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Data Mining

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

Corporate Profile: Analytics Operations Engineering, Inc.
Consulting firm applies advanced quantitative methods to solve challenging operations problems.

Building a high-performance big data analytics organization
“From Twitter feeds to photo streams to RFID pings, the big data universe is rapidly expanding, providing unprecedented opportunities to understand the present and peer into the future. Tapping its potential while avoiding its pitfalls doesn’t take magic; it takes a roadmap.”  ? Chris Berdik, author of “Mind over Mind”

Executive Edge: Six ways of value-creation through analytics in E-commerce

Turn big data into information with high-performance analytics
High-performance analytics helps unlock significant, proprietary value in big data.

Integrating data mining and forecasting
The Dow Chemical approach to leveraging time-series data and demand sensing.

Big data, analytics and elections
Obama team’s all-front campaign leveraged Web, mobile, TV, social media and analytics.

Taming the data tidal wave
AHP combines business intelligence and data mining technologies with social aspects of human decision-making.

Intelligent decision support in healthcare
Applying data mining and artificial neural networks to patient data to improve decision-making.

Executive Edge: The times they are a changin’ for advanced analytics
Statistical modelers urged to embrace machine learning, open-source tools for the road ahead.

Text analytics goes mobile
Technology enables companies to make critical management decisions in a fraction of the time.

Executive Edge: Statistics make the world work better
Whether you’re a modern supermarket shopper or a subsistence farmer in an impoverished nation, statistics profoundly affect your life. And with ongoing advances in highperformance computing and the explosion of data, statistics will remain a positive social influence around the globe.

Understanding data miners
Data miner survey examines trends and reveals new insights.

Analyze This!: Let’s get this analytics party hopping

Predictive Analytics: TV ads, Wanamaker’s dilemma & analytics
The journey from historical ratings to predictive decisions: A proposed evolution for buyers and sellers of television advertising.

Statistical Survey: Surrounded by uncertainty
Survey of statistical software highlights growing capability of tools designed to gain insight and mitigate risk.

Roundtable Profiles: The Schneider Enterprise

Making Skies Safer: Applying analytics to aviation passenger prescreening systems
Applying analytics to aviation passenger prescreening systems.

Roundtable Profiles: A Story of Excellence at Hewlett-Packard

Statistical Software Survey: A Long Way From Flip Charts
Survey of statistical software highlights a growing list of capabilities.

Business-to-business: The Evolution of Pricing
From paper reports to spreadsheets to business intelligence, smarter pricing algorithms are being developed every day. So what’s next? Real science.

Corporate Profile: McDonald’s Corp.
From the biggest to the best: Innovation, analytics play key roles as world’s largest restaurant chain shifts focus.

Executive Edge: The Rise of Strategic Analytics

Business Intelligence & Modeling Systems Synergy
Integrating often-competing methodologies helps analyze and solve particularly tough problems.

Advanced Analytics for Sales & Operations Planning
Effective S&OP decision-making can’t be achieved without insights from analytics.

Software Survey: Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts
More than 180 spreadsheet analytics products point way toward better, faster, smarter.

Better Decision-Making: How HP delivers business value with enterprise-wide analytics services
A common approach to deploying business analytics across the enterprise to elevate the analytical maturity and deliver actionable intelligence.

Executive Edge: New Frontiers for Analytics

Predictive Analytics: Managing Fundamental Tradeoffs
Three lessons demonstrate that “one click” application are too much to ask for.

Profit Center: An analytics education

Data Mining: Predicting stock price movements
INFORMS data mining contest attracts 894 participants representing 147 teams from 27 countries.

The Analytics Journey
An IBM view of the structured data analysis landscape: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Headlines

IBM intensifies fight against Zika virus

IBM recently announced that it is committing powerful resources, technology and pro bono expertise to help scientists, the public health community and humanitarian agencies in the fight against the Zika virus. As part of its IBM Impact Grant programs, IBM is providing technology and talent to Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a research institution affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Health and one the most prominent science and technology health institution in Latin America. Read more →

Mu Sigma releases ‘State of Analytics and Decision Science’ report

Mu Sigma, a global provider of decision science and big data analytics solutions, recently announced the results of its inaugural “State of Analytics and Decision Science” report, which identifies gaps and shortcomings in traditional approaches to analytics and problem solving. With the goal of understanding senior decision makers’ priorities and challenges in regards to analytics, Mu Sigma surveyed executives who lead or heavily influence data and analytics investment decisions at large U.S. enterprises across a variety of industries. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 13-16, 2016, Nashville, Tenn.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics
Nov. 17-18, 2016, Nashville, Tenn. 

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Data Analytics for Action & Impact: Transforming Data to Goal-Driven Insight for the Data-Rich yet Information-Poor
Aug. 18-19, 2016, Los Angeles

Predictive Analytics and Data Mining Strategic Implementation Course Series: A Comprehensive and Active Experience of the Full Modeling Practice Framework
Aug. 22-26, 2016, Los Angeles


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