Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise: To Scale Your Analytics, “Merchandise” the Insights

October 30, 2017

“Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise” is a series of posts timed around the publication of “The Sentient Enterprise”, a new book on big data analytics by Oliver Ratzesberger and Mohan Sawhney. Each post in the series highlights a major theme covered in book and at executive workshops being held in conjunction with its upcoming release by… Read More »

Simplicity out of Complexity: Announcing the Teradata Analytics Platform

October 23, 2017

What is the sense in transformative technology if only a select few can use it? That has been a big conundrum for enterprises working with increasingly powerful analytics capabilities, from data science to machine learning and AI. As these technologies have matured, they have created a complex web of siloed data and analytics, some on… Read More »

The Sentient Enterprise. Why Another Book on Analytics?

October 17, 2017

There are already so many books about big data on the market. That’s why, when management professor Mohan Sawhney and I decided to write The Sentient Enterprise, it wasn’t to fill more shelf space – it was to fill a void: We wrote our book for the same reason you’d create a road map for a… Read More »

Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise: Three Big Predictions from the Pros

October 2, 2017

“Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise” is a series of posts timed around the publication of The Sentient Enterprise, a new book on big data analytics by Oliver Ratzesberger and Mohan Sawhney. Each post in the series highlights a major theme covered in book and at executive workshops being held in conjunction with its upcoming release… Read More »

‘Game’ theory: Perfecting in-app purchasing through analytics

August 23, 2017

When you think about buying and selling, it’s usually about a tangible product or service. But what if the job is to sell new forms of reality and value itself? If you’re an online gaming company, that’s exactly your goal: to create and sell virtual worlds of escape and adventure, with the “value” increasingly coming… Read More »

Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise: Business data meets business culture

August 17, 2017

“Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise” is a series of posts timed around the publication of The Sentient Enterprise, a new book on big data analytics by Oliver Ratzesberger and Mohan Sawhney. Each post in the series highlights a major theme covered in book and at executive workshops being held in conjunction with its upcoming release… Read More »

How Curiosity Saves Your Company … And Turns Your People Into Citizen Data Scientists

July 21, 2017

I’ve written before on the importance of people sharing data as broadly as possible in an organization. A company may have hundreds, or even thousands, of people with “analyst” in their job titles, but if you keep access to data centralized, you’re also keeping the capacity for innovation centralized — and limited. At the same… Read More »

Why “Unsupervised,” Autonomous Cars are Right Around the Corner

May 31, 2017

Autonomous drive – cars and trucks that pilot themselves – is perhaps the most rapidly maturing areas of technology today. I know a senior IT executive at a major car company who, in the late 2000’s, served on a team dedicated to safety electronics like braking assist and lane monitoring for drowsiness detection. After moving… Read More »

AI is Red Hot. But Where Is All This Innovation Pointing Us?

April 26, 2017

It’s hard to overstate just how quickly Artificial Intelligence (AI) is evolving. Driven by a combination of cheaper and more powerful cloud infrastructure, richer data sets, and new analytic techniques, each new year seems to be a banner one for AI innovation. Advances in tasks like image and sound recognition, improvisational thinking and deep learning,… Read More »