altius labs

Innovative thinking

At Altius, we are passionate about technology and forever curious as to how we can apply it in innovative ways to help our clients outperform their competitors. Altius Labs is a dedicated environment where we test and experiment with new technology. Sometimes we work hand in hand with our customers to test new ideas and deliver a proof of concept. Other times we use the Labs to investigate how to solve old challenges using innovative new technology. Projects we have worked on include:

Yield Management

Yield Management

Dynamic asset pricing is complex, and to successfully develop accurate pricing algorithms needs a complex econometric model that is able to include aspects such as demand, sales strategies and asset information. We have developed and deployed some of the largest most complex Hyperion Essbase models that demonstrate how this technology can scale to meet this challenge.

deep learning neural network

Deep Learning Neural Network

A new generation of artificial neural networks have recently disrupted many research and technological areas – from human emotion recognition to recommendation engines. Big datasets needed for building solutions with deep learning networks are becoming routinely available in companies of different sizes and in the different sectors. As part of Altius Labs we conduct internal research into this technology and develop prototypes to help address the most complex business problems.

machine learning

Machine Learning

Working with a large FTSE 100 business we put the Azure ML Framework through its paces. Over a period of three months we developed a proof of concept solution for a fraud detection solution that seems to outperform the existing third party solution.

Visualisation

Visualisation

We are incredibly proud of our success in the recent Global Power BI visualisation competition. We continue to push the boundaries of data visualisation and in doing so, with a number of differing custom visualisations completed in our Labs, we won the best place European entry and were only narrowly beaten from claiming the first place spot in Microsoft’s Global Power BI competition.

Data Platform

Data Platform

Altius’s data platform offering leverages the very latest in cloud technologies and innovations. Put simply, that means we can deliver data insight at unsurpassed scale. Our approach embraces new advances in tools such as Azure Data Warehouse and Data Factory, as well as cutting edge concepts such as Data Lakes. We are proud to be one of the first in the UK to have implemented Azure Data Lake, and continue to work closely with Microsoft to see just what can be achieved.

social analytics

Social Analytics

Remember the 2015 general election, and the surprise when the exit polls predicted a comprehensive Conservative victory? Altius Labs developed a textual analysis component that analysed the on-line behaviour and communication of voters in the run-up to the election. Combining semantic analysis, data science, visualisation and cloud computing, we followed the digital chatter throughout the election period. If only we had had the courage to visit a bookmaker on Election day!