Short Program

From data to insights

Our Short Program

The impact of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) whether it be on the economy or on society as a whole, is now recognized by all. In order to best negotiate the turn of the digital revolution, companies are now obliged to adapt to a pace they have never experienced before while bypassing the myth surrounding AI.

Short Course From Data to Insights


Certificate of attendance


4 days

Teaching Language



9, 10, 11, 12 May 2022


Before April 7th 2022


5'000 CHF

This short program is a module of our Certificate in Data Science & Management (CAS)

At a time where specialists in Data Science & AI are cruelly lacking, the majority of companies are disadvantaged when facing the transformations required by the new world in which we live, regulated by concepts such as Big Data and robotics. From both a structural and human angle, how should we deal with the drastic changes brought on by the fourth revolution and which decisions should be made in order to better navigate the era of Big Data ?


This short program will decrypt the terminology intrinsic to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Companies will present the methodologies they employ through the use of actual cases. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be demystify via an intuitive understanding of its basic and fundamental theoretical concepts. Visual tools in order to retrieve exploitable information from the raw data (for instance: determine which employee would be likely to leave the company) will be presented and employed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the concept of Data Lake (‘Big Data’) and critically assess its benefits and challenges.
  2. Materialize key concepts in Data Science & AI by means of targeted hands-on sessions using state-of-the-art software tools and platforms.
  3. Explore key Data Science methodologies and data visualization use cases and real examples.

Target Audience

  1. (Future) Chief Data Officers (CDOs), senior managers and executives who are launching data initiative.
  2. Business intelligence (BI) and data managers, data engineers and data architects who want to manage successful data-driven transformation.
  3. Data champions and executives in business lines (HR, Marketing, Operations, …) who want to become more data and analytics-savvy.

Conditions of Admission


Basic working knowledge of Tableau Desktop and KNIME Software, both introduced in the short program "The data-driven enterprise".


This short program requires your presence and participation.

Payment Terms


5'000 CHF

All expenses related to continuing education are, except in exceptional cases, tax deductible. Do not hesitate to contact the relevant organizations.

Discount (10%)

-500 CHF

A discount is offered for EPFL or HEC Alumni contributors.

The Executive Education HEC Lausanne offers more than thirty continuing academic programs in various fields such as management, marketing, finance, corporate governance, ethics, data or personal development. As a result, and beyond this short program from data to insights, we offer several other related programs that may also be of interest to you.

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