Topic "Next-Gen Analytics Solutions"

People are from Earth, Artificial Intelligence is from Mars (with Alex Tim)

Last week I had to change the date for an upcoming flight, so I called the airline. The digital assistant asked me; “Please say your confirmation code.” My confirmation code included the letter ‘S’. I had to repeat the code several times before I finally gave up. The machine just couldn’t figure out if I... more

Analytics Results May Reflect the Wrong Definition of Success

Everyone wants their businesses to become data-driven enterprises. The potential rewards are to compelling to ignore – including improved visibility into customers, markets and operations, the ability to predict what’s coming, and new paths to innovation. However, as with all good things, there’s a risky side as well – namely, that business leaders may drink... more

The Factory of the Future is Fueled by Data

For years, the big data and data analytics revolutions have been associated with offices – the tools and platforms of executives, analysts and knowledge workers. But in the background, big data and data analytics has been gradually building capabilities in another critical part of the enterprise – the factory floor. Data-driven transformation is playing a... more

For Data Analytics to Go Mainstream, Cultures Need to Change

There is now an array of powerful technology poised to transform every organization on earth into lean, mean, data analytics-driven machines – if they let it. That’s the challenge we have before us – getting the organization on board with the promises of data analytics. A recent survey of 314 senior executives across a range... more

Before We March Into AI, Let’s Make Sure Our Data is Good

There’s been quite a bit of buzz and investment in cognitive computing, and all its associated pieces – machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning. It’s good to see that the AI concept has finally gained traction, as it has been the subject of excitement on and off for three decades now. Each AI... more