Research

Inquiry Response: Galvanizing Enterprise Support for Analytics

By IIA Faculty, May 26, 2017

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Inquiry:

We want to improve our analytics capabilities across the organization, but need better ways to justify continued analytics expansion to the enterprise. What are some ways to begin to get buy-in from leadership for our analytics initiatives?

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Inquiry Response: Scaling Models and Expediting Run Times

By Josh Gray, May 18, 2017

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Inquiry:

An analytics team working with dashboards at the C-suite level would like to know how they could expedite run-time for large scale models—pulled queries into a Spark-type infrastructure.

  • Considering only SQL and dashboard queries, is a single digit response time possible? What can we expect?

  • What should be considered when using data sets that are larger than our in memory for machine learning models?

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Inquiry Response: Criteria for Prioritizing Analytics Projects

By Mark Molau, Apr 26, 2017

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Inquiry:

  • What criteria are other companies using to realize the top priority analytics opportunities across their business unit or enterprise?

  • How are the criteria measured or evaluated?

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Inquiry Response: Advancing Analytics Capabilities

By IIA Faculty, Apr 25, 2017

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Inquiry:

My organization has a hub-and-spoke approach to analytics and my team is one of the satellite business groups whose project proposals are perceived as less-valuable than other proposals with ROI certainty (e.g. sales proposals).

How do other organization’s business units in this position navigate this environment to move their analytics capabilities forward?

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Inquiry Response: Excellence in Analytics Awards

By IIA Faculty, Apr 17, 2017

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Inquiry:

Our organization is interested in designing an Excellence in Analytics Award to complement our existing in-house analytics conference. What are the critical components for designing such a program?

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Inquiry Response: Socializing the Value of Analytics

By IIA Faculty, Apr 14, 2017

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Inquiry:

Our Analytics Catalyst role fosters a culture of analytics and acts as a conduit to deliver measurable and actionable insights from different business groups back to our broader business. We have a strong leadership commitment to analytics, but while senior business leaders might understand the analytics strategy, many leaders of projects or teams throughout the business are disconnected from the strategy or do not use analytics. We are interested in hearing about the successes, difficulties, and cultural hurdles of making analytics a part of the day-to-day of a company.

Questions:

  • How do we accelerate the adoption of analytics though every level of the company and create a fundamentally analytical culture?
  • How do we deliver actionable insights in a seamless way to the broader company?
  • How do we align and structure the analytics functions of different business groups, keeping them connected?

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Inquiry Response: Investing in Exploratory Analytics

By Peter Moore, Mar 30, 2017

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Inquiry:

What are ways we can reallocate resources to invest and focus on exploratory analytics, in addition to the necessary day-to-day analytics activities?

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Inquiry Response: Decision Modeling and Training Framework

By James Taylor, Mar 29, 2017

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Inquiry:

We are looking to advance both data scientist and business line unit leaders’ capabilities.

Focused and potential problems that we are looking to solve:

  • Is there a framework from the progression to data literacy/business acumen to action? What does the individual journey of manager, leader (consume set of insights created by my team) look like, and how to help them be effective in using the information?

  • Training for both business managers and for Data Scientists around how to engage a broader audience? What techniques and programs help them?

  • Building capability models for consumer of analytics (manager, leader) within the HR organization, and drive report usage and direct access. Looking to do more advanced/adhoc work.

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Inquiry Response: Blending Social with Consumer Data

By Dave Cherry, Mar 28, 2017

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Inquiry:

What are some ways others have used consumer and social data to support various priorities, including operations, direct marketing, and third party data integration? We often hear “let’s do more social,” but need to better understand:

  • What is the best way to blend social data with other consumer data?

  • What types of analyses provide the greatest insights?

  • What challenges arise in this process and how are they overcome?

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Inquiry Response: Aspects of an Analytics Ecosystem

By Mark Molau, Mar 23, 2017

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Inquiry:

We are working to conceptualize our analytics ecosystem with the goal to use it as an effective element of our program. In your experience, what are some of the key components of an analytics ecosystem?

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