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Customer insight and risk prediction

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TUESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a computed tomography test to measure calcium in coronary arteries improves predictions of future heart disease, a new study finds, but no one knows yet whether it's worth the cost and risk due to radiation exposure. "This kind of evidence gives encouragement to go on and do additional testing, but it shouldn't convince us that this test should be done routinely," said Dr. Philip Greenland, a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a member of the team reporting the study in the April 28 issue of the Journal of ...
is the process of taking known information about situations and entities of strategic, operational, or tactical importance, characterizing the known, and, with appropriate statements of probability, the future actions in those situations and by those entities. The descriptions are drawn from what may only be available in the form of deliberately deceptive information; the analyst must correlate the similarities among deceptions and extract a common truth. Although its practice is found in its purest form inside intelligence agencies , such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States or the Secret Intelligence ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Leading Innovation Through Methodical Experiments :: Peter Sims
ideas reporter, Pfred Dvorak, wrote a great article describing Best Buy’s experimental forecasting system entitled, “Best Buy Taps ‘Prediction Market’” — an excellent example of how companies are using focused experiments to innovate their internal processes. Anyone interested in innovation should take note. Essentially, Best Buy faces a massive challenge — how to accurately forecast its annual sales of over $40 billion, throughout over 1,000 stores worldwide, across thousands of SKUs, as well as sales online. This is retail, so customer demand is fickle and market insight is highly ... market research, surveys and trends
Getting to Product-Market Fit
I’m very excited about this guest post and confident that it will be a huge help for anyone struggling to find Product-Market fit. Enjoy! Sean Guest Post By Patrick Vlaskovits Sean asked me to write a guest post to help startups achieve Product-Market Fit since he primarily advises startup after they’ve already reached it (during their transition to high growth businesses). Actually getting to Product-Market Fit is an important topic since the vast majority of startups never get there, making it virtually impossible to drive sustainable growth. I’ve just completed what amounts to a comprehensive study on the topic of getting to ... market research, surveys and trends

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CUSTOMER INSIGHT AND RISK PREDICTION

Telekomunikacja Polska retains more customers with SAS | SAS
For many years, Telekomunikacja Polska was Poland’s only telecommunications company. But once the former Eastern Bloc nation joined the European Union - and the national monopoly was acquired by France Telecom Group - the winds of change blew through the company. Since then, the company has competed in a free and open market. Still Poland’s largest telephone company by far, Telekomunikacja Polska now has almost 7.5 million fixed lines and approximately 22,500 employees. But competition and changing consumer behavior are putting the company under pressure - especially in the landline segment, which is Telekomunikacja Polska’s ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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De Veaux is Professor of Statistics at Williams College, but for next year (2006/7) he will be the Kenan Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. De Veaux has been a consultant for over 20 years for such Fortune 500 companies as Hewlett-Packard, Alcoa, American Express, Bank One, GlaxoSmithKline, Dupont, Pillsbury, Rohm and Haas, Ernst and Young, and General Electric. Predictive Analytics Insight had an exclusive interview with him. +50 to +75 percent greater conversion on direct marketing campaigns Financial services are primarily aiming for customer satisfaction. After all, various banks offer ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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IN RE PORTIS
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Julie L. Garland, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Julie A. Malone, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Ryan K. Schneider, Deputy Attorney General, for Respondent. MALLANO, P. J. On July 17, 1974, petitioner Johnnie Portis pleaded guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to an indeterminate life term, with a minimum of six months. At Portis's 22nd parole hearing, conducted on June 4, 2008, the Board of Parole Hearings (Board) again denied parole. Portis filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus contending that the Board's decision violated due process because it ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

154-2008: Understanding Your Customer: Segmentation Techniques for ...
An improved understanding of customer risk and ..... This simple decision tree provides an excellent overall prediction of the ... The authors thank Jim Georges of SAS Education for his invaluable insight and council of our analysis. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
An Overview of Quantitative Risk Assessment of Space Shuttle ...
development of its Space Shuttle elements, including insights obtained .... effectiveness of using the multiple discipline strategy in obtaining customer buy-in ... Methods and Techniques for Risk Prediction of. Space Shuttle Upgrades . ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Kellogg Centennial Conference to explore how customer insights ...
Mohanbir Sawhney, the McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology, says that great innovation comes from “keen observation of customer behavior.” In anticipation of the Jan. 11-12 Miami event, Faculty Co-Chair Mohanbir Sawhney tells why getting close to the customer is essential — particularly during an economic downturn By Rachel Farrell 12/18/2008 - Shortly after portable digital music players hit the market in 1998, Apple Computer Inc. made plans to launch its own MP3 device. But rather than emulate existing products, Apple asked its customers what they wanted — and learned that they liked the idea of a portable player that was ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
How good is our ability to predict? Are we getting better ...
Firstly, we have to have a model of our system showing a transfer function between input factors and outputs (e.g. how marcoeconomic ratios & supply and demand affect asset prices) obviously setting up such a model which can mimic reality is difficult in the extreme. Secondly, we need to assume that the future will behave like the past, in other words we assume that the behaviour which was analysed and led to setting up our model will continue to be exhibited in the future. Most such models will tend to be stochastic rather than deterministic and therefore extrapolation of predictions will result in a distribution of future ...
Google Answers: applying for business school and recommedation ...
We have a small family run company doing urine drug screening for rehab and employment agency. We started this company as our second career 9 years ago. We are a very profitable, and efficient company with my son' help from the beginning. But we are not a big company with fancy title. The company only has two medical billers, two collectors, my husband, me and my son. My son came to join the company full time two years ago. He was a reserach technician at CalTech doing neuroscience for 2 years right after he graduated from UC Berkeley. He will apply business school this year, he would like to go to one of the top 10 ...