Teradata Blue Cross Blue Shield Users to Share Analytics Innovation at Annual
Wellmark, BCBS North Carolina on the agenda, will cover innovative practices
in analytics and information technology adoption
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 17, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the
analytic data solutions company, is a sponsor and supporter of the 2013
Information Management (IM) Symposium being held September 22-25 in Little
Rock, Arkansas. The annual event is hosted by information professionals from
independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans across the United States, and
focused on best practices and innovations in the field of information
management, data warehousing, and analytics. Teradata customers Wellmark Blue
Cross and Blue Shield ("Wellmark") and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
will be actively participating at the conference.
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Jason Cooper, vice president, Business Analytics at Wellmark will lead a 9 am
session on Tuesday titled "Business-Actionable Insights via Advanced
Analytics" which will feature advanced analytics techniques developed on a
Teradata-Aster platform, and a "real world case study focused on moving from a
business opportunity to analytically-driven insights and solutions." Cooper
is responsible for company-wide business analytics and informatics at Wellmark
including data governance, exploratory analyses, opportunity mining, program
evaluation, client consulting and reporting; in addition to analytics
strategy, tactics and oversight. Cooper has led teams at Cigna and CVS
Caremark as well as experience with NASA spaceflight software.
"During my session I will be discussing advanced analytics techniques,
including big data concepts like MapReduce and Aster nPath™, which are making
a significant difference in analytics capabilities at Wellmark," said Cooper.
"The discussion will include some exciting case study findings and details
from our use of Teradata-Aster for Data Discovery."
Ed Broughton, Director of Information Management and Jim Smith, Data Warehouse
Manager from BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina will lead a session at
1:30 on Mondaycalled: The Extract Factory - A Business Model for Efficient
Extraction of Data from the Warehouse and Improved Time to Market. The session
"addresses a common need to deliver data from the data warehouse to our
internal and external customers."
Teradata will also have a speaker on the program on Tuesday. Rose
Cintron-Allen, Senior Industry Consultant for Healthcare will lead an
interactive session on the topic: "Data and Analytics for a New Healthcare
Era." Topics will include data integration, leveraging big data insight and
predictive analytics to enable new business processes such as member
engagement and experience. The session will be held Tuesday, September 24 from
8:15 am to 8:30 am at Pod 2 in Governor's Hall.
Teradata has solid momentum among Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, with
eleven large organizations across the United States – and a growing community
of healthcare and life science customers.
"Teradata's value to BCBS plans grows as seismic changes in healthcare
continue," said John Burke, Industry Vice president, Teradata. "More than
ever, health plans are embracing the notion that analytics on all of their
data is the only path to business insight. This is a great time for the
healthcare industry to rediscover Teradata to fuel discovery and action."
Teradata will have a presence in Booth 10 at IM Symposium for inquiries and
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