{Python Training} – (Code For Asla & Xaltius)

This November of 2017, Xaltius in collaboration with Code For Asia took to conduct a python basics training workshop called CodeCircles for beginners and those interested to hone their python skills.

The training was largely attended by an avid audience consisting of PMETs, college students and working professionals, all of whom were eager to get their hands dirty and their programming skills in python up to speed.

The course was structured over a period of one month and included theoretical and rigorous hands on sessions to get the audience as comfortable on python as quickly as possible. The course content itself ranged from the very basics of code structure and data types to data visualization, file handling and image processing on python, all of them done with the help of jupyter notebooks. One of the main aims of the workshops was also to help relate business cases to “how programming could help solve that”, either in terms of simple data manipulation, statistical calculations or complex data science algorithms.

Through this workshop the audience took with them basics of programming, the various operations which could be done using python and most importantly, how all of the above could be of use to them either in their projects or business. As for the entire team of Xaltius and Code For Asia, both received a tremendous positive response.

SYSTEM DESIGN THINKING IN PROCESS INNOVATIONS

Using System Design thinking, it is possible to design several innovations that can help in improving relationships. This blog details about some of the major steps that come under Service Design Methodology.
EMPATHIZE

This step includes the generation of persona profiles for each stakeholder, the empathy map for the employee and customer and a customer journey map.

An example of persona profile is given below.

Moving to empathy maps.

CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAP
A Customer Journey Map has been created to provide a clear view in the different emotions a customer experiences while visiting Mustafa Centre. Touchpoints have been identified where the customer might experience a certain satisfaction or dissatisfaction.

IDEATE & PROTOTYPE

Below innovation concepts can be proposed and developed into prototypes.

SELF-SCAN AND CHECK OUT SYSTEM

A self-scanning system can be implemented. Hand scanners are to be retrieved at the entrance of the store by scanning the loyalty card. One of the immediate advantages of the system is that customers can directly put their buying products in their bag. Customers must register for the loyalty card. This will enable store to track who is using their self-scanning system, but will also provide data on customer behavior. This data might be viable for smoothening demand later. ​

ONLINE APP

An application will be brought into the market that can be downloaded on a smart phone. The application is developed to improve customer experience. The application will include several main features:
Inventory list
All products which store sells can be shown in the application.
In-store navigation
The application will include an QR code scanner in order to create a navigation system in the store. QR codes are spread across the store that specify a certain point in the store. The customer will select the product that it wants to find and the application will show the way. This system will also offer the ability to insert a full shopping list after which the application will determine the fastest and most efficient route to take through the store, including directions.
Digital barcode of loyalty program
Instead of receiving a loyalty card, the application can be used to have a digital barcode in order to retrieve a self-scanner.
Special offer for “undiscovered products”
The application can be used to offer loyalty customers special offers for products that remain relatively untouched in stock supply. By offering a profitable deal on such product for a limited amount of time, customers might discover these products after which they might keep buying them. This application of the app is according to the customers usually only buying the products that they know due to the threat of getting lost. Also, it will surf to smoothen demand and supply, by getting untouched products back in the selling process again.

System design thinking is a very important process while innovating and coming up with new business solutions.

Author: Xaltius

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{PYTHON TRAINING} – (CODE FOR ASIA & XALTIUS) – NOVEMBER 2017

This November of 2017, Xaltius in collaboration with Code For Asia took to conduct a python basics training workshop called CodeCircles for beginners and those interested to hone their python skills.
The training was largely attended by an avid audience consisting of PMETs, college students and working professionals, all of whom were eager to get their hands dirty and their programming skills in python up to speed.

The course was structured over a period of one month and included theoretical and rigorous hands on sessions to get the audience as comfortable on python as quickly as possible. The course content itself ranged from the very basics of code structure and data types to data visualization, file handling and image processing on python, all of them done with the help of jupyter notebooks. One of the main aims of the workshops was also to help relate business cases to “how programming could help solve that”, either in terms of simple data manipulation, statistical calculations or complex data science algorithms.
Through this workshop the audience took with them basics of programming, the various operations which could be done using python and most importantly, how all of the above could be of use to them either in their projects or business. As for the entire team of Xaltius and Code For Asia, both received a tremendous positive response.

{STUDENTS COUNSELLING} – ALPHA MEETS BETA 2018 EVENT – (NUS-ISS & XALTIUS)

With the start of 2018, Xaltius got the opportunity to guide and counsel new 2018 cohort of National University of Singapore – Institute of Systems Science students.
The event was attended by the students who were enrolled for MTech. in Knowledge Engineering course.

Students took this opportunity to clear all their queries regarding data science skills, market opportunities, jobs, academics and exams. They discussed with the cofounders of Xaltius about the start-up roadway and entrepreneurship options. One of the featured topic was related to the specific skills that they should pursue to be at front in the analytics domain.
The session was quite interactive and valuable for these aspiring data scientists.

HOW VITAL COMPANY KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IS ?

We talk a lot about Domain Knowledge Management which is no doubt, very crucial for any niche industry. But, have we even considered Company Knowledge Management, which has become critical to get success in today’s knowledge economy. In this blog, we will see how this can immediately reduce the high costs of continually ‘reinventing of the wheel’ and repeating the similar mistakes.

Lets define this more precisely, Company Knowledge Management is a discipline to help individuals, groups, workforce and the whole Organisation to better capture new ideas and insights, learning, store, share, collectively and systematically create and apply the best knowledge, to achieve the objectives.

We assume here company as organisation, so it also means Organisational Knowledge Management. This Company Knowledge Management ensures that organisations continually learn and turn lessons identified into new actions and behaviors, and new collective knowledge can be shared across the entire organisation. This helps in applying the best knowledge available to the organisation, at all times; which can dramatically reduce costs, improve response times, result in better decision making, improve quality and increase productivity.

The fact that the companies succeed, need some of the basic principles of knowledge management and knowledge asset management to be embedded in the organisation and embodied in the people. Organisations will succeed to the degree that the Strategies are aligned to the principles.

The question arises here which is often asked as well, is Company Knowledge Management just for large Organisations? We would say – Definitely not! Small Business Knowledge Management is just as critical!

The main difference is that large Organisations can gain much benefit from bringing together fragmented knowledge from across their operations, whereas Small Business Knowledge Management is more concerned with creating and applying knowledge faster. In other words, the large Organisation first asks ‘What do we know across the Organisation and who knows?’ The small Organisation first asks ‘What new knowledge can we create and turn into innovative products and services faster?’

The other key benefit of Small Business Knowledge Management is that it ensures the company has the necessary knowledge management structures in place before it becomes larger to better ensure that it does not create fragmented knowledge later. Our experience has also revealed that small businesses are just as prone to expensive ‘reinventing of the wheel’ and costly repeating of the same mistakes. Even small teams do not reuse current knowledge as well as they should.

Author: Xaltius

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