Category: Analytics

How to better understand the socio-economic information of your students

May 2, 2018

How to Incorporate GeoMap: Use Case 2 – University Students GeoMap is a newly introduced address verification tool allowing individuals, companies and institutes to better take control of their addresses. But GeoMap is more than just a simple verification tool. Through GeoMap’s capabilities, our clients can geocode, validate and gain socio-economic insights into any physical

How to easily get socio-economic data for an address

April 19, 2018

How to Incorporate GeoMap: Use case 1 – Application Assessment Improving application processing through easy-to-use, efficient geocoding. GeoMap is a newly established Australian address verification tool that allows for geocoding and socio-economic insight into all Australian addresses. Over a three part series we will explore the  ways in which businesses and institutes can incorporate GeoMap

Image Classification

April 10, 2018

Paul Butera, Altis Data Scientist, Melbourne In the space of image classification, not much has changed for years. Up until recently, even utilising deep learning, the pinnacle of multiclass object detection remained, at most, detecting one or two different kinds of objects within a single frame. Put more simply, we have been able to train

Using Machine Learning and ElasticSearch to discover unstructured Gold

March 13, 2018

Mythili Baker, Head of Innovation Our client, a large distributor of electricity and gas, had a wide range of responsibilities and tasks managed via their call centre. Their call centre data repository was vast and contained a high volume of rich unstructured text. They hypothesis was that this data contained valuable insights that they were

Depression and Anxiety Treatment in England: Does the level of care depend on where you live?

February 15, 2018

by Olu Omodara “Mental health has never had a higher profile. More than ever before, people are being encouraged to talk openly about their mental health and to share their experiences. More people than ever are receiving treatment and care for mental health conditions; in part due to a reduction in the stigma associated with

Using SSIS within Azure Data Factory V2  

January 30, 2018

Dawie Kruger recently led a data warehousing project, that was implemented using all Azure PaaS components. Azure Data Factory version 2 was used to transform data from the on-premises data sources into to Azure SQL DB, and in this blog Dawie reviews the new SSIS functionality in Azure Data Factory.  Overview  SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) has been the ETL tool provided with SQL Server

Amazon’s Machine Learning platform SageMaker has been released – First thoughts

December 13, 2017

One of our Melbourne Data Scientists, Jeremiah Mannings, shares his thoughts on Amazon’s Machine Learning platform, SageMaker. AWS has finally released SageMaker! (https://aws.amazon.com/sagemaker/) catching up in the market to other offerings such as Azure ML Studio. In typical Amazon style, they have taken all the good aspects of other automated Machine Learning cloud environments, improved

Credit Controllers are Data Analysts too

November 27, 2017

Ian Stuart from our London office, has recently had an article published in the Credit Control Journal, one of the world’s leading research journals dedicated to the advancement of asset risk management, credit analysis and corporate risk. Credit Controllers are data analysts too, explains Ian. Yet, most organisations fail to realise the role that Business

What we can do with data

November 15, 2017

In a follow up to his previous article, analysing BHPA (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association) incidents, Ian Stuart from our London office had another article published in Skywings this month, showing the possibilities that are opened up with good electronic flight logging.  His personal flight logging dashboard is insightful and has attracted very positive

Watson Conversation WCS Intent design

October 19, 2017

By Jeremiah Mannings Consultant in Melbourne Introduction This series of articles is designed to offer a useful overview of the capabilities and functions of the Watson Conversational API to use in your own projects. For the next few articles, a banking/finance type demo will be used to explain the concepts. There will be a number

Effort and BI – Is the Focus Shifting?

October 10, 2017

Neil Randall, a consultant in our London office, shares his thoughts on how technology is shifting the focus in the way data warehouse and BI solutions are being delivered. Platforms such as Microsoft Azure and Amazons’ AWS offering may well be on the way to shifting the balance of where we put our time and

Image Analytics with Machine Learning

September 25, 2017

by Jeremiah Mannings Image analytics, deep learning and neural networks are terms thrown around all day on platforms like LinkedIn, but what can they really do for your business? Here at Altis, we have been working to provide an answer to that problem. Sure, the technology is really cool, but it would be even cooler

TDWI Conference 2017

August 23, 2017

Earlier this month, Richard Roose, one of our senior Sydney consultants, attended the TDWI conference in Anaheim. He gives us a recap of the main topics below. As you might expect, a broad spectrum of topics were covered, with some of the hotter ones being around: Self-service BI & Analytics Data Science & Advanced Analytics

Thoughts from Introduction to Data Science – Melbourne – June 2017

June 30, 2017

A team in Melbourne recently completed our Introduction to Data Science course with Altis’ Head of Data Science – Isaac Reyes. In this interview Richard Marris,  a consultant from our Altis Canberra office, shares some of his takeaways on how analytics is adding to the skills and techniques that a modern analyst needs. What is

Big Data Navigational Aids

June 22, 2017

Altis’ CEO, John Hoffman, shares some insights into how to successfully navigate the Big Data landscape. I am sure many of you flinched when you first saw this graphic on the Big Data landscape when it was published by Matt Turk in April. For those of you who missed it, have a look and weep.

The Truth about Paragliding and Hang Gliding Incidents

May 18, 2017

Ian Stuart, one of our London based consultants, used the BHPA’s incident database to reveal some interesting insights. Free flying is exhilarating but it comes with a health warning.  We recently published our analysis of incidents in “Skywings” – the membership magazine for the British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA).  We looked at some

Altis Chatbot

May 11, 2017

In our previous blog on “The World of Bots” we discussed some use cases for Bots.  In this blog we will talk about a Bot that we created internally, the Altis Chatbot and some of the lessons we learnt in developing the Bot. The Altis Chatbot is a resource and skill planning solution.  It has

Altis obtains two additional AWS Service Delivery Accreditations

May 4, 2017

After obtaining AWS Redshift Service Delivery Accreditation earlier this year, Altis has obtained a further two accreditations for AWS EMR and AWS Lambda. Altis was the first AWS Consulting Partner in ANZ to obtain this recognition for RedShift and for EMR.   In combination, these three AWS services represent the backbone of modern big data

The world of Bots

April 27, 2017

We are starting to see the real-world application of artificial intelligence and in particular Bots becoming more common in the business world.  Often when meeting with our clients the conversation turns to Bots and what and how can they help businesses. In fact, according to Gartner’s top 10 near-term predictions for technology By 2020, “the