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Big Data is focus of new Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Teleware

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Communications technology business TeleWare is collaborating with Teesside University to share knowledge and drive innovation through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

The partnership will focus on Big Data, machine learning and customer analytics – key areas for both organisations in 2017.

TeleWare is looking more and more at how customers interact with businesses, be it through traditional call centres, social media, web chats or other channels.

The KTP, which is part-funded by Innovate UK, will examine the best way to collect data from customer interactions and analyse it to enhance customers’ experiences. Machine learning is a large part of TeleWare’s CX Analytics as the technology can learn best practices and then deliver those insights back into businesses.

Throughout the 2 year partnership, TeleWare will gain access to research expertise from Dr Yifeng Zeng and Dr Claudio Angione from Teesside University’s School of Computing.

Paul Millar, Chief Innovation Officer

'We’ve always had a great relationship with Teesside University, in fact, our own CEO Steve Haworth is a Teesside graduate.

'The KTP is proving to be very fruitful for us as we continue our journey into CX Analytics and enhancing the communication between businesses and their customers. Having this academic support to constantly improve our knowledge is paying real dividends in terms of how we develop our solutions.'

Dr Geoff Archer, Head of Knowledge Exchange

'To maintain a technological advantage, businesses today must gain insight from a range of different sources including the latest academic thinking and theories.

'This will allow them to more fully understand the needs of their customers and their industry. Through working with TeleWare, we are able to give them the benefit of our knowledge to guide them in their development process. It’s exciting for us to then see a practical application of our thinking.'

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