Descriptive, Predictive, Prescriptive :: Breaking Down Data Analytics

As I make the rounds speaking to the leadership in my organization, many have concerns about the state of our analytic capability. I have heard many times that “we don’t have predictive capability.” When I’ve dug into this comment, I find that 1) it isn’t true, and 2) predictive capability isn’t what the speaker was… Read More

Upcoming Talks :: Data Driven Government 2019

If you’re working in government, in the DC area, and looking to integrate more data science and advanced analytics into your industry, you should check out Data Driven Government on September 25th! DDG is a one day symposium (with a couple adjacent days of workshops available) to share best practices and techniques that advance the… Read More

People Moving :: Data Analytics and City Mobility

It’s been fascinating watching Amazon preparing Crystal City – ahem, National Landing – for it’s new HQ2 complex. Promising a workspace for 25,000 people, almost as many as work within the Pentagon itself, the company has a lot of work to do. And no, not just building a new building. Because when you bring 25,000… Read More

Terms of Reference :: What is Data Science?

Before I start delving too deeply into some of these topics and some of my ideas for using them to upgrade your human resources programs {among other things, but people analytics is my favorite subject}, I want to lay down some foundations and make sure we’re all talking about the same thing. This is also… Read More