David Pope

9月 292015
 

When I was discussing decision making and analytics with a colleague, he recommended I read the book Your Brain at Work by David Rock. I took his advice because I wanted to find out how the brain processes information and how it might relate to analytics. Rock (you gotta love that name) explains the importance of the […]

Your brain versus analytics was published on SAS Voices.

8月 062015
 

I enjoy watching TV crime series like Law and Order, Crime Series Investigation (CSI), CriminalMinds, Numb3rs, Person of Interest, as well as real-life mystery stories on shows like 20/20 and others. Obviously, the popularity of these types of shows means I'm not the only one who enjoys this type of entertainment. Here at SAS, […]

What do crime shows and data science have in common? was published on SAS Voices.

8月 012015
 

In the oil and gas industry, analytics are used to improve both upstream and downstream operations, from optimizing exploration and forecasting production to reducing commodity trading risk and understanding customer's energy needs. If you plan to derive value from the digital oil field, big data, and analytics, one of the first things […]

Oil and gas data management overview was published on SAS Voices.

7月 222015
 

What's that productivity related quote by Charles Dickens? "My advice is never do tomorrow what you can do today." For years, machine learning has been written about and discussed widely with a focus on the benefits it will bring in the near future. But guess what? The future for machine learning […]

Machine learning in action today was published on SAS Voices.

7月 102015
 

The smart grid is a technology infrastructure that adds intelligent capabilities to the electricity distribution system. When you apply analytics to the smart grid data, you can automate and  improve operations, maintenance, planning and customer satisfaction - among other processes. As utilities continue to upgrade meters, transformers, and add new sensors and equipment, […]

Analytics examples using smart grid technology was published on SAS Voices.

6月 262015
 

I've been playing around with this equation to show how big data derives value using analytics. From my perspective, it looks like this: Big data + analytics = Hadoop + SAS = Value. To expand the equation, I started thinking about the V's of big data and the D's of analytics. You've probably heard about the […]

Get value from the V's of big data by using the D's of analytics was published on SAS Voices.

4月 262015
 

I'm not just talking about all the energy put in planning, scheduling, and supporting this great event, which is in Dallas, TX next week, April 26-29. I'm talking about all the presentations about using analytics in energy related industries, particularly in Utilities and in Oil and Gas. There is a […]

The post There's a lot of ENERGY around SAS Global Forum appeared first on SAS Voices.

4月 072015
 

When you start using all three types of advanced analytics (data mining, forecasting, and in particular optimization), you can help figure out the true economic feasibility of many projects. When needed, you can also use analytics to determine the infeasibility of on-going and or proposed projects. A colleague of mine, Louis Fabbi, […]

The post A data science example in seven visualizations appeared first on SAS Voices.

3月 182015
 
When do analytics really provide value? All the time, of course. However, one of the best times for analytics to prove their value is when you are asked to do more with less.   Often, the reason we are asked to do more with less is because of an economic downturn […]