Q1 2015 Intelligence Quarterly: Doing good with data

There is widespread evidence that big data analytics helps achieve short- and long-term development goals around the world. Poverty, disease, hunger, illiteracy and many other global development challenges all benefit when analytics are applied. In this blog post, I’ll address not only how to use data for good causes, but […]

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Fighting fraudsters

You might assume that a battle-tested businessman with a gruff exterior and a taste for salty language lacks an inner child, but you’d be wrong. Exhibit A is this little-known fact: I have a soft spot for animated Disney movies. Now, I could try to bluff a bit and say […]

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How to innovate faster than the fraudsters

Fraud and security intelligence is probably one of the fastest growing areas for analytics. In fact, SAS saw a 44 percent growth in the sale of fraud solutions last year. Why is that? Two reasons: If you’re looking for innovation in the marketplace, a lot of the innovation is coming […]

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Q3 2012 Intelligence Quarterly: Fraud is everyone's problem

We have yet to recover from the economic crisis. But the turmoil seen in the struggling global market could yet be dwarfed by the utter devastation a cyber-crisis could unleash. As a company, SAS is frequently asked to support compliance efforts, such as FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), but […]

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Risk, fraud, innovation. Who’s in the driver’s seat?

There was another trend I noticed at our recent Premier Business Leadership Series event. Risk and fraud have been important areas of focus for us and our customers, and the downturn shed a lot of light on those areas. We had some great panel discussions on those topics at PBLS […]

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While I am not advocating you break the law…

You know who’s doing the best job at innovating right now? Fraudsters. Fraud is a huge problem across all industries, including healthcare, financial services and government. The fraudsters are like start-ups. The bad guys are innovating at a quicker rate than legitimate businesses. What can we learn from them? Fraudsters […]

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