“UBS Asset Management Taps Alternative Data to Increase Alpha” – Forbes

11/22/18 – by Randy Bean – Asset management firms are in the business of managing money on behalf of institutional clients — typically pension funds and mutual funds.  They operate as … Read More »

“Allstate’s Data-Driven Business Transformation Initiative” – Forbes

11/15/18 – by Randy Bean – Like the majority of legacy firms today, Allstate Insurance, founded in 1931 as the insurance arm of Sears Roebucks, must find new ways to compete in an increasingly … Read More »

“Munich Re: How Data and AI Reduce Risk from Global Calamities” – Forbes

11/15/18 – by Randy Bean – Technology is at its most impactful when it is applied to addressing big problems. Perhaps there are no bigger problems than the occurrence of calamities, whether in the … Read More »

“A Rising Crescendo Demands Data Ethics and Data Responsibility” – Forbes

11/4/18 – by Randy Bean – Data ethics is not a subject that you would have expected to be a centerpiece of conversation among Chief Data Officers and senior business leaders in the recent past. … Read More »

“Every Company Is a Data Company” – Forbes

9/27/18 – By Jedidiah Yueh and Randy Bean – In July 2018, Facebook’s market value suffered the biggest one-day fall in US stock market history—$120 billion. After alleged election tampering … Read More »

“The State of Machine Learning in Business Today” – Forbes

9/19/18 – by Randy Bean – Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and Deep Learning are all topics of considerable interest in news articles and industry discussions these days. However, to … Read More »

“How Fannie Mae is Creating a Modern Data Environment” – Forbes

9/5/18 – by Randy Bean – It seems like it was only yesterday that a new breed of data-driven businesses arrived on the scene. In the interceding years, a number of these firms – Amazon, Apple, … Read More »

“Will Blockchain Transform Healthcare?” – Forbes

8/8/18 – by Randy Bean – The Wall Street Journal recently noted that the United States “will soon spend close to 20% of its GDP” on healthcare. While it might not be possible to address the … Read More »

“Farmers Accelerates Its Time to Impact with AI” – Forbes

8/2/18 – by Thomas H. Davenport and Randy Bean – Insurance, which is an industry made up of data, transactions, and decisions, is one of the industries that is most likely to be affected by … Read More »

“Chief Data Officers Have to Pick Their Shots” – Forbes

7/29/18 – by Thomas Davenport – Last week was the 12th annual MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium, which I attended. The MIT event was one of the first conferences to recognize … Read More »

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