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The Future of Machine Learning is an incredible topic worthy of thick books.  The challenge is that because the area is moving so quickly information becomes obsolete in the blink of an eye.  O’Reilly Media solved that problem by publishing an excellent ebook on the subject with interviews by leading practitioners.  At 77 pages, it […]

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The Gartner BI & Analytics Conference is next week. It is one of the most well-attended events in the big data calendar each year with some great presentations and an all-star cast of analyst and analytics vendors.  As we have written before, we see the big data ecosystem as having three parts: storage, analytics and visualization. […]

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The StartUpGrind is a unique event/community that has touched down in 200 cites in 85 countries and touched 400,000 entrepreneurs.  Powered by Google, its unique style of conversation vs. pitch has endeared it to content hungry entrepreneurs from around the globe.  Part classroom, part incubator, part confessional the focus is on the lessons that entrepreneurs […]

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The biggest show in hospital technology/IT is only weeks away and in all the pre-show buzz one thing is abundantly clear – this is an industry that is still focused more on gathering and organizing data and less on using that data to deliver on the promise of value-based care. That is about to change.  […]

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It seems as if everyone is talking about big data this week with an infographic here and there making the rounds at CES. It makes sense, we are awash in data, the Twitter firehose does run 24/7/365 and the IoT is truly ramping. But is the only valuable data new data? I think we all […]

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We love Fast Company over here.  Their ability to curate the technology world and find the signal from the noise is rivaled by a only handful of other publications.  We love it even more when they write about us – which they did twice this month. The first article covers the extraordinary research conducted by […]

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As readers of our blog know, it takes something special for us to link to an outside source.  Generally it is Topology driven, and indeed, that is the case here.  Our friends over at 3 Quarks Daily posted an excellent article on Topology by Jonathan Kujawa.  For those of you unfamiliar with 3 Quarks, they present […]

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They say that if you can make it here, you can make anywhere. Well, Ayasdi is checking that box in more ways than one. Our financial services business has always been focus for us, afterall, we do business with three of the five largest banks in the world plus hedge funds, credit card companies and […]

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Denials are one of the most persistent problems in the revenue cycle and its about to get worse – a lot worse with the rollout of ICD-10. The reason it is bad actually has little to do with why its about to get worse, but denials and ICD-10 are united in a common solution – […]

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Last week Ayasdi Co-Founder and President Gunnar Carlsson spoke at the DARPA Conference, Wait. What? in St. Louis.  The event, designed to draw Silicon Valley and the Pentagon closer together was widely covered by everyone from the New York Times to Popular Science.  Gunnar was honored with the opening speaking slot.  This was a nice […]

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Today our client Mercy Health was named a 2015 Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award nominee for their groundbreaking work on using machine intelligence to develop surgical clinical pathways. Mercy is one of the most innovative hospitals in the United States and they have been on the leading edge of the technology adoption curve on a […]

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Complexity is the issue at hand for Healthcare – whether you are a payer or a provider.  This was on full display at HiMSS15 in Chicago where the companies distilling the complexity got the most attention – which is notable given that 85% of the show seemed to be dedicated to simply gathering data.  We […]

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It’s always incredible to see your kids go on to great things. We are experiencing just that with our own, Max Song. Max came to us from Brown a few years ago and made material impact on the organization working on two client facing financial projects, despite not having graduated from college yet.  His experiences […]

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Gunnar Carlsson is widely recognized as one of the leading mathematicians of our time.  His pioneering work on Topology and Topological Data Analysis has inspired a generation of mathematicians and is transforming how organizations solve complex, high value problems. This technical, but approachable talk was given at the University of Tokyo in May of 2015 […]

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Our friends at AlwaysOn announced the winners of the Global 250 on Friday – a list that contains the “fastest growing and most highly valued new companies on the planet” per AlwaysOn Founder and Editor, Tony Perkins.   We are flattered to make their list.   The panel of judges includes the best and brightest from GSV […]

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Allison Gilmore, one of our data scientists here at Ayasdi, recently gave a presentation at the Big Data Global Analytics Conference in Santa Clara about how topology and the shape of data can inform predictive models.  Allison’s position is that data has shape and shape has meaning, something you probably already know. Anyone who does […]

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Ayasdi was recently highlighted in an article from Lab Manager Magazine entitled “Insights on Big Data in Drug Discovery, a Combination of Computations and Simulations Will Change Tomorrow’s Health Care.” While we are not regulars in the pages of Lab Manager, the article does an excellent job of discussing how analytics are transforming the role […]

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In our most recent webinar “The Fraud Arms Race: Using Machine Intelligence to Create Effective Fraud Detection Models” we teamed with Global Association of Risk Management (GARP) to discuss the growing problem of transactional fraud. There was an accompanying demo and that can be found here. This is an issue of concern because payment card issuers, merchants […]

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This morning we were named to Computer Reseller News’ list of top companies in big data for the third straight year.  The annual list recognizes companies that bring innovative tools, technologies and services to market, helping organizations productively manage, process and analyze the increasing volume of information being generated today. Like the Fast Company list, […]

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The team over at Baseball Prospectus led by Jeff Long came to us at the end of last year with collaboration request. The concept was to use Ayasdi’s Machine Intelligence software to look at baseball in the same way that Muthu Alagappan looked at basketball. The result of this collaboration is really cool and underscores […]

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