A new customer survey approach that requires only two open-ended questions provides customer insights that are comparable to a longer, more traditional customer survey. This ...
A study of 80+ companies showed that analytical leading companies (those who use analytics to gain a competitive advantage), more so than analytical lagging companies, ...
I’m all for helping educate the world about the power of data and analytics. I believe that the power of data science can help businesses ...
Our world of Big Data is defined by the quantification of everything. In order to make sense of all the data around us, we need ...
Retention marketing is about preventing your valuable customers from churning. Reducing customer churn requires you to know two things: 1) which customers are about to churn and 2) which remedies will keep them from churning. In this paper, I show you how marketers can improve their customer retention efforts by 1) integrating disparate data silos […]
The devastating impact of natural disasters can be measured in human suffering, loss of life and economic impact. It is estimated that 2.5 million people have been directly affected by natural disasters since 2000. Additionally, natural disasters have had an economic impact of $1.3 trillion since 2003. Even though natural events such as floods, earthquakes […]
I was interviewed by IBM to share my thoughts on a topic related to data science about which I’m passionate: How do we know what we know and, once we know it, how do we know it’s the truth? IBM turned that interview into a comic strip (see below) and I summarize my points in this […]
Microsoft’s Imagine Cup student competition was held this week in Seattle (read about Day 1 and Day 2). On Day 3 of the competition, the set of judges awarded the championship title to smartARM, a robotic hand prothetic that uses a camera embedded in its palm to recognize objects and calculate the most appropriate grip […]
It’s day 2 of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, a global competition that empowers young computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology and quantitative skills to create applications that improve the world in which we live. They just announced the recipients of the three Imagine Cup Awards and the […]
I’m attending the Microsoft Imagine Cup, a global competition that empowers young computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology and quantitative skills to create applications that improve the world in which we live. This year’s event is the 16th annual event that includes 49 teams from around the […]
Business leaders understand the advantage of using the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to stay ahead of their competitors. However, understanding the power of AI is a lot different than actually successfully implementing it in companies. For example, in 2017, Gartner estimated that Big Data projects have a success rate of only 15%. […]
In today’s subscription-based economy, customers are no longer trapped in long-term contracts; instead, they are able to jump to competitors easily when they become dissatisfied with their current vendor. Consequently, many subscription-based and SaaS companies are turning to the practice of Customer Success to retain their customers. Customer Success is the function in a company […]