Thought Leaders in the Mix - August 2015

Our subject matter experts for Statistica and the Information Management Group (IMG) keep busy, staying abreast of current trends with big data and small data, predictive software and real-world analytics solutions. And they frequently comment in industry publications, professional forums and blogs--or produce videos, in Shawn Rogers' case. Here are a few of their recent articles.
 Video: Analytics 3.0 meets analytic amateurs
by Shawn Rogers, chief information officer

This short video is part of Shawn's #ThinkChat video series with Tom Davenport, professor of management and IT at Babson College. Here the two briefly discuss how the landscape is evolving and how a growing community of advanced analytic users and enablers are fueling change. It’s the age of the analytic amateur and the semi-pro!



 Getting Real About Virtual Centers of Excellence
by John K. Thompson, general manager for advanced analytics, Quest

John takes a look at the many ways organizations can benefit from a decentralized, collaborative approach to analytics, an approach made realistically possible for more and more companies with the advent of simple, cloud-enabled tools.



Analytics Migration Series: Anticipating Business User Reaction
by David Sweenor, analytics product marketing manager

Change can be daunting, especially when it involves unfamiliar technology to accomplish daily tasks. So when an entire workforce must migrate to a new software platform after years with legacy code, what kinds of questions do they ask? And how are their fears replaced with curiosity? David Sweenor introduces the first chapter of a three-part e-book describing Dell’s own recent migration.



A glimpse at the future of predictive analytics in healthcare
by Dr. Thomas Hill, executive director analytics

In his latest article published at, Dr. Hill discusses the technology revolution that will involve predictive analytics in thousands of healthcare applications and workflows, and he shares his perspective regarding the industry's various opportunities, disruptors and hurdles.