So its a Monday night, instead of being slumped on the couch, Gogglebox style, I am sitting at my dining room table learning towards my nano-degree in Data Science. And loving every minute of it.
New year = time to innovate. I am delighted to say that our Google Analytics(GA) implementation has just got a little bit smarter this week. One of my work buddies and I have rolled out our innovation project so we can easily track the results of development releases in GA, automatically. We call this Google Analytics Development Annotations(GADA) and its the start of our journey to making GA more powerful, faster and more useful.
Google Analytics Annotations are one of the most awesome and powerful features in the analytics kit bag, but the problem is that they are so often ignored. I personally love the features and power that come from them and it’s frustrating to see this crucial bit of Google Analytics so often skipped over. I thought I would create a quick guide about Google Analytics Annotations and why they are the proverbial missing link between WHAT google analytics tells you is happening on a website, and WHY it is happening.
We are kicking off a new segment on the blog, where we get advice from top innovators who can share some of their tips that helped to put their head above the crowd and got them noticed. Last week, we announced Ometria, the smart data marketing platform, would be the first shortlist for the Magento innovation award.
From an innovation standpoint, I was interested in deep diving into how Ometria had managed to make innovation work so well, whilst avoiding the modern pitfalls and be able to help make so much more money for clients.
I spoke with their CEO and Founder, Ivan Mazour(@IvanMazour), a serial entrepreneur with some really great tips on innovation. Here goes!
I am delighted to announce that I am going to be hosting the first international Magento Innovation award at MageTitans in November 2016. SagePay is on board as the main sponsor and we are all really excited to see who will be our winner in the next month.
Starbucks is just about ready to cement its place as king of the coffee shops when it rolls out mobile app ordering tomorrow ( 1st October) I will soon be able to order a Starbucks coffee and let them know when I am ready to collect it. Details after the read more below
I have discovered a wonderful secret when it comes to retail innovation. I have found a treasure trove of innovation from a platform that I will be covering and sharing more about in my blog. Of course, in addition to the other regular cool innovations that I find ( or prototype). Despite the fact that the companies on the platform are smaller than the top-tier commerce sites, their innovations are many and given the right spotlight, I am sure will teach the larger sites a thing or 2 or 3.. Here goes the first one.. and its mind blowingly good.
I was delighted to be invited by the simply brilliant BBC Radio’s Mark Forest Show to debate those fantastic( or horrid) self-checkout machines and we ended up revolutionizing Grocery shopping..maybe..
Westminster council in London have announced they are unleashing their latest weapon in the war
against parking offenders by rolling out a trial of their first 14 drones licensed to issue parking tickets to the public.
Last night I attended a wonderful event hosted by the mobile payment provider Judo Payments where they talked about some of the things coming in the mobile commerce world. It was fascinating.