Electronics giant Siemens and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan are both improving their data practices with a self-service analytics platform. Toni Sekinah hears from Jon Cajacob and Franky Stephenson who say that self-serve analytics is making their organisations more efficient and more productive, and the charity data is no longer in a ’shack’.
Reema Poddar of Teradata heads up the company’s technology and innovation office and looks after the information security. She tells Toni Sekinah about the women she admired in the technology and business worlds, what she does to make sure the customer comes first and how she encourages diversity in her organisation.
Concerns about data privacy and data security are top obstacles to effective use of data and analytics. This is finding of a report by Microstrategy of 500 data professionals across five countries. Toni Sekinah reports.
Dustin Spangler of Larry H Miller Sports and Entertainment has a huge variety of data to deal with as sports teams, a cycle race and a cinema chain, to name a few, fall under his company’s umbrella. He tells Toni Sekinah the challenges that he and his team face when dealing with that variety of data and how they went about choosing a cloud platform.
Energy industry research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie, has been integrating its numerous data sources into a single platform since the end of 2018. Karen Padir and Craig Foot tell Toni Sekinah how the platform Lens and its latest module are helping the company’s clients, consultants and researchers to locate and evaluate energy sources.
We are stardust, we are golden. But data scientists could soon be finding themselves ushered out of the garden they have been enjoying for the last five years. The reason? In a down economy, companies look to cut out expensive overheads and replace them with the very automation they have been asking this function to build. David Reed explains.
Technology is to buzzwords as jam is to wasps. But don’t let the jargon put you off - underneath these terms there are innovative approaches that can help to transform your business. James Eiloart of Tableau explains why data democratisation is one such example.
Pet owners superstore Pets at Home took home the prize for Customer/CRM Success at the DataIQ Awards this summer. It displayed impressive numbers related to customer retention and brand loyalty. Matt Lawrenson and Andy Wood of Pets at Home’s marketing agency Go Inspire told Toni Sekinah what other companies can do to set up a successful loyalty programme.
Mark Powell works with baggage data at the UK’s busiest airport Heathrow, looking at ways to improve the efficiency of the handling of luggage through one of the world’s biggest transport hubs. He tells Toni Sekinah what other types of data he would love to get his hands and how light can be used to track a bag.
At the UK MotoGP at Silverstone over the August bank holiday weekend, I was fortunate to be invited to meet the Ducati team and its technology partner NetApp to find out just how important data and soft skills are at the pinnacle of motorcycle racing.