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Deloitte Analytics Announces Collaboration with University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce

Center for Business Analytics advisory board members to help embed art and science of analytics

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte Analytics recently announced a collaborative agreement with the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce under which it will serve as an advisory board member for the school's Center for Business Analytics. During the three-year collaboration, Deloitte will help shape the direction of the recently launched center by providing industry insight on issues and opportunities related to the burgeoning analytics field.

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As an advisory board member, Deloitte will work with faculty and students to help develop an experiential and collaborative learning program focused on business analytics. These efforts will include: hosting an annual analytics-based case competition; providing applied resources, such as data, analytical tools, and technology; and supporting students through mentoring and career development activities.

"Our growing emphasis on the applied use of analytics in a business environment will be greatly enhanced by the active participation of Deloitte Analytics as an advisory board member," said Ahmed Abbasi, director of the Center for Business Analytics and associate professor of information technology in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. "We are grateful for Deloitte's interest in helping guide us as we strive to embed the art and science of analytics throughout our business curriculum and establish McIntire as a leader in business analytics education, research, and professional innovation."

"To be well-prepared for the workforce, students need a broad understanding of the role business analytics plays in informing smart decision making," said Eric Bristow, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "The McIntire School's Center for Business Analytics is providing access to and advancement of the knowledge base around customer analytics. Deloitte is proud to be helping guide those efforts through our membership on its advisory board."

Learn more about the Center for Business Analytics at the McIntire School of Commerce at www.commerce.virginia.edu/cba.

For more information about Deloitte Analytics, please visit www.deloitte.com/us/deloitteanalytics.

About University of Virginia and the McIntire School of Commerce
Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation and the world. Visit www.virginia.edu for more information.

For more than nine decades, the McIntire School of Commerce has been regarded as one of the nation's finest business schools, offering world-class programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. McIntire's history has been shaped by its unwavering pursuit of excellence, both in teaching and in research, and by its commitment to producing thoughtful, ethical graduates who go on to become leaders in business and in society. Visit www.commerce.virginia.edu for more information.

About Deloitte Analytics
Deloitte Analytics creates value for clients by helping them transform data into deeper and more rapidly accessible insights that power informed decisions. Spanning Deloitte's portfolio of businesses, our analytics professionals work with organizations to help identify and address their requirements in business intelligence, data management, statistics, change management, technology, automation, risk and governance. Our broad-based approach is fueled by our deep industry knowledge, global presence, broad functional experience and mastery of technology. Combining advanced analytics skills – such as data visualization and performance enhancement – with the power of strategic technology alliances, Deloitte works with clients to provide tailored solutions that generate tangible and measurable results.

About Deloitte Consulting LLP
Deloitte helps organizations grow their businesses and enhance value by identifying actionable insights. More than 23,000 professionals provide a broad range of capabilities across human capital, strategy and operations, innovation, and technology that are aligned to the particular needs of specific sectors, businesses and organizations. Deloitte provides clients with leading business insights that can help generate a tangible and measurable impact.

As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

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