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Wise Practitioner – Workforce Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Carl Schleyer of 3D Results

 In anticipation of his upcoming Predictive Analytics World for Workforce conference presentation, Using Predictive Analytics to Create a Leadership Index, Greta Roberts interviewed Carl Schleyer, People Strategist & Senior Principal Consultant Workforce Analytics and Planning at 3D Results. View the Q-and-A below to see how Carl has incorporated predictive analytics into the workforce of 3D Results.  Also, glimpse what’s in

The Trouble with Numbers

 Previous discussions in other publications have often revolved around the notion of the “Trouble with Data”. But the output of data is often numbers in a report or table. The notion of the “trouble with data” can...

Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Josh Hemann of Activision

 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, Cheating Detection in Call of Duty, at Predictive Analytics World San Francisco, March 29-April 2, 2015, we asked Josh Hemann, Director – Analytic Services at Activision, a few questions about his...

Practical Predictive Modeling: Quick Variable Selection

 This post is largely excerpted from Dean Abbott’s book Applied Predictive Analytics (Wiley, 2014) Many predictive modeling projects include hundreds of candidate input variables as a part of the analysis, including original variables and new features created...

It is a Mistake to…. Discount Pesky Cases

 (Part 7 (of 11) of the Top 10 Data Mining Mistakes, drawn from the Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications) Outliers and leverage points can greatly affect summary results and cloud general trends. Yet, one...

Wise Practitioner – Workforce Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Scott Gillespie, Managing Partner of tClara

 In anticipation of his upcoming Predictive Analytics World for Workforce conference presentation, Using Predictive Analytics to Predict and Manage “Road Warrior” Burnout (Frequent Travelers), we interviewed Scott Gillespie, Managing Partner of tClara. View the Q-and-A below to...

Want to Improve Your Prototype-to-Production Analytics Process? Embrace Thinking Inside the Box

 Anyone in the business of analytics knows that the work is often highly iterative, exploratory and ill-defined. In my experience, as hard as it is to fit models that let us understand complex relationships and make predictions,...

Using Decision Trees in Variable Creation: Minimizing Information Loss-Part 1

 Numerous articles have been written about the use of decision trees to create predictive models. The literature has been rich in detail about the varying techniques and methodologies used to create decision trees. Different approaches in terms...

Predictive Analytics turns Multi Channel Retailing into Omni Channel Retailing.

 Multi Channel retailing has existed for a very long time, it’s certainly not a new phenomena, however, the transition to Omni Channel retailing is becoming increasingly popular among leading retailers. In this article, we’re going to look...

Eric Siegel Discusses Predictive Analytics and Civil Liberties on KCRW’s Radio Show

 Last week on “To the Point,” an NPR-syndicated radio show, Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel discussed predictive analytics in relation to civil liberties. While being interviewed along with a WSJ journalist, a New York Times/New Yorker...

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