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Using Predictive Analytics to Predict and Manage Business Travel Burnout
 This interview is the first in a series on...
Wise Practitioner – Workforce Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Scott Mondore at Strategic Management Decisions, LLC
 In anticipation of his upcoming Predictive Analytics World for Workforce conference...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Bob Bress of Visible World
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, TV Audience...
Wise Practitioner – Workforce Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Holger Mueller of Constellation Research, Inc.
 In anticipation of his upcoming Predictive Analytics World for Workforce keynote...
The Imminent Future of Predictive Modeling
 Predictive modeling tools and services are undergoing an inevitable...
Using Statistics and Visualization as Complementary Validation
 I don’t often find myself thinking or saying common...
Predictive Analytics for Insurance: A New Level of Data Scrutiny
 For more on the application of predictive analytics and...
The Three-Legged Stool of an Analytics Project
 Perhaps you have heard rumors going around that analytics...
Defining Measures of Success for Predictive Models
 Excerpted from Chapter 2 of Mr. Abbott’s book Applied...
Effective Framing of Predictive Analytic Projects
 For more from James Taylor, see his presentation on...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Richard Boire of Boire Filler Group
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, Predicting Extreme...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Sarah Holder of Duke Energy
 In anticipation of her upcoming conference presentation, It’s Not...
Infographic – Predictive Analytics World by the Numbers
 Predictive Analytics World continues to grow by popular demand....
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Mohamad Khatib of Nielsen
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, Pizza Analytics...
A Critical Step Toward Organizational Data Maturity: Thinking in Terms of Distributions!
 For more from the Josh Hemann, see his presentation...
It is a Mistake to…. Answer Every Inquiry
 (Part 9 (of 11) of the Top 10 Data...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Dominic Fortin of TD Insurance
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, A Success...
5 Ways Retail Predictive Analytics helps Fashion Retailers Maximize Gross Margin
 Fashion retailers have one of the most dynamic environments...
Wise Practitioner – Workforce Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Pasha Roberts at Talent Analytics
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, A Transaction-Based...
Predictive Modeling Skills: Expect to be Surprised
 Excerpted from Chapter 1 of Mr. Abbott’s book Applied...
Big Data: To Analyze or Not to Analyze
 Much has been written about Big Data and how...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Bryan Guenther of RightShip
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, The Impact...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Aaron Lanzen of Cisco
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, Integrating Predictive...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: David Schey of Digitas
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, Uplift Modeling...
It is a Mistake to…. Extrapolate
 (Part 8 (of 11) of the Top 10 Data...
Wise Practitioner – Workforce Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Carl Schleyer of 3D Results
 In anticipation of his upcoming Predictive Analytics World for Workforce conference...
The Trouble with Numbers
 Previous discussions in other publications have often revolved around...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Josh Hemann of Activision
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, Cheating Detection in...
Practical Predictive Modeling: Quick Variable Selection
 This post is largely excerpted from Dean Abbott’s book...
It is a Mistake to…. Discount Pesky Cases
 (Part 7 (of 11) of the Top 10 Data...
Wise Practitioner – Workforce Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Scott Gillespie, Managing Partner of tClara
 In anticipation of his upcoming Predictive Analytics World for...
Want to Improve Your Prototype-to-Production Analytics Process? Embrace Thinking Inside the Box
 Anyone in the business of analytics knows that the...
Using Decision Trees in Variable Creation: Minimizing Information Loss-Part 1
 Numerous articles have been written about the use of...
Predictive Analytics turns Multi Channel Retailing into Omni Channel Retailing.
 Multi Channel retailing has existed for a very long...
Eric Siegel Discusses Predictive Analytics and Civil Liberties on KCRW’s Radio Show
 Last week on “To the Point,” an NPR-syndicated radio...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Dean Abbott, Smarter Remarketer
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference keynote and workshops...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Elpida Ormanidou of Walmart
 In anticipation of Predictive Analytics World for Workforce, March...
Future of Analytics: Big Data Integration, Transforming Organizations and Processes, Providing Speed and Foresight
 With Analytics being a buzzword, most business executives have...
Haystacks and Needles: Anomaly Detection
 Anomalies vs Outliers Anomaly detection, or finding needles in...
Auditing the Data When Deploying Predictive Analytics Solutions
 Much of the discussion in the predictive analytics discipline...
Leveraging Dark Data: Q&A with Melissa McCormack
 Melissa McCormack,Research Manager at predictive analytics research firm Software...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Nephi Walton, M.D., Washington University/University of Utah
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation at Predictive...
Using Predictive Modeling Algorithms for Non-Modeling Tasks
 It is obvious what predictive modeling algorithms like decision...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Greta Roberts of Talent Analytics
 In anticipation of her upcoming keynote conference presentation at...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: George Savage, M.D., Proteus Digital
 In anticipation of his upcoming keynote conference presentation at...
From Human Screen to Machine: Predictive Analytics Helps Avoid a Major Point of Hiring Failure
 What is an employer’s most business-critical corporate process? At...
Predictive Analytics in Health Care: Helping to Navigate Uncertainties and Change
 A recent billion-dollar forecasting error in Walgreen’s Medicare-related business...
The Power of Predictive Analytics for Retail Replenishment
 Replenishment is an essential process in the retail supply...
Voice of the HR Profession: “Charts and Graphs are Hard to Follow”
 In early August, our Director of Marketing reached out...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: John Cromwell, M.D., University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
 In anticipation of his upcoming keynote conference presentation at...
Creating the All-important Analytical File-The Key Step in Building Successful Predictive Analytics Solutions
 In the data audit process, canned routines are programmed...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Linda Miner, Ph.D., Southern Nazerene University
 In anticipation of her upcoming conference presentation at Predictive...
It is a Mistake to…. Accept Leaks from the Future
 (Part 6 (of 11) of the Top 10 Data...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Marty Kohn, M.D. of Jointly Health
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference keynote at Predictive...
What’s the Government’s Role in Big Data Surveillance?
 What if predictive analytics could help prevent acts of...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: John Foreman of MailChimp
  In anticipation of his upcoming conference keynote at...
Is Predictive Analytics Insidious? National Radio Interview
 Interviewing Eric Siegel on the radio, a Hollywood big...
5 Reasons Predictive Analytics World for Workforce is Different – And Better
  If you follow the workforce analytics space, you...
Should Employee Analytics “Go Fishing” or Solve Business Problems?
 Over the years, our firm has had many discussions...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Sameer Chopra of Orbitz
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference keynote at Predictive...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Jack Levis of UPS
 In anticipation of his upcoming conference keynote presentation, UPS Analytics...
Connecting the Experts with the Data Scientists
 “Can Machines Think?” was the cover of Time magazine...
Why analysts should master public speaking
 Industry leader and consultant Geert Verstraeten serves as program...
Defining the Target Variable in Predictive Analytics- A Not so Easy Process
 Defining a target variable is one of the preliminary...
Book Review of “Applied Predictive Analytics” by Dean Abbott
  Industry leader and author Dean Abbott will be...
Recognizing and Avoiding Overfitting, Part 1
 In my last two posts I described why overfitting...
Webinar: Towards Solving Employee Attrition: Cost Modeling
 Presented by: Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist, Talent Analytics, Corp....
It is a Mistake to…. Listen Only to the Data
 (Part 5 of 11 of the Top 10 Data...
The Data Audit Process (Part 1)-The Initial Step in Building Successful Predictive Analytics Solutions
 Building predictive analytics solutions is very much in-vogue for...
10 Practical Actions that Could Improve Your Model
   (adapted from Chapter 13 of the Handbook of...
The Great Analytical Divide: Data Scientist vs. Value Architect
 In the analytics space, it is quite common for...
Employee Churn 202: Good and Bad Churn
 Our prior article on this venue began outlining the...
Why Overfitting is More Dangerous than Just Poor Accuracy, Part II
 In part one, I described one problem with overfitting...
Predictive Analytics is the Answer to Smart Fulfillment and Omni-Channel Retailing
 Over the past 5 years there have been several...
Employee Churn 201: Calculating Employee Value
 Much has been written about customer churn – predicting...
Why Overfitting is More Dangerous than Just Poor Accuracy, Part I
 Arguably, the most important safeguard in building predictive models...
5 Ways to Become Extinct as Big Data Evolves
 The need to adopt sophisticated data analytics has become...
It is a Mistake to…. Ask the Wrong Question
 (Part 4 (of 11) of the Top 10 Data...
What Role can Network Analysis play in Business Intelligence?
 Network analysis is an emerging Business Intelligence technique that’s...
The Data Behind Data Scientists: Top Kaggle Performers
 Kaggle, an online platform that hosts data analytics competitions,...
It’s Predictive Analytics, not Forecasting!
 This is my final article for this year. It’s...
A Good Business Objective Beats a Good Algorithm
 Predictive Modeling competitions, once the arena for a few...
Retail Predictive Analytics for Price Optimization & Markdown Management
 There is no doubt that price is one of...
It is a Mistake to…. Rely on One Technique
 (Part 3 of 11 of the Top 10 Data...
The Musings of a (Young) Data Scientist
I quit my job as a Mathematical Statistician after...
Big Data Continued…
Big Data is not a singular concept but rather...
How to Calculate the Optimal Safety Stock using Retail Predictive Analytics.
In a perfect world, a retailer knows exactly how...
The Role of Analysts After Model Deployment
Last month I made the case for discussing model...
How predictive analytics will power the internet of things
Recently, Nissan Motor announced that they will
Prediction Isn’t Just About Stocks. Predictive Persuasion
Prediction isn’t just for the stock market. Trading is...
The Greatest Power of Big Data: Predictive Analytics
Every day’s a struggle. I’ve faced some tough challenges...
It is a Mistake to… Focus on Training Results
(Part 2 of 11 of the Top 10 Data...
7 Ways Predictive Analytics Helps Retailers Manage Suppliers
One of the most challenging aspects of the retail...
Why Don’t We Talk about Deployment?
The Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining...
Understanding Predictive Analytics: A Spotlight Q&A with Eric Siegel, author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die
This BeyeNETWORK spotlight features Ron Powell's interview with Eric...
Predictive Analytics: “Freakonomics” Meets Big Data
While writing my book, Predictive Analytics: The Power...
5 Reasons to Not Care About Predictive Analytics
Technology: complex and alienating, or promising and fascinating?...
Yet Another Big Data Article
It's like an irritating fly buzzing around your head...
Predictive Analytics Helps Solve Retail Allocation Challenges
We’ve already discussed why predictive analytics works so...
Why (some) Predictive Analytics will Move to the Cloud
A 2012 Gartner survey of over 1300...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Philip O’Brien at Paychex
In anticipation of their upcoming conference presentation at Predictive...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Vikash Singh
In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation at Predictive...
Deathwatch: Five Reasons Organizations Predict When You Will Die
Who benefits by predicting your behavior? Organizations do—companies, government...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Series: Brett Cohen of AOL
In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation at
The NSA, Link Analysis and Fraud Detection
The recent leaks about the NSA's use data mining...
Top 10 Analytic Mistakes–Today #0: Lacking Relevant Data
Mining data to extract useful and enduring patterns remains...
How Predictive Analytics Has Transformed Inventory Management in Retail
Every retailer wishes to have the right product at...
Big Data is Not Enough
Big data is the big buzz word in the...
Predictive Analytics & Retail
Predictive analytics is a hot topic. It has certainly...
What do we see in Predictive Models?
Predictive Analytics is one of the hottest careers on...
The Computer Knows Who You Are
There's a surprising twist. While some question whether the...
Interview With Predictive Analytics Author Eric Siegel
We live in an era of Big Data and...
Do Predictive Modelers Need to Know Math?
Predictive analytics is just a bunch of math, isn’t...
Five Reasons Siegel’s Predictive Analytics Book Matters to Experts
My new book—Predictive Analytics: The Power to...
The Future of Prediction: Predictive Analytics in 2020
Good morning. It's January 2, 2020, the first workday...
The Future Directions for Text Analytics
At the Boston Text Analytics World, held on October...
How the Obama Camp Analytically Persuaded Millions of Voters
Elections hang by a thinner thread than you think...
What We Should Take Home From Predictive Analytics Conferences
Why should one go to a predictive analytics conference?...
Three Ways to Get Your Predictive Models Deployed
We all know that given reasonable data, a good...
Why Predictive Modelers Should be Suspicious of Statistical Tests
Well, the danger is really not the statistical test...
Inside the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win
In late spring, the backroom number crunchers who...

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     This interview is the first in a series on workforce predictive analytics. APQC interviewed Scott Gillespie, co-founder and managing partner at tClara, an organization that delivers expertise in corporate travel and aviation. Gillespie is a pioneer in travel data analysis, strategic sourcing, and travel management. In this interview, Gillespie provides insights to predicting and managing […]

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     In anticipation of his upcoming Predictive Analytics World for Workforce conference presentation, How Dignity Health is Using Analytics to Turn Employee Surveys into Real Business Drivers, we interviewed Scott Mondore, Managing Partner at Strategic Management Decisions, LLC. View the Q-and-A below to learn about Scott Mondore’s work incorporating predictive analytics for workforce applications. Also, glimpse what’s in […]

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     In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, TV Audience Targeting through Predictive Analytics at Predictive Analytics World San Francisco, March 29-April 2, 2015, we asked Bob Bress, Sr. Director, Product Management & Analytics at Visible World, a few questions about his work in predictive analytics. Q: In your work with predictive analytics, what behavior do […]

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     In anticipation of his upcoming Predictive Analytics World for Workforce keynote presentation, Why the Rapidly Changing World of Analytics Matters for both HR and Business, we interviewed Holger Mueller, Principal Analyst & VP at Constellation Research, Inc. View the Q-and-A below to see how Holger Mueller has incorporated predictive analytics into the workforce of Constellation Research. Also, glimpse what’s […]

  • 2 weeks ago
    The Imminent Future of Predictive Modeling

     

     Predictive modeling tools and services are undergoing an inevitable step-change which will free data scientists to focus on applications and insight, and result in more powerful and robust models than ever before. Amongst the key enabling technologies are new hugely scalable cross-validation frameworks, and meta-learning. Over the past two to three years there has been […]

  • 3 weeks ago
    Using Statistics and Visualization as Complementary Validation

     

     I don’t often find myself thinking or saying common maxims (e.g. Better to be safe than sorry). But there is an uncommon maxim I learned from Jeffrey Luftig, who taught one of my favorite statistics courses. He had a number of colorful sayings but the one that has stuck with me in my professional life […]

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     For more on the application of predictive analytics and Insurance, attend PAW Business in San Francisco March 31-April 2, 2015, where there is a sequence of insurance-focused presentations. The key metric for any insurance company in measuring its overall financial health is loss ratio with companies always striving for lower loss ratios. Loss ratio is […]

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