Was invited back to Iona College again tomorrow to speak on Text Analytics. I always look forward to speaking in front of students, especially if there is good Q&A afterwards.
I think business still isn’t leveraging our ties to academia enough, and this is why I recently agreed to serve on Merlien Institute’s advisory Board. I admit, I haven’t been as good about it as I was when first starting Anderson Analytics. Many of our first projects were in collaboration with academia (MIT, UCONN, UCSF,…). We subsequently hired a few of these brilliant PhD students to work on ‘real-life’ client projects, and I believe this also had the added benefit of landing some interesting University work/clients (Babson College, UC Davis etc.).
So writing today in case someone in academia who is working on text analytics is reading. We’d love to hear from you and learn more about what you’re doing. Always looking to learn, share and grow and even possibly collaborate.