January 2, 2017

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Data Science Q&A on Quora

Starting off with a bang in 2017, this past year I started using Quora, an online question and answer platform. There are a number of questions and answers related to data science/data analytics.  A few of these might be of interest to you as we ring-in 2017: What areas of data science or machine learning […]

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March 22, 2016

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Why BI projects fail – and the role of Data Architect

Originally posted on viveksingh36:
During my long stint as business intelligence professional, I have seen many projects fail and of course, smelled some success. Let’s see what is common among successful projects and the unsuccessful ones. Organisation Structure: Unlike other IT  engineering projects, Business Intelligence projects need strong business interface – a make or break for BI project.…

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March 12, 2016

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Data Science Brazil

Reaching out to the international data science community, I would like to take an opportunity to congratulate my colleague and co-data science advocate Higino Filho on the launch of Data Science Brazil.  Data Science Brazil fills a much needed gap by providing a top-notch data science and big data hub for training, recruitment, and consultancy […]

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September 30, 2015

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Why is ‘data scientist’ a contentious title?

The Organizational Brain

In my work and university lecturing, I speak with many senior leaders, experienced professionals, young professionals, and students, many interested in either hiring, transitioning into, or becoming a ‘data scientist’.  The title, however, is quite contentious. Why is this?  Essentially, there is a great deal of confusion related to this new field, and it will take some time […]

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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)

Data Science

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

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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