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Real Time Data Science and the DIKW Pyramid

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by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote for TechRepublic, “A client asked me to run a weeklong workshop in Houston, Texas. When the workshop ended, I went straight from my client’s office to the airport with the help of Google Maps… The app was able to calculate the quickest route in real time based on…

6 Cybervillains Your Data Science Team Can Fend Off

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by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote for TechRepublic, “You cannot combat cybercrime without data science — period. However, not all cybercriminals have the same signature. If you’re serious about defending against cyberattacks, consider deploying your data science team against these six types of cybervillains. (1) The Revenger. Insider attacks pose the largest threat for…

Best Practices in Data Storytelling

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by Jelani Harper Data storytelling is a critical aspect of analytics that was not given much attention until recently. An Enterprise Data World 2015 session entitled “Visualize This: The Art of Data Storytelling” featuring Kimberly Nevala and Bree Baich of SAS indicates that data storytelling plays an integral role in: Advanced Analytics: The more advanced…

Knowing Your Numbers: How Data is Fueling Social Entrepreneurship

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by Angela Guess Sujan Patel recently wrote for Entrepreneur, “Social entrepreneurship is making waves in the worlds of business and social justice. Over the last decade and a half, an ideal environment has been created, fostering an explosion of this (relatively) newfound way of doing business. As a result, a model has been hatched that…

Case Study: An Inside Look at Airbnb’s Data Science Journey

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by Angela Guess Riley Newman of Airbnb recently wrote in VentureBeat, “Five years ago, I joined Airbnb as its first data scientist. At that time, the few people who’d even heard of the company were still figuring out how to pronounce its name, and the roughly seven-person team (depending on whether you counted that guy…

Introducing Civis: The Data Science Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Civis Analytics was born out of the Obama 2012 campaign headquarters in a monitor-filled back room known affectionately as ‘The Cave’ — a group of scientists and engineers that used data to change the way modern political campaigns are run. Backed by Google Chairman…

Master Data Chefs and the Citizen Data Scientist

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by Angela Guess Dan Woods recently wrote for Forbes, “Data scientists are like the master chefs of the business world… Companies invest heavily to hire these experts. They are a precious resource and one that is all the more limited because they alone must prepare all the ingredients that go into everything that comes out…

Data Science Is NOT Dead: Here’s the Proof

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by Angela Guess Henrik Nordmark recently wrote in Information Age, “I read with some interest, and a fair bit of astonishment, Richard Lee’s recent column alleging that data science is dead. Of course, everyone is entitled to an opinion, but when the central premise of the point you are making is inherently faulty, you should…

9 Myths About Big Data and Your Business

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by Angela Guess Andrew C. Oliver recently wrote for InfoWorld, “Big data analytics is one of the major trends every company is told it must jump on for competitive advantage, even survival. As a result, there’s a lot of mythology around big data. Those myths can lead you astray, wasting resources or putting you on…