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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Presentation: Jennifer Priestley

By Jennifer Priestley, Oct 16, 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 Presentation: Mano Mannoochahr

By Mano Mannoochahr, Oct 16, 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 Presentation: Sameer Chopra

By Sameer Chopra, Oct 16, 2018

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From Blackbox to Glassbox 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 Presentation: Abhi Seth

By Abhi Seth, Oct 16, 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 aviation industry through new connected analytics offerings.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Presentation: Alex Barclay

By Alex Barclay, Oct 16, 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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A First Step Towards Strong AI

By Larry Bookman, Oct 16, 2018

A common view in the press and in artificial intelligence research is that sentient and intelligent machines are just on the horizon. How much longer can it be before they surpass our intelligence and take our jobs? Before we decide if machines can surpass our intelligence, let us first define two terms that will help us get a better handle on this topic: Weak AI and Strong AI.

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Inquiry:

One of the roles of our digital research team is to look at trends in the analytics space. What are the trends in data and analytics that we should be aware of?

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Yesterday, almost 200 of IIA’s clients, analytics experts and advisory network members gathered together to discuss the top trends and challenges of the analytics industry. The presentations were insightful, drove conversations and had actionable takeaways. The three themes of transformation, artificial intelligence (AI), and data-driven cultures were threaded in all of the presentations. This blog covers the key highlights of each session.

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It goes without saying that the analytics and data science space is undergoing change at an unprecedented pace. At the same time, many organizations have a lot of people who are still working in the same way using the same skills they have had for years. Organizations certainly need to move beyond those legacy skillsets and the need for a skills update is real. However, I see many organizations assuming that those with legacy skillsets are no longer valuable and must be replaced. This is a mistake. There is a huge difference between a legacy skillset and a legacy mindset. The two are not the same!

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A Guide for Writing Analytics Job Descriptions in a Competitive Marketplace

By Jenny Schmidt, Oct 10, 2018

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As a hiring manager or analytics leader, writing job descriptions to fill key analytics positions can be challenging. The data science and analytics environment changes at lightning speed and high demand for analytics professionals has created a highly competitive marketplace for attracting and retaining them.

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