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Todd Higginson

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My Struggle With Marketing Automation

Posted by Todd Higginson on Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Marketing automation's time has finally come, but it's been a long, tortuous road.

I’m a big fan of marketing automation. My experience goes back a few years. I was just getting settled at a new company when our CFO received a renewal invoice from a marketing automation vendor. She didn’t know how we were using the software, and neither did I. 

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Topics: Big Data, Machine Learning, Marketing

Is Big Data the Problem or the Solution?

Posted by Todd Higginson on Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Be careful what you wish for. Most of us probably heard that phrase at some point during our childhood, or perhaps even more recently. The point is valid. When wishing for something we tend to focus on the positives while ignoring the potential negatives. After all, who would wish for something that had a downside?

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Topics: Big Data, Data Science, Analytics

Big Data — Are Marketers Blinded by Science?

Posted by Todd Higginson on Fri, Mar 21, 2014

Way back in 1982, Thomas Dolby famously quipped “She blinded me with science and hit me with technology.” While musical tastes have since changed, the sentiment is stronger than ever. Science, especially data science, can be an intimidating subject for marketers and other non-mathematicians.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Science, Analytics, Marketing

Opera Solutions Government Services Recognized by Computerworld As a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

Posted by Todd Higginson on Fri, Mar 22, 2013

 OSGS Recognized in Safety & Security Category

NEW YORK, NY, March 22, 2013 — IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program has named Opera Solutions Government Services (OSGS) as one of its 2013 Laureates. IDG’s award honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic, and educational change.

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Topics: Press Releases, Security & Defense

Machine Learning + Human Tradecraft = Enhanced Security

Posted by Todd Higginson on Mon, Mar 11, 2013
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Topics: Machine Learning, Security & Defense

Opera Solutions Named #2 Pure-Play Big Data Vendor

Posted by Todd Higginson on Fri, Mar 01, 2013

Opera Solutions is proud to be ranked the #2 Pure-Play Big Data vendor by Wikibon, as cited by Forbes.

Among vendors that derive 100% of their revenue from Big Data products and services (as estimated by Wikibon), Forbes.com singles out the top 10, and Opera Solutions ranks #2, just behind Splunk. The complete “Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast 2012–2017” report is publicly available and lists over 60 Big Data vendors with total 2012 revenues of over $11 billion. 

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Topics: Big Data, Machine Learning

Opera Solutions Selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Provide Operational and Fraud Analytics

Posted by Todd Higginson on Thu, Nov 15, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 — Opera Solutions, LLC, a leading global Big Data science company, today announced that it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide advanced analytics to enhance operational controls and prevent fraud in federally funded Health Insurance Exchange Operations (“HIX”) managed by CMS’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO). Opera Solutions will apply its unique healthcare claims data anomaly detection experience, in tandem with its extensive origination/eligibility and fraud detection expertise, to support CMS’ rollout of the Exchanges that begins in January 2014.

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Topics: Healthcare, Big Data, Press Releases

Opera Solutions Forms Strategic Alliance with LexisNexis® to Leverage HPCC Systems® Big Data Platform

Posted by Todd Higginson on Tue, Nov 13, 2012

ATLANTA, G.A., Nov. 13, 2012 — LexisNexis Risk® Solutions today announced that Opera Solutions, LLC, a leading global Big Data science company, has chosen HPCC Systems®, an open-source, enterprise-proven platform for Big Data analysis and processing, as one of the processing components in its Vektor™ Big Data platform. Opera Solutions, whose global customers are in data-rich industries, will leverage the HPCC Systems’ platform to rapidly process and analyze large internal and external data.

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Topics: Big Data, Signal Hub Technologies, Press Releases, Partners

QlikTech and Opera Solutions Partner to Bring Cutting-Edge Data Science and Machine Intelligence to its Business Discovery Application

Posted by Todd Higginson on Mon, Nov 05, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. & RADNOR, P.A., Nov. 5, 2012 — Opera Solutions, LLC, a leading global Big Data Science company, and QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in Business Discovery — user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced the two companies have reached an OEM agreement. Under the agreement, QlikTech's industry-leading in-memory associative search technology will be incorporated into select applications developed by Opera Solutions as part of its Signal Hub™ Suite and related Signal Apps.

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Topics: Big Data, Signal Hub Technologies, Machine Learning, Press Releases, Partners

Digital Reasoning's Synthesys® Integrates with Opera Solutions Signal Hub™ Technology

Posted by Todd Higginson on Tue, Oct 23, 2012

NASHVILLE, T.N. & NEW YORK N.Y., Oct. 23, 2012 — Digital Reasoning™, the leader in unstructured data analytics at scale, today announced a partnership with Opera Solutions, the leading global Big Data science company. This integration will expand Opera Solutions’ Signal Hub technology to include unstructured text analytics from Digital Reasoning’s Synthesys, providing a comprehensive Big Data solution for innovative enterprises.

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Topics: Big Data, Signal Hub Technologies, Events, Press Releases, Partners