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Data Analysis & Modeling Tools: Leveraging big data for better business decisions

    Data Analysis & Modeling Tools: Leveraging big data for better business decisions

Working with big data is fast becoming a key step in the process of scientific discovery and engineering. This is happening as technologies such as smart sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) are enabling vast amounts of detailed data to be collected from scientific instruments, manufacturing systems, connected cars, aircraft and other systems.

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Hungry for data, thirsty for time

Organizations of all sizes and types are awash in data possibilities, yet most of them cannot capitalize on the potential for a variety of reasons. The good news, however, is that with the right decisions and focus, these possibilities can turn quickly into realized opportunities.

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See you in Las Vegas!

    See you in Las Vegas!

We hope to see many Analytics Society members in Las Vegas for the upcoming INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research be held April 2-4. As shared in previous communications, the Analytics Society is organizing many exciting events for the conference.

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Data science critical for success, but enterprises slow to respond

New research by Continuum Analytics finds that 96 percent of data science and analytics decision-makers agree that data science is critical to the success of their business, yet a whopping 22 percent are failing to make full use of the data available.

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Golden State Warriors, Accenture team to re-imagine fan experience

    Golden State Warriors, Accenture team to re-imagine fan experience

The Golden State Warriors, GSW Arena LLC and Accenture recently announced a multi-year partnership to reinvent the fan and community experience at Chase Center and the surrounding district. Accenture will begin its relationship with the Warriors this season at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Accenture will also be a founding partner of Chase Center, the state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex to be built in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, which is planned to open for the start of the 2019-20 NBA season.

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KPMG survey: Just one-third of CEOs trust their D&A

    KPMG survey: Just one-third of CEOs trust their D&A

Just one-third (33 percent) of CEOs have a high-level of trust in the accuracy of their data and analytics (D&A), a new KPMG survey has found, and 29 percent have limited trust or active distrust of their organization’s use of D&A.

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Customer Relationship Management: Cognitive computing for automating customer knowledge

If your customer relationship management (CRM) system could actually think, would Elon Musk and other AI detractors want to kill it?

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TARGIT awarded U.S. patent for business analytics technology

TARGIT, a developer of business intelligence and analytics solutions for businesses worldwide, has been awarded its seventh U.S. patent. The patented hyper-relations technology, which is at the heart of TARGIT’s Decision Suite software, enables users to navigate seamlessly from static reports to dynamic analyses with only a single click.

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MSU program introduces students to analytics using IBM Watson

Michigan State University recently announced a new master’s degree program in business analytics to help prepare students for the jobs of the future. IBM is assisting the program with its analytics software and support for experiential projects where students will apply analytics to real-world business problems. The degree includes coursework in the Broad College of Business and the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Science.

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Big Data, accelerated R&D drive growth in business analytics market

In 2011 the business analytics market extended its post-2009 recovery with another stellar performance by growing worldwide revenues 14.1 percent year over year. International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that it will continue to grow at a 9.8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2016 to reach $50.7 billion.

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Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 9-12, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

OTHER EVENTS

Making Data Science Pay
Oct. 29 -30, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.


Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Starts Oct. 29, 2018 (live online)


The Analytics Clinic
Citizen Data Scientists | Why Not DIY AI?
Nov. 8, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)


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