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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
September 2, 2020

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: September 2, 2020. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

dunnhumby, a provider of software for customer data science, has launched a new web-based application on Microsoft Azure, enabling data scientists to deliver customer insights faster. dunnhumby Model Lab is designed to solve complex retail challenges, such as understanding customer churn and predicting propensity to purchase and in what channel, in store versus online. With these capabilities, the tool helps retailers and brands build loyalty and profitability by focusing on the shopper experience.

At Data Summit Connect 2020, Lee Rainie, Director, internet and technology Research, Pew Research Center, discussed how public distrust of technology companies—particularly along political lines—has undermined their faith in the reliability of information and data. People are becoming increasingly wary—and sometimes for political reasons—about the performance of data collection companies. "The public is not convinced that technology companies can prevent misuse of their platforms in this election," Rainie said.

Sisu Data has announced two new ways to augment data preparation: a shared query repository and an Athena connector for Amazon S3 data. This product expansion is part of Sisu's focus on augmenting every part of the analytic workflow. 

Zyter, a digital health and IoT-enablement platform, is launching Zyter Smart Universities, an Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform designed specifically for school campuses. Zyter Smart Universities transforms student life both on and off campus through smart classroom-based teaching, enhanced communication and collaboration via secure remote learning, as well as wayfinding, navigation, and other personalized engagement options, all using familiar mobile devices.