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What is the Benefit of Modern Data Warehousing?



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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on July 17, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Artificial or Augmented Intelligence: Talks with Intel’s Chief Data Scientist, Bob Rogers



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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on July 3, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

AI – The Present in the Making

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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on June 27, 2017 at 12:30am — 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

Enterprise Journey to Becoming Digital

Do you want to be a digital enterprise? Do you want to master the art of transforming yourself and be at the forefront of the digital realm? 

How can you change your business to achieve this? 

Derive new values for yourself, and find better and more innovative ways of working. Put customer experience above and beyond…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on May 16, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

How Artificial Intelligence will Transform IT Operations and DevOps

To state that DevOps and IT operations teams will face new challenges in the coming years sounds a bit redundant, as their core responsibility is to solve problems and overcome challenges. However, with the dramatic pace in which the current landscape of processes, technologies, and tools are changing, it has become quite problematic to cope with it. Moreover, the pressure business users have been putting on DevOps and IT operations teams is staggering, demanding that everything should be…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on May 11, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Data Analytics is Transforming Healthcare Systems



Big Data Analytics is entirely transforming business paradigms. Automated databases are enabling businesses to perform mundane tasks more efficiently. And, the commercial sector isn’t the only area to benefit from data analytics. Its impact is widespread and is being seen across many different sectors, including healthcare.

Access to…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on May 9, 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

The IoT-Connected Car of Today— Cases From Hertz, Nokia, NTT, Mojio & Concur Technologies

Imagine a world where your car not only drives itself, but also says intelligent things like these:

  • A hotel is just around the corner and you have been driving for eight hours. Would you like to reserve a room and take rest for a couple of hours?
  • You last serviced the brakes twelve months ago and you have driven your car about 20.000 miles in this duration. Would you like me to find a dealer and book an appointment?

This would look like an impossibility…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on March 7, 2017 at 12:30am — 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 IoT is Changing the World: Cases from Visa, Airbus, Bosch & SNCF

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing our world. This may seem like a bold statement, but consider the impact this revolutionary technology has already had on communications, education, manufacturing, science, business, and many other fields of life. Clearly, the IoT is moving really fast from concept to reality and transforming how industries…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 23, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Designing the Data Management Infrastructure of Tomorrow

Today, more than ever before, organisations realise the strategic importance of data and consider it to be a corporate asset that must be managed and protected just like any other asset. Considering the strategic importance of data, increasing number of farsighted organisations are investing in the tools, skills, and infrastructure…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 13, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

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