How Smartphones Turn Sport into Art

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Hermann Wimmer No Comments

 

Apart from all the interesting speeches and discussions, there is one other thing I really like about the Universe: every year the conference takes us to another amazing city which I’m always keen to explore. What impressed me most in Prague is the city’s lively atmosphere and active character. Wherever I looked, I saw athletic         Read More…

Data Discovery, Paradigm Shift for the Business

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Yousaf Mirza No Comments

 

Interpreting, analysing and understanding data has been the holy grail of informed decision making. Be it for tracking the performance of the business, competitive analysis, research or as simple as managing your expenses. Humans apart from gut feeling or previous knowledge now more than ever rely on getting key facts and figures before making a         Read More…

Experts – a Threatened Species?

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Hermann Wimmer No Comments

 

Against the background of our latest technology announcements, which I described this morning, some of these questions seem to be inevitable: While technology is making business intelligence faster and easier, is it fair to say that experts are a threatened species? Will the future be an era of agile generalists who can play every role,         Read More…

Ancient Town, New Technologies

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Hermann Wimmer No Comments

 

The Teradata Universe is running in high gear and just like the other participants I always find it difficult to choose from the huge amount of first-class sessions I would like to attend. Although there never is much time available, we took the opportunity to explore the so-called “golden city” of Prague on Sunday. Since         Read More…

 

It’s difficult to make predictions – especially about the future. Yes, you heard that quote attributed to Yogi Berra probably more than once. But as I am writing this preview for our upcoming Teradata Universe Conference in Prague, I have to think about it over and over again. The conference will begin tonight and I         Read More…

Making the Job Easier for the Chief Financial Officer

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by Guest Blog No Comments

 

The role of today’s CFO office is not what it used to be, it is no longer enough to just be delivering financial results and efficiently funding the business, over the years the role has evolved into also advising on strategic planning, analysing and delivering operational efficiencies and driving value creation within the organisation. There         Read More…

How to Innovate in the Age of Big Data

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 by Monica Woolmer 1 Comment

 

This week Teradata CTO  Stephen Brobst,  spoke at Teradata Summit 2014 in Canberra to an audience with shared interests in two key areas, data and government. Brobst took us on a journey talking about how companies and organisations around the world are innovating today, in the era of big data.   Brobst shared that during US President         Read More…

Animals 4.0

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by Hermann Wimmer 1 Comment

 

Self-quantification – this term describes a phenomenon that is increasingly affecting our daily lives. More and more people make use of step counters, fitness apps or sleep diaries to learn more about their body and health condition, and ultimately improve their lifestyle. Day by day, developers surprise us with new tools for self-quantification that you         Read More…

The 6 Skills Required to be a Good Data Scientist

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by David Stewardson No Comments

 

Presenting at Teradata Summit 2014 across Australia and New Zealand this week, Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst discussed the skills that are required to be a good data scientist : – Curiosity: Dives into the data head first. – Intuition: Has good business sense and will explore in directions that yield results but is not afraid         Read More…

In God We Trust Whilst All Others Bring Data

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by David Stewardson No Comments

 

Moving to a culture for data-driven decision making has been proven to be a key differentiator between high performing organisations and the average performing organisation.  The movement from using art to make decisions to using science as the basis for decisions is a key aspect in this cultural change. Presenting at Teradata Summit 2014 in         Read More…