No Data Manager (Or CFO) Is An Island

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016 by Michael Ingemann No Comments

 

For 30 years, CFOs have been trying to become the business partner that other functional areas have been screaming out for. But in spite of ploughing big money into advice from management consulting firms, there’s been little movement. So, heavyweight consultants have been allowed to set the agenda for transforming finance, mainly focusing on: optimising         Read More…

 

While other industries are just now coming to grips with sensor data and other forms of big data, the automotive industry can smugly say that they are veterans in this area. Since the late nineties, car manufacturers have been using data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU), Controller Area Network (CAN) and telematics to improve         Read More…

The Car Of The Future? Think Concierge On The Move

Posted on: January 20th, 2016 by Akihiro Kurita No Comments

 

In the 1970s, if you had a car with air-conditioning, you’d probably have been the envy of all your friends, and you’d even have gotten more for your car on the second hand market. Today, it’s pretty much impossible to buy a new car that doesn’t have air-conditioning. You’re more likely to find that you         Read More…

Eat, Run, Share, Repeat

Posted on: January 13th, 2016 by Joe Southgate No Comments

 

OK, I admit it, I over indulged during the Christmas break, but I would bet good money that I’m not the only one… ‘Tis the season to be jolly (read as fat) after all. In order to combat my expanding waistline, I strapped on my fitness tracker and went for a run. 4 miles, 32         Read More…

Data Analytics in 2016- The 6 Trends We Must Be Aware Of

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 by Ben Davis No Comments

 

As we look to end 2015, a year in which more organisations both private and public sought to integrate data analytics within their processes and where hundreds of new products and features hit the market to support this space we now start to think about 2016 and where we are heading as an industry. Below         Read More…

 

Earlier this year, when pollsters predicted a hung parliament (no clear party taking the majority) in the British national elections, pretty much everyone, politicians and public alike, thought the result was all but certain. Well, the big news story on the day the results were revealed was not about who won, but about how the         Read More…

Is Being a Data Scientist Really That Sexy? Part 2

Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by Tatiana Bokareva No Comments

 

I received a large number of comments on my previous blog, along the lines: “Come on! The “RACE, Learn, Play” cannot be that easy? There must be a part of the job that is not that sexy? Sure, everything in life comes at a cost. So here I will cover some not so “sexy” parts         Read More…

Smart Socks And Smart Oil Fields

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by Jane McConnell No Comments

 

With so many Kickstarter campaigns seeming to take a dumb thing, put a chip in it, and call it a smart thing, it’s hard to take the modern Internet of Things (IoT) seriously. For us veterans of the Oil and Gas industry, there’s a whiff of déjà vu about IoT. Haven’t we been doing this         Read More…

 

I have lived in Australia for over 10 years and this year was the first time since I moved that I had the chance to go back to the USA for Thanksgiving. Even if you are not American, you probably know that the Thursday Thanksgiving holiday is about family, food and the focus of the         Read More…

What Social Media Analytics Can Reveal For Your Business

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Sean Farrell No Comments

 

It’s hard to remember a time before social media, when keeping in touch with friends required a phone call, email or – for the traditionalists – an actual letter. When random thoughts were distributed to strangers through letters-to-the-editor or bathroom graffiti. A time when understanding what a large fraction of the population thought about a         Read More…