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Companies have typically prioritized the speed at which they implement digital transformations across their organizations to combat digital disruption. However, these promising digital transformation initiatives often lose momentum and fail to produce the broad impact needed to compete in today's world. In an annual survey of 1,200 international business leaders, Bain & Company found a growing realization among leadership teams that...
Shopper intelligence and omnichannel media provider Catalina has appointed accomplished industry veteran Sean Murphy to the role of EVP, chief data and analytics officer. As a member of the company's executive leadership team, Murphy will report to President and CEO Wayne Powers. With experience spanning the technology, media, and marketing sectors, Murphy most recently held a series of senior roles, including SVP of analytics, at...
According to a recent study by Grand View Research, Inc., the global advanced analytics market size was valued at USD 12.17 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.7% from 2021 to 2028. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the adoption of analytics across businesses as part of the efforts to ensure business continuity and process optimization. The adoption of advanced...
Expert.ai announced today the winners of the "Sentiment & Opinion Mining Natural Language API" Hackathon. From May 6 to June 22, hundreds of developers across the globe unleashed their creativity to develop or enhance existing apps by using the expert.ai NL API to identify emotions and traits within documents, chat messages, and emails as well as ascertain the overall sentiment of the text. Given that more than 80% of business data is...
MIB Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy S. Harris as Chief Financial Officer. She will join MIB's Executive Team effective today, overseeing the direction, control, and coordination of all financial activities for the organization, reporting to Brian Winikoff, MIB's President and CEO. Harris brings over 20 years of experience focused on strategic, operational, and financial leadership activities. Her previous...
Analytics platform Tableau and Forrester Consulting announced new findings from a commissioned study, The Great Data Literacy Gap: Demand for Data Skills Exceeds Supply , to help better understand the gap and what can be done to close it. While recruiters rated data literacy skills as the most important to have in the workplace, only 48% of academic institutions have data literacy skills initiatives in place. The study found that...
Stardog, an enterprise knowledge graph platform provider, announced the appointment of Yancy Oshita as chief marketing officer (CMO). With over 25 years' experience building and scaling enterprise SaaS marketing teams, including as CMO at Wimba (acquired by BlackBoard), Catchpoint, and Zags, he will be responsible for driving Stardog's marketing strategy and helping customers to take advantage of data fabric as the foundation for their...
Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, yesterday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice ("CD&R") and KKR in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.3 billion. The transaction will result in Cloudera becoming a private company and is expected to close in the second half of 2021. The Board of Directors of Cloudera (the "Board") has...
Prescryptive Health, a healthcare technology company focused on empowering consumers by improving the way healthcare is delivered, announced that Dr. Luyuan Fang has joined the leadership team as Chief AI and Data Officer. In this role, Dr. Fang will be responsible for Prescryptive's AI and Data strategy and product roadmap end-to-end. Dr. Fang was most recently Chief AI Officer and Senior VP at Change Healthcare, where she was responsible...
Catapult, a Microsoft-focused solutions and services firm that specializes in building and sustaining digital transformation and cloud-based technologies, last week launched the Modern Data Culture Learning Channel. Registrants receive access to a virtual learning channel focused on how to create a successful data-driven culture to improve their organization's performance. This free learning channel features the keynote "Turning...
Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company and owner of WebMD Health Corp., a leader in health information services for physicians and consumers, last week announced an agreement to acquire PulsePoint Inc., a technology company using real-time data to unlock and activate health insights. Internet Brands' acquisition of PulsePoint accelerates its expansion into the healthcare marketing technology space, adding enhanced programmatic and data...
JG Wentworth, a provider of financial services in the debt relief and structured settlement markets, today announced Gaurav Marballi joined the company to serve as its Senior Vice President of Analytics and Data Science. "In this new role, Gaurav will be responsible for driving and leading our data and analytics strategy across all products. He will facilitate our migration to a data and analytics focused organization, which utilizes...