AI goes to the movies to identify content you will want to watch

AI goes to the movies to identify content you will want to watch

The digital technology and media and entertainment industries are beginning to come together to solve a common problem—how to extract, unlock, harness and make better use of the massive amounts of video content and data they produce.  Anyone who has ever appeared in or produced a movie, commercial or business video is aware that many times a good portion of …

The Value of Hiring a Chief Data Officer

The Value of Hiring a Chief Data Officer

The title “Chief Data Officer” has grown in popularity over the past few years, as more and more businesses seek to harness the power of big data. However, some companies throw data tasks under the responsibility of the CIO or even CEO, adding to that person’s already heavy workload. What is clear is that companies value data, whether they are …

5 Keys to Leading in the Age of Analytics

5 Keys to Leading in the Age of Analytics

Organizations of all sizes have to consider the use of big data analytics, and understand how analytics fits into the corporate strategy. Data and analytics have redefined the way we compete. Data is a critical corporate asset that organizations are starting to monetize in new ways to get ahead of their competition. The bottom line? Companies that leverage data to …

Towards a Data-driven Organization: A Roadmap for Analytics

Towards a Data-driven Organization: A Roadmap for Analytics

Building a Data-driven Organization requires identifying and prioritizing the opportunities where advanced analytics can make a material difference to the quality of decisions! I was one of those fortunate few to have an opportunity to work on both sides of the table, both as a provider of services and as a consumer of technology and business services.  A few years …

How AI finds big value in big data

How AI finds big value in big data

Bots can augment human interaction, create greater business efficiencies, and remove friction from customer interactions. It’s a market that has already rolled up $24 billion in funding for companies at every stage, from startup to multinational. Industry leaders from IBM to Facebook are making big efforts to take advantage, spending significant resources to encourage developers to create new bots that enable more personalized …

A prescription for organizations taking on digital transformation

A prescription for organizations taking on digital transformation

We are in the midst of the era of digital disruption. If you’ve scanned the covers of any tech business journals published in the last couple of years, you’ve undoubtedly seen “Digital Transformation” become a recurring theme. As expected, this nebulous term has a hundred different meanings from a hundred different sources, but they all converge on the same uncontroversial …

The government won't protect your internet privacy

The government won’t protect your internet privacy, so here’s how to do it yourself

The big money of the internet comes from tracking and selling user data to better target ads. Do one search for “power drills” and you’ll be inundated with ads for related products across your whole web experience. Those are targeted ad dollars at work. This is at the core of Facebook and Google’s business models, and for good reason: the …

7 Ways To Leverage Your Small Business Data For Enhanced Revenues

7 Ways To Leverage Your Small Business Data For Enhanced Revenues

In today’s tech-driven and a customer-centric world, using big data is pretty much a requirement. However, only just 48 percent of companies have invested in big data in 2016. While that’s up 3 percent from 2015, and it’s expected to increase over the next couple of years, it’s still astounding that only half of businesses are leveraging the power of …

Embrace Smart Data to Achieve Your Marketing Goals

Embrace Smart Data to Achieve Your Marketing Goals

Data is an invaluable currency for most companies these days. In 2015, users generated nearly 8 zettabytes of data worldwide — and that number is likely to reach 35 zettabytes within just a few years. Companies are contributing to that massive statistic with basics like customer names and contact information, as well as new demographics such as purchase histories, travel patterns, social …

How to build a data-driven organization that outpaces competitors

How to build a data-driven organization that outpaces competitors

The age of big data has opened possibilities for a data-driven organization like no other time in history. Organizations that have paved the way and tools that make powerful analysis easy make the move to a data-driven culture much simpler than it was just a decade ago. However, it still takes a focused effort to design the right organization if …