April 2019 Atlanta SPIN Meeting Information
The Certified Analytics Professional Certification: What, Why & How
Presented By Bill Bentley
Wednesday April 24th at 6pm
About The Presentation
The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification is an international certification for data analytics professionals. It is certification is a high-level focus, not specific to any software package of specific analysis technique, but rather shows how well the person can understand business problems and know how to apply analytics tools to help solve them. The certification is fairly new but is already showing up in job descriptions. You don’t need to be a statistician to obtain one. This discussion will give an overview of the certification and the process.
About The Presenter
Bill Bentley is the owner and founder of Value-Train, a consulting and training business. From 2002 Bill and his team have provided data analytics and process improvement consulting and training to companies and individuals via a variety of delivery methods.
Bill has a BSEE and MSEE from RPI in New York, a recent Masters of Applied Statistics from Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, holds three SAS statistical software certifications along with certifications in R, Python, Tableau, Excel, and the Informs Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification. In 2016 his statistical analysis of vehicle deaths earned him a finalist spot in an international statistics competition.
Bill is a pro at solving tough real-world business and technical problems, first out of school as a control system engineer with Procter & Gamble, later in increasingly responsible management roles with P&G, Frito-Lay, Nabisco, and Rockwell. His employers have been manufacturers of food, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, electronic instrumentation, and software. His corporate assignments included engineering, operations management, sales, and business turnarounds. Bill’s executive positions have included Director of Technology of an instrument manufacturing company, General Manager of an engineering company, and President and CEO of a software company.
Bill built his business into one with a national reputation with thousands of graduates and hundreds of corporate clients. Value-Train is an authorized State training provider in Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. His current consulting focus is data analysis and statistical modeling projects.
Bill’s hobbies include sailing, motorcycling, bicycling, gaming, home improvement, and gardening. He is a career guide volunteer at Roswell United Methodist Church in Atlanta, a past president and active member of the Kettering Executive Network, recent president of his college alumni club, and recent president of his homeowner’s association.
6 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328
- 6PM – 7PM – Networking
- 7PM – 7:15PM – Announcements
- 7:15PM – 8:15PM – Presentation
- 8:15PM – 8:30PM – Post presentation wrap up