Maybe you can’t machine learn everything – but does that mean you shouldn’t try?

July 10, 2017

  I just got back from the EAGE, the 79th annual European conference and exhibition for Geoscience and Engineering. But what I actually want to tell you about is what I did on the weekend before the conference started. A few of us from Teradata joined a slightly more recent tradition – the Subsurface Hackathon… Read More »

Big Data and the Fight Against Climate Change

July 10, 2017

These are not great times for the battle against climate change. With America officially withdrawing from Paris Agreement, the global alliance lost one of its major champions. While this year’s World Environment Day (celebrated each year on 5 June) was rather muted, the determination to continue with the momentum remains steadfast. What’s important is that… Read More »

Part Two: How to Make the Value of Data and Analytics Visible to the CFO

July 6, 2017

Shortfalls in Financial Reporting To aid decision-making, C-level executives need a constant and fast-flowing stream of answers to questions like: What is the current and future worth of our information assets? What is our return on those investments? As discussed in ‘Why The CFO Cannot See a Value of Data and Analytics in the Balance… Read More »

Who Wins with Cloud Adoption?

July 5, 2017

More and more companies are adopting cloud computing, and soon we’ll see the tipping point where the majority of business data is up in the cloud. Businesses big and small are embracing the software that allows transformation without serious overheads. It almost goes without saying that as a flagbearer, the IT department is leading the… Read More »

Teradata Cares for the Munich Orphanage

July 3, 2017

The morning sun felt pleasantly warm on the skin, the smell of wood was in the air, children were laughing nearby — it was the beginning of a very untypical working day for the Teradata Cares team. On the agenda of this year’s social project: Two days of renovation for the playground at the Munich… Read More »

Deep Learning: New Kid on the Supervised Machine Learning Block

June 27, 2017

In the second instalment of this blog, we introduced machine learning as a subfield of artificial intelligence (AI) that is concerned with methods and algorithms that allow machines to improve themselves and to learn from the past. Machine learning is often concerned with making so-called “supervised predictions,” or learning from a training set of historical… Read More »

Why The CFO Cannot See The Value Of Data And Analytics In The Balance Sheet

June 26, 2017

What’s it worth? During a recent business-value consulting engagement with a global telecom company, the CEO told me he believed that the investments he was making in enterprise information assets were generating huge value. The only problem was he could see no evidence of it other than the retained revenue and revenue growth reported by… Read More »

Open Banking – For Whom?

June 23, 2017

If I wanted to explain the benefits of open banking to my teenage son, where would I begin? With the opening hours of our local branch? Or the 24/7 access he has on his mobile banking app? Unlikely – I can just imagine his response. No. I’d say something like “suppose our bank received information… Read More »