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Thanks again, everyone. Have a wonderful day.

Editor

Hello potetntial Actuary / You may not be called Data Scientist -- but you are almost wanting to do very much similar work except on the Risk to Value concepts / LIfe / P&C etc. Actuaries would like to keep it that way -- that is a legally evaluating cos. Not any different than Lawyer  and Doctors .. Those are all highly known through out in the society and would want as such for their own careers. 

CS_GANTIPROSPECTOR / Statistician - Operations Researech / Preditive Analyst

Prospector

Not for me but I would like to thank our guest Mr. Rappa and you Jamescon for putting the chat together. It was very informative and I have a new perspective as a result.  

Blogger

I am an instructor of statistics and would be interested in learning more about projects I could assign to my students

 

Prospector

Thanks for joining, everyone. Any final thoughts?

Editor

Thanks, cluman, I agree about teamwork. And, I like the fact that they work on real problems.

Editor

I really the idea of teams, you just have to get business to understand that is how it is taught so they will not have a misconception about your role and abilities.

Blogger

The presentation never died and I found the topic of team projects to be quite impressive

Prospector

What do you think about their approach to training these young professionals?

Editor

It's stalled for me a couple of times and then died outright one other time and I had to reboot. I think some of the shorter blips are his own pauses.

Editor

does the video keep stalling for other people?

Prospector

I like the idea of surpressing courses. Maybe someone else can escape that sophomore philosphy class that almsot killed me.

Editor

I've toyed with the idea that the new approach to college may be two years of basic work, then get people out into the workforce to get a sense of whether they like their chosen field, and feed them the remaining years of education over maybe 10 years, so they can also grow within the job and see how their coursework fits into the workday.

Editor

Yes, PRodouctivity from the Start -- is more or less the norm. Since the starting salaries are  pretty high , acroos the Math  CS / OR / Stat / Analytics makjors .. especiallly with even few yrs experience .. Not as great as MBA may be but soon will be there .. 

Prospector

@Jamescon, I guess that means i planned a career in Analytics from college.

Prospector

Finally got connected. Looks like I get to watch the rebroadcast.

 

Prospector

so far so good - using chrome.

Blogger

Did video lock up on anyone?

Editor

Thanks Jamescon! you know how can I contact him?, or his mail, web page, etc.?

Prospector

@RAWactuary. I think actuary work was analytics it was called that.

Editor

No more campus recruiting ?   Wow, that speak volumes !

Blogger

Companies want something they have not fostered ?    Productivity from the start ?   They need to work with univeristies to promote this.

Blogger

The speaker is Michael Rappa, who heads the masters in analytics program at North Carolina State Univ.. And, welcome eahernandezg

 

Editor

I did A Bsc in Econ & Math with the plan to become an Actuary

Don't know If that qualifies as planning a career in Analytics

Prospector

Louis. We probably have to separate the companies that say they want people to continue to learn from those who actually act on that wish. However, I think you're see more action in this area in the coming years.

Editor

creative problem solving = thinking out of the box

Blogger

Hi! Can someone share with me please the name of the speaker?

Thanks so much!

Prospector

B.S. in MIS and I didn't really consider analytics as a prmary profession at the time.

Blogger

Interesting, the notion that company's understand we will need to continue to learn.....

Blogger

At least you were close in chosing that major. I think I've seen over the decades that probably a third of people end up working long term in that major area (and a high percentage of those are in narrowly focused areas like elementary ed).

Editor

My BS is in Stats, but I cant say that I really knew what I would be doing. :-)

Prospector

We had a short time line. I did get a few calls/emails after the deadline.

Prospector

Did any of you know when you were undergrads that you wanted to do analytics?

Editor

Nice start of schools and the course combination.. Math / CS are strictly not supposed to be that uncommon although  Math / Stats is more common . 

 

Prospector

Were you hoping for more proposals? Were the three remaining ones pretty solid?

Editor

@Jamesecon, out of the six companies that replied to our RFP, 3 seemed equiped to "solve". We also limited the solution to be run in SAS.

Prospector

@aru_sas. How's the talent pool on the consulting side?

 

Editor

I can understand binary use in the T/F or yes/no analysis.   How else is this used ?

Blogger

@Jamesecon, we have hired consultants for partcular projects. 

Prospector

Welcome everyone. I'm curious how your organizations are addressing the skills gap.

Editor

Chrome working fine for me

Prospector

I saw Michael's presentation live during A2014. What I found interesting about the NC State program was the amount of real-world analytics work that the masters students do during their year in the program.

Editor

IE seems to be having a problem. Try using something like Chrome. 

 

Prospector

@ Jamescon I can see a video but I did not have any sound. 

 

Prospector

@aru_sas. Are you seeing it now. If not, try a refresh

Editor

We hope that Michael will be joining the discussion via the text chat.

Editor

Hi Jim,  I see the video feed thanks !

Blogger

has audio started?

Prospector

Hello Mavery and Louis. Video is feeding now. Please let me know if you have any questions. Comments welcome.

Editor

@ErinMoore - if you have data on your phone you can listen through that. 

Prospector

Good afternoon everyone.

Prospector

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year !

Blogger

Yes, it will be available on demand after the launch time. I hope you enjoy it.

Editor

Hello, I'm very interested in this topic, but cannot watch/listen from work. Will it be available as a recording?

Prospector

Will this chat be recorded and archived for persons who may miss it?

Prospector

Looking forward to this event.

Editor


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