Analytics and Visualization in Modeling and Complex Problem Solving

On Friday, February 24, 2012, Cogent Company associates, along with its guests, faculty, and other members of Center for Decision and Information Technology (“CDIT”), will attend and participate in a seminar on the application of advances in analytics and visualization to current large scale industry problem solving. This Spring’s seminar will be lead by George E. Danner, President of the Business Laboratory.

Cogent Company is pleased to continue its relationship with the CDIT in the College of Business at University of North Texas (“UNT.”) For many years, Cogent has been an active member of the CDIT, not only contributing to guidance and direction, but also participating on panel discussions around business intelligence and security. The agenda for the day is as follows:

  • Sign In and Continental Breakfast (8:00 — 8:30 am)
  • Session I (8:30 – 10:00 am)
  • Break and Networking (10:00 – 10:20 am)
  • Session II (10:20 – 11:30 am)

The speaker at the February 24th event will be George E. Danner. George is President of Business Laboratory, LLC, and he specializes in the application of agent-based simulation modeling, Monte Carlo simulation, System Dynamics, Game Theory and Real Options to some of the world’s most difficult and complex business problems. George has 28 years of experience in corporate strategy, specifically operational and financial analysis, across a wide variety of industries: manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, transportation and financial services at firms including nGenera Corporation, Industrial Science LLC (as founder), and Arthur Andersen. George has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“More and more, we are using our clients’ data to help them compete better at lower costs,” said Eric Lakey, Cogent Vice President and head of Cogent’s Advisory Services Practice. “The modeling concepts that George is going to discuss are leading many companies, not just the fortune 100, to be able to see around corners, anticipate market and business events, and game plan various scenarios.”

Marc Hoppers, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Cogent and member of the Advisory Board for the UNT College of Business Information Technology and Decision Sciences department, said, “George spoke at UNT several years ago, and he had some great ideas and shared practical experience. Jerry Dake and the CDIT team at UNT continue to do a great job bringing in speakers who push practitioners to think beyond traditional ways of thinking. We always benefit from the great discussions, and we encourage our clients to get to Denton for these seminars.”

Cogent invites its clients, prospective clients, and friends of the firm to join us in Denton on Friday, February 24, 2012. For more information on registering, contact our office through Memory Bobbitt at