Month: January 2019

How Bayer Pharmaceuticals Found the Right Prescription for Clinical Data Access

Like other pharmaceutical companies, Bayer Pharmaceuticals conducts research to discover new drugs, test and validate their effectiveness and safety, and introduce them to the market. That process requires accumulating, analyzing and storing vast amounts of clinical data coming from patients and healthy volunteers, which is recorded on an electronic case report form (eCRF). Data is […]


Businesses must integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) now or fall further behind

This article was originally published on Venture Beat Artificial intelligence became one of the hottest tech topics in 2017 and is still attracting attention and investments. Although scientists have been working on the technology and heralding its numerous anticipated benefits for more than four decades, it’s only in the past few years that society’s artificial […]


Mastering Data and Self-Development at Lenovo

In 2012 when I worked at Lenovo, the company set out on a journey to create the Lenovo Unified Customer Intelligence (LUCI) platform. The decisions we made with regard to people and technology involved in that project helped to shape my self-development, relationships with others on the team, and relationship with executives. Data management leaders […]


Are APIs becoming the keys to customer experience?

In recent years, APIs have encouraged the emergence of new services by facilitating collaboration between applications and databases of one or more companies. Beyond catalyzing innovation, APIs have also revolutionized the customer-company relationship, allowing it to provide an accurate and detailed picture of the consumer at a time when a quality customer experience now counts […]


How AB InBev is Using Data to Brew up the Best Customer Experience

AB InBev, headquartered in Belgium, is one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies in the world with a diverse portfolio of well over 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, Beck’s, Hoegaarden and Leffe. When companies grow via external acquisitions, integrating the systems and data from acquired companies is always a challenge. […]


Data skills – Many hands make light work in a world awash with data

While the transformation to a data-driven culture needs to come from the top of the organization, data skills must permeate through all areas of the business. Rather than being the responsibility of one person or department, assuring data availability and integrity must be a team sport in modern data-centric businesses. Everyone must be involved and […]


How Uniper is providing sustainable energy for everyone with a modern digital platform

The energy industry supplies electrical power to consumers from a variety of sources, including gas-based and hydroelectric plants, as well as nuclear and coal-based power plants. As temperature, economic and political events occur along with changes in demography, preferences and technology, shifting demand and supply interact to form prices in competitive energy markets.  Supply and […]


An Introduction to Apache Airflow and Talend: Orchestrate your Containerized Data Integration and Big Data Jobs

Introduction In my last blog I described how to achieve continuous integration, delivery and deployment of Talend Jobs into Docker containers with Maven and Jenkins. This is a good start for reliably building your containerized jobs, but the journey doesn’t end there. The next step to go further with containerized jobs is scheduling, orchestrating and […]