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A small number of cutting-edge companies have effectively exploited big data’s potential. These companies have a strong focus on data gathering, recognize the potential value locked in their data, and effectively use machine learning to convert potential value into real, measurable business value. In this Advisor, we outline examples of three such companies and the way in which they utilize ML in practice.
This Executive Update focuses on surveyed organizations’ use of in-house developers versus outside specialists for blockchain development efforts as well as a general overview of open source and commercial vendor blockchain platforms.
The most exciting development coming out of the recent consumer electronics show CES 2018 is Kodak's announcement that it plans to develop a blockchain-based photographic rights and royalties management platform (KODAKOne) and accompanying cryptocurrency (KODAKCoin). The goal is to enable photographers and other agencies to take more control over how images are commercially managed and licensed.
In this Advisor, the authors demonstrate their analytical approach with a direct and practical example of using Twitter data in real time to understand the sentiments (positive or negative) of trade show participants and to gain insights from them.
The commercialization of cognitive systems is impacting both the consumer and enterprise worlds; in effect changing the way people interact with computers along with the methods for data analysis. In short, with the ability to ingest, analyze, and summarize massive data sets and facilitate self-service analytics, intelligent decision support, and smart advisory systems via the application of various artificial intelligence (AI) technologies — including natural language processing (NLP), machine learning (ML), and other intelligent reasoning capabilities — cognitive computing is starting to transform information-intensive industries.
As has been our tradition for the last several years, we've compiled the five most intriguing articles published by the Data Analytics & Digital Technologies practice this year for today's Advisor. How did we come up with this list? We chose the articles that garnered the most feedback from Cutter Members and clients and those that created controversy among Cutter Senior Consultants and Fellows.
Mobile, wearable devices support noninvasive, biometric monitoring. They are generating a wealth of data detailing important indicators of the user’s health, ranging from heart rate, respiration, and temperature to perspiration, gait, blood sugar levels, balance, grip, and more. Incorporation of data from sensor-enabled devices with other health and medical information adds a real-time capability to healthcare that has been lacking in all but the more complex medical device monitoring applications to date.
This Executive Update examines the use cases surveyed organizations indicate as being most viable for applying blockchain technology.