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Alteryx Expands APAC Presence to Amplify Analytics in Japan

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Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX), revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, today announced its new office opening in Tokyo. The new office will support the success of hundreds of current customers in the country, including Honda and Toyo Engineering, and growing demand for its end-to-end analytics and data science platform in the broader APAC market. This office opening is indicative of the company’s 96 percent year-over-year (YoY) growth in international markets for the full year 2018, which accounted for 29 percent of overall revenue as of Dec. 31, 2018.

“By introducing Alteryx, we have improved efficiencies in our new income stream and with developing citizen data scientists,” said Yoshiaki Sugimoto, business development supervisory unit, Honda. “The Alteryx Platform also helps us obtain valuable knowledge and insights from driving data, now accessible to our community for an improved driving experience. We’re excited to have regional representation from Alteryx to support us in developing deeper expertise and increased agility in our data analytics initiatives.”

“The Alteryx self-service analytics platform helps the team be more efficient and foster collaboration between end-users and IT for business analytics automation,” said Daisuke Tsuchiya, senior IT engineer at Toyo Engineering Corporation. “We welcome the Alteryx team to Japan and look forward to continued data victories together.”

After announcing the establishment of its APAC headquarters in Singapore last year, Alteryx is expanding its impact in the region, strategically placing the Tokyo office to help accelerate analytic talent and capitalize on market potential in the dawn of digital transformation. The company appointed Ryo Yoshimura as country manager of Japan.  He will support Celine Siow, regional vice president of APAC and Japan, to build the company’s momentum in country and. Yoshimura and the local team in Japan will also work closely with the company’s partners in the region, including NTT Data, LHit, KCME and Classmethod.

Japan played a key role in the digital revolution of the 20th century with unique innovations in technology and science, and is continuing this leadership as technology leaders prioritize artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML),” said Ryo Yoshimura. “Our Tokyo presence will enable Alteryx to better partner with Japanese organizations, closing the gap between their visions for the future and reality. We will accomplish this by providing our code-free and code-friendly platform, global community and learning resources to develop data talent quickly and create an analytics-centric culture.”

In addition to extending support to local customers, Alteryx aims to address the prominent data science talent gap that exists in Japan, consistent with global markets. In a recently published study, the World Economic Forum reveals that data-related jobs will be the most in demand within the next four to five years, along with AI and ML specialists. Alteryx is committed to helping companies across the globe increase data literacy and fuel a culture of analytics by providing a platform that simultaneously addresses the needs of the data analyst, data scientist and citizen data scientist, and puts the thrill of solving into the hands of the business user.

Alteryx will celebrate the opening of its Tokyo office on April 16 from 1:30-7 p.m. local time (GMT+6) at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo alongside an expected 200 customers, prospects and partners.

 

SOURCE Alteryx, Inc.

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Mercari Opens Cambridge Engineering Offices

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Mercari, The Selling App, today announced the opening of engineering offices in Cambridge, MA, advised by two renowned professors at the adjacent Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mercari is the number-one marketplace in Japan. Since entering the U.S. in 2014, more than 45 million Americans have downloaded the app.

At the moment, Mercari’s team in Cambridge is focused on better understanding sellers and buyers, and predicting their intentions ahead of their actions. This helps Mercari deliver a more personalized experience using its recommendation engine. The team is applying machine learning on massive amounts of data to better personalize the user experience based on their preferences, history and interactions.

More broadly, this team is pursuing applied research projects in machine learning, computer vision and other emerging technologies that can help Mercari to make selling even easier than buying.

“Opening the Mercari engineering offices in Cambridge is an important addition to our global technology centers in Palo Alto and Tokyo,” said Dr. Mok Oh, chief technology officer for Mercari U.S. “The expectations of Mercari sellers and buyers are always evolving, so it’s vital that we harness emerging technologies to continuously improve our app and services.”

Advising the team are Dr. Frédo Durand and Dr. Wojciech Matusik of MIT.

Dr. Frédo Durand is a renowned researcher and professor in computer vision and computational photography. He is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and a member of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

Dr. Wojciech Matusik is widely-recognized professor and entrepreneur in machine learning, 3D vision, and 3D fabrications. He is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, where co-directs the Computer Graphics Group and teaches machine learning courses

Mercari is looking for talented people to join its technology teams in Palo Alto and Cambridge. A list of all current U.S. openings is here.

 

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Chinsay’s Intelligent Contract Platform Enables Rio Tinto & Cargill to Complete the First Fully Digitalised Iron Ore Trade

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Chinsay, the leading provider of contract digitalisation solutions in the commodity and freight markets, is announcing today the completion of the first fully digitalised iron ore trade, through a trial achieved in partnership with Rio Tinto and Cargill‘s Metals business on Chinsay’s Intelligent Contract Platform (ICP).

In using ICP, Rio Tinto and Cargill collaborated on a single platform to dramatically reduce the time it takes to create, issue and approve commodity contracts from several days to under two hours. The digitalisation of this fundamental trade process creates the opportunity to automate and deliver post-trade efficiencies by linking front-, middle- and back-office functions.

Colin Hayward, Chinsay CEO, said: “This is a technological milestone for the industry, and we are delighted Rio Tinto and Cargill Metals chose to partner with us and use our ICP as the core technology to create this advance. We are constantly collaborating with clients, market participants, tech vendors and industry consortia to extend digitalisation further along the commodity trade lifecycle.”

“The Intelligent Contract Platform is a great tool that has the potential to benefit the entire ferrous industry,” said Lee Kirk, Managing Director for Cargill’s Metals business. “This is a great example of how we can leverage advancements in technology to benefit from increased speed, transparency and efficiencies that enable us to serve our customers and suppliers better.”

ICP is state-of-the-art technology which allows companies to digitalise pre-trade processes early in the deal lifecycle, creating an agreed contract dataset that can be seamlessly integrated with other operational systems, functions and processes, enabling transparency and traceability across the supply chain.  ICP prepares clients for the use of technologies such as blockchain, ML, AI and electronic trade documentation solutions.

 

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Aiozium Launched SaaS-based Marketing Intelligence Tool Powered by AI

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Aiozium, a new launch of Crowdnik Networks Private Limited, is a SaaS-based platform for marketers powered by machine learning techniques in a different way. The tool has intelligence for self-correction and self-learning for better campaign optimization and high ROI.

Aiozium is a multi-dimensional platform that not only reads the data, makes sense of all the data and generate actionable insights on them, but also gives the real-time information about customer behavior. It builds the trend of the customers based on a various emotional and behavioral algorithm which leads to prediction and results in an increase of leads by selecting the best marketing mix and marketing strategies for optimum use of resources which results in greater ROI.

Reason Why Every Marketer Needs Aiozium

Aiozium is marketing ally, it is a tool for all the marketers which makes life simpler and completes the customer journey with ease.

– Emotional Algo: It is said that the only difference between Robot and Human is the emotions or the feel factor. Emotional algo consists of human psychological ethos. It analyses the behavior basis on different kinds of emotions exhibited by humans. It helps in analyzing the marketing communications, activities and asses their value. It also measures and analyses the emotions of a person towards buying the product.

– Contextual Algo: It analyses the content across various channels viz. website, email and all communication platforms based on multiple parameters such as aggression, transaction, emotion etc. It also analyses whether the user is persuaded with the interaction or not, basis on which it predicts the usefulness of the content.

– Behavior Algo: Based on historical and real-time customer behavior across all channels with prospective data listening mechanism, this model can learn, react and predict the most accurate customer flow for maximum conversion. It predicts the probability of the rate of conversion through Machine Learning, Deep learning, Natural Language processing and Augmented Visualization.

How Is It Going To Benefit The End-users:

On-boarding with Aiozium will reduce the marketing expenses by cutting down the misspend funds and optimizing the campaign to increase the ROI. It remembers and recollects the historical hand burns and successful campaigns and accordingly suggests marketers the most accurate pathway to follow. It also learns the customer behavior towards marketer’s product line. The best part of Aiozium is that it works across channels and sync with all the digital assets in a single click.

Automate, Sit Back and Relax

Aiozium is inviting the industry experts to have a test drive on their AI Marketing Ally. To book a slot, schedule a demo at https://www.aiozium.com/demo.html

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