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Data Science Reveals the Unintended Effectiveness of Male Genital Accoutrement

The people of American Optdicks created a gag gift to raise money for prostate cancer research. Their product, eyeglass frames for male genitalia, while humorous, could theoretically improve heterosexual women's ratings of male genitalia. This group of humanitarians reached out to me to employ the practice of data science to conduct a seminal study to […]

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To be Successful at Data Science, Think Batman, Not Superman

I recently made a Batman analogy when discussing the topic of data science with some colleagues. In this post, I will explore this analogy further. Last week, a group of data professionals, including Jennifer Shin, Dion Hinchcliffe, Joe McKendrick, Joe Caserta and me, sat down with theCube's Dave Vellante and John Walls for a panel discussion on the topic of […]

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Why You Need to Adopt Data Science and Machine Learning in your Customer Experience/Success Program

A study of 80+ companies showed that analytical leading companies (those who use analytics to gain a competitive advantage), more so than analytical lagging companies, leverage their data differently. Analytical Leaders focus their analytics to improve customer loyalty while Analytical Laggards focus their efforts primarily to reduce enterprise costs. Additionally, Analytical Leaders, compared to Analytical […]

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Demystifying Data Science For All

I’m all for helping educate the world about the power of data and analytics. I believe that the power of data science can help businesses and citizens understand how the world works. Data science capabilities can help business leaders leverage their vast amounts of data to get insights to improve how they manage their business […]

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Customer Analytics Best Practices: Free White Paper

We surveyed 80+ customer-centric professionals in companies with formal customer-centric programs (e.g., customer experience, customer success) to determine the state of analytics in customer programs as well as identify what analytical leading companies (companies who use analytics to gain a competitive advantage) do differently in their customer programs compared to their analytical lagging counterparts. We […]

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State of Analytics In Customer Programs: Customer Loyalty Focus, Machine Learning Adoption and the Data Science Skill Gap

A new customer analytics survey of 80+ companies provides a look into the state of analytics in customer programs. Only 32% of respondents are satisfied with their company's use of analytics to create a competitive advantage. The use of multiple survey methods is the most common practice across companies (80% of companies). The use of […]

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Artificial Intelligence: The Customer Experience Imperative

Customer Experience Management (CXM) is the process of understanding and managing customers' interactions with and perceptions about the company/brand. In our Big Data world, improving the customer experience is increasingly becoming data-intensive endeavor. Consider CRM systems, surveys, social media sources, telemetry systems, and publicly available data sources; using the combined power of statistics and today’s […]

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