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CoreLogic | August 22, 2022
CoreLogic©, a leading global property data and analytics-driven solutions provider, has announced an extended relationship with Google Cloud to support the launch of its new CoreLogic Discovery Platform™. Fully built on Google Cloud’s secure and sustainable infrastructure, Discovery Platform provides a comprehensive property analytics environment and cloud-based data exchange for businesses across multiple sectors.
Discovery Platform allows businesses — including CoreLogic’s core markets of property and real estate technology, mortgage lenders, marketers and insurance firms — to discover, integrate, analyze and model property insights to make critical business decisions faster. The multi-year relationship between CoreLogic and Google Cloud enables the development of a scalable platform built with several Google Cloud services including Dataproc, BigQuery, Anthos and Cloud Run to manage the data science workloads for predictive and prescriptive analytics. BigQuery is the petabyte-scale backend for the platform, enabling comprehensive property data views built from a wide array of CoreLogic and third-party data sets. Dataproc powers Discovery Platform facilitating advanced analytics and data science at scale.
Typically, companies with data engineers and scientists spend weeks and even months on data wrangling before reaching the insights needed to drive business growth or mitigate risks. Through the collaboration with Google Cloud, CoreLogic’s Discovery Platform provides a fully secure and compliant environment with relevant data, tools, security, and governance. Using CoreLogic data models and insights allows companies to deploy secure and compliant data analytics workflows within minutes, thereby speeding up the delivery of mission-critical insights.
“CoreLogic and Google Cloud solved a significant challenge in the lag-time required to spin up data analytics workbenches that could be preloaded with nationwide data assets, models, libraries and software and self-service training,” said John Rogers, chief innovation officer of CoreLogic. “Together, we were able to look at every part of the process—from onboarding to ingestion of data, modeling and exposure of that insight to the businesses’ operational platform—and cut the lag-time down by more than 50% to give clients access to the insights they need to move the needle on their business faster and easier than ever before.”
“I’m excited to see our alliance with Google Cloud flourishing. “We’re providing a state-of-the-art analytical platform for our client’s mission-critical processes. Discovery Platform is born from a growing alliance of two major industry innovators. I see the future horizons our research and development product teams are working on, and I am excited to see what's next.”
Patrick Dodd, president and CEO of CoreLogic
“We value working with companies like CoreLogic to develop innovative technology solutions and services that enhance customer experience and deliver insights faster,” said Zac Maufe, global head of Financial Services Solutions at Google Cloud.“Our collaboration will support CoreLogic’s clients’ needs and enable the delivery of more comprehensive and efficient solutions for businesses in the real estate finance market.”
CoreLogic is a leading global property information, analytics, and data-enabled solutions provider. The company’s combined data from public, contributory, and proprietary sources includes over 4.5 billion records spanning more than 50 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, and the public sector. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance, and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, CoreLogic operates in North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Bird.i | March 04, 2022
Bird.i | Zonda, Scotland-based satellite imagery and artificial intelligence (AI) technology business, has announced plans to spearhead the creation of a technology center in Glasgow. Zonda is the top real estate data intelligence provider for the new home building sector in the United States. Through the use of satellite imagery and the development of new software platforms that offer high resolution, readily available imagery and data that enables competitive decision making, this strategic shift aims to bring practical solutions to the housing industry.
The success of Bird.i and its technological advancements are making way for the development of a tech center in Glasgow. The company strives to bring breakthrough technologies to market, create job opportunities, and encourage the growth of other tech-centric organizations in the area, in addition to providing technology services to help users achieve a competitive edge in the market. This campaign aims to bring together like-minded, forward-thinking people to lead the next wave of data intelligence.
We are excited to lead the growth of a tech-hub in Glasgow as we continue to expand our footprint with numerous career opportunities at Bird.i | Zonda. The Bird.i team of engineers has helped lead the development of our newest platform, Enterprise, and we look forward to the continued success built by this global workforce of talented and inventive tech leaders.”
Jeff Meyers, CEO of Zonda.
Bird.i | Zonda is fuelling the future of the housing industry with a bird’s eye view of real-time, easily accessible, and actionable data to improve informed decision-making by distributing high-resolution satellite photos from world-leading commercial satellite providers. This technology gives builders, developers, contractors, and others valuable insight into the development and changes in the construction and new home building industries.
Codecademy | March 04, 2022
Codecademy, the leading online learning platform for technical skills, is partnering with The Black and Brilliant Advocacy Network to launch an Applied Artificial Intelligence accelerator and mentorship program in Africa. After launching their first accelerator together in 2021, the organizations are teaming up again to bring the program to Africa and empower a new generation of tech talent in the region.
Combining upskilling and mentorship, the Codecademy and Black and Brilliant program will focus on both the hard and soft skills needed to build successful careers in AI. Over the course of 10 weeks, participants will master the fundamentals of data science, data engineering and programming using Codecademy's self-guided, hands-on learning platform. Participants will also work with a group of coaches and mentors from companies like Shopify, Google and Etsy to explore topics like user experience, ethics and bias, and the business of AI.
As AI becomes more powerful, it's imperative that people of all backgrounds, nationalities, races, and genders have the opportunity to leverage that power – so that they can make an impact on their communities and the world at large, Through education and mentorship, our goal is to empower a new generation of global leaders in AI, equipping them with the skills they need to solve problems and incite change through technology."
Zach Sims, co-founder and CEO of Codecademy.
Founded by husband-and wife-team Tony Effik and Perky Noah-Effik, Black and Brilliant is an advocacy group focused on initiatives to diversify workforces and streamline talent pipelines for BIPOC communities. After meeting Codecademy's CEO Zach Sims at an event with the United Nations last year, the two founders immediately saw an opportunity to work together given their organizations' shared mission to democratize career opportunities in technology.
Growing up in the UK and Nigeria, and even now, I continue to meet brilliant Africans with the potential to play a role in the global digital economy, We decided with Codecademy to coalesce around the idea of helping a foundational group leapfrog to the most current technology. Our hope is that this group helps the next cohort, and so on. We are grateful for Codecademy and how its platform democratizes learning and makes this all possible."
Tony Effik, Co-Founder of Black and Brilliant and Managing Director at Google.
As artificial intelligence becomes a more powerful and influential technology, it has the potential to be a transformative force in Africa — helping to reduce inequality, alleviate poverty and improve access to public services like health and education. Limited access to AI education, however, remains a barrier to ensuring the impact of AI is felt throughout African societies. Codecademy and Black and Brilliant's accelerator program aims to equip local technologists with the skills they need to lead careers in AI and continue driving innovation in the region.
About Black and Brilliant
Black and Brilliant is an advocacy group - for people of all backgrounds - united in creating a more diverse workforce. Founded in 2020 with the aim of challenging and eliminating the ideas that far too many corporate leaders hold about the lack of black talent in business. At Black and Brilliant, we are fascinated by the possibilities that digital transformation can bring, ranging from disciplines and technologies like Artificial Intelligence, to Crypto to Cyber Security.