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July 25, 2014
PentahoWorld We’ve been busy curating compelling keynotes and general sessions for PentahoWorld that will help you develop a roadmap for scale, growth and success. Before the big reveal of all of our speakers, we wanted to give you a preview of some of the big data leaders and mavericks that will be speaking at PentahoWorld in Orlando, October 8-10. We’ve selected keynotes that are big data innovators and leaders who’ve had the vision to see the potential of big data well ahead of the curve, while our general sessions will focus on more tactical information as you work to leverage the latest technologies, solve your biggest data challenges, and get the most out of your Pentaho implementation. Preview of the First Wave of Speakers Quentin Gallivan , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pentaho Mike Olson , Chief Strategy Officer, Cloudera Christopher Dziekan , Chief Product Officer, Pentaho Mike Gualtieri , Principal Analyst, Forrester Research Michael Weiss , Sr Software Engineer, NASDAQ John Dinh , Lead Product Manager, NASDAQ Next steps for you: Check the Agenda page often as we continue to add to the agenda Make sure to register today...
July 18, 2014
Retail banks, which have been wracked by scandals relating to PPI fraud, LIBOR rigging, unpopular bonus schemes and IT failures, need to think beyond upselling and cross-selling and consider how big data analytics can repair trust and improve the whole customer experience. In the article, Montetising Big Data in Retail Banks Starts with a Better Customer Experience , Davy Nys, VP of EMEA & APAC at Pentaho shares how retail banks can achieve the ‘ Valhalla ’ of customer value pricing (CVP), or maximising the total value of a customer to a bank throughout all interactions and transactions. He explains how big data integration and analytics supports CVP in five ways: Supporting a two-way, 360-degree view Lower costs Smarter offers Customer friendly fraud detection Measuring customer sentiment Learn more about how to achieve the 'Valhalla' of CVP read the full article here and register/attend the live webinar featuring Forrester Analyst Martha Bennett on the topic: Making the Most of your Data in the Financial Sector on July 22nd at 11am GMT
July 16, 2014
Two weeks ago we launched Pentaho Business Analytics 5.1 . The new capabilities in Pentaho 5.1 support our ongoing strategy to make the hardest aspects of big data analytics faster, easier and more accessible to all. In honor of our Chief Architect, Will Gorman (also a LEGO Master Builder ), we decided to have some fun with LEGO and now present to you the LEGO explanation of new features and functionality in Pentaho 5.1: Direct Analytics on MongoDB - Unleash the value of MongoDB analytics for IT and Business Analysts with no coding required. Data Science Pack - Operationalize predictive models for R and Weka, drastically reducing data preparation time and effort. Full YARN Support - Reduce complexity for big data developers while leveraging the full power of Hadoop Visit the 5.1 landing page to learn more about this release and access resources such as videos, data sheets, customer profiles and download.
July 3, 2014
Are you caught in the World Cup craze? Two of my passions are English football and analytics (hence I’m a SE at Pentaho based in London). So when it came time for this years’ World Cup, naturally I combined my passions to analyse who is going to win and what makes a winning team? It turns out that a Big Data Analytics team in Germany tried to predict the winners based on massive data sets. Thus far three of their top five predicted teams have faltered. So what went wrong? Is Big Data not accurate? Are analytics not the answer? Fret not. Exploring their methodology, their analysis was based from only one source of data. At Pentaho, we believe that the strongest insights come from blended data. We don’t just connect to large data sets; we make connecting to all data easy, regardless of format or location. So why is my little World Copa Dashboard different (pictured above)? Its simple, intuitive and quick to create using Pentaho to access and organize the information I wanted -- taking only 15 minutes . Yes, raw data to dashboard in 15 minutes! Here...