Following the creation of the recently announced Tokyo chapter, Analyst First is now truly Asia-Wide, with the addition of Singapore and Hong Kong Chapters, both headed by Brett Shadbolt, who has built an international empire with his company The Censere Group, formed over 10 years ago.
Censere now has offices across the Asia Paicific, in Auckland, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, the Maldives and Seoul.
Censere provides valuation services for mergers and acquisitions, as well as specialised assessment of human capital, strategic reviews and other advisory services for the most senior officers and boards of organisations.
We welcome Brett as a valuable addition to the growing international team.
For those in Sydney or able to get there in early July, I will be presenting on the results, findings and workings of the AIPIO Collective Forecasting Competition at the Sydney Users of R Forum On Tue July 10.
The AIPIO is of course the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers. They have hosted a number of A1 related presentations in the past, and are a natural friend of A1, given our principle of The Intelligence Model of Analytics.
Collective forecasting and related methods such as Prediction Markets, working as they do on the aggregated tacit data of human beings, are truly “Analyst First” analytics techniques, with human beings adopting the traditional roles of algorithms and electronic data. Collective Forecating is also the only tool consistently appropriate for the most important decisions made in businesses. These tend to be one-off, data poor and often based largely on human-held tacit knowledge.
Big claims? Come along and argue if you happen to be around.
The AIPIO Collective Forecasting Competiton also begins its new round.
All are invited to participate by registering and entering predictions, or by suggesting additional events to forecast.
The months of July and August will involve a number of other Analyst First related events, including:
The long anticipated launch of regular public Analyst First events in Canberra, with thanks to BAE Systems for providing the venue, as they kindly do for monthly A1 ACT chapter Leadership Group meetings.
A presentation of the Analyst First vision in Wellington, New Zealand at the annual conference of the New Zealand Institute of Intelligence Professionals (NZIIP)
Regular Analyst First Leadership Group meetings in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. Those interested in being involved in chapter leadership groups please contact me or the other Chaoter heads: Graham Williams in Canberra, Yuval Marom and Tony Laing in Melbourne, and Kevin Gray in Tokyo.
Also forthcoming are a number of expansions of the website, and the creation of new content including a charter of A1 principles, and a list of subscribing A1 practitioners. A number of other initiatives in the works too rhanks to good work by Canberra Chapter Leadership Group.
About usAnalyst First is a new approach to analytics, where tools take a far less important place than the people who perform, manage, request and envision analytics, while analytics is seen as a non-repetitive, exploratory and creative process where the outcome is not known at the start, and only a fraction of efforts are expected to result in success. This is in contrast with a common perception of analytics as IT and process.
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