It's an Analytics Block Party!

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How well do you know your neighbors? You may share a wall/fence with them, but do you even know their names?  Have you ever talked to them about anything more than the weather (or maybe that temperamental mail delivery guy)?

Three Things I Learned at Strata+Hadoop World

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As I mentioned a little over a month ago, I was pretty excited about the chance I was given to attend the Strata+Hadoop World conference in San Jose. It turns out that that anticipation was justified.

How Alberta Health Services Combined Process and KM

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Daniela Robu, Director Knowledge Management Infrastructure at Alberta Health Services, talks about using an enterprise platform to help with collaboration and knowledge exchange. She also explains what was the impetus that led Alberta Health Services to develop support for collaboration and knowledge exchange and the biggest hurdle faced when developing innovation and collaboration across departments.

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?

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.

Enhancing Logistics Operations in Upstream Oil & Gas

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Corey Vickers, Logistics Category Manager at Chevron, previews his 2015 APQC Process Conference breakout session on the use of the LDSS solution. Chevron has been able to improve coordination and gain efficiencies resulting in tens of millions of dollars of reduced costs, and gain enterprise-wide buy-in from multiple stakeholder groups to standardize processes.

The 2015 APQC Process Conference is October 29-30.