Retail Revolution – We Ain’t seen nothing yet – Contributed by Manish Gupta

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Here’s a great article from Harvard Business Review that identifies trends in retail as an industry.  There are new business models that are emerging

  1. Private Sales
  2. Access over purchase
  3. Ultra-Specialization
  4. Extreme Service
  5. Gamification of Shopping

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How Nissan manages customer engagement with existing and new customers

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David Mingle, Director Customer engagement and Erich Marx, Director Marketing talk about how they have built a brilliant model to manage customer relationships and engagement at Nissan.. Take a look.

Learning about optimizing SQL queries

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We all know query optimization is absolutely necessary in a database management system. The cost difference between two
alternatives can be enormous – by way of time, use of system resources, infrastructure etc. Here’s a brilliant primer from Standford university on Query Optimization..

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Best practices in building a datawarehouse

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As your data grows, you need to get three fundamental things correct: the hardware configuration, the physical data model, and the data loading process. Increasingly, companies are recognizing the value of an enterprise data warehouse (EDW). A true EDW provides a single 360-degree view of the business and a powerful platform for a wide spectrum of business intelligence tasks, ranging from predictive analysis to near-real-time strategic and tactical decision support throughout the organization.

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Doing Analytics with You Tube data

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There’s tons of data and information available about You Tube Channels, videos and audience in YouTube Analytics, but the power of this information rests in how you use it.

Learn to use them here

National Retail Federation Annual Convention – Virtual Reality, Data Analytics reign supreme

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One of the most popular technologies at the show was a 3-D virtual dressing room…One such game changer is social media and semantic analytics -If negative comments about a newly released product are found in social media by mining data for specific key words, the product can be pulled from stores almost immediately..Google Wallet is a separate mobile app designed to allow shoppers to make payments by simply scanning their phone against a Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled reader.

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Real-time analytics by Akash Agarwal

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Here’s some amazing work on real time analytics for the Australian Open :

  •  Using match statistics and other variables, come up with key
  •  Strengths for each player for the current situation of match and his performance on the key strength
  •  Overall momentum of match for the two players using various simple scores
  •  Interactive match statistics which helps the end user to compare performance

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