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Scott Allen Mongeau (@SARK7) is an INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) and a Data Scientist in the Cybersecurity business unit at SAS Institute. Scott has over 30 years of experience in project-focused analytics functions in a range of industries, including IT, biotech, pharma, materials, insurance, law enforcement, financial services, and start-ups. Scott is a part-time lecturer and PhD (ABD) researcher at Nyenrode Business University on the topic of cybersecurity data science organizational management. He holds a Global Executive MBA (OneMBA) and Masters in Financial Management from Erasmus Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). He has a Certificate in Finance from University of California at Berkeley Extension, a MA in Communication from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Graduate Degree (GD) in Applied Information Systems Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He holds a BPhil from Miami University of Ohio. Having lived and worked in a number of countries, Scott is a dual American (native) and Dutch citizen. He may be contacted at: webmaster@sark7.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smongeau/ Twitter: @sark7 Blog: sctr7.com Web: www.sark7.com All posts are copyright © 2019 SARK7 All external materials utilized imply no ownership rights and are presented purely for educational purposes.

Data Science – Tools and Methods: Practitioner Perspectives

April 20, 2017

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Data Science – Tools and Methods: Practitioner Perspectives Erasmus University Rotterdam lecture to Masters of Business and Information Management (BIM) students for Big Data and Business Analytics class. Wednesday, April 12th, 2017.  

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Getting Data Right

March 23, 2017

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Brief coverage of and link to O’Reilly ebook ‘Getting Data Right’

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Data Science for Cyber Security? Challenges and Opportunities from FloCon 2017

January 10, 2017

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Blogging from FloCon cyber security conference in San Diego #FloCon17 Although not a morning person by nature, the early 7 am kick-off session was quite painless as I am still jet lagged on Amsterdam time (+9 hours, making this an easy 4pm session!). While I was aware of a range of Linux-based open source tools for […]

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Data Science Q&A on Quora

January 2, 2017

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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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Why BI projects fail – and the role of Data Architect

March 22, 2016

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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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Data Science Brazil

March 12, 2016

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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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Why is ‘data scientist’ a contentious title?

September 30, 2015

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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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Reblog: Machine learning overview with SAS software

July 13, 2015

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

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Reblog: HBR ‘Simplify Your Analytics Strategy’

July 3, 2015

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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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Cognitive analytics: practitioner perspectives (RSM lecture)

April 29, 2015

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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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