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Pandera Systems to highlight project success in powerful speaking track at MicroStrategy World 2019

Pandera Systems has worked hard over the years to position itself as an industry leading MicroStrategy partner and exclusive Platinum level sponsor for MicroStrategy World 2019. While they plan to unveil their “Transformation Suite” at booth #400 during this years conference taking place February 4 – 6, Pandera also aims to highlight past client successes through their powerful speaking track. Executives from Red Lobster and CAI will be joining Pandera Systems on stage to articulate the methodology and ROI of past and current data science initiatives.

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Pandera to Unveil its Transformation Suite at MicroStrategy World™ 2019 that Turbocharges Business Performance and Decision-Making

PHOENIX, Jan. 25, 2019 — Pandera, the industry leader in advanced data science, today announced that it will be a platinum sponsor at MicroStrategy World™ 2019, MicroStrategy’s annual analytics and mobility conference, taking place from February 4 to February 6 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Pandera aims to reform how organizations engage with data through the introduction of its Transformation Suite, a robust catalog of advanced analytics and data science-oriented solutions that take full advantage of MicroStrategy 2019’s new features and functionality.

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Fake News and the Responsibility of Data Scientists

Fake News and the Responsibility of Data Scientists

95% of statistics are made up.

Discussions about fact versus truth come up quite a bit these days, especially with the proliferation of “fake news” and the news media’s coverage of certain facts (and non-facts, for that matter). We hear chatter all over the place where folks bring up hot button issues and claim “90% of people agree with my fact!”and “I have proof that X happened — it’s a fact!” Sites like snopes.com, politifact.com, and factcheck.org exist to remove political bias and interpretation from these “facts,” but why would we need such things? Is it because reporters actively make up information and deliberately lie to viewers? Or could it be that they simply tweak hard facts just enough to fit them into their preferred narrative?

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Pandera Launches Global Programs to inspire, engage, and educate.

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pandera Systems, the leading pioneer in a new generation of business-oriented information solutions, announced today it will be providing an extensive series of hands-on programming to be available across the globe. Pandera has created 3 unique program focus areas that are each designed to bring value to organizations, while also inspiring, engaging, and educating the masses. (more…)

How Journey Analytics Transcends Traditional Customer Mapping

Have you ever used an out-of-date map where the static picture on your screen doesn’t quite reflect what’s going on in real life? If you have, you know this map is essentially useless and leaves you with no direction.

This exact problem has plagued marketing, sales, and customer experience teams when it comes to mapping their customers’ journeys. Companies will often spend large amounts of resources to build this incredible intertwined web of connections that make up their ideal customer journey maps. The problem is, these roadmaps are hypothesized journeys based on the organization’s interpretation of customer behavior and not rooted in fact. Furthermore, these static pictures are often outdated before or shortly after their deployment as customer attention spans are dynamic and therefore so are their ideal journeys.

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Success Story – Staples and Pandera build a single version of the truth

 As with many large organizations, creating a single version of the truth that decision-makers can act upon is a challenge. Office supply store Staples is no different. With over 79,000 employees, 2,000 locations, and operations in 26 different countries, it is easy to see why 75 weekly reports and upwards of 175 ad-hoc reports were not going to cut it. These reports were often outdated prior to even getting in the decision maker’s hands, which in turn reduced adoption and confidence in the analytic strategies that Staples aimed to pursue and drive growth from.

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Follow your “HEART” when evaluating your data story

At Pandera Systems, we put a lot of emphasis on the story that data should tell. Through careful system and UI/UX architecture, it is possible to create toolsets that easily convey important insights with the context that matters to the people that matter. But how do you quantify the story you are trying to tell? Beyond that, how do you verify that it is being well received by the people it is intended to help?

It may sound arbitrary to some, but by simply focusing on the people, these systems are designed to help you get a grasp on the effectiveness of your systems. Google researchers have designed what they call the “HEART” framework to quantify and validate that UX designs. We have used this same framework to confirm the data stories we care about are being well-received. (more…)

Expanding our global tech community program

At Pandera, we have always been committed to taking a hands-on approach in helping the growth of our tech communities where we operate and call home. This hands-on approach has been instrumental in not only our evolution as a company, but our collective mindset that focuses on inspiring communities to be collaborative and innovative.

Since January of 2017, we have launched our tech community program Tech and Beer in multiple cities, and over the next 120 days we will be launching this same program in 6 more cities across the country as well as the United Kingdom. The launch of these programs is part of our strategy to create a multi-tiered ecosystem that inspires innovation from the ground up through education at all levels on how technology should be utilized in order to achieve desired outcomes.

We firmly believe that at the core of every thriving tech community or business is its people, and our mission as a company is to continuously improve through technology – not only how people connect or collaborate, but ultimately how they work. To achieve this, we need to start at the core, and we look forward to expanding our tech community programs globally. Orlando Tech and Beers new event locations and lead roles Look out for a Tech and Beer program in your city, and if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or launching Tech and Beer in your very own city, please feel free to contact us for more info at info@techandbeers.com.

Forbes sits down with Pandera CDO, Matthew Thomas

Pandera Systems Chief Data Officer, Matthew Thomas spoke with Kimberly Whitler of Forbes to explain why companies are turning to Chief Data Officers to generate more value out of data beyond the typical CIO and CMO roles.

Whitler (Forbes)Can you describe the CDO role?

Thomas: To truly appreciate the increasing need for the CDO’s role, one must first understand that 90 percent of the world’s data was created in the past two years alone. That’s a lot of information for a company to suddenly organize, secure and make sense of, let alone make a strategic decision on. The CDO emerged as organizations realized the need for someone to lead the management of all of this data as well as guide the organization in technology adoption and training necessary to storing and distributing it all.

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