Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Marketing

15 Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Marketing Published on June 29, 2017 on Linkedin.com by Robert Allen Editor at SmartInsights.com Mapping the most effective AI technologies for marketing across the customer lifecycle AI technology is a hot topic in marketing at the moment, but AI is a broad term covering a wide range of different technologies. Artificial intelligence means any technology that seeks to mimic human intelligence, which covers a huge range of capabilities such as voice and image recognition, machine learning techniques and semantic search. Marketers like to wax lyrical about the latest exciting technologies and bang on about AI for image recognition, speech recognition, preventing data leaks, or even targeting drones at remote communities. All well and good. But how the bloody hell Read More …

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TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM

TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM ORIGINS Published on May 2, 2017 on Linkedin.com by Endi Kustamsi FollowEndi Kustamsi Plant Improvement Section Head at PT Astra Komponen Indonesia (PT Astra Otoparts Tbk group) The following article comes directly from the online course, The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, by Dr.Jeffrey K. Liker with George Trachilis. These materials are also part of the book, Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels. The teaching objectives for this section are the following: 1.          Tell what TPS (Toyota Production System) is. 2.          Explain how most companies interpret Lean. 3.          Summarize the essence of TPS. The next exceptional person in the Toyota line, who was not in the family, was Taiichi Ohno; he turned Kiichiro Toyoda’s vision of just-in-time into a reality. He didn’t do it in one step; like Sakichi Read More …

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How to do startup pitch

Startups, your pitch is not your story Published on April 14, 2017 on linkedin.com by Debleena Roy If you ask any early stage start-up one word they dread, it’s the word – pitch. 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes. The pitch is pitched as a gateway to open doors, for investment and more. There are pitch templates that promise to show you how to build the perfect pitch to wow investors. And hence start the endless pitch runs. “What’s your investor pitch?” I believe, however, that is not the best question to start asking at the early stage. Why? For early stage companies, getting access to a market, finding customers who are willing to try their solution, confirm Read More …

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Lean Six Sigma 101 (Introduction to LSS)

Skip to main content Lean Six Sigma 101 (Introduction to LSS) – Free videos & downloads Published on August 21, 2016 on Linkedin.com by Matt Hansen from StatStuff The 1981 classic movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is a reminder of the balance we need in understanding and applying both Lean and Six Sigma. We’ll review a general introduction and distinction between Lean and Six Sigma are and dive briefly into the DMAIC method for Six Sigma. “They’re digging in the wrong place!” Spoiler alert (for anyone visiting from another planet who never saw “Raiders of the Lost Ark”): The Nazi treasure hunters got a copy of one side of Indiana Jones’ gold medallion that helps reveal the location of the ark of the covenant. Read More …

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PSD2 Infographic

Great PSD2 Infographic Published on March 9, 2017 on LinkedIn by Killian Clifford Great infographic from the European Payments Council that does a good job of explaining PSD2 at a high level. One to share with senior management :). Original article here.  Killian Clifford Banking, Payments, Digital, Fintech, Open APIs, PSD2, Financial Inclusion, SME Banking, VC Advisory, Board Member 12 articles  Don’t miss more articles by Killian Clifford Final PSD2 SCA & CSC RTS released Killian Clifford on LinkedIn For UK Fintech, PSD2 may have to wait Killian Clifford on LinkedIn How Europe’s PSD2 Regulation Could Spark a Banking Revolution Killian Clifford on LinkedIn It’s only fair to share…

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Challenger banks, a Fintech reality check

Challenger banks, a reality check Published on March 11, 2017 on LinkedIn by Peter Orlovacz Digital banking and product innovation As I watch one disruptive challenger bank to appear after another, it’s quite easy to forget that building a bank takes time. Nothing shows this better than the fact that most of the (mostly UK-based) upstarts I read about are in the works for more than a year now but most of them still have to launch. There are however, a few challengers which have quite some history (even if some of them did not get that much publicity, at least in the tech press). I wanted to see if any of them could make a difference: Fidor Bank (DE) Read More …

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R data wrangling with DPLYR: Tutorial

R data wrangling with DPLYR: Tutorial with 50 samples Published on February 8, 2017 on LinkedIn.com by Michiel Victor Coming from the world of SQL and busy learning R? This is the bridging article. Written by Deepanshu Bhalla It’s a complete tutorial on data wrangling or manipulation with R. This tutorial covers one of the most powerful R package for data wrangling i.e. dplyr. This package was written by the most popular R programmer Hadley Wickham who has written many useful R packages such as ggplot2, tidyr etc. It’s one of the most popular R package as of date. This post includes several examples and tips of how to use dplyr package for cleaning and transforming data. What is dplyr? Read More …

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Data Engineering & Data Science

Infographic: Data Engineering & Data Science Published on February 21, 2017 on LinkedIn.com  by Michiel Victor, Jake Moody If you’re interested in the field of analytics, you’ve probably heard the terms Data Engineering and Data Science, but do you know the difference? Although there has historically been considerable overlap between the two professions, they are each becoming more distinct. DataCamp created an infographic to help you understand the skills and responsibilities of each role. You’ll also get a chance to compare salaries, popular software and tools used by each, and some educational resources to help get you started! Author: Michiel Victor Data Architect | Data Analyst | Data Warehousing | Data Security | Database Performace | SQL | Reporting | Read More …

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Digital Transformation

You Only Have 40 Months to Digitally Transform Published on January 12, 2017 Kevin Benedict Senior Analyst & Thought Leader, The Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant Technology Solutions We (consumers) have all changed as a result of digital technologies and platforms. Enterprises must now follow and transform, in order to support these changes and compete. Our adoption of digital technologies produces oceans of data that are today changing the competitive landscape. Digital leaders will be those organizations that use business analytics to offer deep insights into customer behaviors, wants and needs, develop new products and services, and ultimately innovate and exploit new business opportunities. Tomorrow’s winners will need to digitally transform in order to take advantage of this data. Read More …

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