Research

Inquiry:

One of the roles of our digital research team is to look at trends in the analytics space. What are the trends in data and analytics that we should be aware of?

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Inquiry Response: Moving Toward Real-Time Responsiveness

By IIA Expert, Sep 24, 2018

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Inquiry:

We’re in the digital entertainment industry, which requires high responsiveness to feedback so that we can continually improve the user experience. What investments can we make that will scale, particularly in terms of supporting real-time analytics?

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Why Attend Fall Symposium?

By Linzie Reynolds VanWieringen, Sep 06, 2018

This fall IIA is bringing together some of the top analytics professionals from around the country to speak at the 2018 Analytics Symposium – Atlanta.

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Inquiry Response: Managing the Natural Language Processing Feedback Loop

By Andrew Fast, Sep 03, 2018

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Inquiry:

We have a good way to measure each customer conversation, but are interested to learn how best to enrich the feedback loop for the natural language processing (NLP) algorithms/machine learning models.

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Phone Briefing: AI Bracket

By Bill Franks, Jul 26, 2018

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IIA’s CAO Bill Franks gave the audience control of this month’s Client Phone Briefing, allowing them to vote for which AI topics he would discuss. While Bill covered 8 distinct (and sometimes controversial) trends across Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and Analytics, there were a few that didn’t make the cut. Find links to Bill’s blog posts and opinions on each subject below.

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Attributes of a Data Program: A Practical Guide

By Gregory Nelson, Jul 25, 2018

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The ever-growing volume of data challenges us to keep pace in ensuring that we use it to its full advantage. This research brief addresses the tools, technologies, methods and processes useful in designing a data program that is both relevant and actionable.

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Valuing Analytics: Return on Investment (ROI) and Returned Business Value (RBV)

By Doug Mirsky, Jul 17, 2018

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What is the value of analytics? This research brief discusses methods of assigning value to advanced analytics efforts and communicating it to stakeholders.

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Data Science Engineering

By David Alles, Jun 20, 2018

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Reflections from Strata Data Conference 2018 and the emergence of data science engineering

The complexity of deploying advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) into production is changing the nature of analytics and data science. As the size of data continues to expand and the pace of innovation accelerates, new roles are emerging. While advances in AI continued to headline the discussion at O’Reilly’s most recent Strata Data Conference (San Jose, March 5 – 8, 2018), the emergence of data science engineering as a new discipline is a clear trend and the primary focus of this brief. The objective of this report is to highlight and summarize the themes and trends supporting the emergence and importance of data science engineering. This report features a mix of unique IIA perspectives coupled with supporting thoughts from Strata presenters. This report also builds on key takeaways from our last 18 months of technology conference coverage

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Organizing Analytics

By Robert Morison, May 16, 2018

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This research brief describes and offers guidance on:

  • The fundamental goals of organizational structure
  • Six basic models for organizing analytics
  • Mechanisms for coordinating across organizational boundaries
  • Design variables that enable or constrain organizational shape
  • How analytics organizations commonly evolve
  • How to assess readiness for greater centralization
  • Structural variations driven by technological and business change
  • Questions to ask in planning your next structural move

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Scaling Analytics at Instacart

By Che Horder, May 08, 2018

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2018 Analytics Symposium – Santa Clara Session Recording

The Data & Analytics team at Instacart is responsible for delivering meaningful analyses that impact the decisions we make as a company. The team is at the center of an extremely data-driven company culture and there is nothing more important to the team than helping the company learn and make great data-driven decisions. The team found that over time, they accumulated chronic issues or obstacles in the environment that were hampering their ability to scale and deliver on our mission. These obstacles were monopolizing their time and reducing capacity to focus and be productive on Instacart’s core mission. Che discussed 1) what his team’s obstacles were, 2) why it is was critical to address them, and 3) how they have removed them.

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