Kelly Levoyer

Recent Posts

Tips for updating your analytic infrastructure

It’s a story you’ve heard before: Large organization wrestling with many different data sources controlled by different business units, different formats, some monthly, some quarterly—analyzed ... Read More

The poop on change management

Kevin Hofer, Director of Inventory Management for Sears Holdings, wins the award for best presentation analogy at The Premier Business Leadership Series. He compared the ... Read More

What's the news?

The Premier Business Leadership Series in Orlando was the backdrop for a number of news announcements from SAS. Here's a rundown: 1. Big Data research ... Read More

General Colin Powell: "Everyone is valuable"

Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell might have a distinguished set of credentials – former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser, four-star general, ... Read More

T-Mobile fights back with customer link analysis

  Using social network analysis to predict churn is a hot topic at Analytics2011 and The Premier Business Leadership Series. Bart Baesens presented the academic ... Read More

Procter & Gamble's Pixel Room dedicates space for analytics

There’s no shortage at SAS’ analytics conference A2011 of discussions around statistical modeling and optimization techniques. Kevin Norwood from Procter & Gamble, for example, discussed ... Read More

Four ways to justify investment in business analytics

Yesterday was Media Preview day here at the SAS world headquarters in Cary, NC, during which my PR colleagues from around the world hosted journalists ... Read More

Ten steps to business analytics

At the Premier Business Leadership Series today, Paul Arsego of Northeast Utilities offered up these ten steps to advancing business analytics adoption – to a ... Read More

Seven qualities of a great data miner (or, a great anything, for that matter)

Dan Thorpe’s session at the M2010 data mining conference was not what I expected to find at a gathering of data analysts, statisticians and data ... Read More

Behind the scenes at PBLS

One of my favorite opportunities at business conferences hosted by SAS, like The Premier Business Leadership Series, is when I get to take a break ... Read More