• 00:29

    Simulation Analytics and Data Management

    in Software

     
    Join Dr. Scott Imlay and Dr. Durrell Rittenberg from Tecplot, Inc. for another informative show.   The dramatic growth in computer power has driven an increase in both size and number of CAE simulations used in engineering and scientific analysis. The increase in number of simulation cases has revealed a gap in current post-processing analysis capabilities which were designed to analyze one simulation case at a time. Simulation Analytics software fills this gap.   Simulation Analytics is the application of visualization, data management, statistics, and data mining to related collections of datasets generated by computer-aided engineering (CAE) codes. In particular, simulation analytics involves the coupled analysis of the detailed field data and the associated meta-data for a related collection of data-sets. In this talk, Dr. Imlay will discuss the nature of simulation analytics discuss its application to production and exploratory CFD calculations.

  • 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.


     



     

  • 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.

  • 00:07

    Aviation and Simulation News

    in Travel

    Today we are going to be talking about aviation and simulation news

  • 00:30

    Is the Universe a Simulation?

    in Science

    In this episode, blogger Sacerdotus will speak on the topic "The Universe as a Simulation." Some philosophers and even some physicists believe this may in fact be true.  Even Hollywood has touched on the hypothesis via blockbuster movies such as "The Matrix" where humanity is cognitively enslaved in a simulation of the universe.


    Are we a "brain in a vat?"


    Are we really here or projections on a machine?


    Is what we call reality in fact a "Sims game" of sort?


    Who made this simulation? 


    What powers this simulation?


    Is this even possible?


    Does this prove God exists?

    Sacerdotus will touch on these questions and more in this program using philosophy of science paradigms and physics.  

  • 00:44

    Using Predictive Analytics for Caseload Segmentation

    in Management

    Interview with Dr. Steven J. Golightly


    Director


    Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department


    Dr. Golightly currently serves as Director of the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department, one of the largest locally-administered child support programs in the nation.  He was appointed to this position by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on February 23, 2007.


    In 1999, he accepted a position with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services as Chief Deputy Director and then subsequently served as Acting Director of that agency until 2002 when he moved to then-newly created Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department.  Los Angeles County is the largest unit of local government in the nation with over 10 million citizens and a County government workforce in excess of 100,000.  As Director of Child Support, he currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the County’s Child Support agency with an annual budget of $172 million and a workforce of over 1500 individuals.


    In 1996, Dr. Golightly was appointed as a career member of the Federal government's Senior Executive Service and served as Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, based in Federal Region IV - the eight southeastern states.  


    Dr. Golightly has an undergraduate degree in Business Management, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University at Dominguez Hills and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University.

  • 00:35

    How Mature is Your Analytics Program?

    in Technology

    Everyone is investing in big data analytics. Do you know how well you are doing it compared to your competitors?


    Even if you feel extremely confident in the hard work and millions of dollars you’ve invested in your analytics programs, there’s probably one thing that keeps you up at night—just how hard is the other guy working? You can keep working in a vacuum or you can find a tool to help you see just how far you’ve come. INFORMS has developed the Analytics Maturity Tool to give you more peace of mind (or scary truth) about just how you are doing.


    INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science, and analytics. It serves students, managers, analysts, and consultants, and publishes 13 scholarly journals.
    INFORMS members, Norm Reitter and Aaron Buciaga will be joining the A2 community to discuss the tool as well as best practices to make your analytics program more mature. You will learn:



    About the INFORMS tool and whether it can help your organization
    How to figure out where your analytics programs is right now
    How to set new analytics goals for your organization
    What you should be doing to improve your analytics efforts

  • 00:31

    The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 24 -- Bruins talk, analytics, McDavid debate

    in Hockey

    In this edition of The Hockey Guys podcast, co-hosts Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) and Chris Shannon (@ChrisShannon16) are joined by Bruins reporter Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) to talk about Boston's struggles this season, and if they can make the playoffs. Cole sticks around to discuss the National Hockey League adding analytics to their official website, and how the reputation of advanced stats has evolved over the years. Hunter and Chris close out the show debating who they think needs Connor McDavid more to boost their franchise. 

  • 00:13

    Buyers Meeting Point Weekly Update for March 30th, 2015

    in Business

    I would once again like to welcome from Buyers Meeting Point to share information of this week's events and news from the world of purchasing, Kelly Barner.


    NOTE: This week's recommended events are from Rosslyn Analytics (technological breakthroughs in spend analytics), SAP/Ariba and Ardent Partners (CPO Rising 2015), and Zycus and Hackett Group (P2P process measurement). In this week's guest audio, Kevin Lecompte of the Gap Partnership provides a very interesting perspective on the negotiation skills needed by procurement in today's more collaborative business climate.


    Link to negotiation article: Article by veteran contracts expert Lewis-Fernandez demonstrates the kind of thinking that gives negotiation a bad name 


    Share your thought's on what you believe is The Future of Procurement on Twitter using the hashtag #FutureBuy


    Be sure to visit the Buyers Meeting Point website @ http://buyersmeetingpoint.com

  • 00:44

    Gateway To Baseball Heaven

    in Sports

    Every week, two of the Best Fans In Baseball (TM) bring you everything you need to know (and maybe some things you don't) about the current state of the St. Louis Cardinals.  This week, Daniel Shoptaw (C70 At The Bat) and Tara Wellman (Bird Tales) will talk with Brad Cook of Out of the Park Baseball about the newest offering in that storied baseball simulation line.  Then they'll get into Marco Gonzales's spring, Adam Wainwright's first start, and the fact that baseball is just two weeks away.

  • 01:00

    Education Canaries: Can data rich systems predict and prevent failure?

    in Education

    One of the significant promises of big data in education is to predict and prevent student failure. Of course we want to see learners succeed and data can help us with that as well, however, catching students before they get lost or even drop out is essential. Some visionaries see technology as driving learning through increasingly intelligent prompts, assessments of learning, and directing learners to ever more complex and advanced concepts… all driven by models for learning driven by student generated data. More recently many educational leaders have a more holistic view of data and recognize that while we need to educate the whole child, we need to also look at information about the whole child to diagnose and address learning deficiencies and help students on a path where they can be successful. Beyond their inherent interest in helping children, educators and the institutions in which they work are being held accountable to show learner progress. In this show we will explore the many different kinds of data that can be used to monitor student progress, identify those who require assistance, and the systems that make sense of those data to support educators and parents in driving student success.


    Guests at the table:



    Barbara Clements,  Consultant at ESP Solutions Group
    Dan Ginsberg, VP Global Product Strategy at Pearson
    Bill Meade, Data Science Director at Neal Analytics


    To keep up to date, subscribe to the show at  edtabletalk.org


    Ideas for future show topics? Tweet us @edtabletalk.  

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