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By JD Dillon | Content exploring the collection + use of workplace data ...

How Twitch Learned to Make Better Predictions About Everything

In Silicon Valley, everyone makes bets. Founders bet years of their lives on finding product market fit, investors bet billions on the future value of ambitious startups, and executives bet that their strategies will increase a company’s prospects. Here, predicting the future is not a theoretical …

Management

Big data can’t bring objectivity to a subjective world

It seems everyone is interested in big data these days. From social scientists to advertisers, professionals from all walks of life are singing the praises of 21st-century data science.<p>In the social sciences, many scholars apparently believe it will lend their subject a previously elusive …

Big Data

You May Not Need Big Data After All

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 2, 2009, digital<p>Companies are investing like crazy in data scientists, data warehouses, and data analytics software. But many of them don’t have much to show for their efforts. It’s possible they never will.<p>What’s the problem? To begin with, big data has …

How data and machine learning are 'part of Uber's DNA'

TechRepublic talked to Uber's head of machine learning about what the ride-sharing giant has learned from seven years of collecting and using 'smart' …

Machine Learning

EEOC Panel Looks at Implications of Big Data in Workplace

​The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) heard from Society for Human Resource Management member Eric Dunleavy, Ph.D., on Thursday during …

At WeWork, Humans Supply Data For Its “Giant Computers”

The coworking startup is using heat maps and beacons to make its real estate operating system even more efficient.<p>In the office of the future, heat maps will facilitate employee interactions, and conference rooms will talk to you. At least if you’re a member of WeWork.<p>The hipster coworking company …

Real Estate

People analytics reveals three things HR may be getting wrong

More sophisticated analyses of big data are helping companies identify, recruit, and reward the best personnel. The results can run counter to common …

Big data and creativity: What we can learn from 'House of Cards'

Data and creativity can work really well together. Don’t believe me?<p>On February 1, 2013, a TV series called <i>House of Cards</i> debuted on the video streaming service Netflix. It proved an immediate hit. Two years later, it has a nine out of 10 rating from more than 275,000 reviewers. Those numbers place …

Netflix

1M Data Points: Using Behavioral Analytics to Improve Learning Outcomes

Today’s organizations are tracking an unfathomable amount of data during both customer and employee experiences. Meanwhile, L&D continues to report on completions and quiz scores. To provide real value, L&D professionals must acknowledge the limits of “learning data” and tie solutions to measurable …

The Smoke and Mirrors of Enterprise Social Networking Metrics

Carrie Basham Young issued an ominous warning to enterprise social network community managers in her 2013 CMSWire article.<p>“It’s time to realize that …

Twitter launches a standalone analytics and engagement app for power users

Twitter has announced a new standalone analytics app aiming to better serve its celebrity and power/marketing users, and — it surely hopes — eke out more activity on its platform in the process by making its highest profile users more effective tweeters.<p>The standalone app, called Engage, is …

Twitter

Data & Analytics Summit 2016 Home

Explore the Opportunities for Data & Analytics<p>There is a considerable amount of buzz in our industry surrounding data. Data continues to multiply, …

Business Intelligence

Big Data Why Measuring Employee Knowledge is Critical for Understanding How to Increase Revenue and Decrease Costs

Everybody’s talking about big data these days. The popular buzzword has been subject to a variety of interpretations, but no matter how you define …

Big Data

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Do Your eLearning Metrics Prove Business Impact? Why Not? [Podcast]

<b>Noel</b>: Clark, in your session yesterday, which was titled, “Measurement Matters: The How and Why of eLearning Metrics,” you talked about how you …