5 traits of a data-driven credit union

first_imgby: Peter KeersBig Data/Analytics is increasingly on the strategic radar for credit unions. Much of the focus, however, is on software tools alone. This is only a part of the picture. The underpinning of a successful Big Data/Analytics effort is creating a culture that supports a data-driven credit union.What is a data-driven credit union? In his forthcoming book, Creating a Data-Driven Organization, author Carl Anderson lists three characteristics of an organization that is NOT data driven:Reports past or present facts without much contextFails to explain why something has or has not occurredDoes not recommend what action to take in light of the informationAnderson defines a data-driven organization as having, “… the right processes and the right culture in place to augment or drive critical business decisions with [the right] analyses and so have a direct impact on the business.”He lists some traits credit unions must develop to become data-driven:Collect the Right DataThis means not only collecting relevant data. It also means the quality of the data (“cleanliness”) is supremely important.Data is Accessible and Queryable continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Reception for the Successful Athletes from Tuzla Canton Held

first_imgThe Minister of Education, science, culture and sports in the Government of Tuzla Canton, Mirsad Kunic, held a reception for the representatives of successful sport teams from Tuzla Canton who have achieved outstanding results in 2014 year on the European and Balkan championships.The reception was attended by the representatives of the Club of martial arts “Flek Tom Cat“ from Tuzla, led by Salko Zildzic and athlete Semir Delic, representatives of the Judo Club from Lukavac led by the coach Zijad Sejdinovic and successful athletes Selma Sejdinovic, Lejla Sejdinovic and Selma Ograsevic, and by the representative of Sport Federation of Tuzla Canton, Jadran Lasetovic, as announced by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Tuzla Canton.On this occasion representatives presented reports on their work in 2014 and emphasized the results achieved on national and international competitions.“In addition to winning medals and achieving outstanding results in the last few years, these athletes are the students on the University of Tuzla, where successfully, from year to year, pass exams and complete their obligations on faculty“, as notified.Minister Kunic congratulated to representatives of sport teams for the overall success that they realized not only in Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also beyond the borders of Bosnia, and wished them a lot of success on the forthcoming competitions.(Source:klix.ba)last_img read more

Uganda Cranes draw Egypt, Ghana in World Cup qualifiers

first_imgLIVE DRAWS Group  A :Libya, Guinea, DR Congo, TunisiaGroup B: Zambia, Cameroon, Nigeria, AlgeriaGroup C: Gabon, Morocco, Mali, Ivory CoastGroup D: Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, SenegalGroup E: Uganda, Congo, Egypt, GhanaMatchdays1: Oct 3-11 20162: Nov 7-15 20163/4: Aug 28-Sept 5 20175: Oct 2-10 20176: Nov 6-14 2017Uganda has been drawn in one of the toughest groups in the Africa zone, 2018 World Cup qualifiers.  They are in Group E with Congo and African giants Egypt, Ghana.The qualifiers start in October, with Uganda away to Ghana.Cranes coach, Serbian Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic  was unfazed by the draw. He said success in the Africa Cup of Nations qualification will be the perfect launch pad for the World Cup qualifiers.” We are focusing first on AFCON qualifiers believing that we can qualify for the first time in 39 years. Once we finish that we shall fly on the wings of confidence go to play World cup qualifiers where we need to meet top class teams with no pressure on us,” Micho said.Uganda plays Comoros in September, a month before the World Cup qualifiers. Micho is looking to a win in that game and qualification for Gabon as a springboard.“Against these giants, the mental part is most important. We need to break jinx of Egypt. Technically we shall be up to standard but question is can the whole country stand behind us with just 10 percent of a budget compared to others  we are competing against?”The “group of death” is Group B, that has Zambia as the minnows. Others are Cameroon, Nigeria, and Algeria.The five group winners qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia.World Cup Group qualifying starts this October, continues in November and there will be four rounds between August and November 2017.Opening match of  Group E has Ghana vs Uganda : 10th October 2016. LIVE UPDATES** Draw starts:  Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny to help with the draw*****LIVE UPDATESUganda is in Pot 4, the weakest of the four pots. They have never qualified for the final before, but are in contention to make their first African Cup of Nations finals.Eighteen of the nations in the draw are among the top 20 in the rankings with Gabon and Libya the exceptions.Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria are seeking third consecutive World Cup appearances.Pot 1: Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, EgyptPot 2: Tunisia, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, CameroonPot 3: Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, Morocco, Mali, South AfricaPot 4: Uganda, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Gabon, LibyaShare on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Win, Lose or Draw…Pitt is still it! B-9 (March 13)

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier BILL NEAL:10—Man, this past Saturday, March 9, was a walk down ole memory lane. Hit the floor at 6 a.m. “Sun was shining—plenty of light” (Temptations—“Since I Lost My Baby”—1964—try to keep up). Anyway, I got that old Pitt Field House feeling. Wanted to get going, get to the game, get the party started. Remember the Glory Days, Billy Knight, Kirk Bruce, Larry Harris, Sam Clancy, Clyde Vaughn, Charles Smith. An endless list of superstars and of course “Coach Girg.” Man-oh-man, those were the days. The Golden Panther breakfast, the sell-out crowds and most of all, the great times. Well, I can tell ya for a fact the good times are back. No, they may not equal the level that was produced when Billy was clearly “The Knight,” when Jerome “Owned the Glass,” before Charles was “the Toast of New York” and, when Sam “brought the Bam!” Nonetheless, these young men—“not kids”—are playing good old school basketball. A lot of energy, hard-nosed defense and a too-legit-to-quit attitude. You saw some good signs with Pitt defeating Notre Dame, 56-53, in the final home game of the year on March 9. The Pitt Panther basketball program is back on the map. Coach Jeff Capel has brought that Duke winning mentality to the ‘Burgh and given all that’s been accomplished along with the next recruiting class, the best is yet to come.:09—For the record, the best team in town just might be the Duquesne Dukes women’s basketball team. Check out the Lady Dukes as they host the A-10 tournament this year.:08—BTW…the Pens will make the playoffs and will challenge for the Stanley Cup. That’s all I can tell ya. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to tell you more but, as you well know, when it comes to the hockey puck, I don’t know more.:07—Here’s your newly established “Idiot of the Week” listing. #1. And still holding onto first place after a two-year run—Donald Trump. #2. And, all by his sick self—R. Kelly…and look, this is when you know you’re sick…when you actually believe the stuff coming out of your mouth. And locking down #3—your boy—not mine—Antonio Brown. (Keep this to yourself. I don’t want it to get out that I said it, but I hope they trade him to a team in the new AAF football league. I am just saying!:06—Here’s your movie tip, and this week is easy. No stars, no basketballs, just silly and funny. Go see “Madea’s Family Funeral” and just laugh. That’s it!:05—For the conversation of it all, can someone please explain to me just one more time why Sam Clancy’s uniform is not retired and hanging on this wall at the Pete? Along with several other legends they’ve overlooked…Jennifer Bruce, former all-time scoring leader, Larry Harris, current all-time scoring leader. C’mon Man!:04—This just in, the folks in “The Locker Room” want me to tell our editor and publisher, Mr. Rod Doss and our new managing editor, Rob Taylor, that they want four weeks in the paper, not three. I ain’t telling them nothin’. I know exactly where my bread is buttered. Now shut up, Locker Room! (Oh yea, speaking of the Locker, let’s welcome my man Greg Down at the Kingsley Center in the Room. Keep on reading, my brother…):03—Be reminded…please direct your donations to the R. Kelly Defense Fund to “I Am Going To Hell For Sure.com…”:02—Achieving Greatness Inc., Attorney Jack Goodrich and Champions Live Sports Talk show hosted an award presentation celebration for the Penn Hills High School 5A State Championship Football Team.:01—At the buzzer…I mean no disrespect to the Panthers’ defensive effort, but, Pitt won over Notre Dame, 56-53, because I wore the Tony Dorsett “Classic Throwback” shirt. The only one in the building…coincidence??? I think not. To which it tells me I should have worn my Chuck Cooper throwback to the Duquesne games, they got slapped by Dayton, 78-67.:00—GAME OVER.last_img read more