Leo Sadovy

1月 172020
 

Where in your business process can analytics and AI play a contributing role in enhancing your decision making capability?  At the information interpretation stage.  As a framework for understanding what analytic and AI opportunities may arise, the simple diagram below illustrates the relationships between data, information and knowledge, and how [...]

Opportunities for analytics: Interpretation was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy

1月 032020
 

It is a generally accepted maxim in business that you can’t cost-cut your way to success.  Growth requires attention to the top line, which in turn is largely driven by innovation.  Applying analytics to improving innovation suffers from the same lack of direction as does Analytics for strategy, but with [...]

4 ways to apply analytics to innovation was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy

11月 232019
 

“Ocean acidification is sometimes referred to as global warming's equally evil twin.” ~ Elizabeth Kolbert This is the second post in my two-part series about climate change. You can read part 1 of this series here. When engaging in data exploration for insights, it’s good practice to start with a [...]

Climate change: Hurricanes, acidification and extinction was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy

11月 152019
 

“The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed.”  ~ William Gibson, author The same can be said for climate change – global warming is here, in a big way, but its effects are still an arm's length away for many of us. How is climate change [...]

Climate change: It's all about the CO2 was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy

10月 282019
 

If you're looking for advice on developing an analytics strategy, there's no shortage of resources, including this from SAS: Building your data and analytics strategy.  If, on the other hand, you're looking for advice on how to apply analytics to strategic planning, your search has likely to come up wanting.  [...]

8 ways analytics can support strategic planning and decision making was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy

7月 162019
 

“They were the best of asteroids, they were the worst of asteroids.” ~ Charles Dickens Armstrong There are good asteroids, and there are bad asteroids. Good asteroids stay in their own neighborhoods and wait for us to come visit them.  Bad asteroids, however, don’t wait for an invitation – they [...]

A tale of two asteroids was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy

12月 142018
 

By now you’ve seen the headlines and the hype proclaiming data as the new oil. The well-meaning intent of these proclamations is to cast data in the role of primary economic driver for the 21st century, just as oil was for the 20th century. As analogies go, it’s not too [...]

No, data is not the new oil was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy

12月 072018
 

There is one equation every retail store, call center, traffic, airport or hospital manager should know by heart.  No, it’s not E = mc².  The one I had in mind is this: W = 1 / (μ – λ) It may not look like much, but it can mean the [...]

Analytics you can use: Manage your queue for better customer service was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy

12月 072018
 

There is one equation every retail store, call center, traffic, airport or hospital manager should know by heart.  No, it’s not E = mc².  The one I had in mind is this: W = 1 / (μ – λ) It may not look like much, but it can mean the [...]

Analytics you can use: Manage your queue for better customer service was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy

5月 222018
 

Andy Dufresne, the wrongly convicted character in The Shawshank Redemption, provocatively asks the prison guard early in the film: “Do you trust your wife?” It’s a dead serious question regarding avoiding taxes on a recent financial windfall that had come the guard's way, and leads to events that eventually win [...]

AI and trust was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy