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    Beer & BigData at the Seattle Marketing Analytics Meetup

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    A huge THANK YOU to the eSage Group , Tina Munro and Duane Bedard for organizing the rather unique meetup last week at J&M Café. This was part of the eSage Group's Seattle Marketing Analytics Pub Series . The location was in what's listed as Seattle...
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    What are the applications of Machine learning in E-commerce ?

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      Some of the scenarios for Ecommerce: Fraud Detection : Internet fraud has resulted in billions of dollars of loss in the past decade. It is important for websites to leverage various technologies to manage the exposure and risk from online fraud...
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    IoT Webinar with VMob

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    In case you missed the IoT Webinar with VMob last week, here is a link to the on-demand recording: http://bit.ly/1IqtJbN On-demand! How #IoT will transform #retail @5h15h @joeskorupa @scottybrad @risnewsinsights http://t.co/uslRkXLr0U pic.twitter.com...
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    Analyzing Alcoholic Beverage Search Data using Power BI

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    Here is a quick demo that I pulled together using Bing Search Data and Google Trends Data to determine the popularity of several Alcoholic Beverages based on Search. The steps for using Excel to access Bing Search Data is in a pervious blog post:  ...
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    The Microsoft Vision for IoT & What it could mean for Retail

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    The Internet of Things (IoT) is here today in the devices, sensors, cloud services, and data your business uses. Microsoft delivers a flexible cloud-based approach that enables enterprises to capitalize on IoT by gathering, storing, and processing data...
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    Microsoft IoT Case Studies in the Retail Sector

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      Link Summary Devices can, and are, playing an important role in supporting JJF Food’s technological bridge. Orders are easier for restauranteurs with a mobile app that has the same predictive features as their web site and call center. Another...
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    Some Microsoft Azure-based Case Studies in the Airline World

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      Company/Links Summary To reduce operating costs and find more effective ways to attract and retain customers in the hyper-competitive airline industry, United Airlines is working with Microsoft to expand private cloud computing to the enterprise...
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    Some Examples of Ecommerce Sites hosted on Microsoft Azure

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    Company (link) Summary Ecommerce Solution SuperKoszyk.pl is the largest online drugstore in Poland. It provides more than 10 thousand different products available for customers on virtual 'shelves', both of recognized brands and those that are rare but...
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    Some Analytics & Data Platform Case Studies Relevant for the Retail Sector

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    These are some of the published case studies related to Analytics and Data Management in the Retail Sector. Company Description CROSSMARK Sales and Marketing Services Firm Improves Offerings and Efficiency with Self-Service BI CROSSMARK needed faster...
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    Interesting Retail Data Science Challenges on Kaggle

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    Noticed some interesting Data Science challenges posted on Kaggle related to Retail. Curious if anyone out there plans to tackle this with Azure ML Predict annual restaurant sales based on objective measurements With over 1,200 quick service restaurants...
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    How can #IoT Benefit #Retail

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    According to Gartner , the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a powerful force for business transformation, and its disruptive impact will be felt across all industries and all areas of society. They forecast that 4.9 billion connected things will be...
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    Retail Roundtable’s, Techdays & Convergence

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    I had an interesting week last week with several events and the opportunity to interact and learn from Retail & CPG companies in Geneva, Cologne and Paris. On the 11th of Feb, a day before the Carnival in Cologne we had the opportunity to meet with...
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    Some resources to get started with Machine Learning using Azure ML

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    My goal for the week was to get familiar with creating and publishing machine learning experiments using Azure ML. I have been on the road this week and there was plenty of opportunity to do this while waiting for flights and trains and while on them...
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    NRF 2015 from my perspective

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    This was my 10th year attending the NRF Big Show and I have been constantly amazed at its rapid growth over the years, especially from being heavily US-focused to being a truly global conference for Retailers. Microsoft’s presence at NRF has been getting...
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    Big Data & Machine Learning Scenarios for Retail

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    In the retail industry, customer-centricity & personalized experiences are a very high priority. Retailers are realizing that the data that they own combined with the abundance of public & purchased data can give them a competitive advantage that...
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    Find the most Popular PowerMap videos using Power BI

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    The YouTube Analytics API lets you retrieve viewing statistics, popularity metrics, and demographic information for YouTube videos and channels. Its an excellent way to analyze brand activity, likes and dislikes on YouTube. Power Query for Excel enables...
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    Some Azure Machine Learning Implementations in the Retail Industry

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    Its been interesting learning about the various implementations and solutions using Machine Learning in Retail over the last few months since we released Azure ML . The implementation for Pier 1 Imports, by Max451 , is one of my favorites. Operating over...
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    Big Data, Internet of Things and Airlines

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    New airplanes like the Boeing 787 and the Airbus 350 XWB are incredibly connected and generate terabytes of data per flight. Virgin Atlantic is preparing for a significant increase in data as it embraces the internet of things, with a new fleet of...
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    Interactive Visualizations

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    I was looking at a recent article which provided data visualizations that were rather difficult to understand and analyze. Here is the Washington Post article that I refer to: LINK . This set me thinking about how interactive visualizations empower the...
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    Analyzing BestBuy Data with Power BI

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    The BestBuy Developer APIs provides interesting product, store, category and customer review data that can be queried using Power Query for Excel. To signup for an API Key go to: https://developer.bestbuy.com/ I decided to test out the API using Power...
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    Machine Learning API’s for Retail

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    One of the interesting announcements that came out of Strata+Hadoop World last week was the new machine learning (ML) capabilities in the Azure Marketplace . Not only can data scientists build models and publish it as a webservice, but they can also share...
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    Analyzing Data from just about any site using Power BI

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    I stumbled upon an interesting application called Kimono that lets you convert data available on any website to an API. One you define what data you want to extract from a page and make it available as an API that returns JSON, you can then use Power...
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    Analyzing LinkedIn Data using PowerBI

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    LinkedIn is another source of data for some interesting data analytics using Power BI. The LinkedIn APIs enable you to access a lot of the LinkedIn data. I have found the easiest way to generate the query string for Power Query is by using the API Console...
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    Visualizing Retailer POS Data using PowerBI

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    Consumer Goods Companies strive to be more demand driven to improve revenue while reducing Out-Of-Stock issues. CG Companies rely on Demand Signal Repositories (DSR) to streamline the supply chain.  A DSR is a demand data warehouse of retailer and...
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    80+ Big Data Stories from the Retail Sector

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    Retailers operate in an environment that demands real-time data to make decisions about churn, spending patterns, share of wallet, cross-selling and up-selling.  The ability to harness both internal as well as third party data enables more informed...
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