Jason Burns IBM on GDPR Readiness

Jason Burns from IBM shares the international tech company’s five-part framework for GDPR, which has evolved from valuable lessons learned in privacy and security. At IBM, we’ve established a global readiness programme tasked with identifying the key impacts of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) across IBM’s business, and preparing IBM’s internal processes and commercial …Read More

Spinning up a better Market Segmentation

“The Brompton (folding bike) is a personal transport solution, allowing people to rethink and vary and adapt their journeys at will; their Brompton sets them free from the constraints imposed by the combustion engine, city planners, the weather, public transport administrators, bike thieves and countless other layers of complexity” (Brompton Bikes website) A common problem …Read More

Machine Learning

From Analyst to Machine Learning Specialist

About one and a half years ago I ventured into the wonderful world of data science. Today I’m working full time with Machine Learning (ML) at Google. Here’s a brief story of my journey of going from a traditional analyst to an analyst working with ML and some learnings I made along the way. I …Read More

Your next predictive analytics venture will fail

Here at Presidion we have been providing consultancy services to help organisations implement predictive analytics projects for more than 20 years. As a core part of our business, we’ve seen how people and projects work in a wide variety of industries, with applications in both B2C and B2B markets. What we’ve seen and learned over …Read More

UX in Interactive Dashboard Design (by Karolina Coates – Sonalake)

A good proportion of the software we develop at Sonalake generates or processes large volumes of data. Server telemetry, IoT device activity, social media metrics, open data sources, clickstream data, content analytics – the list goes on. The sheer volume of available data can be overwhelming. In reality though, this is a great problem to …Read More

‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat..’

It’s a little over 18 months since we launched the Analytics Institute as a Professional Membership organisation for the Analytics and Data Science sector. It’s been an amazing journey so far. I had little idea just how enthusiastic, committed and engaged the sector is here in Ireland. It has been genuinely overwhelming. Every where we …Read More

Can GDPR inspire a new age of data responsibility and insight?

I was lucky enough to attend the Analytics Institute Inspire event on Friday 10th March last in the Chartered Accountants Ireland. We were treated to talks by Dr Georgiana Ifrim (machine learning for social media), Max Cottica (managing data analytics), John Thompson (GDPR) and Logan Deans (the process of innovation). Reflecting on the talks I …Read More

DeepMind .. ready to blow your mind !

Some concepts are just complex, we grasp them at the edges, but it’s really hard to fully understand or appreciate the implications or impacts. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be a bit like that at times, but one AI story really seemed to catch public attention like no other and it was the success of DeepMind’s AlphaGo …Read More