Google+ Hangout: The Future of Working with Data with Michael Koploy and Thomas Davenport

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Hi folks,

Some of the guys from our team have watched the replay of this Google+ Hangout and we have found it quite interesting. Assuming that the majority of you guys that come here to check our blog posts out are also part of the web analytics world, we thought we should share this with you here.

We really hope you enjoy this cross-post from the Plotting Success blog from Software Advice !

Author and professor Thomas Davenport’s new book, Keeping Up with the Quants, serves as a “quantitative literacy” guide for managers as they wade through the world of data today and tomorrow. Keeping Up with the Quants, co-authored by Davenport and Jinho Kim, covers the basics of quantitative analytics, the essential habits of effective analysts and insight on how business users and top-ranking quants can best collaborate.

Michael Koploy, Managing Editor at business intelligence resource website Software Advice, recently hosted a Google+ Hangout with Davenport to discuss key points from the book and Davenport’s thoughts on the future of business analytics.

Among other topics, Davenport and Koploy cover:

  • The importance of balancing creativity with a regular, thorough analytical process
  • Why great companies hire great analysts–and why that isn’t likely to change anytime soon
  • Why visualization tools are effective at analyzing “Big Data”
  • How “Ph.Ds with personality” drive analytical innovation in business
  • Why everyone should dabble in coding

Check out a full recording of the hangout below:

For a full analysis and takeaways from the hangout, check out Koploy’s post on the Plotting Success blog: Hangout with Thomas Davenport: The Future of Working with Data. Be sure to check out Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding Analytics, on sale now. And connect with Koploy on Twitter (@PlottingSuccess) and Google+.



Ketan is a Web Analytics Consultant at Tatvic.

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