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Today's selection of cuttings and submissions (updated Thurs Nov 23 2017)

25 Data & Analytics Vendors at the Forefront in 2018 Read more

'Data analytics is slowly becoming entrenched in the enterprise. Most organizations are still doing descriptive analytics (historical reporting) and their use of analytics is function-specific. In 2018, more organizations will follow the leaders and increase their levels of sophistication, using predictive and prescriptive analytics to optimize their operations. In addition, more businesses will start interconnecting function-specific analytics to get new insights into customer journeys, risk profiles, and market opportunities'. Read it

Forrester's '10 Predictions For AI, Big Data, And Analytics in 2018' Read more

A report, Predictions 2018: The Honeymoon For AI Is Over, says enterprises in 2018 will finally move beyond the hype to recognize that AI requires hard work - planning, deploying, and governing it correctly. On the positive side, it sees 'better human and machine collaboration due to improved interfaces; enhancing business intelligence and analytics solutions by moving resources to the cloud; new AI capabilities facilitating the redesign of analytics and data management roles and activities and driving the emergence of the insights-as-a-service market'. Read it

The UKs competition watchdog wants to keep up with AI and big data Read more

The Competition and Markets Authority is building a new technology team in a bid to keep up with the use of AI, big data and algorithms. The CMAs new chief executive Andrea Coscelli, said the team would consist of data scientists, computer experts and economists. 'Some companies have a lot of internal knowledge that we dont necessarily have and a lot of [technological changes] are happening very fast', added Coscelli. Read it

RECENT FEATURES from around the industry...

'How brands can use big data without creeping people out' - a cautionary note from Frances Katz at news publication The Week. 'Having so much information about potential customers at their fingertips may actually be making advertisers lazy... Instead of over-relying on big data, brands should allow it to enhance their advertising, not drive it entirely' (published 13th Nov 2017)

Beyond the Black Box in Analytics and Cognitive - Author and Professor Thomas H Davenport on the need to interpret how *some* AI / machine learning tools arrive at their decisions

Understand the anomalies too - Avi Avital, VP Customer Success at Anodot on 'Business Intelligence 2.0'

ESOMAR Big Data 2016 - a review of the Berlin conference (published Nov 30th 2016)

In the News...

Dentsu Aegis Buys Oxyma for Merkle Expansion
23/11/17
Marcoms giant Dentsu Aegis Network has agreed to buy Netherlands and Dubai-based performance marketing agency Oxyma Group, which will subsequently be integrated into its Merkle subsidiary. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. More.
New CEO for Gravity4 as Chahal Confirms Charity Focus
23/11/17
In the US, big data ad targeting firm Gravity4 has promoted Kamal Kaur to the role of Chief Executive and Chair, replacing Gurbaksh Chahal, who will now focus 100% of his time on philanthropic goals set through his not-for-profit Chahal Foundation. More.
New Funds for Marketing Analytics Firm Supermetrics
23/11/17
Helsinki, Finland-based marketing analytics company Supermetrics has raised EUR 3.5m (3.1m) in a Series A round of funding, which it will use to further develop its technology. More.

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Feature Archive / 2010-2011

Harnessing Hindsight - by Bryan Urbick of the Consumer Knowledge Centre.

Drowning in Data - by John Owen of QSR International.

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