Top Five LinkedIn Groups for Analytics

Jen Cohen Crompton

As a professional social network, LinkedIn can be an important resource for engaging in discussions and gathering information, but is often underutilized and overlooked. There is great potential in creating, moderating, and participating in LinkedIn groups geared toward your target industry or business concern. Joining these groups is the first step, and interacting in the space is where you can discover the “real” value. Below are the top five LinkedIn information and networking groups focused on Analytics. 1. Group name: Advanced Business Analytics, Data Mining and Predictive Modeling Group description: Data science, big data, visualization, business analytics, predictive modeling, data mining, web analytics, six sigma, econometrics, business intelligence, computational finance, quant, operations research, machine learning, data analysis, data mining. Current discussions: The Best Data Visualization Tools, differences between BI and BA, and Using an In-Memory Data Grid for Near Real-Time Data Analysis Members: 51,432 Group manager: Vincent Granville – twitter: @datashaping Group stats: Very active – 290 discussions this month > more info Demographics of members:

  • LOCATION – 7% Greater NYC Area
  • FUNCTION – 12% Research
  • INDUSTRY – 21% Information Technology and Services
  • SENIORITY – 38% Senior

2. Group name: Business Analytics Group description: Business analytics, data mining, artificial intelligence, visualization tools, and predictive modeling. Current discussions: Incorporating Master Data Management Into Predictive Analytics, Data Mining and Gaming, What is “Predictive Analytics” scope in Manufacturing industry? Members: 31,506 Group manager: Alberto Roldan – twitter: @Atomananalytics Group stats: Very active – 602 discussions this month > more info Demographics of members:

  • LOCATION – 8% Bengaluru Area, India
  • FUNCTION – 11% Consulting
  • INDUSTRY – 24% Information Technology and Services
  • SENIORITY – 38% Senior

3. Group name: Business Intelligence and Analytics Group Group description: Business Intelligence (BI) as a Strategic function involves Data Warehousing, Analytics, Trends Tracking, Forecasting, Competitive Intelligence & Consumer data research using advanced statsitical packages such as SAS, Minitab & SPSS. Current discussions: Methodologies used for business analytics projects, Correlation vs. Causation, Unstructured Data Members: 20,001 Group manager: Rakesh Rajora Group stats: Very active – 987 discussions this month > more info Demographics of members:

  • LOCATION – 6% Greater New York City Area
  • FUNCTION – 13% Consulting
  • INDUSTRY – 28% Information Technology and Services
  • SENIORITY – 38% Senior

4. Group name: Global Analytics Network (networking group) Group description: The Global Analytics Network (GAN) is a place for Analytically minded professionals to come together and network, share thoughts, opportunities, and discuss hot topics in their respective industries. Once you have joined, be sure to visit the “Discussion” area and share your thoughts and comments. To join, send an invitation to connect to the moderator: Roni Zapin at roni@rlzapinassociates.com Current discussions: All things related to analytics. Members: 6,323 Group manager: Roni Zapin – twitter: @RoniZapin Group stats: Very active – 116 discussions this month > more info Demographics of members:

  • LOCATION – 9% Greater New York City Area
  • FUNCTION – 16% Research
  • INDUSTRY – 16% Financial Services
  • SENIORITY – 35% Senior

5. Group name: Online Marketing, Web Analytics and E-Commerce Group Group description: The WebAnalysts.Info group is about web analytics, a/b testing, online marketing and e-commerce. Current discussions: E-Commerce facts and figures, analytics and marketing challenges, Google analytics Members: 45,021 Group manager: Jonathan Fish – twitter: @TheJonFish Group stats: Very active – 116 discussions this month > more info Demographics of members:

  • LOCATION – 5% Greater New York City Area
  • FUNCTION – 17% Marketing
  • INDUSTRY – 18% Marketing and Advertising
  • SENIORITY – 27% Senior

 


About Jen Cohen Crompton

Jen Cohen Crompton is a SAP Blogging Correspondent reporting on big data, cloud computing, enterprise mobility, analytics, sports and tech, and anything else innovation-related. When she's not blogging, she can be caught marketing, using social media and/or presenting at conferences around the world. Disclosure: Jen is being compensated by SAP to produce a series of articles on the innovation topics covered on this site. The opinions reflected here are her own.