Lateral Thinking in Data Science

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by Ross Farrelly No Comments

 

Can market basket analysis be used to improve the performance of a website? How about path analysis on text extracted from CRM notes to identify cross sell opportunities? Many data science techniques are developed to address a specific problem within a certain industry. But often there is great benefit in re-purposing these analyses to solve         Read More…

Does My Asset look Big Data in This?

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Iain Stewart No Comments

 

I am often asked for my point of view on trends in the global Utilities analytics market. My headline response this year is that I have seen a marked increase in interest and investment by network companies in particular looking to operate, maintain and monetise assets more effectively. Globally, many wires businesses are officially and         Read More…

The Cross-Selling Machine at ICBC

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by Gareth Clayton No Comments

 

There was an excellent turnout recently for the Teradata Summit events held in Sydney and Melbourne, with the highlight for me was the presentation on Cross-Selling at ICBC Argentina by Pablo Licheri and Eduardo Donato. ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) is the world’s largest bank and ICBC Argentina was the first ICBC acquisition         Read More…

Is Analytics an Art or Science?

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by Sundara Raman No Comments

 

Many of us are familiar with the old adage, “A picture tells a thousand words”, which implies that complex ideas can be easily illustrated in simple images better than large amounts of descriptive text. What if a picture is able to easily assimilate and paint from all the data and all the data types residing         Read More…

Is Cheaper Analytics an Industry Trend?

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by Ben Davis No Comments

 

If your organisation is looking to spend tens of millions of dollars on a big data project in the next 12 months, then maybe you should read on and save a few dollars. Open-source analytics is absolutely booming at the moment with so many options coming into the market that I could spend most of         Read More…

 

Throughout or working lives, we’ve heard the cliché from every Board member at some point or another: “people are our greatest asset”. But too many times it’s come before a round of redundancies or during a time of financial turbulence or just as something to say when a new CxO is in front of shareholders.         Read More…

 

For those of you reading my blog for this first time, welcome.  In my first blog, I introduced myself including the fact that during the course of my career I moved from the US to Australia. Well I have moved again, this time not to another country but  rather from Canberra to Melbourne. In doing so         Read More…

 

So your organisation has decided to commence discussion with your vendor to move your current analytical platform to a private cloud service. How do you go about making the first step? What areas do you need to consider?   How far do you go in converting existing functions to an outsourced service? How do you go         Read More…

4 Tips for Getting Digital Transformation Right

Posted on: April 19th, 2015 by Sundara Raman No Comments

 

Although digital electronics has been in existence for many decades with its widespread use in computers and electronic equipment of all kinds, recent use of the phrase digital transformation is confusing as if digital is a newly invented word for the web, social media and social networks! Here are 4 tips for leveraging the new         Read More…

Is Time Travel Possible Without Big Data?

Posted on: April 12th, 2015 by Ben Bor 2 Comments

 

Is Time Travel possible? Many scientists, including Stephen Hawking, state that Time Travel is not possible for the simple reason that if it were possible, then we would have already seen all those time-travellers visiting us from the future. They are not here, so time travel is not possible. Source: http://www.insidescience.org/   In Science, as Karl         Read More…