As tools for advanced analytics have become more powerful and easy to use, the challenge in getting business value from advanced analytics has become the last mile. A predictive analytic or machine learning model that is not deployed or that is not being used to change the business, delivers no value. It does not matter how advanced or powerful your analytic is, it must be deployed and used to be valuable.
In this keynote, James Taylor will discuss the value of a focus on the "last mile" of analytic deployment and outline a practical, proven approach to delivering analytic value by focusing on the decisions you want to improve, the way analytics will need to be integrated into those decisions and the technologies that will let you turn analytic models into data-driven decisions. Success with analytics requires success in the last mile and that means putting the last mile, first.