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The Sentient Enterprise: New Business Book Focuses on Future of Analytics

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by Angela Guess

According to a new press release, “Teradata, the leading data and analytics company, today announced the general availability of a new book by Oliver Ratzesberger, of Teradata, and Mohan Sawhney, of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, that presents a bold vision into the future of analytics, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) in an increasingly digital world. The book has quickly gained popularity as a Wall Street Journal Bestseller (subscription required) for the week ending October 22, 2017, its first full week of availability. ‘Executives understand that they have to act now to get ahead of a rapidly changing, digital world,’ says Ratzesberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Teradata. ‘The Sentient Enterprise is a North Star, a specific set of business-wide capabilities, for enterprises to create a culture of data-first decision-making at scale’.”

The release goes on, “The Sentient Enterprise details a layered, five-stage journey through progressively more advanced ‘platforms’ of capabilities, resulting in agile enterprises that intuitively connect people, processes, data and outcomes. The book recounts success stories from companies on the journey like Dell, Verizon Wireless, eBay, General Motors, Siemens, Volvo, Wells Fargo and other organizations that have transformed their business practices through analytics. It forecasts enterprise decision-making so proactive and automated that the organization will eventually become more self-aware and ‘sentient.’ ‘Historically, the creation of analytics was a somewhat unstructured and ‘artisanal’ activity, driven by individual human hypotheses and curiosity. … But with the five ‘platforms’ described in this book, analytics can move well beyond the artisanal stage. They are a linked set of capabilities for making analytics operational, production-based and shared across the enterprise — a high-volume manufacturing operation for data and analytics-based decisions’.”

Read more at Teradata.com.

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