Research

Inquiry Response: Working Towards Machine Learning Products with MLOps

By IIA Expert, Sep 28, 2020

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Inquiry:

As we work towards our goal of deploying more machine learning (ML) models into production, how do we position our MLOps needs to the organization? What needs to happen for MLOps to be successful?

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Inquiry Response: Tips for Writing an Analytics Strategy

By IIA Expert, Sep 07, 2020

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Inquiry:

I’m writing an analytics strategy for digital transformation. We have multiple product lines, but I decided to start with writing the strategy, with use cases and a roadmap, for only one division. Should I include the other product lines too? How much detail should I include?

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A Framework For Establishing A Self-Service Program

By Doug Mirsky, Drew Smith, Aug 31, 2020

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As with many terms in the analytics space, “self-service” tends to have many meanings, depending on the vendor using the term. Self-service is used to describe both business intelligence and (advanced) analytics, and is frequently co-mingled with a number of other terms, including “data democratization,” “citizen data scientist” and, more recently, “data literacy.”

In general, this collection of terms points in the direction of a conscious strategy to have more employees in an organization, with broader and deeper access to data, use those data sets to make better, more timely data-driven decisions with little or no intervention from a centralized BI or analytics function, or IT professionals.

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Inquiry Response: Sourcing Analytics Projects for University Partners

By IIA Expert, Aug 31, 2020

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Inquiry:

I’m in charge of our university partnership group that works on data science projects with affiliated universities. My challenge is the internal coordination piece of it. How can we get meaningfully data-based research questions surfaced in a large organization? And then how do we move them forward? This initiative is the brainchild of the CEO, which also adds a level of complexity.

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Fusion Centers: Evolving Roles, Expanding Capabilities,  Continuing Challenges

By Juan Colon, John Gillon, Gretchen Stewart, Robert Morison, Aug 24, 2020

Fusion centers have evolved far beyond their original role in counter-terrorism to safeguarding and serving the public on many fronts. They continue to evolve rapidly as they opportunistically and, in the COVID-19 pandemic, necessarily make their operations more virtual. The core challenges are also changing, but they still revolve around the three imperatives of integrating data, deploying technology, and building trust. Three experts – Juan Colon, National Director of Opioids and Illegal Drug Solutions, SAS Institute, John Gillon, Industry Expert, Public Security, SAS Institute, and Gretchen Stewart, Public Sector Data Science Director, Intel Corporation – share their experience and perspectives on how fusion centers succeed in their missions today and tomorrow.

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Inquiry Response: Best Practices For Working With Stakeholders

By IIA Expert, Kristy Mayer-Mejia, Jul 27, 2020

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Inquiry:

We have a project management office (PMO) for our data and analytics team. This is a new role and aligning with the businesses in a more formal way is a new concept for us. Do you have any best practices for working with stakeholders?

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Creating A Data Strategy: A Framework

By Doug Mirsky, Jun 15, 2020

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There is a tendency to jump into something called a “data strategy” without understanding what it is at its core. In IIA’s view, at the center of a data strategy is a schematic of an entity’s information economy1 with in-depth awareness of the constituent needs on the demand side of the economy — the data consumers. Because ultimately the primary purpose of a data strategy is to solve questions about how to improve the availability, timeliness and quality of data, in that order of priority, for the constituencies demanding it.

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Inquiry Response: Starting an Analytics Resource Center

By IIA Expert, Chris Hutchins, May 04, 2020

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Inquiry:

I’m charged with driving analytic strategy, starting with formalizing an enterprise analytics function. We have scattered pockets of analytic capability. How do I ease these teams into the new paradigm?

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The DataOps Transformation: 7 Steps To Prevent The Great War of Data Scientists

By Christopher Bergh, Mar 31, 2020

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Join Christopher Bergh as he presents the seven steps to get these groups of people working together. These seven steps contain practical, doable steps that can help you achieve data agility through DataOps. This presentation will illustrate how to make changes to big data, models, and visualizations quickly, with high quality, using the tools teams love. We synthesize techniques from DevOps, Deming, and direct experience.

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Big Data and Analytics in the COVID-19 Era

By Jesse Anderson, Mar 26, 2020

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Big Data and analytics are going to change in this COVID-19 era. In this Webinar, Jesse Anderson, leading expert in big data and related technologies and techniques, shares what he’s been telling his clients who call and ask, ‘Jesse, with all that’s going on what should we do now?’ Jesse explores a number of topics ranging from the implications of working from home to the tweaks that may be necessary to your current organizational models in the current economic climate.

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