Company Archives - Rubikloud

Humans of Rubikloud – Anton Mazhurin


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By Melissa Partland on November 8, 2018

This is Anton Mazhurin. Anton is on Rubikloud’s Data Science team. He designs infrastructure for producing machine learning model forecasts. That includes future generations, parameter optimization, model storage and ETL pipelines. Don’t fret if you had to Google these terms, I did too. Anton was born in Sochi, Russia (the one that held the 2014 …

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Humans of Rubikloud – Javier Moreno


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By Melissa Partland on September 12, 2018

This is Javier Moreno. Javier is the Technical Lead of the Machine Learning team in charge of models related to LifeCycle Manager, our customer personalization product. The Machine Learning team designs models and also builds software infrastructure to keep them healthy. We’re talking super complicated stuff here. His team is comprised of careful, generous, and …

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When Teamwork IS a Matter of Life or Death


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By Lori Morrison on August 29, 2018

Rubikloud HQ transformed into a luxurious event space to host the first event in our new Toronto office on August 16th. Tony van Marken, businessman and adventurer extraordinaire (who also happens to be one of Rubikloud’s investors from OTEAF), joined the Rubikrew, along with a few external partners, to share stories from his adventures climbing …

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Humans of Rubikloud – Tawsif Khan


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By Melissa Partland on August 9, 2018

Meet Tawsif Khan. Tawsif is a Data Analyst at Rubikloud, although he wanted to be a pilot when he was a child. We think he’s soaring with his role in the AI field. See what we did there? Tawsif spends the majority of his time developing analytical methodologies that answer important business questions for the …

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Amazon Sets the Bar for Retail Revolution


Posted in Company, Retail
By Kerry Liu on June 29, 2018

The “retail apocalypse” and “the death of brick and mortar” are common phrases echoed in the industry as pressure mounts for enterprise retailers scrambling to compete with the likes of Amazon. As one of the FANG companies (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google), Amazon has passed the tipping point in its ability to collect trainable proprietary …

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AI for Retail is More Accessible Than You Think


Posted in Company, Retail
By Kerry Liu on June 13, 2018

It’s not news that the state of retail is changing. The constraints inhibiting some retailers from keeping up with market disruptors like Amazon and Walmart are creating a tipping point in terms of leveraging AI to automate everything from inventory to promotional marketing. We hear a lot about AI, but it’s not always clear what …

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We’re Hiring!


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By Kerry Liu on February 7, 2018

It’s been an exciting 2018 and it’s only February! Today we announced that Rubikloud is adding 60 jobs in our Toronto office following our successful Series B round secured in early January, raising $37m USD. In our last blog post, I outlined our 3 major goals for the year: 1) Accelerate practical AI adoption for …

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With $37m Raised from Series B, We’ll Be Using AI to Disrupt Retail


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By Kerry Liu on January 3, 2018

Today we announced that Rubikloud has raised $37m USD in our Series B investment round. We are thrilled to have Intel Capital as the lead investor for this round, alongside investments from iNovia Capital and OTEAF. All three of these new investors, and our existing investors (Horizons Ventures and Access Industries), share in our vision …

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Rubikloud at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2017


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By Kanchana Padmanabhan on October 23, 2017

We are super excited to be chosen to host a workshop titled Workshop on Big Data & Data Science in Retail at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), a top-tier research conference in data mining. The workshop will bring together academic researchers and industry professionals from all over the world to present and …

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Retailers Can Master Mobile Using Machine Learning


Posted in Marketing, Retail
By David McMichael on March 23, 2017

As the modern consumer becomes a multi-channel shopper, the modern retailer has been forced to follow suit. Mobile commerce or “m-commerce” is now a crucial point-of-sale for a retailer hoping to cover the entire consumer shopping experience. Machine learning systems have been expanding to mobile in many ways, but none that provide large-scale results like …

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Storytelling in Startups: We Can Relate


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By David McMichael on March 17, 2017

Most of us remember childhood bedtime stories or amusing renditions of a night out with friends. These stories have helped shape who we are, and they reinforce our existing relationships. By telling stories of their own, startup businesses can create lasting impressions and personalized experiences to drive an impactful brand experience. In the highly competitive …

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Stop Cheapening Our Tech Sector by Quoting Our “Cheap” Engineers


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By Kerry Liu on March 15, 2017

An Open Letter to the Ontario Tech Community: I have been torn recently. The Ontario tech community – specifically the Toronto and KW corridor – has been getting a lot of well-deserved global press. See the CBC’s article about building our very own “Silicon Valley North”. The issue is that every time I read an article, …

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Cutting through the hype: The real benefits of machine learning


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By Kerry Liu on February 7, 2017

Yesterday we publicly announced our largest retail partnership to date. We are honoured and excited to partner with A.S Watson as their preferred vendor for a global roll out of machine learning applications. Over the past year, we have worked diligently with various leaders in the A.S Watson Group and have been impressed with how …

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Putting the Enterprise in the Cloud


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By Waleed Ayoub on January 23, 2017

We’re used to associating Google with the best. The cutting edge. However, this dominance has yet to assert itself  in the race to dominate cloud computing. A race currently being led by Amazon Web Services. In constructing the most valuable company ever, Google has amassed an unparalleled cloud stack, appealing to end users and developers alike. …

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How to Use Machine Learning to Further Retail Analytic Capacity


Posted in Marketing, Retail
By Kerry Liu on September 29, 2016

If you’re only using big data to target consumers based on demographics or purchase history, you’re making a mistake that will cost your company a significant amount of revenue. Big data can provide retailers with a wealth of highly personalized information about their customers, informing meaningful customer interactions. But most retailers are only using the …

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Cloud Cloud Cloud


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By Roger Singh on September 19, 2016

In the last few weeks, I have been asked by colleagues, customers, and a few industry analysts to comment on the continued trend towards the use of cloud computing. In the last few months, we have seen AWS growing at 58% in the second quarter of 2016 as compared to the same period last year. …

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The Future of Marketing


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By Dan Theirl on July 25, 2016

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 …

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The Doc Brown Principal Applied to Enterprise Software


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By Neil Laing on June 24, 2016

Marty McFly: Wait a minute. Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean? Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? As a UI designer for over …

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Personalization 2.0 [Infographic]


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By Taylor Longfield on February 22, 2016

Personalization is evolving. What used to be as simple as including a name in an email, or wishing the subscriber a “Happy Birthday”, will no longer be enough to meet consumer demands. With Big Data technology, enterprises can create a seamless experience for users across all touch points. Innovative startups are using machine learning and …

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Why UX is The Key to Unlocking the Value of Big Data


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By Neil Laing on October 16, 2015

If you want to understand the world around you, it’s best to learn the history of what happen up to this point.

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Why big data start-ups cannot ignore Asia


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By Kerry Liu on June 26, 2015

Start-ups often ignore Asia until much later on in their life cycle. I don’t necessarily agree with this strategy. When you are in an industry that is undefined and rapidly changing such as big data, the geography you target matters less than the industry or vertical. This article is our chance to share some real-life …

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THUG hosts an Introduction to Apache Spark


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By Laura Leslie on July 11, 2014

A Data Scientist, and Rubikrew member, Pardis Noorzad, attended the Introduction to Apache Spark meetup this past Tuesday evening. Pardis was able to uncover some interesting details on Spark, an open­ source cluster computing framework for data analytics. Officially released less than 2 months ago, the framework is drawing considerable attention in the tech world. …

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Pitching to a Chinese Taxi Driver


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By Kerry Liu on April 10, 2014

Preamble:  Over the past month, we have been working really hard on our core messaging. Big Data and Analytics is a space with lots of buzzwords and we want to simplify that. Businesses don’t care about buzzwords. This is obviously an iterative process, but we’re getting closer. Post: It’s been a crazy week so far. …

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Big Data + Intelligence = Smart Data


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By Dan Theirl on February 25, 2014

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 …

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