Microsoft Cortana Intelligence: Turning Data to Action

During Microsoft’s Machine Learning and Data Science Summit at the Ignite conference in September, eWEEK sat down with Herain Oberoi, senior director of product management for cloud and enterprise, to discuss how data-driven intelligence is now the key strategic asset of business. “Everything that’s happening in the world around us—every purchase, upload, shipment, tweet, keystroke, sensor reading and customer interaction—is producing incredibly rich data that can help us create new experiences, new efficiencies, new business models and even new inventions,” he said. Using this data can be a differentiator for businesses. For example, IDC estimates companies that are leaders in using data assets to their advantage will capture $1.6 trillion more in business value than those that lag behind. Cortana Intelligence is Microsoft’s family of big data, advanced analytics and…


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