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Evan Stubbs
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Chief Analytics Officer, Australia

Evan Stubbs is the Chief Analytics Officer for SAS Australia. He is the author of The Value of Business Analytics and Delivering Business Analytics, sits on the board member of Institute of Analytical Professionals of Australia, and is a guest lecturer at Macquarie University and the University of Sydney. He is a recognized expert in innovation and leads the Advisory business within SAS Australia, a group focused on transforming organisations into analytical competitors. His practical and experience-based talks on creating value through the use of business analytics are in high demand and feature regularly as keynote presentations.

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The uncertain future

In the long run we’re unemployable. Not because we’re lazy or incompetent. It’s because we’re replaceable. I’ve spent much of the eighteen months trying to impress on people how real this is. It’s not something that’ll happen “one day”. It’s happening now, everywhere we look. Once upon a time, I

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The innovation vampire

Innovation is easy. All you need to do is three things.  First, have a great idea. Go on, I’ll wait. Next, make it happen. And, once that’s done, just make sure you work out how to commercialise it somehow. Innovation’s never simple, even at the best of times. Moving from

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The New Normal is Strange

The first time I used the Internet it blew my mind. As a diplomat brat, at any point in time everyone I knew was everywhere but where I was. Thanks the miracles of Gopher, Veronica, IRC and email, the tyranny of distance didn’t seem so oppressive any more. When I

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The oath of the data scientist

I, (INSERT NAME HERE), being a data scientist of moral standing and noble intentions, do solemnly swear the following on pain of being banned from ever using a logistic regression again: When faced with an individual untrained in advanced statistics or machine learning, I shall not belittle, condescend, or otherwise

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The value of high-performance analytics

Like Vince said a few days ago, you don’t have to be Goliath to see how the intersection of big data and high performance analytics creates competitive advantage. Let’s also be realistic though: compared to someone like Walmart, pretty much everyone’s David! While Telstra and the Commonwealth Bank may not be the largest companies by global measures, they’re still