CRISP-DM V’s Agile – The Face Off

I have been developing Advanced Analytics models for nearly 20 years, covering areas from Credit Risk to Customer Intelligence to Fraud Detection. Over that time, I have used the CRISP-DM project management framework time and time again and it has never failed me. In recent times I have worked with a number of clients who [...]

By |2019-10-31T09:45:49+00:00October 31st, 2019|Analytics, Applications, Industry, Predictive Analytics|0 Comments

SAS Institute and The Analytics Store Join Forces to Work with Organizations to Build In-house Analytics Capabilities

LinkedIn’s recent analysis of the Global Top Skills of 2016 revealed that statistical analysis and data mining was the #2 most demanded skill by Irish employers last year. To meet this demand for analytics and data science talent, SAS Institute and The Analytics Store are joining forces to work with organizations who want to build [...]

Analytics is a Team Sport

I was recently at the Predict Conference in Dublin and one phrase that I heard that really resonated with me is "analytics is a team sport". One of the key focuses of The Analytics Store is to work with companies to grow in-house analytics capabilities. It is key to remember that without a skilled team [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:33+00:00January 11th, 2017|Analytics, Business, Industry|0 Comments

12 Days of Data Analytics: Day 11 – Christmas Podcasts Ahoy

Here at The Analytics Store we have been big fans of the What's the Point? podcast from fivethirtyeight for a long time. We're big fans of the broad coverage of data analytics and what people do with it, rather than a narrow focus on details of data analytics techniques. Since hearing that (as they said [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:34+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Analytics, Business, DataViz, Industry, Machine Learning|0 Comments

Irish Data Analytics Landscape Survey 2015 – 2016

How big is the average Irish analytics team? What industries in Ireland are using analytics? Are companies in Ireland planning to expand their analytics teams in 2016? And how has all this changed since 2015? In 2015 we released the first annual Irish Data Analytics Landscape Survey. The results of the survey offered up insights into [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:39+00:00December 13th, 2015|Analytics, Applications, Business, Industry|0 Comments

Annual Survey Results

Analytics and Big Data have been receiving a lot of press attention recently - ranging from attempts to describe and define them, to assessments of how organisations can monetise their data. Within an Irish context questions such as the following are being asked: How big is the average Irish analytics team? What industries in Ireland [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:40+00:00May 15th, 2015|Analytics, Industry|0 Comments

Irish Data Analytics Landscape Survey 2014-2015

How big is the average Irish analytics team? What industries in Ireland are using analytics? Are companies in Ireland planning to expand their analytics teams in 2015? There are a number of worldwide or European surveys of the analytics industry that suggest the answers to these questions. For example: PwC's Global Data & Analytics Survey [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:41+00:00December 10th, 2014|Analytics, Industry|0 Comments

The Irish Data Analytics / Big Data Landscape

In some work we have been doing recently we have been writing an overview of the Data Analytics / Big Data landscape in Ireland. Inspired by the Big Data Landscape diagrams by Dave Feinleib at we have been playing with doming something similar for the analytics industry in Ireland. Rather than focus on technologies, [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:41+00:00August 11th, 2013|Analytics, Big Data, Business, Industry|0 Comments

Winter Is Coming … Maybe

I was recently at data analytics/big data conference at which someone celebrated the fact that data analytics was right at the top of the peak of overinflated expectations on the Gartner hype cycle and looked forward to moving over to the plateau of productivity.  This was worrying as it sort of missed the whole point [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:41+00:00July 9th, 2013|Analytics, Big Data, Industry|0 Comments

Analytics Is Storytelling and the Irish Should Be Best At It

Many writers have made the connection between analytics and storytelling before (for example see here, here and here). Hans Rosling's now legendary ted talks (available here) are a great example of this. Yes, Rosling does extensive, rigorous, creative and insightful analytics, but more importantly he presents his insights in novel, engaging and delightful ways. Hans, [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:41+00:00April 1st, 2013|Analytics, Business, Industry|0 Comments