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How Retail and CPG can get more out of Big Data and Analytics in 2015

I am finding that most CPG and Retail executives with whom I speak are struggling to optimize their leveraging of the data they are capturing across their businesses.  The challenge arises when execs invest in new technology and “hope” that solves all their issues.  Well, as we’ve seen in the past with other business challenges, technology, alone is rarely the answer.  An article in Strategy+Business by David Meer dives into some ideas around what can help companies achieve greater success by gaining deeper insights with effective analytics.  Please take a quick read and share your thoughts here!


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IBM Worldwide Retail Industry Analytics Portfolio Marketing Manager

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Build your own wonder

Wonder-ing out of the uncanny valley The “uncanny valley” is a phrase used to describe machines or systems that at the same time appear close to human, but elect a sense of revulsion rather than wonder.  Creepy is another word that gets used.  It is an old idea (first used by a Japanese roboticist working […]

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More wonders

In my last post (“A time of wonders“) I finished on the idea that “machines like HAL or Her are referred to as super-intelligent or as strong artificial intelligence…and that most experts agree that we are probably 60 years away from being able to create systems like that, but there are many wonders available to […]

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A time of wonders

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