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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Presentation: Jennifer Priestley

By Jennifer Priestley, Oct 16, 2018

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How the Evolution of Data Science is Changing the Knowledge Needs of its Practitioners

Dr. Jennifer Lewis Priestley, director of one of the country’s first Ph.D. programs in Data Science, talks about how the relationship between universities and private sector companies has been impacted by the evolution of data science in the business world.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Presentation: Alex Barclay

By Alex Barclay, Oct 16, 2018

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Competing on Analytics is a “Team Sport,” but Which Sport?

Alex Barclay, SVP at Optum (part of United Health Group, a Fortune 10 company), outlines the capabilities required to compete on analytics and describe how the company is boosting these capabilities among executives, managers and analytics professionals.

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Yesterday, almost 200 of IIA’s clients, analytics experts and advisory network members gathered together to discuss the top trends and challenges of the analytics industry. The presentations were insightful, drove conversations and had actionable takeaways. The three themes of transformation, artificial intelligence (AI), and data-driven cultures were threaded in all of the presentations. This blog covers the key highlights of each session.

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It goes without saying that the analytics and data science space is undergoing change at an unprecedented pace. At the same time, many organizations have a lot of people who are still working in the same way using the same skills they have had for years. Organizations certainly need to move beyond those legacy skillsets and the need for a skills update is real. However, I see many organizations assuming that those with legacy skillsets are no longer valuable and must be replaced. This is a mistake. There is a huge difference between a legacy skillset and a legacy mindset. The two are not the same!

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A Guide for Writing Analytics Job Descriptions in a Competitive Marketplace

By Jenny Schmidt, Oct 10, 2018

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As a hiring manager or analytics leader, writing job descriptions to fill key analytics positions can be challenging. The data science and analytics environment changes at lightning speed and high demand for analytics professionals has created a highly competitive marketplace for attracting and retaining them.

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The Varying Role of the CDxO

By Kathy Koontz, Sep 25, 2018

While the role of Chief Data Officer (CDO) is becoming commonplace in large corporations, the responsibilities of the role vary greatly. In fact, the variation in job expectation is substantial enough to delineate several distinct CDO personas into CDxOs.

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Last week, IIA attended the O’Reilly Strata Data Conference (@StrataData) in New York City. The conference tagline was “Make Data Work” and it provided a comprehensive overview of continued innovation in the big data and analytics ecosystems. In this blog, VP David Alles covers the top seven highlights from the conference.

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Inquiry Response: Organizing Your First Internal Analytics Conference

By Jon Bruner, Sep 17, 2018

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Inquiry:

We’re organizing our first internal analytics conference to promote analytics cross-pollination across the enterprise, showcasing and broadcasting analytics use cases and value to leadership and the businesses. What should we be thinking about as we begin?

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Bumps and Triumphs on the Road to Optimization at UPS

By Jack Levis, Aug 21, 2018

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United Parcel Service (UPS) is now well known for instituting ORION, an optimized routing system for UPS drivers that has been called the world’s largest operations research project. ORION determines the most efficient delivery route for every driver, every day, resulting in savings of more than 100 million driving miles. The project serves as an excellent case study on how embedding analytics and models within the day-to-day operations of the business—in this case, package delivery—can reap huge cost savings benefits.

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Inquiry Response: Creating Community with Embedded Analytics Teams

By IIA Expert, Aug 20, 2018

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Inquiry:

I’m leading the effort to embed analytics teams into other business functions, but I want their allegiance to be to analytics rather than the function they support. How do you create enough autonomy to ensure integration with the business units, while at the same time ensuring the teams don’t go native?

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