Thu.Sep 05, 2019

How real-time dashboards keep managers on target


An analytics dashboard is an essential business tool that provides insight into the performance of numerous business processes. Every department of a company has specific performance metrics that can be monitored to ensure the company is operating at peak performance.

Advice on building a machine learning career and reading research papers by Prof. Andrew Ng


This blog summarizes the career advice/reading research papers lecture in the CS230 Deep learning course by Stanford University on YouTube, and includes advice from Andrew Ng on how to read research papers. 2019 Sep Opinions Andrew Ng Career Machine Learning Research

Guerrilla Analytics – how to deliver analytics in the cut & thrust of business


Despite the plethora of good books on topics like Data Visualisation, very few cover how to deliver Guerrilla Analytics. By that, I mean beyond the theoretical ideals of Data Science textbooks. Beyond just the coding challenges of how to use R or Python to encode a question.

Automated Machine Learning: Just How Much?


This is an interview between Rosaria Silipo and data scientists Paolo Tamagnini, Simon Schmid and Christian Dietz, asking a few questions on the topic of automated machine learning from their point of view, and some interesting examples of its practical use.

The Evolving Role of the CDO and CAO

Speaker: Ash Dhupar (CAO), Ben Donlon (CAO), Chris Hutchins (CDAO), Larry Shiller (CDO)

What is the point of a Chief Data/Analytics Officer? If you're in one of the many fields currently adopting this role, you've almost certainly heard this question; maybe you're in the process of answering it within your company. Join us and a panel of c-suite data and analytics professionals for hard-earned insights into what the CAO, CDO, and CDAO roles entail - and how you can create and move into these roles within your organization, if they aren't already there.

5G Roadmap: Preparing Your Enterprise Architecture


Why planning your 5G roadmap requires significant input from enterprise architects. 5G is coming and bringing with it the promise to transform any industry. And while the focus has been on the benefits to consumers, the effects on the enterprise are far- reaching.

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IDC report names IBM the #1 market leader in AI

IBM Big Data Hub

Among organizations investing in AI hardware, software or services, more will buy IBM and rely on Watson than any other vendor. This according to a new IDC report which names IBM as 2018’s market leader in AI. So just what sets apart IBM as leader of the AI provider pack

3 Ways to Manage Human Bias in the Analytics Process


Managing human bias is an important part of the analytics process. Learn about three areas to watch out for to ensure your models as unbiased as possible. 2019 Sep Opinions Analytics Bias

Consolidating Patron’s Data – The Next Big Move to Increase Casinos’ ROI


Admit it or not, casinos are booming to become a much bigger playground for businesses. With most operating within a hotel-like framework, there are more ways to engage their customers than ever before.

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Taking Smarter Risks to Monetize Your Data


For modern organizations, data is the ultimate building block. High profile companies are using data to build profitable new products, new lines of business, even entirely new industries. It’s the starting point and the finish line for every new business creation.

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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?"

How to Create a Simple Visual Style Guide WITHOUT a Designer!

Depict Data Studio

Meihsi Chiang is an Evaluation Associate with the Brown School Evaluation Center at Washington University in St. Louis and for the last year has been a participant in Ann K. Emery’s online course.

Top 10 BI data visualization tools

CIO Business Intelligence

There is golden knowledge in the sea of data that businesses are swimming in. Being able to fish out the business intelligence you need — when you need it — is the key to steering your ship. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Sep 1)

Andrew White

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc.

How stronger analysis and reporting sets IBM Planning Analytics apart—and drives profitability

IBM Big Data Hub

What differentiates IBM Planning Analytics from other planning solutions? Quite a lot, actually. But today we’d like to focus on the practical, real-world benefits of just two key functions: data analysis and reporting

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.

TensorFlow Optimization Showdown: ActiveState vs. Anaconda


In this TensorFlow tutorial, you’ll learn the impact of optimizing both operators and entire graphs, how to efficiently organize data in training and testing datasets to minimize data shuffling, and how to identify a well-optimized model using Anaconda and ActivePython.

Data Strategy & Insights 2019: Reimagine To Reinvent

Srividya Sridharan

Discover the themes and topics we'll be tackling at this year's Data Strategy & Insights Forum. advanced analytics analytics applications artificial intelligence (AI) customer analytics data insights data management data quality & data governance predictive analytics privacy web analytics promoted

Consolidating Data – The Next Big Move to Increase Casinos’ ROI.


Admit it or not, casinos are booming to become a much bigger playground for businesses. With most operating within a hotel-like framework, there are more ways to engage their customers than ever before.

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SSIS Lookup Cache Modes

Tim Mitchell

In SQL Server Integration Services, the lookup component is one of the most frequently used tools for data validation and completion. The lookup component is provided as a means to virtually join one set of data to another to validate and/or retrieve missing values.

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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.

Bringing Medicines to Patients Faster by Imagining What’s Possible with Data Management


Getting effective new drugs to patients quickly is the lifeblood of every pharmaceutical company, and success in the endeavor hinges on analytical capabilities. The issue: as pharma companies grow and evolve, their data—especially R&D data—is often kept within silos created for particular scientists, experiments, or clinical trials. This fragmentation can make it nearly impossible to access and use data for exploratory analysis and decision-making about new medicines.

Delivering boring AI with Decision Management

Decision Management Solutions

A great article appeared in Information Age recently based on an interview with Tom Davenport If you want to see the benefits of AI, forget moonshots and think boring. In it, Tom argues that “if enterprises ever want to see the benefits of AI, they must embrace the mundane”. This is particularly true for companies that aren’t tech startups. As Tom says, “moonshots are possible if you’re a tech giant and you have billions of dollars to spend on experimenting” but what if you can’t “pivot”?

Taking Analytics to the 4th Dimension


4D analytics combines geospatial, temporal and time series data to do advanced analysis of time and space. Learn how to uncover new insights today

Hybrid Cloud Endgame: Lock in Value


To achieve maximum value, hybrid cloud is more apropos than multi-cloud. It starts with a solid, stable datacenter that can extend seamlessly into clouds as determined by the needs of your end-users and the business

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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.

Taking Analytics to the 4th Dimension


4D analytics combines geospatial, temporal and time series data to do advanced analysis of time and space. Learn how to uncover new insights today

Paws & Relax with Nutanix at Oracle OpenWorld


If you’re attending Oracle OpenWorld this year in San Francisco, we have a special cuddly treat for you! When you stop by our booth #1111 you will learn about the benefits of running Oracle databases on Nutanix and DBaaS, then stop by booth #1811 to meet and play with some puppies up for adoption through the Finding a Best Friend Rescue Group


Increasing Productivity in Insurance Operations with Digital Decisioning

Decision Management Solutions

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM PDT – 11:00:00 AM PDT. McKinsey recently reported that “Most carriers are struggling to meet their cost of capital, and productivity has barely moved over the past decade” and that “The insurance industry is facing a serious structural challenge … the majority of carriers are not making their cost of capital.”

Learn New Edge Techniques: IoT, AI and Analytics in Three Days at IoT Solutions World Congress, Barcelona


We are about a month away from IoT Solutions World Congress and we are very excited to be a diamond sponsor from the 29th-31st of October, 2019. We are bringing our bright and talented Nutanix Xi IoT team members and partners to talk to you about IoT/AI edge use cases with powerful live demos

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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.

Edge2AI Autonomous Car: Collecting Data on Small-scale Smart Car and Preparing Data Pipeline (1 of 3)


Intro. One of the biggest challenges in acquiring insight from streaming data is ensuring quick, and secure transport while still having clear control.

What do Partners Want from.NEXT Europe?


We’re now getting ready for our fourth.NEXT Europe in Copenhagen and as with anything, the more you do, the more you learn


Clearsense: delivering healthcare value and vision through hybrid-cloud success


Have you ever wondered how healthcare is caring for the sick rather than the healthy? Data now allows the industry to change this and provide predictive maintenance for the human body. But what do Twitter, Thomas Edison and Dunkin’ Donuts have to do with it?