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MasterCard QR Bot Helping Small Businesses in Africa

At the Mobile World Congress, MasterCard recently announced that it was teaming up with Facebook to provide small businesses in Africa and Asia with an affordable and simple on-ramp for accepting mobile payments.

The partnership will help unbanked retailers and merchants in the regions open bank accounts…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on April 30, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Woebot — World's First Mental Health Chatbot

Working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across more than 130 countries, Woebot is undoubtedly a busy therapeutic chatbot. The good news is that Woebot recently secured $8 million…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on March 17, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Five Ways to Unleash the Power of a Marketing Bot

From advertising and promotion to selling and feedback, marketing chatbots are…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on February 7, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lessons from 3 Big Data Breaches of 2017

In 2017, cyber-attacks invaded the privacy of millions, grabbing headlines as established firms struggled to keep the noise down.

Interestingly, these…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on January 3, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Disrupts the Traditional Insurance Industry

For long, insurance firms have been relying on traditional virtual assistants. But with the advent of improved analytics, insurance technology startups (better known as Insurtech)are paving way for smarter and more innovative platforms.…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on December 21, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Big Data can Help Community Banks

Big Data tools not only simplify lengthy analytical procedures in any industry, but they also provide a competitive advantage to banks. With new regulations, banks are looking at ways to make compliance procedures more effective and accurate. Big Data in banking is slowly gaining momentum and…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on November 2, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hedge Funds Employ A.I. To Redefine The Trading Business

Wall Street is looking towards Silicon Valley for a more automated environment and a tech-driven approach.…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on October 16, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Banking with Artificial Intelligence

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Added by Deena Zaidi on October 13, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Data Analytics in Banking

Banking is getting branch-less, contemporary and digital at a very fast pace. As banks compete to gain competitive advantage, the need for managing big data and analytics becomes more relevant.

Big Data has transformed the way traditional banks worked in the past and has been very helpful in informing decision-making. Through associated big data tools, banks can gain greater visibility into customers’ behaviors, assess the probability of risk and help small businesses. Big Data…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on October 7, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Here is How Big Data is changing the Oil Industry

In 2006, marketing commentator Michael Palmer had blogged, “Data is just like crude. It’s valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used.

After nine years, the statement still holds true across any industry that depends on large volumes of data. It is true that until and unless, data is not broken down into pieces and analyzed, it holds little value.

As the world becomes more receptive to the advantages of big data, the oil industry does not seem to be far…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on October 4, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Bridging the Skills Gap of New York City ~ A Case Study using Tableau and MySQL

Data Analytics remains incomplete without data visualization.

 

In a Data Analytics course, I understood how Tableau was a useful tool so as to create and explain a visual story that heavily relied on big data. As a student, I was given x-cases which required data retrieval, cleaning, manipulation, and analysis so as to make appropriate recommendations.

 

To start with, I have a double major in finance and international…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on October 4, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

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