Chatbots – how the Azure bot framework is changing the AI game

Authors: Chris Antonello (Data Analytics Consultant, Exposé) & Etienne Oosthuysen (Head of Technology and Solutions, Exposé) What are bots? Communication underpins intelligence. And language underpins communication. But language is complex and must be understood through the prism of intent and understanding. For example: Take the term, “thong” – in Australian slang this means flip-flops, a meaning lost…

2017 Year in Review

Here are some highlights from a big 2017. Thank you to all our customers, and our awesome team. Feel free to get in touch to see how we can assist you. Kelly – Head of Sales, Marketing and Partnerships kelly.drewett@exposedata.com.au Etienne – Head of Technology and Solutions etienne.oosthuysen@exposedata.com.au

Transforming the business into a data centric organisation through an Advanced Analytics and Big Data solution – our ACH Group case study

An Advanced Analytics and Big Data solution allows for the acquisition, aggregation and blending of large volumes of data often derived from multiple disparate sources. Incorporating IoT, smart devices and predictive analytics into the solution. Our ACH Group case study shows how how a clever data platfrom architecture and design facilitates transformation into a data…

Power BI Report Server – a quick walkthrough

Just about any implementation of a reporting environment within an organisation will have different styles of reports for different purposes. These reports may be operational\paginated, self-service using Excel, and\or highly interactive and user-friendly Power BI reports. The central question then beckons, how do all our users access these reports within one location which is easily…

Game changing – see how Power BI models become Azure Analysis Services models

Businesses are increasingly embracing an empowered regime when it comes to data analytics and business intelligence. Subject matter experts inside business units are increasingly at the forefront of the creation of data models on which reports and dashboards rely. Various technologies (such as Tableau, Qlik and Power BI), now facilitate user-access to a wide variety…

Transmissions Dashboard – our Energy Infrastructure Provider case study

This solution we designed and developed for this national Energy Infrastructure Provider involved both a data platform and analytical dashboards. It reduced reporting turnaround potential by over 1000%, allowing staff to focus on business critical tasks. It embedded a trusted source of truth and quality and consistency of analysis. It improved analytical agility and timely…

Power BI Rugby Theme Fun

A bit of Friday Power BI fun. The Southern Hemisphere’s premier rugby competition, “The Rugby Championship”, kicks off this weekend. Our consultants created Power BI themes to represent each of the 4 participating countries. Head over to the Power BI Theme Gallery to see your country’s theme and download it, or add some kudos 🙂 Australia…

Financial forecasting, reporting and commentary at scale – Our LSA Synergy case study

Synergy gave LSA (Lifetime Support Authority) financial forecasting, reporting, commentary and interactive analysis at scale. This translated to astounding business benefits such as: Effective low latent financial reporting Lesser reliance on IT to manage reporting structure Saved huge reporting and analysis effort Commentary  to contextualise data that follow the analysis for life Auditing and workflow Etc….

We test drive Azure Time Series Insights

In this video we take Azure Time Series Insights for a test drive. It is the new “fully managed analytics, storage, and visualization service that makes it simple to explore and analyse billions of IoT events simultaneously”. We also importantly look at the differences between Power BI’s real time visualisation capabilities and Azure Time Series…

Augmented Reality meets Advanced Analytics – it changes the way we plan

Using your historical data, putting it on steroids with the help of Machine Learning, then overlaying it with Augmented reality. All of a sudden you can see what impact changes in the physical space will have on your data. You can almost “experience” what the changes will look like. Combining AR/ VR with Advanced Analytics…