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May/June 2018: Table of Contents

Features

The direction of smart automation

By Joseph Byrum
Key technologies: What humanity optimized by artificial intelligence might look like: combining AI, big data, advanced analytics and autonomous systems.

Turbocharging AI and ML projects

By Shashank Dubey
Three critical mindsets – business case, entrepreneur’s and adoption – close the gap between big data investment and production.

Real-time customer personalization

By Keith Fenech
Marketing strategies: Why deep personalization strategies are crucial to each and every angle of product development and delivery.

Three reasons to adopt people analytics

By Sat Sindhar
The path to better, quicker human resources decisions includes flexibility and reliability, integration and self-service analytics.

O.R. & advanced analytics at Chevron

By Shira Hetz and Margery H. Connor, CAP
Corporate profile: From solving conventional problems to solving common problems unconventionally, Chevron applies data science across the enterprise.

Departments

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
Newsmakers
Industry News
International Conference
Five-Minute Analyst

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