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Interview: Ashok Reddy, Chief Executive Officer, KX

I recently caught up with Ashok Reddy, CEO of KX to discuss how his company’s work in the area of real-time analytics. more specifically, using AI and machine learning to provide insights for making better decisions quickly is one of the most exciting spaces in technology today. Increasingly, machine data from sensors and IoT, and AI and ML are influencing this strategic shift we’re seeing toward real-time forecasts and recommendations.

Interview: Dr. Susan Hura, Chief Design Officer at Kore.ai

I recently caught up with Dr. Susan Hura, Chief Design Officer at Kore.ai to discuss the bank-end work that goes into developing an intuitive conversational AI-supported chatbot. She’ll also dispel some of the myths behind developing and introducing a CAI-empowered chatbot into a business’s digital platform. Whether used out-of-the-box or customized, a chatbot’s design plays a more strategic role than one might think and requires an immense amount of human input to create.

MLOps | Is the Enterprise Repeating the Same DIY Mistakes?

In this contributed article, Aaron Friedman, VP of Operations at Wallaroo.ai, discusses why hiring data scientists isn’t the answer to unlocking ML value (especially at a time when finding qualified candidates is harder than ever).

Databricks Announces Major Contributions to Flagship Open Source Projects

Databricks announced that the company will contribute all features and enhancements it has made to Delta Lake to the Linux Foundation and open source all Delta Lake APIs as part of the Delta Lake 2.0 release. In addition, the company announced MLflow 2.0, which includes MLflow Pipelines, a new feature to accelerate and simplify ML model deployments. Finally, the company introduced Spark Connect, to enable the use of Spark on virtually any device, and Project Lightspeed, a next generation Spark Structured Streaming engine for data streaming on the lakehouse. 

Don’t Call It A “Data Product” Unless It Meets These 5 Requirements

In this special guest feature, Barr Moses, Co-founder and CEO of Monte Carlo, believes data products can transform an organization’s ability to be data-driven as long as they meet 5 key requirements. Data products can transform an organization’s ability to be data-driven, as long as they are implemented correctly and in good faith.

If You Are Relying Mostly On Hadoop to Meet Your Regulatory Compliance Needs, Your Company Could Be in Trouble

In this special guest feature, Stefan Pracht, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, Axellio, says that although Hadoop may be a strong solution for the big-and-fast data issue, it is becoming constrained by conventional server designs in a world in which institutions are having to deal with billions of records per day. Organizations may significantly reduce the expenses and equipment required to conduct these critical activities by using a server platform that utilizes a high-density, all-NVMe SSD-based appliance as the basis of the solution.  It should be considered as a viable alternative to a Hadoop-only solution architecture.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data for Finance (Part 3)

[SPONSORED CONTENT] This insideBIGDATA technology guide co-sponsored by Dell Technologies and AMD, “insideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data for Finance,” provides direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively across a few distinct areas in today’s financial service institutions (FSI) climate.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data for Finance (Part 2)

This insideBIGDATA technology guide co-sponsored by Dell Technologies and AMD, insideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data for Finance, provides direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively across a few distinct areas in today’s financial service institutions (FSI) climate.

Interview: Prat Moghe, CEO of Cazena

I recently caught up with Prat Moghe, CEO of cloud data lake leader Cazena to get his take on how getting off the ground with cloud data lakes continues to be a major frustration for enterprises. We’re seeing such deployments taking at least six months and millions of dollars of annual spend for in-house development and management. There’s got to be a better way. Gartner has estimated the failure rate of big data projects as high as 80%. What can you do about companies that stubbornly hang on to legacy data strategies, using analytics/BI approaches that put them ever-more behind competitors who are modernizing their data stack with AI/ML/etc? In this interview, we’ll get some valuable perspectives for you to follow in accelerating your time-to-analytics.

Interview: Unlocking Audience Understanding with NLP AI

I recently caught up with Andrea Vattani, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Spiketrap, to explore the path forward for brands looking to unlock true understanding of their audiences and their communications in the context of the world. Only two months into 2021 and nearing our second year of the pandemic, consumer behavior has changed rapidly and will continue to evolve as we adapt to new ways of life. So, how can brands keep a pulse on their shifting audiences this year and beyond?