Small businesses and start-up can get in on the AI action that may seem to be the domain of the tech giants. This was the view of DataJavelin’s Philip Rooney who made this claim to a room full of entrepreneurs and small business owners at a workshop. Toni Sekinah reports.
Consumers are far more fickle, experimental and granular than ever. To move faster and predict their buying trends more accurately, businesses need to embrace new innovations in data analytics. Andrew Appel of IRI explains why.
Marketplace for driving data, wejo, is connecting those that have it with those who need it. The company states that by joining up supply and demand, it is helping to save lives, reduce congestion and emissions, and create a better all-round driving experience. Toni Sekinah hears from wejo’s Steve Pimblett.
Cathy O’Neil is the author of the seminal book Weapons of Math Destruction, a book detailing how algorithms can deliver and amplify negative outcomes to the most vulnerable people in society. In a presentation at Teradata Universe, she talked about the concept of an ethical matrix and how these could objectively assess the positive and negative impact of algorithms on their stakeholders.
Meha Nelson is the winner of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Award, one of three awards given to organisations and participants of the Open Data Institute’s Data Pitch accelerator. She told Toni Sekinah how GDPR affected the collection of data for Predina, the accident prediction company she co-founded, and how data is used to avoid collisions.
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.
Yasmeen Ahmad, of Teradata, began her data career with a PhD in proteomics data. She tells Toni Sekinah about being a role model for women in data, the different attitudes to regulation in Europe and the US and why she is so excited by the prospect of personalised medicine.
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.
Sporting Group generates prices for fixed-odds bet pricing for its B2B clients and offers its retail customers the opportunity to do spread betting. Peter Wallis of Sporting Group spoke to Toni Sekinah about the technology and data behind these high-stakes numbers.