- Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia
The Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) is the professional organisation for the analytics industry, incorporating business data
analytics, business intelligence, data miningand related industries. Its mission is to unite, inform, support and promote industry analytics professionals in Australia and internationally.
IAPA as an organisation
As an organisation, it provides information sources, a virtual community, a networking hub and a professional identity. IAPA promotes the benefits of
analyticsin modern business, emphasising the increasingly strategic role played by data analysis in the business arena.
IAPA is committed to developing recognition of analytics professionals in the wider business community and establishing standards of practice, excellence, accreditation and education.
Branches have been established in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane and have been active since their inception.
Analytics as a profession
This profession, with roots in computer modelling,
statisticsand mathematicsused in a business setting, has combined an analytical approach to business problems, with solutions based on sound statistical and financial methods. There is a great degree of scope and opportunity for specialisation in diverse areas across government and private sectors, suggesting the need for a unified and comprehensive analysis of standards of practice and industry regulations.
The Role of IAPA
The IAPA will serve as a forum for the various professional issues within the analytics field. As the sector evolves with advances in technology, professional practices and regulations, the IAPA will act as a contact point for professionals and businesses involved in Analytics, offering all the services of a professional association. It will be a resource for professionals, providing information and opportunities to meet and liaise with others involved in the industry. In addition, it will inform and regulate the industry as to professional standards and codes of practice. There will also be links to educational facilities, with opportunities to obtain certified training in the appropriate disciplines, as well as strong ties with software providers and industry experts with a proven business history. The IAPA will be a nucleus of all aspects of the Analytics profession, providing information and support to its members.
* [http://www.iapa.org.au The Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia Ltd IAPA]
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