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April 5, 2018  3:03 PM

2018 is a graph-shaped year

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blogpost by Neo4j’s CEO Emil Eifrem, in which he says graph databases are about to grow up Graph technology has come a long way: from financial fraud detection in the

March 14, 2018  2:46 PM

Fourth Industrial Revolution rhetoric: mere cant?

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

Philip Hammond’s Spring statement, as UK chancellor, reached, predictably, for the rhetoric of the so-called fourth industrial revolution. Not for the first time. Whenever he gets the...


February 15, 2018  2:28 PM

Machine Learning, what is it and why should I care?

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blogpost by Luiz Aguiar, data scientist at GoCompare. We produce a massive amount of data every day. Not only that, our attitudes towards the data we produce are also changing. We’re becoming more comfortable sharing the data we produce with apps,...


February 13, 2018  3:51 PM

The data warehouse – why it’s time to stop writing its obituary and modernise your approach

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blogpost by Dave Wells, practice director, data management at Eckerson Group. If there’s one thing the IT industry is exceptionally good at it, it’s proclaiming the death of a particular technology.  In the mid 1980s industry observers sagely pronounced that


February 2, 2018  10:59 AM

How to do AI if you are not Google

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blogpost by Matt Jones, lead analytics strategist at Tessella, in which he argues companies with physical products and infrastructure cannot simply cut and paste the tech giant’s AI strategy Much written about


January 25, 2018  11:39 AM

Empowering everyone with actionable analytics

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blogpost by Arijit Sengupta, head of Einstein Discovery, Salesforce                                                                                     The business world has largely...


January 3, 2018  11:56 AM

Big data best practice means a best-of-breed approach

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blogpost by Sebastian Darrington, UK MD at Exasol The days of operating a single vendor IT software estate are behind us. Such is the pace of innovation and change, putting all your eggs in one basket simply won’t do. Businesses need the ability to mix and match,...


January 3, 2018  11:36 AM

Combining machine learning and scorecards to assess credit risk

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blogpost by Shafi Rahman, principal scientist, FICO Last year, artificial intelligence (AI) generated countless news headlines and ideas that fascinate us. Its predictive ability has been called on in a range of industries, especially in the financial sector. However,...


December 21, 2017  3:35 PM

Three things learning providers can glean from the private sector

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blog by Jayne Wilcock, curriculum and data manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council ‘Technology gives the quietest student a voice’ and few would argue with Jerry Blumengarten, the American writer and education consultant who said this. But is it time...


December 6, 2017  11:42 AM

Why not the North?

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blogpost by Ted Dunning, chief application architect, MapR Technologies. I am a foreigner to the UK. I am an engineer. These characteristics are what shaped the first impressions I had of the


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