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Inquiry Response: Promoting Analytics and Collaboration Across the Enterprise

By IIA Faculty, Nov 06, 2017

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Inquiry:

I’ve been tasked with building enterprise analytics across many functional groups. How have other organizations built a Center of Excellence from the ground up in a de-centralized environment? How did they develop the program and encourage adoption?

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2017 Analytics Symposium - Chicago Summary and Recordings

By Jack Phillips, Oct 31, 2017

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Earlier this month, IIA held its 8th Analytics Symposium and awarded the 2017 ANNY Excellence in Analytics Award to Cisco Systems in a packed house at the Gleacher Center in Chicago. Read the key themes of the event and watch the session recordings on demand.

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Earlier this month, IIA held its 8th Analytics Symposium and awarded the 2017 ANNY Excellence in Analytics Award to Cisco Systems in a packed house at the Gleacher Center in Chicago. As at our spring Symposium in Silicon Valley earlier in the year, the fall Symposium agenda featured a marquee line up of analytics and data leaders from major firms like Morgan Stanley, UPS and Southwest Airlines, and concluded with a fireside chat with Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris celebrating the launch of the 10th anniversary edition of Competing on Analytics.

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The Road to Optimization

Oct 31, 2017

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2017 Analytics Symposium - Chicago Session Recording

UPS has gone through a long evolution in moving up the analytical hierarchy which required organizational commitment and significant process change. UPS has seen a reduction of 185 million miles driven per year by integrating analytics within its operations’ systems. Its award-winning dispatch optimization tool ORION (On Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation) completed deployment in 2016 and is saving $300M to $400M annually. Jack Levis shares his experiences and best practices to compete with analytics, requiring organizational support in the form of data, tools, and senior management commitment.

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It’s Not About the Algorithm

Oct 31, 2017

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2017 Analytics Symposium - Chicago Session Recording

Morgan Stanley’s Jeff McMillan discusses the opportunities and challenges that businesses face in trying to leverage data, analytics and the emerging capabilities of artificial intelligence to achieve real and sustainable business transformation. He shares his experiences on where and how companies need to think and act differently and where traditional approaches to business management still matter (a lot). And most importantly, he talks of the practical realties of building smarter organizations that combine the best of analytical practices with the deep knowledge and experience of each individual to promote an environment in which the best decisions are made each day.

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Inquiry Response: Thoughts on Planning a Virtual Analytics Conference

By IIA Faculty, Oct 23, 2017

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Inquiry:

With our analysts located across the globe, one of the drawbacks is that people don’t feel connected and don’t always know that they’re working on similar tasks. We’d like to set up a data science conference or summit to get people together to share what they’re working on and encourage community. How have others run virtual conferences to this end?

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Inquiry Response: Start At The Beginning and Keep It Simple

By IIA Faculty, Oct 16, 2017

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Inquiry:

How sophisticated should our techniques and capabilities be at the outset? Where do others like to start? From the business view (demand): How complex are the strategic problems we seek to support and enable with data science insights? From the analytic view (capability): How sophisticated should our core techniques be?

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Resuscitating a lifelong dream with data science

By Sarmila Basu, Oct 05, 2017

Thousands of people die every year from a common infection that you can get when you go to the hospital. It’s called Clostridium Difficile 101 (or CDIFF for short), and people get infected with it 500,000 times per year, and devastatingly, it kills 29,000 people per year in the U.S. How are data scientists like those on my Data and Decision Sciences team in Microsoft IT able to help?

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Inquiry Response: Starting a Knowledge Management Program

By Mark Madsen, Aug 28, 2017

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Inquiry:

Our analytics department is starting a knowledge management program. What are some best practices of starting a program for our analytics department? We’re looking for lessons learned and anything that would help a knowledge management program be more successful for people doing analytics.

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When it comes to creating a more data-and-analytics-driven workforce, many companies make the mistake of conflating analytics training with data adoption. While training is indeed critical, having an adoption plan in place is even more essential.

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