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Risk Management
Leo Sadovy 7
How much, How soon, How certain

The best business book I’ve ever read (or at least the best by someone not named “Drucker”) has been “Competing on Value” by Mack Hanan and Peter Karp. Not trendy or full of consultant-speak buzzwords, first published in 1991, it’s simple, direct approach has stood the test of time, even

Kristine Vick 1
Planning for the KDD data mining event

Several of us at SAS are gearing up for the 16th annual ACM SIGKDD conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. If you are not familiar with this, it is the premier international forum for data mining researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to share their ideas, research

Kristine Vick 0
Hands-on predictive analytics

Plans are underway for a day of getting dirty with data! My SAS colleagues, Tapan Patel and Wayne Thompson, along with workshop host Dean Abbott, President of Abbott Analytics, are hosting a Hands-On Predictive Analytics Workshop on October 18th. This session is one of several workshops that kick off the

Alison Bolen 0
Bringing the future to the present

~ Contributed by Jens Olivarius ~ Wednesday at The Premier Business Leadership Series in Berlin, Futurist Thornton May challenged a group of international business executives with this question: Has the way people think about analytics changed over time? The response was a resounding yes, but for several different reasons. Yes,

Risk Management
Jonathan Hornby 0
Smarter Government

Earlier this week UK chancellor George Osborne announced his first budget as “tough but fair”. His action on debt echoed austerity measures being taken across other parts of the world. As I write this blog, President Obama and the G20 are assembling in Toronto. Opinions are mixed with Europe pushing

Peter Dorrington 0
Tom Davenport’s masterclass for executives

On Wednesday the 23rd June, Tom Davenport, best-selling co-author of Competing on Analytics and Analytics at Work and President's Distinguished Professor at Babson College, led a masterclass of 20 business leaders in examining how organisations go from being analytically impaired to analytical competitors. In Tom’s view, most companies have massive

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