Mon.Oct 07, 2019

The Future of Data: Iot-Connected Smart Homes for an Aging Population

DataFloq

A few short decades ago, Americans assumed that the last years of their lives would be spent in a nursing facility or other senior living environment. Today, more seniors plan to age in place, which means that they plan to live in their own homes as long as they are able.

10 Free Top Notch Natural Language Processing Courses

KDnuggets

Are you looking to learn natural language processing? This collection of 10 free top notch courses will allow you to do just that, with something for every approach to learning NLP and its varied topics. 2019 Oct Tutorials, Overviews fast.ai NLP Oxford spaCy Stanford U.

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How Can Blind Spots in AI Help Foster Online Privacy?

DataFloq

Machine learning application has now made it possible to detect cancer cells and create collision-proof self-driving cars. But, at the same time, it also threatens to turn over our notions of what’s hidden and visible. .

The 4 Quadrants of Data Science Skills and 7 Principles of Marie Kondo approach to Data Visualization

KDnuggets

As a data scientist, your most important skill is creating meaningful visualizations to disseminate knowledge and impact your organization or client. These seven principals will guide you toward developing charts with clarity, as exemplified with data from a recent KDnuggets poll.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Toward a Data Personality Framework

Juice Analytics

With all the talk about Data Literacy (led by folks like @Ben Jones , @Jordan Morrow , @Valerie Logan ) and/or Data Fluency (?? Dalton Ruer ), the time is right for a more rigorous methodology for understanding the audiences for data dialogue.

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How to Become an Analytics Driven Organization: Lessons from the 2019 Strata Data Conference

Tamr

The O’Reilly Strata Data Conference is an event that “helps you put big data, cutting-edge data science, and new business fundamentals to work.” Attendees at the event dissect case studies, develop new skills through tutorials, and share best practices in data science.

OpenAI Tried to Train AI Agents to Play Hide-And-Seek but Instead They Were Shocked by What They Learned

KDnuggets

OpenAI trained agents in a simple game of hide-and-seek and learned many other different skills in the process. 2019 Oct Tutorials, Overviews AI OpenAI Reinforcement Learning

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Integrating Sinatra Into Ruby To Expedite Application Development

Smart Data Collective

Sinatra is a great web application library. It can be used to streamline development in Ruby and several other programming languages.

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Top Stories, Sep 30 – Oct 6: The Last SQL Guide for Data Analysis You’ll Ever Need; Know Your Data: Part 1

KDnuggets

Also: How AI will transform healthcare (and can it fix the US healthcare system?); Choosing the Right Clustering Algorithm for your Dataset; DeepMind Has Quietly Open Sourced Three New Impressive Reinforcement Learning Frameworks; A European Approach to Masters Degrees in Data Science; The Future of Analytics and Data Science. 2019 Oct Top Stories, Tweets Top stories

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

What to watch beyond MR. ROBOT

Mark McDonald

The final season of MR. ROBOT started last night. It’s a complex show covering our relationships with ourselves, each other and technology. Taken from near real-time events, the series provides the most technically sophisticated drama on television, perhaps ever.

Migration Projects-How to Choose Between Onsite & Offshore

BizAcuity

With the IT shift to cloud and business shift to cloud-based data platforms, there is a growing increase in migration projects, which aim at migrating applications and data from a corporate data centre to a cloud platform.

Will AI Assist Data Engineers or Replace Them?

Sisense

Humans losing jobs to robots has been the preoccupation of economists and sci-fi writers alike for almost 100 years. AI systems are the next perceived threat to human jobs, but which jobs?

Does ERP Contain Enough Data for Business Intelligence?

ScienceSoft

Our BI implementation team describes the components of our proprietary BI framework and explains whether ERP data is enough to get valuable insights within each of them

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

Phocas appoints new Chief Product Officer

Phocas

Phocas is pleased to announce the appointment of Blair Cassidy as the Chief Product Officer (CPO). Cassidy brings more than 19 years of digital product experience to Phocas, most recently serving as the CPO for SLI Systems.

9 Microsoft Certifications in Business Intelligence and Data Science

ScienceSoft

Explore Microsoft certifications in business intelligence and data science. Learn how to verify data analytics/big data/machine learning skills, as well as prove the mastery of Microsoft tools, such as Azure, Power BI or SQL Server

BRIDGEi2i Newsletter: October 2019 Recap

bridgei2i

Newsletter. Hello! We recently celebrated the start of the ninth year of our existence and it was a mix of nostalgia and big plans for the future! Here’s a roundup of an eventful and exciting quarter at BRIDGEi2i: Solution spotlight. BRIDGEpersona: Personalization at scale for better ROI. Our AI-powered personalization product BRIDGEpersona™ has hit the market and the traction looks very promising.

Sirius Wins CRN Triple Crown for Sixth Consecutive Year

Sirius Computer Solutions

Sirius recognized for revenue, growth and technical expertise. San Antonio, TX –07 October, 2019 — Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc. Sirius), a leading national IT solutions integrator, announced that CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company , has recognized Sirius as a 2019 Triple Crowd Award winner.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

Creating an Open Standard: Machine Learning Governance using Apache Atlas

Cloudera

Machine learning (ML) has become one of the most critical capabilities for modern businesses to grow and stay competitive today.

Sirius Captures CRN Triple Crown Award for the Sixth Year

Sirius Computer Solutions

CRN , a leading IT news organization and a brand of The Channel Company , recognized Sirius today with its prestigious 2019 Triple Crown Award, marking the sixth year in a row.

Moving Towards the Next Gen Financial Crimes Platform

Cloudera

Financial crime is both pervasive and rapidly-evolving in nature and has compelled financial institutions to push the innovation envelope with regard to data, analytics, machine learning, and AI technologies.

Solving the Data Science Talent Shortage

Dataiku

Data and AI talent is notoriously hard to hire. Not only is there a general disparity between available and needed talent; there is also the fact that the fancy data scientists with the PhDs tend to be unavailable (not to mention expensive), because 80 percent of them are taken by Google. Scaling A

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

The Future of Personalization: Deep Multi-Channel Hybrid Recommender System

Teradata

Companies must think about the future of personalization and how to modernize their current systems to combat over-choice in the market. Find out how

How to Manage your Database Goldmine with Nutanix Solutions for Databases

Nutanix

Company data has become a goldmine of information from which companies can identify customer insights and discover the keys to business growth

Nutanix and Fujitsu: expanding solutions for more customer choice

Nutanix

Did you know that the Nutanix and Fujitsu partnership started in 2017? In November of that year, the XF Series of integrated systems with factory-installed Nutanix software was initially introduced

Why Private Cloud—Elevating IT to become the Innovation Leader

Nutanix

The role of IT is rapidly evolving from “behind-the-scenes” into “revenue-driving

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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.