Today, we have Big Data and dynamic, sophisticated visualizations to help our businesses bloom with insight into predictive analytics that identify risks, specific market trends, and relationships. How did the business world unfold and understand information before the use of big data? The remarkable tools used before big data evolved may not be receiving enough credit. These tools incorporated logic, intuition and most of all great minds. Of course, where we are today propels far beyond the expectations of the scientist before our time.
Before the evolution of big data, scientists relied on data visualization in order to present data and information. Data visualizations ranged from wood blocks, to images, to tables and charts. Some of the world’s greatest thinkers gained tremendous insight and changed the world simply by organizing and deciphering basic data sets in new ways.
Edward Tufte, a statistician and artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University, wrote, designed, and self-published 4 classic books on data visualization. The New York Times described ET as the “Leonardo da Vinci of data,” and Business Week as the “Galileo of graphics.” ET teaches a one-day course on Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences. Gaining knowledge of the past critically influences the future.
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FirstRain is proud to be named a finalist for “New Product of the Year – Business Intelligence Solution” as part of the Annual American Business Awards for our recently released Personal Business Analytics for CRM solution!
Our submission highlighted the “unique way that FirstRain ranks top accounts by the quality of triggers that are dynamically discovered based on a user’s role, and the products and services they sell. And how using an adaptive business graph that delivers unmatched categorization and precision, and in-the-moment, context-aware personalization, FirstRain can coach sales teams by alerting them of “Deal Breakers” and ”Accelerators” – which include real-time triggered events on potential risks in active Salesforce.com sales opportunities, or real-world events that will help accelerate sales discussions.”
As a result of our nomination, we are included in voting for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products.
Voting is open, and the winners will be honored at The American Business Awards’ new product & tech awards banquet in San Francisco in September 2015.
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FirstRain COO, YY Lee, is giving a speech at Thomson Reuter’s Data Science Meetup “Rubber Meets the Road: What’s hard about deriving real meaning from data” tonight in San Francisco.
In her presentation, YY will share her expertise on deriving business developments, implicit relationships, and “meaningful insight” from vast swaths of online and social content across the global web. She will share FirstRain’s experience in addressing the following data science problems to deliver deeply personalized information experience to business professionals:
The event is being held at Galvanize in San Francisco tonight from 6:00 – 9:00pm. We are looking forward to meeting you!
We are proud to announce that FirstRain has won this year’s Bronze Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year in the US and Canada! Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small—are eligible to submit nominations. The 2014 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.
We’re so happy that the world is recognizing the value FirstRain brings to our customers, as we help them drive more revenue by truly understanding what’s affecting the customers and markets they care about most. We’re constantly striving to bring the best and most advanced experience to our users, so this recognition from the Stevie Awards is a wonderful validation of the value we bring to our customers.
The FirstRain team had a very successful and productive day at the Salesforce1 Tour’s Dallas Stop. Besides announcing Personal Business Analytics for Salesforce1, the expo floor was lively and the FirstRain staff was busy all day giving demos and talking to attendees—not to mention that we got lots of compliments on our booth! Even SaaSy stopped by.
It wasn’t all work for our team, though. They were able to get a real taste of Texas at a pit-style BBQ joint, complete with live country music. Then, after the Salesforce1 event, they had great appetizers, drinks and conversation at the FirstRain happy hour. All in all, it was a great trip for FirstRain. We loved mingling with other ISV partners & looks forward to seeing them at other events… and at Dreamforce in October.
Are you attending Salesforce1 Dallas?
Join us for drinks and live music after the conference! FirstRain is hosting a happy hour at Sambuca Restaurant immediately following the event.
Enjoy cocktails and appetizers as you network with your peers and continue the conversations from the conference.
The event will go from 6-9 pm. Sambuca is located a 1/2 mile North of the Fairmont, across from the Ritz Carlton.
We hope to see you there! Register here to reserve your spot.
According to Hugh McKellar’s article, KMWorld has been publishing their annual list of companies that matter in Knowledge Management for “almost a decade-and-a-half”; that’s about how long I have been in this industry and have been reading this annual list, so I understand precisely the focus of it, which is to “spark a larger discussion of knowledge management.”
We are extremely happy and proud to be named one of KMWorld’s 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management for 2014 as we continue to apply our Personal Business Analytics™ to solving issues related to what KMWorld calls “discovery and delivery of the right information to the right people at the right time.”
Read the full list of winners here.
KMWorld (www.kmworld.com) is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market and covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management, informing more than 40,000 subscribers about the components and processes – and subsequent success stories—that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc. (www.infotoday.com)