The AA Selects Actian’s Innovative Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse Solution for Advanced Data Analytics and Flexibility

Actian | October 23, 2020

The AA Selects Actian’s Innovative Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse Solution for Advanced Data Analytics and Flexibility
Actian, the leader in hybrid cloud data analytics, today announced that The AA, a leading UK automobile insurer and breakdown service provider, has selected Actian’s Avalanche™ hybrid cloud data warehouse for its insurance business to execute its cloud strategy. The AA, the UK’s leading British motoring association, provides vehicle insurance, driving lessons, breakdown coverage, loans, motoring advice, road maps and other services to its thousands of customers every day. With Actian’s Avalanche data warehouse service, the AA can now effortlessly analyze operational data in real-time to provide customized services to its clients. Avalanche’s high performance and scalability enables the AA to process their data science workloads at lightning speed, taking advantage of Actian’s flexible pay-as-you-go subscription pricing and compute elasticity.

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Piano Partners with Snowflake to Help Teams Leverage the Power of Advanced Analytics

Piano | January 19, 2022

Piano, the Digital Experience Cloud, today announced a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to help businesses understand and activate their data at scale. As part of the Powered by Snowflake program, Piano leverages Snowflake as the cloud-based data platform for its sophisticated analytics tool—making it fast and easy to store, query, enrich and securely share data within the Snowflake ecosystem. These advanced capabilities enable real-time, accurate analysis of customer behavior to help organizations drive personalization at scale. Launched in September 2021, Piano Analytics delivers a powerful analytics solution designed for broad accessibility and manipulation, regardless of an employee's level of data proficiency. By democratizing access to data, businesses can eliminate data silos and ensure all teams, from marketing to sales, data science to operations, are operating from a single source of truth. A core feature of the Piano Analytics solution is its superior data harvesting, which ensures data is clean, privacy-compliant, reliable and never sampled. This reduces risk for businesses and means they're able to confidently chart their path forward using the most accurate information at their disposal. The Snowflake partnership improves data portability for Piano Analytics customers, who can now use Secure Data Sharing within Snowflake to easily connect their high-quality data into other systems in the Snowflake Data Cloud, such as business intelligence tools or data governance tools. This process, which can be completed in as few as two clicks, eliminates data silos within an organization, ensuring all teams can access and work from the same reliable source of information. Thanks to Snowflake's architecture, Piano Analytics users also benefit from faster querying times, allowing teams to understand and optimize campaigns faster without compromising data quality or integrity. "We've long admired Snowflake's leading position in the data industry. When we built our Piano Analytics platform on Snowflake, we knew it would dramatically enhance both our capabilities and our user experience. As our relationship continues, we're eager to partner with Snowflake in new ways to revolutionize how organizations work with their data and use it to create superior digital experiences for their customers." Trevor Kaufman, CEO, Piano Piano's tools for data analysis and activation are already used by blue chip clients in many industries, including publishing, broadcasting, financial services, travel and more, to understand their audiences and personalize customer experiences. "The Snowflake and Piano partnership is focused on providing customers with the tools to enhance the customer experience with cutting-edge efficiency and performance," said Colleen Kapase, SVP of Worldwide Partnerships at Snowflake. "Together, we can empower joint customers to drive personalized digital strategies and connect them to other data-driven organizations through the Snowflake Data Cloud." Learn more about this partnership during Snowflake's Media Data Cloud Summit on January 19, 2022. Piano will discuss how secure data sharing through Snowflake helps organizations put the right data in the hands of every employee. About Piano Piano's Digital Experience Cloud empowers organizations to understand and influence customer behavior. By unifying customer data, analyzing behavior metrics and creating personalized customer journeys, Piano helps brands launch campaigns and products faster, strengthen customer engagement and drive personalization at scale from a single platform. Headquartered in Philadelphia with offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, Piano serves a global client base, including Air France, the BBC, CBS, IBM, Kirin Holdings, Jaguar Land Rover, Linkedin, Nielsen, The Wall Street Journal and more. Piano has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing, most innovative technology companies in the world by World Economic Forum, Red Herring, Inc. and Deloitte.

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J.P. Morgan launches U.S. Applied Data Science Value Fund, harnessing the power of data science to amplify expertise in fundamental investing

J.P. Morgan | December 18, 2021

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has recently launched its first mutual fund employing a data science-driven investment process, combining fundamental research, data insights, and risk management to identify attractively priced equity securities. The J.P. Morgan U.S. Applied Data Science Value Fund (JPIVX) combines the firm's decades of information and data sets accumulated by equity research analysts with the breadth and scale provided by J.P. Morgan's data science capabilities. "The end-to-end data science investment process behind the product is the culmination of many years of building, iterating, and improving on the application of AI and ML techniques," said Hamilton Reiner, Head of U.S. Structured Equity for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. "The investment process is driven by machine learning and works off the core belief that there is significant alpha potential in portfolio construction, creating value through both security selection and allocation decisions." The fund represents the collaboration of existing teams including data scientists, technologists, and fundamental analysts. Together the teams created infrastructure to construct a cloud-based process that can analyze information at tremendous scale. "Our investors have long used data as part of their research process. We have used our decades of proprietary data and expertise to build upon that tradition, leveraging the power of the cloud and our data science capabilities in order to analyze an ever-increasing volume of information. We're able to apply that scale of information and insight to our investment decision-making processes," said Mr. Reiner. The firm has been working toward this combination of fundamental investment management and data science for some time, culminating in a new business unit to focus on the application of AI/ML to its business. "We started the build out of our data science and equity data science teams about six years ago and have been applying capabilities across our investment teams,Our new Investment Platform unit seeks to amplify the application of those capabilities, creating future-state strategies for our clients, and bringing under one roof our unique talent in investment data, data science, equity trading & analytics, derivatives and broker relationships." Kristian West, Global Head of Investment Platform for J.P. Morgan Asset Management The U.S. Applied Data Science Value Fund is managed by portfolio managers Eric Moreau, Wonseok Choi, and Andrew Stern, part of the U.S. Structured Equity team led by Hamilton Reiner. About J.P. Morgan Asset Management J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with assets under management of $2.7 trillion (as of 9/30/2021), is a global leader in investment management. J.P. Morgan Asset Management's clients include institutions, retail investors and high net worth individuals in every major market throughout the world. J.P. Morgan Asset Management offers global investment management in equities, fixed income, real estate, hedge funds, private equity and liquidity.

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Avantive Solutions Selects Hitachi Solutions America to Optimize Customer Experience with Advanced Data Analytics

Avantive Solutions | January 05, 2022

Avantive Solutions, a global technology and business process outsourcer (BPO) specializing in innovative customer experience (CX), strategic sales, and digital marketing solutions, today announced a partnership with Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., a leading provider of global industry solutions powered by cloud services from Microsoft, to enhance their data analytics capabilities through improved performance of Microsoft Power BI with Azure Databricks. This will allow Avantive to drive best-in-class performance using machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions. "The goal of our partnership is to take our clients' results to the next level. This will allow Avantive to use optimized technology to increase our contacts, conversions, as well as improve our customers' reachability and level of trust." Amy Brennan, Avantive's VP of Operational Excellence As Avantive's digital transformation partner, Hitachi Solutions will develop a customized data platform — fueled by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) — that will let Avantive leverage the power of cutting-edge analytics and customer insights. "With the ML and analytics scalability of Microsoft Azure and Databricks, Avantive will be able to collect and aggregate data in real time and make efficient moment-by-moment adjustments to live customer outreaches. This capability will markedly improve their contacts, close rates, and performance," explained John Young, Hitachi Solutions' VP of Data Science and Machine Learning. The Avantive team is focused on how they can control and leverage data to make interactions more personalized and relevant for their clients. This is what sets them apart from the competition — using data-driven insights to successfully reach their customers and communicate with them on a more meaningful level. "Hitachi Solutions is helping us to not just append the data, but to find the trends in the data in the blink of an eye. At 5:00pm on Tuesday, we will know which households in which state to call, and we will have the ability to personalize our conversations based on the demographic data we can access with speed and security," said Brennan. Avantive will implement new insights, utilizing multi-faceted demographic appends, allowing greater ability to reach their customers. By providing new data analysis speed and capacity, they will supply clients with greater trending insights and, ultimately, personalized call scripts. Avantive chose Hitachi Solutions as their partner due to the relationship CEO Frank Pettinato built with the Hitachi Solutions team over the past two years. Already using Power BI and Azure, Avantive sought to collaborate further with a Microsoft solutions and technology leader. "Hitachi Solutions impressed us with their team and the comprehensive nature of the solution they provided based on our market position. We've been very impressed with their nimbleness to come up with this unique solution for our company," said Pettinato. While the project is well underway, Brennan is working daily with the Hitachi Solutions team on delivery, review, and developing the release of this cutting-edge technology in the first quarter. "Our goal is to drive strong, measurable performance for our clients. We are already a market leader in insights and innovation. We believe Hitachi Solutions will make that capability richer, allowing us to provide additional actionable insights and placing Avantive Solutions several years ahead of market competitors," added Brennan. About Avantive Solutions Avantive Solutions, founded in 1988, is a Purpose-Driven global technology and business process outsourcer (BPO) specializing in designing, building, and delivering innovative customer experience (CX), strategic sales, and digital marketing solutions. The Company's Omni-Touch™ integrated solution provides actionable insights and drives desired outcomes through advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning platforms. Avantive Solutions partners with the world's most recognized brands in communications and media, healthcare, energy, financial technology (Fintech), and eCommerce. To learn more about how Avantive Solutions is bringing purpose to the customer experience, go to avantivesolutions.com. About Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. helps its customers successfully compete with the largest global enterprises using powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable industry solutions built on Microsoft cloud services. Hitachi Solutions America provides global capabilities with regional offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, India/Middle East, Japan, and Asia Pacific. To learn more about how Hitachi Solutions can support your organization leveraging Microsoft solutions and technologies, go to global.

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GZ6G Technologies Announces Development of Innovative Artificial Intelligence Analytics platform VenuTrax for launch by Green Zebra Smart Labs

GZ6G Technologies | February 23, 2021

GZ6G Technologies Corp. (OTCMarkets:GZIC), the complete enterprise smart solutions provider for large venues and cities, is implementing its phase two development of proprietary smart solutions product offering, “VenuTrax”; a state-of-the-art logic management solution cloud (SaaS) platform intended to provide venues the ability to directly communicate with customers using 5G & Wi-Fi 6, as well as offer data analytics and artificial intelligence. VenuTrax, developed by our Green Zebra Smart Labs division, will also reimagine enterprise venue location data, wireless visual engagement, and user experience. VenuTrax has a targeted release date of Fall 2021 for both NFL and NCAA venue location opportunities. “This is an exciting time for GZ6G Technologies and our recently formed Green Zebra Smart Labs division. VenuTrax has been developed to revolutionize how cities and venues operate, providing access to in venue data in real-time, allowing venues to use that relevant data in order to create visual simulations and data forecasting with past, present & future growth capabilities beyond today’s wireless connectivity,” said Coleman Smith, President and CEO of GZ6G Technologies Corp. “Having access to these venue data elements increases predictable outcomes and is expected to dramatically assist venues to manage user experiences, relevant announcements and monetization expectations while saving time and staying on budget.” VenuTrax Cloud capabilities include: • Location visual simulation • Location monetization simulation • Real-time visual user engagement • Historical venue data & impressions • Historical venue AI trends and search capabilities VenuTrax has been designed to solve venue and city pain points by utilizing existing location data and reimagining the user experience from on-boarding, real time monitoring, and initial insight creation to AI-driven deep exploration, and sharing, allowing venues to take focused action based on real time data vs. venue simulation comparisons. With VenuTrax, users will be able to go beyond creating new insights by using data simulations and exploring existing data within their organization, including data created by third-party software and devices. VenuTrax leverages the underlying Venue Location graph to customize and rank results and outcomes for the particular venue users, engagement patterns, and keyword relevance. About GZ6G Technologies: GZ6G Technologies is the complete enterprise smart solutions provider for large venues and cities. Focused on enterprise advisory services and acquiring smart city solutions, developing innovative products, and overseeing smart cities and smart venues, GZ6G Technologies also assists in modernizing clients with innovative wireless IoT technology for the emerging 5G and Wi-Fi 6 marketplaces. Target markets include stadiums, airports, universities, and smart city projects.

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