Data Changemakers: Ross Simson, Managing Director, Insight Republic

by Steve Parry on 03 May, 2018

Ross Simson has been Managing Director of a private consultancy for the last 15 years acting as a business consultant & interim director, with a wealth of experience across multiple industry sectors.  He specialises in a number of interconnected areas including sales and sales force automation (Telecoms), marketing and product...

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Data Changemakers: Rachael Tiffen, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton

by Guy Bradshaw on 24 April, 2018

Rachael Tiffen is Senior Manager (Financial Crime & Fraud -public and corporate) at Grant Thornton UK LLP. She is  responsible for several national strategies for tackling fraud in the public sector won the Stella Walsh Award 2017 for long term commitment to preventing fraud. Please describe a little about your...

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Mastering Big Data – An IBM Approach (Part 2)

by Clive Warwick on 28 February, 2018

Introducing IBM’s Probabilistic Matching Engine In my last post, I discussed the issues that are typically faced when trying to apply data matching techniques to big data.  This post focuses on the IBM Probabilistic Matching Engine (PME), an essential component of IBM’s Big Match product that make it a...

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Data Changemakers: Lorraine Fernandes, Principal, Fernandes Healthcare Insights

by Steve Parry on 20 February, 2018

Lorraine Fernandes has 30+ years health information management (HIM) experience as a director and consultant in both sales and marketing. She is a prolific writer and an accomplished public speaker. Recently she has had a global focus on healthcare transformation and relevant technology, including analytics and big data. She...

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Mastering Big Data – an IBM approach

by Clive Warwick on 29 January, 2018

Master Data Management & Big Data – an introduction Information professionals are, for the most part, all aware of the hype surrounding big data and, for those of us working at organisations that are running projects in this category, many will be experiencing the problems that such vast volumes...

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Data Changemakers: Vanessa Eriksson, CDO Advisor Sweden, PwC

by Steve Parry on 23 January, 2018

Vanessa Eriksson currently leads the Chief Data Officer Advisory at PwC in Sweden. She is a true first generation Chief Data Officer from Telia Company – Eurasia and later at Division X – Telia’s Global Business IoT Solutions. Vanessa is a data practitioner with 15 years of experience in Data...

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Data Changemakers: Shane Redding, Owner, Think Direct Ltd

by Kate Tickner on 16 January, 2018

Shane Redding is an expert in direct, digital and data marketing and owner of Think Direct Ltd.  She is a Senior Tutor in B2B Marketing at the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM), a B2B Council member and a past Board Member. Shane is also a non-executive director...

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Data Changemakers: Aaron Butcher, Group Head of IT, Survitec Group

by Guy Bradshaw on 09 January, 2018

Aaron Butcher is Group Director of IT at Survitec Group. He has been working in the IT industry for over 12 years, and is currently taking on a new challenge at Survitec in charge of the group IT function. A challenging mission of guiding the business through a huge...

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Data Changemakers: Sri Kanthadai, Global Insights & Data Lead, Capgemini

by Steve Parry on 28 November, 2017

Srikant (Sri) Kanthadai is the head of Capgemini’s Global Data Management practice for Insights and Data. He has over 25 years’ experience focussed on transformation of the data landscape in organisations to deliver business benefits and enable the monetisation of data assets. He enjoys the challenges current trends throw...

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Artificial Intelligence – Disillusion or Revolution?

by David Balzan on 16 November, 2017

Interest in Artificial Intelligence and related methods such as deep learning and machine learning are at an all-time high.  Our news feeds are packed with sensational articles from mainstream journalists and various click-bait titles. Back in July, Gartner’s latest annual Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 report placed deep...

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