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INFORMS salutes Certified Analytics Professionals

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) congratulates the 49 Certified Analytics Professionals who successfully passed the Institute’s CAP® exam earlier this year. Upcoming exam dates and sites include: Oct. 3 (Boston), Oct. 5 (Minneapolis), Nov. 6 (San Francisco), Nov. 12 (New York) and Dec. 12 (Toronto).

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Prestigious Analytics Certification Board named

An independent and prestigious Analytics Certification Board (ACB) has been appointed by the INFORMS Board of Directors, further signaling the staying power of this new credential and the wide support for it by industry luminaries.

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INFORMS president speaks to Information Week about CAP®

In a recent interview with Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week, INFORMS President Anne Robinson explains how the CAP® certification helps employers know that the data scientist they just hired has all the skills they purport to have, and not just math and computer skills, but also the softer communications skills so critical to this role.

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Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test

With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


Survey: Despite the hype, AI adoption still in early stages

The hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) is intense, but for most European businesses surveyed in a recent study by SAS, adoption of AI is still in the early or even planning stages. The good news is, the vast majority of organizations have begun to talk about AI, and a few have even begun to implement suitable projects. There is much optimism about the potential of AI, although fewer were confident that their organization was ready to exploit that potential. Read more →

Data professionals spend almost as much time prepping data as analyzing it

Nearly 40 percent of data professionals spend more than 20 hours per week accessing, blending and preparing data rather than performing actual analysis, according to a survey conducted by TMMData and the Digital Analytics Association. More than 800 DAA community members participated in the survey held earlier this year. The survey revealed that data access, quality and integration present persistent, interrelated roadblocks to efficient and confident analysis across industries. Read more →



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