with the Center.

Kevin Kelley of Great American Insurance Group discusses membership in the University of Cincinnati's Center for Business Analytics.



Member Forum agendas usually include a special topic, where an expert is invited to present and discuss with representatives to share common experiences and how problems are tackled effectively. Topics cover a broad range of relevant areas, from technology advances to organizational leadership.


About half of the Member Forums are held on campus; the balance held at Member facilities or other locations of particular interest to promote learning and networking opportunities among the Member representatives.

In addition, for those members who are unable to attend in person, live-streaming technology is employed to allow for remote participation.

Recent Forum Topics

  • Analytic Executive Interviews: McKesson, P&G
  • Member Profiles on Analytic Organizations
  • Microsoft’s Analytics Strategy
  • Data Lakes
  • New Analytics: Intelligent Futures
  • Leveraging Leading Indicators in Forecasting
  • Storytelling: Keeping it Simple and Memorable
  • Visualization Platform Market Outlook
  • Machine Learning’s Unintended Consequences
  • Artificial Intelligence: What’s Real?
  • Open Source for Big Data: An Expert's View
  • A Deep Learning Approach for Vision-Based Analysis of Neighborhoods
  • Applications of AI, ML, and Predictive Analytics at GE Aviation
  • Text Analytics at NIOSH


  • Professional Development
  • Peer Networking
  • Leadership skill development
  • Deep-dive topical training
  • Benchmarking
                                   Center for Business Analytics Membership Options
Benefit Private*
 Silver    Gold Platinum

# Representatives

     1      2      3


     2      5      7       15

Member Meetings

Bi-Monthly Bi-Monthly Bi-Monthly Bi-Monthly

Student Team

(Limited Scope)
(1-4 students)
(1-4 students per)
(1-4 students per)
Professional Development
$95 discount per attendee $95 discount per attendee 2 Free Seats
$95 discount per attendee
5 Free Seats
$95 discount per attendee
Visibility Event Recognition
Network Facilitation
Event Recognition
Network Facilitation
Event Recognition
Network Facilitation
1/4 page Event Program Ad
Event  Recognition
Network Facilitation
Full page Event Program Ad

Faculty Collaboration

      1 Session/Year


* Private Membership is exclusively for businesses with less than 25 employees

Annual membership fee applies Jan-Dec.  If joining after start of year, fees will be prorated.

Center Membership

For center membership benefits and details, corporate analytics training, internship placement, or professional analytics needs, please contact:
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Tim Cholvat

Executive Director

3414 Carl H. Lindner Hall


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Michael Fry, PhD

Managing Director