Why it’s time to put the real U in UBI

Introduction UBI should really stand for User-Based Insurance, not Usage-Based Insurance.  This small change in definition would immediately expand the very narrow view of what UBI should mean for car insurers.  UBI as defined today should actually be called VBI – Vehicle Based Insurance.  Most insurers only take into account how people handle their vehicle….

The semantics of time, why my morning isn’t necessarily yours

Targeting your users in the right context also means engaging them at the right time and moment. While some interactions make sense during a user’s morning routine, others will have higher relevance over lunch or during the evening. Time defines context as different parts of the day trigger different needs and wants. However, time is…

A day in the life of …

Last year, Flowingdata came up with a dynamic visualization of the average day in the life of Americans. This visualization was based on data from the American Time Survey, consisting of questions measuring the amount of time people spend doing various activities throughout their day. We at Sentiance thought this was a cool idea, so…

How AI drives the mobile contextual revolution

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Introduction In “Predictions 2016: The Mobile Revolution Accelerates”, Forrester forecasted that by the end of 2016 more than 25% of companies will consider mobile not as a channel, but as a fully integrated part of their overall strategy. Moreover, the research firm expects customer-focused companies to take personalization to the next level by extracting relevant…

Is data science fueling your customer’s journey?

The pace of smartphones displacing desktops is accelerating at warp speed. Mobile marketers can’t seem to keep up with the mobile-centric digital age we know today, and fail to provide engaging content on mobile devices. Mobile users today no longer tolerate intrusive, annoying and irrelevant content and are equipping their mobiles with ad blockers. Ad…

Driving behavior modeling using smart phone sensor data

Introduction The car insurance industry is rapidly transitioning from traditional fixed fee insurance packages to usage based insurance (UBI). With recent car insurance cost surges, insurance companies are starting to realize that the majority of well behaved customers shouldn’t have to pay for the excesses of the few. Traditional UBI approaches such as Pay As You…

About going global & hunting data scientists at the Data Innovation Summit

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Tomorrow the Data Innovation Summit: Made in Belgium takes place at the AXA headquarters in Brussels. We are particularly looking forward to this event, that will gather several Belgian actors facilitating data innovation. Both Sentiance Founder our founder and Chief Scientist Vincent Spruyt will present Ignite talks. The Data Innovation Summit, organized by datascience.be, lists…

Kevin Mets joins Sentiance Data Science Team

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Exciting news at Sentiance, as Kevin Mets is joining our machine learning team. As a data scientist, Kevin will use his research experience to further expand our product offering for behavioral profiling and real-time context detections using mobile sensor data. Hi Kevin, we’re thrilled to have you on board. Are you ready to change the…