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Michael Walker's Blog Posts Tagged 'Analytics' (25)

Data Science Summer Reading List 2015

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Added by Michael Walker on June 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Advanced and Predictive Analytics Vendor Ratings 2014

How will Advanced & Predictive Analytics (APA) affect you? Our inaugural Advanced and Predictive Analytics report can help answer that question! APA is growing and developing a plan for your organization now is critical!

The 2014 Wisdom of Crowds® Advanced and Predictive Analytics market study contains everything you need to assess this dynamic market…

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Added by Michael Walker on July 23, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Texas Sharpshooter Deception

I received a call from an old client who stated his analytics team had a recent string of failures alarming the firm and costing money. He asked me to review and audit the teams work and analytical processes in attempt to understand and remedy the failures. The data crunching technology was…

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Added by Michael Walker on March 12, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Forecasting with the Baum-Welch Algorithm and Hidden Markov Models

Leonard Baum and Lloyd Welch designed a probabilistic modelling algorithm to detect patterns in Hidden Markov Processes. They built upon the theory of probabilistic functions of a …

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Added by Michael Walker on February 24, 2014 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

Predicting the Super Bowl

NFL 2013 Team Expected Points Added (EPA) per game - Defense by Offense

The atavistic love of sport, strategy,…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 27, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Markov Logic Networks for Better Decisions

One important goal of data science is to help decision makers make better decisions. Markov…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 15, 2014 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

Prescriptive Analytics

Business analytics comes in three (3) general flavors: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive. See: …

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Added by Michael Walker on August 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Demand for Data Scientists and the Datification of Business

Source: EMC2 Survey.

You cannot improve and manage what you cannot…
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Added by Michael Walker on July 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Data Science and Predictive Analytics Strategy for Marketing

By developing a data science and predictive analytics strategy for marketing, organizations identify their most profitable customers, accelerate product innovation, optimize supply chains and pricing, and…
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Added by Michael Walker on June 19, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

Predictive Analytics Strategy

Predictive analytics is now sexy in the business world. While predictive analytics has many benefits and can help organizations gain competitive advantage, the hype may be causing false expectations. There is a mistaken…

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Added by Michael Walker on March 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Spark, Shark and Mesos Data Analytics Stack

The Berkeley Data Analytics Stack (BDAS) is an open source, next-generation data analytics stack under development at the UC Berkeley AMPLab whose current components include …

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Added by Michael Walker on February 27, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

Selecting the Right Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform

Selecting the right Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platform for a unique organization is challenging. Each organization - both in the public and private sectors - has a legacy IT ecosystem as well as unique competencies, skills, knowledge / business processes and people. As a result, the…

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Added by Michael Walker on February 13, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Vote for the Best Big Data Analytics Platform

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Added by Michael Walker on February 7, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

Big Data Analytics Infrastructure

Recent surveys suggest the number one investment area for both private and public organizations is the design and building of a modern data warehouse (DW) / business intelligence (BI) / data analytics architecture that provides…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 26, 2012 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

Three Stages of Analytics Adoption

 

An article from MIT entitled "Big Data, Analytics and…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Data as Strategic Asset

Transforming into a data-driven organization - turning information into actionable insights is a three (3 ) part strategy:



• Technology – build a modern BI/DW architecture & analytics ecosystem with…

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Added by Michael Walker on November 14, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

R + Hadoop = Data Analytics Heaven

 

Hadoop (MapReduce where code is turned into map and reduce jobs, and Hadoop runs the jobs) is the most well known technology used for "Big Data" because it allows an organization to store huge quantities of data at very low…

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Added by Michael Walker on November 7, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Traditional BI vs Data Analytics Approach

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Added by Michael Walker on October 31, 2012 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

The Emerging Data Stack and Mobile Access

 

The emerging  "Data Stack" or "Data Layer" is in full transition and can be viewed and defined many different ways. The ability to capture, analyze and learn from data generated at unprecedented scale, combined with…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 10, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

Big Data Analytics Maturity Model

See: http://bit.ly/KQ1bsS

Added by Michael Walker on October 3, 2012 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

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