Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

04/13/15

Data science is transforming decision-making: How will society strike a balance?

Data science is a fancy term for statistics. It’s the extraction of knowledge from data, which can be derived from multiple digital sources and turned into a resource to make business decisions.

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04/06/15

Managing state or regional brands is hard to get right — and keep right

Brands are finicky things. If you don’t believe so, ask the red-faced politicians in Indiana. Just when the Hoosier state should be basking in the light of the Final Four men’s collegiate basketball tournament in Indianapolis, most of the news about Indiana’s image is focused on its “religious objections” law.

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03/30/15

American Family helping set standard for ‘big company’ role in emerging economy

From the outside, American Family Insurance might strike observers as a buttoned-down, old-line company operating in a traditional business market. Beneath that blue-chip exterior beats the heart of a corporate entrepreneur.

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03/20/15

Keeping the pipeline filled with engineers essential for Wisconsin business

If you want to know why engineering appears once again on the rise as a career choice, just check out Education News and its “Career Path” database for average salaries for engineers.

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03/16/15

Portals for doing business abroad are wide open for Wisconsin companies

Neil Karolek, the gregarious yet all-business president of TLX Technologies in Pewaukee, is blunt when he talks about his company’s entry into international markets. “Don’t do it like I did it!” Karolek told about 50 people at a March 12 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network’s Milwaukee chapter.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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