July 13, 2015

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Reblog: Machine learning overview with SAS software

Machine learning overview with SAS software. From a SAS colleague, Longhow Lam http://5.100.228.219/#portfolio

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July 3, 2015

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Reblog: HBR ‘Simplify Your Analytics Strategy’

SARK7: I often deal with companies interested in big data and analytics, but who are struggling to develop a strategy, especially the looming challenge of ‘where to start’.  This is good guidance on HBR on setting a foundation for your analytics strategy… Originally posted at Harvard Business Review by Narendra Mulani on June 15, 2015 […]

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April 29, 2015

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Cognitive analytics: practitioner perspectives (RSM lecture)

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With a number of recent Hollywood films representing intelligent machines as either hero or villain, the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has attracted the imagination of the media and popular culture. On the practical engineering side, over the past decade humanity’s age-old dream of developing intelligent machines has experienced rapid development.  The prospect of expert […]

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March 1, 2015

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Much ado about a dress: how perception skews interpretation

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This week generated a meme which nearly melted the internet: the case of the gold or blue dress. A picture of dress worn at a wedding was seen by some people as being gold and white and others as blue and black. A riotous global argument that cast friends and lovers against one another ensued. While […]

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February 23, 2015

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Does organic food cause autism? Could Nicolas Cage movies make you more likely to drown? Six ways to misuse statistics

Originally posted on Puff the Mutant Dragon:
Back in the 1940s before the polio vaccine was invented, the disease caused a lot of anxiety among parents of small children. How could you reduce your child’s risk of contracting this nasty illness? Some misguided public health experts apparently recommended avoiding ice cream, thanks to a study…

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February 23, 2015

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Free Big Data Analytics Handbook

Originally posted on Data Science 101:
Brian Liou from Leada was kind enough to provide a guest post about their latest handbook, The Data Analytics Handbook: Big Data Edition. Data Analytics Handbook Have you ever wondered what the deal was behind all the hype of “big data”? Well, so did we. In 2014, data science hit…

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February 6, 2015

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Fighting Fraud and Cyber Threats with the power of Network Analytics

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New blog post published for Deloitte – view original post: Both fraudsters and cyber attackers take advantage of an increasingly interconnected world to infiltrate and assault financial and virtual infrastructures. Especially sophisticated electronic interactions bind people together in complex, global networks. While such networks have created new opportunities for interaction and commerce, they have also […]

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January 13, 2015

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Reblog: How to use phone calls and network analysis to identify criminals

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An excellent, hands-on demonstration of the power of social network analysis (SNA) via graph analytics to detect criminality from colleagues at Linkurious and a U.S.-based police detective: http://linkurio.us/how-to-use-phone-calls-and-network-analysis-to-identify-criminals/ SNA at times can seem too theoretical to stakeholders – this is an excellent example of a hands-on, engineering focused application with real practical value.  Applies Neo4J graph […]

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January 1, 2015

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HBR: The Discipline of Business Experimentation

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Link to Harvard Business Review article on experimentation and analytics in business settings https://hbr.org/2014/12/the-discipline-of-business-experimentation Soon after Ron Johnson left Apple to become the CEO of J.C. Penney, in 2011, his team implemented a bold plan that eliminated coupons and clearance racks, filled stores with branded boutiques, and used technology to eliminate cashiers, cash registers, and […]

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December 17, 2014

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The Janus Imperative: Bridging Business Silos via Analytics

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Analytics professionals should keep a persistent eye open for opportunities to create cross-functional insights from data. Insights can frequently be leveraged across multiple business domains. However, business silos can restrict ‘forest for the trees’ visibility. To the degree analytics has cross-functional exposure in the organization, for instance via a C-level champion and an Analytics Center […]

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