Hi Pierre- 'thanks for sharing your thoughts on the social media buzz. I think there has been a increasing relevance on attributing brand awareness to social media. Companies have been investing in these owned media efforts apart from their paid media strategies to leverage the effectiveness of the "social space" offerings you mentioned.
One of the persisting challenges has been to measure that feedback and link it back to the actual business metrics and the success measures.
Maybe it's time for the analytics profession to unite under a single slogan that inspires quality and innovation, something that will help you avoid being one of those case studies where big data analytics went awry.
In providing a summary of their two All Analytics Academy presentations, Ezmeralda Khalil and Steven Mills of Booz Allen Hamilton highlight the value of identifying the right talent needs, recruiting data scientists from business units, and not wasting time looking for unicorns.