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Phone Briefing: Learnings from The AI Conference 2018

By David Alles, May 22, 2018

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The AI Conference, presented by O’Reilly Media and Intel AI, is where cutting-edge science meets new business implementation. It’s a deep dive into emerging AI techniques and technologies with a focus on how to use it in real-world implementations. IIA attended the conference April 30-May 2 and has returned with key insights on how AI is shaping the business landscape. Listen for a digest with our event coverage master, VP David Alles, to discuss the latest trends in AI and leading methods.

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In this context, BI is a highly evolved form of decision support software whereas OI is an emerging next-generation form of digital automation. And that is a very big difference indeed.

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Data Management Platforms and Audience Building

By Michael Koved, May 21, 2018

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To identify customers and potential customers, Marketers use a Data Management Platform (DMP) to build audiences and track campaign results. This paper provides an overview of how DMPs work and share practitioner tips for leveraging DMPs and getting the best from yours.

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The issue of unwanted and unknowing data sharing has been framed in the interviews with Facebook execs as protection of your personal data. But that’s not a completely accurate way to characterize the situation. The gathering of social data expands geometrically as the reach of the new social data aggregators and those who leverage popular social platforms grow.

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As a person who has been involved with analytics for a long time, I have historically considered analytics to be a huge differentiator while data was more of a table-stakes enabler. Several trends have come together to make me realize that the equation has been reversed in many cases today.

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Applications of AI: The VC Perspective

By Joanne Chen, May 08, 2018

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2018 Analytics Symposium – Santa Clara Session Recording

There’s a lot of recent hype around AI and much discussion about what we can expect from these emerging technologies in the next decade. While some fear of the technology’s power, others see it as an opportunity to improve business and even entire industries. As an investor involved in the space, Joanne shared her insights on the enterprise AI landscape, including the critical elements of any startup’s AI strategy, sift through what is hype and what isn’t, and share the most promising business applications of AI. Joanne also zoomed in on conversational AI, sharing examples of chatbots in the real world, the market evolution of the technology, and the implications for your business.

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Deploying AI in Mobile-First Consumer-Facing Financial Products – A Tale of Two Cycles

By Jike Chong, May 08, 2018

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2018 Analytics Symposium – Santa Clara Session Recording

What opportunities does anytime, anywhere access of financial services on mobile devices enable? How can we use AI to capture these opportunities to create better financial services for everyone? Jike dove into AI in the context of two fundamental business cycles in financial services: the intelligent acquisition of customers, and the intelligent sustaining of customer relationships. These two business cycles can be broadly applied to a variety of traditionally off-line service industries. Six areas of opportunities were highlighted where AI technologies are being readily deployed today.

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Data Science and Critical Thinking

By Alistair Croll, May 08, 2018

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2018 Analytics Symposium – Santa Clara Session Recording

The right data, analyzed properly, and acted on wisely, can transform an organization. But the devil’s in the details: How do we know the data is valid? How should we analyze it? What’s legally and morally allowed? And how do we ensure that our analytics turn into business outcomes? The path from data to result is full of potholes, from cognitive bias and bad modeling to unintended consequences and market reactions. In a world awash with data, critical thinking is a vital, often-overlooked skill. In this talk, best-selling author of Lean Analytics and Harvard Business School visiting executive Alistair Croll looked at how to approach data with a critical mindset. Drawing from work with global corporations, early-stage startups, and public organizations, he explored how analytics teams can make the most of data while steering clear of biases and ethical quandaries.

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Highlights from The AI Conference Keynotes

By David Alles, May 04, 2018

This week, IIA attended The AI Conference in New York City. The conference tagline was “Put AI to Work” and it provided an informative and comprehensive overview of the current state of artificial intelligence. Session topics ranged from cutting-edge research to new AI tools to production ready use cases. This blog covers several of the key themes from conference keynotes.

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Phone Briefing: Blockchain and Open Source Software for Modern Data Platform Security

By Eddie Satterly, Apr 25, 2018

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In this modern era of leaks and data privacy issues as well as the GDPR legislation going into effect this year, you need to look at your customers data differently. The key elements to gather, store and process your data and stay within compliance and security standards are all available today, but it is hard to pull them together. The talent to do this work is hard to acquire or really expensive as is the software being built by commercial entities.

This phone briefing with IIA Expert, Eddie Satterly will discuss how you can accomplish all of this with Open Source Software and some key utilities. The core of getting the level of security you need around the data is modern blockchain technologies and the key to gather, store and secure the data is open source data stores.

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