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Developing Analytic Talent

Author : Vincent Granville
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Learn what it takes to succeed in the the most in-demand tech job Harvard Business Review calls it the sexiest tech job of the 21st century. Data scientists are in demand, and this unique book shows you exactly what employers want and the skill set that separates the quality data scientist from other talented IT professionals. Data science involves extracting, creating, and processing data to turn it into business value. With over 15 years of big data, predictive modeling, and business analytics experience, author Vincent Granville is no stranger to data science. In this one-of-a-kind guide, he provides insight into the essential data science skills, such as statistics and visualization techniques, and covers everything from analytical recipes and data science tricks to common job interview questions, sample resumes, and source code. The applications are endless and varied: automatically detecting spam and plagiarism, optimizing bid prices in keyword advertising, identifying new molecules to fight cancer, assessing the risk of meteorite impact. Complete with case studies, this book is a must, whether you're looking to become a data scientist or to hire one. Explains the finer points of data science, the required skills, and how to acquire them, including analytical recipes, standard rules, source code, and a dictionary of terms Shows what companies are looking for and how the growing importance of big data has increased the demand for data scientists Features job interview questions, sample resumes, salary surveys, and examples of job ads Case studies explore how data science is used on Wall Street, in botnet detection, for online advertising, and in many other business-critical situations Developing Analytic Talent: Becoming a Data Scientist is essential reading for those aspiring to this hot career choice and for employers seeking the best candidates.

People Analytics in the Era of Big Data

Author : Jean Paul Isson
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Apply predictive analytics throughout all stages of workforce management People Analytics in the Era of Big Data provides a blueprint for leveraging your talent pool through the use of data analytics. Written by the Global Vice President of Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics at Monster Worldwide, this book is packed full of actionable insights to help you source, recruit, acquire, engage, retain, promote, and manage the exceptional talent your organization needs. With a unique approach that applies analytics to every stage of the hiring process and the entire workforce planning and management cycle, this informative guide provides the key perspective that brings analytics into HR in a truly useful way. You're already inundated with disparate employee data, so why not mine that data for insights that add value to your organization and strengthen your workforce? This book presents a practical framework for real-world talent analytics, backed by groundbreaking examples of workforce analytics in action across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Leverage predictive analytics throughout the hiring process Utilize analytics techniques for more effective workforce management Learn how people analytics benefits organizations of all sizes in various industries Integrate analytics into HR practices seamlessly and thoroughly Corporate executives need fact-based insights into what will happen with their talent. Who should you hire? Who should you promote? Who are the top or bottom performers, and why? Who is at risk to quit, and why? Analytics can provide these answers, and give you insights based on quantifiable data instead of gut feeling and subjective assessment. People Analytics in the Era of Big Data is the essential guide to optimizing your workforce with the tools already at your disposal.

The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit

Author : Gregory S. Nelson
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An evidence-based organizational framework for exceptional analytics team results The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit provides managers with a practical manual for integrating data management and analytic technologies into their organization. Author Gregory Nelson has encountered hundreds of unique perspectives on analytics optimization from across industries; over the years, successful strategies have proven to share certain practices, skillsets, expertise, and structural traits. In this book, he details the concepts, people and processes that contribute to exemplary results, and shares an organizational framework for analytics team functions and roles. By merging analytic culture with data and technology strategies, this framework creates understanding for analytics leaders and a toolbox for practitioners. Focused on team effectiveness and the design thinking surrounding product creation, the framework is illustrated by real-world case studies to show how effective analytics team leadership works on the ground. Tools and templates include best practices for process improvement, workforce enablement, and leadership support, while guidance includes both conceptual discussion of the analytics life cycle and detailed process descriptions. Readers will be equipped to: Master fundamental concepts and practices of the analytics life cycle Understand the knowledge domains and best practices for each stage Delve into the details of analytical team processes and process optimization Utilize a robust toolkit designed to support analytic team effectiveness The analytics life cycle includes a diverse set of considerations involving the people, processes, culture, data, and technology, and managers needing stellar analytics performance must understand their unique role in the process of winnowing the big picture down to meaningful action. The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit provides expert perspective and much-needed insight to managers, while providing practitioners with a new set of tools for optimizing results.

Sport Analytics

Author : Gil Fried
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The increasing availability of data has transformed the way sports are played, promoted and managed. This is the first textbook to explain how the big data revolution is having a profound influence across the sport industry, demonstrating how sport managers and business professionals can use analytical techniques to improve their professional practice. While other sports analytics books have focused on player performance data, this book shows how analytics can be applied to every functional area of sport business, from marketing and event management to finance and legal services. Drawing on research that spans the entire sport industry, it explains how data is influencing the most important decisions, from ticket sales and human resources to risk management and facility operations. Each chapter contains real world examples, industry profiles and extended case studies which are complimented by a companion website full of useful learning resources. Sport Analytics: A data-driven approach to sport business and management is an essential text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.

Transforming Healthcare Analytics

Author : Michael N. Lewis
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Real-life examples of how to apply intelligence in the healthcare industry through innovative analytics Healthcare analytics offers intelligence for making better healthcare decisions. Identifying patterns and correlations contained in complex health data, analytics has applications in hospital management, patient records, diagnosis, operating and treatment costs, and more. Helping healthcare managers operate more efficiently and effectively. Transforming Healthcare Analytics: The Quest for Healthy Intelligence shares real-world use cases of a healthcare company that leverages people, process, and advanced analytics technology to deliver exemplary results. This book illustrates how healthcare professionals can transform the healthcare industry through analytics. Practical examples of modern techniques and technology show how unified analytics with data management can deliver insight-driven decisions. The authors—a data management and analytics specialist and a healthcare finance executive—share their unique perspectives on modernizing data and analytics platforms to alleviate the complexity of the healthcare, distributing capabilities and analytics to key stakeholders, equipping healthcare organizations with intelligence to prepare for the future, and more. This book: Explores innovative technologies to overcome data complexity in healthcare Highlights how analytics can help with healthcare market analysis to gain competitive advantage Provides strategies for building a strong foundation for healthcare intelligence Examines managing data and analytics from end-to-end, from diagnosis, to treatment, to provider payment Discusses the future of technology and focus areas in the healthcare industry Transforming Healthcare Analytics: The Quest for Healthy Intelligence is an important source of information for CFO’s, CIO, CTO, healthcare managers, data scientists, statisticians, and financial analysts at healthcare institutions.

Advanced Analytics Methodologies

Author : Michele Chambers
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Advanced Analytics Methodologies is today's definitive guide to analytics implementation for MBA and university-level business students and sophisticated practitioners. Its expanded, cutting-edge coverage helps readers systematically "jump the gap" between their organization's current analytical capabilities and where they need to be. Step by step, Michele Chambers and Thomas Dinsmore help readers customize a complete roadmap for implementing analytics that supports unique corporate strategies, aligns with specific corporate cultures, and serves unique customer and stakeholder communities. Drawing on work with dozens of leading enterprises, Michele Chambers and Thomas Dinsmore provide advanced applications and examples not available elsewhere, describe high-value applications from many industries, and help you systematically identify and deliver on your company's best opportunities. They show how to: Go beyond the Analytics Maturity Model: power your unique business strategy with an equally focused analytics strategy Link key business objectives with core characteristics of your organization, value chain, and stakeholders Take advantage of game changing opportunities before competitors do Effectively integrate the managerial and operational aspects of analytics Measure performance with dashboards, scorecards, visualization, simulation, and more Prioritize and score prospective analytics projects Identify "Quick Wins" you can implement while you're planning for the long-term Build an effective Analytic Program Office to make your roadmap persistent Update and revise your roadmap for new needs and technologies This advanced text will serve the needs of students and faculty studying cutting-edge analytics techniques, as well as experienced analytics leaders and professionals including Chief Analytics Officers; Chief Data Officers; Chief Scientists; Chief Marketing Officers; Chief Risk Officers; Chief Strategy Officers; VPs of Analytics or Big Data; data scientists; business strategists; and many line-of-business executives.

Competing on Analytics Updated with a New Introduction

Author : Thomas Davenport
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The New Edition of a Business Classic This landmark work, the first to introduce business leaders to analytics, reveals how analytics are rewriting the rules of competition. Updated with fresh content, Competing on Analytics provides the road map for becoming an analytical competitor, showing readers how to create new strategies for their organizations based on sophisticated analytics. Introducing a five-stage model of analytical competition, Davenport and Harris describe the typical behaviors, capabilities, and challenges of each stage. They explain how to assess your company’s capabilities and guide it toward the highest level of competition. With equal emphasis on two key resources, human and technological, this book reveals how even the most highly analytical companies can up their game. With an emphasis on predictive, prescriptive, and autonomous analytics for marketing, supply chain, finance, M&A, operations, R&D, and HR, the book contains numerous new examples from different industries and business functions, such as Disney’s vacation experience, Google’s HR, UPS’s logistics, the Chicago Cubs’ training methods, and Firewire Surfboards’ customization. Additional new topics and research include: Data scientists and what they do Big data and the changes it has wrought Hadoop and other open-source software for managing and analyzing data Data products—new products and services based on data and analytics Machine learning and other AI technologies The Internet of Things and its implications New computing architectures, including cloud computing Embedding analytics within operational systems Visual analytics The business classic that turned a generation of leaders into analytical competitors, Competing on Analytics is the definitive guide for transforming your company’s fortunes in the age of analytics and big data.

Closing the Analytics Talent Gap

Author : Jennifer Priestley
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How can we recruit out of your program? We have a project – how do we reach out to your students? If we do research together who owns it? We have employees who need to "upskill" in analytics – can you help me with that? How much does all of this cost? Managers and executives are increasingly asking university professors such questions as they deal with a critical shortage of skilled data analysts. At the same time, academics are asking such questions as: How can I bring a "real" analytical project in the classroom? How can I get "real" data to help my students develop the skills necessary to be a "data scientist? Is what I am teaching in the classroom aligned with the demands of the market for analytical talent? After spending several years answering almost daily e-mails and telephone calls from business managers asking for staffing help and aiding fellow academics with their analytics teaching needs, Dr. Jennifer Priestley of Kennesaw State University and Dr. Robert McGrath of the University of New Hampshire wrote Closing the Analytics Talent Gap: An Executive’s Guide to Working with Universities. The book builds a bridge between university analytics programs and business organizations. It promotes a dialog that enables executives to learn how universities can help them find strategically important personnel and universities to learn how they can develop and educate this personnel. Organizations are facing previously unforeseen challenges related to the translation of massive amounts of data – structured and unstructured, static and in-motion, voice, text, and image – into information to solve current challenges and anticipate new ones. The advent of analytics and data science also presents universities with unforeseen challenges of providing learning through application. This book helps both organizations with finding "data natives" and universities with educating students to develop the facility to work in a multi-faceted and complex data environment. .

Behavioral Competencies of Digital Professionals

Author : Sara Bonesso
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Shedding new light on the human side of big data through the lenses of emotional and social intelligence competencies, this book advances the understanding of the requirements of the different professions that deal with big data. It also illustrates the empirical evidence collected through the application of the competency-based methodology to a sample of data scientists and data analysts, the two most in-demand big data jobs in the labor market. The book provides recommendations for the higher education system to offer better designed curricula for entry-level big data professions. It also offers managerial insights in describing how organizations and specifically HR practitioners can benefit from the competency-based approach to overcome the skill shortage that characterizes the demand for big data professional roles and to increase the effectiveness of the selection and recruiting processes.

ATD Talent Management Handbook

Author : Terry Bickham
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INFORMS Analytics Body of Knowledge

Author : James J. Cochran
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Standardizes the definition and framework of analytics #2 on Book Authority’s list of the Best New Analytics Books to Read in 2019 (January 2019) We all want to make a difference. We all want our work to enrich the world. As analytics professionals, we are fortunate - this is our time! We live in a world of pervasive data and ubiquitous, powerful computation. This convergence has inspired and accelerated the development of both analytic techniques and tools and this potential for analytics to have an impact has been a huge call to action for organizations, universities, and governments. This title from Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) represents the perspectives of some of the most respected experts on analytics. Readers with various backgrounds in analytics – from novices to experienced professionals – will benefit from reading about and implementing the concepts and methods covered here. Peer reviewed chapters provide readers with in-depth insights and a better understanding of the dynamic field of analytics The INFORMS Analytics Body of Knowledge documents the core concepts and skills with which an analytics professional should be familiar; establishes a dynamic resource that will be used by practitioners to increase their understanding of analytics; and, presents instructors with a framework for developing academic courses and programs in analytics.

Big Data Big Analytics

Author : Michael Minelli
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Unique prospective on the big data analytics phenomenon for both business and IT professionals The availability of Big Data, low-cost commodity hardware and new information management and analytics software has produced a unique moment in the history of business. The convergence of these trends means that we have the capabilities required to analyze astonishing data sets quickly and cost-effectively for the first time in history. These capabilities are neither theoretical nor trivial. They represent a genuine leap forward and a clear opportunity to realize enormous gains in terms of efficiency, productivity, revenue and profitability. The Age of Big Data is here, and these are truly revolutionary times. This timely book looks at cutting-edge companies supporting an exciting new generation of business analytics. Learn more about the trends in big data and how they are impacting the business world (Risk, Marketing, Healthcare, Financial Services, etc.) Explains this new technology and how companies can use them effectively to gather the data that they need and glean critical insights Explores relevant topics such as data privacy, data visualization, unstructured data, crowd sourcing data scientists, cloud computing for big data, and much more.

A Day in the Life of an American Worker 200 Trades and Professions through History 2 volumes

Author : Nancy Quam-Wickham
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This introduction to the history of work in America illuminates the many important roles that men and women of all backgrounds have played in the formation of the United States. • Provides readers with a comprehensive survey of the history of work in America • Introduces readers to a variety of occupations that Americans have held, revealing how those jobs changed with the introduction of technology • Includes a variety of primary documents to enliven the past and provide a glimpse into how historians use documents to understand the past

Quantitative Analysis for System Applications

Author : Daniel A. McGrath, Ph.D.
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As data holdings get bigger and questions get harder, data scientists and analysts must focus on the systems, the tools and techniques, and the disciplined process to get the correct answer, quickly! Whether you work within industry or government, this book will provide you with a foundation to successfully and confidently process large amounts of quantitative data. Here are just a dozen of the many questions answered within these pages: What does quantitative analysis of a system really mean? What is a system? What are big data and analytics? How do you know your numbers are good? What will the future data science environment look like? How do you determine data provenance? How do you gather and process information, and then organize, store, and synthesize it? How does an organization implement data analytics? Do you really need to think like a Chief Information Officer? What is the best way to protect data? What makes a good dashboard? What is the relationship between eating ice cream and getting attacked by a shark? The nine chapters in this book are arranged in three parts that address systems concepts in general, tools and techniques, and future trend topics. Systems concepts include contrasting open and closed systems, performing data mining and big data analysis, and gauging data quality. Tools and techniques include analyzing both continuous and discrete data, applying probability basics, and practicing quantitative analysis such as descriptive and inferential statistics. Future trends include leveraging the Internet of Everything, modeling Artificial Intelligence, and establishing a Data Analytics Support Office (DASO). Many examples are included that were generated using common software, such as Excel, Minitab, Tableau, SAS, and Crystal Ball. While words are good, examples can sometimes be a better teaching tool. For each example included, data files can be found on the companion website. Many of the data sets are tied to the global economy because they use data from shipping ports, air freight hubs, largest cities, and soccer teams. The appendices contain more detailed analysis including the 10 T’s for Data Mining, Million Row Data Audit (MRDA) Processes, Analysis of Rainfall, and Simulation Models for Evaluating Traffic Flow.

Scholarly Ethics and Publishing Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
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A vital component of any publishing project is the ethical dimensions, which can refer to varied categories of practice: from conducting a proper peer review to using proper citation in research. With the implementation of technology in research and publishing, it is important for today’s researchers to address the standards of scientific research and publishing practices to avoid unethical behavior. Scholarly Ethics and Publishing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an essential reference source that discusses various aspects of ethical values in academic settings including methods and tools to prevent and detect plagiarism, strategies for the principled gathering of data, and best practices for conducting and citing research. It also assists researchers in navigating the field of scholarly publishing through a careful analysis of multidisciplinary research topics and recent trends in the industry. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as academic writing, publication process, and research methodologies, this publication is an ideal reference source for researchers, graduate students, academicians, librarians, scholars, and industry-leading experts around the globe.

Formalizing Natural Languages with NooJ 2019 and Its Natural Language Processing Applications

Author : Héla Fehri
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference, NooJ 2019, held in Hammamet, Tunisia, in June 2019. NooJ is a linguistic development environment that allows linguists to formalize several levels of linguistic phenomena. NooJ provides linguists with tools to develop dictionaries, regular grammars, context-free grammars, context-sensitive grammars and unrestricted grammars as well as their graphical equivalent to formalize each linguistic phenomenon. The 18 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions. The papers are organized in the following tracks: Development of Linguistic Resources, Natural Language Processing Applications, NooJ for the Digital Humanities.

Applying Advanced Analytics to HR Management Decisions

Author : James C. Sesil
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Dramatically improve human capital management decisions by applying advanced analytics and "Big Data" technologies and processes! Pioneering HR technology expert James Sesil identifies widespread flaws in today's HR decision-making processes, and reveals how advanced analytics can help organizations make far more robust decisions about employee selection, performance management, strategy alignment, collaboration, and more. In this book he shows how to integrate Business Intelligence, ERP, Strategy Maps, Talent Management Suites, and advanced analytics -- and use them together to make far better decisions. You'll learn how to measure and improve the value of HCM decision-making in workforce/succession planning, talent acquisition, career development, corporate learning, and beyond. Sesil teaches key lessons from sources ranging from online dating services to Moneyball-style sports player selection processes. He shows how to systematically improve decision-making through more complete and sophisticated collaboration and new Collective Intelligence approaches. You'll learn how to use both internal and external data sources more effectively, and review a wide variety of advanced tools now available from vendors such as OrcaEyes, Vemo, Aruspex, Peoplefluent, Infor/Lawson, DecisionLens, Oracle, Ultimate, Cogniti, IBM, SAP, and Microsoft. Sesil concludes by demonstrating how to build "data driven" cultures and organizations that truly want to bring objectivity to decision-making, and will actually use these remarkable new tools. This book will be an invaluable resource for every HR executive, manager, analyst, and IT professional seeking new opportunities for competitive advantage through human capital and technological innovation.

The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education

Author : Felicia A. Dixon
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The second edition of this groundbreaking textbook is designed to help education professionals interested in building effective and comprehensive educational opportunities for gifted secondary students. The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education offers an in-depth, research-based look at ways schools and classrooms can support the development of gifted adolescents. The book is the most comprehensive critical resource on this topic available. Each chapter of this educational resource is written by leading scholars and researchers in the field. The second edition includes sections on STEM, CCSS alignment, and 21st-century skills, along with discussion of working with secondary students in various content areas. The purpose of the book is to provide a research-based handbook that views gifted adolescents and their needs as the starting point for building an effective, integrated educational program.

The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit

Author : Gregory S. Nelson
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PRAISE FOR THE ANALYTICS LIFECYCLE TOOLKIT "Full of wisdom and experience about analytics, this book's greatest strength is its lifecycle approach. From framing the question to getting results, you'll learn how analytics can really have an impact on organizations." —Thomas H. Davenport, Ph.D., Author of Competing on Analytics and Only Humans Need Apply "This book condenses a lot of deep thinking on the wide field of analytics strategy. Analytics is not easy—there are no quickie AI/BI/ML shortcuts to understanding your data, your business, or your processes. You have to build a diverse team of talent. You have to respect the hazards of 'fishing expeditions' that may need false-discovery-rate adjustments. You should consider designed experiments to get the true behavior of a process, something that observational data may hint at, but not provide complete understanding. There are dimensions of data wrangling, feature engineering, and data sense-making that all call for different skills. But with deep investment in analytics comes deep insight into processes and tremendous opportunity for improvements. This book puts analytics in the context of a strategic business system, with all its dimensions." —John Sall, Ph.D., SAS co-founder and chief architect of JMP "The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit provides a clear prescription for organizations aiming to develop a high-performing and scalable analytics capability. Greg organizes and develops with unusual clarity some of the critical nontechnical aspects of the analytics value-chain, and links them with the technical as building blocks in a comprehensive practice. Studying this map of how to negotiate the challenges to effectiveness and efficiency in analytics could save organizations months, or even years of painful trial and error on the road to proficiency." —Scott Radcliffe, Executive Director, Data Analytics at Cox Communications "Many books exist that answer the question 'what is the right tool to solve a problem?' This is one of the few books I've read that answers the much more difficult question 'how do we make analytics become transformative throughout our organization?' Incorporating elements of data science, design thinking, and organizational theory, this book is a valuable resource for executives looking to build analytics into their organizational DNA, data scientists looking to expand their organizational reach, and analytics programs that teach students not just how to do data science, but how to use data science to affect tangible change." —Jeremy Petranka, Ph.D., Assistant Dean Master of Quantitative Management at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business "This book is the 'thinking person's guide to analytics.' Greg has gone deep on some topics and provided considerable references across the analytics lifecycle. This is one of the best books on analytics I have read…and I think I have read them all!" —Bob Gladden, Vice President, Enterprise Analytics, Highmark Health

Examining the Roles of Teachers and Students in Mastering New Technologies

Author : Podovšovnik, Eva
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The development of technologies, education, and economy play an important role in modern society. Digital literacy is important for personal development and for the economic growth of society. Technological learning provides students with specific knowledge and capabilities for using new technologies in their everyday lives and in their careers. Examining the Roles of Teachers and Students in Mastering New Technologies is a critical scholarly resource that examines computer literacy knowledge levels in students and the perception of computer use in the classroom from various teacher perspectives. Featuring a wide range of topics such as higher education, special education, and blended learning, this book is ideal for teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, academicians, policymakers, administrators, researchers, and students.