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Historically, concerns about over-zealous censorship have focused on repressive governments. In the United States, free speech has been a pillar of our society since its founding. For the most part, government attempts at censorship or speech restrictions receive swift and…
When I talk with analytical professionals about artificial intelligence, many are reluctant to claim expertise in the area or bill themselves as AI practitioners. “I don’t want to appear to be just jumping on the bandwagon,” one told me recently.…
Analytics, we have often assumed, is all about modeling, statistics, and algorithms. The more generous explainers of the field would admit that it is also about data—the integration, cleaning, and massaging of it. Few, however, think first of “deployment” when…
Nearly 200 of International Institute for Analytics’ clients, analytics experts, and members of the analytics community gathered in Portland, Oregon this week for the spring Analytics Symposium. International Institute for Analytics (IIA) also hosted its first Women in Analytics…
Building your team is hard work. Finding the right skills, the right personalities, the right types of motivation to build a team that works well together like a well-oiled machine… feels almost impossible at times. So what do you do?…
Over the years, I’ve seen analytics professionals of all stripes blow their credibility and lessen their impact by falling into a common trap. I have to admit that I fell victim to the same trap early in my career. While…
There are a lot of skills necessary to be a successful analytics or AI leader within an organization. You’re probably familiar with them; you need quantitative skills, business acumen, tech and programming capabilities, yadda, yadda, yadda. You have heard these…
With the hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI) today, almost everyone in the analytics and data science space has been asked about AI by their business partners. Unfortunately, during these conversations it often becomes apparent that the business person really doesn’t…
Portland, Ore. (Dec. 11, 2018) – International Institute for Analytics (IIA) leaders Bill Franks, Tom Davenport and Bob Morison revealed their list of 2019 analytics predictions and priorities for data-driven enterprises. Pressing topics include ethics, unique data, artificial intelligence, security,…