BI

Real Time Big Data #TD3PI

June 4, 2015

Another Think Big employee came up to talk about real-time big data especially around event analytics. Real-time, he says, is generally something happening in a second or so not minutes or hours. Might be push or pull but what matters is the time from data in to data out. Real-time responses, he pointed out,  need […]

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Teradata Strategy Overview #TD3PI

June 4, 2015

Day two of the Teradata Influencers event started with Hermann Wimmer, co-president. Hermann gave us an introduction to the overall company strategy. Teradata has two co-presidents, one focused on data and analytics and one focused on marketing applications with some shared services. This allows  them to focus on the three markets there see for their […]

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Teradata Technology Innovation #TD3PI

June 3, 2015

I am attending the Teradata Influencers Summit in lovely Del Mar, California. First up is Oliver Ratzesberger, Senior VP of Software, to talk about recent technology innovations and technology strategy. Oliver highlighted some of the key trends and themes for Teradata. He began with a maturity model for “the sentiment enterprise” (video here):

Agile Data Platform
Managed […]

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Live Event: A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements

May 29, 2015

[ July 2, 2015; 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] I am speaking on A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements at the Bay Area Microsoft BI User Group on July 2nd
I will introduce the core concepts of DMN and show how it can be used to drive more effective requirements for BI, dashboard, and analytic projects.  You’ll also see a demo of DecisionsFirst Modeler, a decision modeling […]

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New white paper on framing analytic requirements

May 18, 2015

We just published a new white paper on Framing Analytic Requirements.
This paper shows how you can achieve analytical, data-driven decisions by using decision modeling and the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard to frame your analytical requirements. The value proposition of analytics is almost always to improve decision-making. Whether you are data mining, building predictive analytic models, designing […]

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Webinar: Advanced Analytics for the Business Professional

May 11, 2015

[ May 28, 2015; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar on Advanced Analytics for the Business Professional 10am Pacific on May 28
Advanced Analytics is not just for data scientists anymore. Many businesses adopt their analytics by degree of complexity, limiting business professionals to reporting and dashboard views of their business. But recent research has found that with modern tools and […]

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Event: TDWI Solution Summit – Maximizing your Analytics Investment

May 4, 2015

[ May 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015. ] I am co-hosting the TDWI Solution Summit “Maximizing your Analytics Investment: Innovative Business through Predictive & Advanced Analytics” with Fern Halper, May 31-June 2 in San Diego.
Join an exclusive, hosted gathering of experienced professionals, industry thought leaders, and top solution providers for real-world tips and best practices to help you harness the power of analytics […]

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Decision Modeling now standard for Business Analysts

April 28, 2015

If you are a business analyst and a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) then, like me, you have been waiting for the new version of the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge or BABOK to be released. A little while back this wait was finally over and BABOK 3 was released (details here). If you […]

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Take the Rexer Analytics Data Miner Survey!

March 23, 2015

The 2015 Rexer Analytics Data Miner Survey has launched. This survey is a great asset for the analytic and data mining community. Like many who look forward to the results I would like to ensure that the survey reaches a large and diverse group of analytic professionals, students and academics. The survey is for all analytic […]

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Webinar: Identifying the Right Analytic Capabilities in the Era of Big Data

March 17, 2015

[ March 25, 2015; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] I am giving a webinar with FICO on March 25th at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on “Identifying the Right Analytic Capabilities in the Era of Big Data”
There is an increasingly broad portfolio of analytic capabilities available to enterprises today. These range from traditional Business Intelligence capabilities like reporting and ad-hoc query to modern visualization and data […]

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Webinar: Framing Analytic Requirements with Decision Modeling

March 4, 2015

[ April 2, 2015; 9:00 am to 10:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar on “Framing Analytic Requirements with Decision Modeling” April 2, 9am Pacific/Noon Eastern:
One of the most important steps in a predictive analytic effort is correctly framing the problem a way that creates a shared understanding of the business problem across business, IT and analytics teams. Established analytic approaches such as CRISP-DM stress the […]

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Using Decision Modeling to make Predictive Analytics more pervasive

February 24, 2015

Back in May of last year, Wayne Eckerson published “Making Predictive Analytics Pervasive“. It’s a great report with some really useful data but one of the key headline result is that implementation rates are not rising – in fact fewer organizations are reporting successful implementation of predictive analytics (from 21% to 18%). This despite the […]

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How to frame requirements for predictive analytic projects with decision modeling

February 10, 2015

One of my big focus areas right now is using decision requirements models to frame predictive analytic projects. We are working with a few insurance companies as well as a couple of manufacturing companies to apply decision requirements modeling in their analytic requirements process and I am excited by the potential. I recently wrote an article for […]

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Free Version of Decision Modeling Software DecisionsFirst Modeler Now Available

February 3, 2015

At Decision Management Solutions we have a long history of providing free resources to help drive the adoption of Decision Management, Decision Management technology and Decision Modeling. Today we continued this with our announcement of a free version of our decision modeling software, DecisionsFirst Modeler.
The free Basic Version delivers user-friendly, DMN standards-based graphical decision models for up […]

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Webinar: Decision Modeling for Decision Led Analytics

February 2, 2015

[ February 19, 2015; 9:00 am to 10:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar on Decision Modeling for Decision Led Analytics, February 19 at 9am Pacific.
Organizations today are turning to analytic capabilities to drive decision-making. But with the different types of decisions that need to be made, multiplied by the different types of BI and analytic capabilities available, it can be difficult for organizations […]

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New Column on Information Management

February 1, 2015

Information Management just published my latest column An Analytics Capability Landscape discussing our recent research on decision-led, role-centric, style-based selection of analytic capabilities.

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Analytics Capability Landscape: Style-based

January 29, 2015

As part of my recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, I introduced an approach to selecting analytic capability that is decision-led, role-centric and style-based. I go into the approach more in the research report but I wanted to highlight a few points in a series of blog posts. Finally style-based:
With a clear understanding of the decision […]

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Analytics Capability Landscape: Role-centric

January 28, 2015

As part of my recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, I introduced an approach to selecting analytic capability that is decision-led, role-centric and style-based. I go into the approach more in the research report but I wanted to highlight a few points in a series of blog posts. Next up role-centric:
Decision-making problems can be solved in […]

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