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The Analytics Future Is So Bright
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Re: Energizing Video
  • 10/15/2012 3:40:49 PM
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@Hospice, it certainly won't be easy to fill all those analytical jobs. In talking to folks last week at Analytics 2012, I think every person I asked said they were either currently growing or planning to grow their analytics teams. And they seemed to be a tad frightened in saying so -- as in, "we're not sure how, but we need to fill new positions ...."

 

Energizing Video
  • 10/14/2012 10:54:27 PM
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The data revolution has indeed just started. As Fobes says "Big data is hot! now what?" Now we should think about how to fill big data jobs positions with the right skills. But it won't be easy.

Re: Big Data future
  • 10/12/2012 9:24:42 AM
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Maybe the problem is thinking anything is "the truth" -- perhaps we should be content to find "a valid solution that will drive business."

Re: Big Data future
  • 10/11/2012 9:44:30 AM
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You just simply must have a single source of truth.  If 10 departments are all responsible, I can gaurantee 10 different versions of the truth.

 

Jeff

Re: Big Data future
  • 10/11/2012 6:59:35 AM
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Seth, - Everyone's responsible for analytics athough i agree with Hakes on the formation of an analytics department. If everyone's responsible, no-one is answerable so this is about making someone take charge. Its also a point of agreement in the organization because the CAO should play the role of analytics moderator.

Often companies can produce information that is contradictory from department to department. A moderator would sort of give ranking to contradictory data so that if A conflicts with B on topic X then A must prevail.

Re: Big Data future
  • 10/10/2012 8:24:11 PM
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@SethBreedlove, that is the ideal. But I think analytics -- or at least how to do analytics well -- is still a struggle for many companies. Even within a single company departments will have varying degrees of how they perceive of and accept analytical results. Ultimately, though, I agree with Link Analytics' Hakes -- responsibility should reside in an umbrella CAO organization. 

Re: Big Data future
  • 10/10/2012 6:52:17 PM
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Who's responsible for analtyics? My bad, but I thought that was everybody. It's so essential to every department in todays business environment,  how can responsibility be avoided?

Re: Big Data future
  • 10/10/2012 4:03:19 PM
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Let's call it from the possibilities, Matt! From an educator's perspective, what are you doing to help shrink that bit 100k number? Would you say that was a goal of your book, Data Mining for the Masses?

Big Data future
  • 10/10/2012 1:37:18 PM
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I loved the Euro-tech sound track on the video -- I was groovin' in the privacy of my office.  Your blog post, and the video, were thought provoking.  As an educator, of course the statement that we will fall 100K short of the needed big data workers caught my eye.  College professors always want their students to get good jobs, and better yet, attribute their success back to their alma mater!  As a consultant, it made me wonder if companies out there, in a still shaky economy, are ready lay down actual dollars to start mining their big data.  And as a scholar, the statement that 80% of big data is unstructured made me wonder if we can find and reveal a sort of DNA of unstructured data.  My brain is spinning right now.  If not from the possibilities, I think it's the techno music.

Chief Analytics Officer as Impactful
  • 10/10/2012 12:33:04 PM
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With our current economic state and changes in technologies it brings unprecedented challenges, globally. It presents the organization opportunities require data asset management. The lack of strategic management shows great value in having the Chief Analytics Officer as impactful within management.

 



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