August 29, 2018

VPC CASE STUDY: Analytics – Sales Drop

Fadi woke up groggy. It had been a long day yesterday and a short night. All of his energy and focus was going into his new product, Xenon. It was set to launch in a week. Years of dreaming, months of effort and he and his team were finally close. One week. He flipped open…

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August 29, 2018

CASE STUDY: Leadership – Systems and Processes

“Hey boss, there’s a problem.” Jimmy got the text at a bar. On a Friday at 22:45. It was nine hours earlier on the West Coast…but still. The sender of the text was a senior manager. She had worked for Jimmy for years. He read the text over again. “Yep, we’ve got more than one…

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August 29, 2018

CASE STUDY: Leadership – New Tools like AI

Matt had woken up at six that morning and was finally, at last, on his couch at ten that night. He had a cold beer from the fridge. National Geographic was on the TV. A capuchin monkey in Brazil was using rocks to crack open the shell of a cashew nut. A researcher from Oxford…

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August 29, 2018

VPC CASE STUDY: Analytics – Artificial Intelligence

“Another day, another breakthrough. I feel like I’m living in a science fiction novel,” thought Warren. He had been flipping through Wired magazine special issue on Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). Wired was, admittedly, the public relations arm of Silicon Valley, but everything they were writing about was amazing, stunning. A Microsoft guy called A.I. “the most…

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August 29, 2018

VPC CASE STUDY: Analytics – Members Only

It had been a couple of hours since Kenny had checked his watch. It had shown 03:00. The club was full. Getting more packed, even, as the night went on. “Where do all these people come from?” he asked himself. All these clubbers. Members of the club. He poured a glass of champagne and leaned…

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August 29, 2018

VPC CASE STUDY: Analytics – Re-evaluating Affiliate Deals

VPC Sessions – Analytics – Re-evaluating Affiliate Deals Ante looked as his new screen. It was the just released Philips Momentum 43″ 4K HDR Quantum Dot Monitor. It was twice the width of his old screen. Much clearer and brighter, too. And this new screen had the advantage of actually showing images. His old screen…

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September 1, 2017

CASE STUDY: EVOLUTION

(This is a business case study. It will be used to guide discussions during the session: “AI and the evolution of analytics” at the Vendo Partner Conference in Barcelona on Wednesday, September 6th.) “For a solution this really comes with a lot of problems,” thought Erwin as he felt acid building in his stomach. He pulled…

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March 24, 2017

AI Pricing Results Updated Daily

  Today Vendo is launching a live, daily update from our AI. It will share the day’s AI pricing results across thousands of paysites. Our AI is called Aria. Vendo is the only company using AI to set prices in our industry. So far, Aria has set hundreds of millions of prices. She learns and…

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October 5, 2016

Treating Risk Like Cancer

An embarrassing thing happened to me in Amsterdam. I’d just finished dinner with a new partner at a nice restaurant. Ok – more expensive than nice but you know what I mean. I grade food in Amsterdam on a curve. We were getting to know each other, talking about where we came from and where…

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October 3, 2016

Old tools are for old rules

To Our Partners, Old risk tools were built for old risk rules. When Visa announced the new EU rules that went into effect July 1st the industry started scrambling for new tools to manage risk. The old tools couldn’t manage both profitability and safety. Three years ago, when we began developing our new artificially intelligent…

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