Analytics & Automation

August 25, 2020


Congratulations to the 2020 Data Science Award Winners!

Congratulations to Cisco’s second annual Data Science Award Winners and Finalists! We received over 100 inspiring submissions in 5 categories from teams representing 600+ Cisco employees. We looked at submissions across five categories: Product or Service Innovation, Benefitting Humanity, Customer Experience, Cost Reduction, and Revenue Increase. Narrowing the field down to the best-of-the-best data science […] is live!

On the surface, reporting, blogging, posting on social media or talking about death by suicide may not seem like a life-saving or life-endangering task. Yet HOW an individual’s death by suicide is reported and discussed can be  a contributing factor to whether the death will be followed by further tragedy and  suicide.

Data Science and Machine Learning: A New Paradigm of Intelligence

Back in the 1950s, when computers were quite the novelty, some researchers were optimistic they could turn their glorified calculator into an intelligent being. Since then, artificial intelligence (AI) has built a remarkably scattered track record: they can outperform doctors at diagnosing cancers, yet can barely talk to us about the weather. The lessons are clear: tasks easy for humans are not necessarily so for machines. Understanding how and why is much more complicated but […]

Time Series Analysis with ARIMA: Part 3

Part 3: Cisco Use Case and Designing Your Own Time Series Problem This is a continuation of the Time Series Analysis Posts. Here, I will detail a Cisco use case utilizing time series analysis and ARIMA from part 1 and part 2 of the blog series. If you have not read those yet, feel free […]

Time Series Analysis with ARIMA: Part 2

This is a continuation of the Time Series Analysis posts. ARIMA stands for Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average. These models aim to describe the correlations in the data with each other. You can use these correlations to predict future values based on past observations and forecast errors.

Time Series Analysis with ARIMA: Part 1

PART 1: Introduction to Time Series At Cisco, our partners and clients want ways to track and monitor their Cisco routers, switches, and other such devices. An important avenue of my work as part of the Customer Experience Data Incubation Team is to help track device utilization over time. One such way to think about […]

February 19, 2020


Answering The Big Three Data Science Questions At Cisco

Data Science Applied In Business Today. In the past decade, there has been an explosion in the application of data science outside of academic realms. The use of general, statistical, predictive machine learning models has achieved high success rates across multiple occupations including finance, marketing, sales, and engineering, as well as multiple industries including entertainment, […]

September 24, 2019


Is Data Science a Pre-Requisite for AI? The Data Science & AI Hierarchy of Success

Is Data Science a universal prerequisite for AI initiatives? Cisco's Chief Data Evangelist, Jennifer Redmon, proposes AI and Data Science can and should be pursued simultaneously based on a common foundation.

September 24, 2019


Fostering a Data-Driven Culture: The Data Science & AI Hierarchy of Success

What role does culture play in the achievement of Data Science and AI-driven transformation and innovation? Cisco's Chief Data Evangelist, Jennifer Redmon, proposes that mindset, and ultimately, culture, are a critical foundation.