Q&A: Transform Company Culture by Transforming How Workers Approach Data
TDWI January 19th, 2017

Frank Bien is the CEO of BI and analytics company Looker and the coauthor (with Tomasz Tunguz) of a new book, Winning with Data -- Transform Your Culture, Empower Your People, and Shape the Future. In it, Bien shares techniques, tools, and tactics used by leading firms that have disrupted strategies and transformed company cultures by leveraging data effectively.

Big Data Analytics Trends: 17 Trends for 2017
Datamation January 10th, 2017

Big Data just keeps getting bigger, in a popularity sense. A new IDC report predicts that the Big Data and business analytics market will grow to $203 billion by 2020, double the $112 billion in 2015.

Exclusive – Looker Chief Data Evangelist Daniel Mintz Talks Analytics and Data-Driven Culture
icrunchdata January 6th, 2017

Daniel Mintz is the Chief Data Evangelist at Looker, the BI software company headquartered in Santa Cruz, Calif. Previously, he was Head of Data & Analytics at fast-growing media startup Upworthy and before that he was Director of Analytics at political group MoveOn.org. Throughout his career, Daniel has focused on how people interact with data in their everyday lives and how they can use it to get better at what they do.

How to grow your app
TechCrunch December 26th, 2016

The app ecosystem is strong and growing. By 2020, App Store consumer spend is supposed to exceed 100 billion dollars (App Annie). Mobile now represents 65 percent of digital media time (Marketing Land); 86 percent of this time on phones is spent in apps (AdWeek).

Big Data Industry Predictions for 2017
insideBIGDATA December 21st, 2016

Wow! What a year 2016 has been. The big data industry has significant inertia moving into 2017. In order to give our valued readers a pulse on important new trends leading into next year, we here at insideBIGDATA heard from all our friends across the vendor ecosystem to get their insights, reflections and predictions for what may be coming.

3 Innovative Startups Making Big Data Manageable for Everyone
Tech.Co December 21st, 2016

Big data culture has become pervasive across all sectors, from Amazon delivering on shopper personalization strategies by leveraging real time insights, to presidential candidates steering campaign efforts with predictive modeling around voter sentiment. As the practical applications of analytics continue to grow, as does the amount of money invested in them.

Looker Data Actions Simplifies Day-to-Day Workflows
Dataversity December 19th, 2016

Looker, the company that is powering data-driven businesses, today released Data Actions — the industry’s first seamless integration of fully functional 3rd-party business processes into a data platform. Looker customers can now take immediate action on discovered actionable analysis directly from within Looker, dramatically simplifying workflows and improving productivity.

Industry Predictions: Key Trends in 2017
KDnuggets December 17th, 2016

In this post we present predictions from those in industry, which do not follow a prescribed question but which do address what to keep a look out for in different sectors in the upcoming year. Quotes are organized alphabetically by name of the company which they have been submitted on behalf of, and we have reserved the right to edit (extract excerpts from) for both content and length.

Looker Data Actions Simplify Everyday Workflows
tdwi December 15th, 2016

Looker has released Data Actions, which integrate third-party business processes into the Looker data platform. Customers can now take immediate action on discovered analysis directly from within Looker, simplifying workflows and improving productivity.

Looker Unveils Data Actions to Simplify Day-to-Day Workflows
Solutions Review December 15th, 2016

Looker has unveiled Data Actions, an industry-first integration of 3rd party business processes into a data platform. Looker customers are now able to take action in real-time on discovered actionable analysis directly from within the Looker platform, simplifying worklofws and improving productivity.