I recently presented at an analytics conference where a speaker in one of the customer marketing tracks said something that […]
Imagine a basketball team whose players never pass, never set screens so a teammate can get open and focus purely […]
Sports and entertainment organizations collect tremendous amounts of data on the fan experience, such as attendance, ticketing, merchandise, etc. These data troves can provide invaluable opportunities for growth and profitability. That is why I called sports and analytics a “perfect couple” in my Sports & Analytics series.
However, having all the data doesn’t do much good if we are not asking the right business questions — or don’t have the right analytics platforms to answer them.
There are a lot of solutions available to help retail businesses get business done. From touch screen technology to mobile […]
During a [month] in which the most hotly debated news topic has been the quality of decision-making by senior federal government officials, my nominee for the worst decision is VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s parting gesture not only to cancel performance bonuses for senior VA executives, but to ban patient wait time as a measure used in performance evaluations.
Analysts today have a vested interest in the quality of their data. This would include where it comes from, its historical completeness and information clarity. In some organizations, blaming IT is no longer acceptable when the analyst is unable to do her job. Many analysts are involved in setting the precedents for the future of big data initiatives due to their responsibility to support the decision-making process.