A little less conversation, A little more action please

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by Kevin Long No Comments

 

I’ve seen increased media interest in the UK recently around big data skills, in particular the quest to understand what makes a good data scientist. As a result I’ve arranged several interviews with journalists and some of our data scientists. It’s almost a year since Teradata produced the output of a research project around this         Read More…

Customer Experience Golf – Why Utilities Shot over Par.

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Iain Stewart No Comments

 

I have recently attended numerous customer experience events, speaking with a variety of utilities people with a vested interest in this area. My observations include: -   Utilities are not good at customer experience, but do understand this by virtue of the fact we are bottom of most league tables that compare us with other industries. -   Our         Read More…

So You Want to Be a Data Scientist?

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Ben Bor 1 Comment

 

So, you want to be a data scientist? Congratulations!  You have made the right decision.  You have just chosen a career that will present you with diverse challenges, an interesting life and one that will be in high demand in the short and medium-term future. The other good news is that if you possess certain         Read More…

7 Tips on Moving from Big Data to Value

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by David Stewardson 1 Comment

 

Teradata ANZ held the second of its 2014 Teradata ANZ Summit sessions this week, and we were entertained and informed by experts in the art of extracting value from information.  Here are my top 7 take-aways from the event: Today’s Big Data will be tomorrow’s small data:  Bill Franks, Teradata’s Chief Analytical Officer, told us         Read More…

The Definition of Big Data

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by Brenden Bertuola 1 Comment

 

As part of my duties in MC’ing the second of Teradata ANZ Summit series earlier this week, I had the opportunity to spend some time with not only, arguably the best, lineup of speakers that we have had at a Teradata Summit including Teradata Chief Analytics Officer Bill Franks along with Teradata customers including Barry Sandison of Department Human         Read More…

The SAP Integration Taboo

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Patrick Teunissen No Comments

 

Having worked with multinational companies running SAP ERP systems for many years, I came to realize that there is a taboo in the SAP world. What no one dares to say aloud is that nearly all those companies need more than one SAP system to record their transactional data and, more importantly, that these systems         Read More…

New Privacy Laws Imply Data Scientist by Day, Lawyer by Night!

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Sundara Raman No Comments

 

Australia’s newest privacy legislation came into force in March this year. If you have not reviewed it then, you are missing a key component of the evolving digital economy that is impacting everyone. Whether you are a consumer (i.e. Individual as we all are), Marketer, Business Intelligence Manager, Chief Data Officer, Head of BICC or         Read More…

The Data Lake De-Mystified

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by Ben Davis 2 Comments

 

“Data Lake” —By now most of you will have heard the term. You most definitely would have read about it if you follow multiple big data bloggers and/or websites. But what image does it conjure up? Some type of body of water is what comes to my mind. But what does it really mean from         Read More…

The Art of Data Science

Posted on: August 6th, 2014 by Ross Farrelly No Comments

 

I recently had the pleasure of reading “Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman” aloud to my two children. It’s a very funny book about Richard Feynman, the legendary nobel prize winning physicist who, as well as being a brilliant scientist was also an amateur safe cracker, bongo drummer and artist. Feynman had a famous problem solving         Read More…

Tuning Into The Needs Of Your Customers

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by Guest Blog No Comments

 

I am very much looking forward to the Teradata Summit Series in Sydney August 19 and Melbourne August 20. I’ll be speaking about big data and the impact it is having for organisations around the globe. In today’s world, it isn’t possible to be truly tuned into the needs of your customers without the analysis         Read More…