Rhiza’s Resolutions – 2015

As we begin the new year, many of us continue the annual tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions. While we all might have personal New Year’s Resolutions – to stay fit and healthy, to lose weight, to enjoy life to the fullest, or to spend less, save more – you should also start thinking of your business resolutions. And there’s…

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Rhiza CEO talks Big Data

We have all heard of Big Data. You must have been living under a rock for the past 5 years if you have not heard the phrase. And if that’s the case, you surely have many more important things to get catch up on. I suggest starting with Modern Family. But now that we have Big Data, what are we…

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Pittsburgh Saves Christmas

On Thursday of last week, news broke that several local charities were coming up short to provide holiday cheer for hundreds of kids throughout the region. Word spread fast and the response was swift and immediate. Links showed up in my Facebook feed repeatedly as friends of friends of friends reached out for help and resources. Obviously, toys under a…

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Tech Talk: Performance enhancement & map layers

Propagating events through element layers as rendered in page. The Rhiza blog takes a turn toward the technical, with a post this week by senior software engineer Matt Pickell. Check out his particular mapping challenge, which includes insight into problem solving, failing fast, and (delicious) shish kabobs. I am currently working on a project involving Mapbox and Leaflet. As part…

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Rhiza Leadership Team Grows

Last month two all-stars joined the Rhiza leadership team, bringing their unique start-up experience, industry vision, and corporate resolve to our Pittsburgh headquarters. Zachariah Sharek, our new SVP of Data Strategy, joined us from Civic Science. Zach recently completed his PhD in Organizational Behavior and Theory from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. His research in judgment and decision-making…

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Rhiza Wins Again!

It’s satisfying to know that hard work pays off, so we were excited to receive further validation of our efforts this week. Wednesday night Rhiza CEO Josh Knauer was inducted into the inaugural class of Pittsburgh’s Smart 50 presented by Chase. Josh was recognized for his leadership, innovation, and impact on the Pittsburgh community. The inaugural class is an impressive…

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Talk Data to Me

At Rhiza, we understand Mo’ Data means Mo’ Problems. That’s why we strive everyday to make Notorious B.I.G. Data Smalls. That’s why we were so excited to co-sponsor the “I Love When You call me Big Data” Conference with the Pittsburgh Technology Council last Thursday, November 6th, 2014. During the conference, we heard talks on a wide array of big…

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The Future of Data Marketing

A few weeks ago, Rhiza CEO Josh Knauer spoke alongside other data industry heavyweights on the Data Congress panel at AdWeek XI hosted by Rachel DiCola from Gamut and sponsored by Verizon’s Precision Market Insights. After the congress, we spoke with panelists Rick Erwin – President of Experian Market Services’ Consumer Insights & Targeting, and Aastha Parikh – Director of ComScore…

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Rhiza Named Most Innovative Company!

Last night was a big night for Rhiza– we were named the Most Innovative Company by the Pittsburgh Technology Council at their annual Tech50 Awards dinner. Over 700 people gathered at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown for the event. The evening began with a 2 hour showcase where dozens of companies exhibited and hundreds of people mingled, discussing technology and regional…

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