Taking cue from retail will certain spur innovation in financial services. Retailers are learning how to cross sell using analytics related data - The GAP pulled off one of its biggest quarter earning reports a year or so ago because it figured out how to cross sell its brands at the checkout. Monitoring the techniques may help financial services cross sell its services in a similar fashion. Great video!
HIPAA is supposed to protect the privacy of your medical information, but the sale of anonymized medical data and advances in analytics have made it possible for organizations to re-link your name to your private records.
Visual analytics tools, can enable non-statistician citizen data scientist to create models that use predictive or prescriptive analytics. These professionals can embed their business knowledge into the models they're testing, prototyping, or building.