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When the famous nerd webcomic XKCD pokes fun at how you use technology, it's probably time to try a different approach. Recently he posted on Machine Learning and took a swipe at the mindless way some people approach machine learning.  His characters discuss a "machine learning system" that involves pouring data into a big pile of linear [...]

I am giving a webinar on November 16 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern with Oracle on "Innovations Driving the ROI of Real-Time Analytics" New innovations are making it more practical than ever to deliver real-time operational analytics. As costs decline and technical barriers are overcome, organizations in every industry can improve their operational decisions with better, [...]

My second session at IBM Insight is Hamilton Faris Chief Data and Analytics Officer of MetLIfe – a past customer of ours – talking about Predictive Analytics.  MetLife of course is a big insurer with 100M customers in 47 countries. The group Hamilton runs focuses on bringing analytics to the forefront of the decision-making process [...]

Shanker Ramamurthy kicked off the session, describing how, as the world's economy is digitized, the use of Big Data and analytics to compete in the new real-time economy becomes essential. The latency with which enterprises much develop and implement solutions is collapsing to zero. Customers are demanding more value for money at the same time, requiring not just faster [...]

I recently did some work with the folks at SAS on Decision Management and they helped me create some new decision management assets. We recorded three short webinars on core decision management topics: Operationalizing Analytics With Decision Management. Where decision management fits in your analytic environment. How to modernize analytical business processes. The value of operational analytics. Manage Business [...]

I am speaking with Dean Abbott at the TDWI Executive Summit  in San Diego, August 20th at 4:15pm on Ten Best Practices in Operational Analytics One of the most powerful ways to apply advanced analytics is by putting it to work in operational systems. Using analytics to improve the way every transaction, every customer, and every website visitor [...]

Sometimes people talk about the value of data mining or predictive analytic modeling coming from “aha moments”, where the analytics deliver some piece of dramatic insight that enables a company to see some fantastic new market opportunity or fundamentally change the way it does something. This is only a small part of the story. The [...]

Deepak Advani kicked off day 2. SPSS was acquired by IBM in 2009 and, like all acquisitions, has to report on how well it has met the expectations set at acquisition time. SPSS has beaten every target set for it at acquisition and reviews have apparently been a “bit of a love fest”. SPSS has [...]

I have been thinking about IBM's Watson for a while now. I met some of the team very early in their development and here we are today with Watson slugging it out on TV. To do this it must decompose the question, generate multiple hypotheses and then score them before synthesizing an answer and associated [...]

One of the most powerful ways to apply advanced analytics is by putting them to work in operational systems. Using analytics to improve the way every transaction, every customer, every website visitor is handled is tremendously effective. The multiplicative effect means that even small analytic improvements add up to real business benefit. In this session [...]

I am going to be speaking at the CIO Network's Leadership Forum in San Francisco. I will be on stage with Bill Lewis, head of BI and analytics at The Gap talking about bringing analytics to bear in operations. The format will be a discussion with questions from the invite-only audience of CIOs. I will [...]

Syndicated from BeyeNetwork I have been working on some research with the BeyeNETWORK and we are pleased to announce the release of "Operational Analytics: Putting Analytics to Work in Operational Systems". The basic premise for this report is the power of analytics to improve decision making has huge potential when applied to the large numbers [...]