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The Rexer Data Science survey is one of the best and longest running polls of data mining, analytic and data science professionals. I regularly refer to it and blog about it. It's time to take this year's survey - and the survey is aimed at all analytic people, no matter whether they consider themselves to be Data Analysts, [...]

I am speaking with Tina Owenmark of Cisco on The Role of Decision Modeling in Creating Data Science Excellence at Predictive Analytics World in San Francisco. Cisco's Data Science Office focuses not just on data science, but also on shaping the questions and answers for Cisco's operational groups. They focus not on technology or algorithms but [...]

I have spoken at Predictive Analytics World a few times and it's a great event. Predictive Analytics World for Business is coming up April 3-7, 2016 in San Francisco. This is one of the best events for predictive analytics professionals, managers and commercial practitioners. The conference focuses on case studies about data science, on their business impact and [...]

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 [...]

Steve Knode of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and I will be talking about how you can use Decision Modeling to specify requirements for predictive analytic projects at 2:40pm on March 31, 2015 Establishing a shared understanding of the business problem across business, IT and analytics teams is critical for successful predictive analytics projects. Recently [...]

I am speaking on Predictive Analytics in the Cloud: Use Cases and Trends at Predictive Analytics World San Francisco 2014. Predictive analytics are the most effective way to put Big Data to work. Cloud technologies both deliver new data sources and provide a scalable, pervasive platform for analytics. The intersection is creating new opportunities for value [...]

I was checking up on Predictive Analytics World and one is coming up in my neck of the woods next month - San Francisco April 14-19. This looks like being a great conference including sessions from my friends Anthony Goodbloom of Kaggle, Dean Abbott of Abbott Analytics and John Elder of Elder Research - both [...]

The last two weeks have been very focused on analytics, especially predictive analytics. First I attended the IBM Analyst Summit where they formally launched their big new focus on Decision Management (see my blog series here). This event was a big deal, I believe, because it showed IBM's increased focus on Decision Management - moving [...]

First my apologies for the lack of blog posts recently - just been a crazy time. I am going to be blogging from some events next week on standards for decision management and updates from IBM on their analytics and decision management products. Plus I plan to re-run some oldies but goodies on using business [...]

I am speaking on Business Friendly Data Mining on Day 2 (June 26) of Predictive Analytics World Chicago at 10:40am CT. Organizations that are more sophisticated with analytics are more likely to be top business performers. But too often there are gaps in understanding between business, IT and analytics teams. Gaps in building business understanding [...]

Patrick over at Figurs sent out a newsletter that highlighted an article from 2010 Biggest Barriers to Business Analytics Adoption: People. The article highlighted the people and organizational issues in adopting business analytics and #1 was "Lack of understanding of how to use analytics to improve the business". While it's been a while since this was [...]

Predictive Analytics World San Francisco 2012 is coming at the beginning of March and as a speaker (I am presenting Five Growth Scenarios for Predictive Analytics in the Cloud on the 5th), a workshop host (Business-friendly Data Mining with Decision Management on the 8th) and a blog partner I have  a discount code for you all. Use DMSBP12 to [...]

I am speaking at Predictive Analytics World San Francisco,  March 5th on Five Growth Scenarios for Predictive Analytics in the Cloud. Predictive analytics and cloud technologies are hot topics individually, but how can you use them together? In this session industry expert James Taylor will discuss the use cases for predictive analytics in the cloud. [...]

We have had great response to our Predictive Analytics in the Cloud survey - thanks to KD Nuggets for their support in particular this last week - and I have recorded a podcast with some of the initial highlights. We are leaving the survey open through the end of Predictive Analytics World so you can [...]

This is an update of an earlier post on Decision Technology Events for October 2011 There are a number of great events related to Decision Management themes and technology platforms this Fall.  Here's my list so far: Computerworld BI & Analytics Perspectives 2011, 18-20 September, Phoenix, AZ @BIAPCW I am giving the opening keynote "From Business [...]

My buddy Eric Siegel has just released a new white paper on Uplift Modeling: Predictive Analytics Can't Optimize Marketing Decisions Without It. Here's what he says about it: To drive business decisions for maximal impact, analytical models must predict the marketing influence of each decision on customer buying behavior. Uplift modeling provides the means to [...]

There are a number of great events related to Decision Management themes and technology platforms this October. Here's my list so far for October 2011 Teradata Partners Conference and Expo 2-6 October, San Diego, CA This is a great conference for anyone using or considering Teradata. I assume that this year there will be a [...]

First Look – Yottamine

I met the folks from Yottamine at Predictive Analytics World and got a chance to get a demo and an update recently. Yottamine is focused on helping companies build predictive models and see three main challenges for building good predictive models: An ever increasing amount of data makes building models harder and requires more storage [...]

I am giving a workshop on Driving Enterprise Decisions with Business Analytics at Predictive Analytics World in New York all day on Tuesday October 18th. Putting business analytics to work is top of mind for organizations like yours. Business agility and operational responsiveness are more important than ever. There is a real opportunity to use [...]

I am giving a presentation on "Next Generation Claims Systems" at Predictive Analytics World in New York on Wednesday October 19 at 10:45am Eastern. Today’s insurance claims systems deliver value by increasing efficiency through process automation and workflow. The use of manual decision points within these processes and systems, however, creates bottlenecks and under-utilizes company [...]