Today is the longest day of the year in 2011. Where am I this year? In Bentonville, Arkansas, at the Wal-Mart Analytics Day sponsored by SAS Institute and Deloitte, with 500 attendees from across Wal-Mart companies...
...In a fascinating keynote, Colleen McCue, senior director, social science and quantitative methods, for GeoEye, talks about using analytics to figure out where the risk areas are for crime in Richmond, Virginia, on behalf of the police department there. She's been able to help police put beat cops in the right place at the right time, which significantly reduced the number of homicides and robberies and increased the number of assault weapons seized...
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