Category Archives: Data Analytics

The Power of Predictive Insights

With access to more data than ever, we now have the tools to harness it to optimize strategy. From acquiring new customer relationships, to tailored messaging, to increased customer retention [case study] predictive insights help businesses make data-driven decisions. What is predictive analytics? What if you could use data like a secret superpower to help you

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Fintech and Financial inclusion

Fintech entrepreneurs tackle financial inclusion in Africa

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) have been engines of growth in countries around the world. Last month, there was news from Lagos, Nigeria, that a new online financial services platform – Lidya – will be offering loans and banking services to small businesses across Africa. This is a major step forward for global financial inclusion.

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Leverage social media complaints to improve customer experience

Today’s strategic business agenda needs to center on customer experience. A core part of that is paying close attention to customer needs and resolving problems quickly – and social media plays a key role. By leveraging vast amounts of customer feedback on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, companies can gain insight into how to

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Upset customer

5 signs you don’t have a customer-centric culture (and what to do about it)

Everyone’s talking about customer experience, yet a surprising number of companies are a long way from operating like a well-oiled customer-centric machine. Even if your business has good intentions, some common themes may be rippling through your organization that are holding you back. Five signs you don’t have a customer-centric culture, and how to get

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A Sneak Peek Into This Year’s Text Analytics World Chicago, June 21-22

Every year, leaders in the field gather at Text Analytics World to discuss practical solutions, new approaches, and the most interesting applications of text analytics. This year’s conference will take place June 21-22, 2016 at Hilton Chicago, and is open to professionals interested in expanding their capacities in big data and analytics. This year’s program

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Fintech Innovation: Top Trends from Finovate Spring 2016

Some of the top companies in fintech are gathered for the Spring Finovate conference in San Jose. We’ll be blogging live from the 2-day event, covering over 72 companies. We expect to see innovations in mobile, security, analytics, customer experience, and more. As usual, the hall is filling up fast and attendance is expected to

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How Big Data can help CMOs gain competitive edge

Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) face the challenge of adapting to a multitude of new marketing channels. Traditional venues like TV, radio, and print media are no longer capturing audiences the way they once did. Consumers increasingly rely on social media networks for advice and referrals about products and services, and handle much of their commerce

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