Research

Inquiry Response: The Benefits of Having an Analytics Pipeline

By IIA Expert, Aug 27, 2018

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Inquiry:

Our data and analytics group is six months old, and we’re challenged by many things: creating an intake process, developing the community, managing data ownership. We’re a heavily top-down organization—with the executives dictating our strategic initiatives for analytics—so we wonder if an analytics pipeline would fit into our culture.

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Inquiry Response: Creating Community with Embedded Analytics Teams

By IIA Expert, Aug 20, 2018

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Inquiry:

I’m leading the effort to embed analytics teams into other business functions, but I want their allegiance to be to analytics rather than the function they support. How do you create enough autonomy to ensure integration with the business units, while at the same time ensuring the teams don’t go native?

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Inquiry Response: Increasing Competitive Advantage Using AI

By IIA Expert, Aug 13, 2018

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Inquiry:

We’re primarily known as a data company, and we are currently creating new capabilities for our customers, leveraging AI and machine learning. Our mandate is to use AI for competitive advantage going forward. How do we increase our competitive advantage and drive AI transformation in the company?

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Inquiry Response: Developing our Core Analytics Team

By IIA Expert, Jul 23, 2018

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Inquiry:

We’re in the process of establishing a Center of Excellence (COE) with a core group of data scientists. We have so many requests that we will continue to outsource many analytics tasks, and we’re aiming to expand our reach into the business units. How can we best approach supporting the development of our core team?

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Inquiry Response: Re-Thinking a Rotational Talent Program

By IIA Expert, Jul 16, 2018

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Inquiry:

We seem to be missing the mark with our data science and analytics rotational program; we aren’t attracting as many recruits as we would like and would like to redesign our program. Right now our program lasts for three years with three 12-month rotations.

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Inquiry Response: Preparing Sensitive Data Sets for Wider Use

By IIA Expert, Jul 09, 2018

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Inquiry:

What are the best practices for anonymizing workforce data such that we can share the data with analysts outside the HR organization who can help our analysts solve business problems?

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Inquiry Response: Distinguishing Hype from Valuable AI Technology

By IIA Expert, Jul 05, 2018

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Inquiry:

AI vendors reach out to us all the time. Our focus is on Natural Language Processing (NLP). How do we distinguish between AI hype and valuable AI technology?

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Inquiry Response: Tackling the Data Trust Issue

By IIA Expert, Jul 03, 2018

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Inquiry:

One of our analytics challenges centers around data lineage and trust. People question where the source data came from and whether it’s trustworthy, which results in time-consuming traceability exercises to translate our results into terms that the end user can relate to. Is there a technological solution that can trace data lineage and reconcile data sources?

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Inquiry Response: The Potential For Augmented Reality Wearables

By IIA Expert, Jun 25, 2018

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Inquiry:

We’re in the research phase for using augmented reality and right now are especially interested in wearable (hard hat) tech for employees in the field. What should we be thinking about and what is the right way to get this effort off the ground with the business units?

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Inquiry Response: Partnering With Local Universities

By IIA Expert, Jun 18, 2018

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Inquiry:

How can we develop solid relationships with local universities and expand our analytics ecosystem? What does a successful partnership look like?

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