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…
Added by Ronald van Loon on December 8, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments
Do you remember the first time that you saw R2D2 and C3P0 from Star Wars? These two robots exhibited human-like behavior as they interacted with people and the world around them. How about when the whole world was subject to machine control in The Matrix? That's a pretty frightening concept. These movies, like many others, have their own…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on December 5, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
The technology revolution of the 21st Century has opened the avenues towards many possibilities. We now have a mobile data traffic explosion on our hands, which can end up expanding growth while we move into the next decade. Due to a continuous upwards curve in the number of people using mobile phones, global mobile data…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on December 1, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments
The move towards an intelligent world is faster and more rapid than it ever was before. The increase in this transition has been propagated through the role of several high key stakeholders that have redefined the way we look at technology. One of the key players in this transition is Huawei.
Huawei’s recent UBBF…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on November 14, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments
Nowadays, companies are besieged by information and the possibilities of new IT solutions. With the rapid advancements in information technology and high speed Internet, companies now have access to huge amounts of information, processing and sharing systems regarding customers, their demographics, and their online behavior across all touchpoints on the buyer’s…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on October 31, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
With the world changing so rapidly, every company or organization that adapts to the changes becomes an example for all others. One very recent example for all companies to learn from and implement in their own decision making is the transformation of RELX Group to a leading global information and analytics company. I mentioned in my previous article, and the…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on October 26, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The technology revolution promises to deliver a lot of rewards for organizations that take it by the horns and implement it. The spread of the Internet across every facet of society has meant that the traditional approach to watching videos has changed. Research shows that the average American is still fond of watching videos on the traditional television. The interest in watching TV results in around…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on October 17, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
From being the plots of sci-fi thrillers to being seen as threats by the working populace, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has during the last few years jumped into the headlines as it has become a part of reality.
People are confused - AI is either considered to be a giant leap towards modernization or a leap towards massive levels of unemployment. It can…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on September 27, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments
There’s no doubt that AI has usurped big data as the enterprise technology industry’s favorite new buzzword. After all, it’s on Gartner’s 2017 Hype Cycle for emerging technologies, for a reason.
While progress was slow during the first few decades, AI advancement has rapidly accelerated during the last decade. Some people say AI will augment humans and maybe…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on September 25, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments
A lot of times when the prevalent industry trends are discussed among industry folks, there are usually two directions in which the conversation goes. It is either varying states of disbelief at the rate of change within the business and IT landscapes; or it is enthusiastic agreement on the importance of moving with the times and adopting a digital infrastructure. The…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on September 21, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
“Data will talk to you if you’re willing to listen”— Jim Bergeson.
Few can dispute that.
However, the challenge comes when data transforms into bundles and stacks of unorganized and unstructured data sets. The challenge comes with listening to…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on September 19, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Leveraging the use of big data, as an insight-generating engine, has driven the demand for data scientists at enterprise-level, across all industry verticals. Whether it is to refine the process of product development, help improve customer retention, or mine through the data to find new business opportunities—organizations are increasingly relying on the expertize of data…Continue
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…
Added by Ronald van Loon on September 3, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on August 22, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments
Access to relevant customer and industry information is the primary competitive advantage businesses have over their direct and indirect competitors today. It’s the smartest approach to remaining vigilant in a business environment where competition is at an all-time high.
That’s where data warehousing comes in. Data warehouses are central repositories of…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on July 17, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
I recently sat down with Bob Rogers. Bob is Intel’s Chief Data Scientist for Analytics and AI. I sought out answers to the some of the most popular questions related to artificial and augmented intelligence. The entire interview was illuminating, and shed some light on aspects that many people wouldn’t know about. (Sponsored by Intel)
So what is AI? Artificial…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on July 3, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
I attended the Huawei European Innovation Day recently, and was enthralled by how the new technology is giving rise to industrial revolutions. These revolutions are what will eventually unlock the development potential around the world. It is important to leverage the emerging technologies, since they are the resources which will lead us to innovation and progress. Huawei is…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on June 27, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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