Catherine Kaloki

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Big Data is So 2016. We Need Smart Data.

Connecting the dots is more important than ever.<p>A few years ago, Red Roof Inn calculated that some 90,000 U.S. passengers get stranded every day because of flight cancellations. Acting on this piece of data, the hotel chain figured out how to track flight delays and then serve ads to passengers …

Disrupting insurance: data-driven customer value

Why hasn't the insurance business been disrupted yet, and how could data be used to do this? Atidot has a go at addressing those questions.<p>Insurance …

Capturing value from your customer data

Companies can put their information to work by teasing out novel patterns, driving productivity, and creating new solutions.<p><b>In an increasingly</b> …

How Analytic Insight Hoarding Is Killing Your Business

Hoarders can never admit that there is a problem. You see piles of junk; they see mementos of happier times. You see danger around every stack and heaping mound; they see organization opportunities.<p>But it’s not just “stuff” that can be hoarded. Analytics data hoarding is a very real threat to …

How A.I. Is Bridging the Gaps in Business Analytics – Bloomberg

How A.I. Is Bridging the Gaps in Business Analytics<p>How A.I. Is Bridging the Gaps in Business Analytics<p>How A.I. Is Bridging the Gaps in Business …

Big Data

Shortage of data science skills offers Africa an opportunity | ITWeb

The growing demand for predictive analytics for use in decision making has revealed a shortage of competencies in data science in Africa, according …

Data Science

Safaricom bets on Nokia’s big data solution for better customer

Safaricom has procured a customer experience management solution from Nokia Siemens Networks to ensure a more proactive response to client needs.<p>The …

Customer Experience

IBM’s app to help Nairobi clear mountain of garbage

In Summary<p>IBM researchers will collect data on the five million residents in Nairobi County, map garbage collection routes and connect them to a …

Kenya

The Rise Of AI Will Force Data Scientists To Evolve Or Get Left Behind

The history of Artificial Intelligence is long, but it’s only been recently that technology companies and markets have begun to get excited about it… Why? Because now it works.<p>After a few decades of exploration of symbolic AI methods, the field shifted toward statistical approaches, that have as of …

Artificial Intelligence

The Potential of Big Data in Africa

Africa may trail the US and Europe in terms of technology, but the gap is closing fast. It seems our economic woes have inspired us to harness …

Big Data

The big data challenge and how Africa can benefit

Big data has become some sort of celebrity. Everybody talks about it, but it is not clear what it is. To unpack its relevance to society it is …

Big Data in Africa

Big Data in Africa: Its Meaning<p>By Mbwana Alliy | November 23, 2014<p>Earlier this week I got a chance to keynote at Mammoth Business Intelligence (BI) …

Smart Africa: Big-data tools transform business | Financial Times

For the past 50 years, the scattered, unreliable state of data about African business and finance have deterred access to capital and hampered growth.<p>…

Can big data offer hope for Africa’s exasperated commuters?

Zuhura Wangara lives just outside Nairobi and, on a good day, spends at least five hours commuting. She uses a combination of buses and between four and six matatus – publicly operated shared minibus taxis – to get from her home in Kiambu to her workplace at the city’s southern limits.<p>“After work …

Has The World Of Big Data Forgotten Africa?

As Silicon Valley rushes to mine the world’s data, we must not forget that the big data world does not capture the world so evenly. Africa in particular presents a glaring blank hole in so many of the world’s datasets, but just how bad is this gap?<p>Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook once …

Social Media

5 local big data startups you should know about - SME

Startups are using big data to come up with innovative ideas solving a wide variety of challenges.<p>Big data is having an impact in almost every sector …