TechBytes with Jafar Adibi, Head of AI and Data Science at Talkdesk

Tell us about your interaction with smart technologies like AI ML, and Automation for contact centers. AI and ML are near and dear to our hearts at Talkdesk. We have pushed AI as a layer in Talkdesk architecture where it empowers all Talkdesk products. We apply advanced Machine Learning to address practical problems in contact centers on a daily basis and try new ideas without any fear. How did you start in this space? I joined Takdesk about two years ago. My goal was two-fold 1) Make Talkdesk a totally intelligent and…

NIKE, Inc. Acquires Data Science and Demand Sensing Expert Celect

The Acquisition Accelerates Nike’s Ability to Anticipate Consumer Needs NIKE, Inc. announced it has acquired Celect, a leading retail predictive analytics and demand sensing firm based in Boston. Celect is Nike’s latest acquisition fueling its Consumer Direct Offense strategy, serving consumers personally at a global scale. “As demand for our product grows, we must be insight-driven, data optimized and hyper-focused on consumer behavior. This is how we serve consumers more personally at scale.” “With the acquisition of…

TechBytes with Pavel Dmitriev, VP of Data Science at Outreach

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Outreach.io. I'm a VP of Data Science at Outreach. My team uses Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to develop product features that help Sales reps be more productive. With more and more different tools and approaches to engage prospects, Sales reps are faced with a lot of choices and have to perform many auxiliary tasks before they can actually get to talk to customers. We use ML to remove as much of this complexity as possible -…

NJIT to Establish New Institute for Data Science

The Institute will be Directed by Distinguished Professor David Bader Continuing its mission to lead in computing technologies, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) announced that it will establish a new Institute for Data Science, focusing on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and development in all areas pertinent to digital data. The institute will bring existing research centers in big data, medical informatics and cybersecurity together with new research centers in data analytics and artificial intelligence,…

Zepl and Snowflake Bring Data Science as a Service to Cloud Data Warehouses

New partnership enables customers to analyze Snowflake data at scale in just minutes Zepl, the data science and analytics platform, and Snowflake Inc., the only data warehouse built for the cloud, announced a new partnership that enables Snowflake customers to accelerate the ROI on their machine learning and artificial intelligence investments. With Zepl's new native Snowflake integration, data science teams are able to rapidly explore, analyze and collaborate around…

Formulus Black Partners with Looker to Improve Data Science Team Productivity

Joint solution to increase query performance up to 70x for data teams to analyze, and visualize data faster than ever before Venture-backed startup Formulus Black announced it has partnered with Looker, a leading data platform company, for a joint solution to increase query performance up to 70x without complicated database migrations or changes. Formulus Black’s Forsa software, combined with Looker, allow users to analyze and visualize data at memory channel speeds. The efficiency of data teams depends on how fast…

Amazon Advertising Data Science Pioneer Teikametrics Introduces On-Demand eCommerce Analyst Services

Robust data team provides strategy, support and flexibility Teikametrics, the leading Retail Optimization Platform (ROP) helping brands and sellers optimize revenue and profitability from Amazon Advertising, announced its dramatically expanded Analyst Services capability. Quietly launched in 2018, the Teikametrics eCommerce Analyst Team currently uses leading edge data science and machine learning technology to manage more than $50 million in annual advertising investment and more than $1 billion in annual gross merchandise…

Altran expands European Data Science and AI capabilities

Altran expands European Data Science and AI capabilities Tessella strengthens European Footprint Altran, global leader in engineering and ER&D services, has established dedicated Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) teams in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany to respond to growing client demand for data analytics talent. The teams will operate as part of Tessella, Altran World Class Center for Analytics, adding to existing operations in North America, the UK and Netherlands. Pascal Brier, Executive…

IBM Infuses Db2 with AI to Bring Data Science and Database Management Under One Platform

Db2Version 11.5 Adds Drivers for Leading AI Languages to Help Ease AI App Dev with Db2 IBM announced a major upgrade to the Db2 database that is designed to enable enterprises to infuse AI and data science into their database management processes to more easily build AI into applications and gain greater insights from their data. Among the many enhancements in Db2 version 11.5, is built-in support for data science development. Through a series of newly-available drivers for multiple open source programming languages…

Sisense and Periscope Data Merge, Delivering a Unified, End-to-End Data Science and Business Intelligence Platform

The Combined Company, with over $100 Million Arr, Offers the Most Powerful Business Intelligence Technology Available to Builders of Analytic Apps, Helping Democratize Data Insights for Everyone Sisense, the leader in empowering analytic builders to simplify complex data and provide insights to everyone, announced its merger with Periscope Data, the world's leading analytics platform for cloud data professionals. Sisense delivers deep expertise in mashing up disparate data sets, building and embedding analytic apps and…

TechBytes with Ivaylo Bahtchevanov, Head of Data Science, ForgeRock

 Tell us about the role and team/technology you handle at ForgeRock. I currently head up our data science initiative, which encompasses everything from the data collection process to organizing, structuring, and storing it for later use to building and deploying Machine Learning (ML) features that augment our existing product line. Our core use cases are focused on developing and deploying predictive capabilities to improve the authentication and authorization journey. Why are B2B marketing teams steadily moving…

BlueConic Launches AI Workbench to Eliminate Operational Inefficiencies for Data Science & Marketing Teams

Integrated Solution Enables Real-Time Model Deployment Across Entire CDP Profile Database for Immediate Marketing Activation BlueConic, the world’s leading customer data platform (CDP), announced the release of its AI Workbench, which puts the power of machine learning directly in the hands of the marketing organization to enable more intelligent 1:1 customer experiences. @BlueConic, the world’s leading customer data platform (CDP), announced the release of its AI Workbench, which puts the power of machine learning…

dotData to Showcase New Version of Its Data Science Automation Platform

Version 1.4 Adds New Machine Learning Algorithms, AI-Powered Feature Engineering from Geo-Temporal Data, and Significant Enhancements in Automated Data Preprocessing and Data Collection dotData, the first and only company focused on delivering end-to-end data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, announced the availability of Version 1.4 of its dotData Data Science Automation Platform. This latest update adds significant enhancements to the platform and provides users with deeper insights,…

The Data Science Fundamentals Every Marketer Needs to Know

Data science is undeniably hot right now across industries, including marketing. But it’s hardly a fad. Rather, today’s growing incorporation of data science and scientists into the marketing organization is just the beginning of the next evolution of business. The benefits that data science can deliver to marketers are tremendous, but to realize the full impact, we need to begin bridging certain gaps in understanding. When we think about applying data science to marketing technology, we’re really talking about an…

H2O.ai Advances Leading Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms

New Innovations in H2O, AutoML and Award-Winning H2O Driverless AI Address Critical Capabilities for Customers H2O.ai, the open source leader in AI and ML, announced new and innovative capabilities for its data science and machine learning platforms, H2O, AutoML and H2O Driverless AI, to address the critical scalability and performance needs of all organizations. As part of these new capabilities, and to further the company’s mission to democratize AI, H2O.ai has added several new algorithms that address common use cases…

Synthesio to Bring Proven Ipsos Data Science to Artificial Intelligence

Synthesio's Next-Generation Social Media Intelligence to Raise Unseen Insights to the Surface, Faster Synthesio, an Ipsos company, and also the leading Social Media Intelligence Suite, announced the plans for its next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine. The project will combine Synthesio’s AI technology with Ipsos’ data science. The combination will power upcoming Synthesio capabilities to help users find insights faster, remove guesswork, and make informed business decisions across a variety of use cases.…

Data Science Journal Delivers Cutting Edge Content to Take Marketing to Next Level

I-COM’s latest output, titled Frontiers of Marketing Data Science Journal, boasts nine diverse and impactful papers focused on the most exciting challenges faced by the industry. Through in-depth analysis, case studies and research from industry leaders it provides solutions and content aimed at those individuals working at the cutting edge of marketing and advertising. Supported by Catalina, who helps leading CPG brands influence behavior by personalising the path to purchase, the Frontiers of Marketing Data Science…

InMoment Appoints Gary King, Harvard Researcher & Data Science Luminary to Board of Directors

Distinguished Harvard Faculty Member Brings Extraordinary Combination of Academic Credentials, Data Science Acumen, and Entrepreneurial Success InMoment, the top customer experience (CX) intelligence platform, announced that Gary King, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts on deriving deep meaning from human data, has joined the company’s board of directors, bringing his renowned expertise to the world of CX. “Traditional surveys aren’t always the ideal data collection method to understand all types of human…

The Anatomy of Sales Decisions: Blending Data Science and Behavioral Science to Accelerate Sales Results

To learn more about decision-making in enterprise organizations, attend Anaplan CEO Frank Calderoni’s Dreamforce speaking session on Tues, Sep 25, at 1pm. In the world of sales, decisions are everything. What to sell, where to sell, how to sell: the future of our organizations, as well as the success of our employees, depends on how we decide (and re-decide) these questions, every day. Read More: Connected TV for CTV: Fresh Insights from DMEXCO 2018   For years, sales leaders have based decisions on experience and…

Meltwater Launches Data Science Platform Fairhair.ai to Tame Real-Time Market Signals Found in World’s Online Data

AI-powered platform democratises analytics of forward-looking indicators based on insights from the outside, known as Outside Insight In the quest to become data-driven, companies are increasingly investing in Business Intelligence software to gain a competitive advantage. Yet the insights generated by those tools are mostly fuelled by data from within a company’s walls, instead of the real-time market signals found externally online – from consumer opinions to corporate filings. This outside data can unlock key indicators…