There’s no ‘I’ in analytics

A few years ago I discussed the idea of analytic resources as ‘all-stars’ rather than ‘rock stars.’ While this previous blog certainly touched on the team aspect of analytic work, recently I’ve been thinking about just how much teamwork is required to make an analytics project successful. From extracting data, […]

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The driving force behind advanced analytics R&D

There are many factors that go into creating the next advanced analytics products at SAS, but Radhika Kulkarni, Vice President of Advanced Analytics told me there’s one main driving force. I caught up with her at the Analytics 2014 conference to talk more about advanced analytics and what products you […]

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Preventing tax evasion and benefits fraud with predictive analytics

Predictive analytics is changing the way the public sector prevents fraud by helping to stop it before it happens. I interviewed Ian Pretty of Capgemini at the Analytics 2014 conference in Frankfurt about how the government is using analytics and why it’s important.   For more videos from the conference, […]

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Analytics 2014: Top trends in big data

The Analytics 2014 conference in Frankfurt, Germany gets started tomorrow, but today many of the speakers and attendees are arriving at the Frankfurt Marriott. I caught up with Beth Schultz, editor-in-chief of AllAnalytics.com to hear about her keynote presentation and to find out the benefits of being part of the […]

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Analytics 2014: Shopping and forecasting

Giovanni Monopoli is the Strategic Analysis and Financial Planning Manager within the Finance Department at QVC Italy. Next month, he’ll be presenting at the Analytics 2014 conference in Frankfurt, Germany about how the broadcast channel uses analytics – specifically SAS Forecast Studio. With live broadcasts 17 hours a day, QVC […]

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A big world of big data

In just three short weeks I’ll be in Frankfurt, Germany for the Analytics 2014 conference. There will be hundreds of people from 32 different countries in attendance. It will be exciting to hear how people all over the world, in many different industries, are using analytics. As host of the […]

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What does the future of analytics look like?

Instead of using a crystal ball to find out what the future holds for analytics, I decided to do something even better -- ask Udo Sglavo, SAS Forecasting R&D director. Sglavo breaks down the benefits of two new SAS analytical clients, SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS Forecast Server in this […]

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Advanced analytics in the 21st century

Many factors have to work together for organizations to compete on big data analytics. First, you need the right technology. Second, you need to look at the skill set that is required to use the technology and the culture changes that are often needed. So how do you bring it […]

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Using customer intelligence to increase your bottom line

Customer intelligence (CI) is critical for companies today. It can help you stay ahead of your competitors by giving you the right information to attract customers. Dr. Christophe Muse can teach you how to adopt new analytical and data-mining techniques for advanced customer intelligence applications. I interviewed Dr. Muse at […]

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An inside look at Analytics 2014

Last year’s keynote Will Hakes said it best, "If I don't attend this conference, I'm actually falling behind." That’s because the Analytics Conference series is a place where you can learn about the latest tools and tricks to help you improve your analytics – and your business. This year the […]

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