Brett Shadbolt, head of Analyst First Singapore is hosting the inaugural meeting of Analyst First in that city. This is an open, free, catered event, with an opportunity to network after the formal proceedings.
Brett and I will present an overview of Analyst First principles, position, objectives and current activities globally and in Singapore.
11th Sept 2012
11 Keng Cheow Street
#03-11 Riverside Piazza
All in Singapore are invited to attend. The event is sponsored by Censere.
On Tuesday night I presented Getting started with Predictive Analytics in the Public Sector to a public meeting of Analyst First in Canberra.
The presentation itself is an update of one given in June to Canberra’s IBM Business Analytics User Group. For this version I added material describing how analytics supports the risk management cycle, and incorporating some insights from Jim Manzi’s excellent Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society.
Part 1 of the highly recommended Uncontrolled covers the evolution of the scientific method (from Bacon on experimentation, to Hume on induction, to Popper on falsification, to Kuhn on scientific paradigms, through to the present day). Part 2 looks at the development of randomised field trials in the latter half of the twentieth century and their applications in medicine and business (i.e. analytics). Part 3 advocates the more widespread and systematic use of randomised field trials to areas of public policy, learning from the business experiment revolution.
Our thanks to BAE Systems for providing the venue.
I am very pleased to announce the fourth Australian chapter of Analyst First (A1), the Adelaide chapter, under the leadership of Inna Kolyshkina.
Inna was the principal founder and original Chair of the Institute of Analytics Prfessionals of Australia, with a 15 year in Analytics in consulting, financial services, fast moving consumer goods, transport and health.
She is currently the director of IK consulting.
As well as being the head of A1 Adelaide, she is also the head of the South Australia chapter of the IAPA.
BAE Systems Australia
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
BAE Systems Australia
14 Childers Street
Canberra ACT 2600
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by 26 August
Many agencies are seeking to harness the potential of Predictive Analytics. This session will provide practical guidance for getting started with Predictive Analytics initiatives, drawing on lessons learned at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
Conventional Business Intelligence provides a largely historic view of enterprise data, but its volume and complexity often obscure additional insights. Predictive Analytic methods can uncover highly specific predictive patterns, trends and relationships. These data-driven insights can be utilised by public sector agencies to create risk and behavioural profiles, detect and counteract fraud and non-compliance, and enrich strategic and operational intelligence products.
The session will cover:
- How Predictive Analytics makes use of data
- What comprises a Predictive Analytics capability, and how to develop one
- How to develop a business case for Predictive Analytics
- What you can do to get started
with Predictive Analytics, right now, with the resources and data you already have
This is a free, public event.
With over a decade of experience in business analytics, Stephen Samild held consulting, advisory, implementation, solution specialist and product management roles at SAS, Cognos, and Beacon IT before co-founding Presciient in 2008.
Dr. Graham Williams
Chapter Head, ACT
Director of Analytics at the Australian Tax Office, Graham Williams is also a fellow of the Institute of Analytics Professionals (IAPA), and creator of the popular data mining package Rattle.
You might not know it from job advertisements, conference sponsorship, and other indicators of mindshare, even as some vendors are adapting.
Here are some others.
What is clear : Certain vendors’ business models will eventually have to change radically. Sales and marketing budgets alone cannot hold back, let alone reverse this.
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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