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  • 00:36

    An Infrastructure for Analytics

    in Technology

    Applications for analytics are important, but those analytics have to run on hardware of some sort. The infrastructure you choose, whether public cloud or on-premise data center, something in between or a combination of multiple platforms, will have a significant impact on the application's performance.


    In this episode we talk with Jim O'Reilly, a noted expert on application infrastructure, about the plusses and minuses of the different infrastructures and how a company should go about the process of deciding which infrastructure is the best one for their analytics needs.

  • 00:32

    Hire and Manage a Great Analytics Team

    in Technology

    Building an enterprise analytics team isn't just about competing for talent. The team that leads a big data analytics initiative needs to include the right mix of technical skills -- experience with data management and development of algorithms, models and applications -- as well as what we call soft skills, such as business experience and the ability to communicate with business unit leaders. Don't forget issues like identifying leaders, and rewarding and retaining your analytics talent in a competitive environment.


    Manav Misra, who leads a 70-person analytics team at Internet service provider CenturyLink, joins All Analytics Radio to share his experiences and his advice with the A2 community. Misra understands that the statistician, the visualization expert, and the Hadoop specialist bring different but vital talents to a team, and that the skills mix can vary from company to company.


    In this event you will learn:



    About recruiting analytics team members, whether they are fresh from college or bring 30 years of data-focused experience, at a time when it seems that every company is searching for the same talent
    How to identify the right mix of skills and experiences for your own organization
    How factors such as corporate demands for tight cybersecurity and the evolution of the Internet of Things raise the bar for the analytics team
    How you can motivate, reward, and retain data science talent


    Join us on Tuesday, September 1 at 3 pm (EDT) and bring your questions for Manav Misra.


     

  • 00:10

    PODCAST: The Future of Business Analytics for Today’s Enterprises

    in Finance

    Today, we are speaking with Harris Gofstein, a Director with SC&H Group’s Hyperion EPM and Oracle BI consulting practice, who is discussing the future of business analytics for today’s enterprises.

  • 00:32

    Use Mobile Analytics to See the Big Picture

    in Technology

    We are in an era when mobility is critical to many business applications. Smart phones may come to mind first, but look around your organization, and see the portable devices and heavy equipment that are generating data in the field. Think test equipment and delivery vehicles, for example. What can the data they produce tell you about their status and how they are being used by your personnel or your customers.


    Alex Glaser, a director with Harbor Research Inc., joins All Analytics Radio on Wednesday, August 26, at 2 pm (EDT) to discuss how enterprise analytics teams can use that data and predictive analytics tools to drive efficiency and improve customer service?


    In this event you will learn:



    How some organizations are identifying new mobile applications built not only around phones but with many other types of intelligent devices
    How analytics can help to improve the performance of many types of mobile products
    How to effectively manage and evaluate the volumes of big data generated by mobile devices in an enterprise organization


    Join us on Wednesday, August 26 at 2 pm EDT.

  • 00:36

    Health Analytics: Find Data Beyond the Hospital Doors

    in Technology

    Everyone is talking about using analytics to improve healthcare, collecting data on blood pressure, insulin levels, heart rate and other indicators. However, health plan CareSource not only is analyzing that traditional medical data but is using analytics to draw a more complete picture of a patient and the life factors -- lifestyle, home life, and work -- that shape their health. The goal is to prevent recurrence of medical issues and readmission to the hospital.


    Bob Gladden, vice president for CareSource's Center for Analytics, and his team are taking creative approaches to healthcare analytics in an effort to keep their clients healthier in the long run. Gladden joins All Analytics Radio to discuss how organizations can use analytics to search for healthcare solutions that range beyond what we have grown to view as standard health data.


    In this show you will learn:



    About the impact that unnecessary recurrence and readmission have on patients, providers, insurers, and the public
    How providers and insurers can utilize data analytics to have a positive impact on patient lives while delivering efficiencies throughout the healthcare system
    What types of life factors have a significant impact on patient health and how data can identify possible solutions
    About the unexpected role that healthcare analytics can have in shaping public policy, particularly for those patients most in need

  • 00:28

    Analytics Anonymous Podcast #1: Pre-Training Camp and MLB Trade Deadline

    in Sports

    We talk about Jacob's upcoming trip to Vikings Training Camp and potential MLB trades before the deadline. We're sorry if this one sucks, it's our first one.

  • 00:31

    Andrew Gadomski on Recruitment and Analytics

    in Social Networking

    Andrew Gadomski @AndrewGadomski Founder of Aspen Advisors drops by @DriveThruHR  to talk about Recruitment and Analytics


    DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals.  Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time.  The radio program is hosted by @williamtincup, @Thehrbuddy @TheOneCrystal & @MikeVanDervort..  The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at  @drivethruhr and #dthr.


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  • 00:34

    Learn Why Analytics Are at Home in the Cloud

    in Technology

    Flexibility, scalability, efficiency, and speed to market are some of the reasons enterprises are turning to cloud-based applications in their efforts to enable data-driven decision making. Organizations of all sizes are discovering that taking advantage of big data doesn't require huge investments in IT infrastructure and that cloud-based analytics tools eliminate the need for massive development efforts.


    All Analytics Radio will be examining why the cloud makes good sense for an enterprise analytics initiative. Our guest for this show at 2 pm (EDT) on Monday, June 15, is Jeff Kaplan, who is founder and managing director of THINKstrategies, a consultancy focused on helping organizations find business benefits and new market opportunities through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Managed Services and other service solutions. Jeff will be discussing how cloud services and applications can help an enterprise optimize its data analytics initiatives.


    In this show you will learn more about:



    How the cloud enables a company to implement an analytics strategy quickly and efficiently
    Why the cloud provides the flexibility and scalability that an enterprise needs as their analytics strategy evolves and grows
    The questions that an enterprise executive needs to ask cloud providers about data security
    When a cloud-based strategy is right for an enterprise


     

  • 00:32

    How to Hire Great Analytics Talent

    in Technology

    The buzz around the data scientist job title has job candidates looking for a goldmine and has left executives wondering if a shortage of  analytics professionals will hamstring corporate data initiatives. Somewhere in the between those extremes sits a manager charged with building the analytics team.


    The All Analytics Radio Show is focused on helping that hiring manager with their task at hand, finding and hiring great candidates to fill data science and analytics positions. Robert Half Technology’s senior executive director John Reed joins A2 Radio to share advice that can help managers recruit the talent that they need for their teams. You're not a hiring manager? Maybe you can learn about what to expect if you toss your hat into the ring for a new analytics position.


    In this episode of A2 Radio, you will learn:




    Whether managers are finding the analytics/data science talent needed to fill out their analytics team



    About the key skillsets (technical and soft skills) that hiring managers are looking for



    In which technical/industry/geographic areas hiring managers have to pay a premium to land the right candidate



    What types of analytics jobs are in greatest demand



    About some creative strategies hiring managers/recruiters are employing to bring in analytics talent



  • 00:32

    Analytics: Your Defense Against Cyber Threats

    in Technology

    Cyberthreats from around the world won't go away. In fact, they only will continue to become more complex and more persistent, and traditional IT security tools won't give you the protection your organization needs.


    However, you can get proactive and minimize the dangers with help from big data analytics. Analytics tools not only can help you identify threats in real time -- enhancing your ability to counter them before damage is done -- but can assist in identifying the technical and human vulnerabilities on your corporate network.


    Cybersecurity expert Ray Boisvert, who is president and CEO of I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS), joins All Analytics Radio on Wednesday, May 27, at 2 pm (EDT), to discuss the ongoing cybersecurity threats and how big data analytics can help you tighter your organization's security infrastructure.


    In this show you will learn:



    More about how sophisticated persistent cyberthreats have become, and where they come from
    How analytics can help you identify what "normal" should look like on your network, so you can better spot abnormal behavior
    How you can use analytics tools to get a better look at what really is on your network, including who has access to which applications
    What analytics mean in allow real-time response to threats.


    Be sure to join All Analytics Radio and Ray Boisvert on May 27.


     

  • 00:34

    Sports Analytics Mean Fun and Business

    in Technology

    Numbers drive sports in ways never imagined back when Babe Ruth's home run records of 60 and 714 were iconic. Today, numbers -- data -- determine which plays will be called and which players will make their millions. As fans, we love those numbers, from batting averages to vertical leaps. Yet, sports are big business, and numbers -- data analytics -- translate into bottom line performance for franchises. Analytics help to put fans in seats and keep salary caps at a safe distance.


    Sport also is a proving ground for data analytics that can be applied to other businesses, from government to manufacturing, from retail to travel. Lessons learned in evaluating players can be applied to hiring. Revenue optimization techniques can spell success in baseball or just about any other business.


    All Analytics Radio will look at how data is making a difference in sports, whether on the field or in the front office. Which sports analytics concepts can be extended to other business environments? Our guest, Ray Hensberger of Booz Allen Hamilton’s NextGen Analytics team, has plenty of ideas on the use of sports analytics. That team is building big data applications for the sports sector, while keeping an eye on how the same techniques can be used by their enterprise clients.


    Join us on Tuesday, March 24, at 3 pm (ET), when Ray Hensberger discusses sports analytics as they are applied on the field and in the board room.


    In this A2 Radio Show you will learn:



    About applications that predict the likely play call for an opposing football team or baseball pitcher's pitch selection
    About tools for evaluating athletes' skills and strengths
    How successful sports franchises are driving attendance and their brands
    And, how tools designed for success on the field, the court, or the ice can bring competitive advantage to your own business.