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RELX Group: The Transformation to a Leading Global Information & Analytics Company (Part 2)

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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on October 26, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Gear Up for the Smart Video Revolution

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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on October 17, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Role of AI in Assisting Customer Experience

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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 27, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

For AI to Change Business, It Needs to Be Fueled with Quality Data

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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 25, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Digital Innovation Starts with a Digital Core

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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 21, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Leading Organizations are Leveraging Big Data and Analytics

“Data will talk to you if you’re willing to listen”— Jim Bergeson.

Few can dispute that.

However, the challenge comes when data transforms…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 19, 2017 at 8:00pm — 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

What Skills Do I Need to Become a Data Scientist?

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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 8, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

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

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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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