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Eric Siegel, Ph.D.
Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Who benefits by predicting your behavior? Organizations do—companies, government agencies,…
Added by Eric Siegel on March 4, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments
What's next is what's next… Predictive analytics is where business intelligence is going.
— Rick Whiting, InformationWeek
Ten Predictions for the First Hour of 2020
Good morning. It's January 2, 2020, the first workday of the year. As you drive to the office, the only thing predictive analytics doesn't do for you is steer the car (yet that's coming soon as well).
1. Anti-theft. As you enter your car, a predictive model establishes your…
Added by Eric Siegel on February 26, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments
Last October, a colleague and I speculated on how a special, powerful form of predictive analytics would revolutionize presidential campaigning—and, if successful, how it might be poorly received by the public thereafter. In our work, he and I focus more on financial, marketing, and online applications of this technology. But we bet the story would break within politics by 2016 or 2020.
Surprise: There's no wait! After Obama's win in November, we've learned they already did this.…
Added by Eric Siegel on February 20, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments
The Fiscal Times is running an excerpt from my book, Predictive Analytics, about the Obama campaign's use of uplift modeling (aka net lift or persuasion modeling).
ARTICLE: The Real Story Behind Obama's Election Victory
By Eric Siegel
Elections hang by a thinner thread than you think.
By now you probably know that Barack Obama's 2012 campaign for a second term "moneyballed" the…
Added by Eric Siegel on February 14, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Here is the preface for Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die
By Eric Siegel, with a foreword from Tom Davenport
(Wiley, February 2013)
To order the book:…
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With vast amounts of data about consumer usage, cost effective advertising, churn reduction and effective cross sell seem well suited to be addressed with big data technology in the telco space. Now that data streams can be captured in real time as data is pushed to communication service providers, this data can be connected to data pulled from other databases to create vivid usage patterns. When anonymized and profiled…
Added by Tony Agresta on January 4, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments
Taming the analytics hydra with an Analytics Center of Excellence (ACE)
by Scott Mongeau
Managing analytics, organizationally, has the aspect of a hydra, the ancient Greek mythological dragon which Hercules slew. For each head Hercules dispatched,…Continue
I wanted to share this link with members on Analytic Bridge - it represents a series of articles, insights and conclusions drawn about Big Data Technology, Trends and Success:
Here's a comment I posted about the Article entitled "The Role of the Data Scientist in Big Data" from Tech Republic. There are others on the page. "As…Continue
Added by Tony Agresta on December 26, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments
How big data is shaping mobile user expectations
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Webinar signup: Advances in Gradient Boosting: the Power of Post-Processing
December 14, 10-11 a.m., PST
Webinar Registration: http://2.salford-systems.com/gradientboosting-and-post-processing/
I. Gradient Boosting and Post-Processing:
o What is missing from Gradient Boosting?
o Why post-processing techniques are used?
Added by Lisa Solomon on November 29, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments
What do the Olsen Twins, Rachel Bilson, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake and big data all have in common? All are associated with the same social e-commerce company, BeachMint, according to Donna Prlich, director of product marketing at Pentaho.…Continue
Added by Sarah Conway on November 13, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments
Big Data holds a big promise. But has that promise paid out already? Or are you heading for Big Dollar Disaster? Many take inventory of their data and find out they have terabytes of data lying around. Surely something should be done with that, so here’s how we see a lot of companies going about implementing ‘something’ for their Big Data.
Added by Jos Verwoerd on November 13, 2012 at 4:04am — No Comments
The Voice is a very successful show that runs in 28 countries around the globe. The basic concept in each version is the same: Four famous singers act as coaches. They have to select a team of vocalists through an audition process. The teams compete internally through a process of competitive elimination, until one vocalist per coach enters the Finals. There, the best vocalist of the four is declared 'The…Continue
Added by Jos Verwoerd on September 26, 2012 at 6:25am — No Comments
GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that connects givers…Continue
Added by Jos Verwoerd on September 5, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Big Data Spain 2012 Conference Online www.bigdataspain.org
Madrid 16 November, Spain
Check the speakers, call for sessions, and more... about data mining, machine learning, data analytics, data visualization, and technologies such as Hadoop, Cassandra, Apache Solr & Lucene, MapReduce, HBase, NoSQL...
Big speakers confirmed and more coming soon...
Send us your proposal, Call for Sessions until 15 September.
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I recently attended a Light Reading Marketing Roundtable event where Phil Harvey, Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief, discussed the top trends he's seeing in the Communications industry.
I was expecting him to go into traditional, hardware-based trends such as the emergence of 4G/LTE equipment, packet optical networking, and 100 Gbps fiber-optic transmission. These technologies were mentioned, but…
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Recently at the Amsterdam Smart City Event 2012, we were inundated with a dizzying array of buzz-words and heady warnings…Continue
Added by Scott Mongeau on July 1, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
Deloitte Analytics is conducting a major research study to better understand where companies are in their adoption of analytics. We would like to invite you to participate in our first annual Global Analytics Advantage survey. This brief survey should only take 15 minutes of your time and results will be shared with participants in September. Thank you!
Added by Suzy Tonini on May 30, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments
When I was creating the Summary and Detailed reports for the SAS Global Forum paper, I was demonstrating how to link from the weekly chart to the detailed report about the week. On my first try with my Week Filter based on the date value – it just would not work. Eeek! To fix the problem I made a new data item that was a character value. This posts talks about my strategy. [You can read our paper "…Continue
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