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Free Webinar: Leveraging Smart Data for Mass Customization

Research looks at how applying smart data to transportation ecosystems is launching new business models.


Avoiding Analytical Myopia

The blinders and focus that work well to optimize the details of a problem may prevent managers from seeing other options.


Free Webinar on Cognitive Technologies with Tom Davenport and Julia Kirby

This webinar covers "smart" technologies, cognitive technology, and artificial intelligence.


Data & Analytics

Support for the Data & Analytics topic provided in part by:

MIT SMR's Global Research on Analytics


The Talent Dividend

The 2015 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that talent management is critical to realizing analytics benefits.


The Analytics Mandate

The 2014 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that an analytics culture offers better outcomes.


From Value to Vision: Reimagining the Possible with Data Analytics

The 2013 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS details the emergence of Analytical Innovators.


Time Counts More Than Money

How Time-to-Insight Is Driving Big Data Business Investment

January 26, 2016 | Randy Bean

With the emergence of a digital economy over the course of the past two decades, leading companies have learned that they must act faster to respond to customer needs and competitive dynamics. The fourth annual Big Data Executive Survey confirms that Fortune 1000 firms recognize that faster time-to-insight correlates with success and will be the driving force behind Big Data investment for the years ahead.

The Internet of Things

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Ready or Not, Here IoT Comes

The Internet of Things is on the brink of transforming business, but most businesses aren’t yet prepared.

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Recent Videos and Webinars


Participant Questions From the Recent “Internet of Things” Webinar

Should an international organization be required to take control of uniting the Internet of Things (IoT) into one system?


The Analytics Talent Dividend

An authors’ briefing and Q&A on the findings from the MIT SMR/SAS 2015 global study on data and analytics.


On the Care and Feeding of Your Analytics Talent

A panel of experts discusses how to attract and manage analytics talent for best results.


Participant Questions from the Recent Data & Analytics Webinar

We answer three questions about the findings in our recent Big Idea Initiative research report, “The Talent Dividend.”

Managing Analytics Talent

How to Build (and Keep) a World-Class Data Science Team

August 17, 2015 | Roger M. Stein

To manage a first-rate data science or quant group, leaders need to build an engaging environment, get the team the resources it needs and balance being involved while also staying out of the way. In banking, for example, division managers generally don’t review loan applications. But in analytics, the most successful leaders engage regularly in hands-on research and continue to publish regularly even as they move up the executive ladder. By staying active in line research, analytics managers are able to hone their abilities to judge how difficult projects are and how long they will take.


Data & Analytics Interviews

Our interviews with data practitioners from Cathay Pacific airlines, General Mills, Equifax and more explore how organizations are utilizing data for better decision making in the real world. (Click here for more interviews.)

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Enough Health Care Data for an Army: The Million Veteran Program

U.S. veterans are helping customize medicine through big data that will unravel the role of genes in health and disease.

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Viewing Data as a Liquid Asset

Can data assets be used as currency for financial transactions?

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Innovating with Airborne Analytics

Airline Cathay Pacific incorporates data into all its operations to make decision making more efficient. But experience counts, too.


Blog Posts, Videos, Articles and More

HR Insights From Email Data

What Email Reveals About Your Organization

November 17, 2015 | Peter A. Gloor

By studying data from email archives and other sources, managers can gain surprising insights about how groups should be organized and about which communications patterns are most successful. Anonymized analysis of internal information communication found that creative people, for instance, work more productively on projects with strong leaders than on collaborations without a clear leader. In addition, in many situations, groups of leaders taking turns worked better at sparking creativity.