The NABE conference, entitled “Big Data Analytics at Work: New Tools for Corporate and Industry Economics,” is being held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston today and tomorrow. According to the organizers, it is designed to provide attendees with a broad overview of what big data are and how big data techniques are being used by private industry, business and academic economists, and policy researchers.
Speakers at the conference include several MIT professors, the chief economists at the Consumer Electronics Association and Intel Corp., and senior executives at Ford Motor Company, SAS, Uber and Fidelity Investments.
Mr. Seuss’ talk will focus on the application of text analytics to online news reports to enable automated analysis of them for competitive analysis and other strategic business purposes. Such a capability is embedded in Northern Light SinglePoint™ strategic research portals.
In a world swamped by free news sources, an industry-specific news app, customizable according to defined categories, stands out.
The field for cloud-based news aggregation apps for company, product, and industry information is full of choices: from established players like NYT Now and The Guardian or web stalwarts like Google and Yahoo!, to more recent entrants like Owler and Circa. Especially in the technology space, a multitude of free and subscription-based options offer either proprietary content or analysis such as TechCrunch, re/code, and Pando Daily, or aggregated links to content from the open web. Northern Light, a provider of research portals of aggregated content to the enterprise, decided to enter the fray with a unique offering.
Instead of a firehose of news, Northern Light opted for a focused, industry-specific approach.