Monthly Archives: May 2016

Role of Chief Data Officer

Companies of all sizes can easily find themselves drowning in data generated from websites, landing pages, social streams, emails, text messages, and many other sources. Additionally, there is data in their own repositories. With so much data at their disposal, companies are under mounting pressure to utilize it to generate insights. These insights are critical…
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Big-data Analytics in Criminal Investigations

Big data mining and predictive analytics are gaining acceptance in criminal investigations and public safety. The predictability of violent crime is the foundation for the behavioral analysis of violent crime. In many ways, terrorism is violence with a larger agenda. Terrorism and efforts to support it also encompass other crimes including fraud, smuggling, money laundering,…
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Demand Forecasting and Planning in Retail

Retail organizations today must strive to satisfy the unique demand for each of their customers. Gone are the good old days of the mass market where a single assortment standard pricing and a single “average location” forecast would satisfy consumer demand in all stores. Often, predicting demand for a single item in a single store…
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Big Data Analytics For Airlines

If the airline industry could be described in two words, it would be "intensely competitive". The airline industry generates billions of dollars every year and still has a cumulative profit margin of less than 1%. The reason for this lies in this industry’s vast complexity. Airlines have a multitude of different business issues that need…
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