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New Books from Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport, First Analytics chairman and noted author and expert on analytics is releasing two books this month, September, 2022. Working with AI: Real Stories of Human-Machine Collaboration explores worker-AI collaboration in real world settings.  By offering detailed, real-world case…

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Why Is IoT Data Still So Bad?

First Analytics was among the first to realize the potential value of IoT data.  In fact, we coined the phrase "The Analytics of Things".  Around that time we registered the domain www.analyticsofthings.com. First Analytics chairman, Tom Davenport, followed up with…

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So You Want To Hire a Data Scientist

Tom Davenport, our chairman, along with co-author DJ Patil recently wrote, "Is Data Scientist Still the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century?"  This is an update to the original article from ten years ago.  It got us thinking about the…

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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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