BusinessTech Tuesdays

Resist the Algorithms

by: Zank, CEO of Bennett Data Science I took this photo a couple of weeks ago. As a person who has spent years writing algorithms to help people, the back-window writing struck me as a very powerful and interesting statement.…
October 1, 2019
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Loss and the Importance of Diversity

Last week, we lost a great data scientist and a friend of mine, Elizabeth (Liz) Boshardy. Liz lived in Chicago and was on the team I managed at Trunk Club for a little over two years. She died last Saturday;…
September 24, 2019
data simulationTech Tuesdays

Need More Data? Simulate it

Don’t have enough data for that new A.I. initiative? Simulate some. Let’s take a look at why that can be advantageous and when you might want to simulate big piles of data rather than waiting for all those clicks or visits…
September 17, 2019
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The Benefit of Hackathons and how to Hold one

Hackathons are good for your team. A well-run hackathon can provide myriad benefits: opportunities for blue-sky thinking, cross-functional engagement, and the most important, moments of fun and play. Yes, play, that same feeling you got when you turned the corner…
August 27, 2019
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Exploding Subscription Services

Subscription services have seen tremendous adoption and growth, with more than 15% of online consumers saying they’ve tried or are currently using one or more subscriptions. Valuations for startups are soaring into the billions for companies like FabFitFun, and, before…
August 20, 2019
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Objectively, What’s the Point?

In just over one week, I’ll be speaking at the TDWI conference here in San Diego. It’s more of a training event than it is an opportunity to present new work or white papers. And this really excites me. It…
August 13, 2019
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Get Personalized Travel Recommendations

Good morning. Andrey and David here, filling in this week for Zank. Today, we're unveiling the newest version of our travel web app, affectionately called TRECS, short for “travel recommendations”. How does it work? Start by entering one of nearly 10,000 places…
August 6, 2019
Computer Coding Data ScienceTech Tuesdays

Transfer Learning is Revolutionizing A.I.

Transfer learning is helping companies to bring powerful predictive models to market in a fraction of the time and money once required. Let's dive in and look at this transformative technology. Transfer learning involves using a model trained for one specific…
July 30, 2019