Xavier Fernandes

Analytics Director

Xav leads our advanced analytics and product innovation initiatives. An avid rollerblader and traveler.

P&C strategic planning revitalized
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P&C strategic planning revitalized

MPX Insur has been created with input from FP&A specialists in insurance. The Planning and forecasting application includes pre-configured performance models specific to P&C insurance business model and calculation logic for easy and quick installation.
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Risk vs Reward: Is AI taking over?
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Risk vs Reward: Is AI taking over?

Xavier Fernandes, Analytics Director at Metapraxis, shares his thoughts on what AI means for human decision-making in the workplace.
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Rise of the data scientist in insurance
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Rise of the data scientist in insurance

The Times Raconteur - As insurers become increasingly reliant on data, specialists are in great demand to get the most out of a company’s databank
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Coping with market uncertainty Part 3:  Sales forecasting and planning
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Coping with market uncertainty Part 3: Sales forecasting and planning

In the latest post in this series, Andrew Mosely looks at how better forecasting can help business leaders cope with market uncertainty
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Coping with market uncertainty Part 2: difficult times call for different tactics
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Coping with market uncertainty Part 2: difficult times call for different tactics

The second post in this series: Xavier Fernandes looks at how different data transformations can help companies face market uncertainty with greater confidence
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Coping with market uncertainty Part 1: A proactive response to economic challenges
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Coping with market uncertainty Part 1: A proactive response to economic challenges

Andrew Mosely looks at how business leaders can build a proactive approach to coping with market uncertainty
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Understanding profitability in the fresh prepared foods sector.
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Understanding profitability in the fresh prepared foods sector.

Xavier Fernandes looks at recent data from the UK retail industry, and at how profitability analysis can help make the most of seasonal variations in demand.
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Risk analysis in retail financial services
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Risk analysis in retail financial services

As UK lenders grant more mortgages for longer than the usual 25 years, Andrew Mosely looks at how risk analysis can evolve to keep pace
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Forecasting for large organisations
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Forecasting for large organisations

Xavier Fernandes explores how business leaders at large organisations can build a framework for generating effective performance predictions.
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Today's misleading infographic
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Today's misleading infographic

The supplement in today’s Times newspaper published by Raconteur contains a large centre spread infographic entitled “How UK compares to European rivals”.
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Today's misleading infographic
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Today's misleading infographic

A colleague has drawn my attention to this infographic in today’s City AM concerning the cost and value of communications services in the UK.
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Today's misleading infographic
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Today's misleading infographic

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Today's misleading infographic
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Today's misleading infographic

Infographics are generally designed to do a different job from the visualization of MI in business - their primary purpose is to engage or entertain through design-focused visuals rather than to provide actionable insight.  That said, visualization and infographics are on a continuum.
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