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Before Data Science: Statistics

This post is a companion to our previous post, Beyond Data Science: Industrial Engineering.  The notion in that article was that there is more to analytics than just data science, the specific case being industrial engineering. For a long time…

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Beyond Data Science: Industrial Engineering

Much attention has been heaped upon the data science profession for about a decade now, including by our own chairman, Tom Davenport, who called it "the sexiest job of the 21st Century".   Well-known hierarchies of types of analytics generally show…

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The Machine That Won the War

Today we have Watson but in 1961 Isaac Asimov wrote a short science fiction story about the Multivac -- a supercomputer that helped humans defeat the Denebians in a war.  The story is set after the successful conclusion of the…

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Machine Learning and Demand Planners Unite

Back in 2016, Tom Davenport wrote a book, “Only Human’s Need Apply."  This book was focused on the notion that companies should embrace smart technologies and ensure they are well positioned to have work augmented by them, and not automated.…

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