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Delivering Data Science at Southwest Airlines

By Robert Morison, Justin Bundick, Jul 19, 2019

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Southwest Airlines recently launched an Enterprise Data Science Center with the objectives of expanding data science capability, deploying it broadly across the company, and creating competitive advantage. Design of the Center relied upon a series of strategic and tactical conversations with IIA Experts on analytics organization structures. Today, Southwest’s Center features disciplined delivery processes performed by data scientists in clearly defined roles who engage with the business in flexible ways. IIA’s Robert Morison collaborated with Southwest’s Justin Bundick, Director of the Enterprise Data Science Center, to capture the story.

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Portland 2019 Analytics Symposium: Event Summary

Apr 17, 2019

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IIA’s 14th Analytics Symposium was held in Portland, Oregon, on March 12, 2019. This Symposium brought together leading analytics thinkers on the future of AI, data engineering, and analytics, along with analytics leaders from different industries, functions, and geographies to share insights and best practices.

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Nearly 200 of IIA’s clients, analytics experts, and members of the analytics community gathered in Portland, Oregon this week for the spring Analytics Symposium. IIA also hosted its first Women in Analytics networking event, an interactive Analytics Workshop, and introduced two tracks of sessions to bring the most value to attendees. This blog covers key themes of the conference and highlights from each session.

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Inquiry Response: Analytics for People Safety

By IIA Expert, Jan 21, 2019

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Inquiry:

We’re beginning to use prescriptive analytics to help us increase people safety for our workers. What should we be looking at? Where’s the best place to start? Innovations and challenges?

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BI ≠ Analytics: Analytics Takes Flight at Honeywell Aerospace

By Abhi Seth, Jan 16, 2019

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In fewer than two years, Honeywell Aerospace turned a functional BI competency into an enterprise business analytics team—and created a competitive advantage. This 75-person analytics team has transformed the company’s operations, developed analytics products for customers that Honeywell is monetizing, and created well over $100 million in aggregate value with an impressive ROI. Perhaps Honeywell Aerospace’s most important lesson is leveraging BI to evolve to analytics. Analytics experts know that BI is not analytics, yet many non-experts don’t realize this; they see BI and analytics as the same. Honeywell Aerospace hasn’t argued about it, but has focused on delivering value. This meant starting with BI opportunities, creating value, building trust, and then proceeding to deliver even more value by incorporating advanced analytics to deliver insight beyond the expectation.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium: Event Summary

By IIA Expert, Oct 24, 2018

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IIA’s 10th Analytics Symposium was held in Atlanta on October 10, 2018. This Symposium brought together analytics leaders from different industries, functions, and geographies to share insights and best practices. Experienced and innovative analytical leaders from large enterprises (Ford, Honeywell, Optum, GE, and Symantec/ID Analytics) described their organizations’ analytical journeys and key lessons learned—about creating business value, building an analytics team, creating a more analytically savvy company, and dealing with the hype around AI. Also sharing insights and trends were leading academics (IIA co-founder Tom Davenport and Jennifer Priestley) and IIA leaders Bill Franks and Kathy Koontz. Read the event summary for key themes and insights from the conference.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Video: Abhi Seth

By Abhi Seth, Oct 24, 2018

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BI isn’t Analytics: Honeywell Aerospace Analytics Team Takes Flight

Beginning nearly two years ago Honeywell Aerospace had the common misconception that BI equaled the full potential of what analytics can accomplish. In order to find their current success, multiple fronts had to be established: educating the business side, finding executive sponsors, identifying projects worth chasing, and of course successful execution against those projects. In this talk, Dr. Seth reviews the challenges faced as he established an analytics practice and shares some of the specific case studies indicative of this evolution in analytics adoption for various business functions and competing on analytics in the aviation industry through new connected analytics offerings.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Video: Paul Ballew

By Paul Ballew, Oct 24, 2018

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Leveraging Data and Analytics to Drive Transformation

Data and analytics are gaining traction as more of a business need than a business want. At Ford, the transformation of the company is being led by the use of analytics to increase efficiency and enhance the customer experience. Paul Ballew discusses how data and analytics must “up” its game to drive transformation.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Presentation: Mano Mannoochahr

By Mano Mannoochahr, Oct 16, 2018

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GE’s path to emerging analytics technologies

Emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Augmented/Virtual Reality and Blockchain have the potential for making a profound impact on how work gets done within the enterprises and what businesses of tomorrow may look like. Mano explains how GE is preparing to capitalize on this opportunity – where the company is investing to build new capabilities and sprints GE is running in this multi-year journey.

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Atlanta 2018 Analytics Symposium Presentation: Abhi Seth

By Abhi Seth, Oct 16, 2018

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BI isn’t Analytics: Honeywell Aerospace Analytics Team Takes Flight

Beginning nearly two years ago Honeywell Aerospace had the common misconception that BI equaled the full potential of what analytics can accomplish. In order to find their current success, multiple fronts had to be established: educating the business side, finding executive sponsors, identifying projects worth chasing, and of course successful execution against those projects. In this talk, Dr. Seth reviews the challenges faced as he established an analytics practice and shares some of the specific case studies indicative of this evolution in analytics adoption for various business functions and competing on analytics in aviation industry through new connected analytics offerings.

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