Author page: Richard Collins

My podcast with Brazil

My podcast with Brazil

Jamin Brazil interviewed me for a podcast recently at the IIeX Conference in Amsterdam. You can listen to the podcast below. Jamin’s Happy Market Research podcasts are well worth subscribing to. He is a prolific podcaster and has built up a bank of over 200 podcasts with various movers and shakers of the MR scene over the last 9 months. You can subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Android, Tunein, Google or via email – https://happymr.com/listen-🎧/

Askia Spring Webinar Series

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After the success of last year’s June Webinar series 2018 we launched our Spring Series of Webinars in May 2019. Over a few weeks we hosted a number of web sessions highlighting the latest and greatest from Askia and our partners. AskiaPortal & Design Online – Askia’s Jerome Sopocko & Stephen Bronnec unveiled the first modules in long awaited online version of Askia. Platform One – Ed Messent from Platform One walked through some of the latest features in the system: Connect (DIY surveys), Dialog (automated dashboards) & Spotlight (easy qual moderation…

Iris now supports Askia data and goes PAYG!

Iris now supports Askia data

Dashboard design platform Iris will support a new integrated Askia data source. The development teams at Askia and E-Tabs have put their collective heads together and are about to release the new external data source. The final pieces of work should be complete at the end of the next development sprint, so the release is imminent. Utilising the AskiaVista REST API, Iris users will be able to pull in variables from an Askiavista portfolio directly, alongside other sources of data into their dashboards. Richard Collins, Chief Customer Officer…

An interesting work day!

“Dad, what did you do at work today?”. “Well today I climbed a ladder on the very edge of a massive cliff above the sea and took pictures of a man dressed as Theresa May.” Why did you do that”? A very good question. A very good question indeed! In one of the more remarkable days of a 30 year career in market research, it was time for the Askia greetings card photo shoot. The card has been a tradition 10 years in the making. For those not…

Vertical Grids/Tables in Askia

People often ask why Askia is a better platform for online surveys than many of the free or very cheap packages out there in the market. The above question shows this nicely in my view. We want to make answering survey questions as easy as possible for the respondents, so here we have compressed a lot of questions into a single, mobile responsive screen, rather than 5 or 6 screens. In this example we have combined many different question types in a table or grid (drop downs, single…

Askia Gallery 2018

It’s been an exciting and extremely busy year for Askia in 2018. A few photos were taken along the way and some of them are too good not to share. Here are some of our favourites… This year we have been busy creating and launching the Iris dashboard design platform. So that meant a whole host of chances to team up (and dress up) with our friends at E-Tabs to present the solution to the industry.        Jerome kept the E-Tabs theme going this year, by…

Askia and Digital Taxonomy announce partnership

Askia and DigitalTaxonomy announce partnership

The partnership tightly embeds Codeit, the revolutionary free-text coding platform into the Askia data collection suite. 10thNovember, 2018 – London, UK – Digital Taxonomy, the disruptive provider of AI powered free-text coding and process automation software, and Askia, the leading provider of state-of-the-art software for surveys and analysis, announce their partnership which brings the power of Codeit to the Askia platform. Codeit is the new gold standard in free-text verbatim coding. By using a unique blend of text matching, NLP and Text Analysis, Machine Learning and expert human…

Why I joined Askia

It’s my first blog post for Askia and I thought a good initial piece would be to summarise the key reasons why I joined the team here. So in no particular order… Jérôme – I have known Jérôme Sopoçko for over 20 years and he is an incredible talent. One of the best developers & technical brains in the MR industry, he is universally well-respected & liked and one of the go-to people the industry turns to for thought leadership. So a chance to work alongside him has…