The Predictive Business

In our highly data-driven environment, businesses are essentially becoming semi-autonomous agents, constantly competing for resources, customers and talent.
This year in Strata 2014, I discussed some of the challenges we see in SalesPredict.
In our startup, we leverage machine learning and text mining techniques that mine data from heterogeneous sources, to predict in multi-agent temporal environments.
We try to answer questions such as:

  • How can businesses adapt and remain competitive in an ever-changing market?
  • What techniques could leverage real-time data to boost customer acquisition processes?
  • How can businesses learn about their competition, when the competition is learning them?
  • Can the effects of business decisions on the eco-system be anticipated?