Short takes...on analytics

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Our Deloitte Analytics leaders help some of the world's biggest companies better understand how to leverage analytics insights to improve operations and drive smarter decisions every day. In this blog, they share their reflections and insights.

Corner office analytics – Amping up the C-Suite

Posted by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Not so long ago, analytics was the domain of data scientists and statisticians who guarded the enterprise from the complexities of all things data. Today, analytics touches every corner of the business, and all the business of the corner office. C-suite executives may not be conducting deep-dive statistical analyses–nor do they have to. Innovations in...Continue reading



Meeting the complex analytics needs of financial analysts

Posted by Sean Bradley, senior consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Three years ago, Clear Channel’s Finance function was struggling. Its reporting and financial systems were so out of date that vendors had stopped supporting the software. IT was doing its best to keep things patched together, and the Finance staff often resorted to manual workarounds...Continue reading

​Forging new domains – Analytics in entertainment

Posted by Jeffrey Mischka, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Jordan Wiggins, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Analytics is firmly entrenched in well-structured business domains, like supply chain, pricing, and risk. Business functions across a variety of industries are realizing the value of insight-driven decision making and are achieving better business outcomes with analytics. It sometimes seems that analytics has made its way into every nook and cranny of the global marketplace...Continue reading

The smart grid conundrum

Posted by Dave Steiger, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Smart grid analytics is getting a lot of attention these days and it’s easy to understand why. With all the data streaming in from smart meters and other intelligent devices, utility companies are eager to put this information to work...Continue reading


​“Old school” meets “new school” analytics

Posted by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP  and David Steier, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

New technologies and processes are emerging to augment or replace what was cutting edge just a few years ago. Machine learning and the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) are two areas where questions of “how much” new-school analytics is necessary to replace old-school data management and business intelligence approaches...Continue reading

Retail customer engagement

Posted by Jeff Simpson, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

In theory, it’s easier to keep a customer than to attract a new one. But if you’re like many retailers, you’re probably scratching your head, trying to figure out how to satisfy increasingly demanding customers who are shopping multiple channels -- online, in-store, and mobile...Continue reading


Drilling down on data in 2014

Posted by Forrest Danson, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

It’s almost unimaginable that 90 percent of the world’s data was generated in the last two years – and the data explosion has just begun. As the volume, velocity, and variety of data continue to grow, so too will data-related challenges and opportunities for organizations seeking to manipulate, interpret, and extend data for greater value...Continue reading


Talent on the (analytics) job

Posted by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LL

Amid estimates of a 190,000-worker shortfall for deep-tech analytics skills over the next four years, and a 1.5 million resource gap for data scientists and management-level analysts, it seems that an analytics talent crisis may be looming. Companies are faced with a growing number of analytics initiatives, many times without the right talent to oversee and execute on those them...Continue reading


Our analytics predictions for 2014

Posted by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Few areas of business are changing faster than where and how analytics are being used. Turn your head for a second and—boom—you're falling to the back of the pack. From big data and visualization to predictive modeling and more, analytics is an evolving world of technologies and tools that few have time to keep up with...Continue reading


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John Lucker

Principal | Human Capital


Forrest Danson

Principal | Deloitte Consulting LLP