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  • Mihaylo Hall
    Mihaylo Hall
  • Mihaylo, School of Business
    Mihaylo, School of Business

Are you the servant or master of your analytics?

A recent article (and discussions in social media) speculate how much Tesco's current challenges are based on the company's strong trust and use of analytics. Harvard Business Review recently published "Tesco’s Downfall Is a Warning to Data-Driven Retailers.”Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business, raises the question: "is it a market signal that big data, predictive analytics and customer insight aren’t the sustainable com...

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9 Must-Have Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist

by Burtch Works, Nov 2014.

9 Must-Have Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist Over the past year, interest in data science has soared. Nate Silver is a household name, companies everywhere are searching for unicorns, and professionals in many different disciplines have begun eyeing the well-salaried profession as a possible career move.

In our recruiting searches here at Burtch Works, we’ve spoken to many analytics professionals who are considering adapting their skills to the growing field of data science, and have questions...

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IBM Watson Analytics – Will it Replace Data Scientists ?

By Ran Bi, Nov 2014.

IBM is working hard to commercialize the Watson. It released the beta version of Watson Analytics on September. The service aimed to play the role of data scientists and is for business users who do not want to use Spreadsheets for analysis .

I tried the beta version recently and played with its sample dataset of customer retention for telecommunication companies. Let me first walk you through the whole process.

The dataset contains 21 features and the...

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