Nikola Zornić is a teaching assistant and PhD student at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences – University of Belgrade. His research area includes business modeling, computer simulation, and data science. He actively uses simulation and data analysis software like AnyLogic, NetLogo, Vensim, R, Python, SPSS, advanced and custom-made Excel features. Nikola Zornić is currently working on his PhD thesis titled Methodological framework for the integration of machine learning algorithms into agent-based simulation models.
Business Intelligence Solutions for Banking utilize the data sources that one bank could have (or obtain) with an idea to provide the decision-makers with a different point of view on the business performance. Business intelligence solutions enable users to connect to multiple and disparate data sources and display interactive dashboards that would normally require significant data modeling and database skills. Besides reducing the need for data modeling, the tools used in this summer school allow the creation of ad-hoc interactive dashboards that can help decision-makers inspect and explain the factors that influence the performance of a bank. The course will enable students to define and design key performance indicators and dashboards, as well as propose a data-driven solution to the problem at hand. Objectives: 1) Gain expertise on how to apply business intelligence solutions in the banking industry, 2) Basic understanding of data types, data modeling, and data querying, 3) Designing and developing data visualizations, reports, and dashboards. Outcomes: 1) Identify and analyze the situations where business intelligence can lead to better decision-making, 2) Design dashboards and ad-hoc reporting systems, 3) Apply business intelligence tools for data-driven decision-making 4) Communicate results to (non-technical) business users.
The workshop will provide students with hands-on experience in designing dashboards and ad-hoc reporting systems by applying Microsoft Power BI, a business intelligence tool for data-driven decision-making.