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Janet Dorenkott

AVP, Mindtree
Janet Dorenkott is AVP of Mindtree and founded Relational Solutions in 1996. Relational Solutions was acquired by Mindtree in 2015. Their Cleveland based office is now Mindtree’s Worldwide, Center of Excellence for Integration and Analytics.

Janet’s company built over 200 business intelligence solutions. Their focus is on CPG, with their POSmart & TradeSmart solutions which they developed to automate data integration and analytics and maximize ROI. They also focus on the Banking/Insurance, Hospitality & Media industries for data warehousing and business intelligence.

Janet is a regular co-author in Shopper Technology Institute’s annual book. She has developed and conducted many business intelligence training programs for companies and organizations. She has also had published success stories in DM Review, B-eye Network, Consumer Good’s Technology News and others.

They have been named one of the “Top Most Promising Big Data Companies” and “Top Most Promising SAP Partners” by CIO Review. They have been one of Consumer Goods Technologies Award winners for 10 years. They have been named one of the top Data Integration & Business Intelligence Consulting Companies by the Cleveland Award Program and they were one of the finalists in the NEOSA Top Technologies Award.

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http://www.relationalsolutions.com/blog

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  • Posted on: 06/23/2017

    Will Amazon Prime Wardrobe change how Americans shop for clothes?

    Stitch Fix and Le Tote have been doing this for some time. I know several women who use these types of sites. Leaving a restaurant the other night I complimented two women who had very nice outfits on. One got hers from Stitch Fix and the other from Le Tote. It sounded like Le Tote was more user-friendly because you didn't have to buy a minimum number of peices to get a discount and you could keep it for up to three months before returning. I was actually planning to sign up for one of them this weekend. Since I'm already an Amazon Prime member, I'll try this out first. This is definitely disruptive and retailers will definitely feel the pain if they don't get on board in some manner.
  • Posted on: 09/01/2016

    Amazon to test 30-hour week

    I think it could work but I'll be interested to see the results."Employee's get full benefits but receive 75 percent of what full-time employees earn." I assume that means they have a pay scale so they can easily calculate and justify that number. Although the percentage lines up with the reduced hours, if the benefits are still paid equally then Amazon loses money. I think this would be hard for retailers because their margins are much lower than they are in the technology industry. This increased cost would get passed on to consumers and prices would go up. This would cost them customers and profit.I also agree with Tom Dougherty's comment that it will help workers with more home responsibilities, but it will be hard to advance someone working 30 hours a week over others who put in 40 to 60 hours a week. Salaried employees generally put in more time than 40 hours. So it's difficult to compare the two. On the other hand, this is a great option for some people. Another option might be a full 40+ work week with the flexibility to work from home (depending on your role).
  • Posted on: 06/06/2016

    Will shoppers want to interact with AI ads?

    Google has been doing this for years. It's the reason I own a Droid. My phone can literally be in my purse and I can say "OK Google, find me a coupon for Macy's," and it will. When I lose my phone I say "OK Google, give me the definition of liberty." By the time it's done giving me the definition, I have it in hand.However, I'm not sure how that will work with ads that weren't requested. They tend to be annoying. I view ads much like advice. Unsolicited advice is rarely welcome. Neither are unsolicited ads in most cases. I think it will be all about timing and circumstance. If I walk into my local drug store and a coupon for Tums pops up, I might be interested. That same ad if I'm watching a game or at a graduation party will annoy me.Watson is an extremely cool technology. I'm looking forward to seeing what more IBM will do with it!

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