“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”  – William Gibson. The initial years of this decade were an inflection point in business history. The determinants of business success changed irrevocably due to two major technological shifts: (a) the coming-of-age of technologies like Big Data, Cloud Computing, Social Media and Mobile…

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I’m often asked to provide advice to startups in the space of market research. With the experience of starting a market research company (which was later sold to Publicis Groupe in 2012) and now being deeply involved in heading the AI-driven research at Course5 Intelligence, I can vouch that I have seen and been part…

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In the world of business, Artificial Intelligence has started to trade hype for reality. Where the possibilities of AI were exciting to imagine, today businesses have started to use stable, robust, and sustainable forms of AI in various business processes to reduce costs and gain efficiencies. The market research industry has adopted various non-AI technologies…

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At IIeX North America this year, I was interviewed by my friend and longtime industry watcher, Jamin Brazil, about trends in the market research space. An interesting topic that came up was the question of scaling versus growth for businesses. In the past century, a lot of businesses grew big by scaling. A great example…

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From AI-driven automation to Digital Analytics-enhanced insights, the new avatar of Market Research is beginning to flaunt speedy results, minimal human dependency, and stunning agility in adapting to new research requirements. The market research world is in a state of stasis. As reported by Statista, the global market research revenue for 2016 was estimated at…

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