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Health Care Analytics Case Competition

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 novembre 2019

The name in the first paragraph, the third paragraph and the photo caption is corrected to read: Ozgur Cetinok (instead of: Ozguk Cetinok).The corrected release reads:The student team of Ozgur Cetinok, Leah Kelly, and Erica Millwater from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has won the $30,000 First Place prize in the Humana-Mays Health Care Analytics 2019 Case Competition sponsored by health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
Over 1,300 masters level students representing over 80 major universities in the U.S. registered for the national competition to compete for $52,500 in total prizes. The third annual competition was open to all accredited educational institutions based in the United States. Full-time and part-time master’s students from accredited Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Information Systems, Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration programs, or other similar master’s programs in business, healthcare, or analytics, were eligible to enter.Ozgur Cetinok, Leah Kelly, and Erica Millwater received the top prize following a presentation Thursday, Nov. 14 to an executive panel of judges at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School’s CityCentre Houston location. The Second Place prize of $15,000 was awarded to Saurabh Annadate and Tanya Tandon from Northwestern University, while the Third Place prize of $7,500 was presented to Hong Gao, Shuyu Wang and Jie Yang from New York University (NYU). The analytics case received by the students was designed to be multi-faceted and complex, similar to a real-world business problem. This year’s competition focused on chronic pain and the treatment of this condition through long-term opioid therapy, which has increased dramatically over the past two decades. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 1 in 4 patients receiving long-term opioid therapy in a primary care setting will struggle with opioid disorder. Using de-identified data, the students were asked to predict long-term opioid therapy post initial treatment. The goal is to identify patients at risk for continued long-term use of opioid therapies allowing for early intervention.

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Prosper Insights & Analytics announced the launch of a new AWS based audience creation platform

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 20 ottobre 2019

that recognizes quality data is the only solution to overcome the significant media waste marketers are experiencing due to poor quality data. The new service called the Prosper Model Factory is the result of 8 years of research and development by Prosper with additional testing and validation done by Dr. Martin Block of The Medill School at Northwestern. Both Block and Dr. Don Schultz also published and presented the findings at several global advertising conferences. The combined effort proved that highly accurate audience models could be developed without using PII in any part of the process thus eliminating the need for cookie-based models.The service unifies Prosper’s unique, accurate and predictive consumer data with the AWS SageMaker advanced analytic development platform. The result is marketers and data scientists can now rapidly create bespoke models on SageMaker by aggregating their own first party data with Prosper’s rich consumer data via a virtual clean room.“In the post privacy world of GDPR and imminent CCPA, cookies enabled impressions are quickly becoming toxic for marketers,” said Gary Drenik, CEO of Prosper. “In addition to negative reputational consequences for advertisers, cookie based models have fostered today’s new digital privacy ecosystem,” said Drenik. “However, Prosper’s new Model Factory service benefits both marketers and consumers. Marketers can develop accurate models while respecting consumers’ privacy. Marketers can now ditch toxic cookies and develop accurate 100% privacy compliant models that never include any PII at any point of their development.”Prosper’s unique 1st party anonymous data powers predictive models across numerous industries ranging from buy and sell side data scientists, the world’s largest retailers, marketing firms, financial institutions, and large digital marketers. Prosper’s data has also been used by the NRF when communicating consumer trends and seasonal shopping expectations for over 16 years. Last year, Prosper and Acxiom expanded their partnership to create powerful predictive audiences.
Marketers who do not wish to have their own bespoke models developed can easily license any of the hundreds of models available off the shelf from the Prosper Model Factory. Current model categories include Health Care, Retail Behaviors, Automotive, Lifestyle, Financial Services and Beverages. Prosper will be adding hundreds of new models every month. Recent additions include unique models for US political marketers and for the China Consumer market. Click to view Models Available.

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Analytics Insight Announces ’40 Under 40 Innovators’ in 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 agosto 2019

The 40 Under 40 Innovators list recognizes some of the world’s exceptionally talented technologists whose innovations are transforming industries globally. These leaders are disrupting the world around them with their extraordinary vision and leadership quality.
The list includes C-level executives, entrepreneurs, inventors and pioneers in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cyber Security, IoT, SaaS, Computer Vision, NLP and Cloud. Their innovations are significantly recognized in industries ranging from BFSI, Automotive, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, Transportation, Software and Services to Energy and Resources, among others. Ashish Sukhadeve, Editor-in-Chief of Analytics Insight, said, “The innovators chosen reflect the best under 40 in the industry. They hold extensive experience and influence in data and technology and their innovations are redesigning the future of businesses worldwide”.

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Quinta conferenza internazionale su Data Science e Advanced Analytics

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 settembre 2018

Torino Da lunedì 1° ottobre a giovedì 4 ottobre, Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo/Unione Industriale alcuni tra i maggiori esperti al mondo in quest’area di ricerca si riuniranno a Torino per partecipare a IEEE DSAA 2018, quinta conferenza internazionale su Data Science e Advanced Analytics. Dopo Shanghai (2014), Parigi (2015), Montreal (2016) e Tokyo (2017), sarà dunque il capoluogo piemontese a ospitare uno degli appuntamenti più attesi nel calendario internazionale degli eventi dedicati alla scienza dei dati. Organizzata dalla Fondazione ISI di Torino, con la main partnership di Intesa Sanpaolo, IEEE DSAA 2018 confermerà la sua storica natura interdisciplinare, coinvolgendo centinaia di scienziati, ricercatori, informatici ed esperti specializzati in diversi campi. A Torino saranno presentate e discusse le ultime novità in materia di intelligenza artificiale e scienza dei network, cybersecurity e analisi economica, Data Mining e Data Science for Social Good, offrendo un luogo di incontro, confronto e dialogo tra il mondo della ricerca, dell’industria e del policy-making.
Ad aprire IEEE DSAA 2018, lunedì 1° ottobre, sarà una novità: l’Industrial Day, una giornata di incontri, lectio, tavole rotonde e approfondimenti sulle applicazioni industriali della Data Science organizzata presso il Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo (Corso Inghilterra 3, Torino) in collaborazione con Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center.Il Direttore Generale di Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Mario Costantini, introdurrà la giornata e presenterà l’Innovation Center Artificial Intelligence Laboratory realizzato in collaborazione con Fondazione ISI, al servizio sia delle società del Gruppo sia di realtà esterne.“Il nuovo Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center Lab che annunciamo oggi, dedicato all’intelligenza artificiale, rappresenta un momento fondante nel percorso di raggiungimento dell’eccellenza nella ricerca applicata che ci vede orgogliosamente in partnership con la Fondazione ISI del professor Mario Rasetti” – ha dichiarato Maurizio Montagnese, presidente dell’Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. “Questo nuovo Lab, che sta già attirando ricercatori da tutto il mondo, dimostra la centralità di Torino come polo attrattivo di talenti nel campo delle nuove tecnologie e della ricerca avanzata”.Dopo l’intervento iniziale del Presidente della Fondazione ISI, Mario Rasetti, il programma prevede una panoramica sui temi più attuali nel mondo della Data Science, del Machine Learning e dell’intelligenza artificiale, proposta da voci autorevoli, rappresentanti di realtà internazionali che operano nel campo della scienza dei dati in ambito industriale e accademico: Christopher Bishop (Microsoft Research Cambridge), Foster Provost (New York University, Detectica), VR Ferose (SAP), Margaret Mitchell (Google), Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Ntent) e Claudia Perlich (New York University, TwoSigma). Laura Li Puma (Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center), Marco Lamieri (Intesa Sanpaolo) e Andrea Prampolini (Banca IMI) illustreranno le attività dell’AI Lab. Mario D’Almo e Daniele Amberti (Intesa Sanpaolo) interverranno sulla Data Science applicata al settore finanziario.

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Arundo Analytics Expands into Stockholm

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 7 Maggio 2018

Arundo Analytics, a software company enabling advanced analytics in heavy industry, today announced that it is expanding its presence in Nordic markets with operations in Stockholm, Sweden.Arundo’s presence in Stockholm will be led by Martin Lundqvist, a former partner of global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Lundqvist also leads Arundo’s government solutions business in close conjunction with Arundo’s global partner SICPA.“Stockholm is a natural extension of our Oslo presence, enabling us to serve a wider variety of industrial companies in Northern Europe, particularly manufacturing companies providing heavy industrial equipment in our core verticals of energy, utilities, maritime and chemicals,” said Lundqvist.To kick-off this expansion, Arundo is hosting Maintenance Analytics Summit 2018 in Stockholm on May 15. The event will focus on advanced analytics for industrial equipment and operations, and will include a number of leading European equipment manufacturers. Speakers from Arundo will include Jake Bouma, Data Scientist, presenting on challenges related to advanced analytics; Marty Cochrane, Director of Solution Architecture, presenting on data ledgers and confirming sources of data; and Lundqvist, who will join the keynote panel.

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October is ‘Payments Analytics Month’

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 ottobre 2017

Omaha-based analytics and consulting firm, The Strawhecker Group (TSG), has marked October as ‘Payments Analytics Month.’ The firm will use this month to highlight the strategic importance of using analytics to enhance decision making while providing payments industry players with a bevy of powerful data.
“This used to be a ‘spread the peanut butter’ business, where a company would treat all of its customers the same. Now, the innovators in the industry are using analytics powered by TSG’s dataset of $1 trillion in card volume to not only benchmark their performance, but more importantly, to enhance tactical initiatives,” said Mike Strawhecker, Principal at TSG.Each week in October TSG will release data on a new topic relevant to the industry. In the first week, the firm will highlight economic performance and how it relates to the payments ecosystem through its U.S. Economic Indicators Report published in conjunction with the Electronic Transactions Association. Additionally, the firm will illustrate findings built from its Acquiring Industry Metrics (AIM) data warehouse. AIM holds over seven years of data on over 3.5M card-accepting merchants in the U.S.
“In 2007, none of the top 40 U.S. merchant acquiring companies were using dynamic market data. Now, nearly half of the top 40 acquirers are using it to monitor and manage their business,” added Strawhecker.Follow TSG, by subscribing here, to guarantee access to the firm’s releases throughout ‘Payments Analytics Month.’ Additionally, watch on social media for a stream of ‘quick-facts’ you may find useful.Over the last decade TSG has transformed from a traditional boutique consulting firm into an analytics focused company. Together, TSG’s analytics and consulting create an intangible value that has helped guide the world’s leading payment players, from fintech startups to Fortune 500 companies.

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“Higher Education Learning Analytics Market in the US 2017-2021”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 agosto 2017

new yorkNew York. The higher education learning analytics market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 28.74% during the period 2017-2021. Higher Education Learning Analytics Market in The US -2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
One trend in the market is rise in applications of predictive learning analytics. The field of learning analytics is widening at an exponential rate as providers of learning analytics are exploring ways through which they can further assist institutions while increasing their penetration levels. The users are concerned about tracking current and past developments to address present issues. According to the report, one driver in the market is increased need to develop competitive strategies. Besides providing advantages to teachers, students, and administrators, learning analytics has also proved its importance to other education stakeholders that include curriculum designers, advisors, education policy makers, and school districts. They are entrusted with responsibilities of taking strategic decisions that will impact institutions in short-term and long-term duration. As such, they possess a higher need of such tools that can assist them with actionable intelligence.

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Utilizzo del sequenziamento genetico e della Big Data analytics per la sicurezza della fornitura globale di latte

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 giugno 2017

Armonk, N.Y. e Ithaca, N.Y., IBM (NYSE: IBM) e Cornell University, leader nella ricerca in ambito caseariArmonk, N.Y.o, hanno annunciato una nuova collaborazione che utilizzerà il sequenziamento di ultima generazione insieme alla bioinformatica con l’obiettivo di preservare la sicurezza della fornitura globale di latte. Con l’avvio di questo progetto in ambito lattiero-caseario, la Cornell University diventa il primo istituto accademico a entrare nel Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, un’iniziativa per la sicurezza alimentare che coinvolge IBM Research, Mars, Incorporated e Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.“Attraverso questa partnership con la Cornell University, stiamo estendendo il lavoro del Consorzio ad una più ampia gamma di ingredienti, sfruttando l’intelligenza artificiale e machine learning, per ottenere nuove intuizioni su come i microrganismi interagiscono in un particolare ambiente”, ha dichiarato Jeff Welser, Vicepresidente e Direttore IBM Research – Almaden.Le possibilità di ampliamento della sicurezza alimentare sono immense: il Dipartimento dell’agricoltura statunitense valuta che ogni americano consumi oltre 600 litri di latte e latticini all’anno. Il cibo fresco come carne, latticini e prodotti freschi sono quelli maggiormente a rischio di incidenti di sicurezza alimentare.Nello specifico il latte crudo è l’ingrediente principale utilizzato nel latte pastorizzato da bere, nelle formule per l’infanzia, nei formaggi, yoghurt e in altri comuni prodotti alimentari. Normalmente i campioni di latte crudo sottoposti a test sono controllati per verificare che essi non contengano gruppi specifici di batteri. Tuttavia, il Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain utilizza la comunità di microbi chiamata microbioma per caratterizzare i campioni alimentari ad una risoluzione senza precedenti. Sequenziando e analizzando il DNA e l’RNA (codice genetico) dei microbiomi alimentari, i ricercatori potranno creare nuovi strumenti in grado di monitorare il latte crudo per rilevare anomalie che generano rischi per la sicurezza alimentare e possibili frodi.La caratterizzazione di ciò che per un ingrediente alimentare è ‘normale’ può permettere un’osservazione migliore di ciò che potrebbe invece andare storto. L’identificazione di anomalie sconosciute rappresenta un’importante sfida nel campo della sicurezza alimentare e gravi ripercussioni possono nascere a causa dei contaminanti che fino a quel momento non sono stati identificati nella filiera alimentare.
Mentre numerosi produttori alimentari hanno implementato rigorosi processi atti ad assicurare una gestione idonea dei rischi della sicurezza alimentare, questa innovativa applicazione della genomica permetterà una profondità di comprensione e caratterizzazione dei microorganismi in scala molto più ampia rispetto a quanto sia mai stato possibile in passato. I ricercatori del Consortium svolgeranno numerosi studi per confrontare i dati di base del latte crudo con le anomalie note al fine di creare modelli comprovati da potere utilizzare per ulteriori studi. Continueranno a fornire soluzioni innovative che possano minimizzare la possibilità che un pericolo alimentare raggiunga il consumatore e a uno strumento per prevenire le frodi.Il Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain è stato ufficialmente fondato nel gennaio del 2015 da IBM Research e Mars, Incorporated. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., fornitore globale di prodotti per la ricerca nelle scienze biologiche e diagnosi clinica, è entrata nel Consorzio nel 2016. Questa iniziativa di collaborazione sulla sicurezza alimentare sfrutta i progressi nel sequenziamento di ultima generazione per promuovere la comprensione di ciò che rende il cibo sicuro. Il Consorzio sta eseguendo il più grande studio metagenomico in assoluto per categorizzare e comprendere i microorganismi e i fattori che influenzano la loro attività nelle diverse matrici di prodotti alimentari. Questo lavoro potrebbe essere esteso al più ampio contesto della filiera alimentare, dai campi alla tavola, e, con l’utilizzo dell’intelligenza artificiale e l’apprendimento automatico, potrebbe creare nuove informazioni su come i microorganismi interagiscono con un determinato ambiente.Il progetto di ricerca raccoglierà dati genetici dal microbiomo dei campioni di latte crudo in uno contesto di “mondo reale” presso lo stabilimento di lavorazione casearia e azienda agricola della Cornell a Ithaca, N. Y. Questa struttura è unica nel suo genere in quanto essa rappresenta l’intera filiera casearia, dall’azienda agricola, alla lavorazione, fino al consumatore. Questa iniziale raccolta di dati darà forma ad un riferimento di base per il latte crudo e sarà utilizzata per espandere ulteriormente gli strumenti analitici bioinformatici esistenti del Consorzio.

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TripAdvisor Introduces Comprehensive Analytics Service for Businesses

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 gennaio 2012

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London. TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the launch of the TripAdvisor Management Dashboard, a new analytics service that summarises a business’s performance on TripAdvisor at a glance. Businesses may use the data and information the dashboard provides to track how they are engaging with customers and guests online, target areas for improvement and make informed, up-to-the-minute decisions. The new Management Dashboard, which is available for free to all registered business representatives, can be accessed via the TripAdvisor Management Centre. The dashboard provides reporting on everything from a business’s total reviews and current popularity ranking to the business’s most viewed competitors and the countries generating the most traffic to the business’s TripAdvisor page.
A more comprehensive version of the Management Dashboard will also be available in the coming weeks exclusively to all accommodations with Business Listings subscriptions. This version offers additional powerful metrics and information, including graphics depicting a property’s Business Listings performance both over time and relative to their competitors in the same geographical region. They also receive a Special Offers recommendation tool for suggestions on how to use offers to capture travellers’ attention on TripAdvisor.TripAdvisor Business Listings enables individual hotels to increase their property’s exposure in front of TripAdvisor’s more than 50 million unique monthly visitors* by adding their direct contact information-such as a website link, email address and phone number-to their property pages on the site, and also by adding special offers on high-visibility pages.

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Launch of New PRGX SpendTrax(TM) Tool

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 19 ottobre 2011

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Atlanta PRGX Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRGX), a business analytics and information services firm, announced today the launch of PRGX SpendTraxTM version 3. This new version of PRGX’s core spend analytics tool significantly enhances PRGX’s Spend Optimization suite of services with features and functionalities that allow both private and public sector organizations to rapidly gain visibility into their spend, accurately monitor their spend, identify spending trends and patterns, manage vendor and spend compliance, and identify opportunities to capture savings. As an intuitive and easy to use software-as-a-service, or “SaaS” application, the new version of PRGX SpendTrax provides a holistic overview of a company’s spend. Spend visibility is provided through enhanced graphical views, savings opportunities are pinpointed with the new “Opportunity Analysis” dashboard, compliance is tracked using the innovative “Spend Under Management” functionality, and risk across procurement and payables is monitored through the advanced reporting functionality. In short, PRGX SpendTrax equips procurement teams with a road map for significant value generation through better buying, compliance and process improvement. Sajid Ghani, Global Managing Director of PRGX Business Analytics, said, “This latest version of PRGX SpendTrax is a giant leap forward in empowering clients with new insights and savings opportunities. We have listened to our clients to understand the needs of procurement teams and have incorporated what we learned into an enhanced version of our established data analytics product. This updated tool strengthens all three key stages of our service – the aggregation of client data, appropriate classification of that data through data mining and the generation of a visual representation of where savings can be found.”
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, PRGX Global, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of recovery audit services. With more than 1,400 employees, the company operates and serves clients in more than 30 countries and provides its services to over 75% of the top 30 global retailers. PRGX is also pioneering Profit Discovery™, a unique combination of audit, analytics and advisory services that improves client financial performance. Beyond its core retail practice, PRGX is actively expanding into services to the healthcare industry. Further details can be found at

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