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Randy Bartlett commented on Vincent Granville's blog post The death of the statistician
"@Vincent, I agree.  Incentives, e.g., tenure, for academic statisticians are all about publishing.  The rankings of statistics departments are usually based on publications.  Sadly, the courses are publication-oriented.  If…"
Sep 29, 2013
Randy Bartlett commented on Kirk Borne's blog post Today's Big Data is Not Yesterday's Big Data
"I am on board with Big Data.  To be fair with the naysayers, I think their main message is that their skill set is still applicable and that this change is part of a continuum and not a step making everything we did in the past obsolete. …"
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Randy Bartlett commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Why can't Microsoft find analytic talent?
"This is an intriguing 'start-up' solution that other large corporations should consider.  Innovation is difficult for large autocratic corporations and that is what is wanted to keep them relevant. "
Nov 12, 2012
Randy Bartlett commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Debunking lack of analytic talent
"First, I take exception with the ubiquitous and unfounded idea that expensive college degrees are somehow worth more--the tuition bubble.  In the case of statistical training, I am observing the opposite.  I think other factors, which…"
Jun 11, 2012
Paul Wilson commented on Randy Bartlett's blog post Where Should We Place Statistics Within The Corporation?
""Have a loose, informal organization of all the analytics folks that are sprinkled througout the business lines." Anthony, I'd have to disagree with this statement, unless I didn't understand correctly what you're saying.…"
Jul 7, 2010
Anthony Arrott commented on Randy Bartlett's blog post Where Should We Place Statistics Within The Corporation?
"The discussion here makes it seem like locating the analytics function in the organization is a choice between the lesser of two evils. 1. Report to the line-of-business that uses the statistics/analysis. 2. Report to a central analytics…"
Jul 7, 2010
Abd Errahmane Mouhab commented on Randy Bartlett's blog post Where Should We Place Statistics Within The Corporation?
"There is a erroneous belief in business that analytics/Statistics is context related (just look jobs advertisements for analytics), yes a context experienced analyst will take less time in doing his analysis, while a non context experienced analyst…"
Jul 3, 2010
Randy Bartlett commented on Randy Bartlett's blog post Where Should We Place Statistics Within The Corporation?
"@ Paul Wilson I read the paper and found it to be interesting. I especially liked the Analytical Decision Process Spider Diagram. I will look for the book. The paper claims that the best analytics companies have a centralized group. We agree. As…"
Jul 2, 2010
Randy Bartlett commented on Randy Bartlett's blog post Where Should We Place Statistics Within The Corporation?
"@Abd Errahmane Mouha I think this is a great structure. It is flexible enough for most businesses. The resources of the central group can be stronger technically and the line-of-business groups can focus on the local issues. Yet, few corporations…"
Jul 1, 2010
Paul Wilson commented on Randy Bartlett's blog post Where Should We Place Statistics Within The Corporation?
"Randy, Here are my opinions in regards to your questions: "Here are two interesting questions: 1. Do businesses benefit from an ‘enterprise wide’ analytics group?" Yes, they do. I'm a part of such a centralized…"
Jun 24, 2010
Abd Errahmane Mouhab commented on Randy Bartlett's blog post Where Should We Place Statistics Within The Corporation?
"Statisticians/Analysts should be at a corporate level that is part of "Decision making and business support" that takes care of strategic decisions and management changes, however business lines need staff to be trained in using statistics…"
Jun 24, 2010
Randy Bartlett commented on Randy Bartlett's blog post Where Should We Place Statistics Within The Corporation?
"I agree with both of you. If statistics is placed in a particular line of business, then it is not very ‘enterprise wide’ (shared, centralized group). Also, there are many benefits to be derived from a more independent analytics…"
Jun 23, 2010
Tejamoy Ghosh commented on Randy Bartlett's blog post Where Should We Place Statistics Within The Corporation?
"I agree with Paul. Analytics can be a powerful device for the high-level decision makers when used optimally incoprorating all aspects of a business. For instance, if marketing wants to show good numbers by acquiring any customer it can without any…"
Jun 21, 2010

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April 2010: I just presented at Eye For Pharma in Barcelona, Spain. It was a rush; I recommend this conference.

At the moment, I am writing a book on business analytics and would like to hear from professionals regarding the topic.

I am now practicing my trade with Blue Sigma Analytics.

Practicing statistician with 20 years of business experience. Ph.D. & M.S. from department of statistics at Texas A&M University. B.S. in computer science & statistics at Iowa State University. Breadth of statistical tools and programming languages.
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Where Should We Place Statistics Within The Corporation?

Posted on June 20, 2010 at 2:53pm 10 Comments

I am curious about where people think statistics/advanced analytics should be placed in the organization. I have heard a great deal of talk about this lately.

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At 9:09am on February 12, 2010, Howard Kaplin said…
Thanks for the reply Randy! Let's do 4 pm eastern if that works for you. I'll plan on calling you. If you get a chance would you mind shooting me a copy of your resume. My email is [email protected] .

Thanks!

Howard
At 7:16am on February 12, 2010, Howard Kaplin said…
Hello Randy! My name is Howard Kaplin with Teknetex. I do han opportunity that I'd like to discuss with you. It appears from your bio that it could be a very solid fit. Please contact me either at 615-750-3425 ext 108, or email me at [email protected] and we can set a time to speak.

Thank you Randy!

Howard Kaplin
www.teknetex.com
 
 
 

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