• How the Post & Parcel Industry can Stay Relevant

    12 September 2019
    By Ilya Aristov, Head of DT


    Advances in technology and increased consumer expectations have caused revenue and client satisfaction for the postal and parcel industries (P&P) to drop steadily over the last ten years. For companies, prioritizing e-commerce development to meet the changing demands of their client-base has become the only logical choice. Likewise, in 2020, postal organizations need to embrace flexibility, adaptability, and creativity if they want to remain relevant.

    The traditional business model is changing, and for some businesses, it is already unrecognizable. Market players need to identify consumer and market trends early. Going forward, understanding the macro and micro needs of their customers, along with digitalizing their business, will help keep P&P afloat.


  • Strata Data Conference New York 2019”

    Strata Conference is one of the largest big data conferences in the world, and it’s happening in New York City this fall (September 23-26).

    What major trends will people be talking about at this conference?

    DataArt interviewed five of the announced conference speakers to get their insights on how the latest trends in big data, ML, and cloud-based technologies can disrupt the existing business ecosystem.


  • What Is Disrupting the Insurance Industry?

    21 August 2019
    By David Warren,

    InsureTech Connect 2019

    Insurtech, digitalization, innovation… These are frequently used buzzwords by carriers, vendors, and consultants over the past few years.

    The industry is certainly trying to innovate. For instance, AM Best recently announced it will be attaching an “Innovation Score” to its coming ratings. In addition, Prudential’s acquisition of Assurance this week for $2.5bn shows that investments continue to be made. 

    Is the hype deserved? Will the new replace the old? Or, will the legacy structural issues of insurance prevent real change?

    DataArt, an independent global technology consulting and services company, decided to take an in-depth look at this subject and will be sharing its findings in a series of short articles.

    In undertaking the research, DataArt consulted a number of movers and shakers, including insurance industry leaders, cutting-edge technology vendors, and its own subject matter experts. The first article investigates Insurtech.


  • Will The Music Industry Embrace Voice-Controlled Technology?

    24 May 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

    For those of you following technology industry trends, it would not be surprising that many experts have been calling 2017 the “Year of Voice”. Along with VR and AI, voice recognition has the potential for highly meaningful long-term development. Instead of controlling everything via apps, we can now talk to virtual assistants to control everything from our computers to our cars, to our home.


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    Bose is in hot water right now over allegations that the company’s Connect app is unlawfully collecting and sharing the listening data of its users.


  • RPi3 vs DragonBoard from the Python perspective

    17 May 2017
    By Nikolay Khabarov, Senior Developer


    Python is a perfect language for creating simple PoC projects. We will not talk about the full list of Python’s advantages, but the most amazing one is that Python is cross platform. This feature is quite useful for building embedded system applications. No need to wait until a compiler builds binaries, no need to deploy applications to the board. And the same code runs on a PC desktop as well as on Linux-based boards like Raspberry Pi.


  • Utilizing Blockchain Technology to Improve Music Copyright Management

    24 April 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

    Improve Music Copyright

    As the music industry adopts new technological solutions, the tracking and distribution of song usage continue to pose significant challenges, with a lack of transparency and accuracy that can result in copyright owners missing out on royalty payments from various mediums.


  • A Peek Into Music Industry “Windowing”

    19 April 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

    A Peek Into Music Industry Windowing

    Last week the news broke that Spotify had entered into a multi-year global license agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG) to provide the record label’s artists with access to a “flexible release policy” for their albums. This sure generated a lot of chatter in the music community.


  • This project aims to provide the ability to bring Alexa to any Linux device including embedded systems like Raspberry Pi boards. The binary release is packed into a snap package, which is a perfect way to deliver this project.

    Short instructions to run it with snap.

  • Music Discovery and the Magic of Sync Placements

    29 March 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment


    You might be surprised to learn that the mood setting songs and background music featured on your favorite TV shows, movies, commercials, sports and video games are highly sought after paid placements for artists to gain exposure and generate income. No longer considered ‘selling out’, it seems that placements (or sync) are becoming a prominent discovery, marketing and monetization tool for musicians. One of the most notable synchronization collaborations was with Moby’s 1999 album Play, which was the first ever to have all of its tracks linked to a synchronization license.