Big Data Week 2017

Machines can free humans to do more creative work – Interview with Dagmara Lacka, Boldmind

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  In this article, Dagmara Lacka, Boldmind Founder & CEO, shares her thoughts on the positive changes advancements in IoT and big data are bringing to the modern society and about Pepper robots.  What inspires you to innovate at Boldmind? I see advancements in IoT and big data bringing positive changes to the modern city, making it a better place to work in and live in. At Boldmind, we focus on how data generated by the city itself (buildings, transport and environmental sensors) can help improve the lives of citizens and helps businesses thrive.      How interactive is Pepper? What are the potential uses that Pepper unleashes? Pepper is learning all the […] Continue Reading

Why Teams Need Data Science Tools – Whitepaper

White Paper: Data Science Tools – What Are They, And Why Do Data Teams Need Them? Open The Door To Scalability & Efficiency To scale, data teams need staff, structure, efficiency, automation, and a deployment strategy; data science tools facilitate these requirements. But on top of scalability, providing tools for your data team allows them to: Easily manage ever-increasing volumes of data. Stay innovate in a competitive market. Move away from error-prone ad-hoc methodology. Easily reproduce processes and data projects. Leverage data analysts to augment data scientists’ work. Have proper data governance and permanence in place. Quickly deploy data projects into production. Download the Dataiku white paper to learn more about how a data science platform can take your data team to […] Continue Reading

Being Data Driven Is about Discovering New Specific Knowledge – Interview with Gerard Toonstra, Coolblue B.V.

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  In this article, Gerard Toonstra, Sr. Data Platform Engineer at Coolblue B.V., shares his thoughts on the adoption of big data technologies in retail and the challenges encountered when trying to leverage data. Some verticals have been quicker than others to adopt BI and analytics solutions. Why do you think that is and what industries or fields might bring the general public the most benefits through the accelerated adoption of big data technologies?  BI is all about the optimisation of business processes. These business processes are measured by recording and combining events that are generated within the business processes themselves, for example, the sale and scan of a product at […] Continue Reading

“I see data and AI changing the world” – Interview with Kim Nilsson, Pivigo

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  In this article, Kim Nilsson,  CEO Pivigo, shares her thoughts on the impact of big data in business and how you can get started with data science. The data scientist profession is currently very high in demand, and it will remain so, at least for the near future. How does one make the leap from Data Analyst to Data Scientist? That is incredibly difficult to answer, because both job titles are so unprecise! I know people I would classify as data scientists work in data analyst roles and vice versa. If we are talking about the transition from “traditional analytics and BI” to “data science” (as in predictive analytics […] Continue Reading

Why Big Data Plays a Crucial Role in the Future of Content Marketing

Guest post by Jessica Cyrus Big data and content marketing are two hot fields that bring a substantial range of benefits to every organization that deploys them. These domains have a solid thing in common, and that is data. Big data uses data to derive meaningful conclusions, and content marketing makes use of those findings to reach potential customers in a meaningful way. They complement each other. While big data gives content marketing the required insights to make if more effective, content marketing reciprocates by contributing to the data pool that big data needs to function. All in all, big data is crucial to content marketing and its future. We have been witnessing how big data is fueling innovation in […] Continue Reading

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 Hulme, CEO Satalia, shares his thoughts on the importance of becoming a data-driven business and embracing the AI wave. 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 opposed to suppliers demonstrating trust by having […] Continue Reading

Why Every Business Owner Must Be Familiar with Big Data

Guest post by Finnegan Pierson. The business world is changing, and big data is now the next big thing. Business owners have been using big data for analytics only, but now most of them have realized the potential of it and are using it for management purposes. However, some entrepreneurs are still apprehensive on whether they should incorporate big data or analytics into their business. Most of them are lagging behind because they lack some management skills in their businesses; these are planning, vision, communication, decisiveness, among others. Nevertheless, the big data revolution is only just beginning and, therefore, to progress, every business owner will eventually need it in their investment. The following salient points show the importance of big data […] Continue Reading

Don’t let hackers crash your success party

Guest post by Prince Kapoor No matter if you are managing a business or an application, solid security is not an option anymore. Businesses who consider security from the very start are able to make more reasonable decisions based on the sensitivity of the data involved. The type of data threats may change over the time, but the basics of data safety remain the same. This article will help you stop hackers from crashing your success party by providing some best practices when it comes to security. These best practices handle the vulnerabilities that could affect your business. Moreover, they will also deal with how you can decrease the risk they impose. So read on! Start with security: From employee personal data to […] Continue Reading

BDW London Conference 2017 Unveils a Wide Range of Topics on the Hottest Technology Trends

The Big Data Week festival is turning 6 years old this October. Always keeping London as main anchor city, and with partner cities all across the globe, from Barcelona through Kuala Lumpur, to Jakarta and São Paulo and back to Spain, in Madrid, the BDW worldwide festival is spreading knowledge, bringing together a community of big data experts and enthusiasts. Presented by Bigstep, the London BDW conference will take place on October 13th, hosted for the third year in a row by the etc.venues stylish and welcoming conference space, at 155 Bishopsgate, right in the heart of London. As it has grown over the previous editions, the London anchor city Conference event is now spinning a more elaborate yarn in […] Continue Reading

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