January 13, 2015

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

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

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

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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October 13, 2014

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Do You Know Who Owns Analytics at Your Company?

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

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October 12, 2014

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How AIG Moved Toward Evidence-Based Decision Making

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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October 10, 2014

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

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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October 7, 2014

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Manager-machine: analytics, artificial intelligence, and the uncertain future of management

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As many traditional industrial age business functions become subject to disintermediation by automation and expert analytics systems, new industries and value propositions will need to be framed by an emerging generation of leaders.

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October 4, 2014

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Analytics, Big Data, and the Future of Management: RSM Leadership Summit 2014

Summary of the 2014 RSM Leadership Summit ‘Big Data, What’s in it for Me?’

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October 1, 2014

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Fraud analytics: collected links

Recent collected posts and links to fraud detection and mitigation items: Network analytics for fraud detection & mitigation (video demostration) Part 1 video demo Part 2 video demo Semantics analytics lecture (Erasmus RSM) Demonstration of semantic analytics (video demonstration) Blog post Excuse me, do you speak fraud? Blog post Network analytics for fraud detection Blog post Network analytics: more than […]

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September 5, 2014

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Predictive policing: the brave new age of law enforcement analytics

In the mid-1980’s I worked as an information analyst / data manager in a police station in a small town in New England (northeast U.S.).  It was a strange but exciting experience for a young man, chosen simply as I was identified as the local ‘computer geek’ at the town high school (a small and […]

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