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Predictive Analytics World SF 2017 – Analytics Blocking and Tackling

Along with the many topics at Predictive Analytics World SF this week representing the leading edge of analytic sophistication, there were also presenters speaking to the blocking and tackling necessary to nurture analytic thinking and scale adoption within their organization. Since many organizations are facing these same analytic adoption and scale problems, I’d like to highlight […]

Analytics Teams: Before You Deploy

As I discussed in my earlier post, analytics or data science teams know that two key challenges for analytics projects are making sure you solve the real business problem (framing the problem) and making sure you can operationalize the result (deployment).  In this second post I am going to talk about deployment.

Analytics Teams: Before You Model

Experienced analytics or data science teams know that two key challenges for analytics projects are making sure you solve the real business problem (framing the problem) and making sure you can operationalize the result(deployment).  In this post I am going to talk about framing the problem and I’ll follow-up with another on deployment.

One of the best ways to think about framing is to consider the questions the analytic team should get answers to before they start building a model:

Upcoming Webinar: Advanced Analytics for the Business Professional

May 28, 2015 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT Register Here. Advanced Analytics is not just for data scientists anymore. Many businesses adopt their analytics by degree of complexity, limiting business professionals to reporting and dashboard views of their business. But recent research has found that with modern tools and techniques it is of much […]

The Value of Predictive Analytics and How Using Decision Modeling Helps You Succeed

May 27, 2015 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT Register here. Successful predictive analytic projects follow a well-defined approach from requirements to modeling, implementation and deployment, embedding the analytic results in operational systems that improve business performance. In this live webinar, James Taylor, CEO and Principal Consultant at Decision Management Solutions and Matt Kitching, Senior […]

Analytics Capability Landscape Research Report and Infographic

We have just published the Analytics Capability Landscape Research Report and Infographic. This new research report looks at the increasingly broad portfolio of analytic capabilities available to enterprises today asking the real question – what situations need which capabilities, who is the target user for these capabilities, and how can this portfolio of capabilities be […]

Upcoming Webinar: Analytics Maturity Curve or Landscape? Your Questions Answered

November 6, 2014 2 pm ET/11 am PT Register here. What’s the difference between the various analytic capabilities? How do I map available analytic capabilities to my business needs? What’s the right combination of capabilities for me now and in the future? What should I look for in each of these capabilities to make sure […]

Another analytic practitioner speaks – an interview with Tracy Altman

Last year I interested Andrea Scarso, CEO of MoneyFarm, about analytics. This was a hugely popular post so I thought I would continue the series this year by interviewing some other analytic practitioners. The first in this continuing series is an interview with Tracy Allison Altman, co-founder of Ugly Research. Ugly Research are developing PepperSlice, […]

Another analytic practitioner speaks – an interview with Tracy Altman

Last year I interested Andrea Scarso, CEO of MoneyFarm, about analytics. This was a hugely popular post so I thought I would continue the series this year by interviewing some other analytic practitioners. The first in this continuing series is an interview with Tracy Allison Altman, co-founder of Ugly Research. Ugly Research are developing PepperSlice, an analytics application for explaining recommendations to decision makers.  She’s on Twitter @EvidenceSoup, blogs at EvidenceSoup.com and you can read about her work at Ugly Research.

What’s your background, how did you come to be working in analytics?

I started out as an engineer, evaluating oil and gas investment decisions. This sparked my interest in data and analytical methods, so I got a Master’s (Computer Science concentration) and then a PhD in Pub

Survey Seeks Input on the Potential of Big Data and Predictive Analytics in the Cloud

Decision Management Solutions launches survey to study the intersection of predictive analytics and cloud technologies in the era of Big Data. Palo Alto, CA September 10, 2013 Decision Management Solutions today launched an online survey for business, IT and analytic professionals to voice their opinion about the exciting intersection of predictive analytics and cloud technologies. […]