Learn through examples and experience exactly how to pick projects and build analytics teams that deliver results. Know the ethical and privacy issues, and apply the three-part litmus test of context, permission, and accuracy.
Without a doubt, data and analytics are the new source of competitive advantage, but how do executives go from hype to action? That's the objective of this book - to assist executives in making the right investments in the right place and at the right time in order to reap the full benefits of data analytics.
One could argue - and probably easily win the argument - that there has been more change in analytics over the past ten years than at any time in the history of the world. For that reason alone, a book like this one that provides a clear-eyed assessment of the state of the art in analytics is enormously valuable.
- Thomas H. Davenport
We are moving into an era where information is potentially more valuable than tangible things or services. Organizations who connect information with their product will have a huge advantage, and conversely organizations that miss this transformation will find themselves increasingly un-competitive. No longer just something for the Information Technologists or Data Scientists to deal with, everyone who makes things or serves customers in some way needs to understand how people interact with their product or service in a very granular way. This book will help people in business and government understand the power of data analytics technology and how some of the tools available can be applied to a wide range of applications.
- John Swainson, former President, Dell Software Group
John and Shawn bring decades of hands on experience helping clients understand where and how data and analytics can deliver business value and market differentiation. The authors do not get bogged down in the technology tail-chase, but instead provides clear and actionable guidance on how organizations need to embrace a 'business first' approach when considering how to exploit the business potential of big data. Like I ask my clients, "How effective is your organization at leveraging data and analytics to power your business?" It's a question this book will help you to address.
- Bill Schmarzo, CTO Big Data, Dell Technologies Services
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John is an international technology executive with over 30 years of experience in building and growing technology companies.
Most recently, John lead the advanced analytics business unit of the Dell Software Group. John is also the co-author of Analytics: How to win with Intelligence, which debuted on Amazon as the #1 new book in Analytics in 2017.
Mr. Thompson’s technology expertise includes all aspects of advanced analytics and information management including – descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, analytical applications, deep learning, cognitive computing, big data, data warehousing, business intelligence systems, and high performance computing.
One of John’s primary areas of focus and interest has been to create innovative technologies to increase the value derived by organizations around the world.
John has built start-up organizations from the ground up and he has reengineered business units of Fortune 500 firms to reach their potential. He has directly managed and run - sales, marketing, consulting, support and product development organizations.
He is a technology leader with expertise and experience spanning all operational areas with a focus on strategy, product innovation, growth and efficient execution.
John is a management consultant who helps - start-ups launch and grow rapidly and works with established companies to design, develop and launch new products and services.
Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ferris State University and a MBA in Marketing from DePaul University.
Keynote Speaker - Data Science: Insights to Action - Predictive Analytics & Big Data
Keynote Speaker - Big Data Chicago
Keynote Speaker - Harnessing the Power of IoT with Analytics at the Edge - API World - San Jose
Panel Discussion - ECUCAUSE: The Science of Predictive Analytics in Education
Keynote Speaker - MEMS Executive Congress – IoT, Analytics and the Future of Data
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