Exchange of Ideas: Analytics and Innovation

A series of examples highlighting the cross-pollination of analytical methods and ideas. Diversity fuels innovation. The joke about the physicist, chemist, and statistician also suggests that at times diversity impedes progress: These three scientists are called to a room where they see a fire in the wastebasket. The physicist says, “I know what to do! [...]

Human and Automated Judgment

Tom pointed me to an interesting article recently – Judgment Call or Automated Decision—Or Both? – by Jan Abrams. It’s an interesting article and I go back and forth as I read it in terms of agreeing or disagreeing with Jan. First, let me say that the use of automated decisioning systems and credit scores [...]

Are Your Analytics Fast Enough?

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There’s an interesting new study out from Aberdeen Group, a division of Harte-Hanks (free registration required), Predictive Analytics: Driving Sales with Customer Insights. Among the findings are: – 27% of respondents need to refresh their predictive models yet only 60% of those can actually do so. There’s a speed gap that may hobble the effectiveness [...]

IIA Launches Analytics Research Council (ARC) in Healthcare

IIA will launch its first Analytics Research Council (ARC) in the Healthcare industry in early September. IIA’s innovative ARCs are designed to bring practitioner teams together for frank and insightful conversations about the use of analytics in their specific vertical industry. A subset of IIA’s faculty team will moderate these conversations, and produce a set [...]

Is Your Data Becoming Commoditized?

If your organization is in the business of supplying data—either to internal or external customers—it’s likely that your business is rapidly becoming commoditized. There is so much data in the world that it is increasingly not very valuable in itself. Most organizations need data to make better decisions, but analyzing data is difficult and time-consuming. [...]

Office Hours: Research Agenda

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The IIA will be hosting our next complimentary, members-only “office hours” webcast on  April 7 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (US Eastern). This month, Professor Tom Davenport will review the IIA’s research agenda for 2010 and explain the topics on which members have most often asked him for insights. Have a topic you’d like to [...]

Office Hours: with Tom Davenport

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The IIA will be hosting our next complimentary, members-only “office hours” webcast on  April 7 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (US Eastern). This month, Professor Tom Davenport will review the IIA’s research agenda for 2010 and explain the topics on which members have most often asked him for insights. Have a topic you’d like to [...]

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