Databricks Machine Learning

Weekday Demand Sensing at Walmart

WalMart is one of the most data driven organizations on the planet. The SMART Forecasting team at Walmart Labs has built an innovative, cloud-agnostic, scalable platform to improve Walmart’s ability to predict customer demand while improving item in-stocks and reducing food waste. Over a period of two years, all of Walmart’s key departments in the […]

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Scaling AI At H&M

This session is a continuation of “Apply MLOps at Scale” at Data+AI Summit Europe 2020 and “Automated Production Ready ML at Scale” at Spark AI Summit at Europe 2019. In this session you will learn how H&M is continuing to evolve and develop their AI platform in order to democratize and accelerate AI usage across […]

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Interesting Robotics

How Many Robots Does it Take to Run a Grocery Store?

Tom Scott gets inside access to one of Ocado’s grocery warehouses, where thousands of mechanical boxes move on the Hive.

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AI Economics of AI

Harnessing Ai to Transform Data and Unlock Business Results

In this webinar, I was on a panel where we discussed the top 5 analytic challenges in the retail industry. We also dove into the many applications of data science that can be used to enhance retail companies and better understand the consumer.

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AI Data Databricks

Retail and CPG Industry Forum at the Data + AI Summit 2021

Join Databricks at the Retail & Consumer Goods Forum to participate in keynotes and panel discussions with thought leaders from some of the biggest global brands.

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Covid Pandemic Data Driven

Post-Pandemic Bookstore Visit, Data, and Sugared Up Kids

In this Data Point, Frank visits the new Barnes and Noble location in Rockville, MD which is the first store in the US to sport the book retailer’s new design. Oddly enough, it looks a lot like the Amazon brick and mortar bookstore just down the road in Bethesda. With less space and a revamped […]

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Data Driven Livestream Robotics

Data Driven Live: Robots, Data, and Retail

Andy Leonard and I recorded our second Data Driven show live on Linked In. This time, we talked about the “three Rs of the 2020s,” Robots, Retail, and Reskilling. Watch below or listen to the show on the Data Driven website.

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AI Economics of AI Robotics

Robots at Walmart!

In this Data Point, Frank sees a robot patrolling the aisles of his local Walmart and gets excited. The robot scans shelves and helps identify what needs to be restocked and what’s out of place. Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at 

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Retailers Can Use AI to Unlock — and Capitalize on — Their Treasure Trove of Data
AI Data Science Economics of AI

Retailers Can Use AI to Unlock and Capitalize on Their Treasure Trove of Data

Data is the oil that’s lubricating the sales machines at huge online retailers like and is exploring user behavior for tech giants like Google and Facebook. According to Amazon Web Services (AWS), its payments data engineering team alone is responsible for data ingestion, transformation and storage of a growing dataset of more than 750 […]

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AI Data Driven Data Science

Thoughts on Amazon’s Brick and Mortar Bookstore

In this Data Point, Frank shares his first impressions of Amazon’s brick and mortar store in Bethesda, MD and why the future of retail is data driven. Also, here is the first book for the Data Driven Book Club: Data Loom by Stephen Few. Use the following affiliate link to help support the show!

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