Four tips to delight your CFO and unlock the value of data assets

November 13, 2017

Investment in data and analytics is expensive. At least that’s the view of the CIO, who typically focuses on costs. This issue is only compounded by the CFO, who often lacks visibility of the value generated from data and analytics (for more on this, see part one of this blog series). What we needed was… Read More »

Behavior and Culture: The Next Steps Toward ‘The Sentient Enterprise’

November 9, 2017

Which customer bought what and when? For any enterprise that analyze data that was the central question they sought to answer to understand their place in the market. But in this new era of disrupt or be disrupted, companies must begin asking themselves more powerful questions — like, “what are our customers going to do… Read More »

Cryptocurrency skepticism: Is blockchain the Netscape of 2017?

November 7, 2017

What if one day, people reminisce over bitcoin the way we now think of early internet browsers like Netscape? Joi Ito, director of MIT’s Media Lab and general session speaker at this year’s PARTNERS conference in Anaheim, California, opened the event discussing his healthy skepticism of the latest tech trend and harkened for a time… Read More »

Building Deep Learning Machines: The Hardware Wars Defining the Future of AI

November 6, 2017

So often, conversations regarding deep learning are focused entirely on software and programming — who can train deep learning models to perform X use case better than anyone else? But developments on the hardware side of the equation reveal that there is more to advancing artificial intelligence. As conventional big data analytics emerged, the industry… Read More »

Behavioral segmentation through path analysis

November 2, 2017

Do you ever receive surveys that ask you to check off a bunch of little boxes to describe yourself? What is your age range? What is your income range? What is the highest level of education you completed? What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Somewhere in an office building, a marketer is crunching the numbers,… Read More »

Accelerate your career in big data and analytics

November 1, 2017

The growth in popularity of data science as a subject, coupled with the global boom in data creation, and organisations looking to maximise information through big data strategies, means that more and more people are building a career in this space. However, given the embryonic nature of the category, many of those joining its ranks… Read More »

Don’t Rely on Witchcraft: Question the Status Quo of Customer Analytics

October 31, 2017

Late 9th century, somewhere in Europe, a fictitious story: Life is hard these days. The attacks of the Vikings have always been brutal, but this time it was worse. Your body is peppered with wounds from their battle axes and spears. Your body is aching and the wound fever is rising and draining energy out… Read More »

Is Unstructured Data a “Trick or Treat” for your Organization?

October 31, 2017

Anyone that works in data analytics and is excited it’s Halloween could appreciate a sign Teradata had displayed near the press room at the PARTNERS event last week in Anaheim, California. The copy proclaimed “The original big data company,” and the image displayed a candy store, with each toffee, lollipop and taffy flavor neatly compiled… Read More »

Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise: To Scale Your Analytics, “Merchandise” the Insights

October 30, 2017

“Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise” is a series of posts timed around the publication of “The Sentient Enterprise”, a new book on big data analytics by Oliver Ratzesberger and Mohan Sawhney. Each post in the series highlights a major theme covered in book and at executive workshops being held in conjunction with its upcoming release… Read More »