"May be I am asking a dumb question.
Are there any industry sources or sponsored surveys of end level customers that are designed to track their use of your products vi-a-vis competitors' products. If so, you might be able to get testimate the…"
"Business knowldege (domain exeprtise) could defintely help in pruning the set of variables from the starting set of 300 to a smaller set. But even if you cut it down to a 100 variables, taking those and lags of different orders on these variables,…"
Ph.D in Statistics/Operations Research, VP of Innovation at TNS for past 5 years, 2 years running my own consulting firm, 18 years at AT&T and Lucent Bell Labs at (Distinguished) Member of Technical Staff, 5 years with General Motors as Senior Research Statistician, 1 year at American Motors as Math Modeler, 2 years at Blue Cross & Blue Shield as Senior Operations Research Analyst, and 3 years at Wayne State University as Assistant Professor in the Mathematical Sciences dept.