Yearly Archives: 2015


Adoption of Telematics in Auto Insurance

Telematics is the application of a combination of technologies to gather data from automobiles and transmit it to a receiving organization for various purposes. It could also be two-way communication, and this again depends on the purpose. The use of telematics is an example of an end point technology that forms one part of the [...]

By |December 13th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

Traits of a Great Data Scientist

Data scientists are a rare breed. It’s not easy to find the perfect blend of skills in information technology, statistics and business. Having said that, more and more are slowly beginning to be emerge after building up their profiles through a mix of experience and training. We’re still a long way off, however, in terms [...]

By |November 13th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

Integration of Predictive Analytics into the Enterprise

A couple of decades ago I had the opportunity to work on a business problem that initially seemed rather daunting. The challenge was to optimize the operations of a precision engineering goods manufacturer by moving to a completely different approach to planning. Our company initially used to follow the practices that were derived from the [...]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

Risk Management in Analytics Projects

  Business analytics with big data is increasingly being used to help manage risk in a number of areas such as operations, finance, insurance and security. While the broad lifecycle phases of any analytics project remain pretty much the same, the techniques that are used to implement each phase may vary a little depending on [...]

By |October 16th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

The Art and Science of Data Visualization

Many companies have succeeded in implementing analytics and using it for various purposes. Some of the better known companies that were early adopters included those like GE, a company that has always been associated with excellence and innovation driven by facts and metrics programs (commonly known these days as a data driven culture). They are [...]

Analytics and the Role of the CEO

As the adoption of business analytics continues to grow, greater clarity is being gained in understanding what goes into achieving results with it, and how much effort various functions need to contribute to it. In earlier posts I’ve expressed my perspective on howanalytics projects should be run, and what factors make them successful and productive. [...]

By |September 25th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

Does Automated Analytics need Manual Intervention?

As the adoption of predictive analytics in business continues to pick up, there is also a parallel thrust to harness the use of Big Data for analytics purposes. Working with Big Data, of course, means working with huge volumes of varied data. The statistical techniques that are used in analytics are not new, but their [...]

By |September 18th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

Dipping in the Data Lake

Over the past couple of years the term data lake has increasingly come into prominence. It was first used by James Dixon, the Chief Technology Officer of Pentaho back in 2010, and more recently the concept has been hyped up a lot by a number of technology product vendors to promote their offerings in this [...]

By |September 11th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments