Aviso: Big Data Software Needs to Accommodate Humans

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in software to help people make better decisions with data, but software by itself isn’t enough. At least that is what Aviso Inc . discovered when the startup launched its first product, Aviso Insights, last year. Developed by a team of data scientists, including co-founder Dr. Andrew Abrahams, who has a Ph.D. in astrophysics and was a quantitative analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase, the software was designed to give executives of public and late-stage private companies the same types of tools that investment banks use, letting them delve into their data in time to spot potential problems and avoid missing their quarterly earnings. Such data tends to be scattered in spreadsheets, sales applications, databases and other places. It also tends to be…


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