Tag Archives: integrated data

It Pays to Know Your Patient

September 17, 2015

By David Wiggin These days, whether they’re in banking, retail or telecommunications, business leaders agree that “it pays to know your customer.” But what about the world of healthcare, where health systems invest in doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics and supplies, with a laser focus on the delivery of care? Investment in a holistic view of… Read More »

How Governments Can Engage Big Data Tech Tools for the Public Good

August 24, 2015

The effectiveness and legitimacy of government today is best demonstrated by its ability to deliver public services and accurate information to citizens when its citizens need it. This is truer than ever today, because we live in an age of unlimited information, when data anywhere can be captured, analyzed and transformed to personal insight in… Read More »

Common Sense for the Intelligent Economy

June 2, 2014

  “Torture the data, and it will confess to anything.” – Ronald Coase, Economics, Nobel Prize Laureate Today’s connected world is creating an intelligent economy that not only runs on data but is producing data-driven innovation at a staggering pace.   All of this intelligence has fueled  confusion over what technology is best suited for organizations… Read More »

Unlocking SAP Data…With Teradata Analytics

February 18, 2014

“You are now free to move about your data!” Most consumer goods and retail organizations run SAP® for operational functions.  At the same time, they struggle to derive insights and manage the business most effectively on SAP data alone.  SAP’s data and analytic capabilities simply cannot account for the wider variety of data required to… Read More »

Your Customers Notice

January 13, 2014

I had the pleasure of talking with Mr. J. David Power III, founder of JD Power & Associates, during the Fall Conference dinner at the Wharton Mack Institute for Innovation Management with the Mack Institute Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI).  (Additional discussion summaries are available through the conference link.) Dave Power was the keynote… Read More »

Shaping the Future of Manufacturing

December 6, 2013

We live during an amazing time of innovation with a remarkable explosion of technological advancements.  Cars drive themselves. 3D printers actually make things.  Sensors take readings and communicate automatically and precisely about the status of anything (consider mobile phones, Nike Fuel Bands, and smart meters). Most information is accessible instantaneously anywhere at any time.  There’s… Read More »

Have citizen expectations REALLY changed? Maybe…

November 29, 2013

For years now, governments around the globe have been working to bring services online. And this trend has generally resulted in easier access to services for most constituents, which is a good thing. However, when asked, government officials will, more often than not, cite the driving factor to be that of economics, it’s simply cheaper… Read More »

The CPG Big Data Mash-up

October 17, 2013

Most Consumer Goods organizations effectively use data to manage their businesses along functional lines within the business (North-South). Few have taken the initiative to integrate their data, and an even smaller number use their integrated data to work effectively across the business (East-West). Most organizations manage with a North-South focus. Functional areas primarily look to… Read More »

The Analytics Lifecycle Allows an Iterative Approach to Customer Analytics

May 14, 2013

In a recent web seminar, Christine Richards, Director of Knowledge Services at the Utility Analytics Institute shared three recommendations for utilities looking toward implementing customer analytics.  Meter data is only one source. While Richards agreed that meter data is important, she also urged utilities to consider other data sources and systems that support customer operations… Read More »

Partners 2012 Theater Presentation: A Challenge to the Consumer Goods Industry

October 29, 2012

Last week the Teradata Partners User Group Conference provided a theater area within the exhibit hall for industry presentations.  My session for Consumer Goods was titled, “Challenging the Product Innovation Status Quo with Integrated Data.”  The audio was recorded then overlaid on the slides so you can view and listen to the replay in the following video.… Read More »