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At The University of Illinois Gies College of Business, Doug teaches a popular graduate-level course on Infonomics for MBA and accounting graduate students via the university’s iMBA/iMSA program. Enrollment from this course has grown from 12 students to over 400 students in the past cohort. A two-part version of this Infonomics course, along with a data monetization course and Executive Introduction to Analytics course available via Coursera


Download a free copy of the Infonomics Instructor & Study Guide.

Educators: For copies of Infonomics for you and your students, contact Doug directly by clicking here.

Doug is also an instructor with Carnegie Mellon’s CDO Certificate Program, and offers in-house training and workshops for data & analytics executives and their teams on topics like data monetization, data strategy, data & analytics maturity, and data literacy.


In addition, Doug has guest lectured at leading universities and business schools around the world, including:

  • MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College

  • Northwestern University 

  • Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business

  • University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business

  • University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce

  • University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business

  • Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business

  • DePaul University

  • Loyola University

  • Illinois Institute of Technology

  • University of Florida

  • University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business

  • Drexel University’s Information Science and Technology (The iSchool)

  • Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil

  • University of South Australia

  • The IE Business School in Madrid


Doug also enjoys teaching Junior Achievement classes on business basics to local grammar school students, and speaking to high school business, economics, and computer classes. 

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“Thank you for a really interesting course; it has been one of my favorite in the last 24 months of the iMBA. I can truly say it has increased my passion for BI and what I am doing at work.”

Joshua Holmstadt

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Graco

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“I had been looking forward to the Business Analytics specialization ever since I read a Gartner VP was going to lead it. But even I was not prepared for how much I learned from your class!”

Satarupa Bose

Principal, Healthcare Technology Strategist,

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“Great course! Being data driven is increasingly required to make business decisions that will drive success. Your course provided me with the wide-angle view on where things are today and where they’re going. I found it especially useful as I think about the potential next steps in my own career. Thanks again!”

Micah Lewis

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

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“I just completed the course on Coursera. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for making such a beautiful course that encompassed everything I needed for building my foundation in data analytics. Thank you so much and more power to you, Doug!”

Cyril Reynolds

Management Consultant, The Upstarter

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“I highly encourage CDOs, CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, and CMOs to leverage this virtual learning environment to educate themselves about data monetization. The concepts are powerful and will tangibly expand your revenue generation perspective.”

Lisa Palmer

Partner, Global Business Outcomes, Teradata

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“Thank you Doug Laney for the structured and insightful Coursera training on infonomics and data monetisation. Together with my fellow student Robert Cuda – and many others at BNP Paribas Fortis – we’ll be turning theory into practice. #keeplearning”

Jo Coutuer

Chief Data Officer, BNP Paribas Fortis

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“Thanks Doug Laney for your fantastic courses & leadership in Infonomics! The courses you created are so amazing. It’s a paradigm shift when thinking about information and economics. I’m glad to learn from your frameworks & ideas! ”

Dylan Reddy

Branch Manager, Young Entrepreneurs Across America

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“Your course on Infonomics is fascinating! Thank you for the enormous job you did to establish such valuable knowledge and share it with the general public.”

Kris Kulivnyk

Machine Learning Data Engineer, Data Minded

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“The instructor is the top authority in the world and worth every minute of your time. Five stars to Doug!”

Anonymous Coursera student

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“To have Doug Laney teach this course regarding this developing field of study is amazing. He presents, as you would expect, very well. Very informative and interesting.”

Anonymous Coursera student

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“Interesantísimo curso sobre Infonomics!! Es una forma indispensable de entender el gobierno de datos como un medio hacia la monetización de los datos! Thank you very much Doug Laney! I really enjoyed the course!”

Ismael Caballero

Profesor Titular de Universidad, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

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“I completed your Infonomics course and was blown away by your passion and depth of knowledge on the subject.”

Ben Clarke

Principal Consultant, Strategy & Transformation, Westpac

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