How to operationalize business analytics

Business analytics is maturing – and so is its role in forward-thinking organizations. Once mainly used in traditional batch-type environments, it's now being embedded into real-time business decision operations and processes to create immediate and significant value. To learn more about how to operationalize business analytics, attend this brief webinar, […]

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SAS storyboards meetup at Predictive Analytics World

Several of us are heading out to San Francisco over the weekend for Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World running as part of Data Driven Business Week March 3-10 at the Marriott Marquis. If you're attending, we invite you to book your appointment with a SAS expert during Predictive Analytics […]

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A refreshing break from typical vendor events

Imagine you are standing on the corner of a very busy intersection in the middle of downtown New York City. It's the peak of rush hour and you need to get across the street in a hurry. And, oh yeah, you're blindfolded. This was one of the various scenarios discussed […]

The analytical community needs to become a “band of brothers.”

The average executive at the average company has probably never seen the words “imagination” and “analytics” juxtaposed in the same sentence. There was nothing average about the thirty plus high-impact and high-intellect executives who convened for the Atlanta Power Series. This group demonstrated that there is nothing average about the […]

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How Alka-Seltzer taught me about analytics equilibrium

With the current interest in business analytics to help drive decision making, there is considerable discussion about the balance of intuition—good old “gut feel”—and analytics or what I like to call “analytics equilibrium.”  This was a topic of discussion at the SAS Power Series held October 11 in New York.   […]

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The compliance box: an intelligent data trap

At our latest Power Series event in Manhattan, one of the teams took a futuristic approach to addressing data challenges. They described the need for a “compliance box” that front ends the data management process that integrates, cleanses and ensure data integrity across a number of different, typically silo’d data […]

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Analytics are everywhere

We had the third episode of the SAS Power Series in New York last night. The event was very well attended—including a few meeting crashers who apparently had nothing to do with analytics, but fortunately they left early.  Jim Davis, the CMO of SAS, started the evening with a definition […]

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Is Silicon Valley becoming more analytical?

The SAS Power Series Tour had its most recent stop in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose. This gave me another chance to test my hypothesis that firms in the Valley are not big users of analytics. My theory goes that high-tech firms are much more focused on creating […]

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The power of analytical catalysts

Recently, I was able to spend a morning with a group of analytics executives at the SAS Power Series in Chicago. I enjoyed it a lot because instead of pontificating about analytics to them, I got to hear about their challenges and approaches in a workshop format.  There were a […]

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8 steps to serving up an analytics culture

On July 13, I attended one of the most interesting business events of my 30 year career, The SAS Power Series in Chicago. What made it so interesting is that the attendees, senior executives from a variety of industries, provided most of the content. The interactive half-day session focused on […]

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