Reading through our data and analytics section, I was looking back over some previous blog posts for research and thought I'd put together a compilation of the greatest Big Data content on our Customer Love blog.Â They include two downloadable presentations regarding predictive analytics and big data in a retail environment, a guest blog from Juice Analytics founder and CEO Zach Gemignani and an interview with Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Head of the Web and Internet Science Group, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton.
You've got the big data and you've got to make it meaningful. Presenting big data is more complex than it looks. This guest post from Juice Analytics founder and CEO Zach Gemignani, examines the best way to present data. This post was originally published on the Juice Analytics blog under the title â€˜Chart Selection, Art and Science'.
Read More Hereâ€¦ Big Data Guest Post: Chart Selection, Art and Science
I've been an AI researcher since the late 70s when I studied it at Edinburgh. I've seen lots of booms and busts of AI technology which is one of those areas where being smart in software, whether to provide decision support or indeed going right back to early work around analytics, AI has had some notable achievements over the years. Smart methods around cluster analysis or predictive analysis of sets of data about how people are going to behave in the future has been an enduring feature of computer technology and AI for the past 20 and 30 years. What is different of course now is that it is happening at web scale
Does predictive analytics have a place in your data strategy? There is debate surrounding the benefits to Predictive Analytics, how can you apply it to your â€˜next generation' data strategy and really add value? One of the benefits is that results are delivered to where they can make a direct impact on outcomes and business performance straight away. Arup Mukhopadhyay, Head of Consumer Banking, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank gave some insights into how ADCB structure their data architecture below.
Read More Hereâ€¦ How predictive analytics transforms Big Data into actionable insight
In retail, knowing wants your customer wants is paramount to be successful in an ever competitive market. If you use Big Data correctly this can not only improve customer experience but can also increase your sales by offering relevant products at relevant times. At our Cloud Conference in Dubai, Ramesh Cidambi, Senior Vice President -IT & Logistics at Dubai Airport offered his findings on how to use data successfully in the airport. Ramesh's presentation goes into detail of how to manage and utilise large amounts of data.
Read More Hereâ€¦ How to practically apply Big Data in a retail environment
Big Data: In every revolution the bewildered masses look to exceptional individuals to lead them into the unknownâ€¦ Businesses with a complex array of data but with little idea where to get started with it can be inspired by the stories of the following businesses and how they made it through the data jungle. This is of course a subjective list, and chosen only from brands and not from solutions providers. I would love to hear your recommendations for the businesses who should make this list.
Read More Hereâ€¦ Top 5 companies utilising Big Data
If theses articles are relevant toÂ you and your business, take a look at our Big Data World.Â Big Data World will prepare senior marketing and IT executives with the strategies, intelligence and technology they need to handle Big Data effectively through a combination of strategic keynotes and technical â€˜how to' case studies, running alongside a large scale exhibition.Â Download a brochure here.