About IIA

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) is the industry’s leading source of research, advisory, and assessment services for companies transitioning to data-driven decision-making and advanced analytics.

IIA was founded in 2010 by Tom Davenport and Jack Phillips. Live, interactive events have always played an important role in helping our clients with their analytics journey and IIA’s 

Analytics Symposium has evolved into a unique, bi-annual event.

IIA’s Analytics Symposium is designed specifically for analytics leaders and practitioners. The agenda is crafted to inform and inspire participants and is free from vendor influence. Analytics leaders share their real-world experiences and time is set aside for peer-to-peer networking and collaboration.

All IIA client companies receive access to the Symposium as part of the annual service agreements and presentations from this Symposium and past events are available to IIA clients via our web portal.


About Microsoft Azure

The Azure cloud platform is more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life—to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Build, run, and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises, and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice.


Learn About Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Overview

Explore how to turn your ideas into innovation with trusted Azure products and services.

Microsoft Solutions

Solve your data and analytics problems with proven combinations of Azure AI, analytics, business intelligence, IoT and data services. Get started with sample architectures and documentation.

Harness the power of data with Azure Data and AI

Rohan Kumar (Corporate Vice President, Azure Data) recaps recent updates to the Microsoft Azure platform including improved services for data migration, data governance, Apache Cassandra and cognitive search.  

5 Reasons Databricks runs best on Azure

Yatharth Gupta (Director of Product, Azure Data) discusses the value and advantages of running Databricks on Azure


Microsoft Azure Resources 

Always on Cloud Skills Challenge

Microsoft Learn provides a free, interactive way of learning by combining short step-by-step tutorials, browser-based interactive coding and scripting environments, and task-based achievements to help you advance your technical skills while earning achievements.

Microsoft Virtual Training Days

Are you looking to upskill your data and analytics organizations?  These 1 and 2 day virtual events will give you the opportunity to expand your team’s skillset and connect with Microsoft experts.   

Limited-time free quantities offer for Azure Synapse Analytics

Serverless SQL pool and Apache Spark pool resources on  Azure Synapse Analytics are available for a free trial through July 31, 2021.