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John Abbatico

John Abbatico

John is Co-Founder and CTO at Othot.

Why Predictive Modeling in Higher Ed is a Must-Have

By John Abbatico | May 28, 2020

For higher education institutions, the concepts of predictive modeling informed by machine learning do not differ much from human learning. Data is fed to computer algorithms and these algorithms look for data patterns that can be attributed to a specific outcome. This is [...]

The Data Trust Journey (COVID-19 Edition)

By John Abbatico | May 6, 2020

We often say to our partners that the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics is a journey. The foundation of this journey is establishing trust in what advanced analytical approaches are telling you. Trust takes time, even during a pandemic. This is a fact that is [...]

Your Analytics Roadmap: Services, Tools, or Solutions?

By John Abbatico | May 23, 2016

As predictive analytics is evolving and becoming more main stream, organizations need to determine their strategy and approach to adoption. As I see it, there are three approaches that organizations can take to start their journey with predictive analytics: tools, services [...]

Best-Laid Plans

By John Abbatico | January 31, 2016

There is a saying, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The saying comes from a poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns. The saying means that no matter how hard you plan, things still don’t work out. I think of this saying when I think of one of the most critical [...]

Fight the Future

By John Abbatico | June 21, 2015

If you had a crystal ball that would tell you the future, what would you do? I suppose it depends on what you see in that ball. Let’s say you look in the crystal ball and see that you will be in a minor car accident tomorrow. We won’t go into the philosophical debate between [...]

The Search for the Working Magic 8 Ball

By John Abbatico | April 27, 2015

Just about every company in existence looks to reporting to run their business. Many of them spend millions each year to try and improve their reporting systems. The way I look at it there are two reasons companies look to reporting. One is to audit the past. This type of [...]