Author Archives: Richard Self

SAS Analytics Academic Forum – Talent Matters

Analytical talent is critical, no longer find people for a job but find jobs for talent. Creativity matters for Analytics, Communication is critical to meet people at many levels. Presentation and writing skills vital Talk to people who are different, … Continue reading

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Architecture and Methodology – Analytics Research Challenges

Dave Robertson – Edinburgh University development of technical tools Colin Shearer IBM Global Consider critical revolutions , Agricultural, Industrial Expertise still needed but in different ways Currently Data analysts are artisans, what will be the revolution to scale up the … Continue reading

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Social Media – IBM Colloquium

Mandy Chessell – Emerging Ethics around big data and analytics Questions relate to the problem that analytics can deliver value to a range of stakeholders but what are the limits? Are they sinister or ethically challenging. e.g. Target and pregnancy … Continue reading

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Applications and Adoption Session

ClearReturns company Vicky Brock Predictive analytics for Retail Challenge is “So What?” Need to develop the “So What?” culture with the “Wild Ducks” valued. Interesting and valuable questions and ideas, Data Artists? Multi disciplinary team, including psychology, economics, data analytics … Continue reading

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IBM Big Data Colloquium 12 March 2014

Today I am in London at the IBM Big Data Colloquium. We are discussing all aspects relating to Big Data. Three main sections:- Applications and Adoption Social and Media Issues Architecture and Methodology Challenges

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Big Data Skills Gap

A large skills gap is opening up in the field of Big Data. This short video, featuring Liam Fox MP, University Lecturers and students provides some ideas for closing the gap with support from the SAS Student Academy which operates … Continue reading

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Introducing Governance, Big Data Analytics, Ethics and Related Ideas

This is a 45 minute talk that I gave to our first year computing students at the School of Computing and Maths at the University of Derby, in a series of Subjects in Computer Science The series can  be found … Continue reading

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Richard Self Interview at IoD with TechTarget on Information Governance

Are Information Governance Programmes effective? My interview with TechTarget at the IBM IoD 2013 conference in November 2013 provides pointers that much needs to be improved if the providers of IT and the users of IT are to obtain real … Continue reading

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IoD Day 4 – Integrating Predictive Analytics

Focus on fast, easy, smart integration This is a very Technical deep dive. Integration of Cognos BI, Cognos TM1 and SPSS Modeler Lots of information about the insides of the toolset. Too technical for me.  

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IoD Day 2 – IBM Watson: Transforming how Companies and Clients Interact

Darrin Karras In medicine there are 800,000 journals, no doctor can read more than 3 Emphasis on the use of Watson on treating Cancer, dealing with the ocean of unstructured data and expertise from all the experts around the world … Continue reading

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