Ti, PredictiveIo, MW2016, People Analytics, & Elemental.

Ti (Ten in Norwegian)

May 15th 2016, Figurs* celebrated 10 years as a Corporation. We'd like to thank everyone for their support, referrals, and confidence over the years.

We're hoping for many more – Cheers.


Recently, Salesforces quietly acquired PredictionIo to accelerate its advanced analytics capabilities. Salesforces has yet to elaborate much of the deal, but it has been rumored that it will extend SalesforceIQ's machine learning's abilities.

PredictionIo has an interesting story; it went from a "Machine Learning as a Service" to an "Open Source" business model. At the time of the purchase, PredictiveIo had a rich community of 8,000 developers and driving more than 400 apps.

For more on the acquisition, have a look here, and here.


We've attended the Museum and the Web Conference in LA last month; Interesting conference!

Some GLAM (i.e. galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) facilities are very advanced in using mobile tracking analytics to evaluate visitor's curatorial experiences. In contrast, many are only started to harness analytics to drive visitor attendance and engagement. As a matter of fact, MW2016 had quite a few presentations with an “analytics” theme.

Curious? Have a look at our favorite sessions from Dexhibit, MoMa, Cooper-Hewitt, and The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

People Analytics

A few weeks back, the book People Analytics: Changing the Way You Attract Acquire Develop & Retain Talent was released by Jean Paul Isson and Jessie Harriot. In addition to helping organization to apply analytics to the human side of the business, the book contains interviews and case studies with many executives who transitioned organization to these methods.

The book is takes on a very practical approach to People Analytics and uncovers its potential. We definitely recommend it!


Elemental is the name of the firm of Alejandro Aravena winner of the 2016 Pritzker Prize. For those who don't know what the Pritker Prize is, think of it as the Nobel Price for Architecture.

What makes Aravena's firm special is the way they use architecture to problem solve. We definitely think there are some business applications here.

Have a look at his TED Talk - It's very inspiring!

Enjoy the rest of Spring!

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