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What is a Minimum Viable AI Product?

This is a re-post of an article originally by First Analytics Chairman Tom Davenport.  More of Tom's articles can be found here.   One of the key attributes of the lean startup approach popularized by Steve Blank and Eric Ries is…

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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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We Need People Analytics Now More Than Ever

  With the easing of the pandemic we are beginning to see increased employee turnover in what some are calling the "Turnover Tsunami"  Indeed, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is beginning to show very early signs of a…

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Release of Tom Davenport’s New Book: The AI Advantage

Analytics thought leader and chairman of First Analytics, Tom Davenport, has published The AI Advantage: How to Put the Artificial Intelligence Revolution to Work.  This is a practical follow-up to his previous book, "Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers…

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Competing on Analytics: Ten-year Update Published

It has been ten years since Tom Davenport, one of the leaders of First Analytics, along with Jeanne Harris, published the seminal book, Competing on Analytics.  It is credited for initiating the serious adoption of analytics by businesses.   Tom says…

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Eight Data And Analytics Capabilities You’ll Need For The IoT

 Originally published by Tom Davenport in Teradata Perspectives at Forbes.com There is widespread agreement that the Internet of Things will be a transformative factor in the business use of information. The prospect of billions of connected devices promises to transform home activities, transportation,…

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When Will the Analytics of Things Grow Up?

Initially published by Tom Davenport on Data Informed. A few years ago, while working with DJ Patil (now the Chief Data Scientist of the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy) on an article about data scientists, he related to me a…

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