Tag: machine learning

Vendor Due Diligence and Investment Due Diligence Processes Are Similar

Vendor Due Diligence and Investment Due Diligence Processes Are Similar

Whether evaluating a company as an investment vehicle or as a potential vendor, the processes are similar. Three elements are at the heart of our due diligence process when we evaluate Technology companies as investment vehicles and when we evaluate them as vendors. 1.) Quality of the Management Team. We listed this attribute first as … Continue reading Vendor Due Diligence and Investment Due Diligence Processes Are Similar

Big Bubbles Get Bigger

Big Bubbles Get Bigger

To borrow a line from one of America's all-time great CEOs, Dr. John Malone - "Big Bubbles Get Bigger - Little Bubbles Disappear" There is less surface tension as bubbles rise thus they continue to expand. The same is true of technology companies both from an M&A perspective as well as from a competitive standpoint. … Continue reading Big Bubbles Get Bigger

Advanced Analytics & Intelligent Automation: Front to Middle to Back Office

Advanced Analytics & Intelligent Automation: Front to Middle to Back Office

TEK2day Podcast episode 290: A Conversation with Scott Kurland, Global Head of Product Marketing, SS&C (tkr: SSNC) "Singularity" Predictive Analytics powered by Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing ("NLP"), and general Artificial Intelligence have been part of investment management front offices (especially "quant" shops) for some time. Yesterday we met with Scott Kurland who leads the … Continue reading Advanced Analytics & Intelligent Automation: Front to Middle to Back Office

Salesforce to Acquire Tableau Software – Expect More Such Deals

Salesforce to Acquire Tableau Software – Expect More Such Deals

The supply of Data Scientists is a constraint toward building Advanced Analytics practices including broadly-defined AI. Therefore, we expect this supply constraint to be a catalyst for M&A activity. We covered this "supply" topic last week in our article "AI: Today’s Mysterious Miracle Technology Is Tomorrow’s Electricity" The supply of data scientists is being stretched … Continue reading Salesforce to Acquire Tableau Software – Expect More Such Deals

AI: Today’s Mysterious Miracle Technology Is Tomorrow’s Electricity

AI: Today’s Mysterious Miracle Technology Is Tomorrow’s Electricity

Today Artificial Intelligence is viewed by many as a mysterious miracle technology. Tomorrow AI will be as commonplace as electricity, powering all sorts of software applications and smart devices. Whether it be conversational AI, machine learning, deep learning, NLP or RPA, a variety of these technologies will underpin not only discreet applications and workflows, but … Continue reading AI: Today’s Mysterious Miracle Technology Is Tomorrow’s Electricity

Amazon Wants To Know How You Feel

Amazon Wants To Know How You Feel

Amazon, Cogito and other technology companies leverage Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Behavioral Analytics to gauge emotions and sentiment. Amazon cares about your feelings. The company is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions. This consumer wearable device is a wrist-worn product which is described as a health and wellness product in … Continue reading Amazon Wants To Know How You Feel

F for Fake

F for Fake

F for Fake. No, not the 1973 Orson Welles movie by the same name, but rather deepfakes - one of the scarier AI derivative technologies. Samsung's "Few-Shot Adversarial Learning" models could render a video of you from a single profile photo. Researchers at Samsung's Moscow-based AI research center have developed a "deep convolutional network" capable … Continue reading F for Fake

No Time Like Now to Leverage AI

No Time Like Now to Leverage AI

We will participate on the June 3rd IASA OnPOINT conference panel hosted by SS&C Technologies. Topics covered will include AI, machine learning, deep learning, NLP, RPA and other forms of intelligent automation. There are many prospective use cases for AI and related technologies. However, prior to jumping in with both feet it is important to … Continue reading No Time Like Now to Leverage AI

Google Has Raised the Bar for Technology Companies

Google Has Raised the Bar for Technology Companies

Google flexed its on-device computing might last week at its annual I/O developer conference. This should serve as a wake-up call to other technology companies whether they be consumer-focused or enterprise technology companies. I'm still impressed by the fact that Google compressed Google Assistant's footprint by 200x (from 100GB to 0.5GB). Similarly, other advanced Google … Continue reading Google Has Raised the Bar for Technology Companies

It’s Good To Be King

It’s Good To Be King

Google is the AI King. More precisely, the king of AI, machine learning and deep learning. Google held its annual "IO" developer conference yesterday and we were most impressed by Google's ability to run sophisticated AI models entirely on-device. Many technology analysts will cover Google's new Pixel 3A phone and smart home devices. We were … Continue reading It’s Good To Be King