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

February 23, 2015

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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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Free Big Data Analytics Handbook

February 23, 2015

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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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HBR: The Discipline of Business Experimentation

January 1, 2015

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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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The Janus Imperative: Bridging Business Silos via Analytics

December 17, 2014

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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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Do You Know Who Owns Analytics at Your Company?

October 13, 2014

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Article observing the centralizing tendency of analytics and the corresponding need for a cross-functional perspective.

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How AIG Moved Toward Evidence-Based Decision Making

October 12, 2014

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Post on AIG’s adoption of evidence based decision making: data analytics depends upon organizational management of decisions, which is influenced by decision culture and processes.

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Anti money laundering (AML): the network graph analytics approach

October 10, 2014

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The fight against fraud and AML often hits a ‘brick wall’ when encountering labyrinthian international, corporate structures. Even well-known brands such as Google and Starbucks, use controversial, though currently accepted, international structures to optimize capital flows and to reduce tax liabilities, for instance the so-called Double Irish or Dutch Sandwich. Due to this complexity, increasingly […]

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