Can Analytics of Things (AoT) Keep Up?

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McKinsey Global Institute reported that in 2015 there were an estimated 10 billion connected devices globally with a financial impact of $2 trillion. By 2020 the number of connected devices will have increased to 75 billion with a $12 trillion global economic impact. Data Floq reported in October 2016, “The sensor technology behind the IoT… Read more »

Predictive Policing in Chicago – Success or Failure?

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“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” @realDonaldTrump tweeted on January 24, 2017.   Can predictive policing save lives in Chicago?   Los Angeles implemented a predictive policing program in 2008 using analytical techniques to determine… Read more »

Pharmaceutical Recruitment: 2016 Trends and 2017 Outlook

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Caution characterizes the pharmaceutical Industry at the start of 2017. What is our new President going to do? Is he pro pharmaceutical business or con? Even with this wait-and-see approach we expect strong pockets of hiring in 2017. Some of the top trends in 2016 will also carry forward into 2017. Top 5 Trends in… Read more »

Risk Analytics Could Grow by 14%

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Risk analytics has been highly utilized in the financial services sector for some time but it is becoming increasingly popular among every other corporate sector. SBWire reports, “new developments in the risk analytics are transforming the market and enhancing its capability.” This includes the use of real time risk analytics solutions to examine and calculate… Read more »

The Top 7 Actuarial Industry Disruptors for 2017

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The actuarial recruiters at Smith Hanley Associates would like to share our view of the 7 Key Industry Disrupters that actuaries must pay close attention to in 2017. In the ever evolving, ever more complex insurance environment, here is what to watch out for.   1. Smart Cars For everyone that attended this years Annual… Read more »

6 Things Market Research Job Searchers Are Asking For

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There are many pieces to the market researcher’s career puzzle.  Here are the six trends we have seen candidates focusing on during their job search over the past year.   6. Industry When asked if they would be interested in working in a new industry the majority of candidates say yes. There are many commonalities… Read more »

Pharmaceutical Analytics: 2017 Trends and Salary Scale

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Smith Hanley Associates‘ Pharmaceutical Recruiters thank you for your business in 2016 and look forward to working with you in 2017. Reviewing 2016 and making some predictions for 2017, along with our ever-popular salary scale, gets us ready for the New Year. We hope you find it useful as well. All the best for 2017!… Read more »

Machine Learning, IoT and Unlocking Your Earning Potential

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Internet of Things | Smith Hanley Associates

The Analytical Recruiters at Smith Hanley Associates share with you the hottest trend in the data science job market for 2017, machine learning, the hottest trend for the future, IoT, and where your compensation should be in this competitive marketplace.   I’m a statistical modeler. Why do I need machine learning experience?   Data. Data…. Read more »

Love Statistics? What Are Your Career Options?

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Career Options for People that Love Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of statisticians will grow 34% from 2014 to 2024. 50% more bachelor’s degrees and 21% more master’s degrees in statistics were granted from 2003 to 2015. Online data science course development and participation is booming. If you love the idea of a career in statistics, what are… Read more »

Big Data Algorithms are Discriminatory

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Big Data Algorithms are Discriminatory

Just like the recent Presidential election showed us that just because the polls say so doesn’t make it true, the widespread belief that if it’s a math equation it must be objective isn’t holding up. Algorithms built on Big Data are written and revised by humans, and machine learning algorithms revise themselves based on people’s… Read more »