December, 2019

The Connected Enterprise Holds The Keys To The King[CX]dom


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6 Challenging Open Source Data Science Projects to Make you a Better Data Scientist

Analytics Vidhya

Overview Here are 6 challenging open-source data science projects to level up your data scientist skillset There are some intriguing data science projects, including. The post 6 Challenging Open Source Data Science Projects to Make you a Better Data Scientist appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

Phocas vs. Infor BI (business intelligence software comparison)


We examine how Phocas business intelligence software compares with Infor BI in this year’s BARC The BI Survey 19, the world's largest and most comprehensive survey of business intelligence end-users. Infor BI is designed for data modelling in large global organizations.

Top 10 Analytics And Business Intelligence Buzzwords For 2020


Business intelligence has undergone many changes in the last decade. Each year, we hear about buzzwords that enter the community, language, market and drive businesses and companies forward.

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.

Is Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizing Environmental Health?

Simply Statistics

NOTE: This post was written by Kevin Elliott, Michigan State University; Nicole Kleinstreuer, National Institutes of Health; Patrick McMullen, ScitoVation; Gary Miller, Columbia University; Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan; Roger D. Peng, Johns Hopkins University; Melissa Perry, The George Washington University; Reza Rasoulpour, Corteva Agriscience, and Elizabeth Boyle, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Laying the Foundations for AI Success


AI is now well into its ‘early adoption’ phase, with businesses throughout the Middle East and Africa clamoring to launch new initiatives. AI & Machine Learning

10 Exciting Real-World Applications of AI in Retail

Analytics Vidhya

Overview The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has disrupted many industries in recent years One of the most impacted industries – retail! Retail operations. The post 10 Exciting Real-World Applications of AI in Retail appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

[eBook] The top 7 key performance indicators for mid-market CEOs and executives


Data and analytics have never been more important for mid-market CEOs and executives to set the course for their businesses. Data is key to transformation in a business. The true value of your data is how your people use data insights and how it impacts decision-making.

Predictive Tourism: The Merger Of Big Data In Travel Industry

Smart Data Collective

Data science has shifted the existing ether bringing in new marvelous opportunities to many industries. In line with these immense possibilities, comes rapid changes and challenges. And in this case, the travel and tourism industry is no exception here.

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?"

Google Open Sources MobileNetV3 with New Ideas to Improve Mobile Computer Vision Models


The latest release of MobileNets incorporates AutoML and other novel ideas in mobile deep learning. 2019 Dec Opinions Automated Machine Learning Computer Vision Google Mobile Open Source

Ten Trends of Blockchain in 2020


The Changing Role of the CDAO


The proper powers and responsibilities for a CDAO to wield have been a topic of debate in the business world for some years now.

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Game Theory 101: Decision Making in a Competitive Scenario using Normal Form Games

Analytics Vidhya

Overview Game Theory can be incredibly helpful for decision making in competitive scenarios Understand the concept of Normal Form Games in the context of. The post Game Theory 101: Decision Making in a Competitive Scenario using Normal Form Games appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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.

How to use BI to gain competitive advantage in business


In today’s economy, many businesses find themselves in competition with online retailers and large corporations that are able to offer reduced prices.

Four Stats Formulas that Every Spreadsheet User Should Know About

Depict Data Studio

You eavesdrop too, right? It’s hard to avoid. I overheard a conversation at a conference lunch table recently. It went something like this: Smart, hardworking person #1: I love the idea of using data to drive decisions, but spreadsheets can be such a drag.

Top 7 Data Science Use Cases in Trust and Security


What are trust and safety? What is the role of trust and security in the modern world? Read this overview of 7 data science application use cases in the realm of trust and security. 2019 Dec Opinions AI Data Science Security Trust Use Cases

Will Machine Learning Be Crucial for Ethical Crypto Hacking in 2020?


Over the past year, one of the most widely held beliefs that we held about blockchain has been turned on its head. Since blockchain was first released with bitcoin back in 2008, it was widely assumed that the network was unassailable. This claim went unchallenged and untested for over a decade.

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.

Crafting Seamless Digital Experiences for a Connected Generation - The Connected Enterprise Holds The Keys To The King[CX]dom


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6 Powerful Feature Engineering Techniques For Time Series Data (using Python)

Analytics Vidhya

Overview Feature engineering is a skill every data scientist should know how to perform, especially in the case of time series We’ll discuss 6. The post 6 Powerful Feature Engineering Techniques For Time Series Data (using Python) appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

Phocas vs. Sisense (visual BI solutions comparison)


Phocas and Sisense are vastly different products. A quick look at how each is positioned, and it’s clear that despite the fact they are often compared side-by-side, Sisense and Phocas are not interested in reaching the same customers.

Clickless Analytics = Simple Search Analytics!


Clickless Analytics with Natural Language Processing Search Analytics! We all understand the value and innovation inherent in natural language processing (NLP). Think about the ease of searching for the answer to a question on Google.

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.

Scalable graph machine learning: a mountain we can climb?


Graph machine learning is a developing area of research that brings many complexities. One challenge that both fascinates and infuriates those working with graph algorithms is — scalability.

Open-Source Datasets: Considerations For Machine Learning


A World Economic Forum study estimates that by 2020, the digital world will increase to 44 zettabytes of data. That number is continually increasing as more people and devices are connected to the Internet.

Data Cleaning Guide: Saving 80% of Your Time to Do Data Analysis


Why We Need Data Cleaning?. Data analysis is a time-consuming task, but are you prepared before the data analysis, and have you omitted the important step: data cleaning? From Google. In the process of data analysis, data cleaning is such a preliminary preparation after data extraction.

Image Augmentation for Deep Learning using PyTorch – Feature Engineering for Images

Analytics Vidhya

Overview Image augmentation is a super effective concept when we don’t have enough data with us We can use image augmentation for deep learning. The post Image Augmentation for Deep Learning using PyTorch – Feature Engineering for Images appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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.

Data analytics helps Sistema ‘klip-IT’ on production efficiencies


Sistema means ‘system’ in Italian and also signifies the company’s systematic approach to manufacturing,which has helped the New Zealand business take on the world. A leading manufacturer of food storage containers, Sistema’s success is two-fold.

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Q&A Tuesday: Michael Shaub Discusses Ethics and Technology for Today’s CFO

Jet Global

Michael Schaub is an accounting professor at Texas A&M University specializing in accounting ethics and professional skepticism in auditors. He is a CPA and spent time as an auditor for a large public company before he began his academic career 30 years ago.

A Giant Step Forward in Alternative Data Usage for US Financial Services


Approximately 26 million Americans have no credit history with a national credit agency, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This creates a tremendous barrier to accessing credit.