Patty Moore

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M Is for Machine Learning -  Not Magic

Posted by Patty Moore

Jul 5, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Several of my colleagues and I recently had an opportunity to visit the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA to meet with their data scientists and SQL Server 2016/ SQL Server R Services experts. Our objective was to collaborate on the machine learning models we are developing for our Advanced Reporting for Credit Unions™ (ARCU) business intelligence solution.

While machine learning algorithms have been around for quite some time, our team is looking to productize and operationalize predictive models for 240+ Jack Henry/Symitar customers. Predictive analytics is an area of data science that is getting more and more attention.

Why? Companies have accumulated a breadth and depth of available data and they want to maximize their investment by generating predicted outcomes that will help them make better decisions and take faster action.

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Topics: Credit Unions, Tomorrow's Technology

D Is for Data Is for Decision

Posted by Patty Moore

Oct 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Big data, small data, data mining, data analytics, data science … there are numerous buzz words surrounding the data topic and it’s hard to keep up.

Do I care about the terminology? Not really. For business people like me, the focus remains better data means better decisions. Better decisions can result in increased growth and revenue, as well as improved efficiency. Better decisions can lead to higher savings rates, lower loan rates, and expanded services. Better decisions help financial institutions gain a competitive advantage at a time when their customers have less loyalty, comparison shop online, and have voluminous options for financial services.

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Topics: Financial Services Industry, Data Management

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