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Strata Data Conference 2017

By David Alles, Nov 16, 2017

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Nothing reflects today’s rapid pace of change like the mainstreaming of Artificial Intelligence (AI). IIA launched its expanded coverage of technical conferences with last year’s Strata + Hadoop World 2016 in New York City. The central theme of this Strata event was the 10-year anniversary of Hadoop and Big Data’s coming of age. In the span of twelve short months, AI has gone from a minor conference subplot to the dominant theme and is now the leading keynote and breakout session topic.

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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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Reinvention in the Age of Analytics - A Decade’s Worth of Insights

By Thomas H. Davenport, Oct 31, 2017

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2017 Analytics Symposium - Chicago Session Recording

Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris discuss what’s changed since their seminal book, Competing on Analytics, was published 10 years ago and what do leaders need to do to stay ahead of the game in the next decade.

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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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Analytics Innovation in Healthcare

By Maryam Saleh, Oct 31, 2017

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2017 Analytics Symposium - Chicago Session Recording

Maryam Saleh describes current trends in healthcare that have opened an opportunity for data analytics startups. She weaves in her experience developing analytics software for the brain at Cyberkinetics and describe some of the other healthcare startups she’s encountered in her role at health tech incubator MATTER.

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Recent Advances in Machine Learning with Applications to Internet of Things (IoT)

By Adam McElhinney, Oct 31, 2017

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2017 Analytics Symposium - Chicago Session Recording

The proliferation of sensor technologies has resulted in more connected machines than ever before. This change is resulting in huge quantities of sensor data becoming available for analysis. Machine learning algorithms have resulted in a mixed track record of success with these data sources. Adam gives an overview of the state of machine learning as applied to IoT and industrial equipment. He discusses some of the challenges with current approaches, exciting theoretical advancements and some “lessons learned” from the field.

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Making Analytics Fly

Oct 31, 2017

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2017 Analytics Symposium - Chicago Session Recording

Southwest Airlines is leveraging a growing community of award-winning analytics professionals, ample data, and state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies on projects that utilize the spectrum of descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, and span the large majority of enterprise functions, to create and sustain a strategic competitive advantage. Doug Gray addresses Southwest’s journey to date and future plans for the use of analytics, and highlight the organizational models, methodologies, techniques, and technologies being utilized. Two award-winning solution case studies are highlighted: Fuel Supply Chain Optimization & Irregular Ops Recovery Optimization.

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ANNY Winner and Finalists

Oct 31, 2017

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2017 Analytics Symposium - Chicago Session Recording

The 2017 ANNY finalists share case studies of their analytics initiatives and have a panel discussion. CAO Bill Franks and CEO Jack Phillips awards ANNY winner.

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ARTful Leadership – New Answers for New Challenges

By Eric McNulty, Oct 31, 2017

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2017 Analytics Symposium - Chicago Session Recording

The most competitive organizations, today and tomorrow, prize Adaptive capacity, Resilience, and high levels of Trust (ART). ARTful leadership is critical within analytics organizations and analytics is central to fostering this leadership across the larger enterprise.

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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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