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thyssenkrupp Elevator Added to BAC Executive Council

thyssenkrupp Elevator, a leading global player in the elevators and escalators market is joining the Executive Council of Georgia Tech’s Business Analytics Center at Scheller College of Business.

BAC Executive Council members collaborate with Georgia Tech’s highly talented students and world-class faculty to build better business analytics teams, drive thought leadership in business analytics, and create cutting-edge analytics research that delivers real-world results.

"thyssenkrupp Elevator has a long-standing commitment to academic collaboration, and we are excited to continue that tradition by partnering with one of the nation’s best technological universities,” said Kevin Robertson, Senior VP Sales, North America, thyssenkrupp Elevator."

Other global technology and industry leaders on the Business Analytics Center’s Executive Council include Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, AT&T, NCR, and UPS.

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“We are super excited to have another trail-blazing global brand join our Center,” said BAC Managing Director Keith Werle. “We look forward to working with thyssenkrupp Elevator to bring about new ideas and new approaches—and continue to transform the field of business analytics.”

With customers in more than 100 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator is one of the world’s leading elevator companies.  They are currently building a state-of-the-art North American headquarters and innovation center in Atlanta, located a short walk from The Battery and the Atlanta Braves stadium, Truist Park. Their Innovation and Qualification Center (IQC) and elevator test tower, at 420 feet tall, will be the tallest building in Cobb County as well as the tallest elevator test tower in the Western Hemisphere.

The partnership will begin with a graduate Business Analytics Practicum in the fall semester. “It’s the first of many great engagements,” added Werle. “A practicum project offers experiential learning opportunities for our top MBA students as they will spend an entire semester wrestling with a real-world business and data analytics challenge faced by thyssenkrupp Elevator. And, thyssenkrupp will not only benefit from our students’ data-enabled recommendations, they will also be able to build their ‘career brand’ with the top students at Scheller College and Georgia Tech.”

The BAC and thyssenkrupp Elevator look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership.

“As a Scheller alumni myself, I am excited to continue to team up with Georgia Tech again and tap into the fantastic talent found at the Institute, said Baha Tevek, thyssenkrupp Elevator's Director of U.S. Field Technology. “At thyssenkrupp, we continue to invest in our technology, people and processes to lead our industry; this partnership will be incredibly valuable as we grow our presence and capabilities in Atlanta.”

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