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Today, Caesar’s Entertainment announced that it had reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of British betting house William Hill for approximately $3.7 billion. If this transaction goes through, the company will be more diversified in terms of geographical exposure and the type of gaming it offers to its customers. Interestingly, only three months ago, Eldorado Resorts bought Caesar’s for about $17,3 billion, after billionaire investor Carl Icahn joined the board and supported the company’s sale.…

It is the year 2020, and enterprises are investing heavily in privacy programs. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) defines information privacy as “the right to have some control over how your personal information is collected and used.” Motivated by regulatory pressure (for example, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act), chief privacy officers (CPOs) are leading initiatives related to data discovery, data protection, privacy enforcement and compliance reporting. Working…

Data has become one of the most valuable commodities for modern businesses. However, sometimes with great plenty, comes great responsibility. In addition, more and more businesses are going digital, and the result is that a large amount of data is being produced within their supply chains. But data, as opposed to capital, is useless without the tools that allow organizations to order, understand, and gain deeper insights from it. The big data revolution has made…

Last Tuesday, National Instruments announced its intent to acquire the Israeli data analytics startup OptimalPlus for $365 million. The two companies share many of the same enterprise-level customers within the automotive, semiconductor, and electronics industries which is one of the reasons that I believe this acquisition makes a lot of sense. National Instruments is positioning this acquisition as another piece of the puzzle moving toward accelerating its growth and without getting into all the details, I…

From the downhill of key technologies to new innovative solutions on the plate: Roberto Bentivoglio takes us swimming in the stream, with a technical explanation on event stream processing architectures as a future-proof approach to take full control over your data strategy Big data is probably one of the most misused words of the last decade. It was widely promoted, discussed and spread by business managers, technical experts, and experienced academics. Slogans like ‘data is…

Every year, digital data growth hits new records. IDC predicts the world’s collected data will surge to 175 zettabytes by 2025. Enterprises are collecting more data than ever before, attempting to derive business advantages from both proprietary and outside data sources. But uncovering the benefits of the massive volumes of data they’re generating comes with both challenges and opportunities. Some of the challenges are obviously related to data management. We’ve seen a growth in tools and…

National Instruments announced its intent to acquire the Israeli data analytics startup OptimalPlus for $365 million. The two companies share many of the same enterprise-level customers within the automotive, semiconductor, and electronics industries which is one of the reasons that I believe this acquisition makes a lot of sense. National Instruments is positioning this acquisition as another piece of the puzzle moving toward accelerating its growth and without getting into all the details, I see a…

A press release on September 22, 2020 announced the publication of “COVID-19 and Inequality: A Test of Corporate Purpose” by KKS Advisors and the Test of Corporate Purpose (TCP) initiative. TCP was founded by Mark Tulay. I co-chaired this effort with Hiro Mizuno, former Chief Investment Officer of Government Pension Investment Fund, and Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance and board member of Legal & General Investment Management. The report is based on global survey by GlobeScan of 561 individuals and…

Big data analytics is the often complex process of examining big data to uncover information — such as hidden patterns, correlations, market trends and customer preferences — that can help organizations make informed business decisions. On a broad scale, data analytics technologies and techniques provide a means to analyze data sets and take away new information—which can help organizations make informed business decisions. Business intelligence (BI) queries answer basic questions about business operations and performance. Big data analytics is…

Big data is what drives most modern businesses, and big data never sleeps. That means data integration and data migration need to be well-established, seamless processes — whether data is migrating from inputs to a data lake, from one repository to another, from a data warehouse to a data mart, or in or through the cloud. Without a competent data migration plan, businesses can run over budget, end up with overwhelming data processes, or find…