Visualizing Foursquare Check-In Data using Power BI

The Foursquare API can be used for displaying interesting information for retailers that can include location data of their properties, proximity to competition as well proximity to public transportation, access to parking and a lot more. I have been using the Yelp API in the past for getting information but switched to the Foursquare API…

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Executive Learning Lounge, Los Angeles

If you are in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Nov 3, 2015), join us for an interesting evening with Kate Kaye & Peter Fernando. We will be discussing Omni-channel strategies, Marketing Analytics, the internet of things and what it means for marketing, making use of diverse data sets for better understanding customers. I look forward to…

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Interesting Examples of #IoT in the Beverage World

I’ve been seeing some creative ways that IoT has been implemented in the Beverage world. Since its Friday, and beer-thirty somewhere, here’s the list: AbInbev Bud-e Fridge Pernod Ricard’s Project Gutenberg SteadyServ Keg Rémy Martin CLUB Connected Bottle     I would love to hear about other implementations via the comments.

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Turning social sentiment into opportunity

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace, and social media is much more than a fad. Today’s customers make decisions based on user reviews and online discussions. Conversations that were once had in person now take place on Facebook or Twitter. People are more informed, and they’re getting their information in new ways, from…

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Beer & BigData at the Seattle Marketing Analytics Meetup

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’s oldest bar: J&M Café in Pioneer Square. Details of the meetup:…

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What are the applications of Machine learning in E-commerce ?

  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. Machine Learning technology can play a critical role in building a strong defense line…

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IoT Webinar with VMob

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 https://t.co/uslRkXLr0U pic.twitter.com/sF8LCUo93f — Microsoft Retail (@msretail) May 8, 2015

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Analyzing Alcoholic Beverage Search Data using Power BI

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:  Interactive Data Visualization: What Outdoor Activity is most popular with 18-24…

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The Microsoft Vision for IoT & What it could mean for Retail

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 centrally. The link below (click on the image) is an interesting talk by Sam George at MSIgnite…

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Microsoft IoT Case Studies in the Retail Sector

  Click on Logo for Case Study Summary Using Microsoft Azure, Mesh Systems designed the system to facilitate high-scale, IoT deployment to almost any type of device. The architecture continuously ingests telemetry data from light fixtures for storage and both real-time and historical analysis in the cloud, surfacing the information in a customized web portal….

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