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DSI to host Big Data for Intelligence Symposium

Defense Strategies Institute invites you to join its Big Data for Intelligence Symposium on Oct. 16-17 in Alexandria, Va.

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Analytics Power Player

Eric Siegel, founder of Predictive Analytics World (PAW, a series of conferences held throughout the year in major U.S. and European cites) and the author of the new book, “Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict who will Click, Buy, Lie or Die,” is without question a key player in the ongoing global analytics movement that’s transforming the way organizations conduct business. The college-professor-turned-entrepreneur recently shared his perspective on the dynamic analytics world with Analytics magazine.

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Analytics Power Player

September/October 2013 PAW founder Eric Siegel discusses the power of predictive analytics, privacy issues, his new book and what the future may hold for analytics professionals and consumers. By Peter

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Banks speed lending with FICO’s cloud-based loan solution

FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, recently announced that 1st United Bank, First Utah Bank, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, and MetroBank are implementing the FICO LiquidCredit service, a cloud-based scoring solution that speeds consumer and small business lending decisions. The FICO solution will enable these lenders to approve small business loan applications in hours, not days, and help improve customer satisfaction and attract more small business customers.

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Consumer Insight: Driving profitability with retail analytics

September/October 2012 How to make choices and investments that deliver on expectations. By Sally Taylor-Shoff (left) and Shalini Raghavan The

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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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Predictive analytics to help Charleston police department reduce crime

The Charleston Police Department (CPD) in South Carolina is working with IBM to assist the city’s more than 400 police officers to more accurately evaluate and forecast crime patterns. The department is using IBM predictive analytics software to better allocate its resources and identify criminal hot spots to prevent crime and increase public safety.

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Rugby team deploys predictive analytics to reduce injuries, boost performance

Analytics are becoming a critical asset for professional sports teams, as sports increasingly become a technical and scientific business. Like any commercial organization, the Leicester Tigers – nine-time champions of English rugby union’s Premiership and two-time European champions – are faced with challenges around growing and retaining talent, measuring performance, optimizing tactics and detecting risk.

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Can better data keep students from dropping out of college?

One of the biggest challenges to college education in the United States is the staggering number of students who don’t, in the end, earn degrees. Attrition doesn’t just mean a bunch of Americans with half-finished college careers; it also means huge sunk costs for students. Which often translate to student-loan defaults.

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FICO awarded new patents for innovations in predictive analytics

FICO, the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, announced on May 17 that it has been awarded 17 new patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These patents were awarded to members of the FICO Labs team for inventions underlying FICO offerings in predictive analytics, credit scoring and fraud detection.

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Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

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