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GDPR Drives Real Time Analytics

New reforms under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) started as an attempt to standardize data protection regulations in 2012. The European Union intends to make Europe “fit for the digital age.” It took four years to finalize the agreements and…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on March 26, 2018 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

The Difference between Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Statisticians, and Software Engineers

Finding out the difference between data scientists, data engineers, software engineers, and statisticians can be confusing and complicated. While all of them are linked to data in a way, there is an underlying difference between the work they do and manage. 

The growth of data  and its usage across…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 19, 2017 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

How to Create a Smart City with IoT and Big Data

These days, it seems like every city is trying to implement “smart” initiatives. Take Singapore for example, now known for the most extensive effort to collect data on citizens’ daily living habits/routines ever attempted by a municipality. Even Bill Gates has pumped millions of dollars into helping Phoenix in their smart city efforts.

But what do we mean when we talk about a “smart city”? Is it the better use of resources within the city center, or the fact that all resources being…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 8, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

Equestrian Sports – Where Trots Get Digital and Technology Meets Tradition

Equestrian sports is one of the oldest forms of sports entertainment. Its history can be dated back to the ancient Greek civilization. Since then, the trots have transcended the periodical barriers from time to time, walking stride to stride with the age-specific customs, and entertaining the crowds in the process. And,…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 13, 2017 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Why You Need a (Big) Data Management Platform for Your Digital Transformation





Digital transformation is underway in practically every industry in the world. Companies, businesses and organizations throughout the world are leveraging their assets, big data and analytics for an edge over their competitors. In fact, data analytics and big data have gained popularity to the extent that data analysis for differentiation is…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 3, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

IoT: Penetrating the Possibilities of a Data Driven Economy

All of us are accustomed to the smart wearables, such as the ones we wear on a jogging track. We also have seen the concept of smart homes turn into a reality. We have seen a farmer sort and track his flock of sheep with the help of a mountable RFID device. 

Every physical element around us (including ourselves) have become a part…
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Added by Ronald van Loon on August 22, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

GDPR – A Change in the Making



Organizations all over the EU must be aware by now that the Data Protection Act (DPA) will be changed into GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Some of these changes might cause some compliance issues but there’s an easy way to avoid any problems, by raising awareness. 

The more your staff and employees know about GDPR, the less chances you have, of ever violating the…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on June 20, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Interview with Nick Drake

I attended the interview with Nick Drake, Senior Vice President, Direct to Consumer at T-Mobile and Otto Rosenberger who serves as CMO at the Hostelworld Group at the Adobe Summit. The key take away of the entire session was that customer experience is the beginning and the core of digital transformations – it is where it all begins. 

T-Mobile and Hostelworld are…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on June 19, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Trends Shaping Machine Learning in 2017

Technologies in the field of data science are progressing at an exponential rate. The introduction of Machine Learning has revolutionized the world of data science by enabling computers to classify and comprehend large data sets. Another important innovation which has changed the paradigm of the world of the tech world is Artificial Intelligence (AI). The two…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on June 14, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Start Incorporating Machine Learning in Enterprises

The world is long past the Industrial Revolution, and now we are experiencing an era of Digital Revolution. Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data Analysis are the reality of today’s world.

I recently had a chance to talk to Ciaran Dynes, Senior Vice President of Products at Talend and Justin Mullen, Managing Director at…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on June 12, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Securing Competitive Advantage with Machine Learning

Business dynamics are evolving with every passing second. There is no doubt that the competition in today's business world is much more intense than it was a decade ago. Companies are fighting to hold on to any advantages.

Digitalization and the introduction of machine learning into day-to-day business processes have created a prominent…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on June 8, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

5 Ways Businesses Can Cultivate a Data-Driven Culture

The pressure on organizations to make accurate and timely business decisions has turned data into an important strategic asset for businesses. 

In today’s dynamic marketplace, a business's ability to use data to identify challenges, spot opportunities, and adapt to change with agility is critical to its survival and long-term…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on June 6, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

DES-Digital Business World Congress 2017



Anybody who has been following my social media account would know that I am a big supporter of incorporating data analytic techniques in everyday business processes. I am really excited about attending the biggest digital conference, DES 2017 (Digital Business World…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on May 5, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

How to Become an Omni-Channel Data-Driven Retailer



In today’s digital age where customers are as likely to buy a product from an eCommerce website as from a brick and mortar store, delivering a seamless and value-adding shopping experience has become more important than ever before. The multiple shopping channels available to customers and the competition posed by other retailers have made…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on April 12, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

How Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Digital Enterprises

According to the prediction of IDC Futurescapes,  Two-thirds of Global 2000 Enterprises CEOs will center their corporate strategy on digital transformation. A major part of the strategy should include machine-learning (ML) solutions. The implementation of these solutions could change how these enterprises view customer value and internal…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on April 11, 2017 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The Future is Bright for Banking

2018 is likely to be a game-changing year for the banking and finance sector. As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) are implemented across the European Union, the exclusive control of banks and other financial institutions on financial data of their customers is about to end. These new…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on March 30, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

How B2B Ecosystems & (Big) Data Can Transform Sales and Marketing Practices

Managing your relationships with customers, suppliers, and partners and constantly improving their experience is a proven way to build a sustainable and profitable business, and contrary to popular assumption, this doesn’t apply to B2C businesses only. With…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 27, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to Build a Data Science Team





Businesses today need to do more than merely acknowledge big data. They need to embrace data and analytics and make them an integral part of their company. Of course, this will require building a quality team of data scientists to handle the data and analytics for the company. Choosing the right members for the team can be difficult,…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 3, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Journey Science in Telecom: Take Customer Experience to the Next Level





Journey Science, being derived from connected data from different customer activities, has become pivotal for the telecommunications industry, providing the means to drastically improve the customer experience and retention. It has the ability to link together scattered pieces of data, and enhance a telco business’s objectives. Siloed…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 1, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

What Is the Future of Data Warehousing?

There is no denying it – we live in The Age of the Customer. Consumers all over the world are now digitally empowered, and they have the means to decide which businesses will succeed and grow, and which ones will fail. As a result, most savvy businesses now understand that they must be customer-obsessed to succeed. They must have up-to-the-second data and analytical…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on November 1, 2016 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

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