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Big Data Week 2016

Remote DBA Experts Explain the Impact of Big Data on Database Management

Remote DBA Experts Explain the Impact of Big Data on Database Management by Sujain Thomas from Remotedba Data management has always been part of organizational management. However, with the advent of new data collection and retrieval technologies over the last two decades, the amount of data being generated is in greater volumes and much more diverse. Systems such as RDBMS which had dominated the landscape for decades are now falling by the wayside to give way to NewSQL and NoSQL among others. Data generation today is in virtually every aspect of life from banking, healthcare and education to social life. As an organization with an online presence, data management is no longer a competency but a differentiator that determines winners […] 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

Interview with Jonny Voon, Lead Technologist Innovate UK – IoT, Cyber Security and Blockchain

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Jonny shares his thoughts about the impact of big data in the IoT field, offering a sneak peek into his talk at Big Data in use Conference, where he will cover the challenges that our cities face when it comes to enabling and emerging new technologies. Why is it important for both private and public sector organisations to be more data driven nowadays? Data allows us to understand and rationalize decisions that might be seen as irrational. For example a city deciding to put a pedestrian crossing on a road that causes long traffic delays could use data to help understand the usage of the crossing and vehicle emissions […] Continue Reading

Interview with Roland Major, Enterprise Architect, TfL

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Roland shares his thoughts about the impact of big data in the public transport 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? The intensity of movement in London is expanding over time and TfL has to identify anomalies and react to them at ever increasing velocity, reducing reaction times in order to minimise the impact of disruption across transport modes. This ensures an optimization of services, increasing security and trustworthiness of our organisation, these being cornerstones of success in any business, as a matter of fact. What […] 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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“A Good Understanding of Human-Machine Interaction, a Key Component of a Business Technologist”– Interview with Wael Elrifai, Pentaho

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. Wael shares his thoughts about the impact of big data in the business landscape, also offering a sneak peek into his talk at the “Big Data in Use” Conference. Why is it important for businesses to be more data-driven nowadays? Everything still begins with the synthesis and analysis of data.  So let’s start by asking, “What kind of business challenges are data challenges?” The short and unsurprising answer is that they’re all data challenges. There may also be matters of operational change, business process, compliance, and so on – it still begins by knowing where you are, knowing the state of the world around you and sourcing the ever-richer set of data […] 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

5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Big Data Analytics

Guest post by Tonya Chestnut, Associate Director of Admissions at Florida Polytechnic University. The study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is taking the field of big data analytics to new heights. Students pursuing a degree in big data analytics study the process of analyzing large datasets to discover patterns, connections and other useful, pertinent information revealed by data. Companies are increasingly turning to data analytics to harness customer insights to produce better business decisions to drive growth. As a result, the big data analytics field is in high demand and showing no sign of slowing down. Here are the top five reasons students should pursue a degree in big data analytics. Reason 1: The Field is Flourishing Big data analytics […] Continue Reading