January 10, 2019
BEIJING, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Gridsum Holding Inc. (“Gridsum” or the “Company”) (GSUM), a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and artificial intelligence (“AI”) solutions in China, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with NIKE, Inc. (“NIKE”) (NKE), the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities, with the addition of data analysis, consulting, and data modelling services.
NIKE’s Consumer Direct Sciences team, which is responsible for building and deepening an holistic view of NIKE’s consumers through data and analytics, will leverage Gridsum’s strong data analysis, modeling, and consulting services, derived from insights generated by the Company’s cutting edge Marketing Automation Suite, to further drive the value and efficiency of the data collected through NIKE’s Mainland China official website and official flagship store on Tmall.com. Gridsum’s cloud-based big-data analytics and AI capabilities will analyze NIKE’s consumer behavior across multiple marketing channels to strengthen its advertising strategy with highly-targeted marketing content, improve its portfolio of products and build sophisticated customer profiles.
Mr. Guosheng Qi, Chief Executive Officer of Gridsum, commented, “We are extremely excited to expand our working relationship with a globally respected brand such as NIKE. Leveraging our big data analysis, modeling, consulting and data visualization capabilities, we will help NIKE to better understand the behavior of their existing and potential customers and improve the consumer experience. I am confident that our extensive experience in natural language processing, data mining, machine learning and deep learning technologies will continue to create significant value for our clients by helping them to improve their digital marketing strategies and allowing them to make better business decisions.”
About NIKE, Inc.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, NIKE, Inc.’s earnings releases and other financial information are available on the Internet at http://investors.NIKE.com. Individuals can also visit http://news.NIKE.com and follow @NIKE.
Gridsum Holding Inc. (GSUM) is a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and AI solutions for multinational and domestic enterprises and government agencies in China. Gridsum’s core technology, the Gridsum Big Data Platform and the Gridsum Prophet: Enterprise AI Engine, is built on a distributed computing framework and performs real-time multi-dimensional correlation analysis of both structured and unstructured data. This enables Gridsum’s customers to identify complex relationships within their data and gain new insights that help them make better business decisions. The Company is named “Gridsum” to symbolize the combination of distributed computing (Grid) and analytics (sum). As a digital intelligence pioneer, the Company’s mission is to help enterprises and government organizations in China use data in new and powerful ways to make better informed decisions and be more productive.
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