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Deloitte thought leaders discuss business analytics issues

Ready for telematics to transform your business?
| October 9, 2014
Telematics helps firms that can get value from monitoring, predicting and facilitating consumer behavior in real time via geospatial or motion-oriented data.

Using predictive analytics to improve capital allocation and other business decisions
CFO Journal | October 6, 2014
There are four areas in particular where CFOs should be focusing their analytics efforts: spending and investment, M&A strategy, performance management and enterprise fraud and misuse management, according to Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics, and Greg Swinehart, analytics leader for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP.

A pragmatic approach to getting started with big data
CIO Journal | October 2, 2014
To start a big data initiative and maintain momentum for it, companies ultimately need to be pragmatic, decisive, and focused, says Richard Starnes, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Information Management practice.

The challenges of implementing advanced analytics
PropertyCasualty360° | October 1, 2014
Becoming analytics-enabled is perhaps one of the most important evolutionary steps forward an organization can make. An important part of the analytics journey is overcoming the numerous challenges an organization encounters when experiencing the end-to-end development and deployment of predictive models.

Death to contact EMV from Apple pay?
| September 24, 2014
With the implementation of Apple Pay-like payment systems, retailers will realize a significant reduction in the cost of securing customer data, thereby freeing up these resources to improve profitability, says Prakash Santhana, director, Deloitte Transactions Business Analytics LLP.

The pros and cons of Bitcoins
| September 23, 2014
With the rise of digital currencies like Bitcoin, anonymity and speed are increasingly attractive, but these features have drawn the attention of lawbreakers, says Prakash Santhana, director, Deloitte Transactions Business Analytics LLP.

The holy grail of analytics: How to get purposeful big data
TechRepublic | September 9, 2014
John Lucker, principal and global advanced analytics & modeling market leader for Deloitte Analytics, says many CXOs don’t know what they want from analytics.

Making analytics a corporate strategic role | September 2, 2014
John Lucker, principal and global advanced analytics & modeling market leader for Deloitte Analytics, shares insights on how CXOs could be using analytics for strategic advantage.

A new approach to analytics deployments
CIO Journal | August 19, 2014
Mark Zozulia, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses why CIOs may need to rethink some traditional IT processes for deploying new technologies for maximizing analytics value.

The CIO and CMO perspective on big data | August 5, 2014
CMOs and marketing organizations need to hone their focus on both the business questions they need answered, and the decisions they want to inform, with analytics, says Suzanne Kounkel, principal and leader of Deloitte Consulting's customer transformation practice.

Ask the 'Crunchy' big bata questions that lead to breakthrough analytics
TechRepublic | August 1, 2014
What are the difficulties organizations encounter when it comes to obtaining breakthrough big data analytics? John Lucker, principal and global advanced analytics & modeling leader for Deloitte Analytics, describes these breakthrough analytics as "crunchy" questions.

Modeling analytics success: Discover critical data relationships
WIRED Innovation Insights
| July 14, 2014
Aligning the company’s business goals with its analytics modeling capabilities is a foundational piece of the strategic analytics technology infrastructure that can drive informed, business-impacting decisions long-term.

Deloitte report on business analytics and the C-level executive
insideBIGDATA | June 17, 2014
John Lucker, principal and global advanced analytics & modeling market leader for Deloitte Analytics, shares insights from the recent Deloitte Analytics report “Corner Office Analytics” in an interview with insideBIGDATA.

Rationalizing the sometimes irrational customer
| June 2, 2014
Consumers can make emotional buying decisions, but analytics can help businesses better understand, and even predict, seemingly irrational customer behavior.

White house big data report stresses privacy and balance
Wall Street & Technology
| May 7, 2014
In this article, John Lucker, principal and global advanced analytics & modeling market leader for Deloitte Analytics comments on the recent White House report “Big Data: Seizing opportunities, preserving values” and the concerns around consumer data privacy.

Deloitte named the leader in analytics IT consulting by Kennedy
Deloitte press release | May 1, 2014
Kennedy has named Deloitte the leader in Analytics IT Consulting in their IT Consulting: Analytics 2014 report. The report focuses on the opportunities and challenges for buyers and sellers of analytics IT consulting services, with analysis of market trends, client spending forecasts, and the provider landscape.

The latest tools, tactics for battling bank fraud
CIO Journal
| May 1, 2014
Using a new operational framework and advanced analytics, banking sector IT and fraud prevention groups can more effectively detect and prevent consumer fraud.

Tom Davenport's guide to big data | March 3, 2014
Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics, discusses in his new book - Big Data at Work - the experiences of the early adopters of big data, how to develop a strategy and a plan of action regarding big data, what skills a data scientist needs, and how big data will change traditional management behaviors.

‘Designing’ a better lead time
| February 26, 2014
Steve Shepley, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses the lead time challenges faced by manufacturing industry leaders how Deloitte Analytics’ ‘Time by Design’ can weaponize lead time data.

4 trends shaping analytics in 2014
CIO Journal
| February 25, 2014
Talent gaps and technology changes are among the trends affecting companies’ ability to derive value from analytics. More companies are likely to create chief analytics officer or equivalent positions in the near term to bring more focus to analytics efforts, says Forrest Danson, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. leader, Deloitte Analytics.

Leaving money on the table: Users, privacy, and money in analytics
WIRED Innovation Insights | February 25, 2014
John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses how companies can best balance customer privacy with the value they can bring to the customer in order to make it a win-win situation for both the customer and the company.

Data analytics: The year ahead
Dataversity | February 25, 2014
Where and how data analytics is being used is changing fast, and if an enterprise is to realize value from its efforts, it needs to be savvy about the importance of the latest trends and the art of the possible – as well as where to practice some caution. John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses key trends in data analytics in 2014.

Reaping the financial rewards of end-to-end claims analytics
| February 3, 2014
Kevin Bingham, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses the role of predictive analytics in enhancing claims management and adjustment processes in financial organizations.

Machine learning, embedded analytics and big data march ahead in 2014
SearchCIO | January 2014
Will advances in big data, along with machine learning and embedded analytics drive new products and reinvent old business processes? Will we look back on 2014 as the year that marked a new era in business?

Developing advanced talent analytics: Why it matters to CFOs
CFO Journal
| January 8, 2014
Karen O’Leonard, vice president, benchmarking & analytics research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses how advanced talent analytics is helping achieve better talent outcomes in terms of leadership pipelines, talent cost reductions, efficiency gains and talent mobility—moving the right people into the right jobs.

Top four big data trends for businesses in 2014
Forbes | January 7, 2014
In 2014, which technologies should enterprises have on their radars? John Lucker, Deloitte Analytics global advanced analytics & modeling market leader gives his predictions for the new year.

4 mistakes to avoid in data visualizations
FierceBigData | January 6, 2014
Data visualization, when done correctly, are the best and the easiest way to make sense of vast amount of data. John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses four common mistakes to avoid while considering data visualization techniques.

Users cite retention, efficiency benefits of compensation analytics
Data Informed | December 30, 2013
John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses why compensation analytics is becoming increasingly important as management and HR professionals look for better ways to recruit and retain.

Banking on big data and analytics
| December 12, 2013
Banks are increasingly embracing big data and analytics, serving as a bellwether for consumer-facing industries eager to create a single view of each customer. Omer Sohail, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses how Analytics can provide banks with more marketing muscle to perform complex statistical analysis—automated and in real-time.

Federal executive: How finance analytics can drive insight
CFO Journal
| December 13, 2013
Vincent Dennis, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discussesd how finance analytics can help agency leaders make better informed decisions on where to get the highest return on increasingly limited investments and on how to align decisions with mission objectives.

Using analytics to crack down on electricity theft
CIO Journal | December 2, 2013
Electricity theft is estimated to cost the energy industry approximately $6 billion each year. Analytics can help them recoup a significant portion of those losses.

Harnessing big data
Johns Hopkins One Magazine | December 2013
J.R. Reagan, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, discusses how data visualization can help organizations streamline operations and improve performance.

Turning data into revenue
| November 12, 2013
For several years now, online companies have put their data to work and earned hefty returns. John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, shares insights on how companies can use analytics for effective data monetization.

Bringing BI back (to the Executive)
WIRED Innovation Insights
| October 24, 2013
How do we go about rebuilding the confidence of senior managers in BI and analytics? Richard Starnes, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP answers this question and more in this WIRED innovations article.

Balancing the ‘Scale Paradox’
Baseline | September 30, 2013
Disruptive forces are eroding the historical scale advantage once held by large enterprises, and smaller firms may no longer have an agility advantage. John Lucker discusses how applying analytics allows enterprises of various scales to more effectively address this disruption in his Baseline blog.

Pulling more meaning from big data | August 2013
Data is generated at nearly every step of the grocery supply chain, from the factory to the store, but most firms haven't advanced beyond localized analytics to fully capitalize on the data they have on hand.

Predictive analytics software puts big squeeze on IT systems | August 2013
John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP says that effective data stewardship and governance processes need to be at the forefront of initiatives to help ensure that incoming data is accurate and consistent in this article.

Holding on to the stars
Hreonline | August 14, 2013
Are star performers leaving you? Workforce analytics can help you determine why, and what to do about it.

State of Big Data in Banks Subpar, Survey Finds  | July 22, 2013
Omer Sohail, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, says he sees banks stepping up their use of risk analytics, especially in the areas of stress testing, market risk analytics, and operational risk in this American Banker article.

What your CEO needs to know about big data analytics
CIO Journal
| June 12, 2013
David Williams, CEO, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP discuses five lessons one CEO has learned about analytics in the age of big data, and his advice for CIOs looking to guide their own companies’ analytics efforts in this CIO Journal.

How to recruit big data talent when you’re not Google or Facebook
Data Informed  | May 24, 2013
Marcus Shingles, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, explains why the best and the brightest in analytics don’t feel treasured in consumer products in an interview with Data Informed.

Tips on buying that next claims system
PropertyCasualty360 | May 09, 2013
This article features five thought leaders from the insurance sector, including John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP who discusses the need for next-generation claims systems to include a richer and more holistic set of analytics capabilities.

4 tips for evaluating workforce analytics software
Data Informed | May 7, 2013
Rob Eidson, specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP, share four strategies for evaluating workforce analytics software.

Tom Davenport: Big data is too important to be left to the ‘Quants’ | April 01, 2013
Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics, discusses the difficulties of converting to an analytics-driven culture.

Tom Davenport on using analytics to influence business decision-makers
SearchCIO | March 29, 2013
In part two of this two-part interview with SearchCIO, Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics, talks about the goals of big data analysis, how best to communicate analytical results and why business intelligence should go back to being called "decision support."

Visualization tools critical to big data decisions but still immature
SearchCIO | March 29, 2013
In part one of this two-part interview with SearchCIO, Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics, discusses the importance of seeing data as a means of influencing business decisions.

Wanted: A few good data scientists
CIO Journal | March 13, 2013
How man and machine can work together to find the face of big data.

Using analytics to manage A&D development costs
CIO Journal | February 14, 2013
CIOs in the aerospace and defense sector are deploying analytics to help customers and engineers understand how design changes can affect costs across the product lifecycle.

Managing disruptive technologies in the cloud
Baseline | March 06, 2013
Jane Griffin, Deloitte Analytics Americas leader, discusses three disruptive technologies—advanced analytics, social data and mobility—that are the start of a technological wave that will change the way business is done.

The super bowl of analytics
CIO Journal
| January 30, 2013
Does an analytical edge translate to a win on the scoreboard?

Inside Deloitte's big data HIVE
Washington Technology
| January 30, 2013
This article discusses the Deloitte Analytics HIVE where big, complex problems get broken down and reimagined through graphics and design.

Information Security: Visualization as a tool for CISOs
CIO Journal
| January 24, 2013
This article focuses on visualization software that may help CISOs identify information security threats and prevent attacks on their organizations.

What's your strategic intent for big data?
CIO Journal
| January 23, 2013
In this blog, Tom Davenport discusses the importance and advantage of Big Data in achieving an organization’s objectives.

From CFO to CFO: The power of data analytics
CFO Journal
| January 22, 2013
This article discusses how data analytics is changing the type of contributions finance can make within an organization.

Conferences should be updated for digital era
CIO Journal
| January 16, 2013
This article discusses the uneven distribution of technology in the digital era.

Turning our data sights outward
CIO Journal
| January 8, 2013
For external data to become embedded into decisions, products, and services, many managers will have to change their mindsets and habits.

Should you outsource your data scientist?
| December 18, 2012
This article discusses the downsides of outsourcing the data scientist.

Advanced analytics: Good medicine for life sciences
CIO Journal
| December 7, 2012
This article focuses on how data analytics, specifically advanced analytics like predictive modeling and optimization, can help companies target their resources in the areas with the greatest potential return.

Telematics Drive big changes in auto insurance industry
CIO Journal | November 30, 2012
This article discusses how insurance companies begin to leverage technologies that make it possible to monitor and capture causal data on the actual driving patterns and behaviors of individual customers.

Hire a data science team, Not a data scientist
InformationWeek | November 30, 2012
This article talks about the shortage of data scientists, and how organizations can successfully assemble an analytics team, even when talent is hard to find.

Industry perspective: Is there a data scientist shortage?
Government Technology | November 15, 2012
This article talks about the key roles  and current status of the data scientist, specifically, why is there so much hype over big data and data scientists right now, and what we can expect to see in the future. 

Social analytics isn't just For social networks | November 15, 2012
From customer data to social data to performance data, there's no limit to what companies can collect, track and measure.

Black box car insurance can only grow better and offer more benefits for drivers | November 6, 2012
The car insurance industry is now able to offer drivers the ability to be judged on their own driving habits and skills and pay car insurance costs reflective of their own driving skills.

Geospatial data could transform the way government does business
SearchBusinessAnalytics | November 2, 2012
This article discusses how geospatial data combined with visualization techniques could help government make more effective decisions for its constituents.

Transforming misk management through analytics
CIO Journal | October 23, 2012
This article discusses the growing importance of analytics technologies in managing exposures.

How to increase data transparency (and appease regulators)
CIO Journal | October 18, 2012
This article discusses the various steps banks can take to improve data quality and lower regulatory risk.

Revising an outdated business model? Try predictive analytics | October 10, 2012
This article focuses on predictive analytics — the gathering and analyzing data to predict future events.

Mobile CRM's tricky back end
E-Commerce Times | September 11, 2012
Want to extend your company's CRM presence in the mobile world easily and effortlessly?

Business analytics: Six steps to getting results
Baseline | September 6, 2012
To apply analytics effectively, businesses should think beyond technology to consider how an analytical approach affects many aspects of their operations.

A potential feast for customer analytics, digital wallets face challenges to widespread adoption | September 5, 2012
This article discusses how digital wallets are spreading quickly.

Going beyond the numbers: How to incorporate textual data into the analytics program | August 23, 2012
Capturing more value from data with text analytics.

Turning customer analytics insight to action: How CFOs can lead the way
CIO Journal | August 16, 2012
This article discusses leveraging analytics to create lasting, profitable, insightful customer relationships.

IT optimization: Less can be more
CIO Journal | July 30, 2012
With the right strategy and goals in place, you can increase business value as you streamline your IT operations.

Car insurer plans anti-distraction discount for teens | June 28, 2012
A car insurance company is giving an unusual gift to members who are parents of new teen drivers: a device that will keep their teens from talking, surfing or texting on cellphones when they’re behind the wheel.

Customer analytics: 5 tips for getting started
CIO Journal | June 19, 2012
This article discusses how analytics can help companies in their efforts to attract, grow, and retain customers by giving a richer, more intimate picture of their preferences and habits.

Plugging Into better decision making | June 19, 2012
This article discusses how analytics can help organizations make decisions faster, more conveniently, and more least in theory.

Business intelligence journal | Vol. 17, No. 2 | June 18, 2012
This article discusses how the ABCs of BI can help you take advantage of the latest trends.

Big data goes to work
CIO Journal | June 15, 2012
Companies can answer bold questions with the help of big data, but they will need the right capabilities and talent to capture its immense potential.

FedCentral | June 7, 2012
In this interview, executives and industry specialists exchange insights on how innovation will be critical to helping federal government agencies gain efficiencies.

Rewiring the human brain in the era Of big data analytics
Chuck's Blog | June 7, 2012
This article discusses how big data analytics can help companies overcome many aspects of our evolutionary programming.

Morning advantage: It's a big data world, and puny humans just mess it up | June 6, 2012
This article discusses why many organizations are struggling with the use of analytics.

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