Graph Databases: Beyond Recommendation Engines

Graph Databases: Beyond Recommendation Engines July 21, 2015

  Disparate data is streaming through the digital doors of corporations from every direction and it’s common knowledge that businesses are struggling to make sense of it. It’s not just the volume, variety and velocity of the data that is daunting, but the uncertainty around where to start. Today’s data is like a grab bag […]

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Robots Set Free: Innovation in Robotics

Robots Set Free: Innovation in Robotics June 16, 2015

  For more than five decades robots have been used to automate dirty, dangerous, and dull tasks in manufacturing operations. They work in highly controlled and engineered spaces, in part to prevent harm to humans or damage to other operations. It’s because their behavior, while precise, is actually very basic. The spaces they operate in […]

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The Capabilities and Limitations of Video Analytics

The Capabilities and Limitations of Video Analytics June 1, 2015

  In part one of this series on sensors and analytics in retail, we explored how retailers can use beacon technologies to create a customized shopping experience and gather rich data about a shopper’s habits and interests. Another powerful tool in understanding the customer journey through a store is video analytics. While video as a […]

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5 Growing Pains for Chief Data Science Officers

5 Growing Pains for Chief Data Science Officers May 15, 2015

  Co-authored by Paul Blase. The role of The Chief Data Science Officer (CDSO) is new and evolving – and with evolution comes opportunities and challenges. We’re finding that CDSOs are faced with growing pains on several fronts – and if businesses can’t find a way to properly address some of these issues, the role of […]

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The Power of Picking the Right Prototype

The Power of Picking the Right Prototype May 5, 2015

I’m a long-time advocate for leveraging prototypes and demos in the enterprise to explore ideas and emerging technologies. And, there’s a particular reason why. It’s that precise moment during a prototype presentation when everything in the room changes. Eyes light up. People sit forward in their chairs. The conversation shifts from potential problems to possibilities. Executives […]

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Do You Need a Chief Data Scientist?

Do You Need a Chief Data Scientist? April 23, 2015

  If you are considering recruiting a C-level executive in charge of data science, you are not alone. More and more analytics-driven companies are finding office space for this critical role. Even the Commander-in-Chief is jumping on the chief-of-data-science bandwagon. The highest office in the land recently bestowed a former corporate executive with the title […]

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Sensors and Analytics Creating a Competitive Edge in Retail

Sensors Creating a Competitive Edge in Retail April 15, 2015

Co-authored by Scott Bauer Imagine a customer entering a store and immediately being greeted with a personalized welcome message. Either a wall of screens near the entrance or the shopper’s smartphone delivers the delightful experience. As the customer traverses the store, her interest is piqued by highly targeted promotions beamed from strategically placed displays. What […]

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3 Key Hurdles Hampering the Internet of Things

3 Key Hurdles Hampering the Internet of Things March 25, 2015

  Last fall I co-authored a post with Chris Curran—12 Hurdles Hampering the Internet of Things—that sparked an energetic conversation over social networks. As the comments flooded in, we noticed that a lot of readers zeroed-in on three issues: the business case, standards, and privacy. In this post, we dive deeper into those three areas. […]

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Field service workers could fix wearables’ PR problem

Field Service Could Fix Wearables’ PR Problem  March 23, 2015

  Co-authored by Bob McCutcheon When you hear the word wearables, you probably think of health conscious consumers donning digital devices to track their physical activity or technology enthusiasts getting sideways glances as they sport internet-enabled glasses on the subway. Maybe you’ve even heard of avid golfers using wearables to perfect their swings. Wearable computing […]

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8 Reasons Innovators Should Pay Attention to SXSW

8 Reasons Innovators Should Pay Attention to SXSW March 3, 2015

Guest post by Tom Puthiyamadam If you want to innovate with emerging technologies, you can’t operate in a vacuum within your organization. You need to bring the outside in. Over the years I’ve found that SXSW Interactive can be a doorway to fresh ideas and knowledge sharing that fuels innovation initiatives long after the crowds […]

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