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Themes from a Chief Data Officer Forum – the 180 day perspective

May 26, 2016 by Peter James Thomas

The author would like to acknowledge the input and assistance of his fellow delegates, both initially at the IRM(UK) CDO Executive Forum itself and later in reviewing earlier drafts of this article. As ever, responsibility for any errors or omissions remains mine alone.     IntroductionTime flies as Virgil observed some 2,045...[read more]

3 Reasons How Big Data is Improving the Consumer Experience

May 25, 2016 by Faizan Raza

Big Data is impacting everything from the world of entertainment, to the way we communicate with friends and family. In large part, our perception of the world around us can both be attributed to, and feed the Pandora’s box that is Big Data. The good news (unless you’re a privacy advocate) is this data is more accessible than...[read more]

4 things to think about while building a Modern Analytics Solution

May 23, 2016 by Daniel Casarin

The abundance of data and the increased usage of data mean that every business now is a data driven analytics business, and every user is an analytics user.For the first time, in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics, Gartner points to a fundamental shift away from traditional legacy platforms in favor of more modern BI solutions...[read more]

The Data Science Market: Where We Are

May 20, 2016 by Linda Burtch

With the increase in use of data science and predictive analytics, how has this changed the quantitative hiring market?[read more]

6 reasons why your business cannot succeed without predictive analytics

May 19, 2016 by Jagadish Thaker

Have you ever burnt your tongue while having hot soup when you were young? If you have, then you now use the understanding obtained from that experience to predict what will happen if you accidently taste the hot soup. Also, you very well know how to prevent such an experience.Likewise, predictive analytics do the same thing for your...[read more]

The Global Billboard Advertising Statistics and Dynamics

May 19, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Should marketing really abandon the billboard and other forms of outdoor advertising? Do these methods still have any benefit to businesses?[read more]

5 Causes Of Cumbersome Corporate Reporting

May 13, 2016 by Tagetik Software

Corporate reporting is a topic that virtually any organization deals with as chief executives (both CEO and CFO) expect to receive regular updates on corporate performance. Delivering on this necessity in some cases is a cumbersome exercise – but it doesn’t have to be. We identified some key causes of cumbersome corporate reporting...[read more]

Soccer player predicted as the top rising star - back in November (video)

May 11, 2016 by Jure Rejec

Did you know that Big Data can help us predict who the future soccer stars will be? This is precisely what happened in Riyad Mahrez’s case, PFA Player of the Year, who has conquered the English Premier League with Leicester City.During last year’s Big Data Week Conference in London, Malta-based entrepreneur Valery Bollier correctly...[read more]


Emotions: The Next (but not new) Frontier in Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Computing

May 10, 2016 by Luca Scagliarini

How you “feel” has never been more important in tech. This year, a number of companies are showing an interest in emotions. We’ve always believed in the value of a deeper understanding of text. While meaning and context can tell us so much, we’re leaving a lot of valuable information on the table if we’re not looking at one of the key things that makes us human.[read more]

3 Ways IoT is Transforming the Logistics & Transportation Industry

May 5, 2016 by Annie Bustos

We’ve covered both IoT implementation and how IoT is revolutionizing the retail customer experience, now it’s time to look at the impacts of IoT for logistics and transportation, an industry that is already implementing connected systems and will continue to do so at a rapid pace over the next few years.IoT for...[read more]

Retail Data Monetization: Are you sitting on top of a retail goldmine?

May 4, 2016 by Ajith Nayar

The majority of sales generated in the 4.5 trillion dollar US retail market is in-store and the volume of transaction data collected at various points in the trading process is immense. This data is a treasure trove of customer insight as well as product performance. While many retailers mine this data to gain specific insights...[read more]

How to Create Effective B2B Retargeting Campaigns

May 4, 2016 by Jon Fraser

Does your sales team wish that they could create some sort of relationship with prospects before reaching out to them for the first time?  Thankfully, with the emergence of marketing tools, insight data, and flexible platforms, it is possible: you can warm-up your leads before your sales team makes the cold-call. Website...[read more]


5 Ways to Improve Organizational Learning with Big Data Analytics

May 3, 2016 by Anand Srivastava

Some things can never change when the concept of internet boom is taken into account. Since the dawn of human civilization, data has been at the forefront — dominating every piece of innovation. Over the period of centuries, we have evolved and so has the information sources— resulting in the emergence of ecommerce boon. Organizations...[read more]


Enhancing Personalization Through Explicit User Feedback

May 3, 2016 by Huba Gaspar

A brief account of technologies, practices, and ongoing research that aim to employ "explicit user feedback" in creating enhanced personalized online experiences for users.[read more]

How Technology Can Strengthen the Relationship between CFOs and CEOs

April 28, 2016 by Tagetik Software

The relationship between a CEO and CFO is one of the most vital partnerships in any company. In the almost two-years since assuming my co-CEO role, I have come to even more deeply appreciate the value a CFO brings to a business and the immense complexity of the job.Technology Provides the Finance EssentialsI depend on our CFO for three...[read more]