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September/October 2011 Table of Contents

Table of Contents

September/October 2011FEATURES

Chief data officer: New seat in the C-suite

By Rich Cohen and Ara Gopal
Why and how to provide the executive stewardship your data assets deserve.

From ‘sick’ care to ‘health’ care

By Rajib Ghosh, Atanu Basu and Abhijit Bhaduri
The future of health care revolves around data, analytics and personalized medicine.

Text analytics goes mobile

By Fiona McNeill and Lisa Pappas
Technology enables companies to make critical management decisions in a fraction of the time.

Analytics in India

By Rohit Tandon and Arnab Chakraborty
Emergence of global analytics centers of excellence make country an analytics powerhouse.

The rapidly evolving world of sports analytics

By Benjamin Alamar and Vijay Mehrotra
The first of a three-part series defines and describes the current state of the field.

Corporate profile: Jeppesen

By Stefan E. Karisch and Mike Pound
Operations research drives efficiencies, product enhancements for leading provider of navigational information.

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story

By Peter Horner

Profit Center

By E. Andrew Boyd

Analyze This!

By Vijay Mehrotra

Forum

By Doug Samuelson

Conference Preview

By K. Preston White Jr.

Analytics in Action

By E. Andrew Boyd

The Five-Minute Analyst

By Harrison Schramm

Thinking Analytically

By John Toczek

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.


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Study: Salaries for early career data scientists decrease for first time

Salaries for early career data scientists decreased year over year for the first time in four years as did the percentage of early career data scientists with a Ph.D. while demand for data scientists continued to increase, according to a recently released Burtch Works’ 2017 salary study of data scientists. Salaries for more experienced data scientists generally held steady or increased slightly depending on an individual’s focus area, responsibility and geographic base, according to the report. Read more →

Generous health insurance plans encourage overtreatment, but may not improve health

Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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