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Fern Halper
Research Director, Advanced Analytics, TDWI

Dr. Fern Halper has over twenty years of experience in data analysis, predictive modeling, business analytics, and strategy development. Before joining TDWI, she was a partner at Hurwitz & Associates, a consulting and industry analyst firm where she focused on advanced analytics and cloud computing. Fern has also held key positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies where she directed analysis for a number of business units. Fern spent eight years at Bell Laboratories leading the development of innovative approaches and systems to analyze marketing and operational data. Fern has published numerous articles on data mining and information technology. Fern received her BA from Colgate University and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. She is a co-author of Cloud Computing for Dummies, Hybrid Cloud for Dummies, and Big Data for Dummies.

Why analysts should take a predictive approach to problem solving

Why analysts should take a predictive approach to problem solving

May 8, 2015 | by Fern Halper, Research Director, Advanced Analytics, TDWI
Skills needed for advanced analytics sometimes require knowledge of recent data-related technologies, analytics techniques and how to use them. However, many organizations realize that this skill set doesn’t negate the need for people who can frame a problem, interpret the output of an analysis and...

Present the Data Story Persuasively to Make the Point

Concise, clear storytelling by data analysts is essential when critical decisions depend on their analyses

January 18, 2015 | by Fern Halper, Research Director, Advanced Analytics, TDWI
Concise, clear storytelling by data analysts is essential when critical decisions depend on their analyses

Can Anyone Perform Advanced Analytics?

A solid grasp of techniques bolsters the important skillset business analysts need for advanced analysis

May 9, 2014 | by Fern Halper, Research Director, Advanced Analytics, TDWI
A solid grasp of techniques bolsters the important skillset business analysts need for advanced analysis