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10 things You Need to Know about Scoring Good Karma Points

February 23, 2017

To save you some valuable time I shortened an amazing psychological theory back to 10 lines (based on the book ‘Nudge’ from prof. R. Thaler & C. R. Sunstein). You are not a robot. A lot of your behaviour is based on emotions. Emotion was our primary interface for many years during our evolution; through...

Re-imagining Insurance – Sector Spotlight

February 1, 2017

Emerging technology is changing how we think about and use insurance. Big data, deep analytics, machine learning, the Internet of things, and cloud are all contributing to a culture of high automation and a shift in the insurance paradigm. As today’s insurance companies grow into tomorrow’s, they are embracing these technologies and changing how we...

Why your Big Data is Useless?

January 23, 2017

Big Data is going to change everything and help us to gain a greater understanding of the world around us.  With the volumes of data we are collecting, we will be able to predict everything from illness, maintenance, weather, customer needs and more. Well… maybe. Kitman Labs is the “World’s First Athlete Optimization System” which...

November 24, 2016 by

In my previous blog about Privacy in a connected world , I concluded that the meaning of privacy will be a big discussion in the coming years. A prominent player in this discussion is Edward Snowden. Last week, I attended the dutch premiere of the movie Snowden. This premiere was followed by a live webcast interview...

November 22, 2016 by

Three major trends  have been quietly impacting how organizations architect, design and leverage BI to enhance their customer experiences and to improve their operational efficiencies thus improving both top line and bottom line. These trends began even before the tsunami of Digital and Big Data took over the organizational mindshare but certainly have accelerated as...

November 14, 2016 by

or how Wi-Fi can be a business innovation enabler? Innovation and Wi-Fi within the same article? Yes, sir. More than ever. Nothing to deal with Li-Fi, nor (yet another) new 802.1x tiresome norm. Getting used to reading pretty disrupting blogs from me, you may be worried once again by this association: How an old technology...

October 27, 2016 by

It all starts with a typical consultant answer, “It depends.” Let me quickly elaborate: The concept of a data warehouse is definitely not obsolete! The technology in use might be The tools and processes surrounding the data warehouse most likely are! Why is it so? The reason for asking this question is easily understandable. The...

October 19, 2016 by

Change in the IT industry does not only come quickly; it is accelerating. We have reached a point in the IT industry where technology is not only revolutionizing what is possible, it is completely re-designing industries from the bottom up. We have discussed disruptive design a lot in the past (see our research on the...

July 4, 2016 by

When I first started my career in IT in the mid 90’s I was a Data Analyst. I absolutely loved it. I felt like Sherlock Holmes trying to find the one key ‘clue’ that would explain everything. It was a natural fit for me as I am very inquisitive and love to seek answers. I...

February 22, 2016 by

This story starts with an issue reported by one of my customer: a car manufacturer. Multiple times in a day, it’s IT team (thanks to batches) has to migrate a large volume of data (several TB) from 3D CAD (Computer Aid Design) application version n to version n+1. Classical scenario of data migration that takes...

January 26, 2016 by

In my last blog, I wrote about “How to build a doctor“.  The premise of the blog, is that experts (such as Doctors), can be replaced by Big Data, Machine Intelligence and an Interface.  While this is absolutely true, is there anything that can stop us all from being replaced by machines? Approximately two decades ago,...

January 14, 2016 by

Supercomputing (aka High Performance Computing, aka HPC) is no longer a tool for engineers and scientists, but has become a part of the new infrastructure for more and more companies. One example is financial services that use HPC, linked with big data analysis to create new solutions for their employees and customers. This alliance coins...

December 23, 2015 by

At Sogetilabs, We’re constantly collaborating with innovators within the community to understand the latest trends, innovations and technological advancements and how these innovations will impact our future.  As we wrap up 2015, We’re rewinding to look back at some of the popular blogs of the year. Here’s the No.5 blog of 2015! ( This blog was originally...

December 17, 2015 by

It’s that time of the year when we look back and celebrate some of the best contributions throughout the year. Here’s the No.9 Blog of the year! By late 2014, Shivon Zilis took the semantic bull by the horns. She explains: “MI is a unifying term for what others call Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence...

December 14, 2015 by

Today SogetiLabs launches its first report on a new wave of automation: Machine Intelligence. As part of a series of four, SogetiLabs Research Institute VINT, explores this Next Big Thing in IT. You can download our first report on Machine Intelligence for free from this location. The idea that an artificial brain could compete with...

December 1, 2015 by

Iot (Internet of Things) is full of initiatives that could lead to incompatible or antagonism solutions and standards. The last IDF (Intel developer Forum) this year provided a 360° vision of what could be a future IoT ecosystem. IoT initiatives could be categorized in 3 different development streams:

November 24, 2015 by

When did you have a truly clarifying conversation around IT-related high-order concepts? I mean for instance Big Data or the Internet of Things? Since June 2011, the website Whatsthebigdata.com is dedicated to this specific moving target. It’s a pet project of Mr. Gil Press, Forbes columnist and former Senior Director Thought Leadership Marketing at EMC...

October 12, 2015 by

My role in Sogeti is to build solutions to collect and analyse data for our customers.  We are presenting the knowledge in Big Data to people who would not have the experience and ability to process this information in the past.  Now we present this knowledge in understandable ways and even say what the “Next...

August 31, 2015 by

Hi! I am back again with the transcript of a new episode of Capgemini’s “Data and The Hunch” podcast series. I am a Principal Analyst for VINT, the Sogeti Trend Lab, and work on anything Analytics related to the Connected Service Experience. My Twitter handle is @BLO2M – B-L-O-Numeric2-M – so if you like, feel free...

August 19, 2015 by

Hi! If you’ve missed the first episode of Capgemini’s “Data and The Hunch” podcast series, here’s the transcript. I am a Principal Analyst for VINT, the Sogeti Trend Lab, and work on anything Analytics related to the Connected Service Experience. This first episode talks about how machine intelligence has the potential to take your Big Data analytics...

July 23, 2015 by

View the webinar on Data Driven Decisions for Healthcare: Click here to download the presentation.

July 15, 2015 by

What can be more addictive than ‘access without constraint’ to information? However, new storage and computing approaches such as real time analytics, data mining, and stream processing are trending topics today. So, what we cannot, eventually, miss is: The link between all these elements – an essential ‘cement’ that allows to orchestrate these different components of infrastructure in the data...

July 6, 2015 by

It’s almost impossible to name an industry that hasn’t been transformed by technology. But as technology advances, so do the opportunities for transformation. Consider two of the biggest industries in the US: Healthcare and Financial services. Not coincidentally, they’re also two of the most affected by new business demands and new technologies. Healthcare This industry was burdened...

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