The changing face of business analytics

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Trying to make predictions is hard – just ask Cassandra from Greek mythology! But, ironically, with all the data we have today, shouldn’t this task be much easier? Without question the world ahead is going to become more analytical than ever before, with the rise of AI to help with domain specific predictions becoming strongerRead more

The human report in the age of artificial intelligence

This Blog post was written by Professor Peter Kawalek. Sometimes I say to the students, ‘…it is like Rome. It is like Rome. Silicon Valley is like Rome. We live in its wake, somewhere north of it, part of it but not really at the centre. And it is the era of Antoninus Pius orRead more

Crispin Coombs: Academic writing workshop recap

Last month Loughborough University Centre for Information Management hosted an international paper-writing workshop led by Senior Scholar and Fellow of the AIS Professor Michael Myers. The workshop attracted early-career faculty and PhD researchers from Europe and the United States. Participants discussed the challenges of writing up and getting published, choosing a title and crafting anRead more

Peter Kawalek: 20 years in tech

I was a PhD student in Manchester when a robotics lab was opened in the Department of Computer Science. It was 1997, or thereabouts. The robot itself was not as impressive as I had anticipated. It looked like an upturned waste-paper basket with wheels. Its task was to learn to navigate through the department’s firstRead more

Mark Hepworth i3 Conference memorial award

  The Mark Hepworth i3 Conference memorial award was ‘unveiled’ at the 2017 i3 Research Conference, Information: interactions and impact, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University (RGU) 27th June 2017. Professor Peter Reid (right), Professor of Librarianship and Information Management at RGU, and Professor Graham Matthews (left), representing the Information Management Group at Loughborough University’s SchoolRead more

Tom Jackson: Men more likely to use ‘ego-mail’ at work than women

Professor Tom Jackson is interviewed by The Telegraph in a recent article on the use of ‘ego-mail’ in the office, saying that men are more likely to engage in this behaviour than women. You can read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/26/rise-ego-mail-office-workers-use-email-tactics-climb-career/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em Professor Tom Jackson is former Director of the Centre for Information Management and a ProfessorRead more

Clive Trusson: The Oliver Twins on the management of creative professionals

When it comes to managing creative IT professionals, the Oliver Twins can teach us all a thing or two. As pioneers of the UK computer games industry and founders of ‘Radiant Worlds’, a thriving British games development company, Philip and Andrew Oliver have three decades’ experience of working with and managing games programmers and otherRead more

Tom Jackson: How our tool analysing emotions on Twitter predicted Donald Trump win

This Blog post consists of an excerpt from an article published in The Conversation on Wednesday, 9th November 2016. To read the full article, please go to: https://theconversation.com/how-our-tool-analysing-emotions-on-twitter-predicted-donald-trump-win-68522  How our tool analysing emotions on Twitter predicted Donald Trump win “As the world dissects the how and why of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, pollsters are alreadyRead more

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