David Pope

11月 282013
 
Jennifer Whaley, one of our energy analytic utility experts, and I were talking about customer demos recently and discussing the work that goes into a proof-of-concept done with customer data.  If you've never been directly involved in preparing for a customer demo, you probably don't realize how much time and effort [...]
10月 222013
 
Analytics, to me, has always been about continuous education and giving people the chance to learn new insights. The SAS Day at Houston CityCentre earlier this month is a shining example. Hosted by the Department of Statistics as Texas A&M University, the event showed how analytics guides decisions across many [...]
9月 032013
 
Perhaps I should have titled this post, "Riddle me this Batman..."   Bam! Zap! etc....  now back to our regular scheduled blog post, where we explore the many lessons that can be learned from one industry to the next. Let's start with one of the easier comparisons: How is an [...]
8月 252013
 
Are you uncomfortable with analytics? Do you know someone who is? One reason might be that they think of predictive analytics as magic rather than science or fact based. Good magic amazes people and so do good analytic based reports and decisions.   Being able to predict what product or service [...]
7月 042013
 

When in the midst of severe weather season – hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes – dealing with power outages becomes part of doing business. Kathy Ball, an executive at Devon Energy, and Mark Konya, a SAS utilities industry analyst, offer their insights about the best ways to minimize storm-related power outages and [...]

When you are in the eye of the storm, analytics can help minimize the damage was published on SAS Voices by David Pope

5月 202013
 
The value of analytics to solve multiple business problems really makes analytics the ultimate reusable business investment, or as they say in the energy industry, it may be called a renewable resource. As I've commented before, organizations send billions of dollars on storing data, and unless you happen to be a [...]