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Why Every Company Needs to Be a Data Company – Interview with Daniel Hulme, Satalia

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Daniel shares his thoughts about the impact of big data in the travel field, also offering a sneak peek into his talk at the “Big Data in Use” Conference. Witnessing the current rate of technological progress, we can’t help but feel that things should happen faster so that our lives can be further improved. What was the most unexpected request so far from a client and how did you solve it? Beyond solving our clients’ problems, some of our larger clients want to be associated with ‘cool’ startups to attract more talent and innovation into their eco-system. It’s a nice role-reversal whereby companies want to demonstrate trust wit their supplier, as […] Continue Reading

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“Get your data specialists into the limelight of your company” – Interview with Scott Krueger, skyscanner

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Scott shares his thoughts about the impact of big data in the travel field, also offering a sneak peek into his talk at the “Big Data in Use” Conference. Why is it important for businesses in your industry to be more data driven nowadays? Being data-driven can mean a lot of things. I think being data-driven means making better decisions that are based on fact, rather than feel. Almost every industry sector has the ability to collect and analyze data at a finer level of granularity than ever before. This accelerates product innovation and the delivery of goods to market (digital or physical). Those who don’t benefit from this cycle will fail […] Continue Reading

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“You Need to Fall in Love with Data” – Interview with Vojta Rocek, Trologic

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. Vojta shares his thoughts about the importance of changing  mentalities when it comes to data-driven businesses, and about a new culture of decision making. Why is it important for businesses in your industry to be more data driven nowadays? In today’s increasingly complex and dynamic business world, you can’t afford to make decisions based solely on intuition. You need to understand what works and how it works. You need to fall in love with your business data and instill this love to everyone in the company. What are the main challenges a company encounters when trying to leverage their data? People’s mentalities. Around 70 % of the staff usually […] Continue Reading

“Self-Service Data” Approach, the Future of Data Analysis – Interview with Arturo Canales, Telefónica

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Arturo talks about the challenges and the impact of big data in the telco industry, also offering a sneak peek into his talk at the “Big Data in Use” Conference | Big Data Week 2016. Why is it important for businesses in your industry to be more data driven nowadays? In telco, as almost in any other industry, data is becoming one of the most valuable assets for both companies and individuals. Making a wrong decision can mean a huge difference or impact. This is why decision makers need to be able to access any insight that can be derived by looking at the company data, and understand what is really going on, so they can really […] Continue Reading

“Big Data Innovation Happens at a Tremendous Pace and There Is No Prize for Second Place” – Interview with Harry Powell, Barclays

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Harry shares his thoughts on Fintech challenges, the impact of big data in the Finance field, also offering a sneak peek into his talk at  “Big Data in Use” Conference | Big Data Week 2016. Why is it important for businesses in your industry to be more data driven nowadays? Finance has always been data-rich and data-driven but the big data technologies have enabled us to use data to deliver an experience and product at a customer level whereas before data was only used to report aggregated information to managers. And if we don’t do it there is a legion of Fintech challengers looking to do it instead. […] Continue Reading

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Interview with Ben Lorica – Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media

This blog post is part of Big Data Week interviews, aimed at speakers in the Big Data Week conference and as well at influencers in the Big Data space. We asked our participants to answer a list of questions based on the main topics of the Big Data Week conference agenda. In this interview we chatted with Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist @OReillyMedia and Director of Content Strategy @strataconf. We wanted to get Ben’s view on one of the hop topics of our conference: the data scientist role, but as well his take on domains where Big Data innovation is happening and what 2016 will bring for the data market.

Big Data – 10 Significant Visualisation Developments

Guest Post : Andy Kirk from Visualising Data Andy will be on the panel for Big Data week community meetup on April 24th and as our guest he has allowed us to repost this amazing article he published in December I hope you enjoy and look forward to meeting him at the event. Back in July I published a collection of the 10 most significant visualisation developments from the first half of 2011. These were a very personal view of the most prominent, memorable, significant, progressive and appealing developments of the year so far. As we prepare to bid farewell to 2011 I am now looking back over the latter half of the year with a follow up collection of developments that […] Continue Reading

Interview with Charlie Ballard from TripAdvisor

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. Enjoy reading! Why is it important for businesses in your industry to be more data driven nowadays? Especially in the world of travel, where capital investments are high and yet consumers are fickle, it is vital to the survival of any firm to understand as possible everything they can about how demands are shifting across the globe. What are the main challenges a company encounters when trying to leverage their data? The primary challenges always remain: Accessibility: “Do I have the financial and technical resources necessary to get at the data?” Knowhow: “Do I have the experience and skill available to not only access the data, but […] Continue Reading

Interview with Carme Artigas from Synergic Partners

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. Enjoy reading! Why is it important for businesses to be more data driven nowadays? In the past, business decisions were made based on speculations and intuitions that lead to misleading results. Today, thanks to Data Science and Advanced Analytics we rely more on accurate data that makes the business decisions approach from being reactive to becoming predictive. This predictive approach leads to gaining new insights from your business and customers and it gives the possibility of adapting your product or service to what the customer requires making you stand out from your competitors. What are the main challenges a company encounters when trying to leverage their data? […] Continue Reading