Most companies are capturing only a fraction of the potential value of big data and analytics according to a report from McKinsey and Company. Despite this the impact of data science on business is already clear. “Data and analytics are already shaking up multiple industries, and the effects will only

chatbot, smartphone, AI, assistant

Hyper Anna, a Sydney-based Australian start-up has secured a $16 million series A funding round, led by Sequoia China, to launch its virtual assistant in new international markets. The start-up has created an AI agent called Anna which plays the role of data scientist, giving customers business intelligence and on-demand

It’s ok to scrape data from public profiles on LinkedIn, a US court has ruled. Microsoft, which acquired LinkedIn last year for $26.2 billion, was seeking to prevent a startup called HiQ Labs collecting LinkedIn profile data which it uses to create algorithms to predict employee behaviour, like when they

Too often organisations only pay lip service to big data analytics and fail to leverage a data-driven marketing strategy, according to Dr Melanie Van Rooy, marketing director, of South African retail chain Makro. In tough times data analytics strategies are often some of the first cut, to the detriment of

property market

Fairfax-owned property site the Domain Group has launched an open API allowing developers, businesses and partners to access the company’s rich property datasets. The API offers access to agencies and listing data, editorial content data, and property and location data, including auction results. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

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In 2003, Michael Lewis published the best-seller, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, featuring the nouveau analytics-based approach to evaluating baseball players developed by the Oakland Athletics’ general manager, Billy Beane. In general the approach dispensed with hindsight-oriented metrics such as batting averages, strikeouts and walks, in developing predictive

robot, AI, work

Finance functions and the accounting industry more broadly are on the cusp of a major transformational moment. That’s the view of Paul Wensor, Partner, Consulting at Deloitte. Automation, analytics and cloud computing are changing the role of the finance organisation, as well as the nature of work and skills needed

The global social media analytics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 30 per cent from 2017 to 2021, according to new research from Technavio. “Social media analytics involves the process of collating vast amounts of unstructured data and deriving meaningful business insights. These insights help

Network over Australia

Australia is well positioned to capitalise on the next wave of economic growth driven by the emergence of new industries and the expansion of existing industries backed by data and digital technologies. That’s the view of Adrian Turner, CEO of CSIRO’s Data61, which is tasked with working with government, industry

Periscope By McKinsey and Nielsen have announced a new data sharing partnership. Under the arrnagement, Periscope’s food retailer and FMCG clients will now have seamless access to Nielsen’s syndicated point-of-sale (POS) data, panel data, a variety of in-store execution monitoring services, and pricing and promotional models, globally. Sign up for