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March/April 2017: Table of Contents

Analytics March/April 2017FEATURES

ABM and predictive lead scoring

Account-based marketing, and the related technology of predictive lead scoring, is dramatically changing the face of sales and marketing.
By Megan Lueders

Software survey: joys, perils of statistics

Trends, developments and what the past year of sports and politics taught us about variability and statistical predictions.
By James J. Swain

Disarming ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’

Cathy O’Neil’s provocative best-selling book explores the dark side of data science, but data science is largely good. Here’s why.
By Eric Siegel

Predictive talent acquisition strategy

As the cost of failed new hires grows, so does the importance of
pre-hire assessment. How to find the right talent assessment vendor.
By Greta Roberts

Voter motives and messages

The analytics story behind the Scottish secession vote, “Brexit” referendum and U.S. presidential election.
By Douglas A. Samuelson

 

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Analyze This!
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INFORMS Initiatives
Newsmakers
Analytics in Action
Conference Preview: Analytics & O.R.
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Conference preview: Marketing Science
Conference preview: Healthcare
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

 


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Headlines

Former INFORMS President Cook named to U.S. Census committee

Tom Cook, a former president of INFORMS, a founding partner of Decision Analytics International and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, was recently named one of five new members of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The committee meets twice a year to address policy, research and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including census tests, policies and operations. The CSAC will meet for its fall 2018 meeting at Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md., Sept. 13-14. Read more →

Gartner identifies six barriers to becoming a digital business

As organizations continue to embrace digital transformation, they are finding that digital business is not as simple as buying the latest technology – it requires significant changes to culture and systems. A recent Gartner, Inc. survey found that only a small number of organizations have been able to successfully scale their digital initiatives beyond the experimentation and piloting stages. “The reality is that digital business demands different skills, working practices, organizational models and even cultures,” says Marcus Blosch, research vice president at Gartner. Read more →

Innovation and speculation drive stock market bubble activity

A group of data scientists conducted an in-depth analysis of major innovations and stock market bubbles from 1825 through 2000 and came away with novel takeaways of their own as they found some very distinctive patterns in the occurrence of bubbles over 175 years. The study authors detected bubbles in approximately 73 percent of the innovations they studied, revealing the close relationship between innovation and stock market bubbles. Read more →

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