18 links in this week’s post: 8 articles (on AI, ML, data science, analytics, and data quality), 7 company updates (by Ascend, Tableau, Synaptics, Uberflip, Matillion, Talend, BigID, MongoDB, Trifacta, and Accenture), and 3 Capital Raise Announcements (by Hightouch, Anomalo, and OpenSensors).
What IT Leaders Expect from AI, ML in 2021. At the end of each year, eWEEK posts observations from IT thought leaders about what they think we should all expect in the coming year — new products, innovative services, trends to look for, and so on.
Comments in this article by: Florian Douetteau, CEO and co-founder of Dataiku, Christine Boles, VP, IoT Group and GM, Industrial Solutions Division, Intel, Marianna Tessel, CTO of Intuit, Joe Jensen, VP, IoT Group and GM, Retail/Banking/Hospitality/Education, Intel, Robert Prigge, CEO of Jumio, Joe Jensen, VP, IoT Group and GM, Retail, Banking, Hospitality & Education, Intel, CEO Jeff Catlin and Chief Scientist Paul Barba, Lexalytics, Alex Quach, VP and GM, Wireline and Core Network, Intel, Ryohei Fujimaki, Founder and CEO of dotData, Cristina Rodriguez, VP and GM, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel, Reggie Yativ, COO and CRO, Agora Inc., Sameer Sharma, GM, Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation, Intel, Torsten George, cybersecurity evangelist, Centrify, and Stacey Shulman, VP, IoT Group and GM, Health, Life Sciences and Emerging Technologies, Intel.
Why it’s a great time to be a data scientist at a big company. One of the common characteristics among longstanding companies that have managed to survive and thrive in the age of constantly evolving technologies is the correct use of data science, data engineering, and machine learning.
Comments in this article by: Bas Tijsma, Senior Engineer and Manufacturing IT expert at Philips, Priyaranjan Dhar, Talent Intelligence Data Scientist at Philips, Karthik AV, Senior Manager and Data Scientist at Philips, and Lena Jaschke, Competency Consultant in the Software Center of Excellence at Philips.
A Hitchhiker’s Guide to AI in Business. The moment AI enthusiasts have been raving about for years is almost here — soon, AI will be ubiquitous. Yet many businesses are slow to the punch. Article by Pawel Stopczynski, R&D Director of VAIOT.
4 basic steps in implementing an AI-driven design workflow. Johanna Pingel, product marketing manager at MathWorks, provided a walkthrough of the AI-driven system design workflow during a talk with EDN.
ECS Tech’s Aaron Burciaga on Next-gen AI, Machine Learning. ECS is making “incredible” headway in helping its customers in the areas of data analytics, artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning, and is especially focused on the sensors that collect information from far field.
That’s according to Aaron Burciaga, senior director of artificial intelligence and analytics at ECS Tech, who sat down with WashingtonExec to discuss AI and machine learning trends and future advancements, internally and industrywide.
Alteryx: Data analytics, automation to dominate 2021. Abboud Ghanem, Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Alteryx shares the company’s outlook for 2021 and guidance to help decision-makers better strategise and leverage technology to suit individual business requirements.
Augmented Analytics, the Remedy for Too Much Data. By adopting an augmented approach to analytics, businesses will finally be able to make use of the rich, wide data they collect changing “too much data” from a problem to a real opportunity. Article by Peter Bailis, founder and CEO of Sisu, the fastest and most comprehensive augmented analytics platform for structured data.
Demystifying the Difference Between Data Integrity & Data Quality. In this special guest feature, Amy O’Connor, Chief Data and Information Officer at Precisely, believes that while many use the terms data integrity and data quality interchangeably, there are some important differences between the two that must be kept in mind.
Ascend Unveils Flex-code Data Connectors for Rapid Data Ingestion. “Analytics, machine learning pipelines, and business intelligence dashboards generate the most excitement and attention in today’s data world, but the basic work of data ingestion and unification still adds major delays and complexity to the majority of projects.” said Sean Knapp, CEO and founder of Ascend.io.
“Data ingestion is a major hurdle for many organizations today, requiring significant time and resource investment from already strapped data teams. As a small team working to ship lots of huge features, it is critical to maximize engineering productivity,” said Zach Gray, founder and CEO at Flare Build Systems, a Bazel-focused SaaS, training, and consulting company and Ascend.io partner.
Tableau 2020.4 Features New Browser-Based Data Preparation. In a media statement about the release, Tableau Chief Product Officer Francois Ajenstat said “Tableau Prep has taken the tedious task of data preparation and made it accessible to anyone by making it easy, visual, and direct. Now anyone can access, build, and edit their data flows directly in the browser from anywhere, putting full data preparation capabilities in the hands of anyone in the organization.”
Synaptics Expands into Low Power Edge AI Applications with New Katana Platform. “The combination of Synaptics’ ultra-low-power silicon and Eta Compute’s power- and cost-optimized software will become a catalyst for customer innovation,” said Dr. Ted Tewksbury, CEO of Eta Compute. “Together, the optimized solution will enable the proliferation of AI edge inferencing in a wide range of existing applications, as well as new applications that were never thought to be possible.”
Uberflip Reduces Data Prep from Five Weeks to One Day, Achieves Near Real-Time Product Data Analysis with Matillion ETL for Snowflake. “Uberflip uses a lot of data from multiple sources within our business to serve the needs of our internal and external stakeholders. Our team needed an intuitive solution that required only one full-time data engineer to implement and manage,” said Greg Achenbach, VP of product at Uberflip.
“Faster time to value is critical for high-growth companies looking to monetize their data. The ability to help end users turn insights into action and fuel innovation proves to be a competitive advantage for enterprises looking to gain and retain customers,” said Matthew Scullion, CEO at Matillion.
Talend Opens Second Cloud Data Center in Europe to Support Stitch Customer Growth. “We are extremely proud to announce that our newest European Data Centre is now open for business, exclusively for Stitch customers,” said Gareth Vincent, SVP of Sales EMEA, Talend. “Today, data is at the heart of everything we do,” says Guillaume Porquier, Information Systems Director, at children’s fashion retailer, Tape à l’œil.
BigID and MongoDB Deliver Scalable Data Intelligence. “Our strategic partnership with BigID will allow our customers to meet their enterprise data requirements and leverage MongoDB Atlas or MongoDB Enterprise Advanced. BigID’s approach to data privacy, security, and governance is innovative and we’re excited to support our joint customers.” said Sarah Branfman, VP, Partners at MongoDB.
“We’re thrilled to partner with MongoDB and offer our joint customers more powerful solutions to manage, protect, and scale their data.” said Will Murphy, VP, Business Development & Alliances.
Trifacta Teams with Accenture to Streamline Data Preparation for Life Sciences Companies. “Cloud Dataprep will play a critical role in making sure the data that fuels analysis is correctly prepared and accessible,” said Bob Cole, managing director, INTIENT product engineering and delivery lead at Accenture. “We are thrilled to be working with Accenture to help them drive life science companies’ efforts to deliver better patient outcomes,” said Adam Wilson, CEO of Trifacta.
Capital Raise Announcements
Hightouch raises $2.1M to help businesses get more value from their data warehouses. The round was led by Afore Capital and Slack Fund, with a number of angel investors also participating.
Comments in this article by: HighTouch co-founders Kashish Gupta, Josh Curl and Tejas Manohar.
Anomalo nabs $5.95 million for AI data validation tools. First Round Capital and Foundation Capital participated in the seed funding round. Anomalo founders Elliot Shmukler and Jeremy Stanley met at Instacart, where they were head of growth and VP of data science, respectively.
OpenSensors raises £3m to make workplaces COVID safe. Yodit Stanton, CEO and founder of OpenSensors, commented: “There is a real opportunity for humanity to rethink how we use the physical world with sustainability in mind as well as making the design of workplaces better for people using them.
Scott Sage, Partner at investor Crane Venture Partners added: “With data insights, real-world usage and known customer references, OpenSensors has all the ingredients to become a trusted advisor and solutions provider throughout COVID-19 and the immediate recovery, as well as supporting the shift towards more flexible working that COVID-19 has accelerated.”
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