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Next gen personalisation: let customers play?

A key challenge of personalisation (the application of analytics by retailers to identify patterns of customer behaviour to create recipes such as targeted marketing or product recommendations) is how to gather the right data about an individual customer effectively in the first place. 444 more words


Microsoft Debuts Another Wise-Cracking Chatbot

Microsoft is giving it another go at releasing experimental chatbots into the wild.

The technology giant is testing a new chatbot named Zo on the social instant messaging app Kik, according to a Monday report by technology website… 541 more words


The Curious Case Of The Chart That Didn't Bark In The Night

“Why has this performance indicator gone down three months in a row?”

Regular readers of this blog will know the answer to this question already, without any knowledge of the indicator in question, or the work being measured. 1,389 more words

Systems Thinking

Insurance quoting is made easy with Geoscape

What happens when someone requests a home insurance quote? They get asked lots of questions about their property.

This allows the insurer to determine the level of risk and accurately calculate an estimate. 357 more words


Hewlett Packard Enterprise Just Showed Off Its Experimental Data Crunching 'Machine'

Companies are generating so much data these days that many are seeking new ways to crunch it, even beyond the capabilities of today’s computers.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Monday… 402 more words


Reading: Metrics

Metrics: What counts in global health
Adams, Vincanne, editor.  Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016.

This volume evaluates the accomplishments, limits, and consequences of using quantitative metrics in global health. 73 more words


Big eight.

Thanksgiving weekend is the ‘traditional’ anniversary of BBTI, since we initially launched the site on Thanksgiving in 2008. That first weekend we had something like 300,000 hits, as word of the new reference site spread around the world. 156 more words