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Pierre Leroux

About Pierre Leroux

Pierre Leroux is the Director of Predictive Analytics Product Marketing at SAP. His areas of specialty include Data Discovery, Business Intelligence, Cloud applications, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and ERP.

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Predictive Monthly: Using Algorithms To Add Science To Human Judgement In HR

3-Jan-2017 | Pierre Leroux

If you've ever headed a non-revenue generating support function, you've likely felt the relentless pressure to justify its existence. HR executives are no stranger to this pressure: In their traditi

Sales Forecasting: How Algorithms Are Putting An End To Guessing

27-Dec-2016 | Pierre Leroux

Alan Greenspan, former head of America’s Federal Reserve, once famously confessed: “We really can’t forecast all that well, and yet we pretend that we can.” If the world’s top economists can

Predictive Monthly: Sales Forecasting—How Algorithms Are Putting An End To Guessing

5-Dec-2016 | Pierre Leroux

Alan Greenspan, former head of America’s Federal Reserve, once famously confessed: “We really can't forecast all that well, and yet we pretend that we can.” If the world’s top economists ca

Predictive Monthly: The One Investment That Manufacturers Should Not Delay

1-Nov-2016 | Pierre Leroux

These are challenging times in manufacturing. With an election imminent in the U.S., uncertainty in the Eurozone, and a fragile economic recovery, it’s a risky time to be investing in technology. Bu

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Predictive Monthly: How A Little Bit Of Wizardry Can Transform Your Bottom Line

19-Oct-2016 | Pierre Leroux

Just think what Harry Potter might have done if he hadn’t spent his youth stalking Hogwarts’ dark corridors. He could have used his magical powers to build outstanding companies and become the bes

Go, AlphaGo And The Reach Of Machine Learning

18-Mar-2016 | Pierre Leroux

Nineteen years after Big Blue defeated chess master Garry Gasparov by winning 3 ½ – 2 ½ (2 wins, 1 loss and 3 draws), history is repeating itself. This time, it involves the game of Go and AlphaGo

Get More Value From Operational Assets With Predictive Analytics

29-Jan-2016 | Pierre Leroux

Sharpening operational focus and squeezing more efficiencies out of production assets – these are just two objectives that have COOs and operations managers turning to new technologies. One of the b

Get More Value From Your Data And Deliver Tailored Customer Experiences

27-Jan-2016 | Pierre Leroux

CMOs are now turning to new technologies to sharpen their marketing focus and optimize their spend. Predictive analytics is one of these technologies. It’s not new, but a growing number of CMOs and

Daimler Trucks North America Hits The Road To The Cloud

26-Nov-2014 | Pierre Leroux

Daimler Trucks North America is the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Chances are you have overtaken one of their trucks (Freightliner, Western Star) or buses (Thomas Built Buses

Agile Visualization: Ignore The Buzz At Your Own Peril

9-May-2014 | Pierre Leroux

The idea of self-service business intelligence (BI) being at the core of the BI promise (to transform raw data into meaningful and useful information for business purposes) is now back at the top of t