Thoughts from a Reporting Wiz

Scott Alessandro of the MIT Sloan School of Management is a lover of ad-hoc reporting and coffee ice cream.  In anticipation of his webinar on Friday, we asked him a few quick questions about his day-to-day analytic life.

CG – What types of analytic requests do you handle?
SA – Some ad-hoc requests and some internal reports for my office, including degree requirement completion, grade distribution reports, enrollments by programs, GPA comparisons among courses or programs, impact of student population on enrollment/availability, etc.
CG – What is your typical response time?
SA – Much faster now [with Veera Construct] than beforehand. In the past, it would take me at least a couple of hours of unbroken time to create a report – which means a while. With Veera Construct, unbroken time doesn’t make a bit of difference.
CG – Have you seen your decision-making become more data-driven with Veera Construct?
SA- Most definitely. I hoped that it was always data-driven, but now because I have such easy access to data, it allows me to answer more questions, or anticipate more questions.
CG – What do you hope attendees will take away from your webinar?
SA – That we have a lot of data and the problem was not having the time to use it or go through it. That’s what Veera Construct allows us to do. Since it’s a visual tool, it becomes that much more accessible for people who are not as data-inclined.
CG – Anything else you’d like to add?

SA – When I have Veera Construct on at home, even my kids are impressed. It looks really neat. There’s something artistic about it and that’s why I like it.

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We are pleased to present Scott’s webinar, From Data to Decisions: Ad Hoc Veera Predict and Reporting with Rapid Insight Veera Construct, on how he is utilizing Veera Construct efficiently to respond to the wide range of analytic demands confronting him daily. The webinar will take place on Friday, December 14th from 11am – 12pm EST.

For more information about Scott’s webinar, or to register, click here.

For more information about Scott, read on:

Scott Alessandro is the Associate Director of Educational Services at MIT Sloan School of Management. His main responsibilities entail overseeing the Registration Team, managing MIT Sloan’s course bidding system, and reacting to various data requests. In previous lives, he has worked at Boston University (running summer pre-college programs), Temple University (in the Honors Program and the Undergraduate Admissions Office), and the College Board (coordinating AP workshops and data reporting). All of his jobs have combined numbers and people, which has made Scott quantifiably and qualitatively happy. Outside of work, Scott satisfies his curiosity and finds entertainment in hiking, woodworking, playing sports, watching sports (though has not found as much happiness lately rooting for the Chicago Bears and New York Mets), and trying to stay one step ahead of his two young children.

 

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