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Joint Economist Intelligence Unit and APT Report: 42% of Executives Are Data-Driven

June 5th, 2014 | Posted by Jatin Atre in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Joint Economist Intelligence Unit and APT Report: 42% of Executives Are Data-Driven)

Gut feeling and intuition have always been key parts of executive decision-making. But, as data collection becomes easier and data analysis becomes faster, how should executives blend intuition with data analytics?

This morning, the Economist Intelligence Unit and APT released the findings of an authoritative study that analyzes how decision-making is changing across industries and geographies. Direct findings from the report include:

• 57% executives reanalyze the data if it contradicts their gut feeling
• 42% of executives are “data-driven”
• 45% of respondents who agree that their company is growing faster than the competition also say they can predict decision outcomes by analyzing tests and trials
• 19% say decision-makers are not held accountable in their organizations

Click here to see all the actionable findings from this Economist Intelligence Unit study.

APT Hires Jeff Babka as CFO

February 13th, 2014 | Posted by JDouglass in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on APT Hires Jeff Babka as CFO)

APT is featured in a recent Washington Post article, which highlights our recent hiring of Jeff Babka as CFO. Click here to read the article.

Staffing Optimization

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted by CCorman in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Staffing Optimization)

Should banks invest in specialized staff? APT SVP Will Weidman discusses how banks can optimize their staffing models by leveraging Test & Learn for Employees.

Customer Segmentation and Targeting

August 13th, 2013 | Posted by CCorman in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Customer Segmentation and Targeting)

APT SVP Will Weidman discusses how banks can use Test & Learn to improve customer segmentation and targeting.

APT Founder on Goldman’s $100 Million Investment, Jim Manzi Interviewed on CNBC Squawk Box

June 27th, 2013 | Posted by Jatin Atre in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on APT Founder on Goldman’s $100 Million Investment, Jim Manzi Interviewed on CNBC Squawk Box)

APT Co-founder and Chairman Jim Manzi spoke with CNBC’s Squawk Box about predictive analytics and Goldman Sach’s recent $100 million investment.

Goldman Sachs Invests $100 Million in APT

June 27th, 2013 | Posted by Jatin Atre in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Goldman Sachs Invests $100 Million in APT)

APT is taking another step in its journey towards fulfilling its mission and achieving global leadership in Big Data and predictive analytics. Goldman Sachs has made a $100 million investment in APT.  Goldman Sachs’ new investment and Accel-KKR’s continued support as our primary shareholder, are exciting endorsements of our business, our direction, our technology, and what we can accomplish going forward. Click here to read the full story from Bloomberg.

Why Big Data Will Not Solve Your Problems, APT Byline Featured in Banking Strategies

June 4th, 2013 | Posted by Jatin Atre in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Why Big Data Will Not Solve Your Problems, APT Byline Featured in Banking Strategies)

In a recent byline for Banking Strategies, APT SVP Will Weidman explains that “‘Big Data’ is wonderful but rarely do banks apply it at the branch level, where it could really do some good.” Click here to read more about how retail banks can make their big data drive real value.

Check Out Trends in Mobile and Online Banking from APT SVP Will Weidman

May 28th, 2013 | Posted by Jatin Atre in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Check Out Trends in Mobile and Online Banking from APT SVP Will Weidman)

In this video, APT’s Will Weidman surveys innovations in mobile and online banking.

Talk To Me: The Impact of Voice Recognition in Mobile Banking

May 20th, 2013 | Posted by FedCohen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Talk To Me: The Impact of Voice Recognition in Mobile Banking)

Last month, US Bank announced that they will test features to allow customers to carry out banking tasks by speaking directly to their smartphones. To better understand the impact of the new feature, they will pilot the functionality by first allowing bank staff to leverage it. Piloting the features is a great way to understand the incremental impact of the implementation and what effects it will have on customers.

As banks evaluate customer-level investments in this way, they should keep in mind two key points that ensure banks properly understand the impact of the investment: (more…)

Big Data Analytics

May 20th, 2013 | Posted by Jatin Atre in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Big Data Analytics)

Anthony Bruce, APT’s CEO, discusses the emergence, evolution, and impact of Big Data analytics.