Industry News

Dream Job: How I Became a Data Scientist

Posted on Jan 27 2016 by

This Q&A interview that appeared on with Dr. Shanji Xiong, Experian DataLab’s global chief scientist, discusses his career and provides advice for data scientist hopefuls.


Leveraging Data Insight Can Drive Success, but Few Have the Data They Need

Posted on Jan 26 2016 by


Good data is a critical part of building a robust business strategy. Organizations use actionable data insight to improve the customer experience, drive operational efficiencies, leverage cost savings, and enhance the bottom line. In fact, the majority of sales decisions are expected to be driven by customer data by 2020.


Experian Named Top Email Service Provider in The Marketer Quarterly’s 2015 Email Marketing Awards

Posted on Jan 12 2016 by

The Relevancy Group’s The Marketer Quarterly recognized Experian’s contributions to outstanding email marketing campaigns


The Science of Big Data

Posted on Jan 08 2016 by

The Science Behind Big Data

This article published in CIO Review magazine by Eric Haller, executive vice-president of Experian’s global DataLabs, discusses the science behind Big Data and how it can be used as a force for good.


Experian data shows credit card debt reaches highest level since 2009

Posted on Dec 15 2015 by

Q3 2015 Market Intelligence Brief

Consumers are more confident managing their credit since recession.

Experian released the Q3 today featuring data that highlights consumer credit card debt has now reached its highest level since Q4 2009. Credit card debt levels reached $650 billion in Q3 2015, the highest it has been since Q4 2009 when it was $667 billion.


Sports Cars Zooming, While Hybrids Power Down

Posted on Dec 15 2015 by

Sports car

Environmentally friendly, lower fuel costs and tax incentives. These are all words that describe alternative-powered vehicles, and serve as reasons why many car shoppers flocked to their local dealerships over the past several years with the intent of “going green” with their next vehicle. However, that trend seems to be fading into the past.


Experian Data Breach Resolution Debuts Its Third Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast

Posted on Dec 09 2015 by

As data breaches become more prevalent, companies must try to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared to respond to any kind of security incident. In an effort to provide a glimpse into what 2016 could bring, Experian Data Breach Resolution released its third annual Data Breach Industry Forecast white paper.


Data Science Central Interview With Dr. Shanji Xiong, Chief Scientist at Experian’s Global Data Labs

Posted on Dec 09 2015 by

The following interview was conducted by William Vorhies and featured on Data Science Central.

Q: What work does a data scientist do and what knowledge do they need?

A: 90% of the data in the world has been created in the last two years. Data Scientists retrieve, sift, analyze, process, and store all the data according to business or consumer needs. Simply put, Data Scientists convert the collected and analyzed data into business intelligence. Thus, there are multiple attributes a Data Scientist should have. Not only should they have technical expertise and coding capabilities, but they should also have good intuition and communication skills.