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Are You Ready for Analytics 3.0?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - 11:51
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:47
Dr. Thomas Davenport, in a recent Harvard Business Review article, says “Some of us now perceive another shift, fundamental and far-reaching enough that we can fairly call it Analytics 3.0.”  What does this mean for leaders of large organizations?   The Three Phases of Analytics.  Davenport writes that the field of "analytics" has evolved over the past 60 years in three phases:

Conversations with Authors Series with Jen Bachner

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 - 15:23
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Description: What is predictive policing? How does predictive policing complement traditional policing methods? What are the operational challenges of predictive policing? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with the Jen Bachner, author of Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics.
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Mon, 12/16/2013
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Description: What is predictive policing? How does predictive policing complement traditional policing methods? What are the operational challenges of predictive policing? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with the Jen Bachner, author of Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics.

Predicting Famine Through Analytics

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - 14:19
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 13:11
The Famine Early Warning System is an interagency network among federal agencies and the United Nations that began in 1985, using scientific data to target about $1.5 billion in food aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to those who need it most.  Participating federal agencies include the U.S.

From Data to Decisions III

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - 16:04
Today’s senior managers are tempted to begin analytics programs before determining the mission-essential questions they are seeking data to answer.  Older data-based analytics efforts often grew out of the discoveries of line employees who made connections and saw patterns in data after receiving new software or hardware that helped them make sense of what they were studying.

Predictive Analytics: How to Prevent Crime from Happening

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 - 10:05
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:02
City police departments across the country are turning traditional police officers into “data detectives.”  Police departments across the country have adapted business techniques --  initially developed by retailers, such as Netflix and WalMart, to predict consumer behavior -- to predict criminal behavior.  A new IBM Center report, by Dr.

Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - 14:52
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In this report, Dr. Bachner tells compelling stories of how new policing approaches in communities are turning traditional police officers into “data detectives.”  Police departments across the country have adapted business techniques --  initially developed by retailers, such as Netflix and WalMart, to predict consumer behavior -- to predict criminal behavior.  The report presents case studies of the experiences of Santa Cruz, CA; Baltimore County, MD; and Richmond, VA, in using predictive policing as a new and effective tool to combat crime.

From the Executive Director

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 - 15:30
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The combination of the “fiscal cliff”—involving debts, deficits, budgets, taxes—combined with the opportunities facing the administration, as well as the increased power of the Internet, social media, and “Big Data,” place government leaders in uncharted waters that hold the potential for great challenges, but also great opportunities. Now more than ever, stakeholders in the success of government must come forward with creative approaches to solving seemingly intractable problems.
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