Elder Research Inc. (ERI) is the US’s leading consulting company in data mining, predictive analytics, and text mining. Founded in 1995, ERI has helped government agencies and Fortune Global 500® companies solve real-world problems by amplifying the productivity of their analysts. Drawing from experience in multiple industries, ERI brings cutting-edge technology into front-line practice to achieve high return on investment. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, ERI also has a growing office in Washington, DC.
While a growing number of health providers are turning to data analytics to help improve care and lower costs at their facilities, the use of analytics in healthcare remains relatively immature, according to a recent survey from HIMSS Analytics.
I’ve looked at data-mining and predictive analytics before on this blog. As you know, there are many concerns about this type of technology and the increasing role it plays in our lives. Thus, for example, people are concerned about the oftentimes hidden way in which our data is collected prior to being “mined”. And they are concerned about how it is used by governments and corporations to guide their decision-making processes. Will we be unfairly targetted by the data-mining algorithms? Will they exercise too much control over socially important decision-making processes? I’ve reviewed some of these concerns before.
McKee Foods, maker of Little Debbie snacks, turned to Workday's cloud-based human capital management and payroll software. The switch helped it analyze data for decision-making, save money and better survive a snack industry shakeup.
Predictive Analytics World for Government's 4th Annual Conference: September 15-18, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Predictive Analytics World for Government is the largest and only vendor-neutral analytics conference for government. We are holding our fourth annual conference this September 15-18 in Washington, DC at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel.
-- > Behavioral Analytics – the paths that visitors take and how they interact with each page are critical data to understand how your site can be optimized for increased engagement and conversion.
-- > Business Intelligence – or BI analytics centralize all aspects of your organizations performance, from marketing to operations and accounting, for senior leadership to monitor a company’s behavior.
-- > Conversion Analytics – Conversion analytics often incorporate testing of elements so that you can optimize the site to convert more visitors into customers.
-- > Customer Intelligence Analytics – Systems that allow customer feedback through social channels, surveys and other data collection points can provide invaluable research into how your company is perceived and what you can do to improve it.
-- > Customer Lifecycle Analytics – understanding the stages of your customer is essential to increasing customer retention, driving up customer value, and then profiling future leads against the most successful engagements you have.
-- > Predictive Analytics – based on the past performance of your site, these platforms actually predict what the future behavior of visitors will be.
-- > Real-time Analytics – provide insight into the current activity and behavior of the visitors on your site at the current time.
-- > Sales Analytics – Sales enablement is a growing technology sector. Sales dashboards like our sponsors at Salesvue integrate directly with your Salesforce CRM and provide sales management with all the detail they need to see and predict sales performance.
So when a representative from Wiley & Sons, Inc., the publishing company that represents the best-selling “For Dummies” book series, approached Bari in 2013 to co-author a “how-to” guide on understanding statistical analyses, he jumped at the offer. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleRedditPinterestEmail
Dr. Elder gives his famous talk on the Top Ten Data Mining Mistakes. The Top Ten Mistakes are covered in chapter 20 of the Handbook of Statistical Analysis & Data Mining Applications. You can also view this talk as a PDF.