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The Analytics Buzz

The Analytics Buzz is a podcast about trends, tools, techniques, and talent related to data science and analytics. Our podcast uses an interview format with industry and academic leaders, and is intended for analytics-interested business professionals from the U.S. and beyond.

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The Analytics Buzz: Nevarda Smith

Nevarda Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Docsnap

Analytics Throughout the Innovation Lifecycle

In this episode, Nevarda will discuss such topics as:

Innovation process
Analytics to support innovation stages
Barriers for implementing analytics and ways to overcome

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The Analytics Buzz: Speros Kokenes

Speros Kokenes, Visual Analytics Practice Lead, Axis Group

Current state and trends in data visualization

In this episode, Speros will discuss such topics as:

The meaning of data visualization
Current state of adaption of visualization
Changes and trends in data visualization

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The Analytics Buzz: Wes Chaar

Dr. Wes Chaar, SVP of Analytics, Data, and Decision Sciences, Turner

Using Analytics for Innovative Solutions

In this episode, Wes will discuss such topics as:

- Innovation in the media industry
- Using advanced analytics to develop solutions
-Data for more creative and effective advertising

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The Analytics Buzz: Victor Nilson

Victor Nilson, Senior VP Big Data, AT&T
Developing and driving a strong data culture

In this episode, Victor will discuss such topics as:

- The meaning of data culture
- Things that make a company data driven
- Moving the company to a data driven culture

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The Analytics Buzz: Sanjay Bhagat

Using Analytics to Drive Innovation

In this episode, Sanjay will discuss such topics as:

-Types of data-inspired innovation initiatives
-Barriers to implementing analytics solutions for innovation
- Suggestions for effectively integrating analytics within innovation process

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The Analytics Buzz: Tom Davenport

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The Analytics Buzz: Keith Osbon

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The Analytics Buzz: Craig Brabec

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The Anaytics Buzz: Dwight Specht, Designing Successful Dashboards

Designing Successful Dashboards

In this episode, Dwight will discuss such topics as:

- The importance of designing great dashboards
- Common pitfalls in business intelligence designs
- Methods for overcoming challenges associated with dashboard choices
- Advice and resources for improving skills needed

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The Analytics Buzz: Alex Vayner, Trends in Data Science

Trends in Data Science and the Focus on the Customer

• History of data and analytics
• Inflection from inward to outward focus in analytics
• Trend toward more customer-driven problem solving

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The Analytics Buzz: Tom Aliff, Senior Vice President - US Data and Analytics, Equifax

The Criticality of Developing Truly Meaningful Insights from Analytics
In this episode, Tom will discuss such topics as:
Understanding what it means for data to have value
Learning techniques for making your data and analytics solutions resonate
Developing strategies for skills to communicate insights

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The Analytics Buzz: Woodson Savage, Sr. Director, Enterprise Data Strategy

Cox Automotive Automotive Analytics: Unique Challenges and Use Cases

In this episode, Woodson will discuss such topics as:
What are the types of business questions in the automotive industry?
How have the changes in the auto industry influenced and pushed more and different types of analytics?
What is the future of data use for solving more complex problems in the automotive field?

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The Analytics Buzz: Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, Chair of the Analytics Certification Board at INFORMS

The Meaning of Analytics Certifications
In this episode, Polly will discuss such topics as:
What are valid certification in data science and analytics?
How do certifications work, and how are they earned?
Does certification replace the need for a degree, or are they complements of each other?
What would you say to anyone considering certification? How can an analytics person decide which certifications are most meaningful?

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The Analytics Buzz: Ravi Durairaj, Executive Director, Nebula Partners

Adaptive Business Intelligence Solutions
In this episode, Ravi will discuss such topics as:
Gain an understanding of business intelligence solutions
Understand where we stand right now with Business Intelligence
Learn about 'adaptive' solutions, and how they work
Hear where BI is going next

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The Analytics Buzz: Payman Sadegh, Chief Scientist, Data & Marketing Science, Visual IQ, Inc.

Beyond the Project, Operationalizing Analytics
In this episode, Payman will discuss such topics as:
Learn the lifecycle of an analytics project
Challenges associated with developing sustainable anaytics solutions
Insights into ways to operationalize analytics

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The Analytics Buzz: Jim Sterne, Founder of eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit

All About Analytics Conferences
In this episode, Jim will discuss such topics as:
What are the different types of data science and analytics conferences?
How can someone benefits from conference participation?
What are the trends for data science and analytics conferences?
How can someone new to conferences learn more and get involved?

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The Analytics Buzz: Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer, Teradata Corporation

Instilling Analytically Focused Leadership

In this episode, Bill will discuss such topics as:
Inspiring leaders to be more data focused
Strategies to shift senior management toward more data-inspired leadership direction
Advice for analytics professionals looking to get their leadership more data-focused

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The Analytics Buzz: John Damalas, Executive, Data Science & Analytics, GE Power Services

The Application of Data Science in the Power Industry
In this episode, John will discuss such topics as:
Current state of power with regards to data and use
Unique challenges in power when implementing data analytics solutions
Application of data science in the energy industry
Advice for influencing more data driven process in the power industry

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The Analytics Buzz: Dr. Michael Schmidt, Chief Technology Officer, Nutonian

Developing Analytical Models Using Artificial Intelligence
In this episode, Michael will discuss such topics as:
What is artificial intelligence, and how does it relate to building analytical models?
What are some good applications of AI in data science?
What are some barriers to implementing AI based solutions?
Where do you see AI going – should we expect more of the same, or will we see a shift?

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The Analytics Buzz: Dr. John Stasko, Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

Application of Data Visualization Techniques
In this episode, John will discuss such topics as:
What is data visualization?
What’s the role of the analyst, types of skills needed, how important are creativity, understanding the business and their objectives, and other skills?
What are the barriers, what hurdles have to be overcome to truly embrace data visualization?

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The Analytics Buzz: Dr. Maribeth Gandy Coleman

Director, Interactive Media Technology Center
Director, Wearable Computing Center
Associate Director, Media, Institute for People and Technology
Importance of Data Analytics in Wearable Devices Ecosystems
In this episode, Maribeth will discuss such topics as:
Data produced by wearable devices
Business questions we can address about wearable devices through data analytics
Improvement of wearable device technology from analytics insights

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The Analytics Buzz: Dr. Daniel Magestro, VP Research Director, International Institute for Analytics

Understanding Inherent Risks in Analytics
In this episode, Daniel will discuss such topics as:
What are types of ‘risks’ in analytics?
How can we better recognize risks, and understand them?
What can we do to reduce these risks within the data science and analytics process?

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The Analytics Buzz: David Schmitt, VP Marketing Analytics Strategy at Beckon, Inc.

The Application of Analytics and Data Science for Developing Agile Marketing

In this episode, David will discuss such topics as:
The use of analytics and data science
What is this agile marketing phenomenon
How agile marketing relate to analytics
How agile marketing works
Advice for analytics professionals

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The Analytics Buzz: Dr. Ahmet Kuyumcu, President, Prorize LLC

Using Data to Improve Pricing Decisions
In this episode, Ahmet will discuss such topics as:
Learn how pricing practices are happening now
How analytics can help improve the pricing process
Types of data used to create pricing models
Benefits of using data to develop pricing models

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