Big Data is creating a demand for university graduates who can make it work for companies, and universities are gearing up with full-time programs and executive education. Dean Yi Deng of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is leading efforts to develop informatics programs under the umbrella of “Charlotte Informatics Partnership” for a variety of vertical industries including financial services, healthcare and bio sciences. Charlotte is, after all the headquarters for Bank of America and, until it was acquired by Wells Fargo, for Wachovia, which still has a large presence there.
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