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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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Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
Newsmakers
Analytics in Action
Conference Preview: Analytics & O.R.
Q&A: Analytics conference chairman
Conference preview: Marketing Science
Conference preview: Healthcare
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

 


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Headlines

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

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