Analysis and Recaps of Big Data Challenge Final Four
It was a wild weekend of mammoth matchups between formidable technology titans in the Smart Sixteen Big Data Challenge! With the field narrowed to the Elite 8, questions still abounded.
- Would Predicting Customer Behavior be able to break the cool-under-pressure Improve Campaign Effectiveness to claim the top spot in the Marketing Region?
- In the Infrastructure Region, could the upstart Simplified Data Management overcome the steely Analyzing Machine Data?
- Over in the Finance Region, which of the double-threat stalwarts would prevail – Governance & Risk Management or Threat & Fraud Detection?
- Could the fast-break attack of Real-time Streaming Data wear down the storied Enterprise-wide Implementation juggernaut?
For complete analysis of the tournament and a look ahead to the Final Four teams, we turn to our expert panel:
- Bob Hayes, Ph.D., Chief Customer Officer at TCELab and president of Business Over Broadway, recapped the results of all the regional pairings.
- Neil Raden, CEO and Principal Analyst at Hired Brains, looked back at each regional matchup and offered explanations of why the four victors vanquished their opponents. Then he offered his pick to take the overall trophy.
- Annette Franz is a Client Services executive focused on improving both customer and employee experiences. We called on her for a breakdown of what went down in the much anticipated showdown between Predicting Customer Behavior and Improve Campaign Effectiveness.
- Steve Massi, Director of Marketing and Client Strategy for International Micro Systems, boldly predicts “EWI will become the foundational engine pulling all other 15 of the #Smart16 finalists with it.” Read his in-depth profile on Enterprise-wide Integration.
Read all four posts and tell us if you agree with our analysts’ picks.
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