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Building an Analytical Culture

Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco

The CEO has to lead the focus on data


Former Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy will share management lessons at this year’s The Premier Business Leadership Series in Orlando. Here’s a sneak peek at what he has to say.

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A new way of thinking about predictive analytics

Beane, Morey and Davenport (l to r) discuss analytics in sports.

Leaders in predictive analytics, Billy Beane, Daryl Morey and Tom Davenport, discuss a new perspective for predictive analytics and give suggestions for getting broad acceptance and usage throughout the organization.

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Wyndham Exchange & Rentals has forecasting fever after profits roll in

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The analytics team for Wyndham Exchange & Rentals (WER) has generated $11 million of revenue in its first year using forecasting and grid technologies. Jeremy Terbush, VP of Global Analytics, and his team share their next near-term goal and their perspectives on Wyndham’s analytical culture.


Four ways Walmart uses analytics


From online activity to in-store purchases and social mentions, Walmart has more customer connections than any retailer in the world. For example, the company sees 300,000 social mentions per week. Two Walmart analytics gurus talk about how it makes sense of all that data.

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Now you can be your own Jedi master of data

Jedi master of data

Recent Harvard Business Review Analytic Services research shows that analytics is not only changing organizations, but also individual’s professional careers. Check out the details in this excerpt.

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More views on the data scientist

Data quality trumps intuition

Amid all the talk of big data, no doubt you come across the newfangled job title “data scientist.” Various definitions, purposes and forecasts of this line of work blanket headlines daily. Consider a few more views on the emerging role.

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Solutions to top analytics challenges for executives

Solutions to top analytics challenges for executives

Executives face analytics challenges like data quality, access and security and the continued distance between the business and IT sides of the business. These short webcasts give more details and ways to overcome them.

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How do you define analytics?

How do you define analytics?

During an analytics event in San Francisco earlier this year, I trolled the streets to get a few ideas of how the general public would define analytics. What’s your definition?

Five tips for bridging the business-IT gap


Enterprise analytics can’t be accomplished without engaging IT. Anne Robinson, Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics for Verizon Wireless, offers her advice for bridging the IT and business gap.

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Hiring your dream analytics team

Evan Stubbs

To succeed in business analytics, hiring a team is a good starting point – although it can be harder than you think. Read about four hiring principles to keep in mind.


Big data makes everything more complex

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, speaking at The Premier Business Leadership Series in Amsterdam.

“Complexity isn’t scalable, but the management of complexity is,” said Dr. Ralf Schneider, CIO of Allianz Group when talking about ways to approach big data. Read more key takeaways from The Premier Business Leadership Series in Amsterdam.

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