After reading Puget’s post, I decided to write this one, where I will try to explain the difference between Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics and, within the latter, the difference between a System based on Business Rules and one based on Optimisation.
A few months ago at Decide we chose to embark on a Corporate Social Responsibility project, an initiative proposed by the Human Resources Department. After an internal round of questions and suggestions, we opted for the Food Bank of Madrid.
In recent years, many times I have had to argue that the using Linear and Integer Linear Programming was not the most appropriate one to solve routing problems. This is not an absolute truth, although it is true that it makes quite a bit of sense as a general rule.
I would like this post to be a tribute to Guillermo, as advisor and as a friend, as a key element of Decide’s genome that will last forever. How many times, today, do we the partners ask ourselves, every time we face a problem: What would Guillermo say?
Out of all of Decide’s values, there is one that we give special importance to, even though we have not bothered to define it precisely: excellence. It may seem initially that it is not necessary to define this word, but looking it up in the Spanish Dictionary of the Royal Academy, we can read this definition: