Author: Dan Theirl

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The Possible Future of Retail

I am not making a bold prediction today. I am exploring the possible future of retail as consumers embrace a digital and mobile first shopping experience and even lifestyle. As I ride into work in an Uber, I order my Ritual with two taps, grab a cup of coffee, walk over to my local breakfast spot and pick up my Ritual order...

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The Future of Marketing

As our lives become more reliant on digital platforms, marketing, and advertising necessary to support these “free” platforms becomes an ever increasing nuisance. There is over 198 million ad blocking users globally (https://blog.pagefair.com/2015/ad-blocking-report/). How do marketers and advertisers continue to make their messages relevant and timely without knowing what each individual wants to hear about in that moment?...

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We are Launching RUDI!

It's time to share the amazing work and progress the Rubikloud team made on our platform! Check out our new video here. Today Rubikloud is launching an end-to-end retail intelligence platform, named RUDI, that will transform the retail landscape forever. No longer will multi-channel retailers need expensive long-term multi-year Big Data projects. No longer will retailers need to overhaul legacy...

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Insider View into the Product Team of a Startup

Designing, building and marketing a product in the startup world is a very different process than that of a mature business. There are similarities, but the approach has to deviate from the norm for a  startup to succeed. Yes, a larger company can implement agile methodologies, short-term sprints and goal oriented product roadmaps, but startup based product teams must be...

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Big Data: To Build Or Not To Build?

Searching the Internet, I was surprised to find a lack of complete build versus buy articles published on big data. There were plenty of technical papers, there were several high level articles on the cost of hardware, but no single research paper that looked at all of the various costs when deciding whether to build your own big data solution...

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Big Data + Intelligence = Smart Data

Big Data is the muscle of the data world, pulling in and processing large quantities of data at high velocity.  It’s your locomotive hauling freight. Smart Data is the computer control system that analyzes "track conditions" to tell the locomotive when to pull to the side or slow down. Without this intelligent warning system, your train would crash. If your business...

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Doing the impossible…

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clark One of my favorite technology quotes. When I stand back and visualize the future of our world I dream of that moment, when technology stops being technology. When technology becomes something greater to our everyday lives. It not only changes the way we do business, but it...

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HackingHealth in Toronto!

Over the weekend, I finally saw what a hackathon is all about. I observed the MaRS HackingHealth hackathon in Toronto on Saturday and watched in the full glory programmers and health professionals come up with inventive solutions to the inefficiencies of the health care system. It was a well organized event where participants used Sparkboard application to connect and...

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Welcome!

Hello Everyone, Thank you so much for visiting Rubikloud's Official Blog.  You will never guess what I discovered yesterday.. we have the capacity to process over a 1 million events per second through our real-time engine and this is just the beginning as we begin the process of scaling our infrastructure.  Amazing how distributed computing has allowed for these advancements.  By...

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Data Driven Marketing Decisions
Data-driven decisions in retail need to rely on more than legacy analytics.

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