"You asked - 'What skill makes an analyst indispensable?'"
Guess "natural curiosity" isn't much of a skill - but it's a key attribute. I have worked on projects where the "topic" was not that interesting but when I started going through the data I would become interested and spend hours chasing down details.
Thanks for sharing the information about eMetrics summit. But after visiting the site and reading some of the comments by attenddes and bloggers, I wonder what makes eMetrics summit different from other similar workshops or conferences. One blogger says that eMetrics summit has "a scientific approach to online marketing metrics." I wonder what that means.
The Interop IoT Summit highlighted why it's time to break our image of the Internet of Things into multiple small chunks, so we don't confuse consumer IoT with what goes on at industrial sites and in the commercial world.
It's time to start asking ourselves questions about the role of technology -- particularly intelligent machines like robots -- in our lives and our jobs, including how we can evaluate the performance of our machines.