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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium: Event Summary

By IIA Expert, Oct 24, 2018

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IIA’s 10th Analytics Symposium was held in Atlanta on October 10, 2018. This Symposium brought together analytics leaders from different industries, functions, and geographies to share insights and best practices. Experienced and innovative analytical leaders from large enterprises (Ford, Honeywell, Optum, GE, and Symantec/ID Analytics) described their organizations’ analytical journeys and key lessons learned—about creating business value, building an analytics team, creating a more analytically savvy company, and dealing with the hype around AI. Also sharing insights and trends were leading academics (IIA co-founder Tom Davenport and Jennifer Priestley) and IIA leaders Bill Franks and Kathy Koontz. Read the event summary for key themes and insights from the conference.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Video: Mano Mannoochahr

By Mano Mannoochahr, Oct 24, 2018

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GE’s Path to Emerging Analytics Technologies

Emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Augmented/Virtual Reality and Blockchain have the potential for making a profound impact on how work gets done within the enterprises and what businesses of tomorrow may look like. Mano explains how GE is preparing to capitalize on this opportunity – where the company is investing to build new capabilities and sprints GE is running in this multi-year journey.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Video: Jennifer Priestley

By Jennifer Priestley, Oct 24, 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 Video: Sameer Chopra

By Sameer Chopra, Oct 24, 2018

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From Black Box to Glass Box and Other AI Trends

With automated AI-decisioning rapidly impacting society and our lives, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the underlying factors driving these decisions. Sameer’s presentation looks at some recent promising research into XAI (Explainable Artificial Intelligence) that ID Analytics is actively working with. He spotlights a couple of credible techniques that are enabling interpretation of complex machine learning models (‘black boxes’). The presentation touches upon the AI boom (and hype!) as well as ethical considerations when it comes to AI decisioning.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Video: Tom Davenport and Kathy Koontz

By Thomas H. Davenport, Kathy Koontz, Oct 24, 2018

The AI Advantage: A Fireside Chat with Tom and Kathy

In advance of Tom Davenport’s new book The AI Advantage: How to Put the Artificial Intelligence Revolution to Work, coming out this Fall, IIA’s Executive Director of its Analytics Leadership Consortium Kathy Koonz discuss some of the real vs hyped business benefits of AI and where to start considering the smart money investments to stay on the front end of this next wave of analytics advancement.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Video: Alex Barclay

By Alex Barclay, Oct 24, 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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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Video: Abhi Seth

By Abhi Seth, Oct 24, 2018

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BI isn’t Analytics: Honeywell Aerospace Analytics Team Takes Flight

Beginning nearly two years ago Honeywell Aerospace had the common misconception that BI equaled the full potential of what analytics can accomplish. In order to find their current success, multiple fronts had to be established: educating the business side, finding executive sponsors, identifying projects worth chasing, and of course successful execution against those projects. In this talk, Dr. Seth reviews the challenges faced as he established an analytics practice and shares some of the specific case studies indicative of this evolution in analytics adoption for various business functions and competing on analytics in the aviation industry through new connected analytics offerings.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Video: Paul Ballew

By Paul Ballew, Oct 24, 2018

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Leveraging Data and Analytics to Drive Transformation

Data and analytics are gaining traction as more of a business need than a business want. At Ford, the transformation of the company is being led by the use of analytics to increase efficiency and enhance the customer experience. Paul Ballew discusses how data and analytics must “up” its game to drive transformation.

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Predictive Analytics World 2018

By Bill Franks, Jun 26, 2018

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IIA attended the Predictive Analytics World (PAW) show in Las Vegas, June 6–7, 2018. This year the show had a new format called “Mega PAW” where a number of (previously individual) PAW shows were all housed together under one roof. Some of the keynotes were shared by all attendees, while the breakouts were segmented by topic. All of the sessions IIA attended were in the business track. In this event summary, the key points from each session attended will be provided, as will some commentary on IIA’s thoughts about the topic.

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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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