Tag Archives: data analytics

Cybersecurity Data Science: Adopting a Medical Paradigm

July 24, 2017

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An Uncomfortable Status Quo This month, barely eight weeks from the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, yet another destructive worm attack has disabled systems and compromised data globally: PetrWrap (AKA NotPetya, Nyetya, or GoldenEye). Beleaguered cybersecurity professionals have responded yet again with a flurry of patches and guidance to plug the holes. Based on trending events, there is […]

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Data Science for Cyber Risk Management (PRMIA)

June 6, 2017

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Cyber threat actors exploit increasingly interconnected networks to infiltrate infrastructure and compromise digital assets. While prolific networks and digitization drive interactivity, thereby opening new opportunities for collaboration, open channels also increase the scope and scale of potential cyber risks. Beyond compromised intellectual property and regulatory strictures, reputational damage can result in customer and partner attrition, […]

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SAS Forum Switzerland 2017

May 18, 2017

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Posting from SAS Forum Switzerland 2017 Lovely day in Zurich for SAS Forum Switzerland.  Hearing about the latest data analytics developments in Switzerland.  Topics and trends covered: Cloud & internet of things Risk, fraud, and compliance Customer analytics Big data & data science Today I will be presenting with my colleague Allan Russell on ‘Data […]

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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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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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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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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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