Category Archives: Yasmeen Ahmad

Banks are now part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and need the right tools to excel

Monday December 5th, 2016

In retail banking, as in other sectors, new types of data are emerging as banks shift shape to meet changes in consumer demand, head off threats from Fintech insurgents and adapt to the arrival of new payment mechanisms such as Apple Pay. Indeed, banks, have already entered the Internet of Things (IoT), as mobile devices… Read More »

Is your business ready to learn from the record-breakers?

Friday November 25th, 2016

In sport, as in business, there is the constant interplay between marginal gains and game-changing innovations. Take the 100m freestyle swim, records have been broken year on year, but every so often we see not just a record broken, we see an outstanding accomplishment like Albert Vande Weghe in 1934. In one stroke he changed… Read More »

Creative Business Analytics — The New Black?

Wednesday July 27th, 2016

I know two things about Henry Ford. One, he was forever telling customers “Any colour as long as it’s black”. And two, when he wasn’t stipulating decor preferences, he was claiming that “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”. Now, whether his opinions were prompted by an unequivocally… Read More »

How Much Of Data Science Is Witchcraft?

Wednesday July 6th, 2016

Trying to explain what I do to friends and family can be difficult. They’re intrigued by the title. Data Scientist. But “what does it mean, exactly?”. Invariably, the mystery deepens as puzzlers wrestle with the idea of a data and science mash-up. And as conversations continue, the whole thing sounds more and more like witchcraft.… Read More »