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Using AI to Optimize Pricing

In this contributed article, Sylvain Rougemaille PhD, Price Optimizer Product Manager, and Gabriel Smith, Chief Evangelist and Vice President of Innovation, at Pricefx, discuss how AI as applied to pricing must be transparent, defensible and pragmatic with proven ways to help sales win more business and increase deal size. It is also not a “one size fits all” problem, so the models must reflect the insight of the management team in order to be most effective.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/29/2020

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Artificial Intelligence Startups Raised $61.6bn in Total Funding, a 35% Jump in a Year

As the algorithms and data-driven methods continue to develop, venture capitalists are becoming more interested to invest in artificial intelligence startups providing the most beneficial solutions. According to data gathered by BuyShares.co.nz, the total amount of funds AI startups raised over time reached $61.6bn in the second quarter of 2020, a 35% increase in a year.

To Drive Revenue, Focus on Where your Data is Going

In this special guest feature, Christopher Caen, CEO at PixelTitan, discusses how companies have to realize the goal for understanding effective use of their corporate data is knowing not where it is created, but where it is going. In order to do this, executives have to move away from a mindset of “who” owns the data (where the data is) to “how it’s going to be utilized/consumed.

Video Highlights: Accelerating the ML Lifecycle with an Enterprise-Grade Feature Store

Our friend Mike Del Balso, the co-founder and CEO of Tecton who created the Uber Michelangelo machine learning platform, and customer Geoff Sims, a Principal Data Scientist at Atlassian, gave the talk below at the recent Spark + AI Summit.

The Impact of Data Science On Customer Intelligence, Space Strategy and Supply Chain Optimization

In a new white paper recently released, “The Impact of Data Science On Customer Intelligence, Space Strategy and Supply Chain Optimization”, 84.51° explains how this innovative data science has become embedded- specifically in three of its missions: Customer Intelligence, Space Strategy and Supply Chain Optimization.

Interview: Bernie Wu, Head of Business Development, MetalSoft

I recently caught up with Bernie Wu, Head of Business Development at MetalSoft, to address core industry trends like the evolution within companies where integrated technologies from Big Data to AI are driving entirely new ways for how businesses operate and how these leaps impacting their infrastructures and workload and where he sees the next generation of computing heading.

The Impact of Data Science On Customer Intelligence, Space Strategy and Supply Chain Optimization

In a new white paper recently released, 84.51° explains how this innovative data science has become embedded- specifically in three of its missions: Customer Intelligence, Space Strategy and Supply Chain Optimization. 

Analyze-then-Store: The Journey to Continuous Intelligence

In this technical blog for data architects by our friends over at Swim, we learn how to design modern real-time data analytics solutions. It explores key principles and implications of event streaming and streaming analytics, and concludes that the biggest opportunity to derive meaningful value from data – and gain continuous intelligence about the state of things – lies in the ability to analyze, learn and predict from real-time events in concert with contextual, static and dynamic data.

How Modern Active/Active Data Infrastructures Unlock Digital Transformation

In this special guest feature, Srini Srinivasan, Founder and Chief Product Officer at Aerospike, begins by discussing the limitations of an ACTIVE-PASSIVE data infrastructure approach. He’ll then explain how an ACTIVE-ACTIVE approach works, along with an example, and the technical and business transformation benefits it delivers.