Tag Archives: analytics

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

October 7, 2014

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Manager-Machine

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

October 4, 2014

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

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Fraud analytics: collected links

October 1, 2014

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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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Predictive policing: the brave new age of law enforcement analytics

September 5, 2014

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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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Excuse me, do you speak fraud?

August 18, 2014

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Excuse me, do you speak fraud? Network graph analysis for fraud detection and mitigation by Scott Mongeau Executive summary Network analysis offers a new set of techniques to tackle the persistent and growing problem of complex fraud. Network analysis supplements traditional techniques by providing a mechanism to bridge investigative and analytics methods. Beyond base visualization, […]

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Tell me… how ugly is your bad data?

August 14, 2014

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Ugly data

The adage ‘garbage-in-garbage-out’ is an analytics mantra so ingrained it has its own shorthand: GIGO. Yet, in the mad, blind rush toward all things ‘big data’, there is the danger of sidelining the crucial-but-dreary topic of data quality, to which GIGO refers. While data quality is not as ‘sexy’ as big data, anyone who wants […]

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Network analytics: more than pretty pictures

August 14, 2014

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Network analysis is a rapidly growing analytics domain propelled by the explosion of interest in social networking. The methods rest upon much older foundations in the realms of statistics and social science. Euler’s graph theory was proposed in the early 18th century and Moreno established the foundations for social network analysis (SNA) in the 1930’s. Want […]

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When analytics fails: fueled by randomness

July 15, 2014

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Fueled by randomness

As an analytics professional, it may perhaps be no surprise that I believe in a world which is susceptible to analysis – a world which yields to scientific inquiry. Further, I believe that if we invest effort, if we exert what Kahneman would call our System 2, we can improve decisions and overcome our tendency […]

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Business analytics e-learning courses from SARK7

July 14, 2014

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The Organizational Brain

Business Analytics E-Learning Courses Developed by SARK7 for Accenture Academy I.  Introduction to Business Analytics FREE ONLINE NOW! ————————————————————— II. Defining the Business Analytics Process Business analytics is a process that transforms data into insights to drive value-creating decisions. It connects organizational problems to data that is analyzed using various methods, software tools, systems, and experts. […]

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