Analytics Centres – Advancing the Commercialization of Analytics Applications by Vasu Netrakanti


Alberta Advantage

  • Amongst the most prosperous jurisdictions in the world
  • Quality post-secondary educational institutions
  • Big data provincial and national industrial sectors
  • Data analytics is a sunshine industry

Clustering Effect of Analytics Centre

  • Infrastructure
  • Collaborative efforts
  • Forum for opportunities and solutions
  • Funding
  • Human resource development
  • Commercialization

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The Alberta Center for Analytics Products by Stuart Lomas

A Proposal to Build the Alberta Analytics Industry

Alberta educates some of the world’s top experts in Artificial Intelligence and Analytics. When they graduate, every one of them leaves the province. - A senior U of Alberta researcher, 2010

For the past year, the Alberta Council of Technologies has promoted the idea of an Alberta Center for Analytics Products.

The goal is to encourage an Advanced Analytics Industry in Alberta.

  • Keep our world-leading graduates in Alberta
  • Benefit Alberta companies as suppliers and customers
  • Encourage new Analytics companies based in Alberta and serving the world.

 Taking Action

  • ACAP has been well publicized in Alberta’s innovation community and Alberta government.
  • ACAP could be part of a wider strategy to encourage Advanced Analytics in Alberta, similar
    to the Alberta Nano Strategy.
  • The next step is to develop a specific business plan for ACAP, in cooperation with government
    and in a strategic framework.

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The Application of Interactive Data Exploration and Visualization by Fred Popowich

What is Visual Analytics?

Visual analytics is…

  • the science of analytical reasoning
    facilitated by interactive visual
    interfaces.

Using technology for human
analysis & decision-making

  • Explore and synthesize information and derive insight from massive, dynamic, ambiguous and often conflicting data.!
  • Provide timely, defensible and understandable assessments.!
  • Communicate assessments effectively for action.

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