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With the launch of its connected home hub, Telia Zone, the Nordic telco is aiming to join the new world of platforms and services for the internet of things. Founder Rickard Damm told DataIQ how data is at the heart of the new proposition.
  Mike Bugembe, chief analytics officer at JustGiving, and Mike de Halpert, director of European analytics at eBay, recently shared with DataIQ their experiences of building and sustaining a strong analytical culture. Here are five critical success factors they had in common.
  Erika Bakse is the head of business intelligence at IAC Publishing Labs, part of IAC Publishing which houses brands such as about.com and Investopedia. At the Cloud Analytics Conference in London at the start of June and in a subsequent an interview with DataIQ, she explained how a move into the cloud has made her data cleaner, faster and cheaper.
If artificial intelligence is to augment human intelligence or take over mundane tasks we would prefer not to do, what sort of character do we want it to have? AI is being built out as a highly rational solution but, to be accepted by people, it might need to find a less rational and therefore more human side.
  Blue Lab is EDF Energy’s accelerator for innovation, which this year is focusing on three areas - the connected home, energy services and B2B services. At a Croydon Tech City event last week, head of connected home at Blue Lab, John Hutchins, talked about how EDF will use the data coming from connected home devices.
Ever set off for the gym with your headphones on and thought, I wish this song was better suited to my spin class? In one vision of where artificial intelligence (AI) is heading, you will soon be able to tailor an instant remix of the track to suit your mood or activity. And not just once, but to an almost infinite degree.
As the calendar rapidly counts down towards 25th May 2018, organisations are trying to speed up their GDPR compliance programmes. One frustration that is regularly expressed is that the 12-step guidance put out by the ICO is not clear enough. So are there alternatives which might better serve the purpose?
  Tony Gosling, director of data analytics and insight at the Ministry of Defence, made 27,000 buildings disappear using the power of data. Toni Sekinah reports on how his data-driven approach is solving strategic problems for the organisation.
It’s not just Father’s Day that can bring family members together. Over recent years, Bring In Your Parents Day has proved to be a massive global success. But what if you had to work in the same company as one of your parents every day?
Since June 2016, the entire staff of Comic Relief have been trained on GDPR to ensure the organisation is compliant by September 2017, well ahead of the deadline for enforcement. The intention is to ensure that Comic Relief conforms to all legislation as well as best practice in its use of data, defending against loss or misuse so its reputation is protected. The judges called it "brilliant".
Since June 2016, the entire staff of Comic Relief have been trained on GDPR to ensure the organisation is compliant by September 2017, well ahead of the deadline for enforcement. The intention is to ensure that Comic Relief conforms to all legislation as well as best practice in its use of data, defending against loss or misuse so its reputation is protected. The judges called it "brilliant".
Pete Markey and Sherine Yap have had very different career paths into their current senior roles. But as both explained during this year's DataIQ Summit, marketers who want to reach the top have to be flexible, understand data and be willing to tear down walls. David Reed reports.
Sky Vegas online casino has built a bespoke promotional platform that decisions, credits and communicates with players within two seconds of a game result. By applying science and technology, Sky Vegas has improved the experience for “unlucky” gamers and also improved its revenue base.

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