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Using Analytics to Explain the Presidential Debates

 The three presidential debates during the 2016 election year were of historical importance. This election campaign is likely to shape the political discourse for the country by unprecedented proportions. The stakes are high and candidates unique. For the very first time in US history, a major party nominated a woman as its presidential candidate. A woman

Managing Shifting Priorities in Exploratory Data Science Projects

 After working with a client’s data for over three weeks with no real progress, you finally hit upon a real breakthrough. You’ve been searching for insights that will help identify which customers are most likely to turn...

Breaking into Analytics: 5 “Musts” for your Career Transition

 In our data-rich society, corporations of all types and sizes recognize the importance of utilizing information to understand their past and shape their future. Many organizations, however, ultimately fail to reap the powerful benefits of analytics as...

Rexer Analytics Data Science Survey – Highlights (New)

  White Paper with 2015 survey results available now. The field of data science has evolved in the past decade at a breathtaking pace. The potential applications and sources for rich datasets have expanded as has the...

Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Robin Thottungal at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 In anticipation of his upcoming conference keynote presentation, 21st Century Data-Driven Environmental Protection at Predictive Analytics World for Government, October 17-20, 2016, we asked Robin Thottungal, Chief Data Scientist/Director of Analytics at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

How Hillary for America Is (Almost Certainly) Using Uplift Modeling

  In this article, I provide evidence that Hillary for America is employing uplift modeling for per-voter persuasion—which Trump’s campaign may not be taking advantage of—and I pose questions about the 2016 presidential race to a leading...

Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Miguel Castillo at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

 In anticipation of his upcoming conference co-presentation, Words that Matter:  Application of Text Analytics at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, at Predictive Analytics World for Government, October 17-20, 2016, we asked Miguel Castillo, Assistant Inspector General...

Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Michael Berry of TripAdvisor Hotel Solutions

 In anticipation of his upcoming keynote co-presentation, Picking the Right Modeling Technique for the Problem, at Predictive Analytics World London, October 12-13, 2016, we asked Michael Berry, Analytics Director at TripAdvisor Hotel Solutions, a few questions about...

Exploring the Toolkits of Predictive Analytics Practitioners — Part 2

 Continuing on our discussion from last month on toolkits for practitioners, you will note that I purposely do not make reference to specific brand names and companies. By googling data science software, the user can easily obtain...

The Danger of Playing It Safe

 Research shows that people tend to be overly risk averse when weighing the potential success or failure of a decision. This tendency is compounded when we consider the vast number of decisions being made across an organization....

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