Fueling Growth with Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics

first_img Epsilon delivering the right messages to the right person at the right time with predictive analyticsLearn how Epsilon utlilizes Dell EMC’s Poweredge Servers to support multiple workloads, and give their customers the most optimized messages. Visit DellEMC.com/Servers for more information. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:37Loaded: 10.27%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.This is a modal window.RestartShare Drawing on the power of machine learning, predictive analytics and the Apache Hadoop platform, Epsilon helps some of the world’s top brands get the right message to the right person at the right time.Although you probably don’t realize it when you are interacting with some of the world’s most admired brands, their communications are often coming to you through a company called Epsilon.As a Dell EMC case study explains, Epsilon is the digital powerhouse behind the marketing and loyalty programs of many Fortune 500 companies,  including American Express, FedEx and Walgreens, to name just a few. Epsilon works with 15 of the top 20 global brands and 8 of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies.[1] If you stay at Marriott hotels, eat at Cracker Barrel restaurants or buy your office supplies at Staples, you may have interacted with Epsilon.In the course of its work, this global firm uses thousands of data points to customize individual messages for recipients, delivering content that gets maximum results. Everything Epsilon does is centered around data and the quest to get the right message to the right person at the right time. To accomplish this mission, Epsilon makes use of a wide range of technologies and solutions for artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics that are incorporated in the company’s Agility Harmony™ multichannel messaging platform, which runs on Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd servers.Agility Harmony uses workloads such as Hadoop to apply AI and machine learning to its marketing processes and securely deliver personalized content. With this agile platform, Epsilon’s employees can adjust messages in real-time based on a user’s preferences or history; quickly changing images or copy to personalize an email or text message. This level of customization leads to better engagement, better conversions and ultimately better results.Now let’s consider the scale at which Epsilon operates. It’s mind-boggling: Epsilon processes billions of personalized email messages each week, drawing on the power of AI, big data and a Hadoop data processing environment.And of course, the world is taking note of this amazing company. Epsilon was recently named a Leader in the July 2019 report “The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Service Providers, Q3 2019” by Forrester Research, Inc. This recognition is in addition to Epsilon being named a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019” for the company’s Agility Loyalty® solution. Only Epsilon is a leader in both evaluations.[2]To learn moreFor a closer look at how Epsilon gets the message out, read the Dell EMC case study Global Marketing Company Fuels Growth with AI.To learn more about the power of predictive analytics and AI, read the new Dell EMC eBook exploring these topics.For a look at innovative solutions for powering your AI applications, explore the growing portfolio of AI solutions at dellemc.com/ai.Join the conversation on Twitter @DellEMCServers.Endnotes:1. Epsilon, “Some of the Savvy Marketers that Rely on Us,” accessed August 25, 2019.2. Epsilon news release, “Epsilon Named a Leader for Loyalty Services; Only Provider Also Recognized as a Leader in Loyalty Technology by Independent Research Firm,” July 15, 2019.last_img read more

Valdespino wins Simon Award

first_imgValdespino wins Simon Award February 15, 2003 Managing Editor Regular News Valdespino wins Simon Awardcenter_img Mark D. Killian Managing EditorApproaching pro bono work as a “calling rather than an obligation,” Jacqueline Marie Valdespino has been a tireless advocate for ensuring children have a voice in the courtroom and is committed to the proposition that “no one ever enter the complicated, often dark halls of justice without a competent lawyer guiding the way.”Valdespino, the 2003 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award recipient, was presented the award by Justice Charles T. Wells during a special ceremony of the Supreme Court. The award commemorates Miami civil rights lawyer Tobias Simon, who died in February 1982, and is intended to encourage and recognize extraordinary contributions by Florida lawyers in making legal services available to the indigent and to focus public awareness on the substantial voluntary services rendered by Florida lawyers.“We are very committed to the proposition that there has to be — for our communities to work, for our state to work, for our nation to work — justice for the poor as well as justice for all others in our society,” said Justice Wells, who, as the senior justice on the court, filled in for Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead who was stuck in a snow storm in Virginia and was unable to attend the ceremony. “For the underprivileged and the elite, there must be access to the courts.”Also honored during the ceremony January 30 was the firm of Carlton Fields, which received the Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation, and the Indian River County Bar Association, which won the court’s Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award.A lawyer from each circuit also was honored with The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards, and Laurel F. Moore of Tampa received the Young Lawyers Division Legal Aid Public Service Award.“You advocate and protect the rights of those who are uneducated, unsophisticated, and those in need of a good lawyer,” Bar President Tod Aronovitz told the honorees. “You represent the highest ideals of our profession. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg comments on lawyers like you when she said, ‘It is incumbent on anyone who regards lawyering not simply as a trade but as a true profession to advance more responsible performance to ensure that legal aid will be there when needed.’ You truly recognize lawyering as a profession.”Fighting back tears, Valdespino said while she was being honored individually, she accepted the Simon award on behalf of all the lawyers who toil to do their share to provide the poor with meaningful access to the courts.“Today is really a celebration of our collective efforts,” said Valdespino, of Valdespino & Associates. “Together we represent individual capabilities brought together for a greater good; the greater good of the people of the state of Florida. I am blessed because I know that I stand before a group of unselfish individuals who collectively do more for the underprivileged than any other professional group.”Valdespino, a Bar member since 1988, began her commitment to children even before she became a lawyer. In college, Valdespino volunteered as a guardian ad litem representing children in dependency and delinquency proceedings, and she continued to volunteer her time after entering law school.Valdespino said each year Florida lawyers come together in greater numbers to provide free services to those less fortunate.“Our efforts lead us to the homeless, the accused, the oppressed, the cheated, the elderly, the poor, the ignored, the abused, those deprived of their civil rights, those in need of advocacy, and to the most needy, our children,” Valdespino said. “We answer the call, but every day there are more in need. While the call is answered, the need is barely lessened. So very much still needs to be done.”Valdespino said she could not do all she does without the assistance of the dedicated lawyers and staff of the 11th Circuit’s Put Something Back pro bono project.“Not only do these men and women work hard to assure that the legal needs of the disadvantaged are met, they provide free CLE seminars to educate lawyers so that they can competently serve,” Valdespino said. “I accept this award on behalf of my friends and colleagues at the Put Something Back project because I know that without their commitment to providing justice for all, I would not be standing here.”Valdespino said her inspiration for service comes from her mother, Norma Valdespino, who immigrated to America from Cuba in 1959.“She left behind all that she had and all that she knew for the promise of this great country,” Valdespino said. “She arrived with nothing but has managed to give me everything. Her sacrifices and hard work are the ladder for my success.”Valdespino said her mother’s example instilled in her the knowledge that there was always someone less fortunate who could benefit from her help.“If my mother is my inspiration, my friends are my constant reminder that if service is not rendered with kindness and civility then it fails the mark,” Valdespino said.In her first year as a sole practitioner, Valdespino received the Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award in recognition of her outstanding commitment and service to the disadvantaged. She has received that recognition every year since. In 1997 she was the Put Something Back Guardian ad Litem of the year. Since 1992, she has accepted appointments through the Put Something Back program, as well as at the request of the judges of the Family Division in 33 pro bono guardian ad litem cases. In 2000, she received the Ray H. Pearson Guardian ad Litem Award.Wells noted that in 1995, Valdespino accepted appointment as a guardian ad litem in a particularly contentious family case. Valdespino’s devotion assured that the child’s voice was heard through numerous post-dissolution trials, appeals, and remands. The court file numbers over 23 volumes, and the case continued for seven years.Between 1999-2001 Valdespino served on the board of the Child Abuse Prevention Program, which provides education to school children in an effort to prevent child abuse. Since 1996, Valdespino has participated in the Family Law Section Pro Bono Mentor Program, assisting young lawyers in family law cases.last_img read more

First Order for Sea Puffin SES Daughter Craft Lands on ESNA’s Desk

first_imgEsbjerg Shipyard in Denmark will build the first ordered ESNA Sea Puffin Surface Effect Ship (SES) Daughter Craft, to be delivered in early 2018 to WindPartner, an independent shipowner and ship manager based in Kristiansand, Norway.The high-performance 15m long SES daughter craft employs an air cushion for active motion damping, allowing offshore wind turbine access capability as for a much larger vessel, ESNA stated. The vessel is deployable by a standard 15-tonne davit system and is designed to distribute personnel from mother ships or platforms to offshore wind turbines.“We like to say that ‘a SES punches above its length’. The air cushion takes away motions, giving transit motions and access to offshore turbines as had it been a much larger vessel,” ESNA’s Naval Architect Nere Skomedal said. “This is really the key to why we have so much faith in and interest for this daughter craft. Sea Puffin provides a significantly larger weather window than competing daughter craft and reduces the need of support from land based vessels”.WindPartner will offer the vessel for charter to vessel owners and wind farm operators to support, for instance, an accommodation vessel in an installation campaign.“The Sea Puffin is really an optimum SES design. It is just the right size where there the SES properties provide greatly improved performances compared to other vessel solutions”, ESNA Naval Architect Trygve Halvorsen Espeland explained. “Because of the limited vessel size the fuel consumption is also low. Replacing the lifting hook with passenger seats, it can be used as a 12pax fuel efficient near-shore crew transfer vessel”.Development of the Sea Puffin has been supported by the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator, Regional Research Council Agder (RFFAgder) and The Sørlandet Knowledge Foundation (SKF). ENOVA and Innovation Norway is supporting WindPartner with building the first vessel.ESNA, a Norwegian company specializing in Surface Effect Ship (SES) design, introduced the vessel design in the fourth quarter of 2015.last_img read more

Popular TV troll headlines World Cup ‘Hugo Goal’ for Play’n GO

first_img Share Share Kindred ups operating costs to accommodate for licensed realities July 24, 2019 SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 StumbleUpon Soft2Bet: Why diversification of white label products is essential in complex times May 28, 2020 Play’n GO has moved a “much-loved character” in TV troll Hugo into the world of football ahead of this summer’s showpiece in Russia.The iGaming supplier has embraced World Cup fever by releasing Hugo Goal, a 3-reel online slot featuring Hugo alongside his main adversaries, Afskylia and Don Croco, as well as the Goat.The third collaboration between Play’n GO and Hugo Games A/S, which comes with plenty of bonus features, will see its players try to match three symbols on any payline to win.Play’n GO Game Producer Tamas Ujszaszi said: “Hugo has such a diverse world of recognisable characters and he fits into so many different scenarios, it wasn’t easy to decide who we wanted to star in the game alongside him!“In the end we settled for Afskylia and Don Croco, his main adversaries; we also introduced Goat, who is one of the older characters from Hugo’s world, to give a classic feel.”Play’n GO CEO and co-founder Johan Törnqvist believes that the timing is just right for Hugo’s latest adventure. He added: “We wanted to build on our success with Hugo and release Hugo Games to operators at a perfect time, ahead of this year’s World Cup.“This game will appeal to a large player base. Play’n GO are looking forward to an exciting summer with lots of entertaining football, and the game will offer some alternative fun between matches. We can combine players’ interest in Hugo and the tournament, giving our partners plenty of cross-sell opportunities.” Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

Dacres wants place in final

first_imgBEIJING, China:National discus and Pan American champion, Federick Dacres, is not putting too much pressure on himself as he gets ready to compete in his first major international competition, the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.Dacres, who just over a year ago underwent knee surgery to repair damages to his meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament, is reaping the spoils of his first full season as a senior athlete and says he is looking forward to being able to give his best effort in Beijing, with one eye set on first of all progressing to the final of the competition.”I feel good. It’s my first real senior year because I was injured last year, and so it’s my first year finishing the season. It really feels good to be here,” he told The Gleaner.”It was difficult to come back from that injury. Being injured takes a toll on the mind, and I was worried about how I could get back and I didn’t want to be a has-been or something like that, so I just focused on getting stronger while I couldn’t use my legs and when I got my legs back, I focused on strengthening the legs,. and it has brought me here, so I feel good,” added Dacres.”I’m just throwing and hoping to give my best, and I hope that I can do something in the final, so I’m going in with an open mind to see what can happen,” Dacres said.The former World Youth and World Junior champion says he was boosted by his win at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships, where he got the better of fellow World Championships qualifiers Jason Morgan and Chad Wright.”Every title counts, so winning the national title has certainly helped my confidence, and I’m going into the World Championships confident that I can do well and deliver on the day,” said Dacres. “Mentally, I am where I need to be. I have thrown 66 metres twice this year and I have had a good year, so my mind is here, and hopefully, my body will follow through.”Dacres’ season best of 66.40m makes him the second-best Jamaican this year behind Morgan’s national record of 68.19m and the 10th best on the planet.last_img read more