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Deloitte thought leaders discuss business analytics issues
Machine learning, embedded analytics and big data march ahead in 2014
Search CIO | 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?
Top four big data trends for businesses in 2014
Forbes | January, 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.
Using analytics to crack down on electricity theft
CIO Journal | December 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.
WIRED Innovation insights
WIRED Innovation Insights | October, 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’
Baselinemag.com | September 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
Retailleader.net | 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
SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 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 SearchBusinessAnalytics.com article.
Holding On to the Stars
Hreonline.com | 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
Americanbanker.com | 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’
ZDNet.com | 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
Search CIO | March 29, 2013
In part two of this two-part interview with SearchCIO, Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitt 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
Search CIO | 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
Baselinemag.com | 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?
InformationWeek | 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
InformationWeek.com | 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
ComparetheBOX.com | 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 Risk 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
cnbc.com | 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
DataInformed.com | 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
Informationmanagement.com | 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
CarInsuranceQuotes.com | 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
allanalytics.com | June 19, 2012
This article discusses how analytics can help organizations make decisions faster, more conveniently, and more accurately...at least in theory.
Business Intelligence Journal | Vol. 17, No. 2
tdwi.org | 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.
federalnewsradio.com | 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
blogs.hbr.org | June 6, 2012
This article discusses why many organizations are struggling with the use of analytics.