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What you like in a CEO candidate may not deliver results

    What you like in a CEO candidate may not deliver results

Attributes that often get someone hired as CEO may not be the ones that drive success once they are at the helm of the company. That’s one of many provocative insights in a study by consulting firm ghSMART. The study, recently featured in Harvard Business Review, identifies characteristics that differentiate the most effective leaders.

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Frontline shipping Solver SDK (Pro and Platform) V2017

Frontline Solvers is now shipping Solver SDK (Pro and Platform) V2017, a new version of its popular software development kit for solving Monte Carlo simulation and conventional and stochastic optimization models.

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Executive Edge: Graph databases, journalists & the Panama Papers

The Panama Papers, the unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of the global law firm Mossack Fonseca, opened up the offshore tax accounts of the rich, famous and powerful – laying bare how they have exploited secretive offshore tax regimes for decades.

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Corporate Profile: SAS – Where it’s been and where it’s headed

March/April 2015 By Kathy Lange AS is the world’s largest privately held software company, with 70,000 customer sites in 138 countries, including 93 of the top 100 companies on the

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2016 Editorial Calendar

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Integrating data mining and forecasting

March/April 2013 The Dow Chemical approach to leveraging time-series data and demand sensing. By Tim Rey (Left) and Chip Wells

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Analyze This!: Are analytics and big data overhyped?

March/April 2013 By Vijay Mehrotra As described in the previous edition of Analyze This!, I am currently working on a

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Air Force’s new reality: monitoring TV shows

Can reality TV shows with stars such as Honey Boo Boo and the Kardashians teach the U.S. Air Force something about monitoring tens of thousands of hours of video? Yes, thanks to “image analytics,” the next step in data mining.

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TMA offers ‘Data Analysis Boot Camp’ for analysts and managers

The Modeling Agency (TMA), a data analytics training, consulting and solutions company, recently announced the expansion of its predictive analytics and data mining course curriculum with a new production entitled the “Data Analysis Boot Camp.”

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Driving Change: Analytics & big data: skeptics vs. enthusiasts

A quick quiz: What is a good nine- or 10-letter description of the emerging interest in business analytics and big data that ends in “-al”?

A choice that may come to mind for many is “hysterical.” This choice reflects frenzied excitement about opportunities for business analytics to solve problems often resulting from big data.

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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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Gaining distribution in small retail formats brings big payoffs

Small retail formats with limited assortments such as Save-A-Lot and Aldi and neighborhood stores like Target Express have been growing in popularity in the United States and around the world. For brands, the limited assortments mean greater competition for shelf-space, raising the question of whether it is worth expending marketing effort and slotting allowances to get on to their shelves. According to a forthcoming study in a leading INFORMS scholarly marketing journal, Marketing Science, the answer is “yes.” Read more →

Cognitive computing a disruptive force, but are CMOs ready?

While marketing and sales professionals increasingly find themselves drowning in data, a new IBM study finds that 64 percent of surveyed CMOs and sales leaders believe their industries will be ready to adopt cognitive technologies in the next three years. However, despite this stated readiness, the study finds that only 24 percent of those surveyed believe they have strategy in place to implement these technologies today. Read more →

How weather can impact consumer purchase response to mobile ads

Among the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands: weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of the ad content can either help or hurt such response depending on the current local weather. Read more →

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