Sat.Nov 16, 2019 - Fri.Nov 22, 2019

4 Steps to Digitally Transform Your Business


According to McKinsey, data-driven organisations are 23x more likely to acquire customers, 6x more likely to retain customers and 19x more likely to be profitable. Being data-driven is good for business.

Top 10 IT & Technology Buzzwords You Won’t Be Able To Avoid In 2020


The modern world is changing more and more quickly with each passing year. If you don’t pay attention to new changes or keep up the pace, it’s easy to fall behind the times (and the market) while other companies beat you to the punch. The solution?

Is Big Data Creating A Competitive Edge For Small Businesses?

Smart Data Collective

Big data is transforming the daily realities of running a business. Companies can use big data to handle certain tasks more quickly and cost-effectively than ever.

Making Data-Driven Business Practices ‘Sticky’


Cultural change does not happen overnight. Data Strategy

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.

Want to Build Machine Learning Pipelines? A Quick Introduction using PySpark

Analytics Vidhya

Overview Here’s a quick introduction to building machine learning pipelines using PySpark The ability to build these machine learning pipelines is a must-have skill. The post Want to Build Machine Learning Pipelines? A Quick Introduction using PySpark appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

More Trending

Five strategic benefits of business analytics


Business analytics can provide companies with an accurate and holistic view of their business.

Getting to know Gasbene Mahlangu


Gasbene Mahlangu will be presenting at the CISO Africa 2020 event. Find out more about him below. CISO Africa 2020


A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Mechanism in Deep Learning for Everyone

Analytics Vidhya

Overview The attention mechanism has changed the way we work with deep learning algorithms Fields like Natural Language Processing (NLP) and even Computer Vision. The post A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Mechanism in Deep Learning for Everyone appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

Google’s BERT changing the NLP Landscape


We write a lot about open problems in Natural Language Processing. We complain a lot when working on NLP projects. We pick on inaccuracies and blatant errors of different models.

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?"

Phocas BI vs. Microsoft Excel


For some business people, the only data analysis tool they use is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Discovering industry-specific business intelligence software like Phocas means flexible reporting, analyzing more data sets and customized dashboards.

Interview with Henry Denner, IT Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency


Is fostering an enterprise-wide security culture a top priority for you? One of the main objectives in our security programme is building human firewalls. We have an elaborate awareness campaign that focusses on engraining “security mentality” amongst our staff.

Understanding Social And Collaborative Business Intelligence


In this day and age, we’re all constantly hearing the terms “big data”, “data scientist”, and “in-memory analytics” being thrown around.

Are Advertisers Using Your Streaming Data Ethically?


Modern consumers face a conundrum. How can they balance the benefits of technology with the risks of their sensitive data falling into the wrong hands? We are now in the era of information. Data is raising the interest of business leaders – and the concern of citizens.

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.

Hot or cold, Insco uses a data analytics solution to keep revenue strong all-year-round


Interview with Pragasen Pather, GM: IT Governance, Risk & Security, Sun International


How are you creating a better-integrated security ecosystem in your organisation? My recipe to create an integrated ecosystem is to merge technology (operational and infrastructure) with business value(process) and culture(people).

Risk 195

Neural Networks 201: All About Autoencoders


Autoencoders can be a very powerful tool for leveraging unlabeled data to solve a variety of problem, such as learning a "feature extractor" that helps build powerful classifiers, finding anomalies, or doing a Missing Value Imputation.

Big Data in the Cloud – 5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit


Big data and cloud computing are one of the fastest-growing sectors today, the demand for these two technologies are everywhere and in every business in the world. .

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.

Big Data Yields Important Insights On Student Loan Forgiveness

Smart Data Collective

Big data is transforming many facets of our lives. One of the ways consumers are looking to big data is with the student loan crisis. Big data advances could also make the government more understanding with its student loan forgiveness program. Big Data Could Turn the Student Loan Crisis on its Head.

Interview with Janine West, Data Privacy Officer, Investec


How are you dealing with growing spectre of privacy regulations?

Risk 195

Advice for New and Junior Data Scientists


If you are a new Data Scientists early in your professional journey, and you’re a bit confused and lost, then follow this advice to figure out how to best contribute to your company. 2019 Nov Opinions Advice Beginners Career Data Scientist


Best Practice for Creating Indexes on your MySQL Tables


By having appropriate indexes on your MySQL tables, you can greatly enhance the performance of SELECT queries. But, did you know that adding indexes to your tables in itself is an expensive operation, and may take a long time to complete depending on the size of your tables?

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.

Grow Your Business with these Big Data Strategies

Data Science 101

[ Image source ]. We are living in the data-driven world where every industry be it healthcare, finance, omnichannel retail, agriculture, logistics and much more runs on data. The data is one of the key essentials for increasing revenues and cost savings.

Interview with Steve Jump, Head of Corporate Information Security Governance, Telkom


How are you strategically allocating your budget/resources to deal with the growing scourge of hacks and data breaches? CISO Africa Insights


Pro Tips: How to deal with Class Imbalance and Missing Labels


Your spectacularly-performing machine learning model could be subject to the common culprits of class imbalance and missing labels. Learn how to handle these challenges with techniques that remain open areas of new research for addressing real-world machine learning problems.

The Art of Human Hacking - And Why It Works?


Information technology has changed over the years, but there’s one thing that remained constant. It’s social engineering. Social engineering has a lot of definitions. Some people call it the art of human hacking, while others call it digital attack techniques.

IT 203

Buyer’s Guide for Embedded Analytics

Selecting the right embedded analytics technology in a crowded market filled with sub-categories can be a daunting task. This eBook discusses the top evaluation criteria buyers of embedded analytics need to consider.

Get 25% Off AI Summit NY Passes with Perficient’s Discount Code!

Perficient Data & Analytics

The AI Summit is coming to New York again December 11-12 at the Javits Center. This 2-day conference is jam packed with exclusive content tailored to help attendees dig deeper into implementation opportunities and the challenges they face in their industries.

Interview with Itumeleng Makgati, Group CISO, SASOL


In the run-up to CISO Africa 2020 I had the great pleasure to sit down with Itumeleng Makgati, the new Group CISO with SASOL, to talk about careers, strategic vision, and thoughts on "hacktivism". CISO Africa Insights


Data Breaches are Pervasive and Costly


Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere, you’ve certainly heard news about stolen and hacked data, commonly referred to as data breaches. They occur with great regularity, and there is no indication that the frequency of data breaches is slowing down.