An exciting new metric, “Influence”, is making its way into the enterprise market. While most influence research has been applied to the internet at large, it is tempting to apply this concept to interactions inside of a company.
After attending several analytics conferences over the last month, I’m beginning to understand an important nuance about the community we call “analytics” worked by “analytics professionals” or “data scientists.” It seems as if the defining boundary of our discipline is almost always that we data scientists apply ourselves to business, organizational, and market data.
It is a common and natural question for leadership to wonder what “human factors” drive (or hinder) performance in their enterprise. And further, whether it is possible to reliably measure these factors and use them for ongoing improvement. In today’s discussion we will share some of our thinking and research to build models that measure [...]
IIA Faculty Member Bill Franks, recently led an outstanding discussion titled, “What Makes a Great Analytic Professional”? Judging by the attendance and lively discussion, this was an important and timely discussion. Analytics Professionals Struggle to Hire Just Like Non-Analytics Professionals What struck me about this discussion is that analytics professionals (with the world of analytics [...]
It is always difficult to predict the external factors that impact your business – especially during a difficult economic cycle. IT can be significantly easier to leverage internal factors that affect business performance, and I am encouraged to see that businesses are paying more attention to one factor supremely under their control – their own [...]