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A busy week for Vijilent: Evolve Law Summit & NC Idea Seed Grant Semi-Finalist announcement

Evolve Law Summit in NYC Last week we participated in the Evolve Law Summit in New York City. Evolve Law is a program facilitating partnerships and growth in the Legal Technology space. Vijilent was one of the startups that were showcased along with entrepreneurs coming from the East Coast and even further. The event featured two panels, startup...
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Meet the Algorithms: AI Is Joining Your Firm.

Last week’s “Litigation and Practice Support” white paper published by the International Legal Technology Association includes the article Meet the Algorithms: AI Is Joining Your Firm. We are proud to say that the author of this publication is our co-founder and CEO, Dr. Rosanna Garcia. ILTA publications focus on educational content and industry...
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A real data scientist reviews Bull’s ‘trial science’

I thought it would be fun to evaluate the reality of the trial science used in the TV show, Bull, airing on CBS. For those who don’t know Bull, it’s about a jury consultant company. Dr. Jason Bull is a psychologist that rules Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC) with a touch of arrogance and an uncanny ability to peer into people’s personality. Besides...
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How much can we actually predict using social media?

A recently published article called “Data mining for predictive social network analysis” caught our attention at Vijilent. First of all, because it analyzes Brazilian election results (two of our team members are from and currently living in Brazil). Secondly, it’s especially close to our hearts because it describes how to use social media to make...
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Dr. Rosanna Garcia's Advice Selected by The Woman’s Advantage

Dr. Rosanna Garcia Selected As a “Top-Idea Maven” by The Woman’s Advantage “Make your journey the reward” is today’s advice provided by Dr. Rosanna Garcia, CEO of Vijilent. Dr. Garcia is also the co-founder of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs at NC State University. The 2017 Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar selected Rosanna's advice...
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Trump may be just what Women in Business need

Trump good for women in business?? That is what Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest, an online investment platform for women, is saying and I happen to agree with her. Here’s the article she recently posted in LinkedIn. Krawcheck is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and is one of the most powerful women on Wall Street. So she might just be worth listening...
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An Airbnb Bait & Switch: a real turkey during Thanksgiving

Since my vacation home was vandalized by an Airbnb guest (see my blog of 4/25/15), trust online has been a huge interest of mine. So much so that I’m currently conducting an academic study on who trusts and when to trust with Airbnb users. (Let me know if you would like to participate!). Because of this research, I quickly notice when my trust is...
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My experience driving around in an Uber and pitching Vijilent

On Wednesday, I took a 15 minute Uber ride around Washington D.C. to pitch Vijilent. The UberPITCH was organized by The Refinery, Uber and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and put over 160 female entrepreneurs face-to-face with VC's (both female and male). UberPITCH was focused on women in tech. To qualify a company had to: Have at least...
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Top nine things to know about machine learning

Machine Learning is a powerful statistical tool to help predict the probability that a prospect is a good candidate for your product/service. Your firm already has the data it needs to conduct Machine Learning. Find who in your organization is responsible for managing data and nd out how you can work with it. There is a Machine Learning...
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Businesses can no longer ignore social media sentiment analysis

Sentiment analysis on social network data A few months ago, three hedge funds used artificial intelligence technology to predict the outcome of the UK vote on Brexit. And benefited greatly from it. The technologies and polling helped generate profits and minimized losses for the firms. Brevan Howard Asset Management used AI technology to measure...
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