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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

Managing the Internet of Things – Interview with Matthias Schorer, VMware

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  In this article, Matthias Schorer, Leader Business Development Manager, IoT at VMware, shares his thoughts on the impact of big data in business, the AI revolution and how to manage the Internet of Things. There’s a lot of improvement to be expected from a city going smart and everything else the IoT entails. However, concerns may be raised that complete automation leaves systems vulnerable to cyber-attacks. What can you tell us about fail-safe methods and security measures that would earn the trust of the skeptical? It is a misconception that gathering information makes systems more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The gathering of data itself isn’t the problem, but the inherently unsafe IoT […] Continue Reading

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

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

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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“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