Category Archives: Business Analytics

Built for Change: Interview with Alan Trefler

Pegasystems has experienced tremendous success in recent years. The stock is up more than 100 percent in the past year, and it is tempting to think of the company as a start-up, perhaps run by a 20-something entrepreneur in the Bay … Continue reading

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Lying with Statistics

Lying with statistics has been a thing for a long time, but charts tend to spread far and wide these days. There’s a lot of them. Some don’t tell the truth. Maybe you glance at it and that’s it, but a … Continue reading

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Business Analysis on One Page

Kevin Brennan tried to present on one page “what the core of business analysis is”:

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A Practical Guide to Machine Learning

Rob Thomas and Jean-François Puget published “A Practical Guide to Machine Learning: Understand, Differentiate, and Apply“. Along with typical Machine Learning traps, it provides practical advises, e.g.: 1) “Move application development from programming to training: instead of writing new code, the … Continue reading

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Two Frustrations With the Data Science Industry

On May 13, 2017 Nathan Brixius described his frustrations with data science industry (such as overclassification and overreliance on credentials) starting with this rant: “I don’t give a shit if you call yourself a data scientist, an analyst, a machine learning practitioner, … Continue reading

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Interpreting Machine Learning

“You’ve probably heard by now that machine learning algorithms can use big data to predict whether a donor will give to a charity, whether an infant in a NICU will develop sepsis, whether a customer will respond to an ad, … Continue reading

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Transforming “Dark Data” into Data-Driven Insights

A new paper, written by Tho Nguyen of Teradata and James Taylor of Decision Management Solutions, examines “Dark Data” that includes sensor and streaming data, image data, audio and video data, as well as semi-structured data (e.g., log files, survey data, notes or presentations, email correspondence, … Continue reading

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