We live in a time when Risk and Compliance have become an integral part of an organization’s supply chain. The kind of uncertainties, vulnerabilities, and disruptions today’s modern organizations are facing demands smarter risk management to not only control the financial losses due to production downtimes or recalls but also for protecting the critical intellectual…

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I am excited for our audience at Course5 Compass: Digital Takes Center Stage to hear from James Oliver. James has been in the analytics industry for nine years, with stints at Comcast, Technorati, The RealReal, and currently Rakuten Rewards, where he is Director of Data Empowerment and Analytics. One interesting fact about James is that…

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I am excited that Leah Weiss and Gabi Steele from Data Culture have agreed to speak at Course5 Compass on May 14th. Leah and Gabi started Data Culture to help companies solve big problems using data and to build lasting data cultures. I saw them present at a Forrester conference in Austin last November about…

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I am really excited that Brent Dykes has agreed to speak at Course5 Compass on May 14th. We are surrounded by data today and Brent helps us make better use of it all by showing us how we can use data to be more effective storytellers. He has a passion for helping companies become more…

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As I thought about who we would want to have speak at Course5 Compass, I wanted to be sure to include someone who is in the middle of using data to solve really meaty problems, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I quickly landed on Alex Robertson. Alex is VP of Enterprise Data…

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One of the great things about the Course5 Compass virtual event is the diversity of presenters we have assembled. We have practitioners, solution providers, a Forrester analyst and members of the academic community. I am pleased to share today a conversation I had recently with Elea Feit, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Drexel University’s LeBow…

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Adoption of digital channels, analytics and applied AI techniques to connect with customers has grown at a rapid pace over the last two plus decades. But for many businesses, legacy interactions via physical stores and broadcast media have remained the overwhelming portion of their sales. Yes, digital influences purchases made in stores. And who hasn’t…

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By 2019, Machine Learning (ML) moved from a state of hype to having several tangible use cases, especially in the B2B space, resulting in increased customer trust and belief. ML has today become one of the most sought after technologies across all industry verticals and horizontals. This switch has mainly occurred because of the increased…

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As a society, we all are on a transformation journey right now. In the last year alone, we had the trade war between China and the United States, protests in Hong Kong, and various climate change events, which created unforeseen problems. Just a few weeks ago, we all were living our usual busy lives. Now,…

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“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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