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The CEO has to lead the focus on data

Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco

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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It’s about big data, hairy data

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Big data is more than big – it’s hairy, according to Magnus Lindkvist, keynote speaker at The Premier Business Leadership Series 2013 in Amsterdam. See what else he has to say in this video interview.

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Which bits are the important bits?

Jon Briggs PBLS 2013

Jon Briggs, Broadcast Journalist, gives some perspective on big data and highlights a few influential speakers at The Premier Business Leadership Series 2013 in Amsterdam.

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Big data: Reality or hype

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Have we reached a point in the “big data” hype cycle where the term is overused and undefined? Is there legitimate opportunity with today’s new data sources? Are your analysts and technology platforms equipped to make the most of the opportunity?

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A new way of thinking about predictive analytics

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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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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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Be where the customer is

Saul vanBeurde

Thought leaders who presented at the The Premier Business Leadership Series in Amsterdam focused on common themes like the global economy, the growing volumes of data and “being where the customer is.” SAS’ Peter Dorrington explains more.

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What do customer centricity and big data have in common?

Dr. Ralf Schneider, CIO of Allianz Group

You can’t get one without managing the other. And you can’t manage big data without getting a handle on your organization’s complexity. Dr. Ralf Scheider, CIO of Allianz Group presents how he manages this complexity in this article.

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Strength in numbers: Data-driven decision making

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

What value does your organization place on business analytics to help understand and solve problems? MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson has spent years researching the value of business analytics to business and shares quantitative data demonstrating why businesses that use data-driven decision making perform measurably better than those that don’t.

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