Dr. Fern Halper is the Research Director for Advanced Analytics at TDWI. Prior to joining TDWI she was a partner at Hurwitz & Associates, a consulting, research and analyst firm that focuses on the customer benefits derived when advanced and emerging software technologies are used to solve business problems. Fern has over twenty years of experience in data analysis, business analysis, and strategy development. Fern served as Senior Vice President for enterprise applications and services for Hurwitz Group and has held key positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. Well known in the analytics community, Fern has published numerous articles on data mining and information technology. She is co-author of Dummies books on cloud computing, hybrid cloud, and big data. Fern received her BA from Colgate University and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.
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