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June 4, 2020

Design and Analytics – Puzzle pieces

I started out as an analytics guy thinking that all of the important answers were in the numbers. The answers were waiting to be found but were concealed in the data and just needed to… Continue Reading

May 29, 2020

Data — The “Special Sauce” Driving Netflix’s Hit Making TV

Analytics helps industries of all kinds to gain insight into their customer’s wants and needs. Netflix does a particularly good job of mining customer data.  It uses analytics to wade through customer data and identify… Continue Reading

May 8, 2020

Why Location Intelligence is Important for your Business

What is location intelligence? Location intelligence combines business data with spatial data to communicate a correlation between the location of people, transactions, and assets. Although many businesses analyze their own data, few are looking at… Continue Reading

March 18, 2020

Design Centred Approach to AI Workshop Review

On February 18th, 2020, we held one of our Design Centred Approach to AI Workshops as part of an initiative to educate our network of great contacts. We hosted participants at the office of INTERSECT, who generously sponsored one of their training rooms. Participants came from a wide range of backgrounds, including human resources, design, telecommunications, data science, insurance, cloud-computing,… Continue Reading

February 5, 2020

Driving Creativity with Data

Creative imagination and the right data is helpful when looking for solutions to difficult problems. In this blog, we learn more about an innovative thinker in Mexico City that got the combination right. To learn more about combining creative design and analytics participate in one of our workshops or reach out to the Impact Signal team. In the Power of… Continue Reading

January 8, 2020

Design Centred Approach to AI Workshop (February 18, 2020 – Toronto)

Knowing when to use data analytics becomes a key component to awaken your mindset and teach you how to apply actionable solutions. REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP Design Centred Approach to AI Today’s organizations are fast-paced, looking for optimizations, and are becoming increasingly challenged with solving complex problems in a collaborative way. Combined with the power of data analytics, design thinking… Continue Reading

November 25, 2019

Breaking Institutional Biases: Lessons from Working With Transportation Authorities

The larger and more complex an organization gets, the more it falls into certain patterns of behaviour. These patterns typically develop over a long period of time—years or even decades—and encompass a set of knowledge, beliefs, and behaviours that are entrenched within the organization. As time goes on, the patterns are reinforced, whether or not they are actually good for… Continue Reading

November 6, 2019

Five Books Analytics Professionals Must Read

1.  Data Analytics Made Accessible Author:  Anil Maheshwari Why it’s a good read: A great book for someone who is completely new to data science and analytics. Excerpt: “This book fills the need for a concise and conversational book on the hot and growing field of Data Science. Easy to read and informative, this lucid book covers everything important, with… Continue Reading

October 3, 2019

Is Your Big Data Location Intelligent?

What is Big Data? Let’s start with the basics. Big Data can be defined by three things—volume, velocity, and variety. It involves tremendous volumes of data from multiple data sources, often constantly streaming and seemingly never-ending. Take Google Reviews as an example. Google Reviews allows users to submit text and photos of places, services, or businesses they have used and… Continue Reading

March 25, 2019

Criminnovation Challenge: Participant Perspectives

By Nithin Paul Elbin and Jacqueline Cole, Wilfred Laurier students The Criminnovation challenge enabled students to think critically of social issues in their community, and design solutions to address these issues. It was also aimed to connect students to faculty, mentors, and community representatives to assist them in the creation of their solutions. We initially assumed that the citizens of Brantford… Continue Reading

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