Eagerly Anticipating My First Data and Analytics Pilgrimage

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As part of my professional plan this year, one of my goals is to increase my expertise in the area of analytics. That’s why I decided to ask my manager to send me to an analytics conference. What better way to bolster my analytics knowledge than to surround myself for 48 hours with world-renowned analytics experts from every industry?

Process Management Fails Because Of Bad Language

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Around here, lots of process conversations start with, “Hey! Got a minute?”

When someone around APQC comes to me with one of those, I immediately cringe a little bit – rarely is the request something that I can actually handle in “a minute”. This is especially true if the request has something to do with how my department (Open Standards Benchmarking®) works with other departments (like marketing, research, finance, HR, etc.). But I have a secret weapon in my arsenal: MosaiQ™.

Cognitive Computing and Analytics Will Bring Big Changes

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Cognitive computing will be as disruptive to organizations in the next decade as social media was in the last. Maybe more. 

Cognitive computing, along with its engines machine learning and predictive analytics, will radically transform the way we interact with content and each other in our digital lives. Content management, collaboration and the entire search experience will change and become more personal, more customized, and more automated.

How the Internet of Things and Big Data Impact the Supply Chain

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Big data and Internet of Things (IoT) are changing how organizations are operating their supply chains. Organizations are learning new ways to collect, share, and use data to understand their customers and make better strategic business decisions.

So “Algorithm” Is NOT a Musical Term? The New Vocabulary of Analytics

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What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the phrase “data and analytics”? For me, it’s numbers. Numbers being crunched, twisted, and spit out by a large mainframe computer in a heavily air-conditioned room.

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How to Make Running Your Business Look Easy: Analytics at Netflix

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I confess that I have a burning passion for movies.  I constantly seek out new movies to watch and I am always at least somewhat (and often very) distracted if a movie happens to be playing wherever I am.  My girlfriend knows this and, quite kindly, acts as a second set of eyes out there for me, helping me make sure that I don’t miss out on any great films.

How FMC Created an Innovative Environment

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Tamara Viles and Kim Glover of FMC Technologies Inc. give a preview of their 2015 APQC Process Conference break out session on supporting innovation and collaboration for process improvement.

5 Innovations Leaders Believe Are on the Way

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A majority of business decision makers want their organizations to do more to embrace modern technologies and new channels of customer engagement and digital experience. That’s one of the key findings presented by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in its report Accelerating Business Transformation Through IT Innovation: Getting the Business Leader Take on the IT Change Mandate.

Innovation in the Financial Services Industry

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APQC recently spoke with Mick Simonelli, innovation consultant and former senior executive who built USAA's Innovation Program, and Mike Fitzgerald, innovation leader and senior analyst with Celent, about innovation trends for banks, insurers, and securities firms. They also outlined how these organizations can improve innovation capability.

How Disruptive Entrepreneurship Drives Business Transformation

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Business Performance Innovation Network (BPI) in partnership with Tech Mahindra produced a research report based on an online survey of more than 250 enterprise business leaders and innovators across North America, Europe, and Asia. APQC recently interviewed Dave Murray, director of thought leadership at BPI, and Lakshmanan Chidambaram, senior vice president of North American operations at Tech Mahindra.