dean abbott

Clearly defined objectives for predictive analytic projects

There was a great article in Predictive Analytics Times recently by my friend Dean Abbott – A Good Business Objective Beats a Good Algorithm. Dean, like me, talks about the importance of the “three legged stool” of business, analytics and IT. But it was the title that particularly struck me. As Dean says, it’s easy to […]

Here’s one effective way to avoid screwing up predictive analytic projects

There’s a great article over on Computerworld – 12 predictive analytics screw-ups. They asked some of my favorite data miners (John Elder and Jeff Deal of Elder Research, Eric Siegel of Prediction Impact and Dean Abbott of Abbott Analytics) what they saw as the top ways to screw up predictive analytic projects. The list of 12 […]

@TDWI Executive Summit: Ten Best Practices in Operational Analytics

I am speaking with Dean Abbott at the TDWI Executive Summit  in San Diego, August 20th at 4:15pm on Ten Best Practices in Operational Analytics One of the most powerful ways to apply advanced analytics is by putting it to work in operational systems. Using analytics to improve the way every transaction, every customer, and every website visitor […]