By Bill Franks, Jul 12, 2018
Profit and Loss (P&L) statements permeate businesses due to the need to track how a business is performing at overall, business unit, and even project-by-project levels. This blog raises a question: why shouldn’t an analytics plan be expected as a part of the business plan for any major initiative just like a P&L is?
By Henry Morris, Jul 05, 2018
Data-savvy hybrid professionals are needed because AI-based task automation can lead to the transformation of jobs in many domains, including the law. These transformed jobs encompass a new mix of tasks, requiring regular interaction with intelligent machines and the underlying data. Who will fill these transformed jobs and new jobs in the law?
By Robert Morison, Jun 27, 2018
During the Organizing Analytics Teams webinar, Bob Morison and Bill Franks discussed organizational models and techniques for analytics groups. Interest was high and more questions came in than we had time to cover completely. This blog covers nine of the unanswered ones.
By Jack Phillips, Jun 21, 2018
It’s no surprise that many of the inquiry questions IIA receives from research clients relate to analytics and data science talent. Where should we be looking? How do we attract the candidates? How much should we be paying? And, once we have recruited the talent, how do we keep the work interesting enough so they stay around?
By Thomas H. Davenport, Jun 19, 2018
Analytics leaders and practitioners need to be prepared both to defend analytics and AI where appropriate, ensure that you’re not contributing to issues like how to prevent algorithmic bias, what industries would be least likely to do harm with analytics, and how to reduce the societal damage from AI.
By Bill Franks, Jun 14, 2018
Recently, a lot of press was given to Google’s Duplex Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot. The Duplex bot calls businesses, such as a restaurant, on your behalf and makes a reservation. We’re going to save for another day the potential ethical issues raised by AI bots fooling people into believing they are talking to a person. Instead, let’s focus on whether or not Duplex has successfully passed the Turing test as some have suggested.
By Geoffrey Moore, Jun 05, 2018
There are two serious crises looming over our workforce at present. The one getting all the attention is the threat of artificial intelligence to eliminate vast numbers of jobs. The one lurking in the corners is a pervasive lack of engagement among workers from all sectors of the economy. What people are neglecting to note is that the two are related.
By Thomas H. Davenport, May 24, 2018
CIOs can help drive business value by following the lead of high-performing companies that use advanced analytical techniques and data-driven insights to rise above their competitors.
By Geoffrey Moore, May 22, 2018
In this context, BI is a highly evolved form of decision support software whereas OI is an emerging next-generation form of digital automation. And that is a very big difference indeed.
By Henry Morris, May 15, 2018
The issue of unwanted and unknowing data sharing has been framed in the interviews with Facebook execs as protection of your personal data. But that’s not a completely accurate way to characterize the situation. The gathering of social data expands geometrically as the reach of the new social data aggregators and those who leverage popular social platforms grow.