SSA & Company Vice President John Bradshaw and Principal Data Scientist John Blankenbaker were quoted in Procurement Leaders Magazine on creating a predictive analytics team within an organization. In today’s digital revolution, any company can adopt predictive analytics in its operations, but Bradshaw notes “it may require upscaling staff through training.” Blankenbaker explains that companies must be strategic when developing their predictive talent pools. Many companies tend to hire any data scientists, and they may not have a “sense of your business or a real interest in a particular domain, which could limit their effectiveness.” Blankenbaker suggests initiating and developing an analytics team from within. “Maybe it’s an ‘Excel jockey’ who knows about generating reports and may be underutilized, but understands a lot about the business.”
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John Bradshaw is a Vice President at SSA & Company.
John Blankenbaker is Principal Data Scientist at SSA & Company.
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