If you haven’t heard of Los Colognes yet, you will soon. The Nashville-based indie jam band has slowly been rising the ranks within the jam-band scene—over the summer, the group made its debut at LOCKN’ Festival, and has since been tapped to support Blues Traveler for the group’s extensive fall tour in addition to a string of dates with Hard Working Americans. Back in May, Los Colognes released their third album, The Wave, which was an impressive offering from the band composed of Jay Rutherford (Vocals, Guitar), Aaron Mortenson (Drums, Vocals), Gordon Persha (Bass), Micah Hulscher (Keys), and Chuck Foster (Keys).The Wave shows Los Colognes at their finest. The album is thoughtful and meticulous crafted, with a feel-good vibe that taps into the group’s innate pop sensibilities. However, while The Wave may be somewhat on the poppier side, with frequent well-placed synth, the album overall stays true to the group’s inherent rock roots. Today, Los Colognes has just released a brand-new forty-three-minute animated video to accompany the entirety of The Wave. The psychedelic music video was directed and animated by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard, and is a must-watch for fans of the group, new and old.Enjoy the full-length animated video for Los Colognes’ The Wave below. If you’re digging what you hear, you can catch the band on the road with Hard Working Americans this weekend or with Blues Traveler once they set off on their extensive monthlong tour that spans mid-October to mid-November. For more information on Los Colognes, you can check out their website here or follow their Facebook page here. Upcoming Los Colognes Tour DatesWith Hard Working Americans:10/4 Ponte Vedra, FL Ponte Vedra Music Hall10/5 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse10/6 Birmingham, AL Iron CityLos Colognes Only:10/7 Alexandria, LA FunktoberfestWith Blues Traveler:10/11 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse10/13 Philadelphia, PA TLA10/14 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore10/15 Norfolk, VA The Norva10/17 Richmond, VA The National10/18 Raleigh, NC The Ritz10/20 St Petersburg, FL Jannus Live10/21 Ft Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live10/24 Mobile, AL The Steeple10/26 Austin, TX Emo’s10/27 Dallas, TX House of Blues10/28 Houston, TX House of Blues10/30 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom11/1 Minneapolis, MN The Pantages11/2 LaCrosse, WI The Court Above Main (Los Colognes Only)11/3 Indianapolis, IN Vogue11/4 St Louis, MO Del Mar Hall11/5 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre11/7 Las Vegas House of Blues11/8 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot11/10 Boise, ID Knitting Factory11/11 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom11/12 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market11/14 San Francisco The Filmore11/15 San Francisco The Filmore11/17 Los Angeles, CA Belasco11/18 Anaheim, CA House of Blues11/19 San Diego, CA House of Blues
22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sundeep Kapur Sundeep has been assisting financial institutions with their omni-channel strategies – a more effective branch, a better online experience, & great consumer engagement. He is the author of an online … Web: www.emailyogi.com Details Most financial institutions are seriously considering significant big data initiatives. And these institutions are absolutely correct because through data comes understanding. We have to know more, so we can serve our members better. We need to monitor member activity, anticipate events, and keep serving to perfection. And please don’t forget, the word “monitor” needs to translate to being helpful versus being creepy.First, please allow me to define big data. “It is the ability to analyze lots of transactions, evaluate probabilities and possibilities, ascertain past preferences, include other factors and variables, and provide ideal solutions.”This year, I have had the opportunity to run workshops on big data at many credit union events and I want to highlight the importance of planning your big data strategy PRIOR to investing in a technology solution.Financial institutions need to go through a data transformation exercise with the intent of understanding the process, analyzing the available data, and measuring (step-by-step) success. Big data can make a significant impact – from initiatives like one-on-one onboarding, to general member wellbeing, to focused segmentation (hint – top three high impact initiatives).Successful financial institutions are leading because of their investment in strategic big data initiatives. Big data is what is guiding their continued success. Their achievements include tripling the number of products per consumer, 50% growth, and driving incredible internal efficiencies (pragmatic achievable results).An organization’s success with big data will be driven by the following factors:Clearly defined expectations (aligning objectives, capacity, capability)Avoiding data traps (mistakes)Following an ideal process (agile)Measuring success correctlyScaling from a pilot, to a launch, to sustaining continuous improvement (this is significant because it takes effort to scale and keep improving). So, who helped me with this list? I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my peers in our industry who have been a significant source of learning – Naveen Jain (Founder CULytics & former VP Analytics – First Tech FCU), Andre Iervolino (SVP Business Intelligence – Financial Partners CU), Debra Chaffins (Virtual Services Manager – ELGA CU), Steven Page (VP IT, Marketing, & Digital Banking – Safe America CU), Emily Nichols (VP Analytics – Grow Financial FCU), Mike Wiseman (Business Intelligence Analyst – CAP COM FCU).We are currently working on putting together a big data brainstorm via a webinar, do let me know if you would like to participate ([email protected]). Applying the Right ApproachYou need to start by conducting an analytics assessment which allows you to gauge the amount of data you need to drive success for your organization (start small – you do not need a lot). Once you have picked a few key projects, consider this tested and proven seven step process:Where does the data reside, and how do you get to it?Collect “manageable data” and create a data lake/storeModel to predict likely outcomesCreate queries to rationalize your dataExecute queries, evaluate, then automateDefine and measure successReview, adjust, and evolve Following this process will help you define a clearer path to success, provide you with higher ROI, and enhance your decision science practice. It will help you differentiate the good from the hype, and come up with specific initiatives that will drive positive results.High Impact Big Data Initiatives (Incredible Member Journeys) Here are some significant initiatives undertaken by financial institutions that could drive positive ROI for your organization:KPI Analysis/ReportingStaying in Touch – onboarding, loan boarding, re-boardingTimely PreapprovalsNet-Spend Model – customized loan offersBoosting card (debit & credit) adoption and usageAnticipating & Resolving DelinquenciesImproving the Lending Process – application, follow up, decisionsBranch Performance ReportingNext Best Conversation/OfferDriving Digital AdoptionATM Transaction AnalysisPreparing for CECL It is What Consumers WantConsumers expect personalized experiences. Big data terminology and projects have been making the rounds for a few years. Yet, there are many initiatives that have faced partial or no success while only a few businesses continue to leverage big data for immense improvement.Three things will drive your success:Having instant access to data, so you can use the data when you need itHaving data that is deciphered/intelligent, so you know what to do with the dataHaving data that is correct and personalized, so that you are sure
Italy’s football federation (FIGC) on Wednesday announced that they have upheld a 10-month ban for Juventus coach Antonio Conte for failing to report suspicions of match-fixing at a previous club.The Serie A club’s coach is one of the most high-profile figures caught up in a sweeping investigation that has shaken the Italian football world.He was found guilty of not informing the authorities of possible corruption in two matches involving his former club Siena during the 2010-11 season.Conte is now expected to take his case to Italy’s sports arbitration tribunal (TNAS), according to the daily La Repubblica.But his continued suspension effectively leaves the defending Serie A champions without a manager just days before the start of the new season this weekend.Massimo Carrera, a member of Juve’s technical staff, is due to take charge of the first team on a temporary basis. Juventus begin their title defence with a home game against Parma on Saturday.The so-called ‘Calcioscommesse’ illegal betting scandal — which concerns mainly second-division clubs — has led to a wave of arrests across Italy and even saw searches at the Italian national squad’s hotel before Euro 2012.The football federation panel did, however, show clemency to Conte’s assistant, Angelo Alessio, whose ban was reduced from eight months to sixth months after he had also been found guilty of the same offences at Siena.The panel also affirmed their previous ruling that Juve players Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Pepe were cleared of wrong-doing.Defenders Nicola Belmonte of Bari and Salvatore Masiello of Udinese, who were suspected of involvement in fixing a match between the two sides in May 2010, also saw their acquittals confirmed. In the federation’s August 10 ruling, Serie B sides Lecce and Grosseto were demoted, while Lecce’s former president, Giovanni Semeraro, and ex-Grosseto president Piero Camilli were given five-year bans from the game.On Wednesday, the federation rejected Lecce’s appeal against the demotion, but reinstated Grosseto in Serie B.The football federation’s disciplinary committee has been investigating 13 football clubs in total in a scandal over match-fixing and illegal betting.The investigation comes six years after a similar scandal deprived Juventus of two Serie A titles and saw them demoted to the second tier.