Driving Data Science Results By Asking Why

March 22, 2018

We’ve all it seen the onslaught, if not experienced it first-hand. An inquisitive three-year old unleashing a salvo of, “Mommy, why is this,” “Daddy why is that,” and “What is that thing.” My recent favorite rendition came when I overheard a parent who dared admit, “I don’t know,” to which the immediate follow up was,… Read More »

Curiosity never killed the analytical cat

March 21, 2018

Advanced analytics are the key to competitive advantage today. Doing it cost effectively and at scale — however — requires a new approach along three dimensions:     Staffing for Advanced Analytics at Scale     Learning how to “fail fast”     Turning analytics into action Let’s take a closer look at each of these dimensions to see how they… Read More »

Five focus areas for success in Advanced Analytics

March 15, 2018

As the analytics space continues to evolve at a rapid rate, Eliano Marques, Head of Data Science International at Think Big Analytics, shares his advice on how organizations can stay ahead of the curve. When it comes to advanced analytics, the question is no longer whether the technology will impact businesses, but to what extent and… Read More »

What are the prerequisites for a large-scale AI initiative?

March 14, 2018

Sentient Enterprise and Artificial Intelligence (Part 1 of 2) Over the last few months, I’ve had the chance to engage with customers and industry analysts about a range of topics in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and I’ve been struck by how effective the Sentient Enterprise is in addressing the most common questions and misconceptions… Read More »

Machine learning for Telcos 5G: a network of networks

March 13, 2018

According to GSMA Intelligence there are more than 8 billion mobile connections in the world today – a billion more than there are people on this planet. This is growing at a phenomenal rate, with over 25 billion networked devices expected by 2020, attributable largely to 5G and the internet of things (IoT). You only… Read More »

Let business teams ask “why?” to drive data science results with guided analytics

March 12, 2018

We’ve all heard the onslaught or experienced it first-hand. An inquisitive three-year old unleashing a salvo of, “Mommy, why is this?” “Daddy, why is that?” and “What is that thing?” My recent favorite twist to this line of inquiry happened when I overheard a brave and honest parent dare to admit, “I don’t know.” The… Read More »

Don’t let analytic bureaucracy dictate your pace

March 8, 2018

Stuck in analytic bureaucracy? In “You Don’t Have to Be a Data Scientist to Fill This Must-Have Analytics Role” McKinsey’s Henke, Levine and McInerney recommend developing “Analytics Translators” who are professionals with a “working knowledge of AI and analytics [who] convey these business goals to the data professionals who will create the models and solutions.” To… Read More »

Analytics at scale: what data analysts need to know

March 7, 2018

With every technology company shouting “Big Data”, we are led to think analytics challenges can be solved simply by storing a whole mess of data. With current technology, storing large volumes of data is easy. It also provides absolutely no value. Value only comes from data when it is examined, manipulated, learned from, and acted… Read More »