One Student’s Reaction

August 6, 2018

As a faculty member, I try to provide my students with unique experiences to prepare them for the unknown that awaits them upon graduation. Sometimes I get a thank you card, a handshake, or a hug. This week I got an email that demonstrates to me that infusing Big Data Analytics into our courses now is one of the most important things we can do. Let’s start providing students with the tools they need. 
Our continued thanks to Carolyn Newman of Audimation Services, Inc., the US Distributor of CaseWare Analytics’ IDEA Product.

“Charlie, the IDEA scripts & Macros are amazing! I’m geeking out over here & my friends think I’m a giant nerd for liking this Big Data Class, IDEA, script & macros too much. I just wanted to take the time to show my appreciation. You & this class have really showed me a side of auditing that I hadn’t seen before or thought I could be apart of. Now I want to continue to pursue  big data in my career in accounting. 

So I just wanted to say thank you for exposing me to big data… I think I’m having a little bit to much fun with IDEA.


(disclaimer: this in no way is me trying to influence a change in grade or anything.)”


Release of the June 2018 Dataset

July 31, 2018

We just released the June 2018 Bibitor, LLC datasets and audit exercises. We also re-released June 2016 – March 2018 Bibitor datasets and audit exercises. As more educators use our materials, we continue to fine tune the open educational resources available. We will re-release the Bibitor, LLC Management Accounting exercises in the next couple of weeks.

AAA Intensive Data Bootcamp

June 4, 2018

President and Chairman Prof. Bame-Aldred is flying to Orlando for the American Accounting Association Intensive Data Analytics Bootcamp where the HUB will be featured on Tuesday morning. Wednesday evening features Danielle Ferretti, MBA, PHR with Oracle Academy giving hands-on experience in “How to use NetSuite and HUB data in the classroom”. More than 200 faculty are in attendance at this conference.

Updates from the Co-Founders of the HUB

May 21, 2018

Today, the Co-Founders of the HUB of Analytics Education announce their plans to become independent from Northeastern University and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. On May 14, 2018, we filed our application for recognition as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Over the next 7-months, you will see subtle changes to our website and organization. These changes do not change our central mission – Delivering Open Educational Resources to Educators around the Globe.

This weekend, we signed up our 500th Account to a member of a college or university. We have 285 colleges and universities represented by these 500 educators. We are proud how you, our users, responded to our materials. Without you, the HUB of Analytics Education is a forgotten effort. Your interest, use, and advocacy of our materials is the primary driver for our growth over the first 20 months of our existence.

Thank you,

The Co-Founders,
William Goldman (CEO)
Anthony Grimaldi (CIO)
Alisa Carr (COO)
Charlie Bame-Aldred (President and Chairman)

HUB & IBM Watson Analytics

March 3, 2018

Northeastern University has a 
long-term relationship with IBM. Recently, Northeastern and IBM announced a strategic learning collaboration with IBM’s Open Badge program that will integrate industry training with academic credentials. Those who hold IBM badges are eligible for advanced standing within a range of Northeastern’s professional graduate programs. 

At the HUB, we are working to incorporate IBM’s Watson Analytics into the Big Data Curriculum. At Northeastern, students and faculty have cloud access to IBM Watson. Co-Founder Charlie Bame-Aldred likes the idea of incorporating Watson Analytics. “Adding the Watson platform to our open educational materials provides faculty around the globe with another alternative to introduce Big Data Analytics into their classrooms.” Read about the team tasked with bringing IBM Watson Analytics cases to the HUB of Analytics Education.

HUB Partners with Oracle/Netsuite

February 7, 2018

We are excited to announce the completion of our Oracle/Netsuite platform. Over the last 12 months, we loaded the June 2016 Bibitor Dataset into the platform. All 12.4 million sales records, 2.4 million purchase records, 12,000 inventory brands, and 12,000 other expense records are available via a cloud ERP.

Faculty are encouraged to contact the Oracle Academy Team to get your own account and access for your students. In the coming weeks, we will add ODBC (Online DataBase Connectivity) capabilities.

For more information, contact Danielle Ferretti at

Tell us what you think!

Take our survey and let us know how you implement big data into your classes and the resources that you utilize. HUB Survey

December 2017 Bibitor Data Available

February 5, 2018

While Tom Brady and the Patriots were not able to get their 6th Lombardi Trophy on Sunday, the HUB Team was busy adding our 7th dataset to the Bibitor, LLC Datvironment. HUB > The New England Patriots? When it comes to Big Data, YES!

The new dataset is located under Datvironment-> Bibitor, LLC-> Data

Stay tuned for more announcements this week!!!

New Materials from Professor Theophanis Stratopoulos

January 17, 2018

Professor Theophanis Stratopoulos has contributed new material to the HUB.  He 
continues to amaze with the creation of “Audit Data Analytics with R” located under Datvironment->Bibitor, LLC->Exercises.

 Log into your educator account and take a look at the data tables and the R code he wrote. He is a HUB and Big Data Champion!

What is a “Datvironment”?

December 7, 2017

On our website menu, we replaced the word “Company” with Datvironment“. 

A Datvironment is our word to describe a set of materials related to a specific entity. The materials include the datasets, cases and exercises, process flowcharts, and process manuals. All of these materials within the Datvironment are useful in teaching Big Data Analytics in your curriculum. Datvironment is more descriptive of future projects under development, such as the Northeastern Athletics Dataset.