Sentient AI – Ecommerce Recommendation Engine

An ecommerce recommendation engine is intended to offer a recommendation that is consistent with the goal that the marketer has set when setting up his recommendation tool. On large e-commerce sites, several engines or recommendation algorithms can co-exist, with each providing a specialized function (up-selling, other buyers’ behavior, cross-selling, etc.). The importance of the role of recommendation engines has grown at the same time as online commerce has grown. On the other hand, the goals set by a referral system can be varied.

An ecommerce recommendation engine usually analyzes the frequency of views by a user and the time spent on a page. Indeed, the strategy, the organization and the processes must accompany and frame this technological brick in order to cover a myriad of the use cases. Remember, making recommendations from the ratings of millions of users can have serious implications in terms of performance.

A list of recommendations can be generated even if there is only one user. However, in the case of a large site that manages millions of users and a catalog of thousands of products it is necessary to scan a large number of potential neighbors and that makes real-time recommendation impossible. The stronger the resemblance, the greater the value of the similarity.

We also see that in practice, features and properties, such as the genre of a book or the list of actors in a film, are usually provided by the creators of the book or film and are also offered in an electronic form. When connected to a site, a referral system may offer even more relevant content based on our search history. To make even more compact the list of words present in a document, one can also leave out a certain number of words which are without interest, like the articles, the prepositions, etc.

A referral system may also standardize different variations of the same word. For example, the verb conjugates may be replaced by their infinitive variations. A referral system will be able to accomplish a task only if it has 2 types of information available: 1) a description of the characteristics of the item and 2) a user profile that describes the past interests of the user in terms of an item type preference. For example, it is estimated that nearly a quarter of sales made by Amazon are through recommendations.

Beyond that, the satisfaction of the customer to have found the desired object improves customer loyalty and therefore the advertising that will be done around the site. User preferences frequently remain stable and consistent over time. The engine must arbitrate between the various possible offers, then offer its recommendation to the consumer.

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How The Frontera Fund Began

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested for using their born given amendments. The arrest were provoked by Joe Arpaio who was one of the sheriff in the Phoenix Arizona area at the time. The sheriff was upset with Larkin and Lacey because they did a high profile story on a controversial topic. After the New Times cover story was published an arrest record was granted for the two to be arrested.

 

Larkin and Lacey should not have been arrested in the first place, after all they were just using their first amendment of freedom of speech. In addition to the two being arrested the Maricopa County Attorney’s office also wanted to read through the internet browsing histories and personal IP addresses, which is a total violation of privacy. Once Larkin and Lacey was arrested, they were told the reason for the arrest was “writing”.

 

 

Larkin and Lacey had the public complete support throughout the entire process. They were jailed for 24 hours. During this whole time they had many supporters who demanded the to be released. They were finally released and all charges were dropped against both of them.

 

The arrest was completely illegal because it violated our human First Amendment rights.

They were arrested with no probable cause. The two gentlemen were awarded $3.7 million. This money was paid by Maricopa county to both Lacey and Larkin,

 

Larkin and Lacey used the money to create an organization named the Frontera Fund. This organizations supports the Hispanic community. They help them protect their civil and racial rights. They also help people who have suffered from any racial abuse in the state of Arizona. They also support immigrant rights in the state of Arizona,

 

Even though Larkin and Lacey were happy to receive the settlement they did not forget about how sad and racially bias it still is in some places in America. Both Larkin and Lacey will continue to work hard each and every day to protect those people who aren’t able to protect themselves. They are already well known throughout the state for during an extraordinary job with the public!

 

Kate Hudson Is Leaving A Legacy In Fashion E-commerce

At the moment, Fabletics has dominated the activewear apparels segment of the fashion industry. One of the reasons why Don and Adam were able to move with speed is because they had prior experience in running digital enterprises. The fortune they made while running Alena Media jump started them in an industry that is resource intensive.

 

Kate Hudson launched Fabletics with a lot of enthusiasm and fanfare. She has managed to steer the company to the very heights of success together with her fellow co-founders Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler. When Fabletics was established in 2013, it was tailored to address the needs of women in the burgeoning fashion segment of activewear apparels. Now, the company is a leading retailer of athleisure apparels. Fabletics is managed by the parent company, TechyStyle fashion Group.

 

Recently, Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler announced on CNBC that they were changing the face of their fashion brand from JustFab to TechStyle Fashion Group. This change was informed by the dynamism of the modern fashion industry. Today, most e-commerce enterprises rely on big data and analytics to scale their business models. Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler have always taken a leading role in pioneering trends in the fashion world. The modern fashion consumer relies heavily on the internet to make most of their purchase decisions. TechStyle Fashion Group has leveraged the best fashion e-commerce models to create stiff competition for companies such as Amazon.

 

In as much physical stores are losing their popularity to online outlets, Fabletics has perfected the art of blending the two to achieve its objectives. The firm is planning to up the number of physical stores amidst the soaring number of subscribers on its online platforms.

 

On the web, Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler have leveraged the power of analytics to meet their business goals. Technology has helped the duo to manage an inventory that is diverse and handles the specific needs and preferences of each customer. Strategic partnerships have also played a crucial role in the growth of Fabletics and other brands under TechStyle. Through joint ventures with celebrities such Kate Hudson and Kimora Lee Simmons, TechStyle has given itself a face on the internet.

 

Financial analysts describe what Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg have done in the fashion industry as a classic case of “Silicon Valley meets Fashion Arena.” The experience that the duo acquired while working for Alena Media has come in handy when running a competitive industry like TechStyle.

 

Because Fabletics has grown by leaps and bounds, investors have seen the company as a reliable investment vehicle. To date, the company has benefited from several rounds of venture funding by firms such as Matrix Partners.

Civil, human and migrant rights groups in the world today

Human rights are the standards by which human beings should live by when interacting with fellow human beings. They are supposed to make every human being equal. Human rights disregard the differences that human race has in terms of color, gender, age, religion, and others and embrace an approach of creating equality and fairness in the treatment of every human being in the world.

Human rights are guaranteed by the UN charter on human rights. Human rights are universal and they are to be applied all over the world in the same way. Some of the universal human rights are right to life, freedom from discrimination and freedom from slavery. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Facebook

In the world we live in, violations of human rights is not a new thing. It is a practice that has been happening for a very long time. However, it is a vice that deserves to be condemned in the strongest terms possible. Violators of human rights need to be prosecuted as it is against the law to discriminate any fellow human being.

The campaigns to look at the issues of human rights in the world is led by right groups. Rights groups are usually classified into three; human rights, civil rights, and migrants rights.

There are many groups that operate in the world that have a responsibility of ensuring that human rights are not violated. Some of the groups that have been very vocal in this war against violation of human rights are;

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

This California based group has been around for many years. It has been leading efforts to protect the rights of the immigrants in the state. It was formed after the legislators in this state passed a law that required all undocumented workers to be denied job opportunities. This law created a loophole that employers were using to turn undocumented workers into slaves.

This group rejected this law and campaigned against it. CHIRLA has been working closely with other organization to teach people about the positive aspects of immigration. People need to learn and embrace one another as human beings and not based on the origin.

About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The fund was created by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Both of Phoenix News media. They started this fund with the aim of helping rights groups working in the state of Arizona to implement their programs.

They recognize the noble initiative that these groups play and chose to support them financially.

Learn more about Lacey and Larkin:

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

Brazil’s Banco Bradesco Is Making World Banking Headlines Thanks To Executive Changes And New Banking Programs

According To Chairman Luiz Carlos Trabuco

It takes a lot to get the attention of the world’s banking industry. Banking is the life-force of the global capitalistic economy, but most banks like to stay under the banking radar for a number of reasons. But when it comes to making money and shaking things up in the Brazilian economy, Banco Bradesco is on that radar. Bradesco is number two in the banking industry in Brazil, but the bank is number one in news making accomplishments.

One of those accomplishments is the promotion of CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco to Chairman of the Board. Trabuco is taking the big job because Lázaro de Mello Brandão is retiring. Some bankers feel Brandão’s retirement is long overdue. He is the oldest bank chairman in Brazil’s banking industry, and one of the first people Bradesco hired in 1943 when the bank got started.

But even though Brandão is retiring, he will still come to the office to help Trabuco. CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco is not the kind of banker who would turn down a chance to get help from 91-year-old Lázaro de Mello Brandão, even though he has a capable executive team. The executive team is responsible for the increase in operating income and the growth of assets under management in 2017. Bradesco may be the second largest bank in Brazil, but in terms of investor interest, Bradesco is number one. And Wall Street credits Trabuco for the bank’s performance.

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Lázaro de Mello Brandão retirement will give Trabuco the opportunity to bring the bank’s operations into the 21st century. He will need a strong CEO to make that happen because the 5,000 bank branches are creating serious operational issues. Brazilians want to bank online. More Brazilians are using their mobile devices to complete bank transactions. That’s why the leading candidate to replace Trabuco as CEO is an IT guy. Mauricio Machado de Minas is the Bradesco vice president responsible for creating Next, the digital-only bank according to economia.estadao.com.br. He is in charge of the bank’s IT department and a long time Bradesco employee. But six other qualified Bradesco executives are also in the running. Andre Cano, Marcelo Noronha and Octavio de Lazari, the president of Banco Seguros are also in the candidate pool. Cano is in charge of human resources and Noronha heads the investment division. Chief risk manager, Alexandre da Silva Glüher is also a candidate, and Chief loan officer Domingos Figueiredo Abreu and Josué Augusto Pancini, the vice president in charge of bank branches also have a shot at becoming the new CEO.

But filling Trabuco’s shoes as CEO is not going to be easy. Trabuco is not an ordinary banker. He is not an accountant. He’s more philosopher than a financial wizard and he’s a people’s person thanks to his graduate degree in psychology.

Trabuco got a job with Bradesco in 1969 after graduating from the University of Sao Paulo. Mr. Trabuco didn’t waste any time showing bank executives his management skills.

In 1984, he became a bank officer. and in 1999 Trabuco got the title of vice president but his banking skills didn’t stop there. In 2003, Banco Seguros, the insurance division of the bank needed help so Trabuco got the job. He became the CEO of that division. He spent five years at Seguros, and in 2009 he got the recognition he deserved. Trabuco became the CEO of Bradesco that year, and he hasn’t missed a banking beat since then.

The new CEO will surface a month before the March annual shareholders meeting. No one is sure who will get the job, but some executives are betting Mauricio Machado de Minas or Domingos Figueiredo Abreu will be the next CEO.

Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://www.infomoney.com.br/blogs/bolsa/o-investidor-de-sucesso/post/7002925/quem-substituira-trabuco-comando-bradesco-nomes-estao-cotados-tudo-pode

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are Fighting so that Your Immigration Status does not have a Bearing on Your Social and Economic Prosperity

It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in when faced by intimidation. Arizona-based journalists, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, had for a long time been covering human interest stories in the city of Phoenix. This often drove them to cover stories on the conduct of police and the treatment of immigrants in the city.

As it turns out, however, the Sherriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio was not a big fan of their work and consequently cooked up false charges to have them arrested in October 2007. Fortunately, many became aware of the frivolousness of the charges laid against Lacey and Larkin, ultimately leading to the charges being dropped in a day. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

Committed to fighting for their rights, however, the two journalists sued Maricopa County and Joe Arpaio and won a $3.7 settlement from the county. Unselfishly, Lacey and Larkin decided to commit the settlement towards fighting for the rights of the marginalized groups in Arizona, particularly Hispanic immigrants.

It is not far-fetched to assume that the illegal detention Lacey and Larkin were subjected to has been done to other people. If these people were among the marginalized people in society such as undocumented immigrants, their stories would most likely never be heard, and they do not adequately understand their rights.

It is for this reason that Lacey and Larkin have for the last four years been supporting community organizations committed to legally helping the disadvantaged in society through their Frontera Fund. It is slightly ironic that an injustice meted out to them led to Lacey and Larkin acquiring the resources to fight against injustice.

Among the dozens of organizations that Lacey and Larkin support is the Justice for Immigrant Families (JIF) project. The Phoenix-based project is backed by the city’s Legal Action Network.

The project is targeted at helping as many of the 325 thousand undocumented immigrants believed to reside in Arizona currently, access quality legal services. These services include referrals to pro-bono lawyers, workshops on their rights and access to legal self-help resources. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The JIF has over the course of its existence collaborated with numerous other community organizations to ensure that every resident in Arizona has the opportunity to socially and economically improve his/her life regardless of their legal status.

All in all the successes of the Frontera Fund since it was formed four years ago have been immense. The fund has directly and indirectly been able to advocate for the free speech, human rights and civil rights of thousands across Arizona.

Many of those previous discriminated against for their gender, race, religious affiliation and immigration status in Arizona now know that they have an organization looking after their interests.

It is the work of people such as Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin that truly lend credibility to the claim that America is the land of the brave and the free. Regardless of where we come from, we never lose our status as human beings and should thus be treated humanely at all times

Vijay Eswaran- sharing Entrepreneurial Skills with Fresh Graduates

Due to the increasing level of competition for job opportunities among graduates, it is wise for higher learning institutions to encourage learners to create jobs rather than looking for employment.

This is what Vijay Eswaran has been doing; making graduates yearn for becoming entrepreneurs instead of walking up and down looking for employment. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.qigroup.com/2013/11/vijay-eswaran-makes-ceo-of-the-year/ and http://www.dnaindia.com/topic/vijay-eswaran

Vijay Eswaran is the Group Executive Chairman of QI group, which is the organization that is empowering graduates to take a twist when it comes to gaining financial stability.

What Eswaran Does

Vijay Eswaran informs his learners that today, people are dominated by the wrong mentality that has deprived them the chance to become what they once dreamt of. It is due to conservative thinking that fresh graduates aspire to work for people rather than starting and growing their jobs. More than 90 percent of modern students fail to recognize the fact that they can gain their own work experience without having to work for someone else.

Through his knowledge of the corporate world, Eswaran and the QI group provides graduates with the ideas they need to explore their leadership and innovative potentials thereby gaining financial success.

Lessons

Through his teachings, Vijay called on his students to become creative and then making sure that whatever they choose to undertake is done in a systematic manner. Being the leaders and team members of their projects is one of the ways of ensuring that their plans go through.

Vijay also added that the key aspect of success is evaluating oneself and identifying some of the things that can help one become a successful leader and innovator. The two working environments include using an open-minded mentality and ensuring that there is an availability of a structured environment that allows one to work methodically.

After school, getting to be absorbed into the job market is something that most graduates struggle with. However, it is imperative for them to look things in a bigger picture, which means creating private jobs.

This can be best done when graduates do not seek to work for others immediately after school, but looking for job experience by coming up with various unique business ideas and working on them.

Read more: Executive Chairman of QI Group Vijay Eswaran Talks Business and Philanthropy

Shedding Light on How Securus Technologies has assisted in Preventing and Solving Crimes

Securus Technology maintains a solid reputation for providing excellent technology solutions for corrections, public safety, and monitoring. Recently, the company revealed how its services have been at the forefront in solving and preventing crimes through publishing samples of customer comments. Securus redacted the actual references to counties, facility and state names in a bid to keep the innocent safe. Here is a sample of the customer comments as follows:

 

  • The assistance of Securus’ technology gave access to phone call information, which allowed officials to obtain a search warrant. In turn, this endeavor led to the arrest of a corrupt staff member for introducing contraband into a correctional facility.

 

  • In another comment, Securus received praises for its continued commitment to improving public safety and revolutionizing the incarceration environment in one of its customer correctional facilities.

 

  • Monitoring of calls using Securus’ technology revealed information about various crimes in a correctional facility. Some of them include threats, access to cellular devices, alcohol consumption, the existence of drugs and drug selling in the facility.

 

  • Securus offers useful investigative tools that allow correctional staff to carry out investigations in cases of a potential threat to the security of the community or a facility.

 

  • Some of the comments applauded the LBS software from Securus Technologies. One of them cited that combining the LBD software with other law enforcement tools allowed the sheriff’s department to recover millions worth of illegal cash, drugs, and assets.

 

About Securus Technologies

 

Securus Technologies takes pride in being among the foremost and largest providers of parolee tracking, government information management, and detainee communication solutions. The company has cemented its reputation when it comes to the provision of responsive customer care service and innovative technical solutions. These services and solutions target law enforcement and corrections communities. In fact, Securus Technologies has deployed its services in nearly 2600 correctional facilities spread across the District of Columbia, 45 states of the US, Mexico, and Canada.

 

Doe Deere – article recap

Doe Deere is the type of woman that millions of young women admire because of her passion for life and her great success in the business world. The pastel-haired Unicorn Queen is certainly original. She achieved success by staying true to herself. Her goal was to create a makeup line that made it possible for people to express themselves freely in a very passionate way. She achieved that goal with Lime Crime Cosmetics. Born in Russia and raised in New York City, Deere has plenty to share about success with the younger crowd. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doedeere

Dreams Come True

Doe Deere kicked off her dreams of success by starting out with a band in New York. She played with the band for several years and learned about business on the inside and the outside. Her early years with the band helped her to successfully transition to becoming the CEO of Lime Crime Cosmetics. Deere believes strongly that everyone has a very special quality about them. It’s important to discover that special quality, in order to achieve success. This is the key to achieving any dream.

Lime Crime

Doe Deere launched her own makeup line back in 2008 and it has been smooth sailing ever since that day. She was on a personal mission to prove that cosmetics were more than just a tool to cover up your assumed imperfections. Makeup was a way to freely express yourself. Certainly, we wear hairstyles and clothing to express personal style. The same should ring true for makeup. It was that idea that quickly spawned the Lime Crime Cosmetic line that is filled with bold and whimsical colors. Deere also would like to stress that her makeup line is animal cruelty-free. Her vivid line of lipsticks, fingernail polish, and eyeshadows are dramatically changing the way that people regard makeup.

Women And Achieving Success

Doe Deere is a woman that started out small and achieved great success. Deere would like the world to know that she is a strong supporter of other women entrepreneurs that are interested in achieving their own success story. She frequently speaks on the subject at various events across the country and really loves mentoring young women entrepreneurs. Doe Deere welcomes contact through various social media sites.

The Future And Women Entrepreneurs

Doe Deere shared in a recent interview that she is very excited about the prospects for young women and business today. The Internet has emerged as a great way for a young entrepreneur to dabble in business or start a full-time business venture. Today, a large portion of the population shops online instead of shopping at brick and mortar stores. This paves the way for more entrepreneurs to enter the online world and create their own e-commerce site that meets the consumer’s specific needs. Deere relates that Lime Crime is one company that helped pave the way for future online cosmetic companies. Hopefully, more innovative entrepreneurs will pave the way for even more future entrepreneurs. Deere recommends listening to what the people want and fulfilling that need. That is the way to achieve even more success. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/doe-deere/

Madison Street Capital’s Impressive Path to Top-Notch Reputation

Madison Street Capital is an expert financial advisory company based in Chicago. For over two decades of excellence and professional experience, the company has sustained better business by working towards becoming part of the solution to the many problems facing their clients in the industry.

This is perhaps the reason why the company has been massively adopted for better business by most of the rich individuals and companies seeking expert financial advisory services. If you are a company in need of their services, you are at the right place to demand the best in this industry. For this reason, you could achieve the most sophisticated business if you are not in the correct hands like Madison Street Capital.

The company has a presence in the main cities around the Globe. This is because they realized that their services are needed in other parts of the world.

For the company to enhance their business solutions model, Madison Street Capital decided to achieve better business solutions by working towards developing one of the most sophisticated business capability in the industry. The company has also earned a wide range of capabilities when it comes to solving the problems their clients face in the real estate industry.

The Chicago-based company has helped their clients solve their most impending problems within the shortest time. This is perhaps the reason why their services are adopted on a massive scale in the business world. The reputation of Madison Street Capital has gone beyond making the company strike a better deal when it comes to assisting them to extend their business values. Learn more about Madison Street Capital: https://pitchengine.com/madison_street_capital/2017/01/04/madison-street-capital-acts-as-advisor-in-the/002519188290269682183

The company has also navigated a wide range of business solutions through their complex structures for solving business problems. The complex business problems facing their clients have always found a solution with Madison Street Capital in the investment industry.

Madison Street Capital is an investment banking company that has the highest commitment to integrity as it upholds better business values in the real estate industry. For the company to achieve the best in the industry, they have always developed their business structures in a manner that is not capacitated in the real estate world.

The company is also proud to become part of the business and investment banking solution to the problems facing most of their clients in and out of the United States. Because they always respond with a tailored solution to every business problem, they are regarded as the best investment banking company in the United States.

When it comes to solving problems, Madison Street Capital understands that time is of the essence. For this reason, they always act with the slightest opportunity that comes their way to solve your problem. Perhaps this is the reason why the company is reputable.

Read more; Madison Street Capital | INC