Contributor: Ronald van Loon

MapR Converge Blog author, Ronald van Loon

With the advent and rise of digital transformation and its subsets – data science, big data, the IoT (Internet of Things), predictive analytics, and business intelligence – businesses and organizations have more ways than ever before to track and improve internal processes, customer service, and customer experience.

As a recognized expert and thought leader in this field, I work with data-driven companies to generate business value so that they may meet and exceed goal after goal.

I have been recognized for my work in the field of digital transformation by such publications and organizations as Onalytica, Dataconomy, and Klout. In addition to these recognitions, I am also an author for a number of leading big data websites, including The Guardian, The Datafloq, and Data Science Central, and I regularly speak at renowned events and conferences.

Blog Posts by Ronald van Loon

October 12, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

The IoT-Connected Car of Today— Cases From Hertz, Nokia, NTT, Mojio & Concur Technologies

Imagine a world where your car not only drives itself, but also says intelligent things like these: A hotel is just around the corner and you have been driving for eight hours. Would you like to reserve a room and take rest for a couple of hours? You...

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October 10, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

GDPR – A Change in the Making

GDPR – A Change in the Making Organizations all over the EU must be aware by now that the Data Protection Act (DPA) will be changed into GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Some of these changes might cause some compliance issues but there’s an...

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October 09, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

How Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Digital Enterprises

According to the prediction of IDC Futurescapes, Two-thirds of Global 2000 Enterprises CEOs will center their corporate strategy on digital transformation. A major part of the strategy should include machine-learning (ML) solutions. The implementation...

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October 05, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

The Future is Bright for Banking

2018 is likely to be a game-changing year for the banking and finance sector. As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) are implemented across the European Union, the exclusive control of banks and other...

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October 04, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

AI - The Present in the Making

I attended the Huawei European Innovation Day recently, and was enthralled by how the new technology is giving rise to industrial revolutions. These revolutions are what will eventually unlock the development potential around the world. It is important...

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September 11, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

Why Businesses Should Embrace Machine Learning

If you’re still unsure of machine learning and it’s benefits, consider these scenarios In 2016, Google’s net worth was reported to be $336 billion, and this is largely due to the advanced learning algorithms the company employs. Google was the first company...

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September 06, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

Enterprise Journey to Becoming Digital

Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on LinkedIn on May 15, 2017 Do you want to be a digital enterprise? Do you want to master the art of transforming yourself and be at the forefront of the digital realm? How can you change your business...

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August 18, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

5 Ways Businesses Can Cultivate a Data-Driven Culture

Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on LinkedIn on June 2, 2017 The pressure on organizations to make accurate and timely business decisions has turned data into an important strategic asset for businesses. In today’s dynamic marketplace...

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August 09, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

How Artificial Intelligence will Transform IT Operations and DevOps

To state that DevOps and IT operations teams will face new challenges in the coming years sounds a bit redundant, as their core responsibility is to solve problems and overcome challenges. However, with the dramatic pace in which the current landscape...

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August 01, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

Artificial or Augmented Intelligence: Talks with Intel’s Chief Data Scientist, Bob Rogers

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted on LinkedIn on July 3, 2017 I recently sat down with Bob Rogers. Bob is Intel’s Chief Data Scientist for Analytics and AI. I sought out answers to the some of the most popular questions related to artificial...

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July 11, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

How to Become an Omni-Channel Data-Driven Retailer

Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on LinkedIn on April 12, 2017. In today�s digital age where customers are as likely to buy a product from an eCommerce website as from a brick and mortar store, delivering a seamless and value-adding...

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July 10, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

Securing Competitive Advantage with Machine Learning

Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on LinkedIn on June 7, 2017. Business dynamics are evolving with every passing second. There is no doubt that the competition in today's business world is much more intense than it was a decade...

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June 28, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

How to Start Incorporating Machine Learning in Enterprises

Editor's Note: This post was originally published on LinkedIn on June 12, 2017. The world is long past the Industrial Revolution, and now we are experiencing an era of Digital Revolution. Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data Analysis...

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June 03, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

Journey Science in Telecom: Take Customer Experience to the Next Level

Editor's Note: The telecommunications industry is on the verge of a major transformation through the use of advanced analytics and big data technologies like the MapR Converged Data Platform. The "MapR Guide to Big Data in Telecommunications...

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May 23, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

Data Analytics is Transforming Healthcare Systems

Editor's Note: The healthcare industry is on the brink of a major transformation through the use of advanced analytics and big data technologies like the MapR Converged Data Platform. The "MapR Guide to Big Data in Healthcare" is designed...

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May 17, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

DES-Digital Business World Congress 2017

Anybody who has been following my social media account would know that I am a big supporter of incorporating data analytic techniques in everyday business processes. I am really excited about attending the biggest digital conference, DES 2017 (Digital...

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February 10, 2017 | By Ronald van Loon

How to Build a Data Science Team

Editor's Note: This blog was orginally featured on LinkedIn. Businesses today need to do more than merely acknowledge big data. They need to embrace data and analytics and make them an integral part of their company. Of course, this will require building...

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December 05, 2016 | By Ronald van Loon

How Strategy – Not Technology – Is the Real Driver for Digital Transformation

Editor's Note: This blog was orginally featured on LinkedIn. Business owners and executives today know the power of social media, mobile technology, cloud computing, and analytics. If you pay attention, however, you will notice that truly mature and...

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November 18, 2016 | By Ronald van Loon

What Is the Future of Data Warehousing?

Editor's Note: This blog was orginally featured on LinkedIn. There is no denying it – we live in The Age of the Customer. Consumers all over the world are now digitally empowered, and they have the means to decide which businesses will succeed and...

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November 15, 2016 | By Ronald van Loon

Learn the Art of Data Science in Five Steps

Editor's Note: This blog was orginally featured on LinkedIn. The field of data science is one of the youngest and most exciting fields in the technology sector. In no other industry or field can you combine statistics, data analysis, research, and...

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